Linux News for Apr 18, 2003
Release Digest: GNOME, April 18, 2003 (2003-04-18 23:30:43)
Today's GNOME apps: Apolos v0.1.1 and gtk-doc-1.1.
Release Digest: KDE, April 18, 2003 (2003-04-18 23:30:30)
Today's KDE apps: Qtmame 2.0.4, mplayerplug-in 0.71, KFanI8K
0.2, Kile 1.5, KdeGift 0.7, Konvertwizard 0.1.3, QuickRip 0.5, and
Enterprise Systems: IBM Touts Linux-on-zSeries Grids (2003-04-18 22:00:22)
""Big Blue has had some success selling mainframe hardware in
support of grid computing applications--most notably, to the
University of Florida--and, analysts say, is apparently positioning
z800 and z900 mainframe hardware for use in specialized grid
BargainPDA: Sharp Zaurus SL-5600 Review (2003-04-18 20:30:33)
"Sharp calls these devices Personal Mobile Tools, and if it were
up to me I'd call the Zaurus, say, an 'Ultra-Light Computer,' but
I'll use the term PDA here..."
The Register: HP Cements the Bastille (2003-04-18 19:00:26)
"HP has applied the open source work done on Bastille Linux to
its own OS to help improve the security settings on HP-UX
The Oregonian: Stiff Opposition Derails Open-Source Measure (2003-04-18 17:30:17)
"The software industry is slamming the door on a push for Oregon
government agencies to use open-source software--computer programs
that don't carry recurring fees or usage restrictions..."
[Story repaired. -ed.]
Slackware Linux Advisory: kde (2003-04-18 17:25:11)
"New KDE 3.1.1a packages are available for Slackware 9.0 which
fix a security problem with the handling of PS and PDF
MozillaZine: IBPhoenix Calls For More Focussed and Courteous Protest Campaign (2003-04-18 16:00:43)
"IBPhoenix, the FirebirdSQL Foundation sponsor who yesterday
called for a mass forum posting and emailing campaign in opposition
of Phoenix's renaming to Firebird, have reconsidered the scale of
The Register: MS Legal Threat Derails Foxpro on Linux Demo (2003-04-18 14:30:59)
"Microsoft has enraged the developer community after a Redmond
executive last week threatened a software developer to prevent him
from demonstrating a Microsoft application running on Linux..."
OSNews: Why Linux Still Gives Me Grief (2003-04-18 11:30:58)
"Since then I have been trying, really really trying to get my
system working fully. But time and again I'm coming up against the
same brick wall of (un)usability, computer esotericism and down
osOpinion: Tech Solutions in Search of a Problem (2003-04-18 10:00:25)
"At best, the Linux antivirus hawkers are jumping the
gun--trying to capture a market that isn't quite there yet. At
worst, they're advancing a cynical ploy to separate Linux newbies
from their cash for something they couldn't possibly need..."
LinuxDevices: Temporal Inventory and Real-Time Synchronization in RTLinux (2003-04-18 08:30:58)
"In this 22-page technical whitepaper, RTLinux originator Victor
Yodaiken gives an overview of synchronization methods for
real-time, with special attention to the RTCore (RTLinux) real-time
Community: Upcoming Events
Open Source in the Enterprise Conference, May 7, 2003 - London,
Release Digest: KDE, April 17, 2003 (2003-04-18 05:00:30)
Today's KDE apps: Qfsm 0.41, KPasswords 0.1.0, CalcChecksum 1.3
and KTagIt 0.6.
Release Digest: GNOME, April 17, 2003 (2003-04-18 05:00:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Evolution 1.3.2 Preview Release, Hardware
Monitor 0.4, and XML Security Library 1.0.0.
Alan Cox: Linux 2.5.67-ac2 (2003-04-18 04:08:14)
Changelog, link within.
Kernel Traffic #213 by Zack Brown (2003-04-18 03:00:51)
Community Roundup: The latest message traffic
from the Linux kernel mailing list.
LinuxHardware.org: Intel's Jump to 800MHz FSB: The Linux Side (2003-04-18 01:00:59)
"In this article, we run it through the Linux compatibility
gambit and then take a look at this new processor's performance
verses Intel's previous leader and AMD's Athlon XP 3000+..."