Linux News for Apr 29, 2004
IT-Analysis: Star Office, Ready For the Big Time? (Apr 29, 2004, 23:30)
"Star Office is already very popular and has become something of
a standard on Linux PCs often in the guise of Open Office, its open
Mukund: Red Hat: Open Source GFS (Apr 29, 2004, 22:45)
An article from a storage-oriented software engineer asking Red
Hat to open source the GFS cluster file system.
The Age: ACS Set to Call for Open Source Take-Up (Apr 29, 2004, 22:00)
"The Australian Computer Society will release an open source
policy document later this year, calling for the adoption of open
source technologies by Australian government entities and the
Java Developer's Journal: "We Lead the Industry in Every Aspect of SOA," Says IBM's Swainson (Apr 29, 2004, 21:15)
"How do five of IBM's most highly-placed executives, the five
GMs of its Software Group, see the future unfolding in areas like
grid and autonomic computing, security, systems management,
application development, and SOAs...?"
Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: eterm, mc (Apr 29, 2004, 21:14)
Two security advisories from the Debian Project.
The Mercury News: Linux Start-Up Gets More Funding (Apr 29, 2004, 20:30)
"MontaVista Software, the Sunnyvale start-up battling to bring
Linux open-source software to the consumer electronics market, said
it has raised an additional $7 million in venture capital and that
it will be profitable this year..."
ABC News: Sun Rise, Sun Set (Apr 29, 2004, 19:45)
"Companies, even big ones, often die. Some quickly, most slowly.
But few companies ever kill themselves. Maybe they should..."
Netcraft: Interview with Miguel de Icaza, Co-founder of Gnome, Ximian and Mono (Apr 29, 2004, 19:00)
"We've been using C and C++ way too much --they're nice, but
they're very close to the machine and what we wanted was to empower
regular users to build applications for Linux..."
LinuxWorld: Microsoft's Ballmer: "Linux Requires Our Concentrated Focus and Attention" (Apr 29, 2004, 18:00)
"'Noncommercial software products in general, and Linux in
particular, present a competitive challenge for us and for our
VNUnet: Commission to Fund Open-Source IT trials (Apr 29, 2004, 17:00)
"European Commission funds will help to pay for pilots of
open-source technology for the public sector..."
internetnews.com: Gentoo in Transition? (Apr 29, 2004, 16:00)
"On the heels of Gentoo Project's latest Linux distribution,
version 2004.1 which came out today, contributors and project
managers said Robbins' departure may help spur Gentoo to new
acceptance among enterprise players..."
Brazzil.com: How Do You Say, 'Bye, Microsoft,' in Brazil? (Apr 29, 2004, 15:00)
"It's 'ciao, Microsoft' week for Brazilian public servants. Over
2,200 civil servants are in Brasília, Brazil's capital, for
training in free software..."
TechWorld: DaimlerChrysler Tells SCO to Get Out of Its Face (Apr 29, 2004, 14:00)
"DaimlerChrysler has responded robustly to SCO's Linux lawsuit.
SCO claimed Daimler had refused to provide it with a 'certificate
of compliance' over its long-term Unix contract. Daimler response?
VNUnet: Dublin Embraces Linux-based E-learning (Apr 29, 2004, 13:00)
"The Dublin Institute of Technology has said that a new
e-learning system is transforming student life and its lecturers'
attitudes to teaching..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Dumping MS Internet Explorer, Choosing Mozilla (Apr 29, 2004, 11:30)
"In this tip, McFarlane first outlines the perils and profits of
an IE-to-Mozilla migration. Then, he describes which Mozilla fits
the bill for specific tasks..."
NewsForge: AOL Opens ICQ Interface, But Will Anyone Care? (Apr 29, 2004, 10:00)
"America Online last week announced a new version of its ICQ
instant messaging service, based on an open programming interface
known as Xtraz. Will the move to open ICQ development win the
hearts of developers...?"
developerWorks: Deploy Software, Autonomically (Apr 29, 2004, 08:30)
"In an ideal world, all your code is packaged into a universal
install script, with dependency checking, updating, and logging
services handled automatically..."
OSNews: A Glance At Garbage Collection In Object-Oriented Languages (Apr 29, 2004, 07:00)
"Garbage collection (GC) is a technology that frees programmers
from the hassle of explicitly managing memory allocation for every
object they create..."
Mandrakelinux Advisory: sysklogd (Apr 29, 2004, 05:30)
"Steve Grubb discovered a bug in sysklogd where it allocates an
insufficient amount of memory which causes sysklogd to write to
Release Digest: KDE, April 28, 2004 (Apr 29, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: LaTeX Service Menu 0.2, FTP Monitor 0.5, ktag
0.2.1, Image Service Menu (KImgSM) 0.3.1, domo 2.2, KSubnet 1, and
Release Digest: GNOME, April 28, 2004 (Apr 29, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: COnfigurator for Gnome 0.7.0 and Gossip
DistroWatch: Distributions, April 28, 2004 (Apr 29, 2004, 05:00)
Today's distributions: LinuxTLE 5.5 Live CD, Linux LiveCD Router
1.9.3, and Buffalo Linux 1.2.1.
FlexBeta: Linux's Lost Market Segment - Part II (Apr 29, 2004, 04:00)
"It's long been a rule of marketing departments that the quality
of a product means very little if the customer is ignorant and the
sales pitch is convincing..."
Slackware Linux Advisory: kernel (Apr 29, 2004, 03:59)
"New kernel packages are available for Slackware 9.1 and
-current to fix security issues..."
EnGarde Secure Linux Advisory: kernel (Apr 29, 2004, 03:58)
"This update includes Serial ATA (SATA) support, updated
netfilter GRE and PPTP conntrack/NAT helpers, and a new 'forcedeth'
Ethernet driver for nForce2 Ethernet support..."
CommsWorld: Open Source Users Not Waiting (Apr 29, 2004, 02:30)
"Duane Groth, known to wireless enthusiasts as admin of the
Sydney Wireless list, has launched an enum-based lookup service
aimed at VoIP users..."
NewsForge: Analysis: Will Lindows IPO Start the Pendulum Swinging Back for IT? (Apr 29, 2004, 01:00)
"A recent news item: Lindows, Inc. announces that it wants to
make an initial public offering (IPO) of its stock on NASDAQ. Might
this signal the end of the four-year slump in IPOs that's still
dogging the IT industry...?"