Linux News for Dec 27, 2004
NewsForge: Does Linux Really Need a "Killer App" to Succeed? (Dec 27, 2004, 23:30)
"In the late 1990s, we thought Linux needed a 'killer app' that
would make general PC users view Linux as a necessity the same way
they first viewed Windows as a necessity due to Microsoft
Yet Another Linux Blog: Why Open Source Isn't Succeeding... Part II (Dec 27, 2004, 22:00)
"Looking back on the content, I realize that the title of the
entry could be misinterpreted as FUD or even trolling. Please
understand that this wasn't the intention..." [Article
ONLamp: Before the Storm (Dec 27, 2004, 21:15)
"In recent years, Open Source has become a relevant and
strangely addictive force in IT..."
ComputerWorld Australia: Analysis: The Business Case for Desktop Linux (Dec 27, 2004, 20:30)
"It's one of the perennial questions facing the open source
movement: Is Linux ready for the corporate desktop? Ready or not,
Linux is coming..."
internetnews.com: Gartner to Buy META Group (Dec 27, 2004, 19:45)
"In a merger that will add more deep technology experience to
its ranks, information technology research firm Gartner is buying
tech research firm META Group for $162 million in cash..." A
look inside the business world of those analysts who oh so love
LinuxPlanet: Novell Linux Desktop--A Linux Distribution for Enterprise Desktops (Dec 27, 2004, 19:00)
"There's a good deal of general confusion about how NetWare,
SUSE Linux, SUSE Enterprise Server, various mail products,
eDirectory, ZENworks, Ximian's desktop and Evolution mail client,
and now the Novell Linux Desktop all fit together. Bill von Hagen
reviews the latest Novell Linux Desktop offering to sort all this
CNET News: Novell Beta Mixes SuSE Linux, NetWare (Dec 27, 2004, 18:15)
"Novell has begun a widely available trial of its Open
Enterprise Server, software that combines tools from the company's
proprietary NetWare with the open-source SuSE Linux operating
LinuxWorld: Bruno Souza to Sun: "Stop Saying That 'Our Implementation Is Open Source,' It Is Not" (Dec 27, 2004, 17:30)
"Read Bruno Souza's answers to Sun's Onno Kluyt, who recently
asked what the open-sourcing of Java would make possible that
people can't already do today with Java..."
VNUnet: SCO Targets UK Companies (Dec 27, 2004, 16:45)
"The SCO Group has taken its controversial Linux licensing
programme worldwide, and is warning of imminent legal action
against UK companies..."
Reuters: Linux Expands Beyond the Office Into the Home (Dec 27, 2004, 16:00)
"The two have little in common--except that their computers both
run on the Linux operating system..."
eWeek: Canopy Coup? SCO's Parent Dumps Top Execs (Dec 27, 2004, 15:15)
"Two top executives of The Canopy Group, the parent company of
Unix firm The SCO Group Inc., have unexpectedly left the firm..."
[More on last week's firings. -ed.]
VNUnet: Novell SuSE Linux Users Get 'Protection' (Dec 27, 2004, 14:30)
"Novell has launched an indemnification scheme to protect its
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server customers against what it described as
'certain intellectual property challenges to Linux...'"
Groklaw: The DC Stipulated Order Analyzed (Dec 27, 2004, 13:45)
"I asked Lewis Mettler, Esq., of Lamlaw, who is both an attorney
and a software developer, if he'd share with us his analysis of the
SCO v. DaimlerChrysler Stipulated Order of Dismissal Without
KernelTrap: 2.6.10 Final Woozy Numbat Released (Dec 27, 2004, 13:00)
"Following two months after the release of the 2.6.9 Zonked
Quokka Linux kernel, Linux creator Linus Torvalds released Woozy
Numbat, the 2.6.10 kernel..."