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Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 17, 2003

  • Computerworld: Users Wary of Linux Report (2003-09-17 19:00:59)
    "Microsoft Corp.'s strategy of getting out 'the facts' on Linux by commissioning analyst firms to prepare reports comparing Windows with the open-source operating system may not have the impact the company had hoped..."

  • eWeek: GNOME Beta Shows New Desktop Strength (2003-09-17 17:30:32)
    "Version 2.4 of the GNOME Project's namesake desktop environment provides a smooth, well-performing graphical interface for companies looking to expand their Linux deployments from the data center to the desktop..."

  • KDE.org: KDE 3.1.4 Released (2003-09-17 14:30:09)
    "The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.1.4, a maintenance release..." Link to announcement within.

  • Linux Journal: A Measured Response to the "SCO Problem" (2003-09-17 13:00:14)
    "How do we make people lose their incentive to attack free software and show them it always will cost them more to attack it than to leave it alone...?"

  • NewsForge: Open Asia: Open Source in Iran and Israel (2003-09-17 12:00:56)
    "We continue our country-by-country survey of the availability of open source software across Asian countries with a look at developments in Iran and Israel..."

  • Mad Penguin: Exclusive Interview with Jon Danzig (2003-09-17 10:00:27)
    "Libranet started because I came across a web site with some nice screenshots of a Linux system running the X window system. Checked out the various Linux distros and settled on Debian, so we put together a system from the Debian archive and never looked back..."

  • LinuxDevices: Royal to Debut $300 Linux/Qtopia PDA This Year (2003-09-17 08:00:26)
    "Royal Consumer Information Products and Trolltech announced that they are jointly developing a new line of 'feature-rich' and 'competitively priced' Linux-based handheld devices..."

  • Promote-OpenSource.org: How Are We Going to Increase Linux Acceptance? (2003-09-17 07:00:27)
    "That made me wonder, because I consider him a very smart man and he has a lot of experience with computers and IT related stuff. If he couldn't see the advantages of open source software, how could less experienced people see them...?"

  • NewsForge: StarOffice 7 at First Glance (2003-09-17 02:00:59)
    The evaluation version of StarOffice 7 is available on the Sun Web site until October 14, when it will go on sale. NewsForge's Joe Barr downloaded an eval copy and offers this quick look at the newest office suite offering from Sun.