Linux News for Sep 24, 2004
Editor's Note: Dramatically Speaking (Sep 24, 2004, 23:30)
"And now, for your entertainment, the Linux Today Players will
now perform brief sketches loosely based on this week's events..."
Break out the tomatoes!
StrategyPage: China Shoots Itself in the Cyberfoot (Sep 24, 2004, 22:45)
"China is trying to get around this by using Linux, a free
operating system that is subject to far less Internet attack. But
Linux does not have as much software available for it, and users
are reluctant to abandon Windows..."
CNET News: Red Hat Exec Takes Sun to Task on Open Source (Sep 24, 2004, 22:00)
"A top Red Hat executive has attacked the open-source
credentials of its sometime business partner Sun
LinuxInsider: Red Hat Faces Stiff Competition (Sep 24, 2004, 21:15)
"It's fighting time now, says Matthew Szulik, Red Hat's chief
executive. For years, the software company struggled for
acceptance, selling a computer operating system that can be
downloaded for free from the Internet..."
The Inquirer: ATI Readies Big Linux Driver Push (Sep 24, 2004, 20:30)
"Terry Makedon, a senior product manager, largely talked about
those, but he did say the firm is readying a major push in the next
few weeks to outline its plans for Linux driver support..."
NewsForge: HP's NX5000 Linux Notebook: A Breach of the Windows Wall? (Sep 24, 2004, 19:00)
"I've waited years to write such a review. I thought I was going
to write it this time last year, when we looked at the HP D220, but
that turned out to be a false alarm..."
mozillaZine: Case Study on Mozilla and Open Source (Sep 24, 2004, 17:30)
An MBA thesis that examines the business value of open source
software, through the Mozilla Project.
internetnews.com: Sun Fights Rumors, Old Perceptions (Sep 24, 2004, 16:00)
"When Sun Microsystems President and COO Jonathan Schwartz made
his pitch to financial services customers at an event in New York
Tuesday, he provoked a flurry of neutral to skeptical comments
among analysts that cover the company..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.9-rc2-mm3 (Sep 24, 2004, 15:15)
Changelog, link within.
Waters: Free to SAMBA (Sep 24, 2004, 14:30)
"London's FTSE adopts Linux clustering for its SAMBA file
NewsForge: Thanks to Linux, This Beer's For You! (Sep 24, 2004, 13:00)
"Eagle Eye Solutions, based in the United Kingdom, is launching
a new service today called Buymeabeer.com using a Linux-based
Kuensel Online: Dzongkha Computing on Linux (Sep 24, 2004, 11:30)
"The Dzongkha Development Authority, the Department of
Information and Technology and Sherubtse College in Kanglung are
working together to enable Dzongkha computing on the Linux
Computer Business Review: Novell Plans European Consultancy Acquisitions (Sep 24, 2004, 10:00)
"Novell Inc's president of EMEA Richard Seibt is planning how he
plans to spend a share of the $475m the company recently raised for
acquisitions via a debt offering, with consulting services top of
his shopping list..."
NewsForge: Hardening Linux Authentication and User Identity (Sep 24, 2004, 08:30)
"The Linux PAM implementation allows a system administrator to
choose how users authenticate to various services..."
developerWorks: Statistical Programming with R, Part 1 (Sep 24, 2004, 07:00)
"In the first of a three-part series, David and Brad introduce
you to R, a rich statistical environment, released as free
Release Digest: KDE, September 23, 2004 (Sep 24, 2004, 05:30)
Today's KDE apps: SnakeKeeper 0.5, K3b 0.11.17, KlamAV 0.05,
rkward 0.2.9, K ADSL Watch 01.00.05, K ISDN Watch 01.00.08,
NeuroScope 1.2.3, PDFKreator 0.2, KImgSm (Image Service Menu) 0.5,
G System 0.4.0, and KMyMoney 0.6.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, September 23, 2004 (Sep 24, 2004, 05:30)
Today's GNOME app: gob2 2.0.10.
OSNews: The Paradox of Choice: Round Three (Sep 24, 2004, 04:00)
"After reading Adam Scheinberg's original article 'The Paradox
of Choice; and Kevin Russo's response, I want to add my personal
comments to this discussion..."
The Inquirer: Open Sourced IBM Speech Code Doesn't Include ViaVoice (Sep 24, 2004, 02:30)
"In short: those of you (and me) that were expecting the opening
or resurrection of the abandoned Viavoice for Linux speech
recognition engine are going to be as disappointed as
Fedora Core Advisories: subversion, httpd (Sep 24, 2004, 02:29)
Two security advisories from the Fedora Project.
Humorix: SCO Still Has Programmers On Its Payroll! (Sep 24, 2004, 01:45)
"In a shocking revelation, The SCO Group announced today that,
contrary to conventional wisdom, the company still maintains a
'thriving' software development division..."
Conectiva Linux Advisories: apache, qt3, spamassassin (Sep 24, 2004, 01:44)
Three security advisories from Conectiva Inc.
Gentoo Linux Advisories: FreeRADIUS, xine-lib, glFTPd, GTK+ 2 (Sep 24, 2004, 01:43)
Four security advisories from the Gentoo Foundation.
LinuxPR: Dark Horizons: Lore Ready for Linux Hardcore Gamers
(Sep 24, 2004, 01:00)
"The first persistent universe mech-style team-based war game
arrives for all Linux distributions..."