Linux News for Dec 22, 2003
Linux.com: Face-off: Fedora Core 1 Versus the Free Version of SuSE 9.0 (Dec 22, 2003, 23:30)
"With the imminent demise of the product known as Red Hat Linux,
many people are asking, 'Where do I go next?' For IT
decision-makers, the question couldn't come at a worse time..."
eWeek: SCO Financials Improve As IP Fights Heat Up (Dec 22, 2003, 21:00)
"Fourth-quarter revenue from Unix was $14 million, company
officials said. In addition, SCO CEO Darl McBride said the company
generated $10.3 million in revenue from its SCOsource licensing
initiative..." Includes coverage of today's SCO press
Marcello Tosatti: Linux 2.4.24-pre2 (Dec 22, 2003, 20:59)
Incremental changelog, links within.
Silicon.com: Desktop Linux--No Cost Savings, Says Barclays CTO (Dec 22, 2003, 20:30)
"Linux is not a viable desktop proposition for most large
organisations because the service issues surrounding it negate any
cost savings on licence fees, according to the CTO of one of the
largest IT operations in the world..."
SmartMoney: The Cat in the Red Hat (Dec 22, 2003, 19:00)
"The good news was just too juicy for Wall Street to keep under
LWN: SCO's Copyright Letter (Dec 22, 2003, 18:30)
"In this letter we are identifying a portion of our copyright
protected code that has been incorporated into Linux without our
authorization. Also, our copyright management information has been
removed from these files..."
ZDNet UK: EU Site Pushes Open-Source Education (Dec 22, 2003, 18:00)
"A new Web site reaffirms the European Union's interest in
promoting wider use of open-source software..."
ZDNet: Linux Desktop Split Threatens UserLinux (Dec 22, 2003, 17:00)
"A fledgling effort at creating a unified Linux distribution is
being threatened by a long-existing split in the Linux developer
world--namely, the divide between the two most popular graphical
user interfaces (GUIs), Gnome and KDE..."
Groklaw: Novell Registers UNIX System V Copyrights--Dueling Copyrights (Dec 22, 2003, 16:30)
"Now both the SCO Group and Novell have registered for UNIX
System V copyrights for the same code, although it appears that
Novell has a few that SCO does not..."
Boston Globe: Open-Source Battle is Heating Up (Dec 22, 2003, 16:00)
"The memo said, or seemed to say, that the entire state would
abandon the use of traditional computer software and replace them
with 'open-source' programs..."
Aftenposten: DVD-Jon Wins New Legal Victory (Dec 22, 2003, 15:00)
"Norway's most famous computer whiz got an early Christmas
present on Monday. An appeals court in Oslo upheld Jon Lech
Johansen's earlier acquittal on all counts of alleged copyright
New York Times: SCO Sends Second Warning Letter to Linux Users (Dec 22, 2003, 14:00)
"The new letters, signed by Ryan E. Tibbitts, SCO's general
counsel, name more than 65 programming files that 'have been copied
verbatim from our copyrighted Unix code base and contributed to
Linux...'" [Free registration required, alternate link
CNET News: Linux Catches On at Coal Power Plants (Dec 22, 2003, 13:00)
"RWE Innogy, a power company in the United Kingdom, has begun
moving systems that control its coal-fired power plants to
OSNews: Mini Interview with Ximian's Robert Love (Dec 22, 2003, 11:30)
"Robert Love, well known figure for his kernel hacking,
preemptive patch and his recent book, joined Ximian recently in an
effort to improve the Linux desktop experience via kernel
IT Managers Journal: Cut the Cord on Your Next Presentation (Dec 22, 2003, 10:00)
"I couldn't help thinking there must be a better way--and there
is. How about a presentation server...?"
LinuxHardware.org: AMD Opteron Reviewed Linux Style (Dec 22, 2003, 08:30)
"This review takes a look at the Opteron processor and how it
performs under Linux in 32-bit mode and even touches 64-bit on the
KernelTrap: Linux: O21 Interactivity Patch For 2.6 (Dec 22, 2003, 07:00)
"This follows O20.1 by three months, which at the time was
announced as the final interactivity patch..."
The Star: More Local Schools to get OpenOffice (Dec 22, 2003, 05:30)
"...[S]tudents of Britain's Wilmslow High School have burned 50
more OpenOffice 1.1 CDs for free distribution to Malaysian
Release Digest: GNOME, December 21, 2003 (Dec 22, 2003, 05:00)
This weekend's GNOME apps: GStreamer 0.7.3, MyNetMonitor 1.0.1,
and GST: a Generic Seismic Tool with GTK+.
Release Digest: Distributions, December 21, 2003 (Dec 22, 2003, 05:00)
This weekend's distributions: Source Mage 0.8, Aurox Linux 9.2,
Conectiva Linux 10 TP1, and Injector Linux 1.4.
Release Digest: General, December 21, 2003 (Dec 22, 2003, 05:00)
This weekend's general app: xine-lib 1-rc3.