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Linux News for Dec 24, 2002

  • NewsForge: Advocating Linux and Open Source in Amman, Jordan (Dec 24, 2002, 23:30)
    "On December 15 and 16, 2002, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan held an Open Source Software Workshop, sponsored in part by the U.S. Agency for International Development. I was one of the speakers. Two gentlemen from Microsoft also spoke. I was in favor of Linux and Open Source. They weren't..."

  • LinuxWorld: Mandrake 9.0 & Xoops Revisited (Dec 24, 2002, 22:00)
    "Although Mandrake 9.0 is a breeze to install, there are a few important things that Debian does better. Nicholas Petreley lists the pros and cons of Mandrake when compared to Debian and sets the record straight about his first Xoops column..."

  • Finding an Opening (Dec 24, 2002, 20:30)
    "Open-source databases, including MySQL and PostgreSQL, are marching into the enterprise via their inclusion in major Linux distributions, which are quickly growing in usage on middle-tier servers and back-end clusters..."

  • CIN: Oracle's Big Linux Bet: Not Just For Customers (Dec 24, 2002, 19:00)
    "Taking a cue from its customers, Oracle is moving aggressively to shift its own IT infrastructure to Linux..."

  • Linux Today Goes on Holiday (Dec 24, 2002, 17:30)
    The elves at the Linux Today workshop are taking a few days off to rest, recuperate, and get ready for next year!

  • Postfix 2.0 Released (Dec 24, 2002, 17:30)
    "Postfix official release 2.0 brings you a long list of things that is detailed in the RELEASE_NOTES file--too long to include in the announcement..."

  • 10 Hottest Certifications for 2003 (Dec 24, 2002, 16:00)
    So how do Linux certifications rank against all the other popular certs out there? This article reveals that Linux is pretty high up on people's must-have lists.

  • Boston Globe: Sun Scores Microsoft Legal Win (Dec 24, 2002, 14:30)
    "The difference means that software developers could write programs for Java that could be switched to other operating systems, such as Linux, thus potentially taking business away from Windows..."

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.53 (Dec 24, 2002, 14:16)
    "A happy christmas to you all, and in case I'm too busy putting batteries in the kids presents the rest of the year, here's a 2.5.53 for you..." Changelog, links within.

  • O'Reilly: Open Source Christmas? (Dec 24, 2002, 13:00)
    "Rudolf used the break in Santa's surfing to launch into his well prepared speech. 'You know Santa, I've been thinking about this whole Christmas project thing. Maybe we should be looking at open sourcing the project--what do you think...?"

  • Financial Times: Welcome to the Amateur Century (Dec 24, 2002, 11:00)
    "In software, some of the most impressive innovations in recent years have come from the Open Source movement, which creates software, such as the Linux operating system, by bringing together networks of committed enthusiasts to share their ideas..."

  • LinuxOrbit: The Newbie Tackles Red Hat 8.0 on a Laptop (Dec 24, 2002, 09:00)
    "Well Red Hat came out with 8.0 and I was cautioned about trying out a new release and that maybe I should wait for 8.1 to come out. I was going to follow that advice but I got tired of my sound not working so I decided it's either going to be Red Hat 8.0 or back to Windows XP, but one way or the other my sound was going to work..."

  • Community: The Open Source Weekend (Dec 24, 2002, 07:00)
    "On January 25 and 26, 2003, a coalition of computer professionals, students, and volunteers will host an Open Source Weekend in Ottawa, Canada..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, December 23, 2002 (Dec 24, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: KMp3Indexer 1.2 and KAlarm2 0.9.0b3.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, December 23, 2002 (Dec 24, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: GnuCash 1.7.6, GneleMixer 3.0.2, and libglademm 2.0.0.

  • ZDNet Australia: Australian Govt 'Safe List' snubs Microsoft (Dec 24, 2002, 03:00)
    Unfortunately, Open Source software didn't make the list, either. But proponents in Australia are working to change that.

  • eWeek: Microsoft and Linux: Readers Weigh In (Dec 24, 2002, 01:00)
    "In my last eLAB, I talked about Microsoft and about what chance there was that we'd be seeing our favorite monopolist build server software for Linux some time in the next few years..."