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VIA, SRI Put Linux-based Robots to the Test at LinuxWorld Expo
Posted on Friday, August 1, 2003 by stryder144

LinuxWorld's Taste of Linux Theatre to be transformed into an obstacle course to showcase the advanced navigation and mapping capabilities of VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboard based SRI robots.

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Red Hat releases high-end Linux beta
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 by trickster

Linux seller Red Hat has begun beta testing for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0, its next high-end product due to ship this fall with support for several new servers.

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Red Hat Linux 10 Beta: First Look
Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2003 by trickster

"There aren't many major changes, just a bunch of minor tweaks. Most of these are welcome additions though. The one gripe I have is that Red Hat doesn't seem sure if they want to have this be a desktop for the average, not-very technical person (e.g., they hide the boot messages) or be one for the more advanced or technical user (e.g., Emacs is installed by default for a personal desktop)."

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Red Hat opens Linux development process
Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 by trickster

Red Hat released a new test version of its Linux operating system on Monday along with a new development process that's designed to include outside programmers.

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Red Hat Abandons Shrinkwrap
Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2003 by Ashcrow

Red Hat's next major release, codenamed "Cambridge," will not be� provided in boxed, retail form, according to company communications with� employees and developers.

Additionally, Red Hat plans extensive changes in its development and� distribution model. The changes will begin with development lists being made� public, and will be followed by return of package maintanence to the� developers themselves. Currently, packages are "handed over" to Red� Hat developers, who then tune them for inclusion in a particular� version. Under the new system, developers will maintain control of� the packages.

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Wal-Mart Adds SuSE-Based PCs As Linux Offerings Grow
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 by trickster has added the SuSE distribution to its PC lineup, and PC consumers can now purchase the Linux-based machines for under $300.

The Microtel-designed systems will run SuSE's 8.2 operating system and are the first to be sold with the SuSE Linux software pre-installed in the United States.

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Tim O'Reilly: Software Licenses Don't Work
Posted on Saturday, July 5, 2003 by Ashcrow

EBay Inc. will someday buy Oracle, open source licenses don't work, and the software market is about to change forever. These are three of the predictions that O'Reilly, a well-known publisher of technical books and an open source advocate, had to offer in an interview conducted the week before his company's annual Open Source Convention. The conference, which attracts a who's who of the open source community, will be held in Portland, Oregon, next week.

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Gates on Linux
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2003 by Ashcrow

William "Bill" Gates III has given an exclusive interview to USA Today. He addresses such topics as Linux, Spam, and what he does at MS.

"Linux is the current OS competition, but it's no more threatening than OS/2. Remember OS/2?"

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Linus Moves To OSDL, Will Work On Kernel Full-Time
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 by trickster

"With the announcement of the release of the 2.5.72 version of the Linux kernel came the news that Linus Torvalds will be leaving Transmeta for OSDL to work on the linux kernel full-time. The email calls this a leave of absence for about one year."

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Linux Users Don't Actually Want Linux
Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 by cloverm

Linux users are actually not primarily looking for Linux, but rather for the benefits of Unix on Intel, a senior Sun executive said.

"Why do we think enthusiasm for Linux exists in the first place?" said Robert Youngjohns, executive vice president for global sales operations for Sun, speaking at the Bear Stearns 14th Annual Technology Conference here on Tuesday. "The enthusiasm isn't about Linux, it's about access to Intel and the ability to run Unix on what seems to be a cheaper platform.

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SCO Threatens Torvalds
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2003 by Ashcrow

"In a statement today, SCO seems to have threatened to sue Linus Torvalds, the inventor of Linux, if more companies don't start licensing UNIX. (Look at the very last paragraph)"

A transcript of the story has been posted in the discussion.

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President Of India Advocates OSS
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 by trickster

{...}The President of India has urged Indian IT Professionals to develop and specialise in OSS rather than Windows.[...]he reminisces that his meeting with Mr.Gates were difficult due to differing views concerning OSS and Security. What should be noted about him is that he is not a politician, but a scientist and an independent thinker foremost."

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KDE 3.1.2 Release Announcement
Posted on Monday, May 19, 2003 by Ashcrow

"May 19th, 2003. The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.1.2, a maintenance release for the third generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. KDE 3.1.2 ships with a basic desktop and seventeen other packages (PIM, administration, network, edutainment, utilities, multimedia, games, artwork, web development and more). KDE's award-winning tools and applications are available in 51 languages."

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Gentoo Games
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2003 by Ashcrow

"Today, we announce the creation of Gentoo Games, Inc., a gaming technology company created to deliver innovative Linux-based game technologies to the public. To kick off this new initiative, we are also announcing a full version of the very popular (Linux exclusive) America's Army military combat simulation on a self-booting Gentoo GameCD."

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Is There Any Reason To Buy Microsoft Anymore?
Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2003 by trickster

The development and growth of the Linux operating system has brought a new question to the lips of IT managers: Why should I buy Microsoft?

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SCO Gets Dumber: Attacks Red Hat and SuSE
Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2003 by Ashcrow

CRN reports that SCO will target SuSE and Red Hat with lawsuits regarding their UNIX kernel IP, after they are done with IBM. According to Sco, "There will be a day of reckoning for Red Hat and SuSE when this is done"

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.NET vs. J2EE
Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2003 by Ashcrow

"C# and Java are both nice languages. They reach similar goals through similar means, although C# adds some syntactical touches to Java, such as the foreach keyword and a more pleasant extends/implements construct. Unfortunately, the improvements are outweighed by the instances of regression. In this article, I'll compare the languages, while trying to avoid dipping to the JVM and CLR level."

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