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  • CNET: Microsoft Sues Linux Start-up Over Name (2001-12-20 23:53:34)
    "The Redmond, WA-based software giant filed a motion with the U.S. Court for the Western District of Washington against Lindows, which is developing a version of the Linux operating system that will run popular applications written for Microsoft's Windows OS"

  • NewsForge: Why NewsForge hasn't written about Lindows (2001-12-20 23:25:35)
    "I've been writing about Linux on the desktop and generally advocating increased Linux usability for non-technical people since 1997, but I am not going to write about LindowsOS quite yet... Sorry, folks, but I think we've already seen enough Linux vaporware to last at least 50 years, and Linux is only 10 years old."

  • Linux Kernel 2.5.2-pre1 Released (2001-12-20 21:30:07)
    Download links and changelog within.

  • Minutes of the GNOME Board meeting, December 18 2001 (2001-12-20 18:53:24)
    This week: GUADEC 3, trademark registration, draft statement on the relation with the free software and license policy underway.

  • LDP Weekly News for December 18, 2001 (2001-12-20 17:50:09)
    Weekly News of the LDP: The Linux Documentation Project is developing free, high quality documentation for the GNU/Linux operating system. This includes the creation of HOWTOs and Guides, and collaboration with other documentation groups.

  • O'Reilly Network: Using Python and XML with Microsoft .NET My Services (2001-12-20 15:08:59)
    "In fact, the goal of the .NET Contacts service is to centralize your contacts list so that you can easily retrieve your contacts from your phone, PDA, or desktop email (or even a trusted Web site) without having to worry about synchronization or duplication. But perhaps the best thing about .NET My Services is you can create this request using Python and XML on Linux."

  • LowEndMac.com: Linux Lies (2001-12-20 14:30:54)
    "According to Linux More Bark Than Bite With Web Users, According to WebSideStory's StatMarket, Windows and Macintosh users account for 98% of all Web users. Of the remaining two percent, only a small minority surf with Linux. Or so WebSideStory claims. As we noted in Statistical Lies two-and-a-half years ago, 'The problem isn't the numbers, but how they were derived.'"

  • Letter to the Editor: Linux Misdirections [Regarding Linux Journal's 'Perceptions of Linux'] (2001-12-20 13:58:05)
    Ho-Sheng Hsiao addresses yesterday's Linux Journal, wherein Paul Barry related his experiences with the rejection of Linux by a class of IT undergrads: "Forget the desktop. Sure it's necessary, and at the current state, the Linux desktop is playing catch-up in a game of one-upsmanship. But is that critical to the success of Linux? Microsoft wants you to think so."

  • LinuxPR: theKompany.com Releases Beta5 Of Aethera Email/PIM Client. (2001-12-20 11:29:51)
    "theKompany.com is pleased to announce the long awaited fourth beta (version 0.9.5) of our Aethera Messaging and Groupware client for KDE. New releases will start to come much more frequently now. This release marks the conversion to a pure Qt based application from KDE, which accounts for the delay in this release."

  • Free Software and the Spatial Data Infrastructure (2001-12-20 10:44:37)
    "The following paper describes how free software can contribute to the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), and how Free software can benefit from SDI."

  • CNET News.com: Sklyarov backs employer despite U.S. deal (2001-12-20 10:19:04)
    "I am extremely disappointed with any implication that I am, in any way, cooperating with the (U.S.) government," Dmitry Sklyarov said in a news conference. "I am a man of integrity and as such am doing nothing more than telling the truth, not for or against anyone."

  • Followup On Turku, Finland: City Approves Linux Pilot Program (2001-12-20 05:55:56)
    "The first investigation considering Linux and OpenOffice in Turku government is ready. The city's Committee of Computer Operations recommended move of office platforms to OpenOffice until the end of 2003, and a later change of existing Windows systems to Linux."

  • KDE 3.0 Beta 1 Released (2001-12-20 00:04:16)
    "The KDE Project today announced the immediate release of KDE 3.0beta1, the third generation of KDE's free, powerful, easy-to-use, Internet-enabled desktop for Linux and other UNIXes. This second pre-release of KDE 3.0, which follows two months after the release of KDE 3.0alpha, ships with the core KDE libraries, the core desktop environment, and over 100 applications from the other base KDE packages (administration, multimedia, network, PIM, utilities, development, etc.)."