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Michael Dell: "Most Linux Users Are Converting from Unix"

  • LinuxWorld (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2004 10:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Dell's CEO, Michael Dell, is increasingly involved with Linux as his company's server sales grow and grow. So much so that Linux engineers at Dell have even now started their own Linux site and weblog about Linux at Dell.

SCO Coughs Up the Code

  • LinuxWorld (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2004 10:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SCO
Thanks to the fine folks at Groklaw, anyone who wants to examine the very latest filings in the case of The SCO Group, Inc (Plaintiff) vs International Business Machines Corporation (Defendant) can now view SCO's "Second Amended Complaint" as a PDF file.

Red Hat alert: Updated mailman packages close DoS vulnerability

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2004 10:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Red Hat
Updated mailman packages that close a DoS vulnerability present in mailman versions prior to version 2.1 are now available.

Red Hat alert: Updated Gaim packages fix security vulnerabilities

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2004 10:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Red Hat
Updated Gaim packages that fix a pair of security vulnerabilities are now available.

It Investor's Journal: A close look at Red Hat

  • IT Manager's Journal (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2004 8:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat, Inc., long a sales leader in commercial Linux distributions, has made some strategic changes in the last year and has decided to aim squarely at the enterprise server market while deemphasizing its relationship with small-time developers.

Rapid application development tools, part 1: Database front ends

  • Linux.com (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2004 8:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Rapid application development environments let you produce code templates by visually designing a graphical user interface. You then simply add code for what should happen when an event (e.g. a click) occurs. Borland's Kylix is a well-known RAD application, but rumour has it Kylix's days are numbered. Time to look for alternatives.

Free Software 2004

  • The Register (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2004 8:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The International Free Software Forum today issued a call for papers ahead of its next annual meeting. Proposals are due by March 7.

QtForum.org Announces Qt Developer Contest

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2004 8:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The first prize for the QtForum.org Developer Contest is USD 1500, and the second prize is USD 750. Two third prizes, the Judge's Choice Prize and the Community Choice Prize, will each be awarded USD 500.

Court's verdict: Linux over Solaris

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2004 6:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Government adoption of Linux and open source software continues to hurdle new barriers and reach new benchmarks.

Predictions 2004 - IT vendors

  • Australian IT - Australia (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2004 6:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The continued uptake of Linux among enterprise customers is likely to be the year's biggest ongoing IT market trend, according to Brian Mitchell.

Australian Road and Traffic authority plans open source desktop rollout

  • The Australian - Australia (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2004 6:03 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
"The department is in the final stages of assessing a project that would result in the Sun Microsystems open source StarOffice productivity suite being deployed on the desktops of 1500 front-counter staff."

LXer Weekly Security Roundup - 2/2/2004 - 2/9/2004

There were 13 security alerts issued last week: 5 from Red Hat, 5 from Debian, 1 from Fedora, 1 from Mandrake, and 1 from Conectiva.

Linux renegades

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2004 4:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Did you write an email virus and sic it on the world? I didn't think so. I didn't, either. Still, a recent BBC article headlined Linux cyber-battle turns nasty -- along with articles in many other respected publications -- makes it sound like "run-of-the-mill geeks" who use Linux are responsible for the MyDoom virus, instead of pointing out that this is the work of one or two demented individuals, not of "the Linux community."

OSDL CEO expects Microsoft to port apps to Linux

There has been speculation about this for years, and this is still speculation, but Cohen is head of an organization that says it is "increasingly being recognized as the center-of-gravity for the Linux industry," and is rapidly proving himself at least as effective a Linux marketer as the freckle-faced boy in IBM's Linux ads, so his speculations carry more weight than most.

New round of releases extends mozilla project's standards based open source

The Mozilla Foundation today announced a new preview release of its next generation web browser, Mozilla Firefox 0.8, as well as a name change for the product (previous name: Mozilla Firebird), along with a new preview release of the Thunderbird mail client.

CORBA, Part II: Advanced Features

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2004 3:59 AM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP; Story Type: News Story
A look at some of CORBA's advanced features, including Naming Services.

Open Source vs. Mac vs. Windows

  • MacdevCenter (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2004 3:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"I am afraid that, in the excitement, many users are mixing up the company that they try to escape ( Microsoft ) and companies in general, leading to a very confusing and potentially dangerous situation -- and I am not talking about economics here..."

How the Open-Source World Plans to Smack Down Microsoft, and ...

  • Fortune (subscription) - USA (Posted by dave on Feb 9, 2004 3:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
"Open-source software is popping up everywhere, from PCs and cellphones to giant corporate and government systems. Today the biggest challenge confronting virtually every major software maker is chillingly simple: How do you compete with programs that can be had free?"

Jakarta-Tomcat 4

  • FedoraNews: Casper Pedersen (Posted by dave on Feb 8, 2004 8:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
With this tutorial, I will try to give you the steps to build Jakarta Tomcat, as an RPM package. This will allow for easy deployment, with the use of mod_jk2 and Fedoras httpd (Apache2).

The Future of Computing Part 2: The Hard Road ahead

  • OSnews (Posted by dave on Feb 8, 2004 8:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In Part 1 I discussed how the software development world is about to be turned on it's head. Now in Part 2 I look at how the hardware world may be about to undergo even bigger changes and why it wont be a hardware manufacturer leading the way.

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