Linux News for Mar 26, 2004
Computer Business Review: Lindows.com Offers Linux Migration Tools (Mar 26, 2004, 23:00)
"Desktop Linux vendor Lindows.com Inc has launched a new package
of migration tools designed to encourage enterprises to move their
desktops to the open source operating system..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Users: No Second Thoughts on Linux Use (Mar 26, 2004, 22:00)
"The numbers don't lie. At a bare minimum, they're affirmation
that Linux is gaining stature as a mission-critical enterprise
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.5-rc2-mm4 (Mar 26, 2004, 21:59)
Changelog, link within.
eWeek: New Day, New Novell (Mar 26, 2004, 21:00)
"For the first time since the launch of NetWare 4.0 back in
1993, Novell staffers and partners are excited--I mean really
excited--about the company's direction..."
internetnews.com: NT Eyed as Windows-to-Linux Migration Link (Mar 26, 2004, 20:00)
"Thanks to explosive growth in the market for Linux servers,
more IT managers are pondering what might be involved in a Windows
to Linux migration..."
ZDNet Australia: SCO Suit Dampens Centrelink Open Source Aspirations (Mar 26, 2004, 19:00)
"The move is believed to be the first concession by a user in
Australia that the vendor's activities are hampering its takeup of
open source software..."
internetnews.com: IT Execs Say Added Linux Support = Peace of Mind (Mar 26, 2004, 18:00)
"At the same time, customers are less convinced that Linux will
make its way to large numbers of North American desktops any time
InfoWorld: German Company Clogs SCO's Legal Machine (Mar 26, 2004, 17:00)
"A tiny German software company has thrown some sand in the
gears of The SCO Group Inc.'s roaring legal machine..."
IDA: Switzerland Approves New Open Source Software Strategy (Mar 26, 2004, 16:00)
"...[T]he Federal Administration's open source software (OSS)
strategy, which, among other things, considers Linux as a future
potential standard operating system for the desktop..."
InfoWorld: SCO Linux Licensee Has Second Thoughts On Deal (Mar 26, 2004, 15:00)
"Houston-based Internet service provider Everyones Internet Ltd.
is reconsidering the benefits of doing business with the Linux
community's enemy number one..."
internetnews.com: Novell Moves to Dismiss SCO's Linux Suit (Mar 26, 2004, 14:00)
"Novell has filed a new volley in its legal case to fend off a
Linux battle with SCO, arguing in a motion to dismiss a suit
against it that The SCO Group has no written proof regarding its
Unix copyright claims against Novell..."
VNUNet: Mandrake Powerpack 9.2 [Review] (Mar 26, 2004, 13:00)
"Mandrake Linux has always tried to be a user-friendly
distribution, and is often cited as the best for beginners..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: More Than a Browser: Using Mozilla in Enterprise Environments (Mar 26, 2004, 12:00)
"In this article, I'll provide some examples of when to use
Mozilla in enterprise Windows and Linux environments. Then, I'll
offer a quick guide to some handy Mozilla tools..."
E-consultancy: Greenpeace UK Saves More Than the Planet With Its New SAN (Mar 26, 2004, 11:00)
"Environmental organisation Greenpeace UK has chosen to work
with Linux specialists Ardenta to replace its ageing servers by
implementing a storage area network (SAN) to support its 100-strong
workforce in the UK..."
ADTmag: Open-Source MySQL DBMS Adds Clustering Tech (Mar 26, 2004, 10:00)
"Swedish open-source database maker MySQL AB plans to release a
new clustered database product with high-availability support next
Digital Video Editing: SpectSoft Ships RaveHD Open Source Video Disk Recorder (Mar 26, 2004, 09:00)
"SpectSoft, LLC has released the next generation of video disk
recorder software running on Linux..."
Telephony World: Wificom Releases SAB Gateway as Open Source on SourceForge.net (Mar 26, 2004, 08:00)
"SAB Gateway is a versatile WLAN access controller implemented
in Perl and requires only a low-performance linux computer to run,
which also makes it embeddable into small Internet access
NewsForge: Port Scanning and Nmap 3.5 (Mar 26, 2004, 07:00)
"Inspired by the release of Nmap 3.5, the latest version of the
award-winning network security tool, I've been exploring network
security issues for a couple of weeks now..."
Kansas City Computer User: Beautiful Music (Mar 26, 2004, 06:00)
"Most modern computers can play music in a variety of formats,
and Linux systems are no exception..."
Release Digest: KDE, March 25, 2004 (Mar 26, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: KWirelessMonitor 0.1.0 and KMameleon
Release Digest: GNOME, March 25, 2004 (Mar 26, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNOME app: Guikachu 1.3.8.
Release Digest: General, March 25, 2004 (Mar 26, 2004, 05:00)
Today's general apps: XPde 0.5, mathStatica 1.5 for Linux, and
MagicDraw UML 7.5.
DistroWatch: Distributions, March 25, 2004 (Mar 26, 2004, 05:00)
Today's distributions: ALT Linux 2.3 Compact and Cobind Desktop
Netwosix Linux Advisory: apache (Mar 26, 2004, 04:58)
"Apache before 2.0.49, when using multiple listening sockets on
certain platforms, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
OSNews: A Look at CrossOver Office 2.1.0 (Mar 26, 2004, 04:00)
"Last week I reviewed Win4Lin, a solution that makes it possible
to run certain versions of Microsoft Windows on Linux. This week
CrossOver Office is the next tool I am going to have a look
Gentoo Linux Advisory: Apache 2 (Mar 26, 2004, 03:58)
"A memory leak in mod_ssl allows a remote denial of service
attack against an SSL-enabled server via plain HTTP
Linux Journal: WordPerfect 8 for Linux Redux? (Mar 26, 2004, 03:00)
"What's available in Corels' WordPerfect 8 Linux and how can you
NewsForge: Constraints Against the Adoption and Use of FOSS in Developing Countries (Mar 26, 2004, 02:00)
"Although the use of FOSS in developing countries is increasing,
a number of constraints still stifle the growth of FOSS use in
The Telegraph: Bootcamp 318: Linux--What's It All About? (Mar 26, 2004, 01:00)
"It's called Linux and not only is it also very good, it is
essentially free, growing in popularity at an unprecedented rate
and starting to get the big boys worried...!"
OrangeCrate: Linux: The Tide Rolls In (Mar 26, 2004, 00:15)
"Everywhere I turn, it seems that someone has something positive
to say about Linux. Who would have believed such was possible a
year ago today...?"