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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 29, 2003

  • Two Perspectives on The SCO Group (Aug 29, 2003, 23:30)
    A local Utah business publication, Connect, has its take on the SCO Group's legal moves, and so does The Ecomomist. No strong conclusions, but both articles do note the recent stock sales by SCO execs and delve into the litigious past of SCO and its CEO Darl McBride.

  • Reuters: Linux Set to Break Through in Consumer Electronics (Aug 29, 2003, 17:00)
    "Linux, the fast growing and freely available operating system, is set to be the software of choice for future televisions, set top boxes and DVD recorders, consumer electronics executives and specialists said Thursday..."

  • Samba-3.0.0 RC2 available for download (Aug 29, 2003, 15:00)
    "The Samba Team is proud to announce the availability of the second release candidate of the Samba 3.0.0 code base..." Announcement within.

  • Sydney Morning Herald: No Plans to Sue Linux Companies, Says SCO (Aug 29, 2003, 14:00)
    "The SCO Group said today it had never planned to sue any Linux companies, had no concrete plans to sue anyone and also no current plans to take a commercial Linux customer to court..."

  • The Globe and Mail: Don't Try this Linux Trick at Home--Just Yet (Aug 29, 2003, 13:00)
    "The experience taught me a thing or two about the Linux community and global communications. I also learned more about the challenges of making Linux work for non-technical users like me..."

  • PC Magazine: The Comic Book Connection (Aug 29, 2003, 11:30)
    "The Chinese have been chatting up an x86 chip called the Dragon; critics say it is roughly the equivalent of a slow 486; the Linux community has gone hog wild over initiatives to crack the Microsoft Xbox..."

  • Business Standard: Should the Government Adopt Open-Source Technology? (Aug 29, 2003, 01:00)
    Javed Tapia, Director (India), Red Hat takes on Shailendra Kumar, Group manager (e-governance), Microsoft Corporation India in a battle royale--er, learned debate--regarding the use of open source software in the world's second most populous nation.