Linux News for Oct 29, 2004
Editor's Scream of Horror: Booga, Booga Ballmer! (Oct 29, 2004, 23:30)
Microsoft's Steve Ballmer is trying to scare customers away from
Linux, and ProSCO.net's about to launch. Your editor breaks out the
stakes and the garlic to confront these horrific events.
NewsForge: 1-Box to Serve Them All (Oct 29, 2004, 22:00)
"Hewlett-Packard made news last June when it announced it would
start a Southeast Asia rollout of its Multi-user 441 Desktop, a
low-cost Linux-based computing setup that allows up to four users
to share one computer..."
Linux Journal: In Spite of Endorsements, Government Linux Projects Still Treading Water (Oct 29, 2004, 20:30)
"In December 2003, the OGC announced that the scope would be
extended to include the involvement of Sun Microsystems. Skeptics
said they doubted the UK would accept Linux, and recent leaks
indicated Linux would fail..."
Wired: We Pledge Allegiance to the Penguin (Oct 29, 2004, 19:00)
"We pledge allegiance to the penguin, and the intellectual
property regime for which he stands. One nation, under Linux, with
free music and open source software for all. Welcome to
dot.KDE: KDE at LinuxWorld Netherlands Report (Oct 29, 2004, 18:15)
"This first LinuxWorld event in the Netherlands was held
simultaneously with two other events: 'Storage Expo' and
'InfoSecurity'. Many large companies were present including Sun and
BusinessWeek: Not So Fast, Linux (Oct 29, 2004, 17:30)
"Many European local governments are thinking about ditching
Windows, but Microsoft is fighting back..."
Techworld: Linux Not Ready for Mass Market (Oct 29, 2004, 16:00)
"Linux is fast replacing Unix as the operating system of choice
for companies worldwide, but the same success will not be repeated
in the consumer market due to the current lack of support for the
open-source operating software..."
Silicon.com: Pro-Linux Report Sexed Down by Government (Oct 29, 2004, 14:30)
"We've seen the report... the 'track changes' tell their own
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.10-rc1-mm2 (Oct 29, 2004, 13:45)
Changelog, links within.
Linux Journal: PDA Freedom with OpenZaurus (Oct 29, 2004, 13:00)
"How to replace your Zaurus' original ROM with
MadPenguin: VectorLinux 4.3--Rocket Fueled Slackware (Oct 29, 2004, 11:30)
"As time pushes onward, the computer world grows exponentially
in size, accomplishments, features, advances, and of course...
CXOtoday: Red Hat Puts GPL On Five Indian Language Fonts (Oct 29, 2004, 10:00)
"The fonts named 'Lohit' which means 'Red' in Sanskrit, are
available in five Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali,
Gujarati, Punjabi and Tamil..."
NewsForge: First Look: SUSE Linux Professional 9.2 Beta (Oct 29, 2004, 08:30)
"Novell recently opened a limited beta of SUSE Linux
Professional 9.2, and I've been using it for my work/production
machine ever since I got my hands on the five-CD download..."
Kansas City Computer User: Tops on Desktops (Oct 29, 2004, 07:00)
"While people debate whether Linux is ready for desktop use, IDG
reports that Linux has surpassed MacOS in desktop system
Tuxme: Linux on Your USB Key (Oct 29, 2004, 05:30)
"So I've had one of those usb keys for nearly a year now and
what's on it? Nothing... so I decided to install Linux on
Release Digest: KDE, October 28, 2004 (Oct 29, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: KBarcode 1.9.1, KpovModeler 1.1.1, KLibido
0.12, TreeLine 0.10.1, nTPV 1.1, KHacc 3.2.2, QHacc 3.2.2, and
Release Digest: GNOME, October 28, 2004 (Oct 29, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNOME apps: Gnocatan 0.8.1.40, Totem 0.99.20, GNOME
Personal Web Sharing 0.0.1, TEA text editor 5.0, Polypaudio Manager
0.5, Polypaudio Volume Meter 0.3, Dillo 0.8.3, Gtkmm 2.4.6,
PgWorksheet 1.3, Jumpnbumpmenu 1.0.15, somaplayer 0.4.3-r1,
DrPython 3.6.6, Quitter 0.2, and Screem 0.12.0.
DistroWatch: Distributions, October 28, 2004 (Oct 29, 2004, 04:45)
Today's distributions: LinuxTLE 5.5.92 (Beta), Ubuntu Warty Live
CD, and Source Mage GNU/Linux 0.9.3.
DistroWatch: KANOTIX--Putting the Pizzazz on Debian (Oct 29, 2004, 04:00)
"As Knoppix-based derivatives go, none of them has succeeded to
outclass what truly is the absolute monarch among the Linux live
ONLamp: Linux Users: Welcome to the World of Malware (Oct 29, 2004, 03:15)
"Linux users are often smug about the state of their computer
security, rightly criticizing Windows for its numerous security
holes, but overlooking their own vulnerabilities..."
BIOS: Linux: The Thinking Person's IT Solution (Oct 29, 2004, 02:30)
"It is ironic that this fear of technology has sent thousands of
companies hurtling into the arms of an IT vendor that has some of
the most complex, resource hungry and insecure server technology on
the market: Microsoft..."
The Daily Mississippian: Microsoft's Anti-Piracy Attempts Misguided, Ineffective (Oct 29, 2004, 01:45)
"Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has stunned the public once again
by making asinine comments about the corporation and the future of
OSNews: Open Letter: Getting In-Touch With Your Ex (Oct 29, 2004, 01:00)
"I used to be both a user of Mandrake (from v7.2 -> v10) as
well as a renewing member of their Club. For various reasons, both
personal and not, I decided to switch distros in August of this
NewsForge: Why the Term 'Intellectual Property' is a Seductive Mirage (Oct 29, 2004, 00:15)
"It has become fashionable to describe copyright, patents, and
trademarks as 'intellectual property.' This fashion did not arise
by accident--the term systematically distorts and confuses these