Developer Linux News for Feb 22, 2001
Linux Orbit: Instant Messaging on GNU/Linux Part 3: Yahoo! and MSN (Feb 22, 2001, 23:50)
"Although AOL and ICQ collectively command the lion's share of
instant messenger users world-wide, Yahoo! and MSN have actually
had more new users sign up in the last year than their
Slashdot: AES: Learn All About It (Feb 22, 2001, 23:08)
"This challenge also witnessed the birth of a DES-specific
cracking computer, a machine widely theorized about, but never
before (publicly) built. Although variants of DES (most notably
Triple DES) are still widely used, it became clear that a new
algorithm would be needed for the next twenty-five years."
Linux.com: 2.4 Kernel & USB Mass Storage (Feb 22, 2001, 21:10)
"USB Support under the recently released 2.4 Linux kernel adds
more than support for keyboards and mice. While USB-based storage
devices aren't well suited as primary system storage devices, they
are a handy way to add storage to an existing system without
cracking the case."
Linux.com: Playing DVDs with Xine (Feb 22, 2001, 21:03)
"When I first heard the news of DVD encryption being cracked,
allowing Unix users to view DVDs, I was quite skeptical....To my
surprise, not only was DVD playback possible, it was much easier
then I expected."
Enterprise Linux Today: OpenNMS Launches Early Adopter Program (Feb 22, 2001, 20:55)
"Company's first service offering includes on-site customization
and installation services."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.2ac1 (Feb 22, 2001, 17:26)
"Merge Linus 2.4.2 tree. We now have disagreeing ymfpci fixes.
I've kept the ones I tested for now."
LinuxProgramming.com: Editor's Comment: Whither Java, the Sequel (Feb 22, 2001, 14:11)
"If you have something you want to add the conversation we're
about to open up with Sun, it's time to belly up to the
NewsFactor Network: Linux: Not Ready for Prime Desktop Time (Feb 22, 2001, 13:01)
"In fact, Windows (and the Mac OS) was invented in order to
escape the blinking command line cursor. So why ever, even in a
more stable operating system, would I choose to go back to it? Yet,
that is what Linux use demands. No thank you. With all its faults,
I'll stick with Windows."
Linus Torvalds: Linux-2.4.2 (Feb 22, 2001, 07:47)
"Ok, the patch looks huge (it's a meg and a half compressed, 6+
megs uncompressed), but most of the patch by far is S/390 updates
and the new Cris architecture. The biggest real changes that impact
normal users are the two bugs that could corrupt your
Interactive Week: Users in a BIND (Feb 22, 2001, 06:35)
"Because BIND is open source code, its functions are an open
book to hackers looking for holes to exploit."
Kernel Cousin Wine #83 By Eric Pouech (Feb 22, 2001, 06:07)
Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.
Tony Stanco: Why FreeDevelopers.Net Used The Declaration Of Independence As Its Model (Feb 22, 2001, 01:10)
"The moral question between free and proprietary software
ultimately revolves around the issue, "Is code more like law (and
ought to be public and free) or more like literature (and therefore
can be private property)?"
LinuxPR: Penguin Computing & OpenReach Announce Partnership to Deliver Enterprise VPN Appliance & Managed VPN Service (Feb 22, 2001, 00:39)
"Pre-Configured VPN Gateway Combines Penguin Computing Hardware
and OpenReach VPN Services."
LinuxPR: ASPSeek 1.0.3 released
(Feb 22, 2001, 00:36)
"SWsoft has just released new stable version of ASPSeek search