Linux News for Sep 30, 2005
Editor's Note: Hardware, Software, Bay Staters, and Buckeyes (Sep 30, 2005, 23:30)
A veritible potpourri of topics this week, as your harried
editor packs his bags for Ohio.
eWeek: StarOffice 8 Is Office's Toughest Rival Yet (Sep 30, 2005, 22:00)
"In eWeek Labs' tests of StarOffice 8, we were pleased with the
suite's word processing (Writer), spreadsheet (Calc), presentation
(Impress) and database (Base) functions..."
CNET News: Taking Stock at JBoss (Sep 30, 2005, 21:15)
"JBoss CEO Marc Fleury, who once showed up dressed as the Joker
at an awards ceremony, had a clever surprise for his competitors
this week: a partnership with Microsoft..."
FOXNews: Massachusetts Should Close Down OpenDocument (Sep 30, 2005, 20:30)
Americans for Technology Leadership's James Prendergast files
this guest column for Fox News.
OASIS: Sun OpenDocument Patent Statement (Sep 30, 2005, 19:45)
"Sun irrevocably covenants that, subject solely to the
reciprocity requirement described below, it will not seek to
enforce any of its enforceable U.S. or foreign patents against any
implementation of the Open Document Format..."
Groklaw: Mike Anderer, "MIT" Scientists, Spectral Analysis, and a Patent Application (Sep 30, 2005, 19:00)
"There is a published patent application, #20050216898, filed
September 13, 2004 and just published September 29, 2005, for a
'System for software code comparison.' One of the inventors is a
Michael Anderer of Salt Lake City, Utah..."
internetnews.com: Andreessen Sets Sights on PHP (Sep 30, 2005, 17:30)
"Internet visionary Marc Andreessen has taken an interest in
PHP, an open source programming language some consider a threat to
languages, such as Java and Microsoft's Active Server Pages and
KernelTrap: GCC 4.0.2 (Sep 30, 2005, 16:45)
"Mark Mitchell announced the availability of GCC 4.0.2..."
More Linux Laptops? Distributions Are Too "Alienated," Says Dell CEO (Sep 30, 2005, 16:00)
Original Article: Now that a laptop with
pre-installed Mandrake Linux is available in France, will Dell
follow up with Linux laptops in the US or other nations?
ITAsia One: Linux on Lenovo Consumer PCs? (Sep 30, 2005, 15:15)
"Lenovo-branded PCs could get the open-source operating system
when they are introduced [in Singapore] next year..."
The Register: Firefox Loses Momentum (Sep 30, 2005, 14:30)
"Firefox's early inroads against Internet Explorer are beginning
to show signs of losing momentum, according to web analytics firm
eWeek: WordPerfect Will Support OpenDocument... Someday (Sep 30, 2005, 13:00)
"StarOffice 8 may be getting the lion's share of attention, but
Corel insists that its WordPerfect Office is also a leading
contender for office suites and that it will soon be supporting the
Tectonic: Shuttleworth Buys Into ImpiLinux (Sep 30, 2005, 11:30)
"Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth today announced his venture
capital business HBD had made a 'significant investment' and taken
a majority stake in South African distribution ImpiLinux..."
KernelTrap: Git Kernel Hacker's Guide (Sep 30, 2005, 10:00)
"The git directory content manager used to manage the Linux
kernel source tree continues to develop at a rapid pace..."
NewsForge: Send in the Skype Clones (Sep 30, 2005, 08:30)
"Over the past couple of months, public opinion of Skype has
shifted from 'media darling' to 'when will their 15 minutes of fame
ServerWatch: Hardware Today: IBM Server Snapshot (Sep 30, 2005, 07:00)
"According to the research firm, IBM is tops in Unix server
revenue (a 31 percent share) and blade servers (a 40.9 percent
share), and No. 2 in Linux servers (a 20.3 percent share)..."
CyberDogTech: Debian Firewalls (Sep 30, 2005, 05:30)
"This is a step by step guide for setting up a custom Debian
firewall for your home or office network..."
Linux-Watch: There Are Too Darned Many Linuxes (Sep 30, 2005, 04:00)
"Nah, I'm kidding. There are only, by my quick count, one
hundred and forty one Linux distributions. Currently shipping. For
the Intel platform. In English..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.14-rc2-mm2 (Sep 30, 2005, 03:15)
Incremental changelog, links within.
ONLamp: Will Linux Benefit from Microsoft's SNAFU in Massachusetts? (Sep 30, 2005, 02:30)
"In light of the continuing anti-trust litigation between
Microsoft and the Commonwealth, one has to wonder if either
Microsoft executive would have been appropriate..."