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Red Hat Releases Red Hat Linux 8.0
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:50, 30 September 2002
Red Hat, Inc. today released Red Hat Linux 8.0, a highly versatile operating system designed for personal and small business computing. Red Hat Linux 8.0 combines leading-edge Linux technologies with a new graphical look and feel that offers users a polished, easy-to-use operating environment.
iPod on Linux... with GPLed software
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:08, 30 September 2002
gnuPod 0.2 has just been released. It's the first GPLed program that allows you to use your iPod under Linux. It has support for playlists and stores information in a XML file, so it's very easy to edit the data or write a frontend.
Red Hat's new Linux seeks to unify
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:07, 30 September 2002
Red Hat has begun an effort to use its position as the dominant seller of the Linux operating system to try to smooth over a long-running divide about the look and feel of the OS.
Ballmer: We'll outsmart open source
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:16, 25 September 2002
Although Microsoft cannot compete against Linux on price, the company will use its community of professionals to outsmart the open-source movement, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer told an audience of Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs) in London on Monday.
IBM sells Linux to retailers
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:15, 25 September 2002
IBM has made some progress in its effort to spread the Linux operating system far and wide, selling thousands of high-tech cash registers to two sizable customers.
Linux at the BBC
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:14, 25 September 2002
I'm sure you have heard of the BBC and will be aware of its long history in technical innovation, as the corporation invented NICAM and was among the first to offer high quality PAL colour television.
Distro Review: Linux From Scratch
Posted By Ken Guest - 01:03, 24 September 2002
John Gay has kindly reviewed Linux From Scratch for the website.
Posted By Ken Guest - 18:35, 19 September 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 18:35, 19 September 2002
As contributed by C&A Team
The EU is very active in supporting open source development by providing financial aids to European projects of interest, like OpenEvidence that was approved to be realized by a consortium of technology providers and users from 4 countries: Belgium, France, Italy and Estonia.
In this contest C&A is very proud to announce its OpenEvidence participation, integrating its Time Stamping technology, to this ?evidence creation and validation system? of electronic documents and activities.
The technology developed by the project can be used as basic building blocks to support such services as non-repudiation of electronic business transactions, property right protection and notarisation.
Implementations and demonstration services using the protocols defined in RFC 3029 (DVCS) and RFC 3161 (TSP) will be provided as initial activity.
An initial version of time stamping service can be also be tested on the C&A web site.
To learn more about OpenEvidence:
UnitedLinux might not be very GPL-friendly
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:39, 19 September 2002
UnitedLinux held a telephone party today to announce new general manager Paula Hunter and talk about its open beta release. Lots of curious journalists showed up. ... Our question: what about the GPL? (Also inside, an open letter to the UnitedLinux group from the FSF.)
New York Times Staff Editorial Promoting Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:34, 19 September 2002
cotyledon writes "Today's New York Times editorial (Free Blah-Di-Blah) describes Linux as good for consumers and good for programmers. It recommends "Government units abroad and in the United States and individual computer users should look for ways to support Linux and Linux-based products. The competition it offers helps everyone." This is the paper's opinion, btw, and not a guest columnist."
Sun's Linux PC cheaper, McNealy says
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:31, 19 September 2002
Sun Microsystems will get into the PC business next year, selling Linux-based desktops that will cost less than half to own and operate than comparable systems running Windows, Sun CEO Scott McNealy said Wednesday.
Linux worm causes peer pressure
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:18, 17 September 2002
The Linux Slapper worm had compromised more than 6,700 servers as of early Monday morning, and it continues to create a peer-to-peer attack network that could shut down even corporate Internet connections.
Red Hat nullifies KDE, Gnome
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:16, 17 September 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 09:16, 17 September 2002
Red Hat's Owen Taylor has been explaining why the distro has decided to erase the differences between the look and feel of its desktop offerings from KDE and Gnome. It should give even the most avid fans of competition between the two camps some pause for thought, and makes a nice counterpoint to Sun's desktop Linux announcements later this week.
Red Hat, IBM push Advanced Server on eServers
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:13, 17 September 2002
IBM and Red Hat yesterday announced a deal that will see the two companies collaborate on the development, sales, and support of Red Hat's Linux Advanced Server operating system.
Marketing SIG - Next meeting
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 13:55, 16 September 2002
Edited by Proinnsias Breathnach - 13:55, 16 September 2002
[Updated] The next meeting of the Marketing SIG will take place at an as-yet undecided location on the evening of Wednesday the 25th of September ... more details on the marketing mailing list.
UnitedLinux readies first public showing
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:11, 14 September 2002
UnitedLinux said on Wednesday that it would release a preview version of its business-oriented Linux distribution to the public in the last week of September, the first chance most potential customers will have to evaluate the results of the combined effort.
Nomiations for FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:07, 14 September 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 17:07, 14 September 2002
The FSF and the GNU project request nominations for the 2002 FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software. We want to give this award to a person who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of Free Software, through activities that accord with the spirit of software freedom.
Linux server worm exploits known flaw
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:54, 14 September 2002
A worm spreading among Linux servers late Friday takes advantage of a flaw discovered more than a month ago in a program designed to strengthen the privacy of Internet communications.
The state of enterprise Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:27, 9 September 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 10:27, 9 September 2002
Through 2007, the Linux market will surpass $9 billion in revenue, approaching 18 percent of total shipped revenues on an initial acquisition basis. Linux sales will tend toward high-volume, low-priced commodity platform shipments, as opposed to heavily configured systems of symmetric multiprocessing systems.
Balancing Linux and Microsoft
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:26, 9 September 2002
For nearly two years, Bruce Perens was a senior strategist for open-source software at Hewlett-Packard — an evangelist and rabble-rouser on behalf of a computing counterculture that is increasingly moving into the mainstream. Part of the job description, he was told, was to "challenge H.P. management."
Xbox Linux project releases SuSE 8.0 howto
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:25, 9 September 2002
The Xbox Linux Project has now produced a tutorial on installing SuSE 8.0 on an Xbox, and from the look of it, although getting SuSE running is something of a triumph, the Project still has a way to go before it can be said to have turned the Xbox into a cheap, low-hassle Linux client.
Linux & Main Interviews KDE & Gnome Release Managers
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:45, 4 September 2002
The release managers of two projects, at least one of which is used by most Linux desktop users, were kind enough to endure an email interview by Linux and Main. They are KDE's Dirk Mueller and GNOME's Jeff Waugh. They are different personalities from different parts of the planet. Their answers are remarkable more for their similarities than for their differences.
Sun may play greater Open Source role
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:42, 4 September 2002
Its new role as a Linux evangelist could see Sun Microsystems Inc release features found in enterprise-level operating system servers to the open source community. A senior executive at Palo Alto, California-based Sun last week didn't rule-out the company's possible donation of high-end technologies to the open source community.
Natural Open Source
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:51, 3 September 2002
The automated sequencing machine changed everything. Before it came along, the hackneyed image of the biologist in a white lab coat staring intently through a microscope with caged rats scurrying in the background was not so far from the truth.
Lobbying for insecurity
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:51, 3 September 2002
The U.S. National Security Agency's contribution to open-source security, Security-Enhanced Linux, found broad approval and support in geek forums from Wired News to Slashdot that are typically suspicious of the government.
Sun seeks many Davids for MS Office fight
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:42, 3 September 2002
Sun Microsystems Inc is hatching a set of XML data standards for use in desktop productivity applications, in attempt to unseat Microsoft Corp's domination of office applications, Gavin Clarke writes.