Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 13, 2000
BSD Today: Wasabi Systems releases version 1.5 of NetBSD on CD (Dec 13, 2000, 23:31)
"The commercial NetBSD support company offers the latest version
focusing on security, networking, system administration and
BSD Today: Interview with BSDi on proactive BSD/OS security (Dec 13, 2000, 23:23)
"Even though my BSD/OS machines seemed secure and the patching
mechanism (mods) worked great, BSD/OS is rarely covered in the
normal security news -- maybe this is a good thing -- so I was
always curious about BSDi's security stance."
Segfault: Virus Alert! [Humor] (Dec 13, 2000, 22:54)
"The Exchange virus/trojan poses as a MTA/MDA server. It is
currently distributed on CD only. It costs between $1500 - $5000,
typically, although some versions cost much more."
Enterprise Linux Today: Kasenna MediaBase Now Available for Linux Servers From SGI (Dec 13, 2000, 22:16)
"Kasenna MediaBase offers an integrated platform for multiformat
streaming, content management and content transfer supporting
popular streaming formats such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, RealVideo,
RealAudio, QuickTime and MP3."
Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #71 By Paul Emsley And Zack Brown (Dec 13, 2000, 22:01)
Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for
the previous week.
AsiaBizTech: Oracle Japan, NEC to Provide High-Availability Linux Database Servers (Dec 13, 2000, 21:53)
"Oracle Corp. Japan said that it and NEC Corp. together would
provide a high-availability database server system running on a
Linux environment and capable of handling large-scale customer
LinuxPR: SGI Announces New Additions to SGI VPro Graphics
(Dec 13, 2000, 21:11)
"New V7 and VR7 Graphics for SGI Workstations Running Windows
NT, Windows 2000 and Linux; New Workstation Price Reductions of up
to 18% on Selected Configurations."
AllLinuxDevices: Letter to the Editor: Open Source Project Was First with Linux Bluetooth Stack
(Dec 13, 2000, 20:54)
"This letter, disputing a press release from Rappore
Technologies claiming to have released the first Linux Bluetooth
protocol stack and SDK, was written by Phil Verghese of RidgeRun,
We did some followup with both companies, the results of which are
included in an editor's note at the end of the letter."
AllLinuxDevices: Rymic Chooses Red Hat for Military Vehicle Internet and Ethernet Diagnostic Device (Dec 13, 2000, 20:27)
Red Hat's uClinux port is chosen as the operating system for a
prototypical vehicle monitoring device soon to be tested by the
United States Army. The embedded device will be incorporated in the
Bradley fighting vehicles, heavy expanded mobility tactical trucks
and humvees -- potentially up to 50,000 Army trucks, service and
LinuxPR: Donovan Systems boosts Linux training with launch of new courses
(Dec 13, 2000, 17:52)
"The three courses -- Linux Fundamentals, Basic System
Administration and Advanced System Administration -- are designed
to meet the growing demand for Linux skills and certification as
more organisations in the region move to open source solutions and
the use of Linux-based software."
LinuxPR: Donovan Systems and Sunway College announce Malaysia's first
64-bit Linux computing lab (Dec 13, 2000, 17:49)
"The Penguin64 Lab, which puts Sunway College firmly at the
forefront of computing education in Malaysia, will be used to teach
64-bit Linux computing courses and encourage students to develop
64-bit Linux applications."
Debian project at LinuxFEST 2000 (Dec 13, 2000, 15:49)
LinuxFEST 2000 takes place from December 15th to December 18th
at the main hall in Dom Omladine in Belgrad, Yugoslavia.
SuSE Linux Kernel for Pentium 4 (Dec 13, 2000, 15:42)
SuSE has integrated backward-compatible Pentium 4 recognition in
the standard Linux kernel 2.2.16 included in SuSE Linux 7.0.
Debian Weekly News - December 12th, 2000 (Dec 13, 2000, 15:33)
Welcome to Debian Weekly News, a newsletter for the Debian
"Information Liberation" online book available (Dec 13, 2000, 14:51)
Chapters are available in HTML and PDF formats.
LinuxUser.co.uk: LinuxUser issue 5 articles now available for download (Dec 13, 2000, 14:44)
Contents of LinuxUser print magazine available in PDF
Enterprise Linux Today: Red Hat and IBM launch Linux-based e-solutions (Dec 13, 2000, 09:14)
"The roll out is the fruit of an August agreement between Red
Hat and IBM to pool resources in marketing IBM, Lotus and Red Hat
LinuxLookup.com: Decembers Monthly Monster Machine (Dec 13, 2000, 08:30)
"Please keep in mind these compilations were forged for the
purpose of running the Linux operation system, not WindowsXX."
NewsForge: Live free or ... not: Why users choose Linux (Dec 13, 2000, 08:25)
"Some people just like Linux because it's better. And while they
are convinced that Open Source software is superior, they're not
beyond taking advantage of what they call the benefits of
LWN: Eric Raymond Interview (Dec 13, 2000, 00:59)
"Now I would like to look back what happened this year. What do
you think were the good news this year in regard to open
Slashdot: Perl for System Administration [Book Review] (Dec 13, 2000, 00:11)
"The central theme of the book ('make things better by using a
database to store all of your information') is an excellent and
timely idea. It's not essential to the presented examples, but has
the potential to simplify your work dramatically."