Linux News for Oct 29, 2003
The Register: Sharp Preps Upgraded, Rugged Linux PDA (Oct 29, 2003, 23:30)
"Sharp is preparing an updated version of its Zaurus SL series
of Linux-based PDAs that boasts a larger screen that previous
models and integrated wireless networking..."
InfoWorld: SuSE Linux Eyes Middleware Service Market (Oct 29, 2003, 22:00)
"In a move that could help enterprises more easily expand their
use of open source software beyond the Linux operating system, SuSE
Linux AG is proposing a new service program for middleware products
based on open code..."
Line56: Oracle's Big Linux Bet (Oct 29, 2003, 20:30)
"Witnessing the proliferation of Linux around the world,
high-tech giant Oracle has been providing free support for the
open-source operating system that runs its e-business
siliconvalley.internet.com: Red Hat 3 Feels at Home in Oracle's Database (Oct 29, 2003, 19:00)
"Oracle continued its commitment to Linux and one of the
open-source operating system's leading purveyors when it announced
that its database has been optimized for Red Hat's latest platform,
Enterprise Linux 3..."
CNET News: Red Hat Waits for New Linux Kernel to Pop (Oct 29, 2003, 18:00)
"An updated version of the heart of Linux is expected soon, but
it could be more than a year before the operating system's top
seller includes it in its corporate product..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Torvalds: Test Kernel Crucial for Proactive Enterprises (Oct 29, 2003, 17:00)
"Torvalds explains what kind of insight he hopes to gain from
enterprises that install test9 and reveals a tentative release date
for the kernel..."
Groklaw: Lawyers React to Latest SCO Maneuvers (Oct 29, 2003, 16:00)
One article from Groklaw details legal reactions to SCO's recent
attacks on the GPL while another gives an interesting theory as to
what SCO may really be after with these attacks: "...that SCO is
trying to get the judge to declare all works released under the GPL
for the last 3 years put into the public domain..."
InfoWorld: SCO: IBM Cannot Enforce GPL (Oct 29, 2003, 14:30)
An additional piece of information from Friday's SCO court
filing has been confirmed: "Free Software Foundation is the only
entity that can enforce the GPL, SCO officials say..."
KernelTrap: Journaling Filesystem Shootout (Oct 29, 2003, 11:00)
"Mike Benoit recently posted a link to results from his new and
improved file system shootout, using better hardware and running
ZDNet UK: ARM Backs Linux for Consumer Devices (Oct 29, 2003, 09:00)
"The chip designer is joining with major consumer electronics
manufacturers to tailor open-source software for running non-PC
developerWorks: Create Web Applets with Mozilla and XML (Oct 29, 2003, 07:00)
"To go beyond simple HTML, historically the only options have
been to use Java technology or plug-ins. Now, you have a new
way--write and display applications natively in XML. The Mozilla
platform provides such a mechanism..."
Release Digest: KDE, October 28, 2003 (Oct 29, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: KKBSwitch 1.3, KDar 0.2.1, Filelight 0.6.3,
and K3b 0.10.1.
Release Digest: GNOME, October 28, 2003 (Oct 29, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME app: gLabels 1.92.1.
Minnesota Daily: U-spawned Technology Start-up Flourishes (Oct 29, 2003, 04:00)
"When tech start-up Sistina Software hired Ben Marzinski six
years ago, the University computer science sophomore was spending
so many late hours studying in the school's computer labs that
janitors knew him by his first name..."
TechCentral: RM140m Mavcap Boost for Open Source (Oct 29, 2003, 02:30)
"Malaysian Venture Capital Management Bhd (Mavcap) would be
allocating RM70mil to RM140mil [US$18.4-US$36.9 million] over the
next two years to an Open Source Software (OSS) initiative..."
PC Plus: Linux Trials (Oct 29, 2003, 01:00)
"As Linux continues its apparently unstoppable march over the
server and desktop market, more and more people are writing to PC
Plus asking why we don't try hardware out on Linux for
compatibility checks..." A look into the editorial decision making
of one magazine on reviewing Linux software.