Linux News for Dec 31, 2004
PR: Voting Has Opened for the 2004 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards (Dec 31, 2004, 22:00)
"LinuxQuestions.org is proud to announce that voting for the
2004 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards is now open..."
Knight Ridder/LinuxInsider: Future of Open-Source Software (Dec 31, 2004, 20:30)
"The hottest topic of discussion in the IT sector today is
whether Microsoft will open its source code. If Microsoft chairman
Bill Gates surrenders to the Linux challenge, it will be the
biggest corporate story of this generation..."
NewsForge: My Workstation OS: My Own (Dec 31, 2004, 19:00)
"This is an unusual article in the 'My workstation OS' series.
It's not about using a specific OS distribution. Indeed it's about
not using any OS distribution at all..."
ZDNet UK: vTiger Launches Open Source CRM (Dec 31, 2004, 17:30)
"The Indian software vendor has released the first production
version of its open source CRM application, which is based on
Groklaw: Antitrust Law Can Curtail or Trump a Patent--Patent Lesson One (Dec 31, 2004, 16:00)
"It matters that we understand it, because if Microsoft intends
to use patents as a weapon against free and open source software,
it is prudent to know what weapons the community has in return that
it can use..."
internetnews.com: Microsoft Collects a Pair of Patents (Dec 31, 2004, 14:30)
"The United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) has granted
Microsoft a pair of software patents, one that deals with software
compilation and another that addresses software editing...."
[Note: Also, potential impact on open source briefly examined.
BNAmericas/LinuxInsider: Brazil's TJDF Budgeted US$4.4 Million for IT in 2004 (Dec 31, 2004, 13:00)
"Part of the budget was used to migrate all of its 16 databank
servers to Linux software..."
TUX: Adding and Removing Programs in Fedora (Dec 31, 2004, 11:30)
"So you have your new installation of Fedora up and running and
so far you're quite happy with the results. Then you decide that
it's time to start installing some new programs..."
NewsForge: Xandros Desktop OS 3 Deluxe Edition (Dec 31, 2004, 10:00)
"This release should prove a good fit for many, combining the
ease of use and elegant good looks that Xandros brings to the table
with the underlying power and stability of Debian..."
Linux Journal: An Introduction to Embedded Linux Development, Part 3 (Dec 31, 2004, 07:00)
"Part 3 explores different scenarios for updating and/or
replacing the root filesystem, the kernel image or even the
bootloader on our embedded development system..."
KernelTrap: Realtime Linux Security Module, 2.6 Latency (Dec 31, 2004, 04:00)
"Lee Revell resubmitted a small patch written by Torben Hohn and
Jack O'Quin to provide selected nonroot users with the ability to
run tasks with realtime permissions, utilizing the Linux Security
Modules (LSM) framework..."
LinuxForums: A Month later with Mandrake Linux 10.1 Official (Dec 31, 2004, 01:00)
"I was so impressed with the community edition that I also
changed my home server from Ubuntu 4.1 to Mandrake 10.1