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Linux News for Apr 11, 2003

  • Release Digest: KDE, April 11, 2003 (Apr 11, 2003, 23:30)
    Today's KDE apps: KSimus :: Floating Point 0.3.6, KSimus :: DataRecorder 0.3.6, KSimus :: Boolean 0.3.6, KSimus 0.3.6, krename 2.6.0rc2, and KPlayer 0.2.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, April 11, 2003 (Apr 11, 2003, 23:30)
    Today's GNOME apps: PangoPDF; GHex 2.0.1, 2.2.1, and 2.3.0; and Grubconf 0.4.

  • Computerworld.NZ: Kachingo Winner was Linux (Apr 11, 2003, 22:00)
    "The Kachingo customer rewards system may have been a failure in New Zealand, but the system it ran on, Linux RedHat [sic] 6.2, has been hailed as a roaring success..."

  • CRN: IBM Software Chief Defends WebSphere Against JBoss (Apr 11, 2003, 21:00)
    "IBM's top software executive said Thursday that the position of IBM WebSphere as one of the leading Java application servers in the market is in no way threatened by open-source application servers such as JBoss..."

  • PR: Opera Releases Opera 7.10 for Linux Beta (Apr 11, 2003, 20:00)
    Opera has simulanteously released the Opera 7.10 for Windows and a new 7.10 beta for Linux, merging the features of the browser for both platforms. The Norwegian software firm has also loaded a great many new features into the Linux version--some unique to any browser app. Press release within.

  • Computerworld: Linux Moving Into the Household Moving Business (Apr 11, 2003, 19:00)
    "The software development division of household moving company All-American Moving Group LLC is building a SuSE Linux-based moving and storage application that it will sell later this year to bring open-source choices to the industry..."

  • CNET News: MySQL Boasts Might Against Big Players (Apr 11, 2003, 17:30)
    "MySQL kicked off its first-ever users conference by releasing the source code of its upcoming MySQL 5.0 product and touting its reputation as the little database company that could..."

  • Sun Steps Up Linux (Lightly) (Apr 11, 2003, 16:00)
    "Sun's Linux strategy 'is a story of fits and starts, stops and turns that don't seem to play coherently with users that I talk to,' said George Weiss, a Gartner analyst who covers Linux operating systems..."

  • Mandrake: Mandrake Linux 9.1 (Bamboo) for PPC is Available (Apr 11, 2003, 15:00)
    "This new release provides all Mandrake 9.1 features, including Apache 2, 'Zeroconf' network support and WiFi support..."

  • 1.0.3 Released (Apr 11, 2003, 14:00)
    A maintenance release of has been announced. Details, links within.

  • Business 2.0: Hacking the Xbox (Apr 11, 2003, 13:00)
    "What open-source enthusiasts can teach Microsoft about unlocking its full digital potential..."

  • Linux Journal: LinuxWorld Ireland 2003 (Apr 11, 2003, 11:00)
    "A mixed bag of messages at Ireland's premier Linux conference" in this report from LJ correspondent Paul Barry.

  • Help Net Security: A Quick Way to Secure a Linux System (Apr 11, 2003, 08:00)
    "The first step in securing your system is to determine what the function of that system is going to be..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, April 10, 2003 (Apr 11, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: Background Buddy v1.1, totem 0.95.1, XML Security Library 1.0.0rc1, GNOME Development Series Snapshot 2.3.0, and Gnomesu 0.3.1.

  • developerWorks: Metaclass Programming in Python (Apr 11, 2003, 04:00)
    "Most readers are already familiar with the concepts of object-oriented programming: inheritance, encapsulation, polymorphism. But the creation of objects of a given class, with certain parents, is usually thought of as a 'just so' operation. It turns out that a number of new programming constructs become either easier, or possible at all, when you can customize the process of object creation..."

  • KernelTrap: Interactivity Improvements Backported (Apr 11, 2003, 02:30)
    "By popular request, Con Kolivas has backported Ingo Molnar's earlier interactivity improvements to the 2.4.20 stable kernel..."

  • E7505 Boards Linux Reviewed (Apr 11, 2003, 01:00)
    "Not too far back, we took a look at our first Intel E7505 motherboard in the form of Iwill's DP533. Now it's time to examine a few other contenders in the race for Intel workstation supremacy. In this article we will throw the MSI E7505 Master-LS2 and the Supermicro X5DA8 into the mix..."