Linux News for Aug 28, 2003
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Fact or FUD? Attorney Offers Views on SCO Allegations (Aug 28, 2003, 23:30)
Scott Nathan, an attorney who specializes in technology-related
matters, answers questions from IT administrators regarding the SCO
Group's legal action against Linux.
CNETAsia: Open Source Has "Strategic Role": M'sia (Aug 28, 2003, 22:00)
"The Malaysian government has repeated its support for the use
and development of open-source software, saying that it has a
LinuxPlanet: NetMax Professional: Bringing Linux to the Less Technically Inclined (Aug 28, 2003, 21:00)
"Cybernet Systems has created the NetMax Professional Suite in
an effort to release an out-of-the-box turnkey Linux solution
requiring very little technical knowledge to configure and
maintain. Have they succeeded...?"
LinuxWorld Australia: Brazilian Parliament to Adopt Free Software (Aug 28, 2003, 20:00)
"Since Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of the left-wing Workers' Party
(PT) took office as Brazil's president in January, the government
has been very clear about its bias towards open source
NewsForge: SCO: Inside the Hurricane (Aug 28, 2003, 18:00)
"Say what you will about the merits or demerits of the case,
life at SCO is like being in the eye of the hurricane..."
internetnews.com: SGI to Slim Down Workforce... Again (Aug 28, 2003, 17:00)
"Silicon Graphics (SGI) Wednesday said it is making drastic cuts
to its staff levels in an effort to hone its core products and stay
in the server and workstation hunt..."
Government Computer News: Linux, Mac OS Added to Federal Enterprise Architecture Platforms (Aug 28, 2003, 16:00)
"The Office of Management and Budget added Linux and Mac OS to
the list of supporting platforms under the Technical Reference
Model of the Federal Enterprise Architecture..."
SOT Linux Advisory: gdm2, perl (Aug 28, 2003, 15:51)
Two security advisories from SOT Linux.
ZDNet UK: Microsoft Hides Behind Linux for Protection (Aug 28, 2003, 14:30)
"Microsoft has employed Akamai's Linux-based servers to protect
its Microsoft.com Web site and reduce the site's vulnerability to
viruses, worms and denial of service attacks..."
Linux Journal: Operating the ULB: SLES 8 on the Ultimate Linux Box (Aug 28, 2003, 13:00)
"Installing the 64-bit optimized SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
on the ULB and seeing what it has to offer..."
Mozilla.org: Mozilla 1.5 Beta is Out (Aug 28, 2003, 11:41)
A new beta for the popular open-source browser has been
released. Release notes, links within.
LinuxWorld Australia: Alston Dismisses Call for Open Source Procurement Guidelines (Aug 28, 2003, 11:00)
"Guidelines proposed by the Australian Unix Users Group (AUUG)
promoting a 'level playing field' between open source and
proprietary software within government departments are unnecessary,
according to the Department of Communications, Information
Technology and the Arts..."
The Age: Open Source Gets Political (Aug 28, 2003, 09:00)
"Australia's premier open source user group is for the first
time running seminars for government agencies at its annual
conference--largely thanks to the backing earlier this year of the
Federal Government's information economy agency..."
developerWorks: Create Web services with the WebSphere SDK (Aug 28, 2003, 07:00)
"This article discusses how to create Web services using Java
and .NET tools and the interoperability of Web services and the
activities of the Web Services Interoperability Organization
Debian Weekly News - August 26, 2003 (Aug 28, 2003, 05:00)
Community Roundup: The latest news from the
Release Digest: KDE, August 27, 2003 (Aug 28, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: KHTML2PNG 1.0.0, KBabel 1.2, KStella 0.8.1,
Mixxx 1.0, K3Guitune 0.3, and Design Recovery Tool 0.3.9.
Release Digest: GNOME, August 27, 2003 (Aug 28, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: gedit 2.3.4, Wallpaper Tray 0.3.0, Rhythmbox
0.5.2, Sirius 0.8.0, gedit 2.3.5, ooo-build-1.1.37, Inti-SourceView
0.6, gedit-plugins 2.3.5, Pango-1.2.5, Monster Masher 1.2, and
Hardware Monitor applet 0.7.
PHP.net: PHP 4.3.3 Released (Aug 28, 2003, 04:00)
"This maintenance release solves a fair number of bugs found in
prior PHP versions and addresses several security issues..."
apcmag.com: Give Linux a Leg Up (Aug 28, 2003, 02:30)
Huge functionality enhancements debuted in [Win4Lin] version
4.0, but the improvements between 4.0 and 5.0 are less
Linux Journal: The Penguin in the Apple (Aug 28, 2003, 01:00)
"In this article we discuss the Apple PowerBook, covering the
hardware features and the installation of Gentoo Linux and trying
to understand if it really is a good choice for Linux users..."
NetworkWorldFusion: Lab Soups Up Linux Supercomputer (Aug 28, 2003, 00:00)
"A 2,000-processor Intel Corp. Itanium 2 supercomputer at the
U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL)
has edged out Lawrence Livermore National Lab's Intel Xeon-based
Multiprogrammatic Capability Cluster for the title of world's
fastest Linux supercomputer..."