Linux News for Oct 06, 2003
TechCentralStation: Why Open Source May Be Doomed (Oct 06, 2003, 23:30)
"But of course, the object of this lawsuit is not to stop Linux
from using the code; it's to stop Linux from eating SCO Unix's
lunch. And it seems to me that it's very likely to succeed..."
Librenix: The Network Computer: An Opportunity for Linux (Oct 06, 2003, 22:00)
While this article is nominally about network computers, some of
the points that I will discuss here are actually about the thin
client software that is an inherent part of the network computer
Wired: Florida Dorms Lock Out P2P Users (Oct 06, 2003, 20:30)
"The open-source program was developed by campus programmers to
cut off the file sharing going on among students. Housing officials
say the application educates students as it restricts them from
ITWorld: Microsoft Report Prompts Forrester Policy Change (Oct 06, 2003, 19:00)
"'We will no longer accept paid for, publicized product
comparisons,' Colony said in an interview. 'The best example of
that would be the Microsoft report...'"
CIN: Linux Cost Savings Add Up (Oct 06, 2003, 19:00)
"Companies that have changed their systems over to Linux report
cost-savings across a wide variety of categories..."
The Inquirer: Is Sun Becoming a Dying Star? (Oct 06, 2003, 18:00)
"The vulnerability of Sun Microsystems has rarely been outlined
as much as the world saw last week..."
Reality Macedonia: Government Chooses Microsoft, Irritating the Open Source Software Proponents (Oct 06, 2003, 17:00)
"This deal caused reactions among some computer experts in the
country, devoted to using other operative systems, mostly
PR: CollabNet Joins Eclipse (Oct 06, 2003, 17:00)
"CollabNet, Inc... today announced the company has joined
Eclipse as a supporting member..."
internetnews.com: Sun Snaps Back at HP (Oct 06, 2003, 16:00)
"Sun Microsystems took some time to snipe back at
Hewlett-Packard Monday, responding to HP's attempt last week to
turn perceived weakness on Sun's part into an HP [Linux]n migration
InfoWorld: Linux Emerges as Cell Phone Dark Horse (Oct 06, 2003, 16:00)
"Thanks to its stature in the enterprise server arena, Linux has
emerged as the OS dark horse in the race to gain market share on
SecurityFocus: Linux vs. Windows Viruses (Oct 06, 2003, 15:00)
"To mess up a Linux box, you need to work at it; to mess up your
Windows box, you just need to work on it..."
InfoWorld: Mass. Official: "Open Source" Reports Overstated (Oct 06, 2003, 14:00)
"A senior state official said Friday that reports about a
planned shift to open source software platforms by the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts were inaccurate..."
USA Today: Suit Threat Slows Linux Sales (Oct 06, 2003, 13:00)
"Businesses continue to buy Linux software, though a bit more
slowly than before, despite threats of lawsuits against users of
the popular operating system..."
Linux Journal: One NIC NAT (Oct 06, 2003, 11:30)
"Using a DSL-connected Linux box with one NIC to do
NAT/masquerading on a home network..."
LinuxDevices: Linux CD Turns Opteron PC into "Gaming Console on Steroids" (Oct 06, 2003, 10:00)
"A new 64-bit Linux CD can instantly turn an AMD Athlon 64-based
PC into the ultimate gaming console, according to Super Computer
KernelTrap: 2.4.23pre6aa1, Dynamic HZ And Timeslices (Oct 06, 2003, 08:30)
"Andrea Arcangeli's recent 2.4.23pre6aa1 kernel introduces some
interesting new dynamic functionality..."
Linux Gazette: Integrating Tomcat and Apache on RedHat 9.0 (Oct 06, 2003, 07:00)
"This article discusses how to integrate Tomcat with the Apache
web server on RedHat 9.0. The goal is to provide a simple, stable
configuration that will allow users to gain confidence using
developerWorks: Embedding a Relational Database Server into Eclipse (Oct 06, 2003, 06:00)
"This article shows how to develop a plug-in that embeds the
HSQLDB pure-Java relational database server into the Eclipse
Release Digest: KDE, October 5, 2003 (Oct 06, 2003, 06:00)
This weekend's KDE apps: Quantum GIS 0.0.12, ORSA 0.3.1, QtFprot
0.2.1, KISO 0.1.1, Krusader 1.29beta, LogViewer 0.5, Komport 0.3,
Konstruct 20031002, Design Recovery Tool 0.4.1, KNetworkConf 0.4.2,
amaroK 0.6.0, KSubtile 0.8, Apollon 0.9, Pyamp 0.1.3,
KricketScoreboard 1.0, XDrawChem 1.7.5, PP06 PIC Programmer 1.18,
Fandango 0.2.4, KShowmail 3.0.6beta3, WAP11 Unix Configuration
Utility 0.12, BookmarkBridge 0.70, QTParted 0.4.0, and GuardDog
Release Digest: GNOME, October 5, 2003 (Oct 06, 2003, 06:00)
This weekend's GNOME apps: Epiphany 1.0.1, GTetrinet 0.7.5,
Gnome Download Manager 0.0.5, and Wallpaper Tray 0.4.2.