Linux News for Mar 31, 2004
The Age: Fedora Adds Support for SELinux (Mar 31, 2004, 23:30)
"Red Hat's free Linux distribution, Fedora, has added support
for the security enhanced modules created by the NSA and known as
Announcing the GNOME 2.6.0 Desktop & Developer Platform (Mar 31, 2004, 22:25)
"In a release that marks the fruit of six months of hard work
from our hackers, maintainers, translators, testers, usability team
and accessibility team, the GNOME community has done it again..."
eWeek: Should Sun Free Java? (Mar 31, 2004, 22:00)
"Lightening the license restrictions on Java might be in IBM's
best interest, and it would certainly be a boon to the open-source
community, but the key questions are whether and how an open-source
Java would benefit Sun's goals..."
Novell's New Desktop Targets Enterprises, Not Consumers (Mar 31, 2004, 21:00)
"Strong as it may be, Novell's new Linux desktop push is more or
less limited to big enterprises right now..."
LinuxInsider: For China, Linux Has Lots To Like (Mar 31, 2004, 20:00)
"After years of making slow but steady inroads in the U.S., the
operating-system software called Linux suddenly is showing signs of
catching on in China..."
CNET News: Wal-Mart Sells PCs With Sun's Linux (Mar 31, 2004, 19:00)
"'We are seriously considering Wal-Mart to be the PC supplier
for Sun Microsystems,' Jonathan Schwartz, head of Sun's software
internetnews.com: Red Hat Hits Road in Recruitment Drive (Mar 31, 2004, 17:30)
"Red Hat's mission to woo hearts, minds, and market share
brought it to MIT Monday, where the chief executive pitched the
Linux distributor's gospel while recruiting new talent to the open
eWeek: Linux vs. Windows: Which Is More Secure? (Mar 31, 2004, 16:00)
"Forrester found that many IT professionals believe that Linux
is more secure than Windows, but Koetzle found that the real-world
answer is more complicated than that simplistic analysis..."
Mandrake Linux Advisories: squid, ethereal (Mar 31, 2004, 15:51)
Two security advisories from MandrakeSoft.
internetnews.com: GNOME 2.6 Out to Up Linux Desktop Stakes (Mar 31, 2004, 15:00)
"The GNOME project is expected to release version 2.6 of its
open source Linux desktop Wednesday, which supporters call a major
step forward in offering choice among desktop players..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.5-rc3-mm2 (Mar 31, 2004, 14:59)
Changelog, link within.
InfoWorld: IBM Seeks Knockout Blow in SCO Case (Mar 31, 2004, 14:00)
"In an amended counterclaim to SCO's lawsuit that was filed
Friday, IBM asked the District Court for the District of Utah to
enter a declaratory judgement in its favor..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Red Hat CEO: Business of Linux Validated (Mar 31, 2004, 13:00)
"'We're at a very early stage of an enormous paradigm shift both
technically and I hope socially as well,' said Red Hat's... Matthew
J. Szulik on Monday at MIT during a stop on Red Hat's current world
LinuxDevices: MontaVista Tool Creates, Certifies Embedded Linux BSPs (Mar 31, 2004, 11:30)
"MontaVista is launching an initiative to help hardware vendors
create and 'self-certify' their own board support packages for
MontaVista's embedded Linux distributions..."
ZDnet Australia: Developer Spotlight: Martin Pool (Mar 31, 2004, 10:00)
"In 2003 he won the Australian Unix and Open Systems' Australian
Open Souce Award for his work on the distcc distributed
LinuxDevices: ARMv6 Support Added to Linux 2.6, GCC (Mar 31, 2004, 08:30)
"Embedded RISC core vendor ARM says Linux 2.6 and the GNU tools
now support the ARMv6 Instruction Set Architecture..."
LinuxElectrons: SIPfoundry Opens Online Open Source Development Community (Mar 31, 2004, 07:00)
"SIPfoundry will be the industry's premier open source community
focused on Internet Protocol (IP) telephony, messaging, presence
developerWorks: Implement Bayesian Inference Using PHP, Part 1 (Mar 31, 2004, 05:30)
"Conditional probability -- the probability of observing one
event as a result of having observed another event -- is a
potentially important factor in designing intelligent Web
Release Digest: KDE, March 30, 2004 (Mar 31, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: ktag 0.1 and NoteBookManager 0.3.
Release Digest: GNOME, March 30, 2004 (Mar 31, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: gst-python 0.7.90, Epiphany Extensions
0.8.1, and Epiphany 1.2.2.
DistroWatch: Distributions, March 30, 2004 (Mar 31, 2004, 05:00)
Today's distributions: Vector Linux SOHO 4.0 RC1 and Securepoint
LinuxWorld Australia: Linux Powers Nation’s Largest Satellite Network (Mar 31, 2004, 04:00)
"Some 75 towns across New South Wales have started accessing the
Internet through Linux-based satellite routers in what is said to
be largest network of its type in Australia spanning upwards of
800,000 square kilometres..."
internetnews.com: JBoss Signals Growth with New CFO (Mar 31, 2004, 03:00)
"JBoss signaled a swing into a new strategic direction for
growth Monday with the announcement of a new chief financial
officer, Cary Smith..."
ITWorld Canada: Penguin Fever Hits UWO (Mar 31, 2004, 02:00)
"Four University of Western Ontario (UWO) students in London,
Ont., have come down with Penguin fever, starting up their own
Linux company dubbed Ignalum Linux..."
Institute for Policy Innovation: Has Open Source Reached Its Limits? (Mar 31, 2004, 01:00)
"Is it possible that, despite all the hype, open source is not
necessarily the best way to develop software...?"
LinuxDevices: Boot Loader Launches Linux from DR-DOS (Mar 31, 2004, 00:00)
"Devicelogics is shipping a DR-DOS based Linux loader that loads
the Linux kernel while preserving DR-DOS in memory so that, upon
Linux session completion, the system returns to DR-DOS..."