Linux News for Jan 23, 2003
eWeek: New Fonts to Improve GNOME's Looks (Jan 23, 2003, 23:30)
"The GNOME Foundation and Bitstream Inc., a developer of font
technology, on Wednesday will announce here at LinuxWorld that ten
serif, sans serif and monospaced fonts will be released under a
special open-source license, once they have been adapted to meet
the requirements for technical use..."
ZDNet: Microsoft Shows Linux Some Respect (Jan 23, 2003, 22:00)
LinuxWorld Expo: A pre-show interview with
Microsoft's Peter Houston.
ServerWatch: New Apache Release Marks Emphasis on Simpler Upgrades (Jan 23, 2003, 21:00)
"The Apache HTTP Server Project has announced Apache 2.0.44, the
seventh public release of Apache 2.0..."
PC World: Ximian Prepares Link to Sun ONE Platform (Jan 23, 2003, 20:00)
LinuxWorld Expo: "Evolution, a Ximian
open-source groupware product for PCs running the Linux and Unix
operating systems, is being more tightly integrated with Sun
Microsystems' Sun ONE messaging and collaboration servers..."
Red Hat: Think Less Linux, More Architecture (Jan 23, 2003, 19:00)
LinuxWorld Expo: "The chief technology officer
of the largest distributor of the Linux open source operating
system urged developers to curb their enthusiasm about Linux's
surge in popularity in enterprise systems..."
LPI To Deliver UnitedLinux Tests, Certification (Jan 23, 2003, 18:00)
LinuxWorld Expo: "At LinuxWorld, the four
members of UnitedLinux officially unveiled plans to work with the
Linux Professional Institute (LPI) on a certification program for
the UnitedLinux distribution..."
AMD: 'We Play Well with Linux' (Jan 23, 2003, 17:00)
LinuxWorld Expo: "AMD Wednesday hammered Linux
developers with its message of compatibility between its processors
and the open source computer language..."
Dell Jumps on the Linux Cluster Bandwagon (Jan 23, 2003, 16:00)
LinuxWorld Expo: "Eager to show its support for
the open-source community, Dell Computer on Wednesday announced it
has added high-performance computing cluster (HPCC) capabilites to
its PowerEdge 1655MC blade servers--the company's first blades that
support the Linux environment..."
ServerWatch: SCO Releases Server Suite for Linux (Jan 23, 2003, 15:00)
LinuxWorld Expo: "The SCO Group Tuesday at
LinuxWorld unveiled SCOoffice Server, a back-office software suite
aimed at small to midsize enterprises. SCO Linux 4.0, SCOoffice
Mail Server 2.0, and SCOoffice Base Server comprise the
Are Linux Users Infringing on SCO's Property? (Jan 23, 2003, 15:00)
"A move by software company SCO Group that hints at possible
legal action against companies that use Linux (or may have
incorporated some of it into their products) has grabbed the
attention of IT execs who thought they were using freely available
open source software... But at least one Linux expert says it's no
Editor's Note: Tales from the Expo (Jan 23, 2003, 14:00)
LinuxWorld Expo: A journal piece on the
editor's first day at LWE NY, which included judging booths,
meeting interesting people, and walking 5.8 miles around the
eWeek: Linux Brings In $1 Billion in Revenue for IBM (Jan 23, 2003, 14:00)
LinuxWorld Expo: "IBM executives are preparing
to announce at the LinuxWorld trade show here that the company
received more than $1 billion in revenue from sales of Linux-based
software, hardware and services in 2002..."
Computerworld Australia: PostgreSQL affiliates .ORG domain (Jan 23, 2003, 13:00)
"PostgreSQL developers and advocates notched up a significant
win for the open source database following the successful
transition this month of the .ORG domain registry to the
object-relational management system..."
Linux Orbit: GNU/Linux Media Player Round-up (Jan 23, 2003, 11:30)
"I decided to write this round-up after having just finished
reading yet another Linux vs. Windows article. One of the common
themes these kind of reviews seem to discuss is the lack of decent
Windows Media Player replacements available on Linux..."
CNET News: Linux Server Maker Nabs J.P. Morgan Deal (Jan 23, 2003, 10:00)
LinuxWorld Expo: "Egenera, a pioneer of
high-end Linux servers costing hundreds of thousands of dollars
apiece, plans to announce Wednesday that J.P. Morgan Chase has
bought several of its servers for supercomputing
Siliconvalley.internet.com: AMD Tunes Scyld Beowulf for Linux Clusters (Jan 23, 2003, 08:30)
"Continuing its drive into specialized markets, Advanced Micro
Devices Tuesday is working with some Linux clustering firms for its
upcoming AMD Opteron processors..."
LinuxPR: Linux Summit Targets IT Decision Makers
(Jan 23, 2003, 07:00)
"A two-day conference in Finland aims to convince IT managers of
the commercial advantages of using GNU/Linux and Open Source, by
presenting real-life examples..."
LinuxPR: Qli Linux Computers Now Offering "Pre-Modded" Linux Computers
(Jan 23, 2003, 05:30)
"Qli Linux Computers is announcing their newest product, dubbed
"Pre-Modded" Linux Computers..."
Release Digest: KDE, January 22, 2003 (Jan 23, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: KFli4L 1.2_1.2, imgSeek 0.6, Krio500 0.1, KDE
Pocket PC Contacts Import 0.7, KGamma 1.0.0, LongPlayer 0.98.2, KDE
2D Workbench 0.1, and Ecamegapedal 0.4.0.
Release Digest: GNOME, January 22, 2003 (Jan 23, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME app: DiaSCE 1.3.
SuSE Linux Advisory: cvs (Jan 23, 2003, 03:06)
"Stefan Esser of e-matters reported a 'double free' bug in CVS
server code for handling directory requests..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: kdeadmin, kdelibs, kdegraphics (Jan 23, 2003, 03:03)
Three security advisories from the Debian Project.
Wired: Model Linux Geek an MS User Too? (Jan 23, 2003, 02:30)
LinuxWorld Expo: A tale of what happens when
ads are open-sourced.
LinuxWorld: Meet the Perens Part 2 (Jan 23, 2003, 01:00)
"Bruce Perens, former Linux/Open-Source strategist for HP,
advises Joe Barr about hot-headed journalism tactics and sounds off
on Bitkeeper, pre-loaded Linux PCs and the ever-fervent Windows vs.
Linux TCO debate..."