Linux News for Nov 29, 2004
Tectonic: Gnome 2.8--What's New and Cool (Nov 29, 2004, 23:30)
"Karl Fischer takes a walk through the latest version of Gnome,
version 2.8, to illustrate a few of the best new features of this
very popular desktop environment..."
PC World: Who's Using Firefox? (Nov 29, 2004, 23:00)
"Browser is gaining in popularity, but not necessarily at the
BNamericas/LinuxInsider: Novell Expects Up to 90 Percent Open Source Growth (Nov 29, 2004, 22:30)
"The Latin American division of US software firm Novell expects
sales of its open-source solutions to grow 70-90 percent this
fiscal year, the unit's new president Jose Almandoz told
ZDNet UK: Open-Source Geeks Are Modern Heroes, Says Think Tank (Nov 29, 2004, 22:00)
"Coders who give up their spare time to contribute to open
source projects are the virtual equivalent of lifeboat men,
according to latest research from Demos..."
LinuxPlanet: Unisys Makes Big Play for Linux in 2004 (Nov 29, 2004, 21:30)
"Unisys has not-so-quietly entered the Linux enterprise arena
this year, after a rather cold relationship with the open source
operating system. Now that the Blue Bell, PA-based company has come
in from the cold, what Linux products and services will it now
Techworld: New Open Source Group Opens Its Doors (Nov 29, 2004, 21:00)
"A coalition of service providers claims it will shake up the
open source market by offering an alternative to the larger
vendors. It also aims to counter the claims made by Microsoft that
open source is the more expensive option..."
LinuxDevices: GHS Swallows Bitter Linux Pill (Nov 29, 2004, 20:30)
"An outspoken open source detractor has paid Linux a back-handed
Yahoo!/BusinessWeek: Does XORP Have Cisco's Number? (Nov 29, 2004, 20:00)
"The open-source project aims to nurture cheap and simple
routing software. If it clicks, the networking giant has a fight on
ZDNet UK: PostgreSQL Goes Enterprise This Christmas (Nov 29, 2004, 19:30)
"A major new version of the open source database, which will run
natively on Windows and includes various enterprise features, is
set for release this month..."
internetnews.com: A Sun Ray in Every Home? (Nov 29, 2004, 19:00)
"Sun Microsystems is preparing a drive to put Sun Ray computers
in more homes as part of its expanded desktop vision,
internetnews.com has learned..."
internetnews.com: New Browser Flaw Out (Nov 29, 2004, 19:00)
"It's not rare when a flaw disables Microsoft Internet Explorer
(IE), but it is rare when the same flaw affects the
Asia Computer Weekly: Linux: Everything for the DIY-ers (Nov 29, 2004, 18:15)
"Many enterprises see platform migration as a death-defying leap
over a perilous chasm. Some companies will take a chance after
doing their sums, but many more will not budge an inch with the
most enticing benefits..."
Update: LinuxWorld Australia: SCO Site Hack: This Time It's Microsoft Accused of Code Theft (Nov 29, 2004, 18:00)
"With the US stuffing themselves with turkeys over the
Thanksgiving holiday break, hackers seized the opportunity to do
some site defacement on The SCO Group's Web site..." Actually,
according to an internetnews.com story, it was two
Computer Business Review: MySQL Prepares for Version 5.0 (Nov 29, 2004, 17:30)
"Open source database vendor MySQL AB will release version 5.0
of its eponymous database management system in the first quarter of
2005, a year after it first went in to alpha testing..."
PC Pro: Microsoft Loses China Contract At Last Minute (Nov 29, 2004, 16:45)
"Under pressure from local suppliers and central government,
Beijing municipal government has instead opted to replace Microsoft
Office with Kingsoft WPS and Windows with Red Flag Linux..."
The Seattle Times: Linux Gains as Windows Alternative (Nov 29, 2004, 16:00)
"While Macs are getting more attention, another
alternative--Linux--continues to be overlooked in
Windows-dissatisfaction discussions. The reason: Reviewers
typically don't run Linux boxes..."
eWeek: Focus on the Next GPL (Nov 29, 2004, 15:15)
eWeek has two stories focusing on the next version of the GNU
General Public License. First, a look at how the timing of a new
GPL could put more pressure on Microsoft. Then, an interview with
Linus Torvalds on his view of the popular license.
Groklaw: The 1994 USL-Regents of UCal Settlement Agreement (Nov 29, 2004, 14:30)
"Finially, we have legally obtained the settlement agreement
between USL and The Regents of the University of California
settling their 1990s lawsuits..."
PPCNerds: Yellowdog Linux 4.0: Some Install Notes (Nov 29, 2004, 13:00)
"It is now downloadable free of charge for everyone from the
Yellowdog mirrors or via BitTorrent or you can purchase it from the
The Age: Patently Yours (Nov 29, 2004, 12:15)
"The US-Australia free trade agreement which comes into effect
in 2005 will hit Australia hardest in the area of intellectual
property rights..." Free registration may be required.
DesktopOS: Latest Offering from Lycoris (Nov 29, 2004, 11:30)
"After several months, amidst various delays and other issues,
this author has had the opportunity, at long last, to install and
evaluate the latest iteration of Lycoris' Desktop LX, Amethyst
Linux Journal: Ooo Off the Wall: My Objects All Sublime (Nov 29, 2004, 10:00)
"All of the contents in an OpenOffice.org Writer document is one
of three things: text characters, fields or objects..."
internetnews.com: Add-Ons Extend Firefox Growth (Nov 29, 2004, 08:30)
"Nearly 1,000 enthusiasts have spent this month celebrating the
release of Firefox 1.0 at 394 launch parties around the world, from
the U.S. to Pakistan, Vietnam to Chile..."
LinuxQuestions.org: Ipv6 Deployment (Nov 29, 2004, 07:00)
"This article is intended as a guide to assist new entrants into
the IPv6 world..."
Egoburp: Tricks of the Trade #1 (Nov 29, 2004, 05:30)
"All system and network administrators have had the palm
sweating experience of changing the IP address of a device while
being logged into it from a remote location. In theory it should
usually not be a problem..."
Release Digest: KDE, November 28, 2004 (Nov 29, 2004, 04:00)
This holiday weekend's KDE apps: kamix 0.6.0, Kalodidaskalos
0.5.0, prokyon3 0.9.3beta1, OpenOffice.org Writer 1.1.3-kde,
OpenOffice.org Calc 1.1.3-kde, OpenOffice.org Draw, Impress
1.1.3-kde, akregator 1.0 beta 8, amaroK 1.2-beta1, Konverter
0.92-beta1, Relokate 0.4, KAlarm 1.2.2, QtiPlot 0.4.8-2, KLMCL
0.1cp2, and KMuddy 0.7.
Release Digest: GNOME, November 28, 2004 (Nov 29, 2004, 04:00)
This holiday weekend's GNOME apps: darksnow 0.4.7, Winki the
Ripper 0.3.5, OGMRip 0.5.3, GtkExtra 1.0.0, lpy 0.9.2, Bygfoot
Football Manager bygfoot-1.6.3, Guifications 2.5, NoteCase 0.3.8,
gtk-server 1.2 build 3, gtubeclock 0.9, DrPython 3.6.11,
Firestarter 1.0, Erudite Directory Service Admin 0.6, CinePaint
0.18.3-6, Mail Notification 1.0, Xfmedia 0.5.0, bookmark-applet 0.8
- Shame On Me, GStreamer Plugins 0.8.6, NPlot 0.9.7, MonoDoc 1.0,
GNOME PPP 0.3.18, Beagle 0.3, F-Spot 0.2, Liferea 0.6.3, Oregano
0.40.0 (stable), gTVListings 0.7 Alpha, Indexator.NET 0.4, Cire -
An Open-Source Diary Program in C 0.14.0, System Garden Habitat
0.99.1, Gazpacho 0.3.1, gxmessage 2.4.0, DiskSearch 1.0.0, MonoUML
0.1, ripperX 2.6.4, granule 1.1.4, gtk-send-pr 0.4.1, Code Browser
1.2, paco 1.7.1, DrQueue 0.56.0rc1, and FreeJ 0.7.1.
Release Digest: Distributions, November 28, 2004 (Nov 29, 2004, 04:00)
This holiday weekend's distributions: QiLinux Live! 1.0, BeatrIX
Linux November 04, Buffalo Linux 1.5.1, AUSTRUMI 0.9.1, Puppy Linux
0.9.7, ParallelKnoppix 2004-11-26, Vine Linux 3.1, Kalango Linux
3.0, Feather Linux 0.6.2, and Linux Netwosix 1.2.
NewsForge: My Workstation OS: Debian (Nov 29, 2004, 01:00)
"The real criteria are stability, package management, hardware
compatibility, and the people behind the software, the community.
For its superiority in those areas, I made Debian my workstation