Linux News for Aug 27, 2004
Editor's Note: Hype, Hype, And Awaaaay! (Aug 27, 2004, 23:30)
It could be argued that Linux success is due to some hype. But
when Redmond argues it, whoo boy, is that the pot calling the
ZDNet Australia: Telstra Deal Cited in Open Source Playbook (Aug 27, 2004, 22:00)
"Telstra's recent cut-price desktop software deal with Microsoft
has rapidly made its way into the marketing arsenal of at least one
enterprising open source vendor..."
KernelTrap: Removing the Philips Webcam Driver (Aug 27, 2004, 21:15)
"A recent disagreement on the linux-usb-devel mailing list
ultimately led to the removal of the Philips webcam driver known as
'pwc...'" Find out what the kernel list is saying about the
author's decision to pull this driver.
PCWorld: Via Tunes Open-Source Media Player (Aug 27, 2004, 20:30)
"Via Technologies has released a version of the open-source Xine
media player that is designed to take advantage of hardware digital
video acceleration capabilities in two of the company's PC
chipsets, the CN400 and CLE266..."
MSNBC: H-P's First Linux Laptop a Winner (Aug 27, 2004, 19:00)
"Hewlett-Packard is now taking orders for their nx5000 business
notebook computers with Novell's SuSE Linux 9.1 installed. I've
happy to report that the combination is a winner..."
Computer Business Review: IBM, Red Hat Get High Security Certification (Aug 27, 2004, 17:30)
"IBM and Red Hat say that they have achieved the CAPP/EAL3+
evaluation level on the Common Criteria tests with Red Hat's
Enterprise Linux 3 WS on xSeries servers..."
CNET News: Sun to Tout Wall Street Wins in September (Aug 27, 2004, 16:00)
"Hewlett-Packard--which recently reported lower-than-expected
sales in its server and storage group--and Linux developer Red Hat
will be the targets of much of Sun's activity..."
VNUnet: Open Source Desktops for 'Tactical' Deployment in NHS (Aug 27, 2004, 14:30)
"The £2.3bn National Programme for NHS IT has signed a
deal for 5000 open source desktops from supplier Sun
LinuxPlanet: 3PAR Snapshots Your Data (Aug 27, 2004, 13:00)
"Database managers and system administrators in charge of
maintaining huge sets of files frequently feel the heat when data
gets corrupted or a user decides that he didn't want to delete
NewsForge: PHPlist: Not Your Everyday Mailman (Aug 27, 2004, 11:30)
"Recently, however, I began playing with a different one-way
announcement-type newsletter mailer. It's called PHPlist, and as
you might guess, in contrast to Mailman, it's not Python
WindowsDevCenter: Technical Writing Using OpenOffice.org Writer (Aug 27, 2004, 10:00)
"If you're in the business of writing technical documents and
you've been using Word in particular, you could benefit by
switching to OpenOffice.org Writer..."
DesktopLinux: Free Whitepaper Helps Enterprises Migrate to Linux Desktops (Aug 27, 2004, 08:30)
"Consulting security engineer and Linux strategist Mark Lachniet
has released a comprehensive feasibility study aimed at enterprises
contemplating a move to Linux desktops..."
Tom's Networking: Hacking the Linksys NSLU2--Part 3--Adding an iTunes Server (Aug 27, 2004, 07:00)
"If you've been following along with my previous articles, you
now have the ability to telnet into your NSLU2 and start up NFS.
Those are valuable capabilities, but this time we're going for the
Release Digest: KDE, August 26, 2004 (Aug 27, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE app: akregator 1.0 beta 6.
Release Digest: GNU, August 26, 2004 (Aug 27, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNU app: GnuPG 1.2.6.
Release Digest: GNOME, August 26, 2004 (Aug 27, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: GLightOff 0.2.1 and GNOME Configurator
DistroWatch: Distributions, August 26, 2004 (Aug 27, 2004, 05:00)
Today's distribution: Buffalo Linux 1.4.0.
Tectonic: OpenOffice.org in Three SA Languages for Software Freedom Day (Aug 27, 2004, 04:00)
"In celebration of this weekend's global Software Freedom Day,
Translate.org.za is planning the release of the OpenOffice.org
suite in three South African languages..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: How to Avoid Common Red Hat Admin Goofs (Aug 27, 2004, 03:30)
"Being creative isn't always a good thing. Author Mark Sobell
has seen Red Hat Linux administrators create some sticky situations
for themselves and their companies..."
eWeek: XP SP2 Gives Reasons to Switch to Linux (Aug 27, 2004, 03:00)
"With security holes to the left of us and program
incompatibilities to the right, SP2 is giving corporate IT
departments more reasons than ever to consider a move to Linux
SMCC.nl: Linux Support for Philips USB Webcams Discontinued (Aug 27, 2004, 02:30)
"Okay, this is not going to be pleasant. I've decided to
discontinue supporting PWC, the Philips webcam driver for
LinuxDevices: Sharp Zaurus at Heart of New Cyber-Thriller (Aug 27, 2004, 01:00)
"It's 2031, and Microsoft advertises Linux on Edinburgh's
largest billboards. Duncan Steele roams a brave new world, besting
techno-proles and fighting to extricate himself from a bogus murder
rap, his trusty Sharp Zaurus by his side..."
Ars Technica: Linux.Ars: The Power of X (Aug 27, 2004, 00:15)
"While we have looked at how both KDE and GNOME interact with X
during our last reviews, there has not been a real central point of
authority that dictates how the 'Free Desktop' should take