Linux News for Dec 23, 2003
CNET News: IE Fix Mends Flawed Open-Source Patch (Dec 23, 2003, 23:30)
"A Web site that published a third-party patch to fix a security
hole in Microsoft's Internet Explorer has had to reissue the patch,
after the original was found to be flawed..."
NewsForge: SCO Shows Financials But Avoids Reporters (Dec 23, 2003, 22:00)
"The Lindon, Utah-based company hosted the obligatory Q&A
session following discussion of the financials, but as has been the
case in previous press/analyst conferences, it appeared that
callers were carefully screened to ensure only SCO-friendly
analysts were allowed questions..."
internetnews.com: New Survey Finds No Linux 'Chill' From SCO Suit (Dec 23, 2003, 21:15)
"'None [of the companies surveyed] have concluded they're liable
in any way,' he said. The survey asked companies whether the SCO
lawsuit was impacting their deployment plans..."
LinuxPlanet: iSeries Linux Apps Now Total 300, EFT Solution Is The Latest (Dec 23, 2003, 20:30)
300 applications may not seem like a lot, but as IBM's customers
are learning, it's the quality more than the quantity that's
driving the big adoptions of this mid-range server series.
Computerworld: Schwab Goes Live with Grid Computing Technology (Dec 23, 2003, 19:00)
"The brokerage plans to expand the [Linux] system to thousands
of servers next year..."
Tonight: Seasons Greetings from The Linux Show (Dec 23, 2003, 17:30)
"Kevin Hill, Arne Flones, Doc Searls, Russ Pavlicek, and Jeff
Gerhardt wish to you all seasons greetings and a prosperous New
Repost: NewsForge: Microsoft asks Linux Users, "How Can We Get Your Business?' (Dec 23, 2003, 16:00)
"Microsoft has started distributing two online surveys to Linux
User Groups and Linux users in general, one asking primarily about
home computer use, the other about business use..." [Reposted
story, note within. -ed.]
Line56: The OSS Fear Factor (Dec 23, 2003, 16:00)
"Ask a group of corporate IT leaders whether they'd rather stick
their arms into a box of tarantulas or allow open source software
(OSS) on their networks, and odds are most would start rolling up
KernelTrap: Interview: Marcelo Tosatti (Dec 23, 2003, 14:30)
"In this interview he looks at how he became the 2.4 maintainer,
the challenges involved, and brings us up to date with the current
status of the 2.4 kernel..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.0-mm1 (Dec 23, 2003, 14:11)
Changelog, link within.
New York Times: Creator of Linux Defends Its Originality (Dec 23, 2003, 13:30)
"Linus Torvalds, creator of the popular Linux computer operating
system, defended his work yesterday as not always lovely but
original--and certainly not copied, as a Utah company has
contended... [Free registration required. -ed.]
developerWorks: Putting Linux Reliability to the Test (Dec 23, 2003, 13:00)
"This paper documents the test results and analysis of the Linux
kernel and other core OS components, including everything from
libraries and device drivers to file systems and networking, all
under some fairly adverse conditions, and over lengthy
The Mercury News: Luminary in Open-Source Movement Developed the Apache Web Server (Dec 23, 2003, 11:30)
"'Brian may not be that well-known to the general public,'
Torvalds said in an e-mail, 'but when it comes to tech people,
what's more well-known than Apache...?'"
The Straits Times: Can Linux Kick Butt? (Dec 23, 2003, 10:00)
"As far as PC operating systems (OS) go, it's free, more
resistant to viruses and it works just as well on your
five-year-old PC as it will on the latest gigahertz machine..."
OfB.biz: Basic Lesson 2: A Home of Your Own (Dec 23, 2003, 08:30)
"As Ed Hurst continues his Clueless Computer User's Guide to
Open Source, Ed explains something very important everyone
should know about GNU/Linux and UNIX: where your files go in those
developerWorks: Postmortem Memory Profiling with PERL (Dec 23, 2003, 07:00)
"Problems with memory, such as leaks and memory-greedy
applications can cause many problems for application developers;
more so for wireless applications due to the prevalence of
memory-constrained devices as platforms..."
Release Digest: KDE, December 22, 2003 (Dec 23, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Opale 0.5 and Konserve v0.9.
Release Digest: GNOME, December 22, 2003 (Dec 23, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Translator for GNOME 0.1.0, Rhythmbox 0.6.3,
gnome-mud 0.10.4, libxklavier 0.96, Silky 0.4.2, sussen 0.7, gnocl
0.5.14, and Audio File Library 0.2.5.
New Linux IA-32 Drivers from Nvidia (Dec 23, 2003, 05:00)
Today's general app: Nvidia IA-32 Drivers 1.0-5328
DistroWatch: Distributions, December 22, 2003 (Dec 23, 2003, 05:00)
Today's distributions: Devil-Linux 1.0.3 and Puppy Linux
NewsForge: Frozen-Bubbles: A Bigger Escape Key (Dec 23, 2003, 04:00)
"On my Red Hat desktop, freecell was the big escape key. Now
that I'm running Mandrake, I've found a new one. It's called
Groklaw: Linus' First Analysis of the Files (Dec 23, 2003, 02:30)
"There will be more to say later, but the bottom line is that
SCO appears to have made a copyright claim to some files that Linus
Linux Business Week: Can CA Save Linux from the Great Satan SCO? (Dec 23, 2003, 02:30)
"It's dawned on Computer Associates that IBM pays it royalties
for the SMP technology in AIX, IBM's version of Unix, because of
the work done long ago by Unix icon Locus Computing
OSNews: XFce-4--A Refreshingly Solid Desktop (Dec 23, 2003, 01:00)
"XFce-4 was a perfect match for me. It had everything that I
like in a Desktop Environment, without any of the bloat found