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Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 17, 2003

  • Corvallis Gazette-Times: OSU Enlists in Mozilla's Battle (Oct 17, 2003, 22:00)
    "In the case of the so-called browser wars, Oregon State University has jumped into the ongoing struggle against software giant Microsoft's continued dominance of the browser market..."

  • eWeek: SCO Building Up a 'War Chest' (Oct 17, 2003, 19:00)
    "The ability to build up a 'war chest' of cash was too compelling to pass up--and so The SCO Group agreed to a $50 million investment deal, announced yesterday, with investment fund BayStar Capital..." More on today's SCO press conference.

  • E-Commerce Times: SCO's Brilliant Business Maneuver? (Oct 17, 2003, 19:00)
    "'Who would trust [SCO] after the IBM suit?' IDC vice president Dan Kusnetzky said. 'And they have threatened end-user customers with litigation. In effect, they have destroyed themselves as either a Unix or Linux supplier...'"

  • Gulf News: Bahrain Speeds Up E-government Drive (Oct 17, 2003, 18:00)
    "Bahrain has reposed a major vote of confidence in Linux by using the open source software as the engine to drive its future on-line services..."

  • Computerworld Hong Kong: MySQL Buys Alzato (Oct 17, 2003, 16:00)
    "In a bid to make its open source database more scalable and available, MySQL AB on Tuesday acquired Alzato, maker of the NDB Cluster--a data management system designed for the telecom and Internet Protocol environments..."

  • eWeek: Mozilla 1.5 Boosts Usability (Oct 17, 2003, 15:00)
    "Probably the biggest surprise about Mozilla 1.5 is that it exists at all. When the Mozilla Foundation laid out its road map earlier this year, the plan was for Mozilla 1.4 to be the last version of the big integrated Mozilla suite..."

  • SCO Group Receives $50 Mil Shot in Arm (Oct 17, 2003, 13:00)
    "The SCO Group on Thursday said it has received a $50 million private investment led by BayStar Capital..." An Associated Press article details the announcement and a ZDNet Australia piece gives SCO's Kieran O'Shaughnessy a chance to praise the move as an indication that SCO is not "a dying company."

  • Linux Journal: View from the Trenches: Alternative Package Sources (Oct 17, 2003, 12:00)
    "If you know where to look (or if someone tells you where), you can find all the packages you want and need..."

  • Linux Journal: A Historic Moment in Boston (Oct 17, 2003, 09:00)
    "The upcoming Desktop Linux Conference will cover the current state of the Linux desktop and where it's heading..."

  • developerWorks: Build a Network Router on Linux (Oct 17, 2003, 07:00)
    "Zebra is open source TCP/IP routing software that is similar to Cisco's Internetworking Operating System (IOS). Flexible and powerful, it can handle routing protocols such as Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), and all of their various flavors..."

  • OSNews: Arch Linux: A Better Distribution (Oct 17, 2003, 03:00)
    "A few months ago I was a Slackware Junkie. I loved it, and laughed at those who used 'more automatic' distributions (ok, I didn't actually laugh). Then Arch Linux 0.5 came out and I was very intrigued by it..."