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Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 23, 2001

  • TheStar.com.my: Microsoft downplays growing popularity of Linux operating systems in India (Sep 23, 2001, 19:49)
    "Microsoft Corp. on Friday sought to downplay the growing popularity of the Linux operating system in India, claiming the Windows system remained far ahead of its competition in South Asia. 'There is no real threat from Linux. If you go the Linux path you won't get very far,' Mark Phibbs, Microsoft's business development manager in Asia, told The Associated Press."

  • news.kde.org: RedHat RPMs for KDE 2.2.1 (Sep 23, 2001, 18:26)
    "Benjamin Reed wrote in to tell us that he has helped out RedHat's KDE users and put together KDE 2.2.1 RPMs for RedHat 7.0 and 7.1."

  • Linux Journal: Cooperating Geeks (Sep 23, 2001, 15:50)
    "A few years ago, on a BBS I used to frequent, in a tech forum long since forgotten, one of the users asked a bunch of the regulars where they got their experience. "How does one learn routing, mail server administration or just heavy duty Perl?" That's a good question... An idea popped into my head that I quickly suggested: a geek cooperative. Geeks forming their own ISP and learning those skills on the job."

  • IBM developerWorks: Introduction to robotics technology (Sep 23, 2001, 14:07)
    "The project aims to become more than just a copy of existing commercial robot controllers or robot simulation/programming packages. The OROCOS project wants to develop shareable libraries, stand-alone components (sometimes referred to as software agents), and a configurable run-time environment from which to eliminate and control all distributed robotics systems."

  • LinuxDA-based Handheld Approaches Launch (Sep 23, 2001, 11:54)
    A distribution of Linux for Palm III's called LinuxDA is about to be made available installed on a $89 handheld distributed by Empower Technologies. Links to a device overview and a review of the LinuxDA distribution within.

  • GNU/FSF Event: RMS will speak on 2001-09-23 in Scottsdale, AZ, USA (Sep 23, 2001, 03:46)
    "Richard M. Stallman will deliver a speech, entitled "The Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System", on Sunday 23 September 2001 starting at 18:00. The event will be held at Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ."