Linux News for Sep 30, 2004
ComputerWeekly: Britannia Completes Three-Year £60m IT Project (2004-09-30 23:30:55)
"Britannia Building Society has completed a three-year
£60m project to replace its main IT systems..."
Linux Journal: Windows PCs vs. X Terminals: A Cost Comparison (2004-09-30 22:00:58)
"Here's what one university library found when they compared the
hardware and software costs..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: freenet6 (2004-09-30 21:59:25)
"Simon Josefsson noticed that the tspc.conf configuration file
in freenet6, a client to configure an IPv6 tunnel to freenet6.net,
is set world readable..."
CNET News: Upgrades, HR Costs Squeeze British Tech Budgets (2004-09-30 20:30:48)
"Windows upgrades and IT staffing costs remain the biggest
drains on British corporate IT budgets..."
Fedora Legacy Advisories: tcpdump, cadaver (2004-09-30 20:28:51)
Two security advisories from the Fedora Legacy Project.
InfoWorld: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 to Support Indian Languages (2004-09-30 19:00:53)
"Red Hat Inc.'s Enterprise Linux 4 products, scheduled for
release early next year, will support five Indian languages,
reflecting the growing importance of the Indian market..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Eclipse Foundation: 'Who’s the JBoss?' (2004-09-30 18:30:30)
"In this interview, Eclipse executive director Michael
Milinkovich talks about the current state of affairs in his
organization, as well as what the addition of JBoss means to
Eclipse and the open source community..."
vnunet.com: Microsoft Steps Up Linux Fight in Emerging Markets (2004-09-30 18:00:27)
"Redmond seeks market share in Asia Pacific, Russia and India
with cut-down XP..."
CIO Update: UNIX vs. Linux: A Vendor's Perspective (2004-09-30 17:30:02)
"A UNIX to Linux migration is a tricky question without a
definitive answer... even from the vendors promoting both..."
CNET News: Satan's Little Helper Drinks Diet Coke (2004-09-30 17:00:02)
"Michael Robertson--founder of MP3.com, Linspire and SIPphone,
which specializes in Internet telephony--has been embroiled in a
lot of controversies..."
BusinessWire: Red Hat Announces Stock Repurchase Program (2004-09-30 16:30:47)
"Red Hat, Inc... today announced that its Board of Directors has
authorized the repurchase of up to $100 million of the Company's
PUBPAT: At PUBPAT's Request, Patent Office Rejects Microsoft's FAT Patent (2004-09-30 16:00:38)
"In the reexamination proceeding initiated earlier this year by
the Public Patent Foundation... the United States Patent and
Trademark Office has rejected all of the claims of Microsoft's
patent on the FAT file system..."
Akkerman: Free Software Developer in Fatal Crash (2004-09-30 15:27:45)
According to Dutch media, an auto accident in France today
killed ne2000 developer Hans Bakker and injured developers Edwin
Hermans and Sebastian S. The car had just dropped off Richard
Stallman from the SANE Conference.
ZDNet UK: Desktop Linux: Novell Making Slow Progress (2004-09-30 15:15:41)
"Less than 30 percent of internal users have migrated to a Linux
desktop since March, Novell has admitted..."
internetnews.com: IBM's Blue Gene Claims Fastest Supercomputer (2004-09-30 14:30:12)
"IBM secured the top spot in the rankings for world's fastest
supercomputer as Blue Gene/L ran at a sustained speed of 36.01
teraflops, or trillions of calculations per second, this
Venezuelanalysis: Chavez Announces that Venezuelan State Will Switch to "Free Software" (2004-09-30 13:45:33)
"President Chavez announced yesterday that 'we are working on a
decree to establish in Venezuela, in an official and obligatory
manner, the support and adoption of free software in the public
CNET News: Red Hat Acquires AOL's Netscape Server Software (2004-09-30 13:00:57)
"In a move to add more open-source arrows to its quiver, Linux
seller Red Hat has acquired the Netscape server software products
of AOL Time Warner, the companies plan to announce Thursday..."
NewsForge: Xybernaut Tries on Linux for Flexible Fit (2004-09-30 12:15:54)
"Not that it was outgrowing its proprietary duds in the form of
Windows XP Embedded, but sometimes one needs to put on something
new to feel in touch with the latest fashion. So, Xybernaut is
donning Linux for its latest wearable computer product..."
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.9-rc3 (2004-09-30 11:31:17)
Changelog, links within.
dot.KDE: Interview with Scribus Team (2004-09-30 11:30:04)
"Curious about the Scribus team? We have an interview for you
originally conducted by the kind people of Golem.de just before the
Scribus 1.2 release..."
SitePoint: Run Your Own Spider (2004-09-30 10:00:19)
"Carlos had a great list of open source web crawlers that
included JSpider, a tool I have used for error checking on web
NewsForge: XML-based Print Publishing with DSSSL and OpenJade (2004-09-30 08:30:35)
"XML publishing has been thrown around as a catchphrase in the
industry quite a bit. What does it really mean...?"
KernelTrap: Running On Xbox (2004-09-30 08:30:11)
"Ed Schouten posted a small patch against 2.6.9-rc2, hoping to
merge support for Linux on Xbox into the mainline kernel..."
Linux Journal: OOo Off the Wall: Macros and Add-ons (2004-09-30 05:30:12)
"The OOo community has begun to release some macros and add-ons
to extend the functionality of the office suite..."
Release Digest: KDE, September 29, 2004 (2004-09-30 04:45:40)
Today's KDE apps: KLinkStatus 0.2.0; BasKet 0.4.0c &
0.5.0-beta1; and KMusicManager 1.0.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, September 29, 2004 (2004-09-30 04:45:20)
Today's GNOME apps: Evolution 2.0.1, New Screen Ruler for Gnome,
and Nautilus-Sendto 0.2-1.
DistroWatch: Distributions, September 29, 2004 (2004-09-30 04:45:00)
Today's distributions: CRUX 2.0 (PPC Edition), Gnoppix 0.8.1
Beta 4, SAM Mini Live Linux 1.0 Test, and Santa Fe Linux 1.0
Tuxs.org: A Review of BeatrIX Linux (2004-09-30 04:00:14)
"Beatrix Linux is a fairly new, small live CD distribution that
isn't listed on Distrowatch yet. I discovered it from an article on
eWeek: Thunderbird 0.8 Built for Speed (2004-09-30 02:30:10)
"The Mozilla organization has gotten a lot of attention for its
excellent Firefox Web browser, but the group's Thunderbird mail
client has grown into an application worthy of just as much
NewsForge: Closing the Legal Briefcase on Mambo vs. Furthermore Copyright Dispute (2004-09-30 01:45:48)
"Now it is time for the facts, and NewsForge can definitively
say that Connolly's legal claims against the Mambo community are
LinuxInsider: Accepting Open Source: A Challenge for Developers (2004-09-30 01:45:29)
"Open source technology promises cheaper software for users.
Yet, at the supply side, things might not be as promising..."
eWeek: Support Linux Standard Base (2004-09-30 01:00:18)
"LSB 2.0 represents the best chance to prevent Linux
The Register: Red Hat Hates Money, Which Makes It Better than Sun (2004-09-30 00:15:37)
"The reaction to our story on the failings of Red Hat's Michael
Tiemann's blog attack against Sun's President Jonathan Schwartz was
as to be expected..."