Developer Linux News for Oct 31, 2000
Enterprise Linux Today: MSC.Software Delivers Significant Linux Cluster Technology to Dana Corp. (Oct 31, 2000, 23:16)
"By providing Dana with a turnkey computing appliance, based on
MSC.Linux cluster technology, we are serving their needs by
delivering outstanding price-performance engineering
Enterprise Linux Today: Open Software Platform Enables End-to-End Global Service Automation (Oct 31, 2000, 21:46)
"HostingDirector 3.0 is designed to be an open software platform
that should enable providers to achieve revenue growth through
offering pay-per-use applications, while reducing administrative
costs and facilitating customer acquisition."
Linus Torvalds: Linux-2.4.0-test10 (Oct 31, 2000, 20:56)
"Ok, test10-final is out there now. This has no _known_ bugs
that I consider show-stoppers, for what it's worth."
Duke of URL: Pogo Gigahertz System Review (Oct 31, 2000, 16:56)
"The people over at Pogo Linux have done it again. They just
came out with their new AMD Thunderbird Gigahertz system, which
they have dubbed Altura. Before you ask, I don't know what the name
means. Pogo's last offering we reviewed was one of their Winux
systems. This machine strays from the Winux configuration in the
fact that it doesn't include VMware, but does include an impressive
dual boot setup that easily outclasses many other comparable
offerings from other companies."
LinuxPlanet: From the Desktop: E Stands for Enlightenment (Really, I Promise) (Oct 31, 2000, 13:41)
Many people were first exposed to Enlightenment as the former
default window manager for GNOME -- and to this day many GNOME
users swear by it. But, as Brian Proffit learns in an interview
with Rasterman, the future of Enlightenment isn't in acting as the
window manager for a specific environment or providing
applications: it's to unify the Linux desktop by appealing to both
KDE and GNOME users.
A Microsoft Windows Code Infection: How Likely Is It? (Oct 31, 2000, 10:55)
One of the possibilities raised by the possible Microsoft code
heist was that of purloined Windows code "infecting" otherwise
legitimate open source or free software projects, forcing
developers back to the drawing boards or, worse, into litigation.
Paul Ferris took a few moments to discuss the possibility with
Jeremy Allison of the Samba project, and drew some conclusions.
Kernel Traffic #91 By Zack Brown (Oct 31, 2000, 03:12)
Mailing list threads from the Linux Kernel Development Team.