Linux News for Oct 31, 2003
Editor's Note: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night (Oct 31, 2003, 23:30)
Halloween is upon us, bringing tales of terror and woe. Well,
maybe just an ulcer or two...
Release Digest: KDE, October 31, 2003 (Oct 31, 2003, 23:30)
Today's KDE apps: LongPlayer 0.99.1 and DragStacK 1.0.
Release Digest: GNOME, October 31, 2003 (Oct 31, 2003, 23:30)
Today's GNOME apps: General Applet Interface Library 0.5.0pre5,
gXMMS 0.1.0, and regexxer 0.5.
Trolltech Hints At Geographic Expansion, Windows Sync, For Linux Smartphones (Oct 31, 2003, 22:00)
"Trolltech, maker of the embedded Linux development environment
in Motorola's new A760 smartphone, is now talking with mobile
operators in North America and Europe to spur Linux cell phone
implementations beyond China, Korea, and Japan..."
LinuxPlanet: Crime Checkers Adopt Linux Device to Ward Off Worms (Oct 31, 2003, 22:00)
"After attacks from the Nimda and Code Red worms back in 2001,
National Background Data turned to Astaro Security Linux, a
multi-faceted Linux-based network appliance..."
LinuxInsider: Man Bites Dog: Counting Linux In (Oct 31, 2003, 20:30)
"In management, you get what you measure. In volume sales, you
get what the press reports. In the case of Linux installs, what the
press reports is license sales numbers -- and letting that continue
would be a terrible mistake, hurting everyone who is involved with
open-source products like Linux..."
CNET News: SuSE Wins Partial BMC Support (Oct 31, 2003, 19:00)
"SuSE [sic] Linux has won the backing of BMC Software,
an established seller of management applications--but the support
doesn't span SuSE's entire product line..."
NewsForge: FSF General Counsel Eben Moglen on Cisco and SCO (Oct 31, 2003, 17:00)
"I approached Cisco about it two or three weeks ago and got a
brush-off. The buzz on the street has been that a Cisco/Linksys
router runs on a modified version of Linux, but that they have not
published the resulting code. Eben Moglen was much more forthcoming
than Cisco had been..."
Groklaw: SCO Linux Downloads for Customers Only 11/01/03 (Oct 31, 2003, 14:30)
"The GPL is their downfall. It's almost amusing watching them
get all tangled up in its terms. They can't satisfy their greed and
abide by the GPL at the same time. Poor SCO..."
Computerworld: Midsize German Firms Say ja to Linux (Oct 31, 2003, 13:00)
"Momentum to migrate from Microsoft Corp. products to
open-source software is rapidly gaining in Germany, where numerous
companies are reacting to the U.S. software giant's licensing
LinuxQuestions.org: Interview with Brian Hatch (Oct 31, 2003, 11:30)
"In an interview with LinuxQuestions.org security guru Brian
Hatch, Chief Hacker at Onsight Inc., writer of 'Hacking Linux
Exposed' and co-maintainer of Stunnel talks about what to look for
when you want to become a security expert..."
NewsForge: GKrellM: Geek Eye-Candy, Monitors, and More (Oct 31, 2003, 10:00)
"Bill Wilson's little 'single process stack of system monitors'
known as GKrellM has become so popular some refer to it (or just
use it) as geek eye-candy rather than as the very nice performance
monitoring tool that it is..."
LinuxHardware.org: A Tale of Two Mobile Options (Oct 31, 2003, 08:30)
"Then you add us Linux users to the mix and the argument takes
on a whole new direction. While we're just as interested in
reliability and features, we're really much more interested in
performance and compatibility with our beloved OS..."
NewsForge: Integrating Annoyance Filter and KMail (Oct 31, 2003, 07:00)
"In our previous article we configured spam-fighting software
Annoyance Filter. To put it to work we need to integrate it with an
Release Digest: KDE, October 30, 2003 (Oct 31, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: DragStacK 1.0, KBarcode 1.5.4, Kedge 1.3,
OpenOffice.org Quickstarter 2.0.2, SerLooK 0.2.0, and KOffice
ESR: The Glider: Proposal for a Hacker Emblem (Oct 31, 2003, 04:00)
"The Linux folks have their penguin and the BSDers their demon.
Perl's got a camel, FSF fans have their gnu and OSI's got an
KDE.org: KOffice 1.3 RC1 Released (Oct 31, 2003, 02:30)
"The KOffice team is proud to announce the first release
candidate version of KOffice 1.3..."
iTWeb: Linux Ideal for Developing Countries, says IBM (Oct 31, 2003, 01:00)
"With [South Africa] part of the developing world, Voaden says
Linux is suited to local conditions..."