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Linux News for Dec 31, 2003

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: proftpd (Dec 31, 2003, 20:05)
    "A vulnerability was discovered by X-Force Research at ISS in ProFTPD's handling of ASCII translation..."

  • LinuxPlanet: The Voice of Groklaw (Dec 31, 2003, 15:30)
    "One of the few positive things to come out of the current legal battle that The SCO Group is waging towards IBM, Red Hat, and seemingly all things Linux is the growth of a new Web site that provides detailed legal analysis and information surrounding the lawsuits. Groklaw's Pamela Jones sits down for a special year-end interview with LinuxPlanet..."

  • eWeek: Vaughan-Nichols Wraps Up the Old Year (Dec 31, 2003, 14:39)
    Two recent columns from Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols recap the year gone by for Linux and take a look ahead at the future of Linux on the desktop.

  • AP/Globe and Mail: Israel Stops Buying Microsoft Software (Dec 31, 2003, 14:36)
    "In an apparent showdown over price, Israel's government has suspended purchases of Microsoft productivity software and is encouraging the development of an open source alternative..."

  • UNIX Guru Opines SCO/Kernel Mess, Torvalds Begs to Differ (Dec 31, 2003, 14:30)
    Unix and BSD guru Kirk McKusick has given his opinion on the alleged code violations in the ABI sections of the Linux kernel to NewsForge. But Groklaw has a follow-up piece that queried Linus Torvalds directly and corrects some of McKusick's assumptions.

  • Marcello Tosatti: Linux 2.4.24-pre3 (Dec 31, 2003, 14:05)
    Incremental changelog, links within.

  • Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.1-rc1-mm1 (Dec 31, 2003, 14:03)
    Changelog, link within.

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.1-rc1 (Dec 31, 2003, 13:57)
    Changelog, links within.

  • The Inquirer: The IT Industry is Shifting Away from Microsoft (Dec 31, 2003, 03:40)
    "In the beginning there was Microsoft. Then it exploded..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Novell Plans GUI For '04 (Dec 31, 2003, 03:37)
    "Novell is planning new Linux products for 2004, now that its Nterprise Linux Services 1.0 product is out the door. The second edition of Linux Services will feature a graphical user interface, in addition to the command line interface in 1.0. More on this, and other upcoming developments from the new player in the Linux arena in this report..."

  • osViews: Where is My "Made for Linux" Computer System? (Dec 31, 2003, 03:36)
    "Put quite simply, Apple computers generally just work with a minimum of hassle compared to most other computers. Isn't this what most Linux users want also...?"

  • Financial Express: DOEACC Drops Microsoft From Syllabus, Ushers In Open Source (Dec 31, 2003, 03:33)
    "In what could hit Microsoft's interest in Indian market, the government owned non-formal software education outfit DOEACC has silently modified its syllabus dropping subjects on Microsoft technologies and increasing focus on open operating systems such as Linux..."

  • eWeek: Ximian Takes Evolutionary Step Forward (Dec 31, 2003, 03:28)
    "This month's release of Evolution 1.5 provides an early look at what's set to change when Ximian Inc.'s popular e-mail and calendar application for Linux reaches its major Version 2.0 update in March..."