Linux News for Aug 31, 2004
Tonight Live: Is Longhorn The Windows of Opportunity for Open Source? (Aug 31, 2004, 23:30)
"We will cover the hot news of the week including: Lots on
Microsoft, Novell burning bridges, the return of Corel?, plus a
clueless pundit or two..."
Forbes: Microsoft @ 30: Thanks, Linux (Aug 31, 2004, 22:45)
"Is Linus Torvalds secretly working for Microsoft? That sounds
crazy until you consider that lately, the free operating system he
created, Linux, has been helping Microsoft close deals..."
NewsForge: Growing Linux in the Greenhouse (Aug 31, 2004, 22:00)
"My good friend and colleague Brian runs a small,
family-oriented, seasonal greenhouse business. This year, Linux is
in season, since it solved a nasty stability problem that was
plaguing his Windows server..."
CNET News: Sendmail Searches for Antispam Testers (Aug 31, 2004, 20:30)
"Sendmail has taken a first stab at software to authenticate the
source of e-mail messages, a technology that will be key to
preventing the proliferation of spam..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux Clusters Can Have Their Day vs. Supercomputers, Part 1 (Aug 31, 2004, 19:00)
"Linux clusters can meet the demands of high-performance
applications and have advantages over supercomputers, even
supercomputers priced to compete with them, says Eric Pitcher,
Ph.D., and vice president of product marketing for Linux
OSNews: NX--Revolution of Network Computing? (Aug 31, 2004, 18:15)
"FreeNX... is a Free Software NX Server based on the GPL'd
libraries from NoMachine..."
ZDNet Australia: NSW Government Delays Multimillion Dollar Linux Tender (Aug 31, 2004, 17:30)
"The NSW Department of Commerce is poised to issue an AU$40
million-plus whole-of-government tender for Linux enterprise
software and services in mid-September, officials confirmed
NewsForge: New U.N. Open Source Agency: What Value Does it Offer? (Aug 31, 2004, 16:45)
"It is unclear whether international workers wearing blue
helmets will soon be distributing bootable Linux CDs to the world's
population of computer users..."
ComputerWeekly: Newham Council IT Leaders Face Backlash for Choosing Microsoft Over Open Source (Aug 31, 2004, 16:00)
"Microsoft vs open source trials highlight complexity of cost
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: python2.2, qt-copy (Aug 31, 2004, 15:57)
Two security advisories from the Debian Project.
KernelTrap: Restoring the Philips Webcam Driver (Aug 31, 2004, 15:15)
"Alan Cox, evidently returned from his one year sabbatical,
disagreed with this decision, and to make a point suggested that
his own extensive contributions should also be removed from the
eWeek: Novell Reorgs Around Linux, Identity (Aug 31, 2004, 14:30)
"Novell Inc. on Monday pared down the company's organization
chart to better align its product development around twin goals:
Linux and open-source platforms and solutions for identity
OpenEnterpriseTrends: Hands-On: Is JBoss Ready for Your Enterprise? (Aug 31, 2004, 13:00)
"It's been about a month since JBoss, the Open Source J2EE
application server, received its full certification from
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.9-rc1-mm2 (Aug 31, 2004, 12:15)
Changelog, link within.
ONLamp: OpenOffice.org and Me: An Introduction (Aug 31, 2004, 11:30)
"By way of introduction, I thought I'd say a bit about my
background and interests, and how I came to be involved with
KernelTrap: Reiser4 Developments (Aug 31, 2004, 10:00)
Two articles from KernelTrap illustrate the huge ongoing
discussions surrounding the Reiser4 filesystem.
Linux.yyz.us: nsupdate: Quick and Painless Dynamic DNS (Aug 31, 2004, 08:30)
"This article describes how to setup dynamic DNS, and provides
some examples of use..."
Lost Art of Computer Programming: Das U-Boot: The Universal Boot Loader (Aug 31, 2004, 07:00)
"Exciting new embedded Linux devices are appearing at an
astonishing rate. From tiny 3 inch 'Gumstix' boards to PDAs and
smart-phones embedded Linux is everywhere..."
developerWorks: Improve Collaborative Build Times with ccache (Aug 31, 2004, 05:30)
"In this article, learn how to build and install ccache, how to
use it with your existing environment, and how to improve the build
times in group development projects..."
Release Digest: KDE, August 30, 2004 (Aug 31, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: KDocker 0.7, rkward 0.2.6a, LabPlot 1.3.1, and
BasKet 0.4.0c & 0.5.0alpha4.
Release Digest: GNOME, August 30, 2004 (Aug 31, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNOME apps: Gtk2-Perl 2.7.92, gedit 2.7.92, Epiphany
Extensions 1.1.4, Epiphany 1.3.8, GNOME Nettool 0.99.3, Metacity
2.8.4, gnome-applets 2.7.3, Gaphor 0.5.1, gcalctool v4.4.17,
Revelation 0.3.3, and gnome-games 2.7.8.
DistroWatch: Distributions, August 30, 2004 (Aug 31, 2004, 04:45)
Today's distributions: SLAX 4.1.4.
NewsForge: Will Free Software Kill Shareware? (Aug 31, 2004, 04:00)
"Will free software kill shareware? Every day we celebrate the
victories of open source software against the big guns, enjoying
each corporate and governmental adoption as it comes..."
tuxs.org: Linux Distribution Chooser (Aug 31, 2004, 02:30)
"Answer a few simple questions and the 'Linux Distribution
Chooser' will suggest a Linux distribution for you..."
NewsForge: Making Microsoft a Niche Player (Aug 31, 2004, 01:00)
"Novell engineer and manager Allison Singh recently predicted in
an Africa-based tectonic magazine article that Windows will become
a niche operating system, replaced by Linux as the new
Community: Purpose and Participation: It's Harder Than It Looks (Aug 31, 2004, 00:15)
"Open source is a competitive advantage Microsoft can never
touch. It's like doing business in waters that Redmond can't
navigate or mine. If only one knows how to use it..."