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  • Tonight Live: It's Cold in Hell and More Spam (Bloody Vikings) (Oct 14, 2003, 23:00)
    "Winged Spawn of Hell seen flying over Chicago wearing scarves and gloves, is it over for SCO, COOL Linux Games, important FCC news, LOTS ON SPAM, a clueless pundit or two..."

  • ZDNet Australia: Talkfest to Boost AU Government Use of Open Source (Oct 14, 2003, 22:00)
    "The Australian Unix Users Group and Linux Australia have joined forces to hold a conference on using open source software in government, to coincide with"

  • FIRST LOOK: Mandrake Linux 9.2 Discovery Edition (Oct 14, 2003, 21:00)
    "It's official. By the time you read this, Mandrake Linux 9.2 will be available to Mandrake Club members around the world..."

  • PR: Mandrake Linux 9.2 Celebrates Five Years of Innovation (Oct 14, 2003, 20:30)
    "MandrakeSoft today announced the availability of a new version of its flagship operating system--Mandrake Linux 9.2 'FiveStar.' This new release celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Mandrake Linux distribution..." Press release within.

  • FSF's Kuhn Responds to Forbes Article (Oct 14, 2003, 20:00)
    Linux Today asked the Free Software Foundation's Bradley Kuhn if he would like a chance to respond to today's piece at He gave a brief statement and permission to post it here.

  • The Register: Israel Slams the Door on Microsoft (Oct 14, 2003, 16:00)
    "The de facto suspension means no upgrades for the duration, at a time when Microsoft is looking to roll out its Office 2003 upgrade; and the Ministry is said to be examining OpenOffice as an alternative..."

  • Forbes: Linux's Hit Men (Oct 14, 2003, 14:30)
    Forbes goes after the Free Software Foundation. Apparently you're allowed to defend copyrights, but not copylefts.

  • Has the World's Total of Linux Users Reached the 18 Million Mark? (Oct 14, 2003, 13:00)
    "Right now there are 139,971 users registered and 125,648 machines registered at the Linux Counter site, which leads to an overall estimate of about 18 million users..."

  • Groklaw: Why Microsoft's FUD May Be Doomed (Oct 14, 2003, 12:00)
    "When I read the other day an article entitled 'Why Open Source May Be Doomed,' my first reaction was to just ignore it. It's hard to rationally answer an article so biased, factually inaccurate, and lacking in fundamental comprehension of the subject as this one..."

  • Digit: Why Mozilla Matters (Oct 14, 2003, 11:00)
    "The browser is dead. It's gone to meet its maker, shuffled off its mortal coil, and joined the bleedin' choir invisible. Macromedia knows this. Microsoft knows this. The makers of countless variations on the theme of the next-generation rich Internet client know this..."

  • NewsForge: Open Asia: Open Source in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Singapore (Oct 14, 2003, 04:00)
    "We continue our country-by-country survey of the availability of open source software across Asian countries with a look at developments in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Singapore..."