Linux News for Jul 30, 2003
USA Today: SCO Irks Just About Everyone in Tech--Except Microsoft (Jul 30, 2003, 23:00)
"[SCO] has made nearly everyone in tech, and nearly every
corporation that buys technology, spitting-nails mad at it. I say
nearly everyone because Microsoft likes SCO the way the U.S. liked
Saddam back when Iraq was at war with Iran..."
Linux Journal: Trade Practices Act Is Basis for Australian Complaint Against SCO (Jul 30, 2003, 22:00)
"Is SCO breaking the law? Con Zymaris explains the Open Source
Victoria complaint in Australia and offers advice for reporting SCO
to the correct regulatory agency in your country..."
iTweb: Sapila Launches Open Source OfficeWare (Jul 30, 2003, 21:00)
"Local company Sapila will next week launch its first open
source office productivity suite, OfficeWare. The company describes
it as the first open source office program to be developed by a
siliconvalley.internet.com: Sun, JBoss Inch Towards 'SCSL' Settlement (Jul 30, 2003, 20:00)
"A longstanding licensing debate between Sun Microsystems and
open source firm JBoss Group is soon coming to an end, according to
the man helping drive the negotiations..."
eWeek: Sun: A Better Linux? (Jul 30, 2003, 20:00)
"Still, McNealy has a strong desire to keep Linux away from the
server realm of Solaris. Last fall, he was pitching Linux on
white-box PCs as a low-cost client--a sort of successor to the
network computer of a few years ago..."
Raleigh News & Observer: Opening Doors to a Linux World (Jul 30, 2003, 19:00)
"Maria C. Winslow... started her Raleigh business, Open Source
Migrations... last year when she saw that open-source software...
had matured to the point that it could offer a viable, money-saving
option to cash-strapped organizations and businesses..."
internetnews.com: IBM Revs its LinuxWorld Engine (Jul 30, 2003, 18:00)
"...IBM decided to get next week's LinuxWorld announcements
going early Wednesday, unveiling new hardware and software that
showcase the open-source operating system..."
Computerworld: Rogue Linux Installs on the Rise (Jul 30, 2003, 17:00)
"But while cleaning up Mumu in remote offices, we discovered
something else: We have a growing number of unofficial Linux
installations on desktops and servers throughout the company, and
they aren't configured for optimum security..."
IDG Singapore: IBM Plans World's Most Powerful Linux Supercomputer (Jul 30, 2003, 16:00)
"A Japanese national research laboratory has placed an order
with IBM Corp. for a supercomputer cluster that, when completed, is
expected to be the most powerful Linux-based computer in the
ZDNet: Solaris Gets Open-Source Update (Jul 30, 2003, 15:00)
"Sun Microsystems has released an update to its Solaris
operating system that incorporates, for the first time, the Gnome
open-source graphical interface..."
SOT Linux 2003 Advisory: openssh (Jul 30, 2003, 14:58)
"Under certain conditions, OpenSSH versions prior to 3.6.1p1
reject an invalid authentication attempt without first attempting
authentication using PAM..."
ZDNet Australia: IBM Claims SCO Conspiring with Microsoft over Linux (Jul 30, 2003, 14:00)
"IBM has accused Microsoft of conspiring with SCO in an attempt
to derail Linux..."
Linux Journal: Interview with Brian Kernighan (Jul 30, 2003, 13:00)
"Aleksey Dolya interviews Brian Kernighan, one of the creators
of the AWK and AMPL languages and someone who has seen the birth of
UNIX and C..."
ZDNet: Freedom of Choice--A Software Right (Jul 30, 2003, 11:30)
"The same argument applies to IT spending. If your business is
in the market for new IT products, there are two lessons to take
away from the Munich deal..."
Processor.com: Open Source In The Enterprise (Jul 30, 2003, 10:00)
"The real question today is not, 'Does open source belong in the
enterprise?' but, 'Where does open source fit in the enterprise,
and where is it a good fit for my business?' Let's examine this
bargainPDA: Mini Review: Sharp Zaurus SL-C750 (Jul 30, 2003, 08:30)
"I was very eager to get my hands on this device and my initial
impressions are very good. Well, to be quite honest, this device
blew me away along with all my iPaq and Axim-toting co-workers, the
moment I unpacked it..."
New Zealand Herald: Prisons Go for Open Source (Jul 30, 2003, 07:00)
"The Department of Corrections will go live in two weeks with an
open-source content management system to provide an intranet for
its 4500 staff..."
DesktopLinux.com: ELX Linux moves business to Linux (Jul 30, 2003, 05:30)
"ELX Founder and Chief Software Architect, Abhi Datt offered us
the following exclusive insight into market conditions and programs
that are allowing ELX to convert 200-300 corporate/institutional
desktops a month to Linux..."
Debian Weekly News - July 29, 2003 (Jul 30, 2003, 05:00)
Community Roundup: The latest news from the
Release Digest: GNOME, July 29, 2003 (Jul 30, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Zinf 2.2.3 and GNet 2.0.4.
PCTechTalk: Klaus Knopper Interview (Jul 30, 2003, 04:00)
"Developed by Klaus Knopper in Germany, it is safe to say that
Debian-based Knoppix has raised the bar of standards to a new
level, especially with its automatic hardware detection that puts
many well established commercial Linux distributions to
ComputerWeekly: Sun Linux Lives on in Mad Hatter Software Bundle (Jul 30, 2003, 03:00)
"Sun Microsystems' forthcoming bundle of desktop software,
codenamed Mad Hatter, will include Sun's own Linux operating
systems, even though Sun discontinued sales of its customised Linux
LinuxLookup: "Hello, Is That SCO?" (Jul 30, 2003, 02:00)
Because we all need a good laugh once in a while, LinuxLookup
has posted a humorous send up of SCO's early decisions to start a
lawsuit against IBM.
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.22-pre9 (Jul 30, 2003, 01:00)
Incremental changelog, links within.
InternetWeek: Linux Desktops Not Good Enough For Information Work, Microsoft's Raikes Claims (Jul 30, 2003, 01:00)
"Microsoft Office System 2003 will crush forthcoming Linux
desktop offerings from Sun Microsystems and Red Hat by serving as
an XML-enabled front end to back-end systems and integrating
collaboration features, one key executive predicts..."
OpenOffice.org 1.1 RC2 Released (Jul 30, 2003, 00:00)
"OpenOffice.org 1.1 RC2 provides some minor updates to