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Linux News for Apr 29, 2003

  • NewsFactor: Linux' New Best Friend: Microsoft Licensing 6.0 (Apr 29, 2003, 23:30)
    "Ultimately, Microsoft's best friend is corporate inertia. IT departments that want to ditch Microsoft will have to make a strong case to executives that replacement costs will be recouped in a timely manner..."

  • Tonight Live: Small Victories and Why We May Fail on The Linux Show (Apr 29, 2003, 22:00)
    "Tonight on the news: Judge: File-swapping tools are legal, Balmer: Linux? What Me Worry?, follow up to: "in search of Linux Laptops", DARPA Cancels Project funding, The Internet makes for strange bed fellows (will disney save us), and way way more..."

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: MySQL (Apr 29, 2003, 21:53)
    "Updated MySQL server packages fix both a double-free security vulnerability and a root exploit security vulnerability..."

  • ZDnet: IBM Spreads the Reach of Linux (Apr 29, 2003, 20:30)
    "IBM has added several new centers worldwide devoted to Linux specialties in energy, government and mainframes, part of its years-long effort to spread the operating system as widely as possible..."

  • OSNews: SuSE 8.2 Pro Vs Red Hat Linux 9 in Desktop Usage (Apr 29, 2003, 19:00)
    "This is a desktop comparison of Red Hat Linux 9 and SuSE 8.2 Professional Edition. We have used Red Hat Linux 8 for all our work since last fall, and installed version 9 as soon as it became available. However, we have not been fully content with Red Hat, so we gave SuSE 8.2 a try when it became available this month..."

  • Sun, IBM Forge High Performance Computing Units (Apr 29, 2003, 17:30)
    "[Sun executives] highlighted where they see areas of growth and expressed confidence that HPTC will thrive despite some evidence that low-level Linux clusters are eating away at the high-performance market..."

  • VNUNet: Penguin Cracks Windows Servers (Apr 29, 2003, 16:00)
    "The jury is no longer out on Linux. Oracle, Novell and even Microsoft have acknowledged the Penguin as suitable for the enterprise..."

  • CNET News: SuSE Touts New Telecom Ware, Top Execs (Apr 29, 2003, 14:30)
    "SuSE has introduced a new Linux operating system product geared for telecommunications companies, named several new executives and signed up an advertising agency to elevate the German company's profile..."

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: zlib (Apr 29, 2003, 14:27)
    "Updated zlib packages are now available which fix a buffer overflow vulnerability..."

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: pam, snort (Apr 29, 2003, 14:25)
    Two security advisories from Mandrake Linux.

  • Linux Journal: Inteview with Matthias Ettrich (Apr 29, 2003, 13:00)
    "Matthias Ettrich is the creator of the KDE desktop environment. [In this article], Aleksey Dolya interviews Matthias about the process of creating KDE and what he's up to these days..."

  • CIN: Mitsubishi's Latest Creation: A Linux-Powered Robot (Apr 29, 2003, 12:00)
    "Mitsubishi's new Linux-based robot walks, talks, and goes online. For a mere $14,250, you can take it home with you..."

  • CyberNautix: Why People Write Open Source Software (Apr 29, 2003, 11:00)
    "I frequently puzzle over how to explain why great programmers go to the trouble of creating fine software and then give it away. 'How could the software possibly be any good,' people reason, 'if they don't want to sell it...?'"

  • CNET/Forrester: Linux Questions and Answers (Apr 29, 2003, 10:00)
    "Linux will go mainstream in the data center in 2003. Why? Because the open-source operating system delivers Unix reliability at Intel prices and has strong support from vendors such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Oracle and SAP. But executives still wonder about the right Linux strategy..."

  • Linux and Main: A Linux Application That Isn't (Apr 29, 2003, 09:00)
    "Given the proliferation of Linux software (as any pass through SourceForge or the CDs in a modern Linux distribution demonstrates), it's surprising to find one application category for which there appears to be no entry, none at all..." [Link repaired. -ed.]

  • Textmaker for Linux Reviewed (Apr 29, 2003, 08:00)
    "SoftMaker is just a week or so away from the official release of the first component in their Office Suite, the word processor, TextMaker for Linux. reviews their latest beta release to determine how the product performs in real world use..."

  • ZDNet UK: Linux PDA Has Wi-Fi, Camera and Phone (Apr 29, 2003, 07:00)
    "Japanese firm PalmNet will soon launch a Linux-based PDA with built in mobile phone, digital camera and WLAN card..."

  • BargainPDA: Review: Jack the Uni-Psychle for Linux (Apr 29, 2003, 06:00)
    "Jack the Uni-Psychle is the first release from Discord Studios. It is a sideways scrolling platform game in the style of such classics as Sonic the Hedgehog and the Mario series, with cool music and rapid game play..."

  • Kernel Traffic #214 by Zack Brown (Apr 29, 2003, 05:00)
    Community Roundup: The latest message traffic from the Linux kernel mailing list.

  • KDE Developers' Conference 2003: Initial Announcement (Apr 29, 2003, 05:00)
    "The conference kicks off on Friday the 22nd of August and will take place at the Zamek ('Castle') in Nove Hrady in the southern part of the Czech Republic in Central Europe..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, April 28, 2003 (Apr 29, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: Terminal Server Client 0.106, Gringotts 1.2.7, Gnome Pilot 2.0.6, Gnome Pilot Conduits 2.0.6, gcalctool 4.2.83, and gnometab 0.7.4.

  • Release Digest: General, April 28, 2003 (Apr 29, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's general app: Open Webmail version 2.01.

  • ZDNet Australia: Get Apache 2 and PHP 4 Working Together in Windows (Apr 29, 2003, 04:00)
    "Installing Apache and PHP on Windows isn't easy, but it doesn't have to be a process of trial and error. Learn the tricks you'll need to get started with our guide..."

  • JavaWorld: A Do-It-Yourself Framework for Grid Computing (Apr 29, 2003, 03:00)
    "Large-scale grid computing frameworks can be successfully used to build computational grid infrastructures, but their sophistication can also be a barrier for software designers experimenting with entry-level grid computing..."

  • Mandrake.Tips: Successfully Making the Transition to GNU/Linux (Apr 29, 2003, 02:00)
    "If, after a lot of trouble with a setup that in the end only works partially--and that in an unexpected or undesired way--people turn away from GNU/linux, this is fully understandable..."

  • Stuff.NZ: Consider Open Source--SSC (Apr 29, 2003, 01:00)
    "State Services Commissioner Michael Wintringham has written to the heads of all government agencies, encouraging them to assess open source options when buying software..."

  • Help Net Security: EnGarde Secure Linux Community Edition Released (Apr 29, 2003, 00:00)
    "Guardian Digital announced the next generation of the award-winning EnGarde Secure Linux Community Edition..."