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Linux News for Jul 10, 2003

  • ONLamp: The State of Open Source (Jul 10, 2003, 23:00)
    OScon: "Luminaries from the open source communities of Perl, Python, PHP, MySQL, Apache, and Linux each spoke for just under a half hour to present their take on the current state of their technology and where it is headed..."

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.75 (Jul 10, 2003, 22:44)
    "Ok. This is it. We (Andrew and me) are going to start a "pre-2.6" series, where getting patches in is going to be a lot harder. This is the last 2.5.x kernel, so take note." Changelog and links within.

  • eWeek: SCO vs. Linux: Show Me the Money (Jul 10, 2003, 22:00)
    OScon: "In a late afternoon panel discussion titled 'The IP Wars: SCO Versus Linux,' moderator Chris DiBona, vice president and founder of Damage Studios, said the topic essentially involves a 'SCO versus everybody else talk...'"

  • Wired: Linux Reconstructing Tree of Life (Jul 10, 2003, 21:00)
    "Scientists are now using [Linux cluster] Demeter to create 'The Tree of Life,' a collaborative project involving biologists from around the world..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Previewing Summer LinuxWorld (Jul 10, 2003, 20:00)
    "With only a month to go, preparations for LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco are still on-going, as Expo organizers are still processing vendors and seminars from start-up and major Linux-using customers. Dee-Ann LeBlanc interuppted their work for a few moments to get a preview of what this summer's show will be like..."

  • The Register: 3Dlabs Brings Wildcat III, 4 Cards to Linux (Jul 10, 2003, 19:00)
    "3Dlabs has posted Linux drivers for its Wildcat 4 and Wildcat III graphics cards, the company said today..."

  • internetnews.com: Open Source Takes on Exchange (Jul 10, 2003, 18:00)
    "OpenOffice.org gained a sister organization and Microsoft gained another open source competitor Thursday with the coming out party for OpenGroupware.org, an open source project developing groupware server software which competes with Microsoft's Exchange Server..."

  • CNETAsia: SCO Head Denies Plan to Meet Japan Linux Group (Jul 10, 2003, 17:00)
    Meanwhile, over in Tokyo... "[SCO Group CEO Darl McBride] denied reports that he had come to Japan specifically to meet members of the newly-formed Consumer Electronics Linux Forum..."

  • NewsForge: Ransom Love's Linuxworld 2000 Keynote Speech (Jul 10, 2003, 16:00)
    "In the question and answer session at the end of the keynote, 44 minutes into the recording, Love was asked about the possible conflict over Monterey and Linux IA-64..."

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: Torvalds Talks 2.6.0 and SCO (Jul 10, 2003, 14:30)
    "The main advantage of moving to OSDL is that I don't have to feel guilty when I'm spending [an] inordinate amount of time on Linux..."

  • The Independent: 'The Overall Feeling I Got from Linux as a Simple Desktop User was One of Freedom' (Jul 10, 2003, 13:00)
    Charles Arthur continues his examination of Linux, with some help from the community: "They also passed along many useful suggestions, which I'll round up here next week. In the meantime, though, as I've started the tale with woe, I thought I'd finish with triumph..."

  • Linux Journal: Linux Access in State and Local Government, Part IV (Jul 10, 2003, 11:30)
    "Behind the scenes of the open-source bills: smoke-filled rooms, naive optimism and on and off the record..."

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: Vendor Lock-In, Part 1 (Jul 10, 2003, 10:00)
    "In part one of a three-part series, SearchEnterpriseLinux.com experts explain what vendor lock-in is, describe how vendors lock in customers and discuss whether every proprietary product leads to lock-in..."

  • Information Security: Hitting the Sweet Spot (Jul 10, 2003, 08:30)
    "Cool new technologies are pushing honeypots closer to prime time. Honeypot guru Lance Spitzner gives us an advance look..."

  • Computerworld.NZ: Massey Christens Helix Supercomputer (Jul 10, 2003, 07:00)
    "That New Zealand got a supercomputer up and running in November, just weeks after the parts arrived in New Zealand, is testimony to the number eight wire mentality..."

  • Mandrake.Tips: Learning GNU/Linux (Jul 10, 2003, 05:30)
    "For those new to GNU/Linux and Free/Libre Open Source Software (OSS or FLOSS) and the associated communities, some explanations may be in order..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, July 7, 2003 (Jul 10, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: KLogWatch 1.5, KBear 3.0alpha1, krename 2.8.0, KDocWriter 0.2, Space Hulk 1.4.3, Karamba Replica 0.21, Kaffeine 0.3.2, and Filelight 0.5.

  • Release Digest: GNU, July 9, 2003 (Jul 10, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNU app: Gawk 3.1.3.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, July 9, 2003 (Jul 10, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME app: GNOME War Pad 0.2.8.

  • MachineoftheMonth.org: More Advanced Video Effects (Jul 10, 2003, 04:00)
    "I'll talk a little about the toolkits that I use as a base and then discuss how they get incorporated into the scripts that must created in order to actually use them..."

  • UnixReview: Instant Messaging Clients (Jul 10, 2003, 02:30)
    "Instant messaging (IM) is no longer strictly the playground of teenagers or friends and family looking to keep in touch across the networked world. It is rapidly becoming a serious tool for business as well..."

  • Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.22-pre4 (Jul 10, 2003, 01:01)
    Incremental changelog, links within.

  • ONLamp: The State of Just About Everything at OScon (Jul 10, 2003, 01:00)
    OScon: "The second day of the 2003 O'Reilly Open Source Convention featured a couple dozen tutorials and no less than six keynotes on the progress of major free software projects: Perl, Python, PHP, MySQL, Apache, and Linux..."

  • Forbes: Tech Spending's Probable Benefactors (Jul 10, 2003, 00:00)
    "Goldman Sachs' technology spending survey, released today, says that IT spending will accelerate in the second half of 2003 and that IT budgets will finally expand in 2004, by 3.5%..." And some Linux vendors will get a piece of this expanding pie.