Linux News for Oct 10, 2002
InfoWorld: Sun's Linux leader Ready to Use Linux (2002-10-10 23:30:21)
"Those rare animals at Sun Microsystems using rival Microsoft's
Windows operating system have edged closer to extinction, as the
company's head of operating systems has decided the time is right
to live the lifestyle and move to Linux..."
O'Reilly: Securing Linux: Why It's Worthwhile and Achievable (2002-10-10 22:00:07)
"I don't presume to know in any definitive way whether Linux is
more or less securable than other Unix variants. What I do know is
this: Linux is useful, stable, and securable enough to warrant the
time and effort required to 'harden' it against Internet
The Register: November 18 Date Set for UnitedLinux (2002-10-10 20:30:04)
"That's one of the main snippets of news from an informative
presentation on the progress and rationale of the UnitedLinux from
a presentation by Gregory Blepp, VP at SuSE and board member of
UnitedLinux, made at the London Expo show in London
eWEEK: Cashing in on Linux (2002-10-10 19:00:40)
"In addition to the lower upfront cost, retailers such as Papa
John's International Inc. have found that Linux can give them
control of development costs..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.20-pre10-ac1 (2002-10-10 18:05:37)
Changelog, link within.
LinuxPlanet: Automating Manufacturing Processes with Ethernet-Enabled I/O Modules, Linux (2002-10-10 17:30:38)
"If you think Linux is just something that runs on PC and
servers back in the IT room, this report from Rob Reilly should
disavow you of that notion. See how modern manufacturers are
starting to introduce Linux-based processors into their automation
iTnews: Microsoft Losing on the Desktop (2002-10-10 16:00:32)
"A growing trend of ultra-cheap computers is threatening to
damage Microsoft's hold on the desktop software market by attacking
the core market to which Windows and Microsoft Office actually
sell: PC bundles..."
Computerworld Australia: Linux Gaining Acceptance in Canberra (2002-10-10 14:30:56)
"The Linux operating system is finding a welcome home in
Canberra as an increasing number of Federal departments and
agencies look towards cost-effective open source solutions..."
Reuters: Microsoft Won't Cut Windows Price To Beat Linux (2002-10-10 13:00:29)
"'Somebody is subsidizing that hardware. Somebody's
losing--people know what power supplies and processors cost,'
Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said at a Gartner
technology conference here..."
ExtremeTech: Build It: Home Linux Server (2002-10-10 11:00:16)
"It's been some time coming. Your home network, a hodge-podge of
peer-to-peer machines is finally crying out for a nerve center
where files live, and services are at the ready--a machine that
will dutifully keep it all going 24/7 with minimal fuss, and grow
with you as your needs get more sophisticated..."
OSNews: Interview with Taylor & Pennington from Red Hat's UI Team (2002-10-10 08:00:14)
"Arguably, the new unified UI on Red Hat 8 was the talk of the
town for the whole summer since the Limbo betas. Today we talk with
two of the leading people behind Red Hat's enhanced usability and
UI found on 8.0-Psyche, Havoc Pennington... and Owen Taylor... We
discuss about XFree and its capabilities, about Linux's ability to
fullfil a modern desktop for every user, about the unification of
Qt and GTK+ and more..."
Community Digest: October 9, 2002 (2002-10-10 05:00:40)
Today's event: RMS to speak at Stanford and Ian Murdock to speak
Release Digest: GNU, October 9, 2002 (2002-10-10 05:00:20)
Today's GNU app: groff 1.18.1.
Release Digest: GNOME, October 9, 2002 (2002-10-10 05:00:00)
Today's GNOME app: Sodipodi 0.27.
Wheeler: Updated: Why Open Source Software/Free Software? Look at the Numbers! (2002-10-10 03:00:37)
A new version of a whitepaper first posted on Linux Today in
April 2002. Many new datapoints added, according to the author's
description found within.
LinuxDevices.com: Have it Your Way--With Linux, Of Course (2002-10-10 01:00:02)
"Each Burger King installation consists of a network of
web-enabled smart terminals running Linux, with each terminal
having an embedded Apache webserver..."
KDE.org: KDE 3.0.4 Released (2002-10-10 00:30:28)
KDE 3.0.4 is out and about. Announcement within.