Linux News for Jan 27, 2004
PR: SCO Offers Reward For Arrest and Conviction of MyDoom Virus Author (Jan 27, 2004, 23:00)
"The SCO Group, Inc. today confirmed that it is experiencing a
distributed Denial-of-Service (DDOS) attack..." Press release
Tonight Dead Tired: We Interrupt This Program... (Jan 27, 2004, 23:00)
The show is off for this week, tune in next week for more of The
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Oracle Moves to Support Linux Desktops (Jan 27, 2004, 22:15)
"In this interview, Wim Coekaerts -- principal, Oracle Linux
Kernel Group Corporate Architecture -- explains why the software
giant is turning its attention to the Linux desktop..."
infoSync World: Linux to Shine Bright in Mobile Devices? (Jan 27, 2004, 21:30)
"Fresh research from the Zelos Group suggests the mobile devices
market will overtake PCs by 2008--and finds no reason for why Linux
OrangeCrate: Interview with Novell’s Bruce Lowry (Jan 27, 2004, 20:45)
"This week, OrangeCrate is pleased to present an interview with
Bruce Lowry, Director of Public Relations for Novell..." [Link
InfoWorld: Red Hat Eyes Client Opportunities (Jan 27, 2004, 20:00)
"Red Hat Inc. is accelerating development of Linux for the
desktop and handheld clients, but sees considerable work to
complete before facing Microsoft Corp. in the consumer
The Australian: No Go for SCO Licences (Jan 27, 2004, 19:15)
"Austrlian government users of Linux are ignoring SCO's offer of
licences to protect them from possible legal action..."
CNET News: Intel Mulls Linux Centrino support (Jan 27, 2004, 18:30)
"Intel has in mind a two-phase approach to providing software
that Linux needs to take advantage of the processor maker's
Centrino chips, an Intel executive said Wednesday..."
BBC: EU's Mind 'Made Up' on Microsoft (Jan 27, 2004, 17:45)
"Microsoft could soon be facing multi-billion euro fines and
other sanctions for breaking European competition law..."
ZDNet UK: Gates Takes a Side-Swipe at Apple, Linux Security (Jan 27, 2004, 17:00)
"As the MyDoom virus spread rapidly across the Internet on
Monday, Bill Gates extolled the value of such attacks and warned
against other operating systems' complacency..."
Federal Computer Week: USPTO Scrutinizes Linux, Java (Jan 27, 2004, 16:15)
"U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officials are looking toward
Linux and Java technologies as they begin planning for a
comprehensive new information technology and telecommunications
LinuxWorld: Microsoft Files for XML Patents (Jan 27, 2004, 15:30)
"Patents wouldn't immediately affect OpenOffice, say
KOffice.org: KOffice 1.3 Announcement (Jan 27, 2004, 15:30)
"Big improvements have been made in KOffice 1.3 with respect to
interoperability with other office file formats..."
The Inquirer: IBM Patents Method for Paying Open Source Volunteers (Jan 27, 2004, 14:45)
"In fact, the patent, 6,658,642 goes further and gives examples
such as open source software development such as Linux as the basis
for its patent..."
CNET News: Open-Source Shifts Spell an End for UnitedLinux (Jan 27, 2004, 14:00)
"UnitedLinux, a four-company consortium formed to counterbalance
Red Hat's dominance in the Linux market, is all but dead..."
OSNews: Introduction to OpenVPN (Jan 27, 2004, 13:00)
"Last year, however, I finally found a VPN solution that was
easy to use, administer, and debug, as well as fast, flexible, and
The Register: Nokia Prefers Python to Perl for Smartphone Scripting (Jan 27, 2004, 12:00)
"Last week Lee Epting, the VP responsible for developer
programs, told us that an internal build of Perl for Series 60
would make its way into the wider world..."
ExtremeTech: A Taste of Linux (Jan 27, 2004, 11:00)
"In our other articles this week, we've looked at distros that
had to be installed to your hard disk before you could use them.
But that's not always necessary..."
LinuxBeginner: A Week with SuSE 9 (Jan 27, 2004, 10:00)
"Welcome to the second installment of a new series. As mentioned
in the last installment, during this project, I'll be installing
several Linux distributions, running them each for a 5 day week,
and keeping a daily journal..."
BitBender: Installing Slackware Linux (Jan 27, 2004, 09:00)
"What's this about 'friendly?' You heard that Slackware was too
damned hard, didn't you? If you are expecting cute graphical
wizards and penguins automating every configuration step for you,
that may be true..."
Linux.com: CLI for Noobies: Mother, May I? (Jan 27, 2004, 08:00)
"That's why we're going to get down and dirty with the CLI
today: to learn about permissions on Linux, right here, right
developerWorks: Linux on Mac: A POWER Programmer's Primer (Jan 27, 2004, 07:00)
"Even though most Linux users have treated Linux as an operating
system for their x86 white boxes, Linux runs equally well on
FedoraNews.org: Tutorial: OpenOffice: Writer - Create Page Style (Jan 27, 2004, 06:15)
"The Stylist is the basic tool for working with styles. This
tutorial will examine how to create a new page Style..."
Release Digest: KDE, January 26, 2004 (Jan 27, 2004, 05:30)
Today's KDE apps: Timix 0.2, aB Backup Tools 0.3, Bookcase 0.8,
Six, KHijriCalendarApplet, QtFprot, KWappen 1.1.4, SiteLinks 0.1,
KOffice (KWord) 1.3rc2, KOffice (KSpread) 1.3, KXML Editor 1.0,
KRunning 0.3.5, KWireless 0.7.1, Apollon 0.9.2, and KTrayNetworker
Release Digest: GNU, January 26, 2004 (Jan 27, 2004, 05:30)
Today's GNU apps: GNU libmatheval and GNU Libtool 1.5.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, January 26, 2004 (Jan 27, 2004, 05:30)
Today's GNOME apps: libxklavier 0.97, GNOME War Pad 0.2.9, and
DistroWatch: Distributions, January 26, 2004 (Jan 27, 2004, 05:30)
Today's distributions: Skolelinux pr45 and GNOPPIX 0.6.0
ExtremeTech: Review: YOPY 3700 Linux PDA (Jan 27, 2004, 04:45)
"No look at Linux PDAs, however, could reasonably ignore the
YOPY 3700 from G.mate, one of Sharp's main competitors in the Linux
Computerworld NZ: Linux Group Checks SCO Fine Print (Jan 27, 2004, 04:00)
"Large local users lay low until US courts signal
JonoBacon.org: Morality by Obscurity (Jan 27, 2004, 03:15)
"To me, free software is something that has really captured the
concept of morality and dragged it to a new form and
Computerworld Australia: GNOME If You Want To (Jan 27, 2004, 02:30)
"LinuxWorld's Nadia Cameron caught up with [Jeff] Waugh after
his presentation to ask about the team behind the GNOME project,
working with the big vendors, dealing with proprietary software
BusinessWire: Winners of Product Excellence Awards Announced at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo (Jan 27, 2004, 01:00)
"Divided into ten product categories, the LinuxWorld Product
Excellence Awards represent major areas of innovation in the Linux
and open source community..."
Electronic Frontier Foundation: DVD Descrambling Code Not a Trade Secret (Jan 27, 2004, 00:15)
"DVD CCA effectively gave up a multi-year effort to have the
republication of the program, called DeCSS, declared a violation of
trade secret laws..."