Linux News for Jun 25, 2003
OfB.biz: Mandrake Goes For High Performance Clustering (Jun 25, 2003, 23:30)
"An interesting highlight of the announcement notes that the
IA-32 version (known as the 'Pentium version') includes Intel's own
GNU/Linux compiler intended for the Xeon processor to enhance
Computerworld: On the Mark: Open-Source Management Is Achilles' Heel ... (Jun 25, 2003, 22:00)
"...for large-scale programming projects. That would be the
opinion you'd expect to hear from the proprietary gang in Redmond,
Wash., not from open-source advocates and board stewards of
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.21-ac3 (Jun 25, 2003, 20:33)
Changelog, link within.
ZDNet UK: Welsh Spurn Windows to Create Own Linux (Jun 25, 2003, 20:30)
Linux User Expo: "Wales-based computer users,
tired of waiting for a Welsh-language version of Windows, are doing
it themselves with open-source KDE desktop software..."
The Register: So Why Has Linux Failed to Live Up to Expectations? (Jun 25, 2003, 19:00)
Linux User Expo: "So why has Linux failed to
live up to the expectations of so many industry insiders, including
Jacques Le Marois, co-founder of French Linux company
ZDNet UK: MP: How Open Source Can Conquer Government (Jun 25, 2003, 18:00)
Linux User Expo: "Public sector culture is a
major barrier for software alternatives, but it is up to
open-source companies to make sure their products are considered,
argues John Pugh MP..."
boston.internet.com: UnitedLinux Intros ISV Partner Program (Jun 25, 2003, 17:00)
"The UnitedLinux consortium Wednesday took the wraps off an ISV
partner program intended to help software vendors test and certify
their applications on the UnitedLinux platform..."
ZDNet: SCO Smear Campaign Can't Defeat GNU Community (Jun 25, 2003, 16:00)
Richard Stallman weighs in on the SCO hootenanny: "SCO's
contract dispute with IBM has been accompanied by a smear campaign
against the whole GNU/Linux system. But SCO made an obvious mistake
when it erroneously quoted me as saying that 'Linux is a copy of
Red Hat Linux Advisories: ypserv, XFree86 (Jun 25, 2003, 15:54)
Two security advisories from Red Hat, Inc.
Computing: Interview: SCO Chief Darl McBride Part 1 (Jun 25, 2003, 14:30)
SCO prepares to go for the long haul and audit IBM AIX customers
during the discovery phase of the lawsuit.
Linux Journal: Doing It All with OpenSSH, Part 2 (Jun 25, 2003, 13:00)
"Welcome back to the Sysadmin's Corner and the continuing saga
of secure communications, SSH-style..."
NewsFactor: In Search of the Ultimate Linux-Server Programming Language (Jun 25, 2003, 11:30)
"The safe bet in programming languages for Linux servers is, of
course, Java. For those whose main concern is the secure
transmission of code, it cannot be beat..."
ExtremeTech: Mom Meets Linux - A Lindows 4.0 Review (Jun 25, 2003, 10:00)
"Version 4.0 of the popular desktop distro adds new features for
newbies and gets easier to use. It even passed our Mom test..."
Linux Power for Quantum Grid (Jun 25, 2003, 08:30)
"The University of Queensland's Centre for Computational
Molecular Science will build a grid computing cluster running Linux
to study areas as diverse as hypersonic flight, quantum computing
and life sciences..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: The Wrong Choice: VPN Outsourcer Stumbles with Proprietary Tool (Jun 25, 2003, 07:00)
"Talk about a worst-case, wrong-choice scenario: The vendor of
an IT services company's mission-critical software is acquired, and
support gets lost in the shuffle. Then the acquiring vendor goes
Washington Post: DVD-Piracy Paranoia Proves Counterproductive (Jun 25, 2003, 05:30)
"Its author, a Norwegian teenager named Jon Lech Johansen, said
he wrote DeCSS because he wanted to be able to watch DVDs on his
Linux computer and no authorized playback software was
Release Digest: KDE, June 24, 2003 (Jun 25, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Kaffeine 0.3.1, Qt 3.2.0b2, KnokiiSync 0.2.3,
KJpeg2Avi 0.1.1a, and LabPlot 1.1.
Release Digest: GNOME, June 24, 2003 (Jun 25, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: GnomeMeeting 0.98, Rubik 1.14, Gnome VFS
Iriver module 0.2.0, and galculator 1.1.1.
Two Opinions on SCO, IBM, Code, and IP (Jun 25, 2003, 04:00)
CyberSource has an interesting grid that breaks down many of the
possible outcomes of the SCO v. IBM dispute. Meanwhile, over on
CNET, another pundit suggests that the open source community get
its IP act together, though more politely than other recent
SearchEnterpriseLinux: IBM Pushes Game as Learning Tool for Linux Admins (Jun 25, 2003, 02:30)
"Taking its cue from purveyors of educational games for
children, IBM Corp. is making games for IT pros. More than 215,000
copies of IBM AlphaWorks' first game, Robocode, have been
ComputerWeekly: IBM Rolls Out Speedier Linux Directory (Jun 25, 2003, 01:00)
"IBM has shipped an updated version of its Linux-compatible
Directory Server running for its eServer i- and p-Series systems
which contains improved security, advanced replication features and
web services support..."