Linux News for Feb 26, 2004
Business Standard: Open Source to Run 50 Per Cent IT Infrastructure in 5 Years: MAIT (Feb 26, 2004, 23:00)
"Information technology industry watcher MAIT has predicted that
within five years, nearly 50 per cent of the software
infrastructure could be taken up by open source software..."
TechNewsWorld: Drama at the Computing Core (Feb 26, 2004, 22:00)
"From the beginning, IT executives at Boscov's department store
have had a mainframe bias..."
SmoothWall Project Advisory: kernel (Feb 26, 2004, 21:59)
"Critical security vulnerabilities have been found in the Linux
Red Hat Linux Advisories: mod_python, libxml2 (Feb 26, 2004, 21:55)
Two security advisories from Red Hat, Inc.
CXOtoday: Breach Candy Hospital Diagnosed With Linux Dilemma (Feb 26, 2004, 21:00)
"Breach Candy Hospital is one amongst a list of many, who has
jumped on to the Linux bandwagon too soon, and is now left to fend
for itself in the lair of repent..." [Link repaired.
Fedora Core Advisory: libxml2 (Feb 26, 2004, 20:55)
"Updated libxml2 packages are available to fix an overflow when
parsing the URI for remote resources..."
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia: Censis: "Open Source" to Boost Use of New Technologies (Feb 26, 2004, 20:00)
"In order to promote innovation, we need to set up new 'open
source' models and solutions and projects that are aimed at
developing specific solutions for SMEs in Italy and the Public
internetnews.com: IBM Won't Oppose SCO's Copyright Claim (Feb 26, 2004, 19:00)
"IBM has told a U.S. court it won't oppose a motion by the SCO
Group to add copyright infringement claims to the latter's Linux
lawsuit against Big Blue..."
ESR: The Luxury of Ignorance: An Open-Source Horror Story (Feb 26, 2004, 19:00)
"The point of this essay is not, therefore, just to beat up on
the CUPS people--it's also to beat up on every other open-source
designer who does equally thoughtless things under the fond
delusion that a slick-looking UI is a well-designed UI..."
Enterprise Linux IT: Head to Head: Red Hat vs. SuSE (Feb 26, 2004, 18:00)
"There are differences--yet on the technology side, the bottom
line is that both companies use the same Linux kernel as the
foundation for their open-source software offerings..."
CNET News: IBM Rises, Sun Sinks in Server Market (Feb 26, 2004, 17:00)
"IBM widened its lead in the worldwide server market in 2003 at
the expense of Sun Microsystems, making particular gains in the
Unix server market, new figures show..."
Boston Globe: Expanding the Playing Field for Linux Users (Feb 26, 2004, 16:00)
"Computer experts will tell you that Linux software is
unbeatable at tasks like scientific supercomputing or corporate
number-crunching. But offer to take them on in a rousing round of
Empire Earth or some other popular computer game, and watch their
Computerworld Australia: IBM Escalates SMB War with Microsoft (Feb 26, 2004, 15:00)
"Company officials claim that more than 70 percent of those
developers signed up for the program are supporting IBM server
software running on some flavor of Linux..."
CNET News: IBM Urges Sun to Make Java Open Source (Feb 26, 2004, 14:00)
"IBM on Wednesday sent an open letter to Sun Microsystems,
urging the company to make Java technology open source, CNET
News.com has learned..."
LinuxDevices: Moving an Existing System to the 2.6 Kernel (Feb 26, 2004, 13:00)
"This installment in the series provides an overview of
converting an existing development system to use a 2.6
Techtree: Open Source Software: A Gift Of Technology (Feb 26, 2004, 11:30)
"The National Conference on Open Source Software (OSS) was held
by MAIT at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumba i to discuss the use of OSS
in different networking systems..."
DesktopOS: A Comprehensive Review of Lycoris Software (Feb 26, 2004, 10:00)
"As you'll immediately discover, I'm quite fond of Desktop/LX
and the manner in which Lycoris operates as well as continually
proving their commitment to their users..."
Virtual Sky: Review of ALT Linux Compact 2.3 (Feb 26, 2004, 08:30)
"However, over the past five months, I've seen the beta releases
make wonderful progress. Besides a few minor bugs, I believe that
Compact 2.3 is ready for the computing public..."
FedoraNews.org: Tutorial: Creating a Local yum Repository (Feb 26, 2004, 07:00)
"In this article, I'll going to show how to setup a local
repository based on a simple shell script that uses wget to
download the packages from Internet..."
Sitepoint: Configure Web Logs in Apache (Feb 26, 2004, 05:30)
"Traffic analysis is central to most Websites, and the key to
getting the most out of your traffic analysis revolves around how
you configure your Web logs..."
Release Digest: KDE, February 25, 2004 (Feb 26, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: KNetworkConf 0.5 final, SNMPMonitor,
EventWatcher 0.2.1, cmd ioslave 0.2, and KDbg 1.9.4.
Release Digest: GNOME, February 25, 2004 (Feb 26, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Yelp 2.5.6, GLib-2.3.3, Pango-1.3.3, GNOME
Desktop Themes 2.5.90, gnopernicus 0.7.5, and GTK+-2.3.4.
DistroWatch: Distributions, February 25, 2004 (Feb 26, 2004, 05:00)
Today's distributions: CRUX PPC 1.3.1 and SLAX 4.0.1.
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.3-mm4 (Feb 26, 2004, 04:00)
Changelog, link within.
Orange Crate: Old Wars Never Fade Away (Feb 26, 2004, 04:00)
"Is there a possibility that the root cause of the licensing
scheme with the SCO Group funded by Microsoft was a measure of
their intended destruction of Novell...?"
OSNews: X Marks the Spot: Looking Back at X11 Developments of Past Year (Feb 26, 2004, 02:00)
"In this brief article, I attempt to share my impression on what
the changes mean for users of free software on the desktop. It
appears that XFree86 is in some turmoil, and it may leave some to
infer that free desktop systems will suffer..."
CSDA SSN: Fixing Statistical Errors in Spreadsheet Software: The Cases of Gnumeric and Excel (Feb 26, 2004, 01:00)
"The open source spreadsheet package 'Gnumeric' was such a good
clone of Microsoft Excel that it even had errors in its statistical
functions similar to those in Excel's statistical functions..."
NewsForge: A First Look at the New GIMP 2.0 (Feb 26, 2004, 00:00)
"I am not a professional graphic artist, and neither, probably,
are you, but with the GIMP, you don't have to be to make good use
of the program..."