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Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 10, 2003

  • GNOME.org: GNOME 2.4 Released (2003-09-10 22:24:59)
    The GNOME 2.4 Desktop & Developer Platform is officially available. Links to Release Notes, mirrors within.

  • Mandrake, OpenOffice.org Release Candidates Available (2003-09-10 16:00:22)
    Through separate announcments, MandrakeSoft and OpenOffice.org have each detailed the releases of Mandrake Linux 9.2 Beta RC2 and OpenOffice.org 1.1 RC4, respectively.

  • Ars Technica: Inside the GNOME 2.4 Desktop & Developer Platform (2003-09-10 13:00:52)
    "Today, gnome.org released version 2.4 of the GNOME Desktop and Developer Platform. This marks the third major release of the GNOME 2 platform, after releases 2.0 and 2.2..." [Note: While the GNOME software map does indicate Sept. 10 as the release date for GNOME 2.4, no official indication of the new release has been given (yet) on gnome.org. -ed.]

  • Response to SCO's Open Letter (2003-09-10 12:00:59)
    Eric Raymond and Bruce Perens respond to today's earlier missive from The SCO Group: "Mr. McBride, in your 'Open Letter to the Open Source Community' your offer to negotiate with us comes at the end of a farrago of falsehoods, half-truths, evasions, slanders, and misrepresentations..."

  • Wheeler: Process Released for Evaluating Open Source Software/Free Software (2003-09-10 10:00:30)
    "This paper describes a general process for evaluating programs, with specific information on how to evaluate Open Source Software / Free Software (OSS/FS) programs..."

  • The Jem Report: Comparing Word Processors (2003-09-10 07:00:24)
    "So in this article we're going to compare the features and benefits of the heavy hitters in the word processor world, both Free and proprietary, low-cost and high-cost..."

  • eWeek: SCO to Linux Users: Pay Up! (2003-09-10 00:00:08)
    "Linux users to SCO: Forget it! Linux & Open Source Center Editor Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has a few ideas about what SCO can do with its license..."