Linux News for Jan 29, 2004
Computerworld Australia: Scientists to Share Open Source Data Management App (Jan 29, 2004, 23:30)
"Dr Ann Thresher, the head of Jafoos, said legacy SGI systems
are hampering the Quest data management application..."
Stolen SCO Code in Linux Cannot be Displayed (Jan 29, 2004, 22:00)
In the midst of a pitched battle between the forces of good and
evil, there's always a few people who use humor as their
Mad Penguin: Sun's Java Desktop System 2003 Reviewed (Jan 29, 2004, 21:00)
"Since the day I first heard about the possibility of Sun
producing a Linux desktop, I was genuinely interested in seeing and
testing it when it was released. Well, here is my chance and I am
happy to be here reporting back to you..."
internetnews.com: Red Hat 's Fedora Legacy Offers Another Option (Jan 29, 2004, 20:00)
"A community project called Fedora Legacy was also mentioned,
but the group hadn't made any releases. That's now changed, as the
group has announced its first round of official updates..."
Aftenposten: 'DVD-Jon' Demands Compensation (Jan 29, 2004, 19:00)
"Jon Lech Johansen, who spent four years fending off computer
piracy charges, now wants some compensation..."
The Register: Microsoft Wins Lindows Fight in the Netherlands (Jan 29, 2004, 18:30)
"Resellers of the Linux distribution Lindows in the Netherlands
were ordered today to stop selling the product..."
PC Magazine: IBM's Blue Linux on the Desktop (Jan 29, 2004, 18:00)
"Although nobody has been able to smuggle out a single
screenshot of the top-secret IBM Linux desktop OS--often referred
to as Blue Linux--I have friends who have seen it..."
LinuxPlanet: Clear Open Standards Or Ambiguity in Massachusetts? (Jan 29, 2004, 17:00)
"When the Massachusetts government released its new IT standards
of aquisition ealier this month, it seemed a strong step forward
for the cause of open standards. Of course, firms like CompTIA have
their objections to the new policies..."
VNUnet: Newham Saves £1m a Year in Microsoft Deal (Jan 29, 2004, 16:00)
"Newham Council expects to save £1m a year by sticking
with Microsoft rather than migrating to an open source alternative,
after negotiating much-improved terms with the software
Sydney Morning Herald: Debian is Fastest Growing Linux Distribution (Jan 29, 2004, 15:00)
"The free Linux distribution, Debian GNU/Linux, has become the
fastest growing distribution in the period from July last
AP/WCVB: Novell Moving HQ To Mass. (Jan 29, 2004, 14:00)
"The networking software company Novell Inc. has moved its
corporate headquarters from Provo, Utah, to Waltham, Mass..." It'll
be a shorter commute for the Ximian crew...
Linux.com: Spawn of Debian Faceoff: LibraNet 2.8.1 (Jan 29, 2004, 13:00)
"LibraNet is aimed more at existing Linux users--including
Debian users--than those from the Windows world..."
InfoWorld: Sun Sees Jxta Gathering Steam (Jan 29, 2004, 11:30)
"Sun Microsystems Inc. says its Jxta technology for peer-to-peer
computing is gathering steam and may soon make its way into some of
its own products..."
PCBurn.com: Mandrake Linux 9.2 AMD64 Review (Jan 29, 2004, 10:00)
"However, if you have an AMD64 box and are looking to install a
Linux distribution on it this just might help you make a decision
on what or what not to install..."
About.com: Yopy 3700 by G.Mate [Review] (Jan 29, 2004, 08:30)
"When I first received the Yopy 3700 to review, I have to say
the first thing that caught my eye was the unique form
TMC Internet Telephony: Open Source Telephony... The Next Big Thing (Jan 29, 2004, 07:00)
"One of the next frontiers for open source is telecom. It is
here, in this space, where a company called Asterisk is making a
name for itself by offering an open source Linux PBX..."
FedoraNews.org: Installation of LAMP Using Apache Toolbox (Jan 29, 2004, 05:30)
"Some people will use Perl or Python for P instead of PHP.
Without going into that argument, we will now see how Apache, MySQL
and PHP can be installed in your Fedora box using an amazing tool
called Apache Toolbox..."
Release Digest: KDE, January 28, 2004 (Jan 29, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Media-Detect 0.42a, ksblc, Hayes 1.4, Light
Hawk 0.51, Kit 1.6, Megami 1.32, KLearnNotes2 1.1, kvocabs 0.2.1,
KDevelop 3.0.0rc1, KLogWatch 1.7, and Kid3 0.4.
Release Digest: GNU, January 28, 2004 (Jan 29, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNU app: Gnu arch 1.2pre2.
Release Digest: GNOME, January 28, 2004 (Jan 29, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: gURLChecker 0.7.7, Muine 0.3.0, and
osViews: GNU/Linux Home Desktop Kit PC Project Part 5: User Defaults (Jan 29, 2004, 04:00)
"None of the 80 plus Linux distributions I've tried, make any
attempt at pre configuring sensible defaults for the applications
bundled with the OS..."
Computerworld: Alaska Airlines Opts for Linux-Based Booking Engine (Jan 29, 2004, 02:30)
"Alaska Airlines this week said it has completed the migration
of its online travel planning and pricing engine to a PC-based
system running the Linux operating system..."
ZDNet: Postcard from Penguin Land, Parts 1 and 2 (Jan 29, 2004, 01:00)
"I must be in the wrong place. It seems like everybody in the
building, including some guy with an electronic lapel pin streaming
words, is wearing a suit and tie. My suits and ties are back in