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Developer Linux News for Dec 17, 2002

  • LWN: Coming Soon: gnucash 1.8 (Dec 17, 2002, 11:30)
    "When attention turns to what Linux needs if it is ever to attain desktop World Domination, the first thing that comes to mind is usually office suites. But personal and business finance software is also an important part of a desktop system..."

  • Australian Personal Computer: The Lure of Linux (Dec 17, 2002, 08:30)
    "There's no arguing that some of the heat has gone out of the Linux market. Companies that had jumped onto the bandwagon, like Caldera and Corel, stepped away from the platform. Others, such as Linux desktop company Eazel, disappeared entirely..."

  • OSNews: Why Linux Binaries are not as Easy to Handle? (Dec 17, 2002, 07:00)
    "Have you ever wondered why, in other Operating Systems such as Windows, MacOS or even BeOS, the task of installing software is so easy compared to Linux...?"

  • Two on the Open-Source Battle for India (Dec 17, 2002, 05:30)
    Two opinion pieces from noted India newspapers, The Hindu and The Financial Express, that each speculate on Linux's corporate and political position in that nation.

  • Kernel Traffic #196 by Zack Brown (Dec 17, 2002, 05:00)
    Community Roundup: The latest message traffic from the Linux kernel mailing list.

  • Release Digest: KDE, December 16, 2002 (Dec 17, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: KMouth 1.0beta2, KMouth 0.5.2, Grace ASCII Import Wizard 0.1.2, Attal 0.6.1, Ksubeditor 0.13, KBear 2.1, and KPortage 0.6.

  • Release Digests: GNOME, December 16, 2002 (Dec 17, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: gjots 0.6, libgnomecanvasmm 2.0.0, gconfm 2.0.0, Gnome Solo Halma 0.3, and gNumExp 0.4.0.

  • Conectiva Linux Advisories: fetchmail, kernel 2.4 (Dec 17, 2002, 04:52)
    Two security advisories from Conectiva Linux.

  • Linux and Main: GNOME Ponders "Rewindable" Desktops (Dec 17, 2002, 02:30)
    "Colorful discussion has taken place recently on the GNOME desktop developers mailing list following the posting there of a paper, A Brief Introduction To Rewindable Desktops by one Bowie J. Poag..."