Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 19, 2001
CNN.com: IBM's [Linux] graffiti ads runs afoul of city officials (Apr 19, 2001, 20:29)
IBM tooks its "peace, love, and Linux" campaign to the streets
of San Francisco -- only to draw the attention of city officials,
who say that by painting the ads directly on the sidewalk, IBM was
breaking the law.
LinuxPR: LUG Fest IV this weekend!
(Apr 19, 2001, 18:00)
"The Simi-Conejo Linux Users Group will be holding LUGFest IV on
April 21st and 22nd, 2001, in Simi Valley, California. "
LinuxProgramming: Mailman 2.0.4 released (Apr 19, 2001, 15:30)
Mailman 2.0.4 is now available. Mailman is the GNU Mailing List
Manager, and this latest version cleans up some incompatibilities
with Python 2.1.
Geeknews: Linux 4 Windows? Whats [sic] the point? (Apr 19, 2001, 13:00)
Here's your flamebait to go with your morning coffee: a Geeknews
writer named Likwuid_Ice questions why in the heck anyone would
bring Linux to the great unwashed masses of Windows users.
Mandrake 8.0 Begins to Arrive (Apr 19, 2001, 12:56)
Linux Mandrake 8.0 has begun to make its way out to the mirrors.
Please consult the mirrors list (linked within) and choose one
RedHat 7.1 - ReiserFS update disk (Apr 19, 2001, 04:36)
Journaling file system junkies take heart: Miguel Freitas and
Marcelo Roberto Jiminez have written in with an update to their
update disk: a tool that allows ReiserFS support under Red Hat 7.1
using a single floppy and the original Red Hat discs. They'll tell
you within, but we'll repeat it here: this is an unofficial hack
and no warranty is provided.
ZDNet: Kevin Dankwardt on standardization
for Embedded Linux (Apr 19, 2001, 02:06)
"I was the lone dissenting voice at the ELC meeting at ESC where
the board first brought forth the idea of the ELC developing and
promoting a standard for embedded Linux. I therefore want to
clarify my concerns."
The Register: Updated Samba one less reason for buying
Windows (Apr 19, 2001, 00:24)
Andrew Orlowski argues that Samba 2.2 has one tangible benefit
that makes it worth a download: Samba makes Microsoft Client Access
Licenses -- mandatory for printing and basic file sharing in a
Microsoft environment -- redundant.
Ga�l Duval: The Mandrake donations page is open (Apr 19, 2001, 00:19)
We're passing along this missive from Gaël Duval,
announcing that those with the inclination can send donations to
Linux-Mandrake to support specific projects. Not quite sure whether
this is kosher, given that MandrakeSoft is a corporation and it is
processing these requests in the United States.