Linux News for Sep 30, 2004
ComputerWeekly: Britannia Completes Three-Year £60m IT Project (Sep 30, 2004, 23:30)
"Britannia Building Society has completed a three-year
£60m project to replace its main IT systems..."
Linux Journal: Windows PCs vs. X Terminals: A Cost Comparison (Sep 30, 2004, 22:00)
"Here's what one university library found when they compared the
hardware and software costs..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: freenet6 (Sep 30, 2004, 21:59)
"Simon Josefsson noticed that the tspc.conf configuration file
in freenet6, a client to configure an IPv6 tunnel to freenet6.net,
is set world readable..."
CNET News: Upgrades, HR Costs Squeeze British Tech Budgets (Sep 30, 2004, 20:30)
"Windows upgrades and IT staffing costs remain the biggest
drains on British corporate IT budgets..."
Fedora Legacy Advisories: tcpdump, cadaver (Sep 30, 2004, 20:28)
Two security advisories from the Fedora Legacy Project.
InfoWorld: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 to Support Indian Languages (Sep 30, 2004, 19:00)
"Red Hat Inc.'s Enterprise Linux 4 products, scheduled for
release early next year, will support five Indian languages,
reflecting the growing importance of the Indian market..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Eclipse Foundation: 'Who’s the JBoss?' (Sep 30, 2004, 18:30)
"In this interview, Eclipse executive director Michael
Milinkovich talks about the current state of affairs in his
organization, as well as what the addition of JBoss means to
Eclipse and the open source community..."
vnunet.com: Microsoft Steps Up Linux Fight in Emerging Markets (Sep 30, 2004, 18:00)
"Redmond seeks market share in Asia Pacific, Russia and India
with cut-down XP..."
CIO Update: UNIX vs. Linux: A Vendor's Perspective (Sep 30, 2004, 17:30)
"A UNIX to Linux migration is a tricky question without a
definitive answer... even from the vendors promoting both..."
CNET News: Satan's Little Helper Drinks Diet Coke (Sep 30, 2004, 17:00)
"Michael Robertson--founder of MP3.com, Linspire and SIPphone,
which specializes in Internet telephony--has been embroiled in a
lot of controversies..."
BusinessWire: Red Hat Announces Stock Repurchase Program (Sep 30, 2004, 16:30)
"Red Hat, Inc... today announced that its Board of Directors has
authorized the repurchase of up to $100 million of the Company's
PUBPAT: At PUBPAT's Request, Patent Office Rejects Microsoft's FAT Patent (Sep 30, 2004, 16:00)
"In the reexamination proceeding initiated earlier this year by
the Public Patent Foundation... the United States Patent and
Trademark Office has rejected all of the claims of Microsoft's
patent on the FAT file system..."
Akkerman: Free Software Developer in Fatal Crash (Sep 30, 2004, 15:27)
According to Dutch media, an auto accident in France today
killed ne2000 developer Hans Bakker and injured developers Edwin
Hermans and Sebastian S. The car had just dropped off Richard
Stallman from the SANE Conference.
ZDNet UK: Desktop Linux: Novell Making Slow Progress (Sep 30, 2004, 15:15)
"Less than 30 percent of internal users have migrated to a Linux
desktop since March, Novell has admitted..."
internetnews.com: IBM's Blue Gene Claims Fastest Supercomputer (Sep 30, 2004, 14:30)
"IBM secured the top spot in the rankings for world's fastest
supercomputer as Blue Gene/L ran at a sustained speed of 36.01
teraflops, or trillions of calculations per second, this
Venezuelanalysis: Chavez Announces that Venezuelan State Will Switch to "Free Software" (Sep 30, 2004, 13:45)
"President Chavez announced yesterday that 'we are working on a
decree to establish in Venezuela, in an official and obligatory
manner, the support and adoption of free software in the public
CNET News: Red Hat Acquires AOL's Netscape Server Software (Sep 30, 2004, 13:00)
"In a move to add more open-source arrows to its quiver, Linux
seller Red Hat has acquired the Netscape server software products
of AOL Time Warner, the companies plan to announce Thursday..."
NewsForge: Xybernaut Tries on Linux for Flexible Fit (Sep 30, 2004, 12:15)
"Not that it was outgrowing its proprietary duds in the form of
Windows XP Embedded, but sometimes one needs to put on something
new to feel in touch with the latest fashion. So, Xybernaut is
donning Linux for its latest wearable computer product..."
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.9-rc3 (Sep 30, 2004, 11:31)
Changelog, links within.
dot.KDE: Interview with Scribus Team (Sep 30, 2004, 11:30)
"Curious about the Scribus team? We have an interview for you
originally conducted by the kind people of Golem.de just before the
Scribus 1.2 release..."
SitePoint: Run Your Own Spider (Sep 30, 2004, 10:00)
"Carlos had a great list of open source web crawlers that
included JSpider, a tool I have used for error checking on web
NewsForge: XML-based Print Publishing with DSSSL and OpenJade (Sep 30, 2004, 08:30)
"XML publishing has been thrown around as a catchphrase in the
industry quite a bit. What does it really mean...?"
KernelTrap: Running On Xbox (Sep 30, 2004, 08:30)
"Ed Schouten posted a small patch against 2.6.9-rc2, hoping to
merge support for Linux on Xbox into the mainline kernel..."
Linux Journal: OOo Off the Wall: Macros and Add-ons (Sep 30, 2004, 05:30)
"The OOo community has begun to release some macros and add-ons
to extend the functionality of the office suite..."
Release Digest: KDE, September 29, 2004 (Sep 30, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: KLinkStatus 0.2.0; BasKet 0.4.0c &
0.5.0-beta1; and KMusicManager 1.0.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, September 29, 2004 (Sep 30, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNOME apps: Evolution 2.0.1, New Screen Ruler for Gnome,
and Nautilus-Sendto 0.2-1.
DistroWatch: Distributions, September 29, 2004 (Sep 30, 2004, 04:45)
Today's distributions: CRUX 2.0 (PPC Edition), Gnoppix 0.8.1
Beta 4, SAM Mini Live Linux 1.0 Test, and Santa Fe Linux 1.0
Tuxs.org: A Review of BeatrIX Linux (Sep 30, 2004, 04:00)
"Beatrix Linux is a fairly new, small live CD distribution that
isn't listed on Distrowatch yet. I discovered it from an article on
eWeek: Thunderbird 0.8 Built for Speed (Sep 30, 2004, 02:30)
"The Mozilla organization has gotten a lot of attention for its
excellent Firefox Web browser, but the group's Thunderbird mail
client has grown into an application worthy of just as much
NewsForge: Closing the Legal Briefcase on Mambo vs. Furthermore Copyright Dispute (Sep 30, 2004, 01:45)
"Now it is time for the facts, and NewsForge can definitively
say that Connolly's legal claims against the Mambo community are
LinuxInsider: Accepting Open Source: A Challenge for Developers (Sep 30, 2004, 01:45)
"Open source technology promises cheaper software for users.
Yet, at the supply side, things might not be as promising..."
eWeek: Support Linux Standard Base (Sep 30, 2004, 01:00)
"LSB 2.0 represents the best chance to prevent Linux
The Register: Red Hat Hates Money, Which Makes It Better than Sun (Sep 30, 2004, 00:15)
"The reaction to our story on the failings of Red Hat's Michael
Tiemann's blog attack against Sun's President Jonathan Schwartz was
as to be expected..."