Developer Linux News for Feb 26, 2003
BusinessWeek: An Open-Source Opening for Apple (Feb 26, 2003, 20:00)
"With Microsoft buying Virtual PC, which lets Macs run Windows
wares, Apple's independence may well rest with [open source]
programs such as Bochs..."
USA Today: Maker of Lindows Laughs at Face of Danger (and Microsoft) (Feb 26, 2003, 16:00)
"Michael Robertson has a software glitch in his belfry. He's a
crazy man. Certifiable. And God bless him for it..."
Red Hat: Linux Served at Vertical Data Center Dinner Tables (Feb 26, 2003, 13:00)
"...there are still frontiers Linux needs to conquer, according
to Red Hat executive Mark de Visser, who addresses management of
open-source deployments and common questions enterprises have about
Linux in part two of this question-and-answer interview..."
PNN Online: The Great Software Debate: Technology and Ideology [Parts One and Two] (Feb 26, 2003, 11:00)
Open source software has intensified the ideological debate over
what technology to deploy in a given circumstance. The public
sector, always price sensitive to any technology solution, has
embraced the idea of open source as a cheaper alternative to
O'Reilly: Who's Funding Free Software? (Feb 26, 2003, 09:00)
"Where would you be if Free Software went away tomorrow?
Personally, I'd be sunk--my daily toolkit includes bash, vim, ssh,
Mozilla, AbiWord, OpenOffice.org, and Perl. That doesn't mention
the countless underlying tools and libraries that come into
Help Net Security: Interview with Cyrus Peikari (Feb 26, 2003, 07:00)
"However, in recent years I became interested in Windows, and I
was horrified by its lack of security, so I wanted to make a
difference. I started with reverse code engineering (RCE) and in
1998 was part of the first Trojan RCE project at +Fravia's website.
As with most old reverse engineers, the natural progression was to
later move into network security..."
Release Digest: GNU, February 25, 2003 (Feb 26, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNU apps: GNU Pth 2.0.0, AutoGen 5.5.2, GIMP 1.3.12, GNU
Automake 1.7.3, and Mailutils 0.3
O'Reilly: Christoph Reichenbach and Lars Skovlund on FreeSCI (Feb 26, 2003, 01:00)
Two developers talk about reverse-engineering a once-ppopular