Linux News for Nov 26, 2003
Linux Torvalds: "Beaver in Detox" (aka linux-2.6.0-test11) (Nov 26, 2003, 23:30)
"I'm happy to tell you that the beaver just went into detox, and
I'm taking the Thanksgiving weekend off..."
Editor's Note: Taking Time to Say "Thanks" (Nov 26, 2003, 23:30)
Thanksgiving in the US brings time off for the editorial staff
and a moment to reflect on what really makes this site special.
Release Digest: GNOME, November 26, 2003 (Nov 26, 2003, 23:30)
Today's GNOME app: gcalctool 4.3.22.
LinuxDevices: Eclipse Consortium Turns Two (Nov 26, 2003, 22:00)
"The Eclipse platform has been downloaded over 18,000 times, and
in two short years has spawned an entire 'ecosystem' of users and
PC Pro: SCO Builds BSD Case with GNU/Linux Users (Nov 26, 2003, 20:30)
"SCO has outlined its grievances with BSD code and says it plans
to take this up with end users, rather than focus on determining
who was responsible for allowing the code to slip into the Linux
ZDNet: Microsoft-Lindows Battle Delayed (Nov 26, 2003, 19:00)
"The court case between Microsoft and desktop Linux-maker
Lindows.com, over Microsoft's ownership of the word 'windows', has
been delayed for at least another three months..."
eWeek: OSDL to Detail Development Process of Linux Kernel (Nov 26, 2003, 17:30)
"The Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) on Wednesday will
announce a new initiative aimed at raising awareness about how the
Linux kernel is developed..."
ZDNet: Server Growth Beats Analyst Forecast (Nov 26, 2003, 16:00)
"Another third-quarter bright spot was sales of servers using
the Linux operating system, which rose to $743 million in the
quarter, a 49.8 percent increase over the year-earlier period and
the sixth consecutive quarter of growth..."
CRN: Linux 2.6 Coming-Out Party In December (Nov 26, 2003, 14:30)
"'The final beta [went] on servers a couple of days ago,' Morton
told CRN on Tuesday. 'I expect 2.6 will come out in the second half
Mandrake Linux Advisory: stunnel (Nov 26, 2003, 14:27)
"A vulnerability was discovered in stunnel versions 3.24 and
earlier, as well as 4.00, by Steve Grubb. It was found that stunnel
leaks a critical file descriptor that can be used to hijack
Linux Journal: Linus & the Lunatics, Part I (Nov 26, 2003, 13:00)
"The first of three transcriptions of talks by Linus and friends
during the latest Linux Lunacy Geek Cruise..."
NewsForge: What Are the Best Linux IRC and IM Clients? (Nov 26, 2003, 11:00)
"I've been experimenting a bit with IRC and IM clients, but now
I'm back to the ones I've been using all along: XChat and
Computerworld NZ: Legal Risks of Open Source Under Scrutiny (Nov 26, 2003, 09:00)
"David McGuinness, of law firm Simpson Grierson, told an
audience at the GOVIS conference of government IT managers that the
unique and 'non-legalistic' nature of the open source licence and
the lack of specific legal test cases create uncertainty..."
Australian IT: 5700-year Gene Puzzle Cracked (Nov 26, 2003, 07:00)
"Australia's newest and fastest [Linux] supercomputer will be
unveiled today, having already proved itself by solving a
'5700-year problem' in 32 hours..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.0-test10-mm1 (Nov 26, 2003, 05:42)
Changelog, link within.
Linux Universe: Dropline Gnome 2.4.x [Review] (Nov 26, 2003, 04:00)
"Dropline Gnome 2.4.x is purely a desktop replacement for the
standard Slackware 9.x Gnome desktop. So you might ask why you
would need a package that is only a desktop distribution. Well
there are plenty of reasons to do this..."
The Age: Open Source Group Poised to White-ant Microsoft (Nov 26, 2003, 02:30)
"The first thing the recipient of the latest Victorian
Government grant will do with its $50,000 is white-ant the public
sector and educational strongholds of its greatest opponent,
Computer Business Review: Oracle Developers Switch Allegiance to Linux (Nov 26, 2003, 01:00)
"Oracle Corp's army of about 5,000 internal applications
developers have migrated from Unix on RISC to Linux on Intel,
ComputerWire has learned..."
Tonight Live: Lies Lies and More SCO Lies Plus I Am The Walrus, GOO GOO GA CHOOB (Nov 26, 2003, 00:00)
"More Darl, More Gates (the Comdex Keynote), Debian gets hacked,
a clueless pundit or two..."