Linux News for May 27, 2004
LinuxWorld Australia: Project Beehive has BEA pondering Eclipse, NetBeans (May 27, 2004, 23:30)
"If joining these initiatives could result in production of more
Beehive Controls, then BEA would consider participating, Willis
said during an interview at the BEA eWorld 2004 conference on
iTweb: Open Source a Disruptive Technology, Says Novell (May 27, 2004, 22:45)
"'We are walking the talk, fulfilling the promises we made a
year ago,' said Ed Anderson, VP for Novell Platform Services Group,
at the opening of Novell's Brainshare conference in Sandton
LWN.net: Making Fedora Core 2 and Windows Play Well Together (May 27, 2004, 22:00)
"There is a bug in Fedora Core 2 that causes the hard disk
geometry as reported in the partition table to be altered during
PC World: Will Your Next Desktop PC Run Linux? (May 27, 2004, 21:15)
"It may not topple the Microsoft empire anytime soon, but recent
offerings indicate that Linux distributors, hardware vendors, and
developers are dedicated to making Linux on the desktop a
Silicon.com: Study Backs Up 'Linux Not Cheaper' Claim (May 27, 2004, 20:30)
"Guess who sponsored it? Yup, Microsoft..."
IT Manager's Journal: How Companies Can Evaluate Whether Open Source Will Work for Them (May 27, 2004, 19:45)
"A new open source evaluation model will be published this
summer that will finally shed some long-overdue harsh light on a
key business and development question: Can I use open source for
The Register: Sun to Share 3-D Stash with Developers (May 27, 2004, 19:00)
"Software developers will soon have their chance to smoke what
Sun Microsystems is rolling..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Usenix President: Patent Challenges Will Invade Open Source Landscape (May 27, 2004, 18:15)
"There's no rest on the horizon for the lawsuit-weary open
source community, said Marshall Kirk McKusick, president of the
LinuxInsider: Linux-Based Servers: Rise of the Penguin (May 27, 2004, 17:30)
"Thanks to a plump little sea bird, a full-length 3D animated
motion picture from a major Hollywood studio will soon be coming to
a movie screen near you..."
eWeek: Sun Insists Red Hat Linux Is Proprietary (May 27, 2004, 16:45)
"Sun President Jonathan Schwartz explains in detail why Red Hat
Linux is proprietary, but others disagree and wonder what Sun is
accomplishing with its confusing open-source views..."
PC Pro: Linux Code Certification Will Not Prevent Legal Action, Says Analyst (May 27, 2004, 16:00)
"Linus Torvalds and the Open Source Development Lab's new
submission process for developers contributing code to the Linux
kernel may not be the panacea they hope, an industry analyst has
Builder AU: Oracle to Switch Its Programmers to Linux (May 27, 2004, 15:15)
"Oracle will finish switching its 9,000-person in-house
programming staff to Linux by the end of 2004, the database
powerhouse said Wednesday..."
Bloomberg/Salt Lake Tribune: Symantec Considers Using Linux Software, CEO Says (May 27, 2004, 14:30)
"Symantec, the largest maker of consumer anti-virus software, is
considering switching some or all of its employees from Windows
software to Linux..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.7-rc1-mm1 (May 27, 2004, 14:27)
Changelog, links within.
internetnews.com: Macromedia Feeling Lucky with Linux Player (May 27, 2004, 13:45)
"Macromedia completed a cycle this week as it updated its Flash
media player for Linux systems..."
Linux Journal: cat /dev/DiBona/brain: Spreading the Wealth and Walking the Walk (May 27, 2004, 13:00)
"If you care about more people using Linux, put it in their
developerWorks: Build Web Apps with Maypole (May 27, 2004, 11:30)
"Simon Cozens turns a love of beer into a Perl application
server--going from a simple front end to database servers, and
developing into a social-network Web application. He begins,
however, with the beer..."
ZDNet: Software Maker Unites Windows, Unix (May 27, 2004, 10:00)
"And the Unix system will lay down with the Windows system, and
lo, there shall be peace among the vendors..."
OSNews: SuSE Linux Pro 9.1 Review (May 27, 2004, 08:30)
"SuSE Linux 9.1 is the followup to an excellent desktop
distribution. SuSE gave me the opportunity to use SuSE 9.1
Professional for a couple weeks. This is a review/personal thoughts
on the distro..."
developerWorks: Using Eclipse as a Development Environment with Jakarta Tomcat
(May 27, 2004, 07:00)
"Using Eclipse as a development environment for Java is great.
Using an Eclipse Tomcat plug-in can help to better organize and
integrate your Java and Web development projects..."
Linux Journal: How Linux Saved My Files and My Job (May 27, 2004, 04:00)
"This is a story of how Linux saved my life. Well, actually, not
my life but perhaps my job..."
The Register: Free Software Guru Speaks on Patents (May 27, 2004, 02:30)
"The core of Stallman's argument is that if companies are
allowed to patent software ideas, big business will ride roughshod
over the smaller players, and the free software movement will be
NewsForge: A Model for Open Source Software Development (May 27, 2004, 01:00)
"However, though a comparable model may not exist in the IT
sector, a parallel working model for open source already exists in
at least one other field, biomedical research, and this model has
been proven to be of great benefit to society..."