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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 offering..."

  • 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 big deal..."

  • 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 Javitts Center.

  • 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 calculations..."

  • 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..."