Linux News for Apr 30, 2004
Editor's Note: This Whole Usability Thing (Apr 30, 2004, 23:30)
Usability is all well and good, but don't make the end user so
complacent they forget how to really use the PC.
Newhouse News: Companies Join Hobbyists in Building a Better Linux (Apr 30, 2004, 22:00)
"It was a little before 10 p.m. the last Saturday of March,
after Greg Kroah-Hartman's kids had gone to sleep in their home in
Washington County when he opened his laptop and realized his
problem was bigger than he thought..."
LinuxPlanet: Dell Takes More Steps into Linux (Apr 30, 2004, 21:15)
"Dell, a long-time member of the Wintel camp, has started taking
more steps into Linux, often hand-in-hand with various software
NewsForge: Linux Lacks Testing Methodologies (Apr 30, 2004, 20:30)
"OSDL lab manager and open source test-giver Tim Witham is on a
mission to push Linux performance testing to higher-level,
eWeek: SCO Still Contends GPL Is Unconstitutional (Apr 30, 2004, 19:45)
"In an interview Friday, Blake Stowell, The SCO Group Inc.'s
communications director, said that SCO is not backing off claims
after all that the GPL is unconstitutional..."
IT Manager's Journal: Questions Abound About Recent Stock Options to SCO Executives (Apr 30, 2004, 19:00)
"Granted (no pun intended), the timing and the pricing of these
options appear to be a bit suspicious. That said, before making any
judgments I would want to look at the company's Stock Incentive
Plan to determine a few things..."
CNET News: IBM Cuts Red Hat Linux Price for Power Servers (Apr 30, 2004, 18:15)
"IBM on Tuesday dropped the price of Red Hat Linux on its Power
processor-based servers by more than 30 percent, Big Blue has
ElectricNews: Open Source 'Too Costly' for Irish E-Gov (Apr 30, 2004, 17:30)
"E-government in Ireland will be built using open standards
technology, which may not be open source software such as
internetnews.com: End of The Line For Red Hat Linux 9 (Apr 30, 2004, 16:45)
"Red Hat's retail Linux line, Red Hat Linux 9, is at the end of
its line. The Raleigh, N.C.-based Linux vendor is ending support on
its final version on April 30th..."
TheStreet: Lindows Hopes to Capitalize on Linux Fervor, IPO Revival (Apr 30, 2004, 16:00)
"As the hoopla over Google's IPO recalls the go-go days, at
least one smaller, lesser-known company is hoping for a piggyback
internetnews.com: Red Hat Charts Security Roadmap (Apr 30, 2004, 15:00)
"Commercial Linux vendor Red Hat announced its two-year roadmap
Thursday, in an effort to make its operating system one of the
safest on the planet..."
eWeek: SCO Backs Off GPL Claims (Apr 30, 2004, 14:00)
"In The SCO Group Inc.'s latest U.S. District Court filing as it
battles IBM over Linux, the company is no longer using the
affirmative defense that the GNU General Public License (GPL) is
Cooking with Linux : Eye Candy for Admins (SuperKaramba) (Apr 30, 2004, 13:00)
"It is because of this inherent strangeness that I present you
with today's menu, a collection of graphical tools that should keep
you informed while adding a certain je ne sais quoi to
Red Hat Linux Advisories: X-Chat, httpd, LHA (Apr 30, 2004, 12:59)
Three security advisories from Red Hat, Inc.
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux Breaks Cluster Barriers, and Microsoft Follows (Apr 30, 2004, 11:30)
InfiniCon Systems VP Chuck Foley explains the pros and cons of
Linux clustering in the enterprise and where Microsoft fits in the
Mandrakelinux Advisories: libpng, mc (Apr 30, 2004, 11:28)
Two security advisories from MandrakeSoft.
Andrew Morton: 2.6.6-rc3-mm1 (Apr 30, 2004, 11:00)
Changelog, link within.
Enterprise IT Planet: The Next NetWare: Not Your Dad's NetWare (Apr 30, 2004, 10:00)
"It did this by buying German Linux power SUSE. But, at the same
time, there were still hundreds of thousands of NetWare legacy
customers left. What to do...?"
SmallBusinessComputing: My First Linux Server (Part 1) (Apr 30, 2004, 08:30)
"From the outside, Linux can appear to be a deep ocean of
strange jargon in unchartered waters. Who has the time to wade
through all that to save a few clams? With Linux, it's not a sink
or swim proposition..."
developerWorks: Model-Driven Development with the Eclipse Modeling Framework, Part 1 (Apr 30, 2004, 07:00)
"The Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) is an open source
framework for developing model-driven applications..."
Release Digest: KDE, April 29, 2004 (Apr 30, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: kamix 0.2pre1, NoteBookManager 0.6.3,
KSQuirrel 0.2.4, LinkStatus 0.1.1, KLinkStatus 0.1-b1, and Mount
ISO image 0.7.
Release Digest: GNOME, April 29, 2004 (Apr 30, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: COnfigurator for Gnome 0.7.1 and Thirteenth
release of PythonCAD.
DistroWatch: Distributions, April 29, 2004 (Apr 30, 2004, 05:00)
Today's distributions: Eadem Enterprise AS 3.0, Sorcerer
20040428, Peanut Linux 9.6, and tinysofa 1.0.
PC Burn: Sun Java Desktop 2003 Review (Apr 30, 2004, 04:00)
"So why, then, would [Sun] market a Linux derivative? Let's take
a look at what it is they're offering and what it's uses are to
shed some light on the 'why...'"
LinuxBeginner: A Week with Linspire 4.5 (Apr 30, 2004, 03:15)
"This time I'm are taking advantage of Michael Robertson's
recent promotional generosity to grab a copy of Linspire 4.5,
formerly LindowsOS, to try out..."
OSNews: The Importance of Software Standards (Apr 30, 2004, 02:30)
"MS Word and .doc may appear to be a standard way of doing
business but are they a standard...?"
DevChannel: Busting Windows-to-Linux Myths (Apr 30, 2004, 01:45)
"Cliched jokes aside, there are as many myths about Linux
programming on the Windows side of the router as there are IP6
addresses. Let's dispel a few, shall we...?"
Acts of Volition: The Rise of Interface Elegance in Open Source Software (Apr 30, 2004, 01:00)
"The obvious fault with this model is the now well known scourge
of 'creeping featuritis'--when too many features and options begin
to overwhelm and overshadow the core functionality of the
Moore: Why is PHP Popular? (Apr 30, 2004, 00:15)
"The summary being that software that values simplicity over
everything else propagates faster..."