Linux News for Apr 27, 2004
Tonight Live: Can We Save The Net! on The Linux Show! (Apr 27, 2004, 23:30)
"The future of Open Office, Sun True Colors, the DeskTop Linux
Summit, a clueless pundit or two..."
Flexbeta: SpecOpS Labs: David Is No Hoax (Apr 27, 2004, 22:45)
"In an email sent to Flexbeta.net SpecOpS Labs clarifies that
'David' is not a hoax or vaporware..."
Computer Business Review: Open Source CEO Against Opening Java Language to Community (Apr 27, 2004, 22:00)
"JBoss Inc's chief executive is urging Sun Microsystems Inc to
resist pressure from IBM to open source Java, a move viewed by some
as an attempt by IBM to take control of Java..."
Computerworld: In-House Expertise Key to Open-Source Effort (Apr 27, 2004, 20:30)
A sidebar to yesterday's story about Weather.com: "The biggest
advantage Weather.com has going for it as it migrates to an
all-open-source architecture is its people..."
eWeek: Xandros Opens Beta Test for Linux Desktop Deployment Tool (Apr 27, 2004, 19:45)
"As part of its recent move into the business desktop arena,
Linux desktop distributor Xandros Inc. is launching an enterprise
beta trial for its Xandros Desktop Management Server..."
internetnews.com: Microsoft, Sun Deal Shows Disparity in J2EE Land (Apr 27, 2004, 19:00)
"The bickering that hindered Java enterprise development in the
past has subsided for now, prompted in part by Microsoft..."
The Register: Novell Channel Man Speaks (Apr 27, 2004, 18:15)
"He believes Linux is making progress on smaller networks and
for massive projects while Novell has traditionally been most
active in the larger corporate accounts..."
The Inquirer: Microsoft Media Player Now Runs on Linux (Apr 27, 2004, 17:30)
"Turbolinux has created a media player which incorporates
Microsoft code, according to a report in today's Nihon Keizai
Groklaw: Here's AutoZone: "We Should Go Last, and What Code Exactly?" (Apr 27, 2004, 17:00)
"Essentially, they tell the court that they should be granted a
stay until all the other cases are done..."
InfoWorld: JBoss Ponders Open Source ESB (Apr 27, 2004, 16:30)
"JBoss may offer an ESB under an open source format, with
third-party software vendors able to offer ancillary products to
boost the functionality of the ESB..."
LinuxWorld: "We Are Not Proprietary," Protests Red Hat--Torvalds Agrees (Apr 27, 2004, 16:00)
"Is it fair to characterize Red Hat, which even Linus Torvalds
agrees 'has their own vendor kernel,' as proprietary...?"
internetnews.com: IBM's SMB Services Light on Linux (Apr 27, 2004, 15:00)
"IBM has rolled out a new on-demand initiative geared at
providing desktop level support to small and medium sized
businesses and geared for a Windows environment..."
eWeek: Sun Pins 'Proprietary' Label on Red Hat (Apr 27, 2004, 14:00)
"A surprising breach appeared to open between leading Unix and
Linux companies on Monday as Sun Microsystems' chief executive
called Red Hat 'a proprietary Linux distribution...'"
OSNews: Cobind Desktop: Linux Done Right (Apr 27, 2004, 13:00)
"Linux is all about choice. Endless debates carry on each day,
but a new company with a new distribution, Cobind, has a classic,
but novel, approach: Do one thing, and do it well..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Thinning Down the Linux desktop (Apr 27, 2004, 11:30)
Desktop Linux Summit: "While many Linux vendors
focus on creating fancy, full-featured desktops to compete with
Windows, some experts assert that a better approach for companies
is to think thin..."
Hi Pakistan: 4,000 to be Trained in Open Source Software (Apr 27, 2004, 10:00)
"The information technology ministry has launched a pilot
project worth Rs37 million to train 4,000 government servants in
open source software..."
OSNews: Application Suggestions for Gnome 3.0 (Apr 27, 2004, 08:30)
"Gnome 3.0 is a long way off still and I have already written a
wishlist for Gnome, however this time around I thought I write some
specific feature requests for the next major Gnome release..."
BBspot: Keebler Launches Linux on a Cheez-It (Apr 27, 2004, 07:45)
"Doctor Mark W. Fyords, PhD, head of research and development at
Keebler, announced that his team has finally succeeded in porting
the 2.4 Linux kernel to run on a Cheez-It..." :)
IDG.sg: Consolidation to Windows Won't Happen (Apr 27, 2004, 07:00)
"Microsoft currently has around 90 percent share of the client
operating system market with Windows but this will fall to 58
percent by 2007 as new devices increasingly appear..."
IBM: Dave Turek on Linux Clusters (Apr 27, 2004, 06:15)
"To get an update on IBM clustering technology, the industry and
what customers are doing with clusters we talked to Dave Turek,
Vice President, Deep Computing..."
Linux.com: CLI for Noobies: Not Your Father's batch (Apr 27, 2004, 05:30)
"I've heard old-timers say that back in the day, when pulling an
all-nighter at the data center, they would put hot dogs on top of
an IBM S/360 mainframe to warm them up. Now that's what I call a
classical batch environment..."
developerWorks: The DB2 UDB DBA Checklist (Apr 27, 2004, 04:45)
"Just like your car, a database requires some checks to keep it
running optimally. This document is broken down into checks or
tasks that should be run at different intervals to do just
TheNetworkAdministrator: Linux Desktop Summit 2004 Review (Apr 27, 2004, 04:00)
Desktop Linux Summit: "I have to say that this
was an interesting convention. Keeping in line with the Linux
community, there was more of a sense of community rather than the
typical 'Choose our product' ambiance, with a few exceptions of
NewsForge: Thoughts About Linspire's Approach (Apr 27, 2004, 03:15)
"...[Recent Linspire events and releases] inspired me to have a
closer look at my own feelings about the three applications,
Linspire CEO Michael Robertson's person, and his aggressive way of
selling his product..."
Computerworld NZ: Software : Who's the Fairest on the Desktop? (Apr 27, 2004, 02:30)
"Sun's ballyhooed new 3D desktop interface, Looking Glass,
should be shipping to customers early next year, Sun says. But
applications will need an update to make full use of its
Groklaw: BayStar, Bert Young, and marchFIRST (Apr 27, 2004, 01:45)
"I told you I doubted that SCO was surprised by the BayStar
letter, despite all the articles saying they were, quoting Blake
Stowell saying they were stunned and in the dark as to why BayStar
had sent them the letter..." Includes an in-depth look at the
resumé of new SCO CFO Bert Young.
ZDNet UK: Microsoft Needs Some Open-Source Fairy Dust (Apr 27, 2004, 01:00)
"Novell, Sun, IBM and HP have all managed to appropriate some of
the positive kudos generated by the open-source community, leaving
Microsoft looking cold and out of touch..."
Linux Business Week: Money Earned at Microsoft Goes Into Linux Start-up (Apr 27, 2004, 00:15)
"Paul Maritz earned a gazillion dollars running all of
Microsoft's software development... And now he's turned traitor,
putting his skills and his fortune at the disposal