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Linux News for Jul 10, 2003

  • ONLamp: The State of Open Source (Jul 10, 2003, 23:00)
    OScon: "Luminaries from the open source communities of Perl, Python, PHP, MySQL, Apache, and Linux each spoke for just under a half hour to present their take on the current state of their technology and where it is headed..."

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.75 (Jul 10, 2003, 22:44)
    "Ok. This is it. We (Andrew and me) are going to start a "pre-2.6" series, where getting patches in is going to be a lot harder. This is the last 2.5.x kernel, so take note." Changelog and links within.

  • eWeek: SCO vs. Linux: Show Me the Money (Jul 10, 2003, 22:00)
    OScon: "In a late afternoon panel discussion titled 'The IP Wars: SCO Versus Linux,' moderator Chris DiBona, vice president and founder of Damage Studios, said the topic essentially involves a 'SCO versus everybody else talk...'"

  • Wired: Linux Reconstructing Tree of Life (Jul 10, 2003, 21:00)
    "Scientists are now using [Linux cluster] Demeter to create 'The Tree of Life,' a collaborative project involving biologists from around the world..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Previewing Summer LinuxWorld (Jul 10, 2003, 20:00)
    "With only a month to go, preparations for LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco are still on-going, as Expo organizers are still processing vendors and seminars from start-up and major Linux-using customers. Dee-Ann LeBlanc interuppted their work for a few moments to get a preview of what this summer's show will be like..."

  • The Register: 3Dlabs Brings Wildcat III, 4 Cards to Linux (Jul 10, 2003, 19:00)
    "3Dlabs has posted Linux drivers for its Wildcat 4 and Wildcat III graphics cards, the company said today..."

  • Open Source Takes on Exchange (Jul 10, 2003, 18:00)
    " gained a sister organization and Microsoft gained another open source competitor Thursday with the coming out party for, an open source project developing groupware server software which competes with Microsoft's Exchange Server..."

  • CNETAsia: SCO Head Denies Plan to Meet Japan Linux Group (Jul 10, 2003, 17:00)
    Meanwhile, over in Tokyo... "[SCO Group CEO Darl McBride] denied reports that he had come to Japan specifically to meet members of the newly-formed Consumer Electronics Linux Forum..."

  • NewsForge: Ransom Love's Linuxworld 2000 Keynote Speech (Jul 10, 2003, 16:00)
    "In the question and answer session at the end of the keynote, 44 minutes into the recording, Love was asked about the possible conflict over Monterey and Linux IA-64..."

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: Torvalds Talks 2.6.0 and SCO (Jul 10, 2003, 14:30)
    "The main advantage of moving to OSDL is that I don't have to feel guilty when I'm spending [an] inordinate amount of time on Linux..."

  • The Independent: 'The Overall Feeling I Got from Linux as a Simple Desktop User was One of Freedom' (Jul 10, 2003, 13:00)
    Charles Arthur continues his examination of Linux, with some help from the community: "They also passed along many useful suggestions, which I'll round up here next week. In the meantime, though, as I've started the tale with woe, I thought I'd finish with triumph..."

  • Linux Journal: Linux Access in State and Local Government, Part IV (Jul 10, 2003, 11:30)
    "Behind the scenes of the open-source bills: smoke-filled rooms, naive optimism and on and off the record..."

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: Vendor Lock-In, Part 1 (Jul 10, 2003, 10:00)
    "In part one of a three-part series, experts explain what vendor lock-in is, describe how vendors lock in customers and discuss whether every proprietary product leads to lock-in..."

  • Information Security: Hitting the Sweet Spot (Jul 10, 2003, 08:30)
    "Cool new technologies are pushing honeypots closer to prime time. Honeypot guru Lance Spitzner gives us an advance look..."

  • Computerworld.NZ: Massey Christens Helix Supercomputer (Jul 10, 2003, 07:00)
    "That New Zealand got a supercomputer up and running in November, just weeks after the parts arrived in New Zealand, is testimony to the number eight wire mentality..."

  • Mandrake.Tips: Learning GNU/Linux (Jul 10, 2003, 05:30)
    "For those new to GNU/Linux and Free/Libre Open Source Software (OSS or FLOSS) and the associated communities, some explanations may be in order..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, July 7, 2003 (Jul 10, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: KLogWatch 1.5, KBear 3.0alpha1, krename 2.8.0, KDocWriter 0.2, Space Hulk 1.4.3, Karamba Replica 0.21, Kaffeine 0.3.2, and Filelight 0.5.

  • Release Digest: GNU, July 9, 2003 (Jul 10, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNU app: Gawk 3.1.3.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, July 9, 2003 (Jul 10, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME app: GNOME War Pad 0.2.8.

  • More Advanced Video Effects (Jul 10, 2003, 04:00)
    "I'll talk a little about the toolkits that I use as a base and then discuss how they get incorporated into the scripts that must created in order to actually use them..."

  • UnixReview: Instant Messaging Clients (Jul 10, 2003, 02:30)
    "Instant messaging (IM) is no longer strictly the playground of teenagers or friends and family looking to keep in touch across the networked world. It is rapidly becoming a serious tool for business as well..."

  • Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.22-pre4 (Jul 10, 2003, 01:01)
    Incremental changelog, links within.

  • ONLamp: The State of Just About Everything at OScon (Jul 10, 2003, 01:00)
    OScon: "The second day of the 2003 O'Reilly Open Source Convention featured a couple dozen tutorials and no less than six keynotes on the progress of major free software projects: Perl, Python, PHP, MySQL, Apache, and Linux..."

  • Forbes: Tech Spending's Probable Benefactors (Jul 10, 2003, 00:00)
    "Goldman Sachs' technology spending survey, released today, says that IT spending will accelerate in the second half of 2003 and that IT budgets will finally expand in 2004, by 3.5%..." And some Linux vendors will get a piece of this expanding pie.