Linux News for Jun 28, 2004
O'Reilly: The Open Source Paradigm Shift (Jun 28, 2004, 23:30)
"My premise is that free and open source developers are in much
the same position today that IBM was in 1981 when it changed the
rules of the computer industry, but failed to understand the
consequences of the change..."
KernelTrap: The State Of User-Mode Linux In the 2.6 Kernel (Jun 28, 2004, 22:45)
"Since that time, Jeff Dike has continued to provide patches to
keep the project up to date, but the code within the stable 2.6
kernel has gotten stale and no longer even properly
SearchEnterpriseLinux: IBM Linux GM: Enterprises Beyond TCO Questions with Linux (Jun 28, 2004, 22:00)
"Going back a year or so, most large enterprise customers had a
Linux strategy, but it was limited to the outer circle,
LinuxPlanet: Is Linux Desktop Better Than Windows? (Jun 28, 2004, 21:15)
"Now, though, some end users at nonprofit organizations are
choosing Linux for a completely different reason [than
cost]--namely, a better desktop experience than they've been
getting from Windows..."
eWeek: Democrats Tap Open Source (Jun 28, 2004, 19:45)
"Open source has expanded into the political world, with open
software powering the online operations of the Democratic National
Committee and Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign..."
The Guardian: Share and Ye Shall Find (Jun 28, 2004, 19:00)
"Getting sued, laying off most of your workforce, losing your
third chief executive and then being bought out doesn't sound like
the history of a successful company that could teach internet
businesses a key lesson..."
iTnews: Gates Sounds Off in Sydney (Jun 28, 2004, 18:15)
"Microsoft chairman Bill Gates told Australian media he was
unfazed about the threat of open source or scepticism by business
towards technology and defended the security of Microsoft's
PR: Announcing The GNOME 2.6.2 Desktop and Developer Platform (Jun 28, 2004, 17:30)
"This point release from the stable branch of the GNOME Desktop
and Developer Platform contains a lot of bugfixes and improvements
over the previously released 2.6.1 version..." Announcement
CNET News: Is Java Cooling Off? (Jun 28, 2004, 16:45)
JavaOne: "When another JavaOne conference
begins on Monday, McNealy might not be so giddy..."
eWeek: Microsoft Takes Another Step Toward More 'Open' Licensing (Jun 28, 2004, 16:00)
"As part of its official launch of Windows CE 5.0 on Monday,
Microsoft Corp. announced that, for the first time, all CE source
code licensees will be allowed to ship so-called 'derivative works'
based on the CE 5.0 code..."
Libération: For Microsoft, It is Paris at All Costs (Jun 28, 2004, 15:15)
"...[A]t the time when an increasing number of public
administrations around the world are choosing to use free and open
source software, Microsoft considers losing the City of Paris to
open source out of question..."
internetnews.com: Sun Opens Up Desktop Code (Jun 28, 2004, 14:30)
JavaOne: "Sun Microsystems decided to succumb
to peer pressure and open source Java... sort of..."
Update: Real Announces Red Hat and SUSE/Novell Deals (Jun 28, 2004, 13:45)
Apparently Red Hat was not the only distribution Real Networks
made an arrangement with. Breaking news reveals that it has also
made a deal with Novell for the SUSE Linux desktop. New links
International PHP Magazine: Interview--Zeev Suraski & Andi Gutmans of Zend (Jun 28, 2004, 13:00)
"At this very late stage of development, I managed to obtain an
interview with the two original creators of PHP and Zend--Zeev
Suraski and Andi Gutmans--to find out more about their lives as
developers of possibly the most popular Web programming language
SearchDatabase: Red One Flying High with MySQL (Jun 28, 2004, 11:30)
"With limited funding, Roger Holden's database decisions were
limited when he decided to start airline flight tracking company,
Red One Aviation..."
Express Computer India: Open Source: Prime Time for SMBs (Jun 28, 2004, 10:00)
"With IT biggies throwing their weight behind Linux--and a host
of smaller players creating products and providing support services
for this OS--SMBs may have found just what they were hankering
AScribe: NCAR Computer Modelers to Use Powerful New Linux System (Jun 28, 2004, 08:30)
"Using funding provided by the National Science Foundation and
as a result of an open bidding process, the University Corporation
for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) has purchased a large-scale,
Linux-based computing system..."
CrossNodes: Simple Configuration Tips Put Squid on the Menu (Parts 1 & 2) (Jun 28, 2004, 07:00)
"If you've been running a network for any length of time, you
know that merely connecting to the Internet, then sitting back and
having fun, is simply not in the cards for us hardworking
Release Digest: KDE, June 27, 2004 (Jun 28, 2004, 05:00)
This weekend's KDE apps: KNewGmail .1, kamix 0.5.1, KNemo 0.1.8,
QTPov Editor 0.3.5, KHacc 3.1, QHacc 3.1, Krusader 1.40-beta2,
KWirelessMonitor 0.2.4, MahJongg 3D Solitaire 0.96, File Activity
Viewer 0.2.0, kletterwizard 0.9.3, KiFi 0.2, KSetiSpy 0.6.2, and
Release Digest: GNU, June 27, 2004 (Jun 28, 2004, 05:00)
This weekend's GNU apps: GNU Libidn 0.5.0 alpha and GCL
Release Digest: GNOME, June 27, 2004 (Jun 28, 2004, 05:00)
This weekend's GNOME apps: gedit 2.6.2, rhythmbox 0.8.5, Gossip
0.7.6, intltool 0.31, and Evolution Connector for ExchangeIt.
DistroWatch: Distributions, June 27, 2004 (Jun 28, 2004, 05:00)
This weekend's distributions: Berry Linux 0.44, Bayanihan Linux
3 Live CD Beta, Guadalinex 2004 Candidata 1, Plamo Linux 4.0,
INSERT 1.2.13, and Puppy Linux 0.9.0.
developerWorks: Charming Python: The Natural Language Toolkit (Jun 28, 2004, 03:30)
"Programming that goes by the name 'text processing' is a start;
other capabilities for syntactic and even semantic analysis are
further specialized to studying natural languages..."
LBA-Linux Advisories: kdelibs, kernel (Jun 28, 2004, 03:00)
Two security advisories from SOT Linux, Inc.
Gentoo Linux Advisory: FreeS/WAN, Openswan, strongSwan (Jun 28, 2004, 03:00)
"FreeS/WAN, Openswan, strongSwan and Super-FreeS/WAN contain two
bugs when authenticating PKCS#7 certificates..."
DesktopLinux: Stock Trading Software Optimized for Linux (Jun 28, 2004, 02:00)
"AlphaTrade.com has announced Linux support for their E-Gate
browser-based, real-time stock quote service..."