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Linux News for Sep 25, 2003

  • The Register: Sun Gets Behind Athlon 64 with Linux OS (Sep 25, 2003, 23:30)
    "Sun Microsystems' flirtation with AMD continues with the Java Desktop System set to make its way onto the Athlon 64 processor..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Catapult MySQL with Pogo Linux (Sep 25, 2003, 22:00)
    "If you're an enterprise looking to start using open-source and Linux solutions in your company, the hassles of systems configuration and administration might make you hesitate. Pogo Linux has come up with a solution that will take even these minor concerns away: the DataWare 2600--specifically tuned and configured for MySQL database..."

  • eWeek: Alpha Code Shows a Strong KDE 3.2 Ahead (Sep 25, 2003, 21:00)
    "In the alpha version we tested, KDE 3.2 impressed us with improvements to its Konqueror Web browser and file manager and with the addition of a handful of new applications, including Kopete, a multiprotocol instant messaging client..."

  • internetnews.com: IBM, JBoss Deny Java Connection (Sep 25, 2003, 20:00)
    "IBM officials Thursday discounted a report the company was in discussions with JBoss Group to develop J2EE specifications around aspect-oriented programming (AOP) to counter Microsoft's .NET framework popularity..."

  • Fedora Project: Updated Fedora Core Test Release: Severn (Sep 25, 2003, 20:00)
    The Fedora Project has released a new test version of Severn. Announcement, links, and clever song within.

  • NE Asia Online: NTT to Join Efforts to Develop Linux for Telecom Use (Sep 25, 2003, 19:00)
    "The Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp group will take part in efforts to develop a Linux-based operating system for use in telecommunications services by joining a group that is working to improve the free operating system..."

  • Groklaw: Visions of Ka-ching Dance in Their Heads (Sep 25, 2003, 17:30)
    "[The Renaissance Ventures documents] are both so blazingly wrong in both facts and conclusions that I fully grasp for the first time how some people may have invested in SCO, based on such misinformation..."

  • FFII: EU Parliament Votes for Real Limits on Patentability (Sep 25, 2003, 16:00)
    "In its plenary vote on the 24th of September, the European Parliament approved the proposed directive on 'patentability of computer-implemented inventions' with amendments that clearly restate the non-patentability of programming and business logic, and uphold freedom of publication and interoperation..."

  • Experts Decry Microsoft as National Security Danger; Microsoft Lobbyist Responds (Sep 25, 2003, 14:30)
    Two stories are coming out this morning regarding a Computer & Communications Industry Association report that states overreliance on Microsoft products is a security danger to governments and corporations. Unsurprisingly, the Microsoft-funded Association for Competitive Technology has lashed out at the CCIA report, calling it part of "a Marxist Government-mandated Software Security plan."

  • Linux Journal: Stress Testing an Apache Application Server in a Real World Environment (Sep 25, 2003, 13:00)
    "We've all had an experience in which the software is installed on the servers, the network is connected and the application is running. Naturally, the next step is to think, 'I wonder how much traffic this system can support...?'"

  • Samba Team Announces Samba 3.0 (Sep 25, 2003, 12:00)
    The final version of Samba 3.0 has been announced. Details, links within.

  • Raleigh News & Observer: Linux Widens Its Range (Sep 25, 2003, 11:30)
    "However the story plays out (and I think SCO's claims are absolute nonsense), you could argue that the highly visible suit is a sign of maturity for open-source programs..."

  • ZDnet Australia: Why Microsoft Needs IBM This Time Around (Sep 25, 2003, 10:00)
    "As far as anyone can recall, the last time the bitter rivals came together--prior to this week--was more than a decade ago, just before the two companies had a legendary falling out over PC operating systems..."

  • OSNews: Get to Know Slackware 9.1 (Sep 25, 2003, 08:30)
    "For almost a week now, I've been using Slackware 9.1, and I am literally having a blast..."

  • developerWorks: Authenticating Linux Users with IBM Directory Server (Sep 25, 2003, 07:00)
    "This article describes how to use the IBM Directory Server to authenticate Linux users. The author explains step-by-step how to configure Directory Server, and Linux, to build a basic configuration to use Directory Server to authenticate Linux users..."

  • Community Digest: September 24, 2003 (Sep 25, 2003, 05:30)
    Highlighted event: The Australian Open Source in Government Conference's call for papers.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, September 24, 2003 (Sep 25, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: ooo-build-1.1.42, Evolution 1.4.5, and libxml++ 0.26.

  • Release Digest: General, September 24, 2003 (Sep 25, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's general apps: PHPEd 3.2 for Linux, Perl 5.8.1 RC5, SpamAssassin 2.60, and XMMS 1.2.8.

  • Linux Journal: Linux in the Retail Market (Sep 25, 2003, 04:00)
    "As inexpensive CPUs became faster and RAM became larger, purchasing more software became cost-effective, because there now was space and speed to run less optimal solutions..."

  • Linux Productivity Magazine: The Hand Me Down Linux Box (Sep 25, 2003, 02:30)
    "It's the best of times. For $500.00 you can put together a screamer computer: Athlon 2000+, 512 of DDR, 80GB disk... And it's the worst of times. You might not have $500.00..."

  • ekkoBSD: Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in Open Source Software (Sep 25, 2003, 01:00)
    "...Linux has become the poster child of the open source model of software development, and allegations about the development of Linux will likely affect popular opinion about open source software in general..."