Linux News for Dec 23, 2004
Editor's Note: Have a PC New Year. Not. (Dec 23, 2004, 23:30)
Try to explain Linux or open source in a politically correct way
and see what kind of trouble you get. Go on, try it.
NewsForge: The Wide World of Linux Word Processors (Dec 23, 2004, 22:00)
"If you're not entirely satisfied with your current word
processor or if you're wondering what's available on the GNU/Linux
platform in terms of word processors, this article's for
internetnews.com: Opera Launches New Rendition (Dec 23, 2004, 21:15)
"Opera Software said the latest version of its browser has so
many new bells and whistles that developers decided to skip the
traditional version release and opt for a full-scale launch..."
LinuxPlanet: CentOS: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Minus Red Hat (Dec 23, 2004, 20:30)
"Users who want Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS3 without actually
paying money for it have a number of options, including downloading
and compiling or outright stealing (not recommended). Or you can
find a free distribution that has put all the packages together for
you. Such is CentOS..."
InfoWorld: Apache Avalon Project Closes Down (Dec 23, 2004, 20:00)
"Avalon, an Apache project to build a framework for
object-oriented, component-based programming, has been shut down,
forking off into several separate open source efforts..."
Groklaw: SCO Must Pay DC's Costs & Attys Fees If It Refiles (Dec 23, 2004, 19:30)
"Darl McBride during the recent conference call told us that the
case against DaimlerChrysler had been dismissed without
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Analyze This: The Pitfalls of Equating Performance with Capacity (Dec 23, 2004, 19:00)
"What are some common misconceptions about the relationship
between capacity and throughput...?"
CNET News: Sprucing Up Open Source's GPL Foundation (Dec 23, 2004, 18:15)
"Modernization is coming to the General Public License, a legal
framework that supports a large part of the free and open-source
software movements and that has received sharp criticism from
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates..."
LinuxDevCenter: Freedom, Innovation, and Convenience: The RMS Interview (Dec 23, 2004, 17:30)
"Around 20 years ago a programmer at MIT quit his job to develop
a complete and free Unix-style operating system--the GNU
The Register: Dutch Govt Ends Exclusive MS Upgrade Talks (Dec 23, 2004, 17:00)
"Despite a unanimous vote by the Dutch parliament in 2002 to
adopt open standards and open source software, Microsoft recently
opened exclusive negotiations with the Dutch government regarding a
major software upgrade..."
CNET News: Mozilla's Lightning to Strike Outlook? (Dec 23, 2004, 16:30)
"The Mozilla Foundation is hatching yet another software project
to challenge a key Microsoft title..."
NewsForge: Jeremy Allison Weighs In On EU/MS Appeal Decision (Dec 23, 2004, 16:00)
"According to Jeremy Allison, the lead Samba.org developer, if
the ruling doesn't preclude royalties, then the whole effort by the
EU will turn out to have been a waste of time..."
Yahoo!/TechWeb: Firefox Ad Boosts Downloads (Dec 23, 2004, 15:15)
"Last week's two-page advertisement in the The New York Times
paid for by fans of Mozilla's Firefox browser is bringing in more
downloads, a Mozilla employee said Wednesday in an online
CNET News: Linux Lasting Longer Against Net Attacks (Dec 23, 2004, 14:30)
"Unpatched Linux systems are surviving longer on the Internet
before being compromised, according to a report from the Honeynet
Project released this week..."
The Register: Red Hat Q3's 'Validate' Linux Subscriptions (Dec 23, 2004, 13:45)
"Red Hat yesterday said its sale rose 55 per cent during its
third quarter of fiscal 2005, reaching $50.9m from the year-ago
total, $32.8m. Q3's sales were ten per cent higher than
Computer Business Review: Microsoft Gets One Over Open Source (Dec 23, 2004, 13:00)
"US software giant Microsoft Corp scored a victory against open
source software in India after the Indian state of Karnataka chose
its software to power a major e-governance initiative..."
InfoWorld: Gupta Touts Alternative to Java, .Net (Dec 23, 2004, 11:30)
"Undaunted by the momentum of Java and .Net, Gupta Technologies
in January plans to ship an update to its 4GL (fourth generation
language)-based alternative, Team Developer 2005, which adds Linux
as a deployment platform..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Consultant: The Time is Right for Open Source in the Enterprise (Dec 23, 2004, 10:00)
"As the founder and CEO of Optaros, Gett hopes to lead large and
medium-sized enterprises down the open road to open source in
Linux Magazine: Using MPI-2 (Dec 23, 2004, 08:30)
"The MPI-1.1 standard, produced in 1995, was a significant
advance, and the MPI-2 standard clarifies and corrects the MPI-1.1
standard while preserving forward compatibility with MPI-1.1. A
valid MPI-1.1 program is a valid MPI-2 program..."
DevX: Build an Online Store Today with PayPal, PHP, and MySQL (Dec 23, 2004, 07:00)
"The days of hiring high-priced specialists to build Web
storefronts are gone. Build your own online Web store including
inventory management using open source PHP and MySQL..."
developerWorks: Write Emulator-Friendly Linux Code (Dec 23, 2004, 05:30)
"This article examines what emulators do and looks at hardware
and software emulation issues in detail..."
NewsForge: Building a Map Application with Calc (Dec 23, 2004, 04:00)
"If you look long enough at the empty spreadsheet, you will soon
realise that it looks like a map grid, and, indeed, with a bit of
imagination you can use Calc to create a simple yet handy mapping
What PC?: 2004 Review of the Year: Software (Dec 23, 2004, 02:30)
"Linux triumphs, but US-style software patents threaten European
IT-Director: Ready, Aim, FireFox (Dec 23, 2004, 01:00)
"In theory FireFox is a 1.0 release, and tradition insists that
1.0 releases of PC products are buggy, but I can confirm that it
Open Enterprise Trends: 5 Humorous Predictions for Open Source in 2005 (Dec 23, 2004, 00:15)
"Bernard Golden, author of Addison-Wesley's 'Succeeding with
Open Source,' provides Open Enterprise Trends with his humorous
take on What To Watch For in 2005 in the
continuously-growing-in-popularity Open Source sector..."