Linux News for Jun 02, 2004
LinuxInsider: Poker and Shell Games in the SCO Suit (Jun 02, 2004, 23:30)
"SCO does not want the shells to stop moving because if
companies see that there are no coins under any of the shells, the
game will be over..."
ACM Queue: Open Source to the Core (Jun 02, 2004, 22:00)
"Using open source in real-world software products: The good,
the bad and the ugly..."
destination CRM: Does CRM Work on Linux? (Jun 02, 2004, 20:30)
"Advantages to migrating to Linux and Open Source are the
increasing availability of battle-tested Web-enabled products and
internetnews.com: Free Software Group Not Well With Mono (Jun 02, 2004, 19:00)
"Few technology communities are as disparate as the Free and
Open Source software (FOSS) communities, especially when passions
rise over differences in implementations..."
CNETAsia: Sun Confirms Plans to Open Source Solaris (Jun 02, 2004, 18:30)
"'I don't want to say when that will happen. But make no
mistake, we will open source Solaris,' [Jonathan Schwartz ]
OSNews: Sun's Java Desktop System 2 is No Improvement (Jun 02, 2004, 17:30)
"Basically, very few things have changed in the client version
of JDS. The desktop and installation looks very much the same as it
did a few months ago..."
LinuxPR: Microsoft Ordered to Pay Lindows 944 Euros (Jun 02, 2004, 16:00)
"The Amsterdam District Court ruled on May 27, 2004 in favor of
Lindows, Inc. on all counts in Microsoft's second attempt for a
preliminary injunction on trademark infringement..."
VNUnet: Linux Database Sales Soar 158 Per Cent (Jun 02, 2004, 15:15)
"Strong Linux sales helped the global relational database
management system (RDBMS) market rebound strongly in 2003 with new
licence revenue up just over five per cent on 2002..."
internetnews.com: BayStar Does About Face With SCO (Jun 02, 2004, 14:30)
A follow-up to yesterday's SCO/BayStar settlement, which will
ultimately leave SCO with a boosted war chest for its
CNET News: Intel to Open Code for Booting Up PCs, Servers (Jun 02, 2004, 13:45)
"Under the collaboration, Intel will release a driver
development kit and what it calls firmware foundation code later
this year under the open-source Common Public License..."
Linux Journal: OpenOffice.org Off the Wall: Shooting the Sun (Jun 02, 2004, 13:00)
"In school, you probably were taught that a paragraph is the
development of a complete thought. That is a contents-based
definition. In OpenOffice.org or any other word processor, a
paragraph also has a format definition..."
allAfrica.com: Suse Linux Is Safe - HP (Jun 02, 2004, 11:30)
"In a show of endorsement, global Information Technology (IT)
solutions provider, Hewlett Packard (HP), has said that Suse Linux
is really safe..."
VNUnet: October Date for OGC Open Source Trials Report (Jun 02, 2004, 10:00)
"The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) plans to publish a
report on its public sector open source software trials in late
LinuxDevCenter: Building a Linux Media PC (Jun 02, 2004, 08:30)
"In this article I'm going to look at a particular sort of setup
of a Linux home theatre PC--one where the primary consideration is
NewsForge: A Windows User's Guide to Getting Started with Linux (Jun 02, 2004, 07:00)
"It's a common myth that Linux is only for 'geeks,' but a good
number of Windows users fear Linux because the prospect of even
installing it is a little intimidating..."
Linux.com: CLI for Noobies: sort of Bragging (Jun 02, 2004, 06:15)
"This week we'll look at the sort command, and a couple of
options you may not be familiar with..."
developerWorks: Build Distributed Object Management Frameworks for J2EE Apps (Jun 02, 2004, 05:30)
"In this article, Zhengrong Tang presents an object management
framework that uses the concept of scopes to handle distributed
systems with ease..."
Release Digest: KDE, June 1, 2004 (Jun 02, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: kdissert 0.2.2, soli 0.3, MahJongg 3D
Solitaire 0.95, amaroK 1.0-beta4, Simple Installer 0.4, KPhoTools
0.2.0, and Krecipes 0.5.
Release Digest: GNOME, June 1, 2004 (Jun 02, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNOME apps: file-roller 2.7.0, libgda 1.1.3, libgnomedb
1.1.3, libgdamm 1.3.3, gnome-games 2.7.2, gwget2 0.11, Epiphany
1.3.0, Bakery 2.3.4, and Epiphany Extensions 1.1.0.
DistroWatch: Distributions, June 1, 2004 (Jun 02, 2004, 04:45)
Today's distributions: OnebaseGo 1.5, TupiServer Linux 1.1,
Aurox Linux 9.4, gnuLinEx 2004 RC2, and Skolelinux RC3.
LinuxDevices: Linux Smartphone "Killer App" Ready for Combat (Jun 02, 2004, 04:00)
"When Trolltech announced Qtopia Phone in October of last year,
company officials were confident that it would bring smartphone
functionality to lower-end, feature-phone class devices..."
Mandrakelinux Advisories: mod_ssl, apache2, xpcd (Jun 02, 2004, 03:59)
Three security advisories from MandrakeSoft.
Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: gatos, jftpgw, ethereal (Jun 02, 2004, 03:56)
Three security advisories from the Debian Project.
Kernel Trap: Linux: Is Swap Necessary? (Jun 02, 2004, 03:15)
"Following recent discussions about tuning swapiness and
dynamically allocating swap as needed, a new discussion ensued on
the lkml questioning the need for swap altogether when a system has
Mad Penguin: Mad Penguin Reviews Fedora Core 2 (Jun 02, 2004, 02:30)
This review was conducted on three different machines in order
to ascertain performance on each of the machines..."
Linux Desktop Dominance - Guaranteed Step-by-Step Plan (Jun 02, 2004, 01:45)
"Linux on the desktop will happen when this step by step process
Linux Journal: Cooking with Linux: When Democracy Becomes Crazy! (Jun 02, 2004, 01:00)
"Reader polls are a popular Web site feature..."
osViews: SpecOpS Labs Response to Wine Project (Jun 02, 2004, 00:15)
This letter is in response to the WINE HQ Weekly Newsletter,
Issue 222 dated May 14, 2004, entitled 'PROJECT DAVID USES
CODEWEAVERS CROSSOVER OFFICE...'"