Linux News for Aug 25, 2003
LinuxPlanet: How To Move To A New Cyber Address (Aug 25, 2003, 23:00)
"In the world of Internet Service Providers, many consumers and
small businesses may find that Linux is a bit of a pariah when it
comes to getting support. All is not lost, as Rob Reilly learned
during his recent move to a new ISP. Along the way, he picked up
some useful tips to use before making any ISP move..."
ZDNet Australia: Proprietary vs Open Source (Aug 25, 2003, 22:00)
"Linux is a breakthrough of another kind, with major
ramifications for the software industry beyond the much publicised
threat to Microsoft..."
Computerworld.NZ: NZOSS Hires 'Big Dog' to Fight SCO (Aug 25, 2003, 21:00)
"The New Zealand Open Source Society is hiring 'a big dog'--in
the form of a QC who specialises in intellectual property--to
resist SCO's Linux licence fee claims..."
eWeek: Is Linux Ready for the Database? (Aug 25, 2003, 20:00)
"As Oracle Corp. girds for the upcoming release of its Oracle
10G database next month, the company is cranking up the G-for-grid
part of the message for this major update..."
Contra Costa Times: Versatility, Cost Spark Linux Fever (Aug 25, 2003, 19:00)
"From Wall Street brokerage firms to Hollywood animators, the
Linux operating system, once a hobby for Microsoft foes, has
evolved into a potent force in the high-tech industry..."
ZDNet UK: Thailand's Cheap PCs 'Force Microsoft's Hand' (Aug 25, 2003, 18:00)
"A Gartner analyst is predicting Microsoft's prices in
developing countries will be cut in half within a year..."
The Tech: SCO: MIT Experts No Longer At MIT (Aug 25, 2003, 17:00)
"The SCO Group of Utah has had to backtrack after saying that
MIT mathematicians verified its claims that Linux, the center of
the popular and freely-available GNU/Linux operating system, is an
Computerworld: SCO Could Face Uphill Battle in Drawing New Customers (Aug 25, 2003, 16:00)
"'I have no intentions of ever doing business with SCO,' said
Chad Wilson, a computer support analyst at an Ohio-based hospital
that runs Windows-equipped servers and dabbles in Linux and IBM
CNET News: SuSE to Bundle SGI Servers (Aug 25, 2003, 15:00)
"In an effort to broaden Linux's appeal, SuSE Linux will bundle
its new SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 with SGI's Altix 3000
servers and superclusters..."
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.22 (Aug 25, 2003, 14:00)
Full changelog, link within.
boston.internet.com: MontaVista Says SCO Not A Threat to Embedded Linux (Aug 25, 2003, 13:00)
"While MontaVista said it believes SCO's case has little legal
standing... the firm noted that even if SCO does have a case, it
means little to embedded Linux..."
TechNewsWorld: Linux Servers Advance on Enterprise (Aug 25, 2003, 11:30)
"Although Mandrake scored highest in our test, any of the
products reviewed will offer everything that administrators are
looking for. Your decision will likely be based on familiarity or
support available in your area..."
MarketWire: New Report Cites Benefits of Consolidating SAP on Linux and the IBM Mainframe (Aug 25, 2003, 10:00)
"A new report from a leading technology analyst finds that
enterprises can significantly improve system performance and
reliability by moving their SAP applications to Linux on the IBM
eServer zSeries mainframe..."
Computerworld.NZ: Green Party's IT Man All for Open Source (Aug 25, 2003, 08:30)
"Given the media attention he gets in other areas, it may come
as a surprise that Nandor Tanczos is the Green Party's IT
spokesperson. But it will come as no surprise that the Greens are
big backers of open source software..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.0-test4-mm1 (Aug 25, 2003, 07:18)
Changelog, link within.
The Register: Motorola Launches First Linux Smartphone (Aug 25, 2003, 07:00)
"Motorola [last week] launched its first Linux-based smartphone
into the Far Eastern market..."
Computerworld.NZ: NZ Firm Puts Linux on Desktops (Aug 25, 2003, 05:30)
"Desktop Linux has made a small inroad into local business with
the news that BGH Group is installing 67 Linux thin clients into
offices around the country..."
Update: ESR Confirms DoS Attack; Hacker to End Attack (Aug 25, 2003, 05:00)
According to Open Source Initiative President Eric S. Raymond,
the SCO Group's Web site has been the victim of a DoS attack this
weekend. Raymond now states he has indirect word from the hacker
that the attack will end when the bots' timers run out. Updated
statement from ESR within.
Release Digest: KDE, August 24, 2003 (Aug 25, 2003, 05:00)
This weekend's KDE apps: QHacc :: KHacc 1.7.1 and QHacc
Release Digest: GNU, August 24, 2003 (Aug 25, 2003, 05:00)
This weekend's GNU app: GnuPG 1.2.3.
Release Digest: GNOME, August 24, 2003 (Aug 25, 2003, 05:00)
This weekend's GNOME apps: Epiphany 0.9.1, gtkmm 2.2.7, Dr. Geo
0.9.8, libglademm 2.1.0, Gnome Jabber Instant Messenger 0.3, and
Update: Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.22-rc4 (Aug 25, 2003, 02:18)
Incremental changelog, links within. [Note: Marcelo has
released a new patch Sunday, so the -rc3 post has been updated.