Linux News for Dec 24, 2003
Editor's Note: Time to Slow Down... (Dec 24, 2003, 23:30)
Christmas is coming, the holidays are here;
Linux Today is on vacation, but have no fear...
Release Digest: GNU, December 24, 2003 (Dec 24, 2003, 23:30)
Today's GNU app: GnuPG 1.2.4.
Release Digest: KDE, December 24, 2003 (Dec 24, 2003, 23:30)
Today's KDE apps: Rekall 2.2.0 Beta1 and KBudget 0.6 RC1.
Release Digest: GNOME, December 24, 2003 (Dec 24, 2003, 23:30)
Today's GNOME apps: gwget2 0.9 and gLabels 1.93.1.
DistroWatch: Distributions, December 24, 2003 (Dec 24, 2003, 23:30)
Today's distributions: LRs GNU/Linux Creme-13, CollegeLinux 2.5,
Gibraltar Firewall 1.1, Openwall GNU/*/Linux 1.1, Ankur Bangla 1.0,
Feather Linux 0.3, and Aurox Live 1.2.0.
OSNews: Linux Desktop Distro Shootout Part IV: LindowsOS 4.5 (Dec 24, 2003, 22:00)
"So far this series has checked out Lindows 4.0, Libranet 2.8.1
and MEPIS 2003.10. Meanwhile both Lindows.com and Xandros have been
busy little beavers and spat out new versions of their software,
each on the same day..."
internetnews.com: A FAT Licensing Uproar? (Dec 24, 2003, 20:30)
"Where many industry watchers applauded the move by the world's
largest software company to open up its intellectual property,
others saw it as a move to put a stumbling block in the way of
Wired: Clark Campaign Going Open Source (Dec 24, 2003, 20:30)
"[US] Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark is looking
for a few good [open-source] programmers, designers and technical
KDE Dot News: Konqi Meets Lindows CEO Michael Robertson (Dec 24, 2003, 19:00)
"KDE Dot News took the chance to meet Michael Robertson for an
interview and chat about KDE and Lindows..."
CIO Insight: Technology: Open Source--Not If, But How (Dec 24, 2003, 17:30)
The religious wars over open-source software—especially
Linux—are over. What lies ahead is a steely-eyed pragmatism
about the software's pros and cons.
Computerworld Australia: Linux's Other File Sharing Software (Dec 24, 2003, 16:00)
"Now a second Linux clustered file system supplier has piped up,
PolyServe Inc., and it says it's far more important to enterprises
AP/ABC News: SCO Group Disputes Novell Copyright Claim (Dec 24, 2003, 14:30)
"'In our opinion, Novell is confused,' responded Blake Stowell,
a spokesman for Lindon-based SCO Group..."
Editor's Note: 50,000 Glimpses, One Web Site (Dec 24, 2003, 13:00)
An early Christmas present arrived on our virtual doorstep this
morning. And you helped deliver it.
ZDNet UK: 2004: The Year of Desktop Linux? (Dec 24, 2003, 11:30)
"The hype may have faded from the idea of desktop Linux, but
that hasn't stopped governments and corporations from beginning to
test the waters..."
LinuxElectrons: St. Jude Prescribes Linux SuperComputer (Dec 24, 2003, 10:00)
"St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has joined the ranks of
world-class supercomputer users around the world with the
installation of an IBM computer system that can perform more than
600 billion operations per second..."
UNIXReview.com: Review: LindowsOS 4 (Dec 24, 2003, 08:30)
"'Lindows is not endorsed by or affiliated with Microsoft
Corporation in any way--in fact, we don't even really like them
because they are suing us...'"
The Software Corner Review: Mepis Linux (Dec 24, 2003, 07:00)
"One thing that caught my eye was a line that read 'loading
Mepis file system.' This is not a file system that I'm familiar
with, and am curious to look into it further..."
Release Digest: GNOME, December 23, 2003 (Dec 24, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME app: gcalctool 4.3.31.
OfB.biz: Shuttle's SB62G2 Tops Our Linux System List (Dec 24, 2003, 04:00)
"However, if you are looking for systems that offer something
more than a basic tower that includes GNU/Linux, you need to look
The Mercury News: Invasion of the Centibots (Dec 24, 2003, 02:30)
"When Randy Gobbel joined SRI International a year ago, one of
the coolest things about his new job in the Engineering Building
was the little red robots wandering the halls..."
LinuxValue: Russell Pavlicek on the Sanity of Open Source Development (Dec 24, 2003, 01:00)
"If you're in the trenches trying to convince your IT executives
to move some key business applications to Linux and open source
software, you might quietly drop a copy of Russell C. Pavlicek's
book on their chair..."