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
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."