Linux News for Mar 19, 2004
Editor's Note: Blocked Sites and Fair Use (Mar 19, 2004, 23:30)
A decision from an online publisher has direct implications for
Linux Today readers.
Motley Fool: SCO's Unintended Consequences (Mar 19, 2004, 22:45)
"So, it should come as no surprise that SCO Group's lawsuit
against the Linux industry has produced what could either be a
profitable new market niche or a spectacular new scam: open source
VNUnet: Linux and Windows: Mixed Doubles [Parts 1 & 2] (Mar 19, 2004, 22:00)
"In the past couple of years, Linux has become well established
as an alternative server and workstation operating system..."
internetnews.com: Sun Sees StarOffice on More Euro Desktops (Mar 19, 2004, 21:15)
"Sun Microsystems is looking for room to grow on European
desktops, thanks to a deal with German OEM player Markement, which
it said has sold more than one million copies of Sun's StarOffice
productivity suite in the past year..."
LinuxDevices: Snapshot of the Embedded Linux Market--March, 2004 (Mar 19, 2004, 20:30)
"The results of LinuxDevices.com's fourth annual Embedded Linux
Market Survey are in! This brief summary outlines our
interpretation of a few key data points..."
internetnews.com: Sun to Extend Java with Linux, New Price Points (Mar 19, 2004, 19:45)
"Sun Microsystems is 60 days away from releasing a version of
its Java Enterprise System infrastructure software for Linux, which
it expects to compete with IBM's offerings..."
CNET Asia: Red Hat Expands Distributor Network in Asia (Mar 19, 2004, 19:00)
"Linux seller Red Hat has unveiled new channel alliances in two
open-source hotbeds in Asia-Pacific..."
Enterprise IT Planet: IBM Intros Opteron-Powered IntelliStations (Mar 19, 2004, 18:15)
"In a move that mirrors the firm's early support for the Opteron
server chip in 2003, IBM is now making room in its workstation
business for AMD's 64-bit capable processor..."
eWeek: SCO Just Start of Open-Source Lawsuit Wave, Attorneys Say (Mar 19, 2004, 16:45)
"'There will be a wave of a number of lawsuits on open source
simply because it's become so ubiquitous,' said panelist Mark
Radcliffe, a partner at law firm Gray Cary..."
eWeek: Wyse Adds Linux-Based Appliances to Software's Scope (Mar 19, 2004, 16:00)
"Thin client vendor Wyse Technology Inc. is expanding the
capabilities of its Rapport management software to include
Linux-based appliances from rival Neoware Systems Inc..."
IT Manager's Journal: SCOX: High Valuations are a PIPE Dream (Mar 19, 2004, 15:15)
"Amazingly, there are a few analysts who are now urging 'buy'
for the SCO Group (SCOX). Our IT stock analyst, Melanie Hollands,
has a different take on what's really going on with this
Mad Penguin: Mad Penguin Interviews Joseph Eckert of SUSE LINUX (Mar 19, 2004, 14:30)
"We had the opportunity to sit down with Joseph Eckert, SUSE
LINUX Vice President of Corporate Communications, and pick his
brain for a few moments regarding the current state of their
corporation as well as the future..."
Reuters UK: Dell-Oracle China Tie-Up May Squeeze Microsoft (Mar 19, 2004, 13:45)
"Oracle and Dell kicked off a Linux-based alliance in China on
Thursday that may spell trouble for Microsoft in the world's number
two computer market and also curry favor with Beijing..."
Linux Journal: Hunting Penguins in the Desert: The CES Report (Mar 19, 2004, 13:00)
"The second in Doc's series of reports on this year's trade
CNET News: Novell Management Tool Going Open Source (Mar 19, 2004, 12:15)
"Reversing a long-standing position, Novell plans to adopt a
widely used open-source license for its Linux management tool in a
plan to spread the program and make its SuSE Linux product more
eMedia: Special Report: Is open source worth it? (Mar 19, 2004, 11:30)
"Open source is a reality--we know that much, but legal and
policy issues and the viability of the open source business
framework are some major areas that yield more questions than
OSNews: A Look at Win4Lin 5.1 (Mar 19, 2004, 10:00)
"As a student I am quite often confronted with (closed-source)
Windows programs. These days there are a few tools that can help
running Windows applications on Linux. One of these tools is
CrossNodes: Scripting Clinic: The Bash Continues (Mar 19, 2004, 08:30)
"Or you get the hardbitten old C coders who think scripting of
any kind is sissy--real geeks compile. Pay them no heed. Bash
scripts are perfectly good tools..."
LinuxElectrons: BitKeeper Doubles Pace of Linux Development (Mar 19, 2004, 07:00)
"The pace of the Linux kernel development has more than doubled
since Linus Torvalds switched to the BitKeeper source management
system 2 years ago..."
developerWorks: More Graphics From the Command Line (Mar 19, 2004, 05:30)
There's nothing quite like command-line tools for handling large
batches of tasks, and image manipulations are no exception. Web
developers and administrators will appreciate the ability to handle
large numbers of files easily, either at the command line or in
Release Digest: KDE, March 18, 2004 (Mar 19, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: BasKet 0.4, KStreamRipper 0.2, Qtparted 0.4.3,
JuK 2.0, Apollon 0.9.3-1, and KXDocker 0.9.
Release Digest: GNOME, March 18, 2004 (Mar 19, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Epiphany 1.0.8, GARNOME 2.5.92, and Skoosh
DistroWatch: Distributions, March 18, 2004 (Mar 19, 2004, 05:00)
Today's distributions: eLearnix (wheel mouse), SME Server 6.0.1,
Hancom Linux 4.0 Beta 1, and Vector Linux 4.0 Live CD.
InformationWeek: IBM Lands Two University Grid Projects (Mar 19, 2004, 04:00)
"Both the University of Texas at Austin and the University of
Oregon will implement the company's grid technologies on their
LinuxDevices: Linux Leads Point-Of-Sale OS Growth, But Faces Obstacles (Mar 19, 2004, 02:30)
"Linux was the fastest growing operating system in the
point-of-sale (POS) terminal market in 2003, according to a study
by IHL Consulting Group..."
LinuxWorld: Guide to Linux on the Business Desktop Part 1 (Mar 19, 2004, 01:00)
"I originally planned a series of articles dedicated to building
the ultimate Linux desktop for business users..."