Linux News for Apr 28, 2004
O'Reilly: Refining for Usability (Apr 28, 2004, 23:30)
"The problem we are facing though is that every contributor who
is getting involved with a free software project is essentially
using their spare time and hard work to 'scratch their own
Fayetteville Observer: Going Where the Big Guys Go (Apr 28, 2004, 22:00)
How one small North Carolina company is getting into the
business of custom computers with Linux.
LinuxPlanet: Opteron's First Year "All About Linux" (Apr 28, 2004, 20:30)
"Over time, though, industry experts expect 64-bit x86
implementations from AMD and Intel to gravitate much more towards
Microsoft Windows, without leaving Linux behind, either..."
NewsForge: Tainted Love: Proprietary Drivers and the Linux Kernel (Apr 28, 2004, 19:00)
NewsForge has gone behind the scenes and spoken to Linus
Torvalds and the CEO of one of the firms providing proprietary
modules for Linux to learn more about this story.
PC Magazine: Office Rivalry (Apr 28, 2004, 17:30)
"Toward that end, we have reviews of three strong contenders:
Microsoft Office 2003, Sun's Star Office 7, and WordPerfect Office
Groklaw: SCO's Corrected Motion to Dismiss or Stay (Apr 28, 2004, 16:00)
"Here they are sticking to essentially the argument they lost in
Red Hat, asserting that there is no case or actual controversy to
justify a declaratory judgment with respect to IBM's Tenth
CNET News: Mozilla, Gnome Mull United Front Against Longhorn (Apr 28, 2004, 15:00)
"As Microsoft focuses on merging its Web browser and operating
system software, open-source competitors are mulling a proposal to
join forces and beat the software giant to the punch..."
PR: Gentoo Linux Announces Gentoo Linux 2004.1 (Apr 28, 2004, 14:00)
"The Gentoo Linux Release Engineering team is proud to announce
the release of Gentoo Linux 2004.1..."
Linux Journal: Open-Source Bug Tracking with Bugzilla (Apr 28, 2004, 13:00)
"How Bugzilla can help any project tracks job tasks as well as
NewsForge: Sun-Microsoft Deal: Questionable Significance for OpenOffice.org (Apr 28, 2004, 11:30)
"Since Microsoft's total payment to Sun will come to well over
10 times the amount it paid to Corel, I wondered what impact if any
this might have on OpenOffice.org...?"
DevX: RedHat ES 3.0 vs. SuSE Server 8.0: Battle for the Enterprise (Apr 28, 2004, 10:00)
"Even at the enterprise server level, there are wide differences
between Linux distributions... See how the two most popular Linux
enterprise server distributions match up..."
SearchDatabase: Open Source Databases Climb Corporate Ladder (Apr 28, 2004, 08:30)
"Analysts are telling companies committed to open source
software that the time is right to consider an open source database
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Remedial Network Performance Tuning 101 (Apr 28, 2004, 07:00)
"Although LAN networking hardware doesn't track Moore's law, it
has been tracking a nice curve of increasing performance at a
KernelTrap: Abusing the MODULE_LICENSE Macro (Apr 28, 2004, 05:30)
"...Torvalds provided his own solution, also commenting, 'Hey,
that is interesting in itself, since playing the above kinds of
games makes it pretty clear to everybody that any infringement was
done wilfully. They should be talking to their lawyers about things
Release Digest: KDE, April 27, 2004 (Apr 28, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Kwirc 0.1, Quantum GIS (QGIS) 0.2, KAlarm
1.1.0 beta2, KXDocker 0.16 preview, aviz - atomistic visualisation
tool, ktag 0.2, kmp3burn 0.2.1, KRconLinux 0.2, GLobal Application
Network (GLAN) 0.0.6, kamix 0.1, openc6 0.9.5-beta, MIKonq 0.2, and
Release Digest: GNOME, April 27, 2004 (Apr 28, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: libgda/libgnomedb 1.1.2 and GHex 2.6.0.
DistroWatch: Distributions, April 27, 2004 (Apr 28, 2004, 05:00)
Today's distrbutions: Aurox Linux 9.3.1 and Munjoy Linux
NewsForge: Remember Rekall? (Apr 28, 2004, 04:00)
"Today, Rekall is a dual-licensed GUI database front-end with
aspirations of becoming Linux's answer to Microsoft Access..."
Mandrakelinux Advisory: kernel (Apr 28, 2004, 03:59)
"A vulnerability was found in the framebuffer driver of the 2.6
kernel. This is due to incorrect use of the fb_copy_cmap
Debian GNU/Liux Advisory: kernel (2.4.16) (Apr 28, 2004, 03:58)
"Several serious problems have been discovered in the Linux
kernel. This update takes care of Linux 2.4.16 for the ARM
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.6-rc3
(Apr 28, 2004, 03:15)
Changelog, links within.
IT Manager's Journal: IT Investor's Journal: Openwave Embraces Linux, Part 2 (Apr 28, 2004, 02:30)
"Today's column is the second and final part of an article based
an interview with Openwave's Liz Gasser, who oversees her company's
Linux program with its business partner MontaVista..."
Red Hat: Announcing the Third Test Release of Fedora Core 2 (Apr 28, 2004, 02:30)
"Yes, it's time for the third and final test release of Fedora
Gentoo Linux Advisories: lcdproc, xine, ssmtp (Apr 28, 2004, 02:29)
Three security advisories from Gentoo Technologies, Inc.
The Indian Express: India Sits on the Fence in Open Source Debate (Apr 28, 2004, 01:45)
"The country's official policy on software remains vendor,
platform and technology neutral, tough reports claim developing
countries need open source and free software more than the
The State: Xandros� Operating System Offers Alternative to Windows (Apr 28, 2004, 01:00)
"Am I seeing the future when I use the new Xandros Linux Desktop
2.0? Judging by how easy it is to install and use, I might
TechNewsWorld: The Mystery of BayStar, Microsoft and SCO (Apr 28, 2004, 00:15)
"One of the most interesting investors was BayStar Capital,
which not only invested $20 million of its own money in the firm,
but also prevailed on the Royal Bank of Canada..."