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Linux News for Jan 31, 2003

  • Release Digest: KDE, January 31, 2003 (Jan 31, 2003, 23:30)
    Today's KDE apps: Urlgallery 0.1, KAlbumPhoto 0.1, KPreg 1.2.1, KLocate2 0.23, KLocate2 0.23.2, KmusicdB 0.10.0, and KmusicdB :: libdbmusic 0.6.0.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, January 31, 2003 (Jan 31, 2003, 23:30)
    Today's GNOME apps: Balsa 2.0.6, gQueue 0.4, Guikachu 1.3.3, Third release of PythonCAD, and Hardware Monitor applet v. 0.1.

  • Sydney Morning Herald: Available Now in a Browser Near You (Jan 31, 2003, 22:00)
    "Workspot provides a Linux acount on the servers of the company which goes by the same name. You use the desktop through a browser and access it from anywhere in the world..."

  • PCWorld: MontaVista Linux Gains IM Features (Jan 31, 2003, 20:30)
    "The Linux embedded operating system from MontaVista Software has gained new instant messaging functionality, which is becoming increasingly popular among users of consumer electronic devices such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and set-top boxes..."

  • Linux Magazine: KDE: The Korporate Desktop Environment (Jan 31, 2003, 19:00)
    "If you want to switch your entire office--from server farm to front desk--to open source, KDE's common desktop features can bootstrap your effort..."

  • IBM, SuSE Notch Another Linux Win (Jan 31, 2003, 17:30)
    "In another European Linux win for IBM and SuSE Linux AG, the Kommunales Rechenzentrum Niederrhein (KRZN), a public sector data center serving more than 60 counties in the northwestern section of Germany, has chosen to run Linux on IBM zSeries mainframes..."

  • Red Hat Linux: kerberos (Jan 31, 2003, 15:53)
    "A problem has been found in the Kerberos ftp client. When retrieving a file with a filename beginning with a pipe character, the ftp client will pass the filename to the command shell in a system() call..."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.21pre4-ac1 (Jan 31, 2003, 15:37)
    Changelog, link within.

  • CNET News: Germany-funded Linux Software Arriving (Jan 31, 2003, 14:30)
    "KDE, one of the major interfaces designed to make Linux slick looking and easier to use, has been upgraded, an effort that includes the first results of work funded by the German government..."

  • NewsForge: Predicting the Weather with Linux at the National Weather Service (Jan 31, 2003, 13:00)
    "With the increasing popularity and reliability of open source software, more and more government institutions are looking to Linux to help reduce their computing costs. But can Linux really live up to all the hype? The National Weather Service (NWS) thinks so..."

  • Daily Pennsylvanian: SEAS Aids U.S. Security Efforts (Jan 31, 2003, 12:00)
    "Homeland security research is now extending beyond U.S. government offices and developing in the halls of [Penn's] School of Engineering and Applied Science..."

  • Red Hat CTO Weighs on MS vs. Linux in the Data Centre (Jan 31, 2003, 11:00)
    "Recently, Peter Houston, director of server strategy for Microsoft, sized up the future of enterprise data centres as a 'two horse race' between Microsoft and Linux, with Unix being more of an afterthought as a strategic platform..."

  • The Guardian: Open Season (Jan 31, 2003, 10:00)
    "Glyn Moody says that Microsoft may rule desktop PCs today, but a serious rival is now on its way..."

  • InfoWorld: Valuing Diversity (Jan 31, 2003, 08:30)
    "It's the week after LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, and perhaps you are finding yourself seriously considering a Linux solution. But will it strain your IT staff? Will adding Linux to the datacenter bring unneeded complexity to your operations...?"

  • New FOSDEM Interviews Posted (Jan 31, 2003, 07:00)
    Links to interviews with Jon "maddog" Hall, Owen Taylor, and Havoc Pennington.

  • Release Digest: KDE, January 30, 2003 (Jan 31, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: PwG 0.1alpha1, imgSeek 0.6.3, Kig 0.3.1, KMuddy 0.4, Kisdnmonitor 0.2, KVocabulary 0.2.7, and KImg2mpg 1.0.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, January 30, 2003 (Jan 31, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: gdome2-0.7.3, GtkGLExt 0.7.0, gtkglextmm 0.7.0, and gcalctool v4.2.43.

  • Release Digest: Distributions, January 30, 2003 (Jan 31, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's distribution: Topologilinux version

  • Tom's Hardware: A Cold Wind Blows Hot at LinuxWorld New York (Jan 31, 2003, 04:00)
    "AMD, Sharp, IBM, and Motorola show what developers can do with handheld multimedia electronics on a Linux platform. AMD's CEO Hector Ruiz states his case to convince Linux developers to think of AMD as a friendly giant. Microsoft even showed up, too. This year's LinuxWorld felt more like a CODA to Comdex, than a forum for Unix geeks..."

  • Vector Linux 2.5 SOHO Edition Review (Jan 31, 2003, 03:00)
    "A little background on Vector Linux for those readers who aren't familiar with it already. Their goal is simple; deliver a small and speedy, yet fully functional, Linux distribution that will work on most any hardware..."

  • eWeek: A Mac Angle on Linux (Jan 31, 2003, 02:00)
    "It bore out a lot of what I've been hearing from fans of both platforms: These are communities that can work and play well together on the desktop..."

  • DB2 for Linux Clustering Scales to 1,000 Nodes (Jan 31, 2003, 01:00)
    "IBM this week used the LinuxWorld stage to unveil a new implementation of its mainstay relational database -- DB2 for Linux Clustering. The new DB2 implementation can scale from two to 1,000 nodes, IBM officials said..."

  • ZDNet Australia: PHP Creator: Rasmus Lerdorf (Jan 31, 2003, 00:00)
    Builder Australia recently caught up with PHP innovator Rasmus Lerdorf, to find out about the success of PHP, the open source movement around the world, other scripting languages and what we can expect to see in the next generation of the dynamic scripting language..."