Linux News for Aug 24, 2004
Tonight Live: LPI and the state of Certification on The Linux Show (Aug 24, 2004, 23:30)
"We will cover the hot news of the week including: Microsoft
wears the frock of corporate confusion, SCO tap dancing, Government
Waste, plus a clueless pundit or two..."
DesktopLinux: How to Build a Free Enterprise Linux Desktop (Aug 24, 2004, 22:00)
"Two weeks ago, the JDShelp community project began moving our
web sites to a dedicated host running Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Computerworld: The Power of No (Aug 24, 2004, 21:15)
"Then Newham contacted an open-source consulting firm,
Netproject, for a study to see whether Linux desktops would be a
workable option for the local government..."
Baseline: A New Program for the Enterprise (Aug 24, 2004, 20:30)
"Microsoft's developer support is eroding as coders turn to open
source tools such as the Python programming language..."
DVD-Recordable.org: Linux Enables Instant Media Playing (Aug 24, 2004, 19:00)
"The NEC Versa S3000 will use InterVideo's InstantOn technology
to enable users to listen to music, watch DVDs, and more without
having to wait for Windows to load..."
Scooblog: More Microsoft Engagement with Open Source Projects (Aug 24, 2004, 18:15)
"Engaging the 'open source crowd' is something that we have
historically neglected. Hell, from their perspective, some of our
assaults on Linux are downright insulting..."
Computerworld Australia: Nuclear Science Group Develops Eclipse-based App on Linux (Aug 24, 2004, 17:30)
"...[T]he Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization
(Ansto) has started using it to build a Linux-based desktop
application for controlling laboratory instrumentation..."
NewsForge: Report from the KDE World Summit: Day Two (Aug 24, 2004, 16:45)
"The second day of aKademy, KDE's World Summit 2004, opened the
two-day developers' conference, involving a series of presentations
and discussions both on ground-breaking topics like KJSEmbed and
other subjects important to KDE..."
Microsoft Patent Happy? Su-Don't Say... (Aug 24, 2004, 16:00)
Two stories on the discovery of a Microsoft patent application
that apparently patents sudo. With a link to the actual patent so
you can read for yourself.
Tectonic: Linux to Turn Windows into Niche Player (Aug 24, 2004, 15:15)
"Windows will become an operating system for niche tasks while
Linux takes over the mainstream desktop and server roles, predicts
Novell SA's systems engineer and manager Allison Singh..."
CNET News/NY Times: Microsoft Quits UN Standards Group (Aug 24, 2004, 14:30)
"Microsoft on Monday withdrew from a United Nations software
standards group for commerce, citing 'business reasons...'"
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: icecast-server (Aug 24, 2004, 14:29)
"Markus W. discovered a cross site scripting problem in
status-display (list.cgi) of the icecast internal webserver, an
MPEG layer III streaming server..."
Slackware Linux Advisory: qt (Aug 24, 2004, 14:25)
"New Qt packages are available for Slackware 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, and
-current to fix security issues..."
Fedora Core Advisory: qt (Aug 24, 2004, 14:23)
"During a security audit, Chris Evans discovered a heap overflow
in the BMP image decoder in Qt versions prior to 3.3.3./."
Technetra: The Visible Hand of OSS (Aug 24, 2004, 13:00)
"The philosophy and practice of collaboration in open source
software forms a win-win model for developers, vendors and users
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.9-rc1 (Aug 24, 2004, 12:30)
Changelog, links within. (And a statement regarding the 2.6.x
vs. 2.6.x.y naming scheme.)
MacWorldNews: Apple, Others Featured at Quiet Open Source Convention (Aug 24, 2004, 11:30)
"Attendees drive long distances, bunk many to a room, and put
their lives on hold to get here. It's remarkable considering that,
on paper, many in attendance can't afford to be here. But they show
NetworkWorldFusion: Considering Linux storage Management (Aug 24, 2004, 10:00)
"Fortunately, the move to Linux needn't be particularly
traumatic, and many sites find the worry that went into the
planning far outweighed the actual problems they
oSViews: The Cost of Linux (Sysadmin's Perspective) (Aug 24, 2004, 08:30)
"For those who deal with
setup/maintenance/administration/upgrades of servers, the choice of
using proprietary or open source software can either add to our
busy schedule or make it more simplified..."
Tuxs.org: A Tour of the KDE Linux Desktop (Aug 24, 2004, 07:00)
"This guided tour of the Linux KDE desktop can be used to help
orientate a new Linux user or given to a person expressing interest
in Linux as an idea of what a Linux desktop looks like..."
Linux Journal: Programming for Oracle on Linux, Part I (Aug 24, 2004, 05:30)
"Interaction with a legacy Oracle database can be done simply in
only a few hundred lines of code, using Perl, DBI and
Release Digest: KDE, August 23, 2004 (Aug 24, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: Bookcase 0.10, komposé 0.4.1, QLiss3D
1.3.2, Konverter 0.7, KAlarm 1.1.4, Equations Tester 1.0, and knoda
Release Digest: GNU, August 23, 2004 (Aug 24, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNU app: GNUbik 2.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, August 23, 2004 (Aug 24, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNOME apps: Nautilus Sendto 0.1 and GARNOME 126.96.36.199.
DistroWatch: Distributions, August 23, 2004 (Aug 24, 2004, 04:45)
Today's distributions: Mandrakelinux 10.1 Beta 2 and Knoppix
ClickZ: Open-Source Marketing (Aug 24, 2004, 04:00)
"Open source isn't limited to software. It applies to many
aspects of the IP and creative landscape. People publish pictures,
videos, and music that can be used freely by others, providing
DesktopOS: If I Had My Way--Functionality, Similar To A Mouse (Aug 24, 2004, 02:30)
"The suggested change will affect operating systems and in the
case of GNU/Linux, the design of window managers as well..."
NetworkWorldFusion: Novell Shoots Blanks on Linux Offer (Aug 24, 2004, 01:45)
"A couple of months ago, Novell announced that anyone who wanted
to try its new Linux offerings and utilities could sign up for
what's called the Novell Linux Technical Resource Kit..."
eWeek: Linux Desktop Needs PC Vendor Support (Aug 24, 2004, 01:00)
"If the Linux desktop is ever to be more than a niche player, it
needs a hand from PC vendors, including real support from the ones
that already claim to back it..."