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Linux News for Oct 29, 2003

  • The Register: Sharp Preps Upgraded, Rugged Linux PDA (Oct 29, 2003, 23:30)
    "Sharp is preparing an updated version of its Zaurus SL series of Linux-based PDAs that boasts a larger screen that previous models and integrated wireless networking..."

  • InfoWorld: SuSE Linux Eyes Middleware Service Market (Oct 29, 2003, 22:00)
    "In a move that could help enterprises more easily expand their use of open source software beyond the Linux operating system, SuSE Linux AG is proposing a new service program for middleware products based on open code..."

  • Line56: Oracle's Big Linux Bet (Oct 29, 2003, 20:30)
    "Witnessing the proliferation of Linux around the world, high-tech giant Oracle has been providing free support for the open-source operating system that runs its e-business software..."

  • Red Hat 3 Feels at Home in Oracle's Database (Oct 29, 2003, 19:00)
    "Oracle continued its commitment to Linux and one of the open-source operating system's leading purveyors when it announced that its database has been optimized for Red Hat's latest platform, Enterprise Linux 3..."

  • CNET News: Red Hat Waits for New Linux Kernel to Pop (Oct 29, 2003, 18:00)
    "An updated version of the heart of Linux is expected soon, but it could be more than a year before the operating system's top seller includes it in its corporate product..."

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: Torvalds: Test Kernel Crucial for Proactive Enterprises (Oct 29, 2003, 17:00)
    "Torvalds explains what kind of insight he hopes to gain from enterprises that install test9 and reveals a tentative release date for the kernel..."

  • Groklaw: Lawyers React to Latest SCO Maneuvers (Oct 29, 2003, 16:00)
    One article from Groklaw details legal reactions to SCO's recent attacks on the GPL while another gives an interesting theory as to what SCO may really be after with these attacks: "...that SCO is trying to get the judge to declare all works released under the GPL for the last 3 years put into the public domain..."

  • InfoWorld: SCO: IBM Cannot Enforce GPL (Oct 29, 2003, 14:30)
    An additional piece of information from Friday's SCO court filing has been confirmed: "Free Software Foundation is the only entity that can enforce the GPL, SCO officials say..."

  • KernelTrap: Journaling Filesystem Shootout (Oct 29, 2003, 11:00)
    "Mike Benoit recently posted a link to results from his new and improved file system shootout, using better hardware and running more tests..."

  • ZDNet UK: ARM Backs Linux for Consumer Devices (Oct 29, 2003, 09:00)
    "The chip designer is joining with major consumer electronics manufacturers to tailor open-source software for running non-PC devices..."

  • developerWorks: Create Web Applets with Mozilla and XML (Oct 29, 2003, 07:00)
    "To go beyond simple HTML, historically the only options have been to use Java technology or plug-ins. Now, you have a new way--write and display applications natively in XML. The Mozilla platform provides such a mechanism..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, October 28, 2003 (Oct 29, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: KKBSwitch 1.3, KDar 0.2.1, Filelight 0.6.3, and K3b 0.10.1.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, October 28, 2003 (Oct 29, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME app: gLabels 1.92.1.

  • Minnesota Daily: U-spawned Technology Start-up Flourishes (Oct 29, 2003, 04:00)
    "When tech start-up Sistina Software hired Ben Marzinski six years ago, the University computer science sophomore was spending so many late hours studying in the school's computer labs that janitors knew him by his first name..."

  • TechCentral: RM140m Mavcap Boost for Open Source (Oct 29, 2003, 02:30)
    "Malaysian Venture Capital Management Bhd (Mavcap) would be allocating RM70mil to RM140mil [US$18.4-US$36.9 million] over the next two years to an Open Source Software (OSS) initiative..."

  • PC Plus: Linux Trials (Oct 29, 2003, 01:00)
    "As Linux continues its apparently unstoppable march over the server and desktop market, more and more people are writing to PC Plus asking why we don't try hardware out on Linux for compatibility checks..." A look into the editorial decision making of one magazine on reviewing Linux software.