Linux News for Sep 01, 2004
Search400: Linux on i5 Courts Fans at U.S. Open (2004-09-01 23:30:08)
"As the first serve rocketed across the net at this week's U.S.
Open tennis tournament Monday, millions of Internet users tracked
the scores as if they were seated courtside..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Hardware Spending Hits Its Stride with Linux (2004-09-01 22:45:21)
"Confidence in the business climate is resulting in bigger IT
budgets for 2005, especially for hardware spending, which is driven
by the spread of Linux and open source software..."
Flexbeta: AbiWord vs. MS Word (2004-09-01 22:00:46)
"Which brings us to this review; is AbiWord a worthy MS Word
replacement? Or should users stick to the more expensive MS
Chronicle of Higher Education: Universities Unite, Create Own Open-Source Financial Software (2004-09-01 21:15:53)
"Frustrated with the high cost of commercial
financial-management software, Indiana University and the
University of Hawaii are leading an effort to build a free,
LinuxPlanet: Linspire Keeps Focus On Pre-Loaded PCs (2004-09-01 20:30:10)
"With $20 million from a Microsoft settlement in their pockets,
what does the often-hyped Linspire have in mind next? According to
CEO Michael Robertson, it's OEM time..."
CNET News: Sun Drafts Open-Source Blog Developer (2004-09-01 19:45:39)
"Sun Microsystems has hired the principal author of the
open-source Roller Weblogger software, a move that's part of an
attempt to build closer ties with developers and customers..."
LinuxDevices: Linux Now Top Choice of Embedded Developers (2004-09-01 19:00:06)
"The latest embedded market research data from Venture
Development Corp. shows that Linux is now firmly in first place as
the operating system of choice for smart gadgets and embedded
The Inquirer: Grumpy Linux Users Have Pop at ATI (2004-09-01 18:30:22)
"Over 11,000 users of the Linux OS have signed a petition in an
attempt to get ATI to support the software with its graphics
GNOME 2.8 Release Candidate 1 Announced (2004-09-01 18:00:15)
"Release Candidate 1 marks the start of our Hard Code Freeze, on
the way towards the final GNOME 2.8 release in a couple of
weeks..." Announcement within.
ZDNet UK: NHS--5000 Chances for Truth in the OS Wars (2004-09-01 17:30:32)
"The Health Service's 5000-seat Java Desktop deal is just the
start of a real-life test. Much is at stake..."
CXOtoday: Microsoft v/s Linux: Matrix Reloaded (2004-09-01 16:45:38)
"With SuSE Linux now officially hitting Indian shores, Microsoft
has another face in the enterprise space to contend with; or does
IT Week: IT Chiefs Want Jam Today (2004-09-01 16:00:44)
"Earlier this year, IT Week undertook research with sponsorship
from Microsoft, to find out about IT managers' server operating
system plans--desktops not included..."
CNET News: Sun Sales Tactic Targets Linux (2004-09-01 15:15:41)
"As part of an effort to fend off competition from low-cost
servers running Linux, Sun Microsystems will begin giving its
salespeople commissions on the non-Sun hardware that's bundled with
Groklaw: Patents--Why Free/Open Source Software Might Have Less to Fear than Non-Free Software (2004-09-01 14:30:28)
"Many believe that patents pose a large threat to Free/Open
Source Software. Although this may be true, Free Software is no
more concerned about, and actually might be less concerned about,
software patents than most other software developers..."
eWeek: SCO Posts $7.4 Million Loss (2004-09-01 13:45:27)
"The SCO Group, the beleaguered Unix company that's locked in an
intellectual property war with IBM over Linux and Unix, reported
another poor quarter Tuesday..." They've also capped their
legal fees, and set up protection against a hostile takeover.
Linux Journal: Programming Tools: eric3 (2004-09-01 13:00:02)
"The first article for this new monthly column looks at eric3, a
GUI-based IDE for Python..."
XMLMania: Open Source XML-Based Integration (2004-09-01 11:30:15)
"Orbeon is pleased to announce the release of Orbeon
Presentation Server and Orbeon Studio as open source software under
the LGPL license..."
NewsForge: Oklahoma Non-Profit Finds Open Source OK (2004-09-01 10:00:16)
"This article discusses how one agency, ROCMND Group Home in
Miami, Oklahoma, met that challenge through the use of open
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Symbolic Links (2004-09-01 08:30:42)
"This week the buzz in CLI Magic is all about symbolic links. As
you can tell from the name, symbolic links are not real links, and
their behavior reflects that..."
Hacking Linux Exposed: SSH Bouncing--How to Get Through Firewalls Easily (2004-09-01 07:00:00)
"Often you'll have firewalls or other network equipment that
doesn't allow direct SSH access to machines behind it. Using a bit
of trickery, you can get through without seemingly jumping through
developerWorks: Build Code With lex and yacc, Part 2 (2004-09-01 05:30:38)
"The second article of this two-part series explores more
advanced lex/yacc development and introduces basic troubleshooting
Release Digest: KDE, August 31, 2004 (2004-09-01 04:45:40)
Today's KDE apps: FSTabEditor 0.3, eSvn 0.6.0, KShutDown 0.3.0
Beta, Kariboo 0.3, KXDocker 0.23, QtiPlot 0.3.4, KDE Kontact 1.0,
and komposé 0.4.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, August 31, 2004 (2004-09-01 04:45:20)
Today's GNOME apps: gnopernicus 0.9.10 and Yelp 2.6.2.
DistroWatch: Distributions, August 31, 2004 (2004-09-01 04:45:00)
Today's distributions: Burapha Linux 5.4 and Mandrakelinux 10.1
Alpha for PPC.
ElectronicsWeekly: Linux Design Growing in UK, Says MontaVista (2004-09-01 04:00:54)
"MontaVista Software has opened a sales office in Bracknell as
it builds on what it sees as growing interest in embedded Linux
software design in the UK..."
KernelTrap: Reiser4 and VFS Issues (2004-09-01 02:30:31)
"Continuing the debate over the right way to go about
implementing some of the features found in the newly released
Reiser4, Hans Reiser asked Al Viro to clarify the issues he thinks
could arise from the current implementation..."
LinuxInsider: Time for a Court Ruling on the GPL? (2004-09-01 01:00:20)
"One reason is that, despite reports to the contrary, the facts
of this case do not turn on the GPL. Another reason, of more
interest to constitutional law scholars, is the lack of
eWeek: Linux Doesn't Make Sense for Desktops (2004-09-01 00:15:00)
"Longhorn's woes may open a door for Linuxâ€"a very tiny doorâ€"but Linux just isn't a good choice for desktops. Instead, desktop Linux proponents should wake up and switch to the Mac OS..."