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Linux News for Sep 23, 2003

  • AP/Miami Herald: ReplayTV Inventors Aim at Living Rooms (Sep 23, 2003, 23:30)
    "The Roku HD1000 is based on an open Linux-based platform, which Wood hopes will encourage third-party developers to build applications for it..."

  • NewsForge: Why Does Sun Call It the 'Java Desktop'? (Sep 23, 2003, 22:00)
    "I had been so hoodwinked by the name that I assumed that either part of GNOME had been ported to Java or that the parts of GNOME they used on the desktop were somehow wrapped in Java..."

  • DesktopLinux: Computer Associates' Open Innovation Strategy takes Linux to Enterprise (Sep 23, 2003, 20:30)
    "Sam Greenblatt, SVP and Chief Architect, Linux Technology Group, says that his company has adopted an ecosystem that is in tune with the realities of migrating to Linux for customers and also keeps CA in step with the open source community to help develop future technologies..."

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: Analyst Firm Urges Caution on Sun's Linux Strategy (Sep 23, 2003, 19:00)
    "...Aberdeen Inc., cautions IT managers and decision makers about Sun's internal bias toward Solaris and the perception that Sun isn't serious about Linux..."

  • Red Hat Looks Beyond Linux (Sep 23, 2003, 17:30)
    "Red Hat plotted a new course for its future Tuesday as it declared plans to develop a full open-source architecture that integrates platform, infrastructure and management technologies..."

  • CNET: JBoss Joins Java Community Process (Sep 23, 2003, 16:00)
    "Open-source Java software company JBoss Group said on Monday that it will participate in the Sun Microsystems-controlled process that dictates the technical direction of Java software..."

  • Computerworld: Ford Explores Switch to Linux-based Servers (Sep 23, 2003, 14:30)
    Another follow-up story to last week's Ford using Linux story reveals that the U.S. automaker may be implementing Linux after all.

  • LinuxInsider: Open Source and the Yoke of Oppression (Sep 23, 2003, 13:00)
    "Microsoft and Sun are afraid of open source. However, we in the open-source community are liberating ourselves from the yoke of oppression. If people who support Microsoft would simply realize that, they might understand the open-source community better..."

  • DistroWatch: Source Mage and Onebase Linux (Sep 23, 2003, 11:30)
    "...[F]or a while now I've been curious about Sorcerer, and when I read about a new contender called Onebase Linux, I decided to take it for a spin too..."

  • Linux Exposed: Kerberos Security (Sep 23, 2003, 10:00)
    "In this article, we will begin with a discussion of potential attacks against your Kerberos authentication system, follow up with steps that should be taken to prevent these attacks, and finally examine Kerberos KDC logs..."

  • Python Community Server: Queue Management with Qmail (Sep 23, 2003, 08:30)
    "I am a big fan of qmail. I honestly think it's the best MTA around, even if it has a few issues. Well, what doesn't...?"

  • developerWorks: Boot Linux Faster (Sep 23, 2003, 07:00)
    "This article shows you how to improve the boot speed of your Linux system without compromising usability. Essentially, the technique involves understanding system services and their dependencies, and having them start up in parallel, rather than sequentially, when possible..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, September 22, 2003 (Sep 23, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: solfege 2.0.2 and Boolball 0.4.

  • Freshmeat: Lessons in Packaging Linux Applications (Sep 23, 2003, 04:00)
    "This article records our experiences with packaging an application for many distributions and shows areas in which packagers, Linux distributions, and developers can improve coordination for better and easier distribution..."

  • KernelTrap: HowTo Install Andrew Morton's -mm Kernel (Sep 23, 2003, 02:30)
    "Today we'll continue our patching efforts to upgrade to an even faster feeling and more stable kernel with Andrew Morton's -mm patchset..."

  • eWeek: Linux Security: Good Enough (Sep 23, 2003, 01:00)
    "Linux is fundamentally more secure than Windows. There, I've said it..."