Linux News for Aug 26, 2004
eWeek: I Come to Bury Sender ID, Not to Praise It (Aug 26, 2004, 23:30)
"It's a tragedy, and Sender ID will soon be history. Microsoft's
uncompromising licensing attitudes show a blindness worthy of King
internetnews: UN Backs Open Source With New Agency (Aug 26, 2004, 22:00)
""It's called the International Open Source Network (IOSN),
which is an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP) with a primary goal to promote Free and Open Source (FOSS)
ZDNet UK: Devs Add Google-Type Search, Accessability to Upcoming KDE Features (Aug 26, 2004, 20:30)
"The next version of KDE, which will either be called 3.4 or 4,
and is likely to be released within 18 months, is expected to
include the new search feature..." Articles within.
internetnews.com: Building a Better Filesystem For Linux (Aug 26, 2004, 19:45)
"A new operating system filesystem is expected to inject new
life into Linux's ability to search files, documents, e-mails and
contacts more efficiently..."
eWeek: Microsoft Dismisses British Objections to Anti-Linux Ad (Aug 26, 2004, 19:00)
"Microsoft sources said Wednesday that a British regulatory
agency's objections to an anti-Linux advertisement published as
part of its controversial 'Get the Facts' campaign are moot because
the ad is no longer running..."
Finextra: Bank of America Outlines Linux Ambitions (Aug 26, 2004, 18:15)
"Bank of America has gone public on outline plans to port its
proprietary Unix systems to Linux, ignoring the enduring threat of
legal action from open source litigant SCO..."
Computerworld Australia: Microsoft Says Linux Threat a Sensationalised Misconception (Aug 26, 2004, 17:30)
"Linux is no threat to Microsoft and any claims to the contrary
are simply a misconception created by sensationalism and media
hype, Microsoft Australia's platform strategy manager Paul Roworth
said on Wednesday..." Now the quiz: name the recent exec and
company who said "Linux doesn't exist." Coincidence or new PR
LinuxWorld Australia: SCO Director Defends Fight-Back Stance (Aug 26, 2004, 16:45)
"Tired of being portrayed as the bad guys of IT, Kieran
O'Shaughnessy, director of SCO Australia and NZ, last week declared
'we are not the anti-Christ of cyberspace' but a defender of Unix
fighting the monolithic power of IBM..." Be sure to read the
last line of the article, there'll be a quiz later.
The Inquirer: Finnish City Abandons Linux, Open Office Plans (Aug 26, 2004, 16:00)
"Turku, the second largest city in Finland, has dropped its plan
to switch from the Windows OS and application software to Open
Office and Linux..."
PR: Mandrakesoft and LaCie Introduce GlobeTrotter: a 40GB Mobile Desktop (Aug 26, 2004, 15:15)
"GlobeTrotter is a USB mobile hard drive loaded with a specially
tuned version of Mandrakesoft's award-winning Mandrakelinux
operating system..." Press release within.
WebProNews: AOL Dialer Now Available For Desktop Linux Users (Aug 26, 2004, 14:30)
"Linspire today announced the availability of Internet dialer
software that provides direct access to the Internet for desktop
Linux users via AOL's dial-up ISP service..."
eWeek: SCO, BayStar Fight Appears Over (Aug 26, 2004, 13:45)
"The fight between The SCO Group and BayStar Capital, which
concerned the contentious end of the financing deal between them
that fueled SCO's Linux litigation, may finally have come to an
abrupt and quiet end Wednesday..."
Linux Journal: Building a Diskless 2.6 Firewall (Aug 26, 2004, 13:00)
"For your next DIY project, pick up an old Pentium computer and
a CompactFlash card and build a custom router/firewall..."
iTWeb: Celebrating Open Source (Aug 26, 2004, 11:30)
"Several [South African] organisations will celebrate Saturday's
International Software Freedom Day by hosting open source events
around the country..."
Brazzil.com: No Tears Shed for Windows in Brazil (Aug 26, 2004, 10:00)
"The 1st National Free Software Meeting for Municipalities got
underway August 23 in Rio das Ostras, in the state of Rio de
Computerworld Australia: Policy Makers to Address AUUG Conference (Aug 26, 2004, 08:30)
"AUUG's annual conference will hear how each of the major
political parties sees the future of IT, particularly with relation
to Open Source, Linux and Open Standards..."
developerWorks: Web Polling with DB2, PHP, and Linux (Aug 26, 2004, 07:45)
"Web polling or voting provides a great way to get feedback from
visitors to your site. This article shows you how to add this
feature to your Web site using IBM DB2 Universal Database (UDB),
Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP), and Linux..."
LinuxLookup: LinuxCertified LC2430 Linux Laptop Review (Aug 26, 2004, 07:00)
"I was eager to see if LinuxCertified's offering was 'ready for
the desktop (or laptop)...'"
Linux Journal: Developing an Effective Data Protection Strategy (Aug 26, 2004, 06:15)
"When determining your best back-up routine, consider the amount
of data being backed up, the best medium for your situation, how
long each part of the network can be down and more..."
developerWorks: Build Code with lex and yacc, Part 1: Introduction (Aug 26, 2004, 05:30)
"Lex and yacc are tools to automatically build C code suitable
for parsing things in simple languages. These tools are most often
used for parts of compilers or interpreters, or for reading
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.28-pre2 (Aug 26, 2004, 05:00)
Incremental changelog, links within.
Release Digest: KDE, August 25, 2004 (Aug 26, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: gambas 0.98, KDocker 0.6, Kubication 0.2,
EAGLE Layout Editor 4.13, OpenCase 1.0, GLobal Application Network
(GLAN) 0.0.7.1, Ktag 0.5, and netGo 0.4.
Release Digest: GNOME, August 25, 2004 (Aug 26, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNOME apps: GTK+ 2.4.8 and GTK+ 2.4.9 (stable); GTK+
2.5.2 (unstable); Gaphor 0.5.0; GLib 2.5.2; and Epiphany 1.3.7.
DistroWatch: Distributions, August 25, 2004 (Aug 26, 2004, 04:45)
Today's distributions: Yoper Linux 2.1 and Kurumin Linux
DesktopLiunx: Project's Latest Release Makes Linux Desktop Look Even More Like Windows (Aug 26, 2004, 04:00)
"The open source project to make Linux look just like Windows XP
has completed its desktop environment..."
internetnews.com: BIRTs of a Feather: Actuate and Eclipse (Aug 26, 2004, 02:30)
"Actuate, an enterprise reporting software vendor, is joining
the Eclipse Foundation's board of directors and will spearhead a
new project to develop an open source reporting tool, officials
Linux.com: SysAdmin to SysAdmin: The Red Hat End-of-Life Debacle (Aug 26, 2004, 01:45)
"Many admins who got the OK to get Linux in the door a few
months ago have had to face a lot of people with ties on and arms
folded standing outside their cubicle after Red Hat made its
The Watley Review: Open Source Technology a Security Risk, Says Ashcroft (Aug 26, 2004, 01:00)
"Making America safe from terrorists may require restricting
and, in some cases, banning the use of open source technology,
according to Attorney General John Ashcroft..." Warning: satire
LinuxSecurity: Linux and National Security (Aug 26, 2004, 00:15)
"With national security concerns at an all time high, the
question remains: Is Linux secure enough to successfully operate
the government and military's most critical IT