Linux News for Oct 30, 2003
CrossNodes: Linux Security: Tips from the Experts (Oct 30, 2003, 23:30)
"Is Linux more secure than Windows, or vice versa? Fueled by
conflicting industry reports, this controversy keeps raging. To
arrive at a well-informed opinion on the subject, you need to know
as much as you can about what kinds of security measures are
actually available for Linux..."
The Register: Sun Shouts at Analysts with Customer Wins (Oct 30, 2003, 22:00)
"A command has come down from somewhere near the top of Sun
Microsystems to answer critics with a 'momentum showing...'"
ARNnet: Licence Woes Hound SCO Library Users (Oct 30, 2003, 20:30)
"...Linux users with SCO shared libraries installed for running
Unix applications may have an additional licence to deal with
regardless of the outcome..."
internetnews.com: SuSE 9 Hits American Shores (Oct 30, 2003, 19:00)
"SuSE Linux, until now known mainly as 'that European flavor of
Linux' with many Americans, is getting ready for a big push with
businesses and government organizations, with the introduction of
SuSE Linux 9 with 64-bit processing and 2.6 kernel enhancements to
the Americas Thursday..."
ZDNet: Desktop Linux Backer Gets New CEO (Oct 30, 2003, 17:30)
"Xandros, inheritor of the software from Corel's ill-fated foray
into the desktop Linux market, has named a new chief executive and
plans to release a new version of its product in late
The Mercury News: Vietnam Embracing Open-Source Products (Oct 30, 2003, 16:00)
"'We are trying step by step to eliminate Microsoft,' said
Nguyen Trung Quynh of Vietnam's Ministry of Science and
The Register: MS Moves to Counter Open Source Growth in UK Gov (Oct 30, 2003, 14:30)
"But this time around that money could be being shrewdly spent
and--so far so good--there's currently no sign of Steve
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.0-test9-mm1 (Oct 30, 2003, 13:49)
Changelog, link within.
LinuxWorld Australia: Spherion Education Dons Red Hat (Oct 30, 2003, 13:00)
"IT Training provider Spherion Group has become the first
Australian educational institution to gain Red Hat Academy Program
accreditation and will soon begin offering training for the
vendor's systems technician certification..."
NewsForge: Training Annoyance Filter to Combat Spam (Oct 30, 2003, 11:00)
"Having settled on Annoyance Filter as a product to use to
battle spam, we now need to install the software and learn how to
use it, before proceeding to integrate it with our e-mail
developerWorks: Tips from Veteran Linux Programmer Spence Murray (Oct 30, 2003, 09:00)
"Spence Murray is one of the top Linux developers around, and a
long-time UNIX champion. Fellow Linux developers will benefit from
the useful, common-practice shell scripting techniques that Murray
and his Codemonks Consulting partners employ on a daily basis in
their Linux development and applications services work..."
Globe and Mail: Linux Conference Scheduled for April (Oct 30, 2003, 07:00)
"The Linux 2004 Conference & Expo has been scheduled for
April 13 to April 15 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre..."
Release Digest: KDE, October 29, 2003 (Oct 30, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: LabPlot 1.2.1 and MusicMan 0.8.6.
Release Digest: GNOME, October 29, 2003 (Oct 30, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: gnome-games 188.8.131.52 and control-center
ZDnet Australia: Microsoft: An Open-Source Champion? (Oct 30, 2003, 04:00)
"In 1998, high-riding computer maker Digital Equipment met its
demise after being acquired by Compaq Computer..."
Yahoo!: Vanderbilt University Predicts 185 Percent Return on Investment with Oracle and Linux (Oct 30, 2003, 02:30)
"Vanderbilt University has migrated its critical business
operations to Oracle software and expects to achieve a 185 percent
return on its investment running Oracle on Linux..."
Computerworld: Q&A: U.S. Northern Command's CIO Calls Unix 'The Betamax of Software' (Oct 30, 2003, 01:00)
"But Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose said Linux is likely to