Linux News for Jun 27, 2003
New Zealand Herald: Praise the PC God and Linux Open-Source Apostles, I'm a Believer (Jun 27, 2003, 23:30)
"Three days ago I accepted Linux into my life and while I'm not
yet a convert, the experience has shaken my faith in Windows. It's
hard to reconcile because for nearly 20 years I've mostly stayed on
the one true Windows path..."
Nature: Openness Makes Software Better Sooner (Jun 27, 2003, 22:00)
"Computer software develops more effectively when its code is
freely accessible to all, UK researchers have calculated..."
iTWeb: KZN Schools Get Cut-Rate Internet (Jun 27, 2003, 20:30)
"New Cape Town company Wizzy Digital Courier has devised a way
to bypass many of the costs of setting up and running a school
computer LAN by using old equipment, the Linux operating system and
Telkom's R7 Callmore package..."
CanadianBusiness.com: Stuff That Works (Jun 27, 2003, 19:00)
The three things they like: Wi-Fi, Internet Telephony, and Open
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.21-ac4 (Jun 27, 2003, 18:56)
Changelog, link within.
Mandrake Linux Advisories: ypserv, xpdf (Jun 27, 2003, 18:55)
Two security advisories from MandrakeSoft.
KDE.News: The Killer Kontact (Jun 27, 2003, 17:30)
"After her review of JuK, Savanna is back with a unique
perspective on the importance of Kontact to KDE's success. Read on
for an entertaining write up of this up and coming app..."
IBM News: IBM Bets 2.9 Billion on Linux for Semiconductor Manufacture (Jun 27, 2003, 16:00)
"So when IBM invested 2.9 Billion in the worlds most advanced
semiconductor manufacturing facility, it's telling that they
automated the facility using Linux..."
VNUNet: Interview: SCO Chief Darl McBride Part 3 (Jun 27, 2003, 14:30)
"The final part of our interview discusses SCO's future plans
for Linux, its chances of winning the $3bn lawsuit and life after
the case is closed..."
NetworkWorldFusion: Enterprise Linux Server Distributions (Jun 27, 2003, 13:00)
"We selected Red Hat's Enterprise Linux as the Network World
Blue Ribbon winner in this test because while the systems were
somewhat comparable in terms of performance and management wares,
Red Hat offers more hardware support, is easier to configure and
offers more security options..."
NewsForge: Selling Linux Keeps Getting Easier (Jun 27, 2003, 11:30)
"Now she's the U.S. general manager for Trustix. Teresa
[Spangler] says Linux is an easier corporate 'sell' today than ever
before, and is likely to be an even easier one in the
ZDNet Australia: Linux/Unix Viruses Demand Special Attention (Jun 27, 2003, 10:00)
"I'm not sure why they became so complacent in their analysis of
these threats, particularly since the first major worm, launched in
1988 by Robert Morris, was released on Unix systems that used the
well-known Sendmail messaging program..."
Computerworld.NZ: Govis Puts Microsoft in Open Source Lion's Den (Jun 27, 2003, 08:30)
"In line with the emerging awareness of open source software in
governments worldwide, the governmental information systems forum
plans a one-day seminar on the subject..."
The Star/Tech Central: Beijing to Promote Linux (Jun 27, 2003, 07:00)
"The Beijing city government will increase its use of the open
source Linux operating system (OS) in preparation for several major
IT contracts in the second half of 2003, a government official
Linux Journal: The Trinidad and Tobago Linux Users Group and the FLOS Caribbean Conference (Jun 27, 2003, 05:30)
"A conversation with one of the conference's organizers about
the state of free and open source..."
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.22-pre2 (Jun 27, 2003, 05:25)
Incremental changelog, links within.
Release Digest: GNU, June 26, 2003 (Jun 27, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNU apps: gawk 3.1.3 (beta), hp2xx-3.4.4, and Radius
Release Digest: GNOME, June 26, 2003 (Jun 27, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Peacock 0.6, Anjuta 1.1.97, gCAD3D V.0.70,
icon-slicer 0.3, GDM 188.8.131.52 (unstable), and Fisterra Open Source
ComputerWeekly: HP to Offer High-Performance, Out-of-the-Box Linux Clusters (Jun 27, 2003, 04:00)
"Hewlett-Packard is preparing a line of turn-key high
performance Linux cluster products for release at the LinuxWorld
Conference and Expo in San Francisco this August..."
Australia IT: Labor Heads to the Open Source (Jun 27, 2003, 02:30)
"The New South Wales Labor Party will be urged to adopt a policy
platform on the use of open source software, in a motion to the
ALP's State Conference by the Labor Council..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Dell Details New Linux-on-Itanium 2 Server (Jun 27, 2003, 01:00)
"Dell... announced today a new PowerEdge server that supports
Linux and targets high-end computing requirements like advanced
graphical rendering in movie special effects, financial modeling
and genomic research..."
LinuxPR: European Public Sector Switches on to Open Standards
(Jun 27, 2003, 00:00)
"Government agencies opt for open source as IBM announces a
range of new deals..." Press release with a big list of European
government open source projects within.