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Linux News for Sep 30, 2003

  • Tonight Live: Happy Birthday Linux Today and Microsoft Throws a "Hissy Fit" (Sep 30, 2003, 23:00)
    "Microsoft Gets pissed off at Lindows again (refunds made easy), Former Caldera CEO Ransom Love pans SCO CEOs tactics, Sharps goal for the Zaurus to concur the world, and way more..."

  • New Zealand Herald: BGH Opts for Linux and Thin Clients (Sep 30, 2003, 22:00)
    "Mt Maunganui-based BGH Group has avoided paying for operating system and office productivity software in its move from 'dumb terminals' to a 'thin client' PC network..."

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: Experts: Forget the FUD About Linux Scalability (Sep 30, 2003, 21:00)
    "Unscrupulous competitors have convinced many businesses that Linux comes up short on scalability, according to's resident Linux experts. In this interview, they set the record straight and offer straight talk about the 2.6 Linux kernel's scalability prowess..."

  • Conectiva Linux Advisory: proftpd (Sep 30, 2003, 20:58)
    "ISS X-Force has discovered a vulnerability[1] in the way proftpd (versions >= 1.2.7) handles incoming ASCII file transfers..."

  • The Register: BSA Imagines Open Source Policy, Attacks (Sep 30, 2003, 20:00)
    "...[W]hen the BSA mounts an attack on a software purchasing policy that doesn't quite exist yet, and quite possibly won't exist, one begins to wonder who's driving the 'voice of the world's commercial software industry...'"

  • eWeek: JBoss Group Expands Into Europe (Sep 30, 2003, 19:00)
    "JBoss Group LLC, maker of a popular open-source application server, Monday announced its expansion into Europe, with European headquarters in Switzerland..."

  • Linux Journal: Fedora and Red Hat to Merge (Sep 30, 2003, 18:00)
    "The main reason for the Red Hat/Fedora merger is straight-forward: Red Hat is a for-profit company, not a charity..." An analysis of the recent move of Red Hat Linux to the Fedora Project.

  • LinuxPlanet: Massachusetts' Bold Steps To Open Source (Sep 30, 2003, 17:00)
    "Late last week, it was announced that the Massachusetts Department of Administration and Finance has taken the bold step of pursuing Open Standards and Open Source Software for that Commonwealth, whenever and wherever possible. Such a step is certainly within the purview of the government agency, but how did such a bold move come to pass...?"

  • Computer Business Review: UN Summit Tones Down Open-Source Stance (Sep 30, 2003, 16:00)
    "International governments have toned down their proposed endorsement of open-source software models, following lobbying by businesses at a preparatory meeting of the World Summit on the Information Society..."

  • NewsForge: What Sun Needs To Do Now to Survive (Sep 30, 2003, 15:00)
    "Yesterday's news about Sun Microsystems' huge net loss of $1.04 billion in its fiscal Q4--and more of the same expected for this current quarter--puts squarely on the table some serious business issues that the company needs to address now if it intends to survive..."

  • Red Hat Linux Advisories: OpenSSL (Sep 30, 2003, 14:56)
    Two security advisories covering different architectures from Red Hat Inc.

  • Responds to Microsoft's Takedown Notice of (Sep 30, 2003, 14:00)
    Michael Robertson sends a note back to Microsoft's Bill Gates regarding the recent request to takedown the Web site and issues a press release with the full contents of the letter within.

  • SUSE Gets New Name, Logo Prior to New Product Release (Sep 30, 2003, 13:00)
    SUSE LINUX, formerly known as SuSE Linux, has changed its name and corporate logo in advance of the Oct. 24 release of its next product offering, SUSE LINUX 9.0.

  • Linux Journal: Helping Broadcast Radio with Linux (Sep 30, 2003, 12:00)
    "After writing about the POS systems last week, I started going through my list of other past lives... This got me thinking about broadcast radio, or more accurately, what Linux could do for broadcast radio..."

  • LinuxEmu: Interview with Niels Wagenaar (Sep 30, 2003, 11:30)
    "If I had to make a top list covering the 5 most important people in the Linux-emulation scene, Niels Wagenaar would absolutely be one of them..."

  • NewsForge: Open Asia: Open Source in Laos and Malaysia (Sep 30, 2003, 10:00)
    "We continue our country-by-country survey of the availability of open source software across Asian countries with a look at developments in Laos and Malaysia..."

  • Byte and Switch: Breakthrough Ships iSCSI Linux Driver (Sep 30, 2003, 08:30)
    "Breakthrough Systems, Inc... today announced the availability of Embedded Linux Target Mode Drivers for the QLogic ISP4010 iSCSI Storage Controller..."

  • DVD Burning with Lite-On's LDW-401S (Sep 30, 2003, 07:00)
    "We've reviewed several CD-RW drives in the past and now it's time to move on to the latest in optical writing technology..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, September 29, 2003 (Sep 30, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: gramps 0.9.4 and gtkmm 2.2.8.

  • IT-Director: Linux--The Openwave Alternative (Sep 30, 2003, 04:00)
    "When you're a mobile user, operating systems don't matter... So why are there suddenly several important players talking about their plans for mobile open source Unix, Linux...?"

  • TechNewsWorld: Time To Rethink Thailand's Open Source Motives (Sep 30, 2003, 02:30)
    "When a project splits in two, this is what's called a fork. People who have been around for long enough, like myself, remember Unix. By and large, Linux is Unix (but do not ask SCO), in the same way that Xenix is Unix. So is Minix, Irix, Mach, Solaris and a dozen more that have fallen by the wayside..."

  • O'Reilly: Porting Linux to the iPod (Sep 30, 2003, 01:00)
    "Just as the name Linux on iPod suggests, now you can have Linux running on your iPod. With Linux on iPod, you can play (to a limited degree, as of this writing) MP3 and Ogg files under Linux on your iPod..."