Linux News for Jan 30, 2004
Editor's Note: Moving Towards a Clearer Desktop Goal (Jan 30, 2004, 23:30)
"I am becoming increasingly concerned with the Linux on the
desktop movement that's innundating the community of late..."
Release Digest: KDE, January 30, 2004 (Jan 30, 2004, 23:30)
Today's KDE apps: Quax 1.0-1, KcmPureFTPd 0.9.1, KTrayNetworker
0.4 beta, Kile 1.6.1, KMT 0.2, KMPlayer, logviewer 0.71, KLogWatch
1.7, cdcat, and KAlarm 1.0.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, January 30, 2004 (Jan 30, 2004, 23:30)
Today's GNOME apps: Dr. Geo 0.9.12 and OpenHacha 0.5.
Release Digest: Distributions, January 30, 2004 (Jan 30, 2004, 23:30)
Today's distributions: RUNT 3.2, Feather Linux 0.3.4, and
LinuxPlanet: Economy On An Uptick, Say Some .Orgs (Jan 30, 2004, 22:00)
"The major vendors all have their press announcements and PR
people to let us know how things went at LinuxWorld for them. But
how did the .Org Pavilion do during the show? From all indications,
not too bad, not too bad at all..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.2-rc2-mm2 (Jan 30, 2004, 21:00)
Changelog, link within.
Australian IT: Minister Rails Against Software 'Monopoly' (Jan 30, 2004, 21:00)
"NSW Commerce Minister John Della Bosca says the state wanted to
dismantle its reliance on a 'near monopoly' software by pursuing an
open source strategy..."
Williamette Week: The Rebel Alliance (Jan 30, 2004, 20:00)
"An unlikely army of hacker hippies, geek visionaries,
idealistic teachers and corporate giants is making Portland ground
zero of a digital revolution..."
Forbes: The Open Source World (Jan 30, 2004, 19:00)
"Rob Soni, a venture capitalist with Matrix Partners in Waltham,
Mass., backed a bunch of equipment makers during the telecom boom.
Now he's looking for another windfall, courtesy of open source
Groklaw: SCO's 10K, MyDoom, and the Morgan Keegan Letters (Jan 30, 2004, 18:00)
"The new SCO 10K is available. There are some interesting
exhibits, as well. What is missing in the long list of exhibits are
the Sun and Microsoft licenses..."
ZDNet Australia: Lindows Offers OS for Free Over p2p (Jan 30, 2004, 17:00)
"Lindows has announced it plans to distribute its LindowsLive
operating system for free via peer-to-peer networks..."
SUSE Linux Advisory: gaim (Jan 30, 2004, 16:59)
"Stefan Esser found 12 vulnerabilities in gaim that can lead to
a remote system compromise with the privileges of the user running
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.25-pre8 (Jan 30, 2004, 16:00)
Incremental changelog, links within.
MyDoom Tracked to Russia, Can SCO Defend? (Jan 30, 2004, 16:00)
The Moscow Times reports that origins of the MyDoom virus seem
to be from Russian ISPs. Meanwhile, Netcraft details SCO's best
hope for defending against the predicted DDOS attack: Linux
Groklaw: Decatur Jones' Dion Cornett on SCO (Jan 30, 2004, 15:00)
Leading financial analyst on the prospects of SCO's IP division:
"We believe it is now unlikely that SCO will generate meaningful
end-user SCOSource revenue in 2004..."
ZDNet UK: War of Words Greets Microsoft's UK Anti-Linux Campaign (Jan 30, 2004, 14:00)
"While the software giant says research shows that its operating
system is actually cheaper, Linux companies say the campaign simply
proves how good the open-source operating system is..."
Linux Journal: The Role of Linux in Grid Computing (Jan 30, 2004, 13:00)
"We don't know yet if Linux will rule grid computing, but it's
definitely a major contender..."
developerWorks: Grid computing -- Next-Generation Distributed Computing (Jan 30, 2004, 11:30)
"In this first of a series of articles, Matt Haynos provides a
cursory analysis of the similarities and differences between grid
computing and such distributed computing systems as P2P, CORBA,
cluster computing, and DCE..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Survey: IT Spending Back From The Dead (Jan 30, 2004, 10:00)
"Additionally, IT workers were asked specifically about spending
plans in their areas of expertise, such as Lotus Notes/Domino,
Linux, Web services and customer relationship management
CrossNodes: Keeping Accurate Time on Linux (Jan 30, 2004, 08:30)
"In this article we'll cover how to set up a local time server
on a LAN, without discussing the protocol itself at all, even
though it is very cool..."
FedoraNews.org : HOWTO : Mars24 - Time on Mars (Jan 30, 2004, 07:00)
"Mars24 is a Java program and browser applet which displays a
Mars 'sunclock,' a graphical representation of Mars showing the
current sun- and nightsides of Mars..."
Release Digest: KDE, January 29, 2004 (Jan 30, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: ksirtet, kmines, kfouleggs, klickety,
Media-Detect 0.42b, landscape, Realrekord 0.9-jr1, BibleTime 1.4.1,
Kile 1.6.1, and Konference.
Release Digest: GNOME, January 29, 2004 (Jan 30, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNOME app: Revelation 0.1.1.
Release Digest: Distributions, January 29, 2004 (Jan 30, 2004, 05:00)
Today's distributions: Buffalo Linux 1.1.2 and Lineox Enterprise
OSNews: Opinion: A User's Journey to Linux Concludes on Xandros (Jan 30, 2004, 04:00)
"Feeling defeated, I flew the surrender flag and went back to
Windows. That is until I met Corel Linux. Then things began to
happen. I guess you could say she really turned me on..."
IT-Analysis: Linux Laptop a Prince Among Young Frogs (Jan 30, 2004, 02:30)
"After kissing a few frogs with some heavyweight laptops that
didn't quite transform into princely sales, Tadpole is hoping for
more success with their latest product family, Talin..."
MozillaQuest: Novell Linux Dominates LinuxWorld 2004--Overview (Jan 30, 2004, 01:00)
"Novell is well on its way to being the number one enterprise
and desktop GNU-Linux distributor. It might be there already.
Novell dominated last week's LinuxWorld Exposition..."