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Infrastructure Linux News for May 21, 2001

  • ApacheToday: Apache 1.3.20 Released (May 21, 2001, 23:33)
    "We consider Apache 1.3.20 to be the best version of Apache available and we strongly recommend that users of older versions, especially of the 1.1.x and 1.2.x family, upgrade as soon as possible. No further releases will be made in the 1.2.x family."

  • LinuxPR: Caldera Provides Customized Solutions Through Expanded Professional Services (May 21, 2001, 22:00)
    "Through the acquisition of SCO's Professional Services Division, Caldera has obtained a 20-year track record in delivering UNIX and Linux solutions and gained a presence in the small footprint and dedicated function systems markets."

  • Linux Journal: Algorithms in Africa (May 21, 2001, 21:24)
    This article, written by a former foreign aid worker, addresses the issues surrounding bringing technology to developing nations as its starting point and moves on to discuss the specific usefulness of Linux in these instances. The author's decidedly lucid about the perils of promoting technology for its own sake. For people who've ever wondered what the story was behind vim's ":help uganda" command, there's something interesting, too.

  • DukeOfURL: Linux Mandrake 8.0 Review (May 21, 2001, 15:08)
    The DukeOfURL says Linux Mandrake 8.0 "bumps SuSE from the number one position" as an all-around Linux desktop distribution on the strength of performance, management tools, overall ease-of-use, and how current the selected software is.

  • ZDNet: Decoding Microsoft's open source argument [Rebutting Mundie's Rebuttal] (May 21, 2001, 13:53)
    The Mundie Saga enters a new phase with this: a rebuttal of Craig Mundie's rebuttal of all the rebuttals to his speech. Red Hat's Michael Tiemann issues a point-by-point response to Mr. Mundie, spending much of the column defending the GPL and making a pointed aside about Ransom Love's recent comments on its unsuitability for business: "I can only say that it's a poor carpenter who blames his tools."