Developer Linux News for Aug 29, 2002
iTnews: Weatherman Likes Linux (2002-08-29 23:00:13)
"The [Australia] Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has joined the
growing number of Federal Government departments to embrace Linux,
moving its Web servers over to a Linux cluster and exploring a roll
out of the open source OS to a portion of its 50 Unix servers.
SF Gate: Open-Source Government (2002-08-29 22:00:02)
"One thing most technology experts can agree on is that
California's state government has squandered billions on
ill-conceived information-technology (IT) projects in recent
years... California desperately needs a more workable IT plan."
NewsForge: Thomson Multimedia says 'MP3 has never been free' (2002-08-29 19:00:41)
Has there been a licensing change of MP3 by Thomson? According
to this story, they say no...
LinuxPlanet: CrossOver Office: Cutting to the Quicken (2002-08-29 17:30:41)
Codeweavers' CrossOver Office is a front-runner in a slew of
WINE-based applications designed to get Microsoft Windows
applications running on a Linux platform. Previous versions of this
app were built to run MS Office, and now the company claims version
1.2.0 can run Intuit's Quicken. Brian Proffitt reviews CrossOver
Office to find out if this is true and see what else CrossOver can
Reuters: AOL to Launch Next Version of Netscape Browser (2002-08-29 14:30:40)
Now it's official: "America Online, the Internet unit
of media behemoth AOL Time Warner Inc. said it plans to launch its
new Netscape Web browser on Thursday, marking its latest effort to
challenge the dominance of Microsoft Explorer as the standard tool
for surfing the Internet..."
PCWorld: An Easy-to-Use Linux PC (2002-08-29 11:00:28)
"Lindows.com comes up with a low-cost, Linux-based system that
anyone can run immediately, but there are catches."
VectorLinux.org: New SOHO Edition (2002-08-29 08:00:15)
"VectorLinux is proud to announce the release of the SOHO
Edition of their Linux distribution." Announcement within.
Release Digest: General, August 28, 2002 (2002-08-29 05:00:00)
Today's General apps: Open Kylix 3, Open Webmail 1.71,
OpenController, eBdesk Corporate Portal for Linux, Privoxy 3.0.0,
Release Digest: GNOME, August 28, 2002 (2002-08-29 05:00:00)
Today's GNOME apps: DiaSCE 1.1, gedit 2.0.4, Yelp 1.0.5, and
Bangkok Post: Control Your Own Computing Experience with Linux (2002-08-29 03:00:30)
"The simple answer is that Linux lacks a central marketing
organisation. And with several distributions available, the waters
get very murky indeed. Despite this, Linux is gathering more
adherants as they discover the power it gives users to control of
their computing experience..."
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.20-pre5 (2002-08-29 00:15:16)
Incremental changelog, link within.