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Linux group pushes petition about European patent laws

Author: JT Smith

The Register reports that the Eurolinux.org, together with some other non-profit organizations, has produced an online petition for the European Parliament protesting against planned changes in European patent laws.

MandrakeSoft ports Linux-Mandrake to SPARC

Author: JT Smith

NewsAlert reports that MandrakeSoft today announced that its award winning solution, Linux-Mandrake, has been ported to Sun Microsystems’ SPARC(TM) and UltraSPARC(TM) platforms.

Guide to choosing a modem for Linux

Author: JT Smith

SignalGround has put up this guide on how to choose and install a modem for a Linux system, from Weekly News.

Spreadsheets under BSD

Author: JT Smith

“The real test of the BSDs on the corporate desktop is going to be the
spreadsheet” from BSD Today.

TurboLinux delivers first IA64 port of Helix Code GNOME

Author: JT Smith

TurboLinux, Inc., today announced availability of the fifth upgrade of its IA-64 Linux distribution that includes the world’s first IA-64 port of Helixcode’s GNOME desktop and other enhancements to optimize performance on Intel(R) Itanium(TM) processor-based server and workstation systems, reported by NewsAlert.

Ogg Vorbis – The Free Alternative To MP3

Author: JT Smith

Interview with Christopher Montgomery about the process and the product necessary to take on mp3, from Slashdot.

Interview with Apache’s Behlendorf

Author: JT Smith

OLinux publishes an interview with Brian Behlendorf.

Banned from the Olympics

Author: JT Smith

The International Olympic Committee has essentially blocked Web sites from covering the games in Sydney, Australia reports TheStandard.

Dell to demo Linux on Itanium

Author: JT Smith

The Register reports that Dell will demo an Intel Itanium-based server running Linux at LinuxWorld Expo later today.

Sun puts dollars and suits behind GNOME

Author: JT Smith

Sun sources tell The Register that it will unveil its “GNOME Foundation” initiative at the San Jose LinuxWorld Expo this week. Also read about several companies backing GNOME at ZDNet.