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Adobe takes Linux to masses

Adobe has released Adobe Acrobat Reader and its Adobe PDF format for a consumer electronics-focused version of Linux.

Linux in Government: Federal Contracts, a New Era of Competition

  • Linux Journal; By Tom Adelstein (Posted by dave on Jun 10, 2004 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The right of passage no one noticed.

CEO Interview: Glenn Henry, founder of VIA processor subsidiary Centaur

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 10, 2004 6:56 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: Interview is proud to present this interview with Glenn Henry, founder of VIA processor subsidiary Centaur, and former Dell CTO and IBM Fellow. Henry discusses the founding of Centaur, its strategy and products, and why Linux is fundamental to his company's success.

Linux: simple yet effective

It's refreshing to see Microsoft has finally acknowledged Linux as a direct competitor, but it's unfortunate that marketing campaigns are rarely confined to factual content. For example, Microsoft's earlier "Information at your fingertips" slogan was more goal than a reality.

Creating custom keyboard layouts for X11 using XKB

  •; By Michał Kosmulski (Posted by dave on Jun 10, 2004 6:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In most modern desktop environments there is a small applet that allows users to quickly switch between keyboard layouts when they need to type text in more than one language. However, there are situations where this solution is not quite satisfactory. The X Window System used on most Unix-like systems today uses X Keyboard Extension (XKB) for translating keystrokes into character codes. Thanks to XKB's flexibility, one can easily create custom keyboard layouts.

Tool generates UIs for Linux-based mobile phones

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 10, 2004 5:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Digital Airways has released a C language version of its user interface (UI) building tools that will enable the tools to be used to build UIs for phones running Linux, and phones with fewer hardware and software resources. Previously, the technology was available only in Java.

Interview with Brian Wotring, Lead Developer for the Osiris Project

  • - Feature Stories; By Duane Dunston (Posted by dave on Jun 10, 2004 5:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Brian Wotring is currently the lead developer for the Osiris project and president of Host Integrity, Inc. He is also the founder of, an online database of known good file signatures. Brian is the co-author of Mac OS X Security and a long-standing member of the Shmoo Group, an organization of security and cryptography professionals.

Adobe Expands Reach of Adobe Reader and PDF on Consumer Electronics Devices

  • Press release (Posted by dave on Jun 10, 2004 4:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced it is delivering the free, ubiquitous Adobe(R) Reader software and Adobe PDF for a consumer electronics version of the Linux platform. The company also announced Sony Corporation will be the first to embed the product, with its newly announced car navigation system for the Japanese market, the Sony HDD AV Navi XYZ series.

KDE GNU/Linux Desktop Continues Its Multilingual Rise

The latest maintenance release of KDE, namely version 3.2.3, hit download servers all over the world this week. KDE 3.2.3 ships with a basic desktop and eighteen other packages, and - with the recent addition of Arabic, Croatian, and Upper Sorbian - is now available in 51 languages.

Linux in the Middle East, some practical tips

  • AME Info (Posted by dave on Jun 10, 2004 3:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This week Tech Access hosted a seminar in the Dubai Internet City at which Linux specialist Enigmatis gave an insightful presentation about the practical use of Linux in the region.

Xandros debuts free Linux version

  • CNET; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Jun 10, 2004 3:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Xandros, a start-up focused on desktop Linux, has begun offering a stripped-down but free version of its product. The New York City-based company released the Open Circulation Edition Wednesday, a product that resembles the company's regular products but is free, is restricted to personal use and is missing some features.

The Fast-Food Syndrome: The Linux Platform is Getting Fat

Consider these memory requirements for Fedora Core 2, as specified by Red Hat: Minimum for graphical: 192MB and Recommended for graphical: 256MB Does that sound any alarm bells with you? 192MB minimum? I've been running Linux for five years (and am a huge supporter), and have plenty of experience with Windows, Mac OS X and others. And those numbers are shocking -- severely so. No other general-purpose OS in existence has such high requirements. Linux is getting very fat.

CompTIA Announces Linux+ Update

  • CertCities (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2004 5:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last week the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) announced that it will be updating its entry-level, vendor-neutral Linux+ credential, releasing the new exam by "late 2004."

More flaws foul security of open-source repository [CVS]

  • CNET (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2004 4:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Security researchers have found at least six more flaws in the open-software world's most popular program for maintaining code under development.

Gentoo update for mod_ssl (200406-05)

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2004 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Gentoo; Story Type: Security

Mandrake update for krb5 (MDKSA-2004:056-1)

Slackware update for cvs (SSA:2004-161-01)

Lindows: Linspire, Mandrake and Fedora in one package

Lindows rolled out a new package of its Linux distribution dubbed Linspire. The company cut the price in half and throws in Mandrake and Fedora.

KDE 3.2.3 Release Announcement

KDE Project Ships Third Translation and Service Release for Leading Open Source Desktop. KDE Project Ships Third Translation and Service Release of the 3.2 Generation GNU/Linux - UNIX Desktop, Offering Enterprises and Governments a Compelling Free and Open Desktop Solution

Linus moving to Portland?

[LXer Editor's note: The CREDITS file in the Linux kernel 2.6.5 lists Torvalds' address as the Portland suburb of Beaverton] Linus Torvalds, the tech-world idol who launched the open-source operating system Linux from his bedroom in Finland more than a decade ago, is moving to Portland. Torvalds, who works with Beaverton's Open Source Development Lab, has purchased a Portland-area home and enrolled his kids in school. Many Portland programmers work on Linux, a populist public-domain phenomenon.

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