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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 30, 2001

  • Network World Fusion: Report: IBM, Intel come to aid of struggling SuSE Linux (Aug 30, 2001, 21:39)
    "Open-source software maker SuSE Linux has narrowly avoided insolvency after investors agreed to a new round of financing, according to a newspaper report. Backers will provide the struggling German company with 50 million euros ($45.5 million) in fresh funding, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said in its Thursday edition, citing unnamed industry sources."

  • Progeny Linux Systems Halts Work on Linux NOW, Debian-Based Distribution to Continue (Aug 30, 2001, 20:20)
    "Ian Murdock confirmed the details of the letter he sent out and said the company's Linux distribution: Progeny Debian GNU/Linux, will continue to be sold as a shrinkwrap product and target of services. The distribution is an enhanced version of the Debian GNU/Linux's "Woody" or testing branch."

  • Community: Linux.conf.au 2002 Call for Papers Released (Aug 30, 2001, 15:27)
    "The Linux.conf.au 2002 organisers have released the call for papers . This conference is to be held from the 6th to the 9th of Feburary, 2002 in Brisbane, Australia. It is Australia's 3rd national Linux conference, and focuses on Linux and open-source related software."

  • Enterprise Linux Today: LVM Developer Mauelshagen Awarded First OSDL Enterprise Achievement Award (Aug 30, 2001, 09:04)
    "Mauelshagen was recognized for his work on the Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM), a software solution that addresses the need of large enterprises to manage data storage. It allows data center class users to virtually re-allocate and/or resize disk storage to meet changing capacity needs."

  • CNET/Yahoo!: Making Linux usable tops Torvalds' list (Aug 30, 2001, 01:20)
    "The biggest development in Linux in the past year has been a more refined user interface, Linux founder Linus Torvalds said Wednesday, deprecating the deeper work that remains his own domain."

  • Wired: Linux Might Be Too Big for Tux (Aug 30, 2001, 00:43)
    LinuxWorld is more corporate now, says the author: "This year the marketers have attacked. Now, it's virtually impossible to walk around LinuxWorld without hearing pitches from company reps extolling the benefits of Linux for 'mission-critical applications in the enterprise,' or some such drivel." Ximian is held up as a good example of a company that retains the traditional enthusiasm of open source developers.