Linux News for Jan 22, 2004
Tech Central Station: Today Linux, Tomorrow the World? (Jan 22, 2004, 23:30)
"The theory is that Linux and other open source programs are
written by hordes of volunteers, each contributing his/her widow's
mite of code..."
eWeek: Microsoft Exec Slams Linux 'Noise' in E-Mail to Staff (Jan 22, 2004, 22:00)
"Microsoft Corp. is ratcheting up the rhetoric in its battle to
contain the fallout from dissatisfied customers moving to the
open-source Linux operating system..."
Forbes: Linux TV (Jan 22, 2004, 21:00)
"The world's top electronics makers are rallying around an
operating system--and it's not Windows..."
Yahoo/Investor's Business Daily: On Desktop PCs, Linux Is A Bigger Hit With Smaller Businesses (Jan 22, 2004, 20:00)
"Smaller businesses - not corporate giants - are the most eager
Linux adopters, according to a December study by SG Cowen..."
eWeek: Amazon.com at LinuxWorld: All Linux, All the Time (Jan 22, 2004, 19:00)
"Like the floor wax that is also a dessert topping, Amazon.com
wants to be more than just a retailer..."
Silicon.com: Sun Slams IBM's Desktop Confusion (Jan 22, 2004, 18:30)
"Sun has offered IBM the benefit of its 'experience' if Big Blue
decides it wants to implement a wholesale move to the Linux
internetnews.com: Perens: New Patent-Suit Threats Poised to Strike (Jan 22, 2004, 18:00)
"SCO Group's legal moves over Linux will fizzle, but the IT
world may soon feel a new chill in the form of patent lawsuits from
other vendors, open-source advocate Bruce Perens predicted
NewsForge: MandrakeSoft Now Profitable, Says CEO Bancilhon (Jan 22, 2004, 17:30)
LinuxWorld Expo: "During an inteview with
NewsForge at LinuxWorld, MandrakeSoft CEO Francois Bancilhon said
the company is releasing financial results today that show a
Sydney Morning Herald: Aust Firm Tells SCO to Detail Evidence (Jan 22, 2004, 17:00)
"A Perth-based open source consulting company has told the SCO
Group that unless it details, by February 1, the specifics of what
it claims are IP violations in the Linux kernel, the company would
refer the matter to the appropriate legal authorities..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: LinuxWorld: SuSE Enterprise Server 8 Reaches Common Criteria EAL3 (Jan 22, 2004, 16:00)
"Common Criteria certification is coming in record fashion for
Nuremberg, Germany-based Linux distributor SuSE Linux AG..."
Novell Ditches UnitedLinux, Joins Eclipse (Jan 22, 2004, 15:30)
LinuxWorld Expo: "At LinuxWorld yesterday,
Novell CEO Jack Messman made the surprise statement that Novell is
done with UnitedLinux..."
Computerworld: LinuxWorld: A Defiant IBM says Linux Indemnification is Unnecessary (Jan 22, 2004, 15:00)
LinuxWorld Expo: "IBM publicly weighed in on
the issue at a product announcement news conference, arguing that
there's really no need for it to indemnify its growing pool of
6,300 Linux customers..."
SCO Takes Linux Fight to Congress (Jan 22, 2004, 14:00)
The SCO Group has apparently been sending anti-GPL letters to
members of the US Congress. Find out what's in the letters and what
one new Open Source group is doing about it.
LinuxNews.pl: Linux in the Ministry of Finance in Poland (Jan 22, 2004, 13:00)
"It is the biggest delivery of such devices in Poland and, if we
include one-time orders, one of the biggest in the world--one known
example is the delivery of 30.000 terminals based on Linux for
osViews: Appleworks and OpenOffice.org -- A Perfect Match? (Jan 22, 2004, 11:30)
"While OpenOffice.org is already the dominant office suite on
Linux, and is probably a secure number two on Windows, it is only
just beginning to find its place on Macs..."
Linux Magazine: IBM pSeries 615 (Review) (Jan 22, 2004, 10:00)
"But what of POWER, the IBM platform of which the Chief Penguin
spoke so highly...?"
OSNews: Review of Onebase 2004 Linux (Jan 22, 2004, 08:30)
"Onebase is still a very new distribution - the first version
appeared only in July 2003, and Onebase 2004 released in early
January 2004 is a major rewrite and enhancement of the original
KernelTrap: Linux: C++ In The Kernel? (Jan 22, 2004, 07:00)
"The request was for ideas on fixing C++ related compilation
errors, but the thread quickly turned into a lengthy debate on
whether or not C++ had a place in the Linux kernel..."
developerWorks: Developing a Web Service on Linux (Jan 22, 2004, 05:30)
"This article walks you through building and testing a Web
service on Linux, using a hypothetical banking application as an
Release Digest: KDE, January 21, 2004 (Jan 22, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Planets 3D, Aethera 1.0.2, KBarcode 1.7.2,
KStreamRipper 0.2, kdsl 0.1 alpha, PwManager, and
Release Digest: GNOME, January 21, 2004 (Jan 22, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Gnumeric 1.2, GnoCHM 0.7.0, Gretools
vocabulary builder 1.2.1, and Gretools vocabulary builder
DistroWatch: Distributions, January 21, 2004 (Jan 22, 2004, 05:00)
Today's distributions: Conectiva Linux 10 TP2 and STUX GNU/Linux
Processor.com: Whom Do You Trust? (Jan 22, 2004, 04:00)
"Recently, I have noted a growing effort by some in IT to
question the motives of programmers and organizations that produce
CRN: Database, Security, Storage Are Next Layers For Open Source Commoditization (Jan 22, 2004, 02:30)
"Key open source advocates point to databases, security and
storage as the next big categories ripe for commoditization..."
LinuxDevices: Interview with Beagle-2 Mars Mission's Linux Software Principal Developer (Jan 22, 2004, 01:00)
"...[A] brief interview with Stewart Hall, principal developer
of the Linux-based Mission Control Software and Mission Planning
Software for the European Beagle-2 Mars lander project..."
ITBusiness.ca: Linux: Navigating the Road Ahead (Jan 22, 2004, 00:00)
"Linux is technically ready to take on the data centre and
desktop, but technical capability isn't everything. Analysts warn
that proceeding too quickly will lead to chaos..."