LinuxWorld Magazine's Dee-Ann LeBlanc is up in arms, after being the repeated recipient of what she considers an unsolicited commercial e-mail...sent to her and her fellow LinuxWorld editors repeatedly 'by member of the White House's Office of Management and Budget.'
Dec. 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 23,404 Replies: 1
Thursday 03.22 AM EST: In the early hours of this morning, EST, the 2.6 kernel - almost two full years in the making, with improvements to scheduling, disk management and file systems, better networking and IPSec support, as well as countless bug fixes and minor improvements - has just...
Dec. 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 21,843
The Israeli Government, according to reports, has changed course: just two weeks after its Ministry of Defense bought $28 million of 'desktop and enterprise software' from Microsoft, its Department of Commerce is initiating a strategic decision to reduce dependency on Microsoft.
Dec. 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 26,422 Replies: 1
Our midweek round-up of happenings in the Linux space, starting today with: how Microsoft has been studying Linux 'extensively.'
Dec. 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,036
The weather report for Sun - in the high performance and technical computing market anyway - is that it is enjoying a bright spell, and deployments of clustered Sun Fire V60x servers for the Linux platform have doubled.
Dec. 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 7,770
What do you get if you mix a powerful 400MHz XScale PXA255 processor with a Linux OS and the CDMA2000 1x network of China's second largest wireless provider? Answer: a Linux-powered smartphone that may over time sell in the tens of millions.
Dec. 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 12,144
The newly announced backing from EMC will help VMWare achieve its goal of helping organizations to 'virtualize' their information and server structure, reports LinuxWorld Magazine's Mark R. Hinkle - our Desktop Linux Technologies editor.
Dec. 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 11,914
Linux news-in-brief from around the world: today, it comes from a California conference, newspapers in India & Pakistan, and the two new open letters released in the 'Darl vs the open-source world' saga last week.
Dec. 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,758
Is the branding of commercial Linux distros going to lead away from actually using the term 'Linux' - this is the question asked recently by Brian Proffitt.
Dec. 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 28,231 Replies: 3
In reponse to a query on the Groklaw site, someone has posted a very instructive crash course in the history of the Free Software/Open Source world. It's worth reading, and all its original links are here reproduced in full.
Dec. 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 42,560 Replies: 3
Darl's McBride's various open letters have received press attention outside Linux sites, says LinuxWorld reader James Smith, but what about the two most recent letters that have now been published in rebuttal, will they ever receive wider press attention? UPDATE: One of the authors of...
Dec. 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 45,214 Replies: 2
Might a new corporate strategy at Microsoft be to sow seeds of uncertainty about the legal ramifications of using open source solutions in an enterprise context?
Dec. 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 36,112 Replies: 3
A brief end-of-the-Week round up harvested from what's being said and written about Linux in newspapers, magazines, journals, newsletters, Web sites, and online communities. Today: US & UK surveys on Linux in business, and news about Red Hat.
Dec. 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 8,297
Nat Friedman will be in action at a conference later this month as part of Novell's campaign to show that it means business about 'moving more aggressively into the Linux space,' as a company spokeman puts it.
Dec. 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 25,703
Introducing a new weekly feature in which LinuxWorld tries to bring you a sense of the breadth and depth of the world's use of Linux. This week: Linux meets linguistics.
Dec. 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,994
Linux heads off into deep space.
Dec. 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 10,852 Replies: 3
SCO's last Open Letter defending, in one breath, the SCO suit, the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and the Supreme Court Decision in the Eldred vs. Ashcroft case draws a response from Red Hat cofounder Bob Young, and Linux doyen and head of Linux International 'maddog' Hall wasn't any...
Dec. 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 52,509 Replies: 6
The Open Source Development Lab isn't Microsoft...yet. But is it becoming a Microsoft wannabe? The buzz from the bees is that OSDL has now set its sights on conjuring up a Linux Desktop. THE Linux Desktop.
Dec. 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 13,452 Replies: 2
In a court case yesterday, a Swedish magistrate sided with Microsoft Sweden and slapped a restraining order halting LindowsOS sales in Sweden.
Dec. 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 37,650 Replies: 26
Was it or wasn't it a DDoS attack yesterday, as SCO alleged in its press release? In Australia, an expert says not. The Linux community is incensed, smelling a possible attempt to blacken its name. The counter-possibility that SCO Group simply has an incompetent sysadmin is being raise...
Dec. 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 37,002 Replies: 6
In one of those wonderful about-turns that only the technology world can trigger, a famous northwestern software company has abandoned Linux.
Dec. 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 23,433 Replies: 4
Linux continues to find its way into the newspapers and magazines and Web sites of the world. Here's our midweek round-up of the highlights, including one no-punches-pulled comment that Microsoft's aim is to convince the world 'that Linux is a nasty but necessary virus.'
Dec. 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 7,348
Reuters reported yesterday that Linux is even going to be helping us all now with the weather.
Dec. 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 10,303 Replies: 5
The OSSI has made progress with getting the core cryptographic module of OpenSSL certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Dec. 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 9,838
LinuxWorld Magazine joins with responsible leaders of the Open Source community in calling for a halt to any DDoS attacks on the SCO Group Web site.
Dec. 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 36,294 Replies: 5
Just a week after grumbling about what his audience supposed to be Microsoft's price inflexibility, the IT director of the UK's National Health Service says that Sun's Linux-based Java Desktop System will be put on trial throughout the service - with 800,000 licenses to play for, this ...
Dec. 9, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 39,950 Replies: 5
Here are the top twelve Linux.SYS-CON.com stories recently, in case you wanted to revisit any of them and check out the many feedback postings that they generated.
Dec. 9, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 7,101
Linus Torvalds is back in action this week, and has just published a rebuttal to SCO Group supremo Darl McBride's 'Open Letter on Copyrights' of last week.
Dec. 9, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 42,462 Replies: 1
Rank them yourself and let us know how your choices would differ...or add your own.
Dec. 8, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 34,441 Replies: 2
Linus Torvalds, in an e-mail exchange with with Red Hat's Arjan van de Ven, Larry McVoy of bitmover.com, Erik B. Anderson and others, discussed in detail last week the relationship - in his view - between 'binary only' kernel modules and the GPL.
Dec. 8, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 28,048 Replies: 2
More Linux tidbits to start your week with, culled from the world's media - newspapers, magazines, Websites, and online communities.
Dec. 8, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 5,614
SCO now has just 30 days to respond to IBM's demands for details about the Linux code the Utah-based company has been claiming encroaches on its intellectual property. The decision, weclomed by IBM, came on Friday from a magistrate of the U.S. District Court in Utah.
Dec. 8, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 30,877 Replies: 3
In a recent interview Red Hat's Manager of Community Relations, Jeremy Hogan, has been offering his views on UserLinux and on Bruce Perens's recent comments about the difficulty of turning a Linux distro into a profit center.
Dec. 6, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 30,123
No competition this week: Linus wins hands-down, by popular acclaim, with his witty response to Darl McBride's latest 'Open Letter on Copyrights.' Enjoy!
Dec. 6, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 36,772 Replies: 3
An anonymous correspondent to the Groklaw Web site was so discombobulated by SCO's 'Reply Memorandum of Law in Support of its Motion to Compel Discovery' that he was inspired to re-write the whole saga in the mode of Monty Python's legendary Cheese Shop skit.
Dec. 6, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 44,649 Replies: 3
Lawrence Lessig asks us to consider the constitutional arguments made by SCO, believing them to be an indication 'of just how clueless this case is.' As a Stanford Law Professor, he ought to know.
Dec. 5, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 45,623 Replies: 17
Microsoft’s chief counsel Brad Smith got on the blower Wednesday morning and basically threw all of Microsoft’s IP, “100%,” he said, of its patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights, on the table to be picked over and licensed by the industry on both royalty-free and “commercia...
Dec. 5, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 22,372 Replies: 4
Mark R. Hinkle, Desktop Linux Technologies Editor of Linux.SYS-CON.com, analyzes Bruce Perens's effort and asks: can and will the community advance Linux in the enterprise faster than the distribution vendors?
Dec. 4, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 59,729 Replies: 12
With SCO's latest 'Open Letter' today in mind, LinuxWorld Magazine brings you here an excerpt from a recent interview with Eben Moglen, Professor of Law at Columbia University and General Counsel of the Free Software Foundation. This interview will be appearing in the February, 2004 is...
Dec. 4, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 57,164 Replies: 23
Lindows vs Microsoft in Europe, Linux in Japanese mobile phones, Linux in New Zealand...the Linux OS is on the move not just in the US but worldwide, as today's round-up from newspapers and magazines and Web sites around the world demonstrates.
Dec. 3, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,689