Linux News for Dec 30, 2004
LinuxInsider: Comparing Linux to SVR4.2 and Looking for Help (Dec 30, 2004, 23:30)
"About two weeks ago Linus Torvalds was reported as having said
that Solaris has nothing to teach him..."
Groklaw: SCO to the Judge: We Demand More Discovery & Throw In Some Sanctions (Dec 30, 2004, 22:00)
"SCO is unhappy with IBM's affidavits from its executives
stating presumably that they have no further documents in their
possession to turn over in discovery regarding their 'Linux
LinuxPlanet: OSDL Linux Summit--A Conference with Some Differences (Dec 30, 2004, 21:15)
"At first glance, the upcoming OSDL (Open Source Development
Lab) Linux Summit looks more or less like any other industry
conference. But Summit organizers have something different in mind
for this conference, which is soley aimed at promoting Linux
adoption in the enterprise..."
ZDNet UK: Linux Distro Tackles Spam (Dec 30, 2004, 20:30)
"Astaro claims to have added sophisticated spam-blocking
features in the latest version of its distribution, but security
experts say it's nothing new..."
Venezuelanalysis: Venezuela’s Public Administration to Use Open Source Software (Dec 30, 2004, 19:45)
"President Chavez issued a decree this week which says that
Venezuela's public administration will switch over to use so-called
Open Source software, such as the Linux operating system, over the
course of the next two years..."
ZDNet UK: Patent Intervention Gives Poland the Popular Vote (Dec 30, 2004, 19:00)
"More than 25,000 people have registered their signatures on a
Web site to thank Poland for stopping the EU from ratifying the
patent directive last week..."
The Heartland Institute: 'Free' Software Isn’t Free (Dec 30, 2004, 17:30)
"At the same time, a worldwide movement for 'free and open
software' falsely promises something for nothing plus the ability
to modify code and share changes among users..."
Tom's Hardware Guide: Does Linux Have Game? (Dec 30, 2004, 16:00)
"Earlier this year, our Linux Comes to the Desktop article
caused a stir, when we stated that gaming on a Linux platform
remained a limited proposition..."
ZDNet UK: Migrating to Desktop Linux? Take a Look at Norway (Dec 30, 2004, 14:30)
"Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer has demanded evidence that
desktop Linux is gaining ground: Norway's second city Bergen has
PC Pro: The Linux Year (Dec 30, 2004, 07:00)
"The year of the penguin, some people hailed 2004 at the turn of
the year. And in many ways it was..."
The Linux Box: Community Announcement for The Linux Box Show (Dec 30, 2004, 04:00)
"The Linux Box is preparing to create an original internet radio
show, which will air biweekly and provide the FOSS community with
an audio format to help raise awareness of the many pertinent
issues we are facing..."
Enterprise Linux IT: Open Source Alternatives: Weighing the Pros and Cons (Dec 30, 2004, 01:00)
"Open source alternatives only make sense 'when workers are
doing really simple stuff and don't actually need all the
functionality of a complex software suite, such as Microsoft
Office,' said Gartner research analyst Mark Driver..."