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Linux News for Jan 31, 2005

  • NewsFactor: Sun Releases Open Source Details--Now What? (Jan 31, 2005, 23:30)
    "But will the Linux community bite? Does open source Solaris have the mind share potential to tempt enough Linux developers to start dabbling in its code and possibly realign in Sun's direction...?"

  • LinuxPlanet: Connecting To A Wireless LAN With Linux, Part 1 (Jan 31, 2005, 22:00)
    "Wireless hardware for Linux is a moving target. The wireless network adapter that worked fine with Linux yesterday may be released with an unsupported radio chipset today, and with no indication of the change. So buyer beware--always confirm the chipset before you buy..."

  • New York Times: Steal This Show (Jan 31, 2005, 20:30)
    "Isaac Richards didn't think of himself as a rebel, or a shock to the well-lubricated system of the television industry. He was merely unhappy with the cable box provided by his local operator..." [Free registration required, alternate link provided. -ed.]

  • CNET News: TiVo Seeks New Ideas from Developers (Jan 31, 2005, 19:00)
    "Digital-video recorder company TiVo plans to announce Monday the release of a software development kit that lets third-party application makers add new features to TiVo's DVR service..."

  • Linux Journal: Linux in Government: Another Look at Linux in the MS Infrastructure (Jan 31, 2005, 17:30)
    "Considering the capabilities of Samba 3 and what they could mean for your workplace network..."

  • Groklaw: EU Patent News--Gates Visiting EU Parliament, Denmark Throws Some Helpful Tacks On Road (Jan 31, 2005, 16:45)
    "Two Groklaw readers in Denmark say it's in the papers there that Denmark is joining Poland in trying to slow the vote down long enough for a restart, hopefully. That's the good news..."

  • LinuxWorld Australia: NetWare-Linux Combo Wins Approval (Jan 31, 2005, 16:00)
    "IT professionals are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Novell's next-generation operating system, which combines its legacy NetWare with Linux..."

  • Red Herring: The Hundred-Buck PC (Jan 31, 2005, 15:15)
    "The low-cost computer will have a 14-inch color screen, AMD chips, and will run Linux software..."

  • CNET News: MySQL Worm Halted (Jan 31, 2005, 14:30)
    "More than 8,000 Windows computers running the MySQL database were probably infected with the worm program, referred to as the MySQL bot worm or by the name of the executable file, SpoolCLL..."

  • AP/Lexington Herald-Leader: Activists Urge Free Open-Source Software (Jan 31, 2005, 13:45)
    "Activists at a leftist gathering where Microsoft is viewed as a corporate bogeyman urged developing nations Saturday to leap into the information age with free open-source software..."

  • Linux Security is a 'Myth,' Claims Microsoft (Jan 31, 2005, 13:00)
    "A senior Microsoft executive, speaking exclusively to, has dismissed Linux's reputation as a secure platform as a 'myth,' claiming that the open source development process creates fundamental security problems..."

  • Some Linux Apps Are Small Wonders (Jan 31, 2005, 12:15)
    "...[T]he heavyweights of the open source world cast a long shadow over a host of much smaller, lesser-known apps that may do just what you need..."

  • OSNews: A Week in the Life of an Arch Linux Newbie (Jan 31, 2005, 11:30)
    "Serial installers are a common phenomenon within the Linux community, but I say to you all, alas, I am cured!!! So, what makes Arch Linux all that...?"

  • dot.KDE: The Big Kolab Kontact Interview--Part I (Jan 31, 2005, 10:00)
    "KDE Dot News recently spoke with some prominent people from the Kontact and Kolab projects..."

  • Enterprise IT Planet: Tux Can Give Windows a Helping Hand with Knoppix (Jan 31, 2005, 08:30)
    "As you faithful Enterprise Networking Planet readers know, Knoppix is a great all-purpose rescue CD for both Linux and Windows..."

  • Installing Xfce 4.2 (Jan 31, 2005, 07:00)
    "In this article I will walk you through installing Xfce 4.2 on a Ubuntu Warty Warthog system..."

  • ONLamp: Finding Linux-able Hardware Information (Jan 31, 2005, 05:30)
    "First of all, I follow, which posts news and article links related to Linux hardware..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, January 30, 2005 (Jan 31, 2005, 04:45)
    This weekend's KDE apps: Quanta Gold 3.6, KMediaFactory 0.1.0, Hydrogen 0.9.1, KMidiTracker 0.5.7, Klusters 1.6.1, Skype, QtSwaret 0.1.1, KDigest 0.3, KNetLoad 2.3 & 20050120, StarClock 0.3, KDocker 1.2, KMusicManager 1.1, Kuroo 0.53.0, eric3 3.6.1, Uplisting (Script for amaroK) 0.3, kdetv 0.8.5, amrock 1.0, Smb4K 0.5.1, iList 0.4.0, and kmhtConvert 0.6.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, January 30, 2005 (Jan 31, 2005, 04:45)
    This weekend's GNOME apps: Timer Applet 0.4, pyregexp 0.1, ROX-Filer 2.2.0, Tux Commander 0.5.64, mcatalog 0.1, GNOME Translate 0.99, Gnome OSD 0.7.0, gtk-server 1.3 build 3, Code Browser 1.3, DailyCartoon Applet 0.5.1, Multiplication Puzzle 4.0, Oregano 0.40.2, Gtk2Hs 0.9.7, gnormalize 0.11, grootmenu 007, Firestarter 1.0.3, ATheme 0.23, GNOME Sensors Applet 0.3.0, Coaster 0.1.4, Gtkmm 2.4.10, UPS monitor 0.8, Joystick control 0.2, Gazpacho 0.4.0, TEA text editor 7.0, DrPython 3.9.5, and Fyre 0.8.

  • Release Digest: Distributions, January 30, 2005 (Jan 31, 2005, 04:45)
    This weekend's distributions: TupiServer Linux 2.0, CentOS 3.4 (x86_64), Feather Linux 0.7.2, BeatrIX Linux 2005.1, and Haansoft Linux 2005 Server (x86_64).

  • Linux Journal: Further Notes on Recording "Talkin bout the Weather" (Jan 31, 2005, 04:00)
    "A look behind the recording session that produced the original song for the March issue's 'Introducing Ardour' article..."

  • Free Software Magazine: XML: The Answer to Everything? (Jan 31, 2005, 01:00)
    "This article weighs the pros and cons of XML for some applications (publishing), and explores why it is the best possible solution for many programming and publishing needs..."