Linux News for Sep 18, 2002
Linux and Main: Desktoperating System Reborn (2002-09-18 23:30:45)
"If desktop Linux was dead, it has been resurrected..."
CNET News: Sun's Linux PC Cheaper, McNealy Boasts (2002-09-18 22:45:36)
"Sun Microsystems will get into the PC business next year,
selling a Linux-based desktop that will cost less than half to own
and operate than a comparable system running Windows, Sun CEO Scott
McNealy said Wednesday..."
Lindows.com: LindowsOS 2.0 Released (2002-09-18 22:00:27)
"Lindows.com, Inc. announced today the release of LindowsOS 2.0,
available now to Lindows.com Insiders..." Press release within.
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.20-pre7-ac2 (2002-09-18 21:59:59)
Changelog, link within.
OSNews: Xandros Beta 3 Preview (2002-09-18 20:30:37)
"These days, the big players in the Linux 'purely-desktop
market' are Lycoris, Lindows, ELX and the much awaited Xandros
Desktop 1.0. OSNews got their hands to the latest version of
Xandros (beta3b) and we are giving it a whirl..."
eWEEK: SuSE Linux Drops StarOffice (2002-09-18 19:00:56)
"German-based SuSE Linux is the latest vendor to drop Sun
Microsystems Inc.'s branded StarOffice 6.0 desktop productivity
suite in favor of the free OpenOffice alternative..."
Linux and Main: UnitedLinux: Ransom Love is Out; Open Beta This Month (2002-09-18 18:15:56)
A little more from today's UnitedLinux announcement, including a
challenge from the Free Software Foundation and "Where in the World
is Ransom Love?"
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.20-pre7-ac1 (2002-09-18 18:14:41)
Changelog, link within.
Raleigh News & Observer: It's Good News and Bad on Red Hat Earnings (2002-09-18 17:30:15)
"Despite slow overall sales growth, the quarter's numbers show
that sales of the higher-priced Red Hat Advanced Server, the
company's latest software package, are doing well.."
UnitedLinux: Hunter Named General Manager, Announces Open Beta Release (2002-09-18 17:00:52)
"The group also announced the open availability of the beta
version of its UnitedLinux product on Sept. 23. The open beta
source code will be available for download at no charge..." Press
NY Times: The New Challenge to Microsoft (2002-09-18 16:00:01)
The New York Times Op-Ed section has a brief editorial praising
Linux as a solid competitor for Microsoft. As the contributor of
this link asked: "Have we arrived?" [Free registration
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: PHP3, PHP4 (2002-09-18 15:54:36)
"Wojciech Purczynski found out that it is possible for scripts
to pass arbitrary text to sendmail as commandline extension when
sending a mail through PHP even when safe_mode is turned on..."
Linux Journal: Running MS Office Under Linux with CodeWeaver's CrossOver Office (2002-09-18 13:00:45)
"...[T]his article takes a look at one such product that does
exactly what it claims to do: runs Microsoft Office 97 and 2000 on
top of your Linux OS. And as an added bonus, run Outlook so that
many of us finally can access our corporate mail and calendars from
Exchange, while working from a Linux box..."
ZDNet: Big Blue Brings Linux to Hollywood (2002-09-18 10:00:22)
"The technology, called General Parallel File System (GPFS), is
a cluster of computing systems with massive storage capabilities
and collaborative editing tools for digital content..."
developerWorks: Develop Rock-Solid Code in PHP, Parts 1 and 2 (2002-09-18 08:30:20)
"The series "Develop Rock-Solid code in PHP" is about solving
practical, real-life problems in medium- to large-scale
Debian Weekly News - September 17th, 2002 (2002-09-18 07:00:57)
The latest news from the Debian Project.
Tcl-URL! Weekly Tcl News and Links (September 17) (2002-09-18 05:30:30)
All the latest news from the Tcl world.
Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (September 17) (2002-09-18 05:30:00)
This week's news from the Python-URL! Project.
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.36 (2002-09-18 05:11:35)
Changelog, link within.
Release Digest: GNU, September 17, 2002 (2002-09-18 05:00:40)
Today's GNU app: GNU CLISP 2.30.
Release Digest: GNOME: September 17, 2002 (2002-09-18 05:00:20)
Today's GNOME app: CVSGnome Build Script 0.3.5.
Release Digest: General, September 17, 2002 (2002-09-18 05:00:00)
Today's General apps: FUDforum 2.3.1 and Matrox Parhelia 512
Drivers for Linux.
Linux Magazine: Using MOSIX (2002-09-18 03:00:53)
"Fortunately, there's another way to allocate tasks in a cluster
of disparate processors that does not require you to rethink your
algorithms. It's called MOSIX... the Multicomputer Operating System
OfB.biz: Free Software Does Matter (2002-09-18 01:00:06)
"Whether GNOME or KDE is better--well, you know, of course KDE
is better ;)--or whether Rik van Riel's or Andrea Arcangeli's 2.4
VM is the best one, or whether Linus Torvalds was right in using
BitKeeper as a developing tool for Linux, all these are important
questions because their importance is derived from the milieu in
which they were asked..."
Update From The Linux Show: "We Are Down" (2002-09-18 00:41:31)
Tonight's regularly scheduled Linux Show has been postponed.