Linux News for Nov 30, 2004
SearchEnterpriseLinux: LOL: Will the Real Linux Creator Please Waddle Up? (Nov 30, 2004, 23:30)
Humor: "...'Why is Tux the mascot of Linux?' My
response: 'You are not going to believe this, but it was a
agreement between Linus Torvalds and The Society of Peaceful
NewsForge: The Open Source Wiki Behind Wikipedia (Nov 30, 2004, 22:45)
"The Wikimedia Foundation uses as the basis of Wikipedia a
GPL-licensed application called MediaWiki, and so can you..."
Linux Journal: Linux for Suits: Grass Roots vs. Giant Roars (Nov 30, 2004, 22:00)
"While big-name companies scramble to protect business models,
this company is making open-ended devices that give customers the
right to control their own telephone and media experiences..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.10-rc2-mm4 (Nov 30, 2004, 22:00)
Changelog, link within.
CNETAsia: BEA Builds Library Portal for S'pore University (Nov 30, 2004, 21:15)
"The National University of Singapore (NUS) enlisted the IT
vendor's help to develop a portal integrating the university's
disparate library applications..."
WebProNews: Why Modern Marketing Loves Open Source (Nov 30, 2004, 20:30)
"For Modern Marketeers the Open Source Movement provides some
great lessons in the power of online communities..."
OSNews: Interview with Vintela's President (Nov 30, 2004, 20:00)
"Have you partaken in the conspiracy theories about Microsoft's
recent investment in Vintela, a Unix-Windows integration software
BetaNews: Outsourced Netscape Merges Firefox, IE (Nov 30, 2004, 19:45)
"The new Netscape is based on Firefox, but with a twist--it
includes support for switching to Microsoft's IE engine..."
Inc.com: The Secrets of Open-Source Managing (Nov 30, 2004, 19:30)
"Why would a posse of online gamers--a group not known for
respecting niceties like copyrights--set out after the liberators
of the program they had so eagerly awaited? The answer can be found
in the open-source movement..."
LinuxElectrons: Linux Made Easy for Businesses with Mandrakelinux and Connect Computing (Nov 30, 2004, 19:00)
"Connect Computing Inc. is announcing a partnership with
Mandrakesoft to offer Linux server software for small
Market Wire: Xandros and Microtel Deliver Linux Desktop Line to Mass-Market Retailer (Nov 30, 2004, 18:30)
"Xandros... today announced that Wal-Mart's online store is
carrying a full range of Linux desktop computers with the
pre-installed Xandros Desktop Operating System..."
ZDNet UK: Europcar Slims IT Costs with Linux Thin Clients (Nov 30, 2004, 18:00)
"The car hire firm says its has cut hardware and maintenance
costs dramatically by migrating 1,500 rental stations to thin
clients running Linux..."
internetnews.com: Nick Godici, Commissioner for Patents, USPTO (Nov 30, 2004, 17:30)
"The software patent process isn't broke despite many claims to
the contrary, explains the patent chief..."
BusinessWeek: IBM's Solid Stake on the Desktop (Nov 30, 2004, 17:00)
"Its Workplace package is catching on with clients, and more
software makers are signing on. Still, it's no Windows
Groklaw: Judge Denies SCO Motion To Stay DaimlerChrysler Until IBM Decided (Nov 30, 2004, 16:30)
"The judge in the SCO v. DaimlerChrysler case, the Honorable Rae
Lee Chabot, has denied a SCO motion for a stay of their case until
after the IBM case is decided..."
Python.org: Python 2.4 (Nov 30, 2004, 16:30)
"We are pleased to announce the release of Python 2.4, final on
November 30, 2004. This is a final, stable release, and we can
recommend that Python users upgrade to this version..."
ComputerWeekly: Linux Slashes Costs for Bank Giant (Nov 30, 2004, 16:00)
"Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein uses Linux on Intel servers to
cut running costs by 45%..."
Computer Business Review: Sybase, IBM Team to Bring ASE to Power-Linux (Nov 30, 2004, 15:30)
"Sybase might have got a relatively early start on Linux, but it
no easy thing to compete with the open source MySQL and PostgreSQL
databases among Linux shops..."
The Boston Globe: LinuxWorld to Visit Hub for 1st Time (Nov 30, 2004, 15:00)
"LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will come to Boston for the
first time in February, underscoring the area's standing as a hub
for the open-source software being adopted by thousands of
The Inquirer: Linus Torvalds Slammed Over Software Patent Stance (Nov 30, 2004, 14:30)
"A UK lawyer has lambasted Linus Torvalds and others who have
attacked the European Union proposed directive on software
iTNews: Red Hat Preps Enterprise Linux 4 (Nov 30, 2004, 13:45)
"The planned release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 in the first
quarter of 2005 plays catch-up to the August introduction of Novell
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9..."
Linux Journal: Wireless on the Road (Nov 30, 2004, 13:00)
"A few tips and tricks for finding Wi-Fi access on you next road
Tuxme: Review: GeeXboX - Linux Media Center (Nov 30, 2004, 12:15)
"GeeXboX is 'no more than an awesome standalone media player.'
That's a little bit of an understatement..."
Australian IT: DVA Shops for Open Source Office (Nov 30, 2004, 11:30)
"...[T]he Department of Veterans' Affairs is to investigate open
source alternatives to the Microsoft Office productivity suite used
within the department..."
NewsForge: dmidecode: What's It Good For? (Nov 30, 2004, 10:00)
"You know you're living in a cutthroat world when your BIOS lies
to your operating system at boot time..."
vnunet: Security Suite Guards Linux Clients (Nov 30, 2004, 08:30)
"Security specialist Pointsec Mobile Technologies last week
announced it will extend its suite of client-side security tools to
cover Linux-based laptops and desktops..."
ONLamp: Using Ubuntu (Nov 30, 2004, 07:00)
"This morning, a strange package made its way into my mailbox
from Zurich. I opened it up to discover the distribution discs for
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Ispell (Nov 30, 2004, 05:30)
"Unless you are one of those who writes everything you write
from inside one of those behemoth office-style word (or is it
world?) processors, a fast, convenient, powerful, and stand-alone
spell checker is a very hand thing to have around..."
Release Digest: KDE, November 29, 2004 (Nov 30, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: Cpsed 0.4, KPhone 4.0.5, Hydrogen 0.9.1,
KiRateRadio 0.1, KLMCL 0.1d, TaskJuggler IDE 0.5, eric3 3.5.1, Set
CD-ROM Speed 1.1.0, and KRename 3.0.3rc1.
Release Digest: GNOME, November 29, 2004 (Nov 30, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNOME apps: ATVGuide 0.1, gcx 0.7.4, Bloglines applet
1.0.0, Cornfed SIP User Agent 0.4.11, Gnumeric 1.4.0, GChemPaint
0.4.9, paco 1.7.2, gtubeclock 0.9.1, and LinuxUpdate 0.4.
Release Digest: Distributions, November 29, 2004 (Nov 30, 2004, 04:45)
Today's distributions: UHU-Linux Live 2.2 and Devil-Linux
Computer Business Review: Web Services Reliability Goes Open Source (Nov 30, 2004, 04:00)
"Fujitsu Ltd, Hitachi Ltd, and NEC Corp have made their
implementation of the Web Services Reliability standard messaging
specification available under an open source license..."
eWeek: Fedora Core 3 Caps Linux Distribution (Nov 30, 2004, 03:15)
"Fedora Core 3... is stacked with changes that include the way
it partitions disks by default and the appearance of the window
managers that ship with it..."
OSNews: Jonathan Schwartz: Solaris is the Future of Unix (Nov 30, 2004, 02:30)
"We had the pleasure of having a quick chat with Sun's COO,
Jonathan Schwartz, yesterday. We talked about a variety of things,
including Java, Solaris, Red Hat and good ol' Unix..."
NewsForge: Ten Axioms of Computing? Call Them Windows Flaws (Nov 30, 2004, 01:45)
"What he and far too many other people don't realize is that
most of their problems could be solved by removing Windows from
their machines and installing a free software operating system like
Community: Is Gmail Linux Friendly? (Nov 30, 2004, 01:00)
A brief look at a distinct lack of support from a company known
for its Linux adoption.
IT Observer: The State of Open Source in the Enterprise (Nov 30, 2004, 00:30)
"Invariably, most participants will boil these down to two hard
facts: on the consumer desktop, Open Source has made very little
headway but in the corporate market it is gaining strong
ZDNet Australia: Is the Microsoft Hate Campaign Working? (Nov 30, 2004, 00:00)
"And the loudest voices in the tech community generally belong
to those who do not like Microsoft..."