Linux News for Sep 29, 2004
Groklaw: Sun and Brand X Open Source (Sep 29, 2004, 23:30)
"It was May of 2003 when Sun and Red Hat entered into a 'global
partnership agreement' and Sun put out a glowing press release
about their new life together..."
CNET News: Industry Veterans Bet on Open-Source Model (Sep 29, 2004, 22:45)
"A team of computer industry veterans, including a former
Microsoft executive, are launching an open-source company that aims
to be the Dell of the software industry..."
internetnews.com: Microsoft's Updates 'Get the Facts' Out on Linux (Sep 29, 2004, 22:00)
"Microsoft is fighting to win over the minds and pocketbooks of
IT decision makers inch by inch with its latest 'Get the Facts' on
Linux effort and an extension of its mainframe migration resource
ChannelInsider: Open-Source, Proprietary Systems Can Work Together (Sep 29, 2004, 21:30)
"'People equate Linux with open source, and it sort of stops
there,' Gustafson says. 'But the open-source community has gone
beyond Linux—and it's taking aim at an entirely new
LinuxPlanet: Oracle on Linux Gets One Firm Great E-Commerce Seats (Sep 29, 2004, 21:00)
"'Honestly, I thought we'd take a performance hit. But, in fact,
exactly the opposite happened,' said Kernes, in an interview with
ComputerWeekly: Strategy Clinic: Is Now the Time to Make a Move to Linux? (Sep 29, 2004, 20:30)
"Linux, security and holiday cover: readers' solutions to recent
Strategy Clinic problems..."
internetnews.com: FlexWiki Open Source Project Has Microsoft Talking (Sep 29, 2004, 20:00)
Redmond releases FlexWiki project to open source repository; is
there 'heated agreement' among Microsoft's developers over its
approach to open source?
Builder AU: NSW Government Wants Linux IP, Patent Protection (Sep 29, 2004, 19:30)
"The NSW government is asking Linux companies seeking
appointment to a panel of suppliers to its agencies to address
their ability to protect customers from 'anti-Linux'
PR: Terra Soft Releases Yellow Dog Linux v4.0 (Sep 29, 2004, 19:00)
"Terra Soft Solutions, Inc., the leading developer of integrated
PowerPC Linux solutions, is pleased to announce release of Yellow
Dog Linux v4.0..." Press release within.
IT Week: Microsoft: We Can Beat Linux Without Longhorn (Sep 29, 2004, 18:15)
"Microsoft does not need Longhorn to compete with the growing
threat from Linux, according to one of the software giant's senior
Enterprise Linux IT: Firefox Tops Two Million Downloads (Sep 29, 2004, 17:30)
"In fact, by the 10-day point, at just before 4 a.m. Friday,
over two million downloads of Firefox had taken place, Bart Decrem,
Mozilla's head of marketing, told NewsFactor..."
ZDNet Australia: Will Microsoft Buy Red Hat? (Sep 29, 2004, 16:45)
If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em is the theme of this commentary,
which ponders how Microsoft could try to purchase some control of
the Linux IT market.
Government Computer News: McNealy: Don't Build a Custom Jalopy (Sep 29, 2004, 16:00)
"'Every state and local government builds its own one-off,
best-of-breed custom jalopy' for a data center or e-government
portal, and 'it digs a deeper hole by going open source,' Sun
Microsystems Inc. chairman Scott McNealy says..."
The Register: Linux, The Pirate's Friend, Says Gartner (Sep 29, 2004, 15:15)
"Hell, get a word wrong when you try to explain that one and you
could utterly destroy your company's credibility by sounding like
some kind of Redmond stooge..."
Seattle Weekly: Citizen Microsoft (Sep 29, 2004, 14:30)
Jeff Reifman delivers another of his in-depth looks at
Microsoft, now focusing on the company's tenuous relationship with
its Washington State neighbors. And things are dicey now, what
happens when Linux bursts Microsoft's prosperity bubble like Airbus
did to Boeing?
CNET News: BayStar Begins Selling SCO Stock (Sep 29, 2004, 13:45)
"BayStar Capital, the investment fund that arranged a $50
million cash infusion for the SCO Group, has begun selling its
Linux Journal: The Lack of a Small Unified Database (Sep 29, 2004, 13:00)
"Why a standard single-file SQL format is necessary and how
SQLite can get us there..."
vnunet: Linux Live and Kicking - Part 2 (Sep 29, 2004, 11:30)
"The best known (and perhaps most mature) of all live Linux
distributions is Knoppix from Klaus Knopper..."
ComputerWeekly: IBM Says Users Show Grid is Commercially Viable (Sep 29, 2004, 10:00)
"IBM announced a range of government and corporate customers for
its grid technology, as IT managers and researchers gathered last
week at a major grid conference in Brussels, Belgium..."
OSNews: Interview with Mikael Hallendal of Imendio HB (Sep 29, 2004, 08:30)
"I do believe that we serve a very important part for GNOME in
the commercial space since it gives companies a commercial partner
when they want to migrate to GNOME..."
KernelTrap: Reworking Readahead (Sep 29, 2004, 07:00)
"Steven Pratt posted a request for comments to the lkml
regarding a patch to simplify the readahead logic in the 2.6 Linux
developerWorks: ODBC Programming Using Apache Derby (Sep 29, 2004, 05:30)
"This article introduces you to ODBC programming with Apache
Derby or IBM® Cloudscape as the backend data source..."
Release Digest: KDE, September 28, 2004 (Sep 29, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: kpwndict 0.1.3, kydpdict 0.6.6, Kmenc15 0.01,
KMPlayer 0.8.3, skim 1.0.1, konsultant 0.1, and ConsultComm
Release Digest: GNOME, September 28, 2004 (Sep 29, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNOME apps: Epiphany Extensions 1.4.1, PyGTK 2.3.97,
Revelation 0.3.4, Epiphany 1.4.1, and Jamboree 0.5.
DistroWatch: Distrbutions, September 28, 2004 (Sep 29, 2004, 04:45)
Today's distributions: Càtix 1.0.1 and Bayanihan Linux
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Golden's Rules: Set Your Evaluation Bar by OSS (Sep 29, 2004, 04:00)
"IT shops should choose the tool that best addresses their
organizations' needs rather than being biased toward one type of
product based on belief or prejudice..."
LinuxInsider: Mambo Lessons Come Down to Law (Sep 29, 2004, 02:30)
"Unless there is a desire to change the law, litigation
typically occurs only when there is a large enough gap between two
parties. Otherwise, they settle..."
The Register: L-I-N-D-O-W-S Goes Up For Sale on eBay (Sep 29, 2004, 01:00)
"The seven, large letters that once topped Lindows' San Diego
campus are currently up for sale on eBay..."