Linux News for Dec 18, 2003
AlwaysOn: The Real Reason Gates Hates Linux (Dec 18, 2003, 23:00)
"Rod Adkins speculates that Microsoft hates Linux because it
can't buy or bully an entire movement. The IBM executive also
maintains that Moore's Law is alive and well..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Innovation, Cost-Savings Highlight Mainframe-to-Linux Move (Dec 18, 2003, 22:00)
"In part two of this interview, [Sabre] systems architect Alan
Walker describes the software selection process, deployment of the
software, and the challenges and benefits of the change..."
NetworkWorldFusion: Enough About Linus, What's the Story with the Penguin? (Dec 18, 2003, 21:15)
"Torvalds wanted a 'beanbag' for a logo, and that's what Larry
Ewing gave him..."
LinuxInsider: From Browser to Platform: Mozilla Rises (Dec 18, 2003, 20:45)
"It seems obvious in hindsight. With user clients like
e-mailers, HTML composers, calenders, debuggers, chat applications
and address books, Mozilla must be far more than just a Web
browser. And it is..."
internetnews.com: Linux 2.6 Unleashed (Dec 18, 2003, 20:00)
"Joe Eckert, a SuSE spokesperson, doesn't think the timeframe
for including the 2.6 kernel in its Enterprise edition is too
CRN: JBoss Group CEO Calls For Partner Assistance (Dec 18, 2003, 19:15)
"In an interview with CRN Editor-in-Chief Michael Vizard, the
JBoss Group CEO explains why the JBoss Group needed to shore up the
JBoss certification process..."
OSNews: First Impressions on Xandros 2.0 Standard Edition (Dec 18, 2003, 18:45)
"I first tried Xandros when they released version 1.1. Being
quite skeptical, I was unsure what to expect from this spawn of
PR: MandrakeSoft Makes a MandrakeMove (Dec 18, 2003, 18:00)
"MandrakeSoft, the maker of the popular Mandrake Linux
distribution, today announced the release of MandrakeMove, a
complete Linux desktop system that runs 'on the fly' from a single
bootable CD..." Press release within.
AP/Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Austin Considering Shift from Microsoft to Free Software (Dec 18, 2003, 17:00)
"The tech hot spot of Austin is considering removing Microsoft
Corp. software from some of its computers and replacing it with
open-source software in what could be another setback for the
technology giant's lucrative government business..."
Joe Pranevich: Wonderful World of Linux 2.6 - Final (Dec 18, 2003, 16:00)
"With the official release of Linux 2.6.0 just hours ago, I've
just put the finishing touches on my 'Wonderful World of Linux 2.6'
document, my reasonably complete description of new features in the
Mandrake Linux 9.0 Support Announcement (Dec 18, 2003, 15:55)
"Mandrake Linux 9.0 has entered its last phase of support and as
a result will only be receiving critical updates to the base
CNET News: Linux Gets Heart Transplant With 2.6.0 (Dec 18, 2003, 15:00)
"Top programmers on Wednesday released a major update to Linux,
version 2.6.0, a change that's expected to help carry the
open-source operating system into new markets..."
Linux Journal: Followup with the LUG Of Iraq (Dec 18, 2003, 13:00)
"Can the Linux User Group of Iraq save their country's IT
business from proprietary lock-in? And what can you do to help?
Adam Davidson of Minnesota Public Radio catches up with the scene
ReallyLinux: Which Linux Flavor is Best? (Dec 18, 2003, 11:30)
"Yet, the age old question 'so, which Linux flavor should I
get?' keeps popping up and as far as I know, other than basic
reviews of new shrink-wrapped versions, few have stood up and given
a straight answer..."
OSNews: Linux on the Opteron, Part II (Dec 18, 2003, 10:00)
"This is the second installment of the 'Linux on the Opteron,
are we ready?' article. Basically, it is a 'where are we now?'
article, noting that what once did work now does not, and others
that did not work now do..."
NewsForge: Dual-booting W2K and SuSE 9.0 Professional (Dec 18, 2003, 08:30)
"It came with an operating system that has a viral nature. No,
I'm not talking about GPL licensing. I mean it came pre-loaded with
Windows, which is the official ground zero for Internet
LinuxDevices: Samsung Debuts Linux-powered Smartphone in China (Dec 18, 2003, 07:00)
"This confirms an earlier rumor that Samsung would ship a Linux
smartphone in 2003..."
developerWorks: Review of Python IDEs (Dec 18, 2003, 05:30)
"David [Mertz] looks at four open source development
environments for working with Python code on Unix-like operating
systems. He evaluates two general-purpose editors/environments and
two Python-specific ones, and compares the merits of each..."
GNOME Summary: November 30 - December 6, 2003 (Dec 18, 2003, 05:00)
Community Roundup: The latest compilation of
news from the GNOME Project.
Release Digest: GNU, December 17, 2003 (Dec 18, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNU app: tla 1.1.
Release Digest: GNOME, December 17, 2003 (Dec 18, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME app: Narim 0.3.
DistroWatch: Distributions, December 17, 2003 (Dec 18, 2003, 05:00)
Today's distributions: Xteam Linux Preview 5 and K12LTSP Linux
The Age: There's So Much More to Open Source Software Than Just Linux (Dec 18, 2003, 04:00)
"A variety of software is available in open source. Websites
such as Sourceforge and Freshmeat list thousands of open source
utilities and applications that anyone can download at no
ZDNet: In Defense of Proprietary Software (Dec 18, 2003, 02:30)
"Of particular interest, however, was a moderated debate on the
issue of preferential treatment for open-source products in
government procurement, a topic I have discussed in the
NewsForge: RMS Covers WSIS (Dec 18, 2003, 01:00)
"In effect, civil society was offered the chance to speak to a