Developer Linux News for Feb 25, 2003
Linux Journal: Why Experix? (Feb 25, 2003, 23:30)
"The demise of DOS and advent of networking forced me to update
the platform, and first I dabbled in Microsoft Windows. I quickly
was put off by the unavailability of information on how to write
kernel modules and the difficulty of graphics. I want to control
everything, not rely on packages that I can't modify and that are
guaranteed to become obsolete and unmaintainable. Then I found
Linux, or it found me, and the program has been growing happily
Linux Orbit: Coping With Choice: The Double-Edged Sword of the Linux Desktop (Part 1) (Feb 25, 2003, 22:00)
"In this first part of a three part series, Linux Orbit's
editor-in-chief John Gowin takes a look at the choices facing
GNU/Linux end users..."
LinuxPlanet: The Return of PowerCockpit (Feb 25, 2003, 20:30)
"Turbolinux's departure from the US left some of its toolsets in
a state of legal limbo. Now one of the former founders of
Turbolinux is bringing one of the more powerful applications back
to life: PowerCockpit. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reports..."
KernelTrap: Where The Anticipatory Scheduler Shines (Feb 25, 2003, 19:00)
"Andrew Morton recently posted some interesting benchmarks
comparing the current 2.4 IO scheduler, a 'hacked' version of the
deadline IO scheduler in 2.5.61, the CFQ scheduler, and the
LinuxWorld: Opera Shows Graceful, Humorous Response to Microsoft Blunder (Feb 25, 2003, 18:00)
"I'm going to briefly recount my installation and usage
experience with the beta, but this is in no way a review of the
Opera browser, beta or otherwise. I'm simply using the beta as an
icebreaker, an excuse to voice my opinions on recent happenings in
the latest episodes of the Browser Wars..."
Japan Times: Gates Courts LDP Leadership over 'e-Japan' Deal (Feb 25, 2003, 16:00)
Japan considers Linux. Gates gets on plane. Deja vu...
The Inquirer: Linus Torvalds, Itanium "Threw Out All the Good Parts of the x86" (Feb 25, 2003, 14:00)
"In words that Intel are likely to be far from happy with, the
Finnish luminary has stuck the boot into Itanium. Only just falling
short of calling the processor Itanic, his responses to some
questions on processor architecture are sure to be music to AMD's
ZDNet UK: MS-Opera Battle Reaches Higher Pitch (Feb 25, 2003, 11:30)
"There has never been much of a relationship between the small
Norwegian browser company Opera and software giant Microsoft, but
what little there was is over, says Opera..."
Intelligent Enterprise Magazine: The Major Leagues (Feb 25, 2003, 07:00)
"Python, once a relatively obscure open-source language, may be
just what your organization needs..."
Help Net Security: Interview with Judy Novak, Co-author of "Network Intrusion Detection 3/e" (Feb 25, 2003, 05:30)
"We just finished up a red team exercise using nothing more than
freeware--nmap, nessus, and the Center for Internet Security (CIS)
Kernel Traffic #206 by Zack Brown (Feb 25, 2003, 05:00)
Community Roundup: The latest message traffic
from the Linux kernel mailing list.
Release Digest: GNOME, February 24, 2003 (Feb 25, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Karaoke 0.1, MrProject 0.9.1, and
COnfigurator for Gnome 0.5.3.
KernelTrap: Listing Threads in /proc (Feb 25, 2003, 04:00)
"Ingo Molnar recently posted a patch to the lkml resulting in a
significant increase in threading performance when displaying
individual threads within the /proc directory..."