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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 policy..."

  • 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 e-mail client..."

  • 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 1.3rc1.

  • 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 open-source logo..."

  • 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..."