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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 27, 2001

  • Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #104 by Paul Emsley (Aug 27, 2001, 21:45)
    Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for the previous week.

  • Byte.com: He Who Controls the Bootloader (Aug 27, 2001, 21:01)
    "But the reality is that Be's failure has made a point to the world, to whit: "Don't bother trying to create a better commercial desktop OS - it doesn't matter how hard you try, how many engineers you throw at the problem, how much money you spend, or how many years you put into it. Microsoft owns that space and, worse, the public is totally complicit with that fact. People will not stop using Windows. It is a losing battle."

  • Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0 Final Release Available (Aug 27, 2001, 19:30)
    "MandrakeSoft proudly announces the immediate availability of Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0 final release. This version builds upon the highly successful Mandrake Linux 8.0 release for the x86 architecture."

  • Enterprise Linux Today: SuSE Ships SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 (Aug 27, 2001, 19:07)
    "Apart from the operating system basis optimised for stability and security, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 comprises all server services relevant in Linux, enabling the implementation of e-mail, Internet, and application services, as well as file and print services in heterogeneous networks (UNIX, Windows 9x/NT/2000, Novell Netware, MacOS)."

  • FSF Europe: Free Software Experts (Aug 27, 2001, 15:56)
    "Have you ever been depressed, possibly more than once, to discover that a so called Free Software project was financed despite the fact that it had nothing to do with Free Software? Europe will soon be financing new projects and you could help prevent similar travesties by becoming External Experts. It will then be more difficult to claim that nothing could be done: your skills are required to validate the candidate projects."

  • Enterprise Linux Today: City of Progress Chooses Bynari Groupware (Aug 27, 2001, 14:45)
    "Today, the VP of Technology for Bynari Inc., Tom Adelstein, and the CIO of the City of Largo, Harold Schomaker, announced deployment of an "All-Linux" groupware solution for the west Florida community. The City chose Bynari's Insight solution for messaging and collaboration, to replace their existing system running Novell's GroupWise product."

  • Wired: Linux, a Decade of Open Source (Aug 27, 2001, 14:07)
    "The only way I know how to describe it is that all the stars in the heavens lined up," said Bob Young, the chairman of Red Hat, one of the first companies to start a business around Linux."

  • BBC News: Linux: An installer's tale (Aug 27, 2001, 12:00)
    "Just how hard is it to kit out your PC with Linux, the free software operating system which was first announced 10 years ago on Saturday?"

  • iWeek: Linux At 10: Where Do We Go From Here? (Aug 27, 2001, 10:00)
    "The trend is not good" for Microsoft, Enderle said. "More and more kids are coming out of school with a Linux bent. People doing open source are often at the top of their class--similar to the people who drove Windows into the market a decade ago."