Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 20, 2001
Community: announcing the Maximum Linux Project (Apr 20, 2001, 23:00)
Michael Lauzon writes in to announce a new Linux distribution,
started from scratch, that won't be based on any other existing
VNU Net: Patents hinder open source progress (Apr 20, 2001, 22:10)
VNU Net previews the upcoming summit initiated by HP's Bruce
Perens, who argues that large corporations -- like the one he works
for -- should donate important patents to the open source
AllLinuxDevices: LynuxWorks' BlueCat Now Supports MIPS Architecture
(Apr 20, 2001, 21:00)
"LynuxWorks, Inc., a provider of open source and true real-time
embedded solutions for the post-PC era, today announced a new
release of BlueCat Linux with MIPS support. With the release of
BlueCat Linux 3.1, LynuxWorks now claims the broadest
microprocessor support for embedded Linux. Supported architectures
now include MIPS, Intel's Pentium, XScale and x86 compatibles, ARM
family (including Thumb extensions), StrongARM, PowerPC (including
PowerQUICC) and Hitachi SuperH."
AllLinuxDevices: FSMLabs announces netBSD component for RTLinux (Apr 20, 2001, 20:00)
"FSMLabs, the RTLinux Company, announced today that its RTLinux
operating system is now available with a NetBSD component."
AsiaBizTech: Hitachi Adds Embedded Wireless LAN Function to Internet Terminal
with Midori Linux (Apr 20, 2001, 18:00)
More details on the new Linux-based Internet appliance from
Hitachi: its code name is "FLORA-ie 55mi," it will feature wireless
networking, and it's expected to cost 152,800 yen.
Compaq to Offer Linux Advanced Developer's Kit for AlphaServer GS Series
Systems (Apr 20, 2001, 17:30)
Compaq releases an Advanced Developer's Kit for its AlphaServer
GS Series systems, albeit as an unsupported product.
ZDNet UK: Back to school to learn to hack (Apr 20, 2001, 17:00)
ZDNet asks the $100,000 question: How do you predict the actions
of a criminal? The answer is to get into his or her head, work out
what makes them tick and learn the techniques they have at their
disposal. This includes noting some of the most common mistakes
individuals can make when securing their Linux system.
Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #87 by Paul Emsley (Apr 20, 2001, 15:30)
Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for
the previous week.
Community: Baltimore Area Linux Users Group Installfest this Saturday (Apr 20, 2001, 13:44)
This is short notice, admittedly, but if you're in the Baltimore
area you may want to check out a local installfest.
BBC: Microsoft experiments with XP, could drive users to Linux (Apr 20, 2001, 12:00)
BBC News Online technology correspondent Mark Ward chats up a
slew of analysts and concludes that Microsoft could end up driving
scads of users into the arms of the friendly penguin Tux.
PC Magazine: An Upgradable Appliance (Apr 20, 2001, 11:00)
PC Magazine reviews the Linux-based NIC from New Internet
Computer Company and likes it.
John Dvorak: The Jinx (Apr 20, 2001, 10:00)
John Dvorak admits that he might consider using Linux if the
upcoming Windows XP operating system polices users.
ZDNet: Samba 2.2: your way to Windows file/print services (Apr 20, 2001, 09:00)
Steven J. Vaugahan-Nichols reviews the latest version of the
venerable Samba, calling it even more Windows-compatible.
CNet.com: New Samba improves Windows mimicry (Apr 20, 2001, 08:30)
The heat is on: "A Microsoft spokesman acknowledged that Samba
provides pricing advantages over the company's software but
dismissed Samba as inadequate overall."
Linux Weekly News for April 19, 2001 (Apr 20, 2001, 08:00)
This week: Loki suffers through layoffs, differences between
European and U.S. copyright laws, and the government oversight of
Web sites in Italy.
Linux-Mandrake 8.0 officially released (Apr 20, 2001, 02:21)
Here's the official announcement about what's included in the
three editions of Linux-Mandrake 8.0.
BSD Today: VMware ported for NetBSD (Apr 20, 2001, 02:21)
Wasabi Systems has a VMware compatibility package available
consisting of set of kernel modules and scripts that allow owners
of the Linux version of VMware to run it under NetBSD.
Do we need to replace X? The Linux GFX project thinks so (Apr 20, 2001, 02:21)
A new project has some lofty ambitions: to develop a new X
PC Magazine: Comparing Windows XP, Mac OS X, and Red Hat Linux/Nautilus (Apr 20, 2001, 00:39)
PC Magazine did a comparison of Windows XP, Mac OS X, and Red
Hat Linux running Nautilus. Your first clue to the findings is that
PC Magazine dubbed Red Hat/Nautilus an "alternative" operating
O'Reilly: Oracle & Open Source: Gazing at the
Crystal Ball (Apr 20, 2001, 00:30)
This is basically a feature-length promo for a new O'Reilly
title, but author Andy Duncan makes some rather bold predictions,
including a whopper: that MySQL will grow so popular that Oracle
will be forced to open source its product in the future.
Personally, we can't see Larry Ellison turning over his crown
jewels to the open-source community, but this is a great way to