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Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 28, 2001

  • LinuxPR: CLIQ 2001 Set to Rock the Rockies! (Mar 28, 2001, 23:34)
    "Stellar speaker lineup will make this premiere event for the Rocky Mountain region the best yet."

  • LinuxPR: SuSE Linux Releases SuSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition (Mar 28, 2001, 23:16)
    "The PowerPC Edition of Europe's bestseller Linux available in early April."

  • AllLinuxDevices PR: Sequiter Software announces support for CodeBase on Embedded Linux (Mar 28, 2001, 23:15)
    "Sequiter Software today announced full support for customers using the CodeBase Database Engine to develop applications for Embedded Linux systems."

  • NetworkWorldFusion: Patent flap slows multilingual domain name plan (Mar 28, 2001, 22:14)
    "Intellectual property claims have blindsided the Internet Engineering Task Force and could derail the group's efforts to develop a common scheme for supporting foreign-language domain names across the Internet."

  • LWN: Singapore Linux Conference/LinuxWorld Singapore 2001 (Mar 28, 2001, 22:00)
    "Now that the stock market craze is gone, the conference has diminished to those who are already using Linux or are interested in making money with Linux, that is, using Linux or other Open Source software to make their companies more efficient, more stable, more competitive, for less monetary outlay."

  • DukeofURL: SuSE Linux 7.1 Review (Mar 28, 2001, 21:33)
    "With their latest release, SuSE moves to the front of the pack. SuSE Version 7.1 has emerged, incorporating features that users have been clamoring for over the last few months."

  • Linux.com: Getting Started with Networking for Linux (Mar 28, 2001, 20:48)
    "A network is made of several parts: physical wire and special hardware is usually dependent on what type of connection media you're using. An equally important component is the software that "talks" over the network."

  • AllLinuxDevices: OEone To Build Operating Environment Platform Using Mozilla (Mar 28, 2001, 20:21)
    "OEone Corporation, a leading software developer for a new class of Internet devices, today announced that it is building its Operating Environment platform on Mozilla Open-Source Internet client technology."

  • Linux Documentation Project Weekly News 2001-03-27 (Mar 28, 2001, 20:11)
    "The Linux Documentation Project is developing free, high quality documentation for the GNU/Linux operating system. This includes the creation of HOWTOs and Guides, and collaboration with other documentation groups."

  • Apache Today: Apache 2.0.15 released as an alpha (Mar 28, 2001, 18:03)
    "This release is the first release to use the new release process. This process allows the Apache developers to more easily determine the quality of any release. Instead of tagging any release as an alpha or beta from now on, all releases will be available as numbered releases, and the release status will only be available in the tarball name."

  • Community: The Aureal Linux Driver Petition (Mar 28, 2001, 18:00)
    A reader wrote in to let us know about a petition drive for Aureal sound chipsets. Beta Linux drivers were in progress when Aureal folded not too long ago, and incompatibilities with VIA chipsets requires access to driver source, now in the hands of Creative.

  • LinuxPlanet: .comment: Little-Iron Chef (Mar 28, 2001, 16:19)
    When is Linux like "Iron Chef" and "Junkyard Wars"? When you're spending your days playing with old hardware and a bleeding edge distro. Dennis Powell picked up some old toys for a song and was reminded after ten epic days of struggle that sometimes yesterday's software is best for yesterday's hardware. Read about Dennis' visit to the hardware boneyard, and learn why he says Linux distributions can no longer claim to run on minimal hardware.

  • Australian IT: Restricting DVDs 'illegal' (Mar 28, 2001, 09:05)
    "Regional restrictions on DVDs could be an anti-competitive practice and a breach of the Trade Practices Act, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned."

  • The Register: WinXP Blade: MS' plan to kill off Linux Web servers (Mar 28, 2001, 09:03)
    "It's what they're designed to kill that's most interesting though - it's Linux....Blade servers are intended to be cheap, slam-in-and-go boxes that Web hosting operations can just peel off the roll (almost) and shove in whenever they need more server capacity."

  • ZDNet: SuSE 7.1 Professional Still in Minor Leagues (Mar 28, 2001, 09:03)
    Jeremy Allison of the Samba team wrote in to let us know about ZDNet's review of SuSE Linux 7.1. He writes: "The interesting thing is they say Linux is still in the minor leagues as a desktop OS and only recommend it for "Microsoft haters" and "cash strapped companies" but they give no *reasons* for saying this, other than "the cost of retraining from Windows would be prohibitive."

  • Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: vim update (Mar 28, 2001, 07:43)
    "Users could embed malicious VIM control codes into a file, and as soon as any user opened that file in vim-enhanced or vim-X11 with the status line option enabled in .vimrc, the commands would be executed as that user."