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Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 29, 2001

  • Linux Journal: Hacking Vegas at Black Hat and DEF CON: One Geek's Experience (Jul 29, 2001, 23:30)
    Darth Elmo reports on Black Hat and DEF CON, covering a variety of talks and lectures: "DEF CON, which began as a relatively small get-together for members of the IS underground, has grown in recent years to become the world's largest and most publicized annual gathering of the diverse groups that comprise Information Systems Security. But despite its growth and more-or-less-mainstream success (measured in numbers and news articles), DEF CON is first and foremost for hackers."

  • MaximumLinux.org: Open Letter Against Using Microsoft Server Products (Jul 29, 2001, 21:30)
    An unhappy network engineer defends his choice of Linux for a variety of tasks in the wake of a company's report on his network that recommended removing SAMBA and sendmail in favor of Windows and Exchange.

  • Byte.com: FrontPage XP Bad, Ricochet Good (Jul 29, 2001, 19:22)
    Given the choice between Windows 2000 and Linux for his new Ricochet setup, Jerry Pournelle goes with Linux, maintaining that it's the more secure alternative and that support from the developer community is good.

  • MLUG: 'So listen good - use Linux; It's the only real escape.' (Jul 29, 2001, 12:00)
    Start your Sunday off with some 'Tux Noir': "It was back in 1996. A sordid tale if there ever was one. Foul enough to shock even me, a hard-boiled computer junkie. The stench was so thick you could cut it with a knife and serve it as day-old bread. So maybe I just have to come clean now. Maybe it will help some poor schmuck somewhere."