Linux News for Jun 16, 2003
CNET News: HP Sets Up Separate Linux Unit (Jun 16, 2003, 23:00)
"Hewlett-Packard has broadened its Linux effort, establishing a
separate division to house its business interests in the
open-source operating system..."
IBM Comments on SCO, AIX Press Release (Jun 16, 2003, 22:42)
Breaking News: IBM has issued its own press
release regarding SCO's retraction of the AIX licenses. It's short,
sweet, and to the point: "IBM's Unix license is irrevocable,
perpetual and fully paid up..."
Tectonic: South Africa Approves OSS Strategy (Jun 16, 2003, 22:00)
"In her speech Fraser-Moleketi said [the South African]
Government is 'looking forward' the many benefits of open source
IT-Analysis: Linux in Europe (Jun 16, 2003, 21:00)
"Following the recent decision by the City of Munich to opt for
Linux on the desktop, it is worth taking stock of the progress of
Linux in government circles across Europe..."
LinuxPlanet: SuSE Delivers Business Desktop Linux (Jun 16, 2003, 20:00)
"SuSE has been planning their business around business-class
Linux servers for years so it should come as no surprise that when
they finally offer a Linux just for the desktop, SuSE Linux
Desktop, it comes targeted at enterprises. This is a desktop Linux
for CIOs, not individual users..."
SCO: SCO Officially Cuts Off AIX, Seeks Injunction (Jun 16, 2003, 19:30)
Breaking News: "The SCO Group (SCO) today
announced that it has terminated IBM's right to use or distribute
any software product that is a modification of or based on UNIX
System V source code..." Full press release within.
AP/Seattle Times: Intel, Linux Darken Power of Sun (Jun 16, 2003, 19:00)
"Sun is deep in identity crisis as its executives try to
reinvent the company. There's been loose talk of Sun as a possible
takeover target, and some analysts are wondering whether it will
ever return to the days of strong revenue growth and record
Reuters: SCO Shares Slump After IBM Lawsuit Deadline Passes (Jun 16, 2003, 18:42)
Breaking News: "Shares in SCO Group Inc. fell
as much as 10 percent on Monday after International Business
Machines Corp. did not respond to SCO's claims that the world's
largest computer company illegally used parts of its Unix
Forbes: The Limitations Of Linux (Jun 16, 2003, 18:00)
"... [O]ne might come away with the impression that Linux is an
elixir that solves myriad business problems, and that it is always
cheaper than alternatives. But like a lot of technologies before
it, Linux has, to some degree, been overhyped..."
Computerworld.NZ: SCO Not Disturbing AIX Users Yet (Jun 16, 2003, 17:00)
"The IT community is eagerly awaiting the latest chapter in the
SCO-IBM soap opera, but local AIX users appear unconcerned at the
prospect of IBM losing its Unix licence..."
The Inquirer: Linux Kernel Coder Puts SCO on Notice (Jun 16, 2003, 16:00)
"SCO, that pariah of the IT industry, has received what might
turn out to be legally damaging return fire from a Linux kernel
developer. An email presenting SCO with formal notice alleging
copyright infringement was sent to the firm this weekend..."
ZDNet: SCO CEO: Why We're Suing IBM (Jun 16, 2003, 15:00)
"McBride spoke with CNET News.com about the origins of the IBM
dispute, the side effects and what comes next..."
CNET News: SCO May Expand Linux Case Soon (Jun 16, 2003, 14:00)
"The SCO Group soon may open another front in its legal battle
against Linux by filing suit against a major hardware manufacturer
in North America, a company executive said..."
NewsFactor: Linux: Catalyst for Server Consolidation (Jun 16, 2003, 13:00)
'Linux on Intel is probably the optimal solution for server
consolidation,' said Ted Schadler of Forrester Research. 'It can
handle the workloads of Web servers, file and print, and database
storage,' he told NewsFactor..."
InfoWorld: JBoss Developers Meet in the Shadow of JavaOne (Jun 16, 2003, 11:30)
"Developers of the open source JBoss application server held
their own conference this Wednesday, literally in the shadow of Sun
Microsystems' JavaOne event in San Francisco..."
NewsForge: One-day Linux Project Brings Internet to Disadvantaged Miami Kids (Jun 16, 2003, 10:00)
"And now, thanks to volunteers from two Florida Linux user
groups and hardware donations from local businesses, Liberty City
Learning Center can add computer and Internet training to its
ILUG-CAL: A First Sight Review of Slackware 9.0 (Jun 16, 2003, 08:30)
"And all these questions can be answered in one word
--'Simplicity.' Perhaps that is the single most important factor
that makes people care and in turn make Slackware 9, one of the
standout distros of early 2003..."
Tux Reports: YALAX: Yet Another Look At Ximian (Jun 16, 2003, 07:00)
"When I first read about Ximian Desktop 2, also referred to as
XD2, I wondered if it was all that it was cracked up to be. Is
Ximian Desktop 2 a polished product or is it just hype...?"
GNUe Traffic #84 by Arturas Kriukovas and Peter Sullivan (Jun 16, 2003, 05:30)
Community Roundup: The latest news from the
Wine Traffic #174 by Brian Vincent (Jun 16, 2003, 05:30)
Community Roundup: The latest message traffic
for Wine development.
Release Digest: KDE, June 15, 2003 (Jun 16, 2003, 05:00)
This weekend's KDE apps: QuickRip 0.7, Gambas 0.58, and
Release Digest: GNOME, June 15, 2003 (Jun 16, 2003, 05:00)
This weekend's GNOME apps: gtranslator R 0.99, orbitcpp 1.3.6,
gedit-2.2.2, and Quark 2.2.