Linux News for May 26, 2004
internetnews.com: Novell's Big Linux Year (May 26, 2004, 23:30)
"A year after launching its Linux support with Netware 7 and six
months after acquiring SUSE Linux, networking software maker Novell
is seeing the fruits of its strategy pan out..."
PDA Buyer's Guide: Sharp Zaurus SL-6000L Linux PDA (May 26, 2004, 22:00)
"The Zaurus SL-5500 and SL-5600, the only models officially
released in the US, have never achieved that kind of popularity,
and perhaps that's why Sharp is not marketing its new flagship
model, the SL-6000 to consumers..."
VNUnet: Ministers Push for Tech Patent Harmonisation (May 26, 2004, 20:30)
"Trade ministers have paved the way for European firms to apply
for patents on software, but critics have warned that this could
CNET News: Dell Nears Sun in IBM-led Server Race (May 26, 2004, 19:00)
"Third-ranked Sun Microsystems narrowly clung to its lead over
Dell in the global server market in the first quarter of the year,
while top-ranked IBM extended its lead over Hewlett-Packard, new
NewsForge: Ken Brown's Corporate-Funded FUD (May 26, 2004, 17:30)
"In the history of publishing there has never been a less
scrupulous work than this book. It's a stinging insult to real
books and genuine authors everywhere, harming the credibility of
all of us who write for a living..."
Groklaw: SCO Responds to AutoZone... (May 26, 2004, 16:00)
"SCO has filed its response to AutoZone's two motions,
requesting a stay, a change of venue to Tennessee, or a clue from
SCO on what it is talking about..."
dot.KDE: KDE 3.3 Release Cycle Starts with KDE 3.3 Alpha 1 "Kindergarten" (May 26, 2004, 14:30)
"That's one small step for KDE, one giant leap for Free
Software--the KDE 3.3 Alpha 1 has been released to the FTP servers
Builder AU: Aust Open Source Body Lets Fly at SCO (May 26, 2004, 13:00)
"A newly formed Australian free- and open-source software
industry group is urging companies and individuals to ignore SCO's
push to secure licence revenues from Linux users..."
AME Info: Red Hat to be Deployed at Internet Gateway of Saudi Arabia (May 26, 2004, 11:30)
"The Linux Business Unit of Remal Al-Sharq IT, announced today a
major Linux license purchase by the main Internet Gateway in Saudi
ComputerWeekly: African Open-Source Project Bears Fruit (May 26, 2004, 10:00)
"The African Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources (Avoir)
project is bearing its first major fruit with the first working
modules of the Kewl.NextGen learning management system..."
WiFi Planet: An Open Source Wi-Fi Roundup (May 26, 2004, 08:30)
"And the open source movement is having the same impact on
HelpNetSecurity: Security in an ERP World (May 26, 2004, 07:00)
"Every good hacker story ends with the line: 'and then he's got
root access to your network and can do whatever he wants.' But the
story really doesn't end there. This is just the beginning of the
real damage that the hacker can inflict..."
developerWorks: The Top 10 (More or Less) J2EE Best Practices (May 26, 2004, 05:30)
"A top 10 (+2) list of the most important best practices for
J2EE application development..."
Release Digest: KDE, May 25, 2004 (May 26, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: KAlarm 1.1.0b3, KPlaylistCreator 0.60, Simple
Installer .0.1, PiKdev 0.6.6, kiosktool 0.4.1, ktag 0.3,
Media-Detect 0.52, kdecvs-build 0.62, KMPlayer 0.8.3rc1,
kim-browser 0.3, and kphotools 0.1.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, May 25, 2004 (May 26, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNOME app: GNOME War Pad 0.3.0.
DistoWatch: Distributions, May 25, 2004 (May 26, 2004, 05:00)
Today's distribution: CentOS-2 Final.
OSNews: Experiences with Gentoo, CRUX and Onebase Linux (May 26, 2004, 04:00)
"What do people do these days when they are bored? One of the
latest additions to the list of answers seems to be Build a Linux
Distribution. Have you checked on Distrowatch lately...?"
The Linux Mirror Project: TLMP - Who Are We? (May 26, 2004, 02:30)
"The Linux Mirror Project, TLMP for short, is a site run by two
normal people who want to support the distribution of linux to the
many thousands of people who download it every day..."
The Australian: Novell Expecting Linux Growth (May 26, 2004, 01:45)
"Corporate network specialist Novell expects increased Linux
revenue in the second half after reporting an 8 per cent increase
in revenue growth in the second quarter in the Asia Pacific
NewsForge: The End Days of Ximian? (May 26, 2004, 01:00)
"When Novell made its surprise announcement last week that
Ximian Connector was being released under the free software GPL
license, I began to wonder if it marked the end of the Ximian
oSviews: Free Software and the Innovator's Dilemma (May 26, 2004, 00:15)
"But I would argue that a third book belong in the top tier of
that list as well: 'The Innovator's Dilemma,' written by Clayton