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Developer Linux News for Feb 28, 2003

  • Computerworld.NZ: Sun Touts StarOffice Upgrade (2003-02-28 23:30:46)
    "The StarOffice version 6.1 beta programme is due to begin next week and Sun is seeking small and medium-sized businesses, developers, system administrators and general users to trial the new version..."

  • VNUnet.com: Whitehall Eyes Open Source for Integration (2003-02-28 22:00:57)
    "Open source software is gaining ground in local government and could be the key to overcoming integration issues, say experts..."

  • Financial Express: Linux Thrust: Full Utilisation Of Free Software Outlined (2003-02-28 19:00:57)
    "In what may be bad news for propriety software companies like Microsoft, the government of India is actively exploring the possibility of building its information infrastructure on free (open source) software such as Linux..."

  • The Register: Beijing Signs MS Deal with Gates, Linux Deal with IBM (2003-02-28 17:30:07)
    "IBM worldwide seems to have chosen to be bashful about this one, but it's been released in China, and the start date for the Linux Center was February 24th, three days ahead of when Bill Gates himself was scheduled to sign on the dotted line..."

  • XFree86 Version 4.3.0 Released (2003-02-28 14:30:03)
    "The sixth release in the 4.* series of X Window includes many new graphics card driver enhancements, automatic mouse protocol detection (PS2), run-time root window resizing, support for alpha-blended and animated cursors, and boasts an improved font server..." Links within.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, February 27, 2003 (2003-02-28 05:00:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: totem 0.95.0 and 0.95.1; Whale 0.2; grdesktop 0.19; and Pan 0.13.4.