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Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 13, 2003

  • LinuxPlanet: Linux Rescue Disks Get a Kick from GAR (Oct 13, 2003, 23:00)
    "Spurred by its recent adoption of the GAR build system, The LNX-BBC Project is now galloping right along. Find out the progress of the project and learn how mini-distros can be put to work in your organization..."

  • Fedora Project: Updated Fedora Core Test Release: Severn (Oct 13, 2003, 21:00)
    A new Fedora release is out for testing. Announcement within.

  • CNET News: Linux PC Maker Plans E-mail Service (Oct 13, 2003, 20:00)
    "Linare, newly embarked as a seller of cheap Linux PCs, will offer an e-mail service for fans of the open-source operating system, the company plans to announce on Monday..."

  • eWeek: Microsoft's Raikes Touts Office 2003; Takes Swing at Linux (Oct 13, 2003, 17:00)
    "'...[T]hey simply accept the view that what they have is good enough. That view does not foster innovation. Being where we were with Office 1997 is not good enough for us...'"

  • Groklaw: Why SCO Started All This. No. Really. (Oct 13, 2003, 15:00)
    "Back in June, there was a protest by Linux users at SCO headquarters, which received some coverage in the press, including here on Groklaw. I now have a transcript of the conversation between SCO CEO Darl McBride and the protesters..."

  • New York Times: Copyright Lawsuit Is Turnabout for SCO (Oct 13, 2003, 13:00)
    "The SCO Group, the company that touched off a computer industry slugfest last spring by suing I.B.M. over its use of Unix software, may find itself embarrassed by a similar claim against a company once related to SCO..." [Free registration required. -ed.]

  • Babe in the Wood: A Linux User Migrates to FreeBSD (Oct 13, 2003, 08:30)
    "Most people know what GNU/Linux is, but fewer know about BSD and fewer still have actually used one of the major BSD variants (other than the highly customized Mac OS X). Ed Hurst, a writer and a long time GNU/Linux user, decided to give FreeBSD a try..."

  • eWeek: Sun's StarOffice 7 Shines (Oct 13, 2003, 07:00)
    "Sun Microsystems Inc.'s StarOffice 7 productivity suite is a capable cross-platform alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Office that comes at a price too attractive for enterprises to ignore.