Linux News for Dec 29, 2004
Lenz Blog: Learning from EICTA (Dec 29, 2004, 23:30)
EICTA has expressed "extreme disapppointment" over last week's
deferrment of the EU's adoption of new patent directives. One
blogger has the news, and his own analysis of the EICTA's
NewsForge: Reading External Data Sources with OpenOffice.org (Dec 29, 2004, 22:00)
"One of OpenOffice.org's more advanced features is its ability
to access external data sources from within its
Groklaw: Novell Hearing Reset to February 1st in SCO v. Novell (Dec 29, 2004, 20:30)
"The hearing set for January on Novell's Motion to Dismiss in
SCO v. Novell has been rescheduled for February 1st at 3:00..."
E-Commerce Times: Firefox: A Browser for Embedded Applications (Dec 29, 2004, 19:00)
"Still, Firefox should be of interest to developers who target
platforms other than Windows-based systems, which are the only
places where Internet Explorer will run..."
Groklaw: Plugging the Knowledge Gaps on FOSS Licenses--OSDL Conference (Dec 29, 2004, 17:30)
"Companies do need to honor the GPL and other FOSS licenses, but
the article put a spin on it, attributing the need to do this to
fear SCO might sue over FOSS code, particularly over GPL
iTnews: NT Exit Ups Linux Chances (Dec 29, 2004, 16:00)
"The demise of general support for Microsoft's Windows NT 4.0 on
24 December may give alternate operating systems, such as Linux, a
ZDNet UK: Say Hello to the UK's 'Open Source Dating Agency' (Dec 29, 2004, 14:30)
"OpenAdvantage, which has received funding from a regional
government body, says its remit is to bring together people who
provide something in the open source area with people who have
Linux Journal: An Invitation to SETL (Dec 29, 2004, 13:00)
"Mathematicians, rejoice. The SETL programming language, almost
as old as C, is closely modeled on set theory and looks like a
version of Perl with a mathematical flavour..."
DesktopLinux: Installing the Knoppix LiveCD on a Hard Drive (Dec 29, 2004, 11:30)
"Majid Hameed details the step-by-step process of installing the
Knoppix LiveCD on the hard drive of a PC, in a dual-boot
configuration along with Windows..."
NewsForge: Dual-booting Multiple Linux Distros (Dec 29, 2004, 10:00)
"All the Linux flavors I have tried have no problem dual-booting
with Windows, but how do you boot multiple Linux flavors, like
Fedora and Ubuntu...?"
MySQL Developer Zone: What Makes a Good Product (Dec 29, 2004, 07:00)
"This article explores a few thoughts and observations that I
see as relevant for the creation and marketing of open source in
the real world..."
Accelerate Your Mac: Review of Linux on the iPod (Dec 29, 2004, 04:00)
"Recently, I saw a note about a new release of the iPod-Linux
Installer for Mac OS X. I was intrigued, and decided to go check it
out. I'm glad I did..."
ZDNet: Next-Generation Shells--Is Linux Falling Behind? (Dec 29, 2004, 01:00)
"While Microsoft's command-line shell has improved somewhat over
the years, it's definitely inferior to Bash and other *nix shells
by a long shot..."