Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 24, 2001
BBC News: India's simple computer for the poor
(Sep 24, 2001, 20:32)
"We have had a tremendous response from all over the world -
from South America to Australia and every other country in between
including some of the developed countries. Even the developed
countries are interested in seeing how they could use it. Not just
for applications for the poor but also applications for the urban
elite, the urban affluent."
ZDNet: Red Hat's market-leading Linux
(Sep 24, 2001, 19:18)
"Red Hat is currently the most influential Linux distributor.
Red Hat Linux is a comprehensive and sound implementation, with a
variety of configuration, development, installation, networking,
usability, and security features... Red Hat's prominence in the
Linux market is deserved; struggling but holding its own against
the current world economic downturn, Red Hat continues to improve
its products, service, and training."
JesusGeeks: RMS Speaks (Sep 24, 2001, 18:15)
"Some free software is very well written; and wins users for its
technical merits. Other free programs are ugly inside and just
barely do their jobs, but they are very important nonetheless,
because we need to have some way to do those jobs. The free
software community offers some practical advantages for software
development. Proprietary software development has a practical
advantage too, of getting more money more easily. Proprietary
software developers are all doing something wrong, but this doesn't
meant they are all incompetent."
NewsBytes: 'Happy Hacker' Drops A Bomb On Security Experts (Sep 24, 2001, 13:17)
"On Wednesday, the 14,300-strong subscribers to a popular
security list known as Vuln-Dev received what may have appeared a
rare treat: a message to the list containing source code to a
program that gave the user full control of a remote Unix
system...But as some Vuln-Dev readers, many of whom are system
administrators for businesses, painfully learned, the program was a
Trojan horse, and if compiled and run, could delete most of the
files on the user's computer."