Linux News for Jul 27, 2004
osViews: An Informed Rant About Desktop UNIXes (Jul 27, 2004, 23:30)
"Yesterday I was reminded of why I hate UNIX-based desktop
Tonight Live: Is the SUN Setting? on The Linux Show (Jul 27, 2004, 23:00)
"We will cover the hot news of the week including: the
strangeness of SUN, The new OSDN, Microsoft, HP, SCO, the French
and a new GPL, Ken Brown of ADTI; plus a clueless pundit or
LinuxInsider: Munich's Migration to Linux Raises Issues (Jul 27, 2004, 22:00)
"While Linux supporters are hailing this case as 'the first case
in which a judicial decision has been decreed on the applicability
and validity of the GNU-GPL,' I suggest that they wait before
popping the champagne..."
ARNnet: Open Source Additions Enhance UnixWare (Jul 27, 2004, 21:30)
"With the newest release of The SCO Group's UnixWare, it could
be said that this variety of Unix is starting to look a lot more
ExtremeTech: Xandros Ships Version 2.5 of Linux OS (Jul 27, 2004, 21:00)
"Xandros Networks on Tuesday announced the release of version
2.5 of the Xandros Desktop OS with an updated CrossOver Office
Trustix Secure Linux Advisory: apache, mod_php4, samba (Jul 27, 2004, 20:59)
"Recent Apache 2.0 releases place no limit on the amount of
folding of input headers, or in the total length after
Gentoo Linux Advisories: Subversion, Pavuk (Jul 27, 2004, 20:59)
Two security advisories from the Gentoo Foundation.
internetnews.com: ActiveState's Dynamic Release (Jul 27, 2004, 20:30)
"For many developers, there's usually more than one dynamic
language that they use to do their jobs. It's also ActiveState's
job with its latest IDE release..."
The Inquirer: CA's Barrenechea Lambasts SCO, IBM (Jul 27, 2004, 19:45)
"Are you aware that, given some of CA's past moves before your
arrival at the company (moves that some might consider
pro-Microsoft) that Computer Associates has a lot of work ahead to
win the 'trust' of the Open Source community...?"
OSNews: A Year With Lycoris Desktop/LX (Jul 27, 2004, 19:00)
"Has is really been a year? How the time flew by... In July 2003
I took a gamble that's paid off like I never imagined it would. In
early 2003, I came across Lycoris and Desktop/LX..."
NewsForge: Geeks, Nonprofits Parlay Community at Penguin Day (Jul 27, 2004, 18:15)
"The intent of the event, hosted by a group of Portland computer
reuse raiders known as FreeGeek, was to find how nonprofits such as
Multiple Sclerosis Society, Child Aid, Water Watch, and others can
benefit from open source software..."
VNUnet: ITV Switches On to Linux (Jul 27, 2004, 17:30)
"Linux and open source software offers cost savings, flexibility
and better security, according to ITV's director of operations and
infrastructure, but is not always appropriate and needs to be
assessed on a case-by-case basis..."
Australian IT: Microsoft Shaken by Open Bluff (Jul 27, 2004, 16:45)
"Telstra has shaken Microsoft and won a keener commercial
relationship with the software giant by talking up its enthusiasm
for open-source software..."
NewsForge: OSCON Under Way (Jul 27, 2004, 16:00)
"Most of the 1,500 OSCON 2004 attendees in Portland managed to
shake off the city's abnormally hot weekend and the Portland
Brewer's Festival to show up for informative training and
VNUnet: Linux Drifts from Sun Orbit (Jul 27, 2004, 15:15)
"Two and a half years after its chief executive donned the suit
of Linux's penguin mascot on an exhibition stage, Sun seems to have
fallen out of love with the open-source operating system..."
LinuxWorld: Apache Geronimo To Miss August 6 Launch Date Target (Jul 27, 2004, 14:30)
"The Geronimo project, which aims to develop an open source,
certified J2EE server that is ASF licensed and passes Sun's TCK
reusing the best ASF/BSD licensed code available today and adding
new code to complete the J2EE stack, will not make its August 6
Groklaw: SCO's UNIX Timeline Chart Goes Poof (Jul 27, 2004, 13:45)
"If you visit SCO's SCOsource page, you will find their 'UNIX
System Development Timeline' link now points you not to their
edited version but to the original Eric Levenez chart. Their
'personalized' chart has gone bye-bye..."
NewsForge: Choosing an Open Source License (Jul 27, 2004, 13:00)
"The Open Source Initiative (OSI) lists more than 50 approved
open source licenses. Each license is anywhere from slightly to
vastly unlike its neighbors. All of them are written for lawyers,
not mere mortal software developers..."
OrangeCrate: An Interview with Hideya Kawahara, Sun's Looking Glass Guru (Jul 27, 2004, 12:30)
"I'm just a geek who are interested in 3D stuff, but not a 3D
expert. Maybe like most of you folks. I think this fact has heavy
influence in the UI design approach I took for Project Looking
ChannelZone: Linux Certifications Can Pay Off Big (Jul 27, 2004, 12:00)
"The Linux business is growing fast, and the right Linux
certification can help you grow with it..."
CXOtoday: Lloyds Steel Debates Between Linux & Microsoft (Jul 27, 2004, 11:30)
"The menace of spam has pushed Lloyds Steel Industries to
upgrade its mail server, for which the company has initiated a
complete evaluation of both Microsoft and Linux based mailing
InfoWorld: Linux-based Nitix Serves the Works (Jul 27, 2004, 10:45)
"If there's one thing IT managers of small businesses or branch
offices need, it's solid, uncomplicated technology. Net Integration
Technologies thinks it has the answer..."
Tuxs.org: A Comparison of Damn Small Linux, Knoppix and PCLinuxOS Linux Live CDs (Jul 27, 2004, 10:00)
"It should be noted each of these live CDs can perform every
task above and that there are many other equally good live
CDs--these are just the ones I have picked..."
SmallBusinessComputing: OpenOffice Tips: Writer, Calc and Impress (Jul 27, 2004, 09:15)
"Making the switch from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice can save
you a lot of money on licensing fees, and it isn't difficult--most
people get used to the changes quickly..."
DigiTimes: Linux ESC-Asia to be Held in Taiwan This Week (Jul 27, 2004, 08:30)
"The fourth embedded systems conference in Asia will be held in
Hsinchu, Taiwan, July 28 and 29..."
O'Reilly: Canon PowerShot A60 on Fedora Core 2 (Jul 27, 2004, 08:00)
"I do have a lot of notes stored up on my experiences with
Fedora Core 2, and I need to hurry up and get them posted, but I
wanted to push out these notes on my experience reading pictures
and movies from my Canon PowerShot A60 using the USB..."
Linux Journal: OOo Off the Wall: Setting Up Page Styles in OOo Writer (Jul 27, 2004, 07:30)
"A little planning ahead will make your word processing tasks
easier and keep your documents looking consistent as they
Linux.com: CLI Magic: File Transfer Protocol (Jul 27, 2004, 07:00)
"In my opinion, there are very few--if any--programs in the
history of computing that have made a greater contribution to the
global spread of free software than ftp..."
Wine Traffics #231 & #232 by Brian Vincent (Jul 27, 2004, 06:30)
The latest message traffic for Wine development. [Links
Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (Jul 26) (Jul 27, 2004, 06:00)
This week's news from the Python-URL! Project.
developerWorks: Visualize Your Data with Gnuplot (Jul 27, 2004, 05:30)
"In this article, get a hands-on guide to gnuplot that
emphasizes the idioms you'll need to use this tool
Release Digest: KDE, July 26, 2004 (Jul 27, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: KBeam 0.1, eqchem 0.2.1, kamix 0.5.4, noteedit
2.x.y, VariCAD 9.0-2.3, KNemo 0.2.0, Kopete stylesheet 0.1, TeXwiz
1.0rc7, Konverter 0.7, CuteCom 0.0.6, Kentoo 0.3, and Psi
DistroWatch: Distributions, July 26, 2004 (Jul 27, 2004, 04:45)
Today's distributions: Gentoo Linux 2004.2 and QiLinux 1.1 Beta
internetnews.com: Ravi Arimilli, IBM Fellow and Chief Architect (Jul 27, 2004, 04:00)
In 2000, IBM embarked on an ambitious strategy to boost Unix
server market share after years of watching its sales suffer at the
hands of rivals HP and Sun Microsystems..."
The Inquirer: Computer Associates' Open Source Guru Speaks Out (Jul 27, 2004, 03:15)
"Back in May, when Computer Associates announced their intention
of releasing the source code of their Ingres database, we reported
the news, but I also got curious as to who was the man behind CA's
open source efforts..."
Open Group Announces "Developer Declaration of Independence" (Jul 27, 2004, 02:30)
"The Open Group [has] announced an industry-wide effort with the
support of IBM to promote the use of open standards to give
information technology customers freedom of choice and provide
interoperability among all vendors..."
TNL.net: E-voting and the Open Source Community (Jul 27, 2004, 02:00)
"Looking at this list, it seems that an e-voting system would
benefit from being open-sourced..."
SitePoint: Open Source Apps for Windows (Jul 27, 2004, 01:30)
"While I have invested financial resources in applications such
as Windows, OS X and Microsoft Office for both platforms, I am
always researching and testing open source apps across all the
osViews: Microsoft Dividend is Good for Linux (Jul 27, 2004, 01:00)
"Not long ago, a Wall street analyst stated that 'The day
Microsoft pays a dividend is the beginning of the end for the
company'. Shortly after that, Microsoft paid its first
eWeek: Mozilla Thrives in Comeback (Jul 27, 2004, 00:30)
"Vendors can learn a lot from Mozilla's open-source
NewsForge: Patents in an Open Source World (Jul 27, 2004, 00:00)
"Does the dramatic increase in the number of software patents
portend a catastrophe for open source software...?"