Linux News for Apr 11, 2003
Release Digest: KDE, April 11, 2003 (Apr 11, 2003, 23:30)
Today's KDE apps: KSimus :: Floating Point 0.3.6, KSimus ::
DataRecorder 0.3.6, KSimus :: Boolean 0.3.6, KSimus 0.3.6, krename
2.6.0rc2, and KPlayer 0.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, April 11, 2003 (Apr 11, 2003, 23:30)
Today's GNOME apps: PangoPDF 188.8.131.52; GHex 2.0.1, 2.2.1, and
2.3.0; and Grubconf 0.4.
Computerworld.NZ: Kachingo Winner was Linux (Apr 11, 2003, 22:00)
"The Kachingo customer rewards system may have been a failure in
New Zealand, but the system it ran on, Linux RedHat [sic]
6.2, has been hailed as a roaring success..."
CRN: IBM Software Chief Defends WebSphere Against JBoss (Apr 11, 2003, 21:00)
"IBM's top software executive said Thursday that the position of
IBM WebSphere as one of the leading Java application servers in the
market is in no way threatened by open-source application servers
such as JBoss..."
PR: Opera Releases Opera 7.10 for Linux Beta (Apr 11, 2003, 20:00)
Opera has simulanteously released the Opera 7.10 for Windows and
a new 7.10 beta for Linux, merging the features of the browser for
both platforms. The Norwegian software firm has also loaded a great
many new features into the Linux version--some unique to any
browser app. Press release within.
Computerworld: Linux Moving Into the Household Moving Business (Apr 11, 2003, 19:00)
"The software development division of household moving company
All-American Moving Group LLC is building a SuSE Linux-based moving
and storage application that it will sell later this year to bring
open-source choices to the industry..."
CNET News: MySQL Boasts Might Against Big Players (Apr 11, 2003, 17:30)
"MySQL kicked off its first-ever users conference by releasing
the source code of its upcoming MySQL 5.0 product and touting its
reputation as the little database company that could..."
internetnews.com: Sun Steps Up Linux (Lightly) (Apr 11, 2003, 16:00)
"Sun's Linux strategy 'is a story of fits and starts, stops and
turns that don't seem to play coherently with users that I talk
to,' said George Weiss, a Gartner analyst who covers Linux
Mandrake: Mandrake Linux 9.1 (Bamboo) for PPC is Available (Apr 11, 2003, 15:00)
"This new release provides all Mandrake 9.1 features, including
Apache 2, 'Zeroconf' network support and WiFi support..."
OpenOffice.org: OpenOffice.org 1.0.3 Released (Apr 11, 2003, 14:00)
A maintenance release of OpenOffice.org has been announced.
Details, links within.
Business 2.0: Hacking the Xbox (Apr 11, 2003, 13:00)
"What open-source enthusiasts can teach Microsoft about
unlocking its full digital potential..."
Linux Journal: LinuxWorld Ireland 2003 (Apr 11, 2003, 11:00)
"A mixed bag of messages at Ireland's premier Linux conference"
in this report from LJ correspondent Paul Barry.
Help Net Security: A Quick Way to Secure a Linux System (Apr 11, 2003, 08:00)
"The first step in securing your system is to determine what the
function of that system is going to be..."
Release Digest: GNOME, April 10, 2003 (Apr 11, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Background Buddy v1.1, totem 0.95.1, XML
Security Library 1.0.0rc1, GNOME Development Series Snapshot 2.3.0,
and Gnomesu 0.3.1.
developerWorks: Metaclass Programming in Python (Apr 11, 2003, 04:00)
"Most readers are already familiar with the concepts of
object-oriented programming: inheritance, encapsulation,
polymorphism. But the creation of objects of a given class, with
certain parents, is usually thought of as a 'just so' operation. It
turns out that a number of new programming constructs become either
easier, or possible at all, when you can customize the process of
KernelTrap: Interactivity Improvements Backported (Apr 11, 2003, 02:30)
"By popular request, Con Kolivas has backported Ingo Molnar's
earlier interactivity improvements to the 2.4.20 stable
LinuxHardware.org: E7505 Boards Linux Reviewed (Apr 11, 2003, 01:00)
"Not too far back, we took a look at our first Intel E7505
motherboard in the form of Iwill's DP533. Now it's time to examine
a few other contenders in the race for Intel workstation supremacy.
In this article we will throw the MSI E7505 Master-LS2 and the
Supermicro X5DA8 into the mix..."