Linux News for Jan 29, 2003
ZDNet UK: New Linux Desktop Aims for Government Role (Jan 29, 2003, 23:30)
"KDE's new desktop software is targeted at large businesses and
the public sector, which has been showing increasing interest in
Linux and open source..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: tomcat (Jan 29, 2003, 23:28)
"The developers of tomcat discovered several problems in tomcat
Bloor Research: Linux - Enterprise Ready? (Jan 29, 2003, 22:00)
Bloor Research has released a new whitepaper on their analysis
of Linux in the enterprise. The paper itself costs £350, but
the summary (linked within) contains some interesting
Siliconvalley.internet.com: Lindows Launches its 'Media Computer' (Jan 29, 2003, 20:30)
"The device includes DVD, CD, MP3 and VCD playback abilities and
is expected to compete with Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard's Media
Center XP, formerly known as 'Freestyle...'"
Grid Computing Planet: Schwab Gets Boost From [Linux] IBM Grid (Jan 29, 2003, 19:00)
"Charles Schwab says it has realized big productivity gains by
working with IBM on Grid computing solutions at Schwab's San
GovExec.com: Defense Sees Role for 'Open Source' Software (Jan 29, 2003, 18:00)
The Defense Department sees a role for 'open source' software as
well as proprietary software in its information technology systems,
according to a briefing conducted on Capitol Hill by a senior
Pentagon official earlier this month..."
CNET News: IBM: Linux is the 'Logical Successor' (Jan 29, 2003, 17:00)
"The day is approaching when Linux will likely replace IBM's
version of Unix, the company's top software executive said, an
indication that the upstart operating system's stature is rising
within Big Blue..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.21pre3-ac5 (Jan 29, 2003, 16:52)
Changelog, link within.
NewsForge: Red Hat 'End of Life' Decision Explained by Red Hat (Jan 29, 2003, 16:00)
Red Hat's Jeremy Hogan: "As open source has advanced, it's
become clear that this one size fits all productization of open
source technologes no longer addresses these markets
NewsFactor: The Apache of the Future (Jan 29, 2003, 14:30)
"Many of the standard modules used with Apache 1.3, such as PHP
and mod_perl, are still considered 'experimental' in the latest
version--and this is delaying adoption, according to Greg Stein,
chairman of the Apache Software Foundation..."
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.21-pre4 (Jan 29, 2003, 14:11)
Incremental changelog, links within.
GNOME.org: GNOME 2.2 Release Candidate 2 Released (Jan 29, 2003, 13:00)
According to the announcement within, this should be the last RC
before 2.2 final.
eWeek: Intel Wisely Embraces Open-Source Threat (Jan 29, 2003, 11:30)
"With Intel's midmonth announcement of a Linux version of its
VTune Performance Analyzer, the company facesâ€"and
even embracesâ€"the open-source threat to the Wintel
Washington Technology: Disruptive Technologies (Jan 29, 2003, 10:00)
"Two potentially disruptive technologies watched closely by
integrators today are open-source software and nanotechnology. Each
holds the promise of radically changing the landscape of
Wired: Not Your Father's Encyclopedia (Jan 29, 2003, 08:30)
"One of the Web's first open-source encyclopedias has reached a
milestone, just two years since its inception..."
Australian IT: Sun Left Out of Linux Meet (Jan 29, 2003, 05:30)
"A Federal government seminar next month on open source
platforms will feature Microsoft prominently despite its status as
chief tormentor of the Linux and open-source software
Release Digest: KDE, January 28, 2003 (Jan 29, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Konstruct 20030128 and KDE 3.1.
Release Digest: GNOME, January 28, 2003 (Jan 29, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: GSwitchIt 2.0.2, libgda 0.10.0, libgnomedb
0.10.0, mergeant 0.10.0, meld-0.6.4, seti_applet 2.1.1, File Roller
2.2.1, GnomeMeeting 0.96, and Sodipodi 0.29.
ZDNet Australia: Linux Australia Votes in First Female President (Jan 29, 2003, 04:00)
"Linux Australia's new president, Pia Smith says it's time for
Linux Australia to get serious. ZDNet Australia recently spoke with
her regarding Linux Australia's plans for 2003..."
Linux Orbit: Remote Gkrellm Over SSH Mini-HOWTO (Jan 29, 2003, 02:30)
"In this Mini-HOWTO I'll show you how to use X11 forwarding over
SSH to run a Gkrellm on your remote computer and have it display on
your local computer, securely! It's fairly simple, I'll give you
the quick and dirty [in the article within]..."
Linux.org.au: LCA2003--A Triumphal Wrap-Up (Jan 29, 2003, 01:00)
Linux.conf.au: "One person's experiences at
Linux Conference Australia 2003. I organised the educationaLinux
2003 MiniConf and helped out here and there with the main
conference, including taking over a gigabyte of photos. Here's what
it was like..."