Linux News for Oct 27, 2003
InfoWorld: Open Source Citizenship (Oct 27, 2003, 23:00)
Is all take and no give the dirty little secret of the open
Screaming-Penguin: Should I Switch from Red Hat to Debian? (Oct 27, 2003, 22:00)
"Now in support of them Red Hat has stated that they will have a
new free version and will support each new free version for a
period of one year. While that is something, it isn't good enough
Veritas Deal Gives a Data Center Choice: SuSE or Red Hat (Oct 27, 2003, 21:00)
"At the LinuxWorld show in Frankfurt, Germany today, Veritas
Software unveiled a deal with SuSE Linux that will give enterprise
customers a choice between two major Linux distributions for
large-scale data center applications..."
Always On: SCO v. IBM Part Deux: Much Sound and Fury, Little Enlightenment (Oct 27, 2003, 21:00)
"When I wrote my original blog on this case, SCO had just sued
IBM, but its legal strategy was puzzling: it started out with its
weakest claims and sued its strongest adversary..."
The Register: Security Firm Takes Trusted Linux Onboard (Oct 27, 2003, 20:00)
"Secure Linux operating system and software provider Trustix was
today acquired by internet security company Comodo. Financial terms
of the deal were not disclosed..."
ZDNet Australia: Special Report: The Birth of Samba (Oct 27, 2003, 19:00)
"In this ZDNet Australia special report, the creator of the open
source file-sharing software Samba, Andrew Tridgell, explains how
he came to write the software that has earned him Bulletin
magazine's Smartest 100 award in the ICT sector for 2003..."
eWeek: Linux Is the Enterprise Operating System (Oct 27, 2003, 18:00)
Enterprise Linux Forum: "And don't mistake me:
These are not executives and techs who are merely putting Linux on
the edge of their enterprise as Web servers... No, these are people
deploying Linux at the heart of their agencies or companies..."
Ars Technica: Progeny Brings Red Hat and Debian Closer Together (Oct 27, 2003, 17:00)
"Murdock made two very important announcements: the porting of
Red Hat's Anaconda installer tool to Debian, and a modification of
Debian's APT package tool which will allow it to use both RedHat
and Debian packages..."
NewsForge: Red Hat CTO Says Fedora Lets Company 'Concentrate on the Enterprise' (Oct 27, 2003, 16:00)
Enterprise Linux Forum: "In a keynote speech
Wednesday at the Enterprise Linux Forum, Red Hat CTO Michael
Tiemann bluntly stated that today the company's 'focus is on the
NewsFactor: Should UnitedLinux Boot SCO? (Oct 27, 2003, 15:00)
"In short, can an organization that promotes Linux be relevant
when one of its members has instigated a legal battle that could
hinder Linux adoption...?"
Computerworld: Linux: Not Always the Best IT Answer? (Oct 27, 2003, 14:00)
Enterprise Linux Forum: "Illuminata President
Jonathan Eunice urged an open-minded approach to
Groklaw: SCO Tells IBM: No, You Show Your Code First (Oct 27, 2003, 13:00)
"If I had to characterize it in a brief sentence or two, the
sentence would be that SCO tells the court, 'How are we supposed to
know what code IBM misappropriated? It's up to them to prove our
case for us...'"
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Highway Patrol Gives Linux a Green Light (Oct 27, 2003, 12:00)
Enterprise Linux Forum: "As Microsoft's support
for Windows NT Server 4.0 grinds to a halt, many enterprises will
be tackling challenging server upgrades..."
ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: A Red Hat Retrospective (Oct 27, 2003, 11:00)
"What's the most interesting about Red Hat's news this week is
how with the release of its Enterprise Linux 3 product--and recent
changes in approach--Red Hat is looking like a 21st century Linux
company more than it ever has..."
CNET News: IBM Should Indemnify Open-Source Customers (Oct 27, 2003, 10:00)
"IBM is giving its customers the blues by asking them to assume
financial and legal risk with its open-source software--that's
after those same customers have already shelled out hundreds of
thousands of dollars for the code..."
Teknologi-Rådet: Potential for Major Public Savings in Open Source Software (Oct 27, 2003, 09:00)
"The report shows that there are potential for major savings for
the public administration in the use of open source software. The
report has now been translated for download..."
I, Cringely: How Microsoft's Misunderstanding of Open Source Hurts Us All (Oct 27, 2003, 08:00)
"And thanks to those remarks and the blinding realization they
caused for me, I finally understand exactly why Microsoft doesn't
understand Open Source..."
KernelTrap: VM Swappiness Autoregulation (Oct 27, 2003, 07:00)
"Con Kolivas strikes again, this time with a patch that
regulates the VM subsystem's 'swappiness' on-the-fly..."
developerWorks: Inversion Lists with Perl (Oct 27, 2003, 06:00)
"Inversion lists are an essential part of any Perl programmer's
toolkit, especially for those who deal with ranges and Unicode. In
this article, Ted explains inversion lists, illustrated by a Perl
implementation that he wrote and put on the CPAN network, and shows
how inversion lists can be used to compress normal data in addition
to bit strings..."
Release Digest: KDE, October 26, 2003 (Oct 27, 2003, 05:00)
This weekend's KDE apps: KMemAid 0.4.6.0 and krename 2.8.3.
Release Digest: GNOME, October 26, 2003 (Oct 27, 2003, 05:00)
This weekend's GNOME apps: GStreamer 0.7.1, Dr. Geo 0.9.10,
GNOME System Tools 0.29.0, GLib-2.3.0, Pango-1.3.0, GTK+-2.3.0,
gwget2 0.7, gtkmm 2.3.0, glibmm 2.3.1, GGV 2.5.0, and GHex
Joe Pranevich: The Wonderful World of Linux 2.6 (Draft 2) (Oct 27, 2003, 04:00)
"I have just completed the second draft of my 'Wonderful World
of Linux 2.6' article, current up until the 2.6.0-test9 kernel
NewsForge: Mandrake 9.2 May Kill LG CD-ROM Drives (Oct 27, 2003, 03:00)
"As reported yesterday on Slashdot, MandrakeSoft has found a
serious problem when using Mandrake Linux 9.2 with some models of
CD-Rom drives made by LG Electronics..."
ARNnet: Red Hat Pins Hope on Ingram Micro to Broaden Linux Adoption (Oct 27, 2003, 03:00)
"Red Hat is expecting to get greater penetration into the
Australian Enterprise market thanks to a distribution agreement
struck with market heavyweight Ingram Micro..."
National Defense Magazine: Land Warrior Follows Simpler Path (Oct 27, 2003, 02:00)
"Other changes include a more simplified data bus and a
Linux-based operating system, as opposed to Windows..."
Groklaw: In India, Red Hat Shows SCO the Door and Darl Talks Turkey, in French (Oct 27, 2003, 01:00)
"Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), the largest
insurance company of the country, is implementing Linux, the open
source code operating system, replacing SCO Unix across its 2,048
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.0-test9 (Oct 27, 2003, 00:00)
Changelog, links within.