Linux News for Mar 30, 2004
Tonight Live: The RIAA, They LIED! And Is That a Surprise to Anyone? (2004-03-30 23:00:44)
"The Linux Show has a child, Unhappy web host clients make
unhappy web host company, the word is out for the RIAA and it
STINKS, Microsoft's tap dances, Novell on the path, NASA has a
great month, a clueless pundit or two..."
Oakland Tribune: Open Source Software Plays Different Rules (2004-03-30 22:00:51)
"You can't make money giving stuff away for free..."
Trustix Secure Linux Advisories: tcpdump, libpcap, apache (2004-03-30 21:59:09)
Two security advisories from Trustix.
Novell Denies Rumors Of Qt Standardization (2004-03-30 21:00:39)
"Novell officials have refuted industry rumors that Novell will
standardize on the Qt development environment for its desktop
Gentoo Linux Advisories: oftpd, mc (2004-03-30 20:59:50)
Two security advisories from the Gentoo Project.
NewsForge: Fair Use, Or Not Fair? (2004-03-30 20:00:49)
"In one sense, we do what we do because we like free and open
source software. But in another, we do it because it makes money
for the company we work for. This is a business, not a
Computer Business Review: Microsoft Preparing to Release Code to Open Source (2004-03-30 19:00:59)
"After years of railing against open source, Microsoft Corp is
preparing to shift its stance by releasing code to the open source
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Expert Describes Samba in Action (2004-03-30 18:00:30)
Network administrators love Samba, but they want to hear more
about its practical applications, especially migrations from NT or
Windows desktops to Linux.
TheStreet: Linux Juggernaut Rolls On (2004-03-30 17:00:49)
"The glow around all-things Linux continued Monday with the two
major distributors of the open-source operating system rising well
ahead of the Nasdaq Composite's 1.7% gain..."
CXOtoday: China To Hoist Red Flag In Indian Linux Market (2004-03-30 16:30:54)
"Red Hat's monopolistic hold on the Indian market, which has
made the brand almost a synonym of sorts to the word 'Linux,' is
all set to change with the entrance of new flavors in the Open
BusinessWeek: Special Report: Linux Spreads Its Wings (2004-03-30 16:00:56)
BusinessWeek is carrying a special report with five articles
that focus on Linux in the embedded space and the enterprise, as
well as the obligatory look at the SCO lawsuit.
Mandrakesoft: Mandrakesoft Exits Bankruptcy (2004-03-30 15:30:47)
"The Commerce Court today accepted Mandrakesoft's exit plan from
'redressement judiciaire' (Chapter 11 like protection)..."
internetnews.com: SCO Wants to Split IBM/Linux Fight into Two (2004-03-30 15:00:57)
"Rather, SCO's new motion asks the court to spin off into a
separate trial several counterclaims IBM made in 2003 in its formal
response to SCO's suit..."
OpenOffice.org: OpenOffice.org 1.1.1 Released (2004-03-30 14:00:39)
"Although primarily a bug fix release, OpenOffice.org 1.1.1 does
contain some new features..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.5-rc3-mm1 (2004-03-30 13:55:15)
Changelog, link within.
IT Manager's Journal: Serve Up Your Next Presentation (2004-03-30 13:00:27)
"Wouldn't it be nice, at your next presentation, to let audience
members download your 'customized for this event' sales brochure,
contact information, and product spec sheets directly into their
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.5-rc3 (2004-03-30 12:59:16)
Changelog, links within.
Tom's Hardware Guide: Migrating from Windows to Linux, Part 1: Preparation (2004-03-30 11:30:18)
"Crashes, viruses and headaches. You have had it with Windows
and you want to switch to Linux. Where to begin? How do you save
your documents? Will my hardware work...?"
The Linux Box: The Little Desktop That Could (2004-03-30 10:00:36)
"Are you tired of bloated desktop environments with three
integrated text editors (none of which include your beloved
Kuro5hin: Switching from PHP to Zope/Python (2004-03-30 08:30:54)
"Recently I discovered Zope, and having understood its
principles I decided to abandon my years of PHP experience in
pursuit of a better way..."
Line56: Open Source and Portals (2004-03-30 07:00:26)
"Gluecode Enterprise Server 3.5 has better management,
integration functionality; analyst, customer see opportunity beyond
FedoraNews: Contributing Articles: Implementing OpenVPN (2004-03-30 05:30:11)
"The Open Source implementations of the IPSec protocol are nice
because they are able to interoperate with pretty much any other
IPSec-based VPN; being Open Source, they are also cheap..."
Release Digest: KDE, March 29, 2004 (2004-03-30 05:00:30)
Today's KDE apps: Six 0.5.1, K3b 0.11.9, Multi-Platform File
Manager 2.0b2, KXDocker 0.10, Konserve 0.10.3, KFreeRings 1.0beta2,
BasKet 0.4.0, SchafKopf 0.1, and KpovModeler 1.1.
DistroWatch: Distributions, March 29, 2004 (2004-03-30 05:00:00)
Today's distributions: Aurox Live 1.4.2 and Buffalo Linux
Flexbeta: Cobind Desktop: Review and Interview (2004-03-30 04:00:42)
"Cobind Desktop does look a lot similar to Fedora, but as we
will discover soon, it does differ in many areas..."
GeekSpeek: Open Source Heroes (2004-03-30 02:30:44)
"I was attending a LUG meeting the other night and happened into
an interesting conversation, a number of the members were
discussing who, in their opinion, was a true hero of the open
IT-Analysis: The GPL And The Legal Challenge To It (2004-03-30 01:00:38)
"The GPL is, as far as I can see, the most innovative adjustment
to copyright and IP contracts that has occurred for decades--maybe