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Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 26, 2001

  • The Register: Public interest cited in DVD descrambler appeal (Mar 26, 2001, 23:51)
    "This may be the most important challenge to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) yet mounted."

  • ApacheWeek: Issue 239 23rd March 2001 (Mar 26, 2001, 23:16)
    In this issue: ApacheCon 2001 announces keynote speakers, Under Development, In the news and Featured articles.

  • Dell unveils new PowerEdge rack-optimized and workgroup servers (Mar 26, 2001, 22:13)
    Dell today announced the next generation of its most popular and fastest growing PowerEdge servers for customers deploying Internet and intranet infrastructures, hosted applications and traditional applications, such as mail and file/print services.

  • Enterprise Linux Today: SuSE Linux Announces Server Version for Professional Users (Mar 26, 2001, 22:02)
    "SuSE Linux Enterprise Server is an operating system streamlined for the utilization in servers. The operating system basis is optimized for security and stability and comprises all relevant server services. SuSE Linux Enterprise Server is a reliable platform for e-mail and Internet services as well as for the implementation of file and print services in heterogeneous environments (UNIX, Windows 9x/NT/2000, Novell Netware, MacOS). Since it is extremely failsafe, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server is the application server of choice even for mission-critical applications."

  • osOpinion: Reading Microsoft's 'Open' Window (Mar 26, 2001, 21:08)
    "In fact, this could mark the beginning of Microsoft's move towards a new model, between proprietary code and full open source: something I will call "read-only source."

  • CNET News.com: SuSE: Germany tops Linux market (Mar 26, 2001, 20:45)
    "SuSE's business in Germany has been focused much more on services such as customizing or installing Linux systems--an approach that flopped in the U.S."

  • Linux.com: Writing Database Oriented Web-based Applications with Perl - Part IV (Mar 26, 2001, 20:33)
    "In the last installment we made a simple script to add a new record to the contact table. We will now make a simple program to modify and delete an existing record."

  • Is VA Linux developing a dual-Athlon 1U server with AMD? (Mar 26, 2001, 19:29)
    Is VA Linux developing a dual Athlon server with AMD? This report from CeBIT implies so.

  • LinuxProgramming: Python 2.1b2 released (Mar 26, 2001, 16:25)
    Guido van Rossum announces the next beta release of the popular programming tool. All the details, including the download information and the changelog, can be found at LinuxProgramming.

  • Apache Today: Great Bridge Partners With Zend to Offer PostgreSQL-PHP Strategy for Businesses (Mar 26, 2001, 16:00)
    "Great Bridge LLC and Zend Technologies have joined forces to more fully integrate the PostgreSQL database and the PHP server-side scripting language, providing Web developers with the most powerful open-source products available for building dynamic, database-driven Web sites. The partnership between Great Bridge, the leading commercial distributor of the PostgreSQL database, and Zend, an internationally established provider of commercial solutions to enhance performance and productivity of PHP's installed base, bundles two scalable, feature-rich applications and offers enterprises a formidable combination for powering their Web-based applications."

  • Upside.com: Is Mac OS X half-baked? (Mar 26, 2001, 13:30)
    "As MIT Web ninja Philip Greenspun put it in his 1999 book "Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing": "Imagine if the president of General Motors said, in 1997, 'It has come to my attention that our cars are kind of clunky and unreliable. Don't worry, though. We're rectifying this problem by licensing the blueprints to the 1985 Toyota Camry.'"

  • The Register: IBM plays favourites with Linux distros (Mar 26, 2001, 13:00)
    "The head of IBM's Linux business has predicted consolidation among distributors of the open source operating system - and named the handful of players Big Blue is backing for success in the forthcoming shake-out."

  • KMail 1.0.x to stop working on Sept. 9, 2001 (Mar 26, 2001, 12:01)
    On that date, a number overflow may cause KMail mail folders to be corrupted when using KMail version < 1.0.29.1. If you are using version 1.0.29.1 or 1.0.29.2, the dates of new mails will not be shown correctly anymore, but no mail will be lost. This is actually the problem raised by the passage of one billion seconds since the beginning of the Unix epoch at 00:00 on 1 January 1970.

  • CNET News.com: Transmeta's Crusoe to power Microsoft tablet PC (Mar 26, 2001, 09:27)
    "Despite its role as processor provider for the demo units, Transmeta is not claiming to be the exclusive processor provider for Tablet PC."