Linux News for Mar 01, 2004
NewsForge: Toward a New Kind of 'Linux Distribution' (2004-03-01 23:00:36)
"There's no denying that 'Linux distributions' have played a
central role--arguably the central role--in the evolution of Linux
from hobby project to mainstream technology..."
LinuxPlanet: VERITAS Continues Linux Push (2004-03-01 22:00:01)
"At the January LinuxWorld Expo 2004, VERITAS made a number of
announcements that demonstrate this company's commitment to the
Linux space, and the new products have kept coming steadily since
Groklaw: Canopy, Novell, Sun, Caldera, IBM and Microsoft--The DR-DOS Gang's All Here (2004-03-01 21:00:35)
"One of the items IBM asked SCO for in discovery was documents
related to the Caldera v. Microsoft case, at least the discovery
requests and responses in the case, and SCO answered that they
didn't have them, that Canopy had destroyed them..."
LinuxInsider: SCO Director of Public Relations Blake Stowell Speaks Out (2004-03-01 20:30:14)
"'The fact that developers around the world can collaborate on
projects together to create something for the general good of
society is an incredible thing,' SCO's Blake Stowell told
Responses to ESR's "Luxury of Ignorance" (2004-03-01 20:00:35)
A member of the Iraqi LUG has his comments on Eric Raymond's
rant on user interfaces, while ESR himself has posted a follow-up
article to his original piece. Links within.
Asia Computer Weekly: Novell Ready for Bite of China’s Linux Market (2004-03-01 19:00:44)
"Novell is set to make inroads into China's Linux market this
year, after partnership talks with major Chinese Linux vendor
RedFlag and the unveiling of its Linux products..."
eWeek: Microsoft Hints of Future Programs to Stave Off Linux Overseas (2004-03-01 18:00:44)
"Redmond is focused on finding the right price point and feature
set for its products in developing countries, says its platform
Gentoo.org: Gentoo Linux 2004.0 Released (2004-03-01 17:20:56)
"Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the release of Gentoo Linux
2004.0 for the x86, AMD64, PowerPC, Sun SPARC, and SGI MIPS
OpenEnterpriseTrends: World Bank Report Offers Open Source Insights (2004-03-01 17:00:20)
"The World Bank recently issued a report on Open Source
software, providing international agencies and governments some
instructive guidelines on the its use of Open Source..."
INQ7: MS-Open Source Hostilities Muddled: META Group (2004-03-01 16:00:21)
"...Microsoft Inc. for its part, has kept its firm stance that
it does not consider the open source community--particularly
advocates of Linux--as competitors..."
Groklaw: SCO Backs Off in Germany - Out-of-Court Settlement with Univention Reported (2004-03-01 15:30:18)
"There are four things they have agreed not to say in Germany,
on pain of a fine of €10,000 euros per offense -- that's about
$12,500 USD -- and one thing they can't say unless they present
proof within a month of the settlement date..."
Developers Ignore SCO, Houston ISP Pays the SCO Piper (2004-03-01 15:00:59)
"More than 90% of Linux developers don't believe the SCO/Linux
lawsuit has any merit, according to the Spring 2004 Linux
Development Survey from Evans Data Corporation..." Meanwhile, a new
press release announced today that at least one ISP is buying into
the SCO license. Link, release within.
LinuxWorld: "Commercial Software Will Have to Embrace Open Source--Or It Won't Exist..." (2004-03-01 14:00:48)
"A group of Linux luminaries considered what lies ahead in the
next couple of years for Linux and Open Source..."
LinuxInsider: Growing Demand for Linux Skills Puts Some High-Tech Job Hunters to Work (2004-03-01 13:00:55)
"Jay Cuthrell, chief technology officer at NeoNova... said that
he generally looks for Linux experience when reviewing potential
Express Computer India: Ten Lessons From a Goan Classroom (2004-03-01 11:30:46)
"There was a time when Goa schools didn't have computer labs,
the government had no plans for giving PCs to students, and there
were still doubts whether IT had any role to play in
LinuxElectrons: Intel Hyper-Threading on Linux: Fact or Myth (2004-03-01 10:00:18)
"ByteEnable explains Hyper-Threading, runs some benchmarks and
shows you how to get the most out of a Intel Pentium 4 HT enabled
MozillaQuest: How to Use GIMP: #3--Framing Photos and Images (2004-03-01 08:30:52)
"In today's hands-on tutorial, you will learn how to apply The
GIMP's powerful layer and pattern tools to put a frame or border
around a digital photo or digital image by editing a photograph in
our digital darkroom..."
OSNews: Review: theKompany Black Adder Python IDE (2004-03-01 07:00:57)
"Black Adder is theKompany's Python IDE. However, this simple
answer, while accurate, does not do Black Adder justice..."
Overclockers Club: How-to Dual Boot Windows XP and Fedora or Red Hat Linux (2004-03-01 05:30:17)
"So I thought I'd put together a little 'how-to' on installing
Red Hat/Fedora on a system that already has Windows XP on
Release Digest: KDE, February 29, 2004 (2004-03-01 05:00:40)
This leap year weekend's KDE apps: KXDocker 0.3 C, gambas 0.90,
KMyMoney 0.6rc3, KolourPaint 1.0, KNetworkConf 0.5, KRename 2.9.2,
Score Reading Trainer 0.1.1, amaroK 0.9-beta3, Kbioritmi 0.5,
amaroKky 0.1beta1, kwatch 2.3.2, and KWlanInfo 0.8.1.
Release Digest: GNU, February 29, 2004 (2004-03-01 05:00:20)
This leap year weekend's GNU apps: GNU Libidn 0.4.0 alpha and
Release Digest: GNOME, February 29, 2004 (2004-03-01 05:00:00)
This leap year weekend's GNOME apps: Rhythmbox 0.6.6 and 0.6.7;
and Muine 0.5.0.
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.4-rc1-mm1 (2004-03-01 02:09:17)
Changelog, link within.
XFree86.org: XFree86 4.4 Released (2004-03-01 00:30:58)
"The current XFree86 release is version 4.4.0 which was released
on 29 February 2004..."