Linux News for Jan 31, 2003
Release Digest: KDE, January 31, 2003 (Jan 31, 2003, 23:30)
Today's KDE apps: Urlgallery 0.1, KAlbumPhoto 0.1, KPreg 1.2.1,
KLocate2 0.23, KLocate2 0.23.2, KmusicdB 0.10.0, and KmusicdB ::
Release Digest: GNOME, January 31, 2003 (Jan 31, 2003, 23:30)
Today's GNOME apps: Balsa 2.0.6, gQueue 0.4, Guikachu 1.3.3,
Third release of PythonCAD, and Hardware Monitor applet v. 0.1.
Sydney Morning Herald: Available Now in a Browser Near You (Jan 31, 2003, 22:00)
"Workspot provides a Linux acount on the servers of the company
which goes by the same name. You use the desktop through a browser
and access it from anywhere in the world..."
PCWorld: MontaVista Linux Gains IM Features (Jan 31, 2003, 20:30)
"The Linux embedded operating system from MontaVista Software
has gained new instant messaging functionality, which is becoming
increasingly popular among users of consumer electronic devices
such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and set-top
Linux Magazine: KDE: The Korporate Desktop Environment (Jan 31, 2003, 19:00)
"If you want to switch your entire office--from server farm to
front desk--to open source, KDE's common desktop features can
bootstrap your effort..."
IBM, SuSE Notch Another Linux Win (Jan 31, 2003, 17:30)
"In another European Linux win for IBM and SuSE Linux AG, the
Kommunales Rechenzentrum Niederrhein (KRZN), a public sector data
center serving more than 60 counties in the northwestern section of
Germany, has chosen to run Linux on IBM zSeries mainframes..."
Red Hat Linux: kerberos (Jan 31, 2003, 15:53)
"A problem has been found in the Kerberos ftp client. When
retrieving a file with a filename beginning with a pipe character,
the ftp client will pass the filename to the command shell in a
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.21pre4-ac1 (Jan 31, 2003, 15:37)
Changelog, link within.
CNET News: Germany-funded Linux Software Arriving (Jan 31, 2003, 14:30)
"KDE, one of the major interfaces designed to make Linux slick
looking and easier to use, has been upgraded, an effort that
includes the first results of work funded by the German
NewsForge: Predicting the Weather with Linux at the National Weather Service (Jan 31, 2003, 13:00)
"With the increasing popularity and reliability of open source
software, more and more government institutions are looking to
Linux to help reduce their computing costs. But can Linux really
live up to all the hype? The National Weather Service (NWS) thinks
Daily Pennsylvanian: SEAS Aids U.S. Security Efforts (Jan 31, 2003, 12:00)
"Homeland security research is now extending beyond U.S.
government offices and developing in the halls of [Penn's] School
of Engineering and Applied Science..."
LinuxWorld.au: Red Hat CTO Weighs on MS vs. Linux in the Data Centre (Jan 31, 2003, 11:00)
"Recently, Peter Houston, director of server strategy for
Microsoft, sized up the future of enterprise data centres as a 'two
horse race' between Microsoft and Linux, with Unix being more of an
afterthought as a strategic platform..."
The Guardian: Open Season (Jan 31, 2003, 10:00)
"Glyn Moody says that Microsoft may rule desktop PCs today, but
a serious rival is now on its way..."
InfoWorld: Valuing Diversity (Jan 31, 2003, 08:30)
"It's the week after LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, and
perhaps you are finding yourself seriously considering a Linux
solution. But will it strain your IT staff? Will adding Linux to
the datacenter bring unneeded complexity to your
FOSDEM.org: New FOSDEM Interviews Posted (Jan 31, 2003, 07:00)
Links to interviews with Jon "maddog" Hall, Owen Taylor, and
Release Digest: KDE, January 30, 2003 (Jan 31, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: PwG 0.1alpha1, imgSeek 0.6.3, Kig 0.3.1,
KMuddy 0.4, Kisdnmonitor 0.2, KVocabulary 0.2.7, and KImg2mpg
Release Digest: GNOME, January 30, 2003 (Jan 31, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: gdome2-0.7.3, GtkGLExt 0.7.0, gtkglextmm
0.7.0, and gcalctool v4.2.43.
Release Digest: Distributions, January 30, 2003 (Jan 31, 2003, 05:00)
Today's distribution: Topologilinux version 184.108.40.206.
Tom's Hardware: A Cold Wind Blows Hot at LinuxWorld New York (Jan 31, 2003, 04:00)
"AMD, Sharp, IBM, and Motorola show what developers can do with
handheld multimedia electronics on a Linux platform. AMD's CEO
Hector Ruiz states his case to convince Linux developers to think
of AMD as a friendly giant. Microsoft even showed up, too. This
year's LinuxWorld felt more like a CODA to Comdex, than a forum for
LinuxHardware.org: Vector Linux 2.5 SOHO Edition Review (Jan 31, 2003, 03:00)
"A little background on Vector Linux for those readers who
aren't familiar with it already. Their goal is simple; deliver a
small and speedy, yet fully functional, Linux distribution that
will work on most any hardware..."
eWeek: A Mac Angle on Linux (Jan 31, 2003, 02:00)
"It bore out a lot of what I've been hearing from fans of both
platforms: These are communities that can work and play well
together on the desktop..."
ADTmag.com: DB2 for Linux Clustering Scales to 1,000 Nodes (Jan 31, 2003, 01:00)
"IBM this week used the LinuxWorld stage to unveil a new
implementation of its mainstay relational database -- DB2 for Linux
Clustering. The new DB2 implementation can scale from two to 1,000
nodes, IBM officials said..."
ZDNet Australia: PHP Creator: Rasmus Lerdorf (Jan 31, 2003, 00:00)
Builder Australia recently caught up with PHP innovator Rasmus
Lerdorf, to find out about the success of PHP, the open source
movement around the world, other scripting languages and what we
can expect to see in the next generation of the dynamic scripting