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Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 21, 2001

  • SuSE Linux Firewall Now Also For "Virtual Private Networks" (Nov 21, 2001, 22:49)
    Press Release: SuSE has announced a version of "SuSE Linux Firewall on CD" available for "Virtual Private Networks" (VPN). With increased focus on IT security needs of small and medium sized enterprises, SuSE continues to extend its business product line.

  • LinuxPlanet: .comment: In Praise of IBM (Nov 21, 2001, 16:17)
    IBM, computing's 800-pound gorilla, has made a big commitment to Linux. Will it extend to the desktop? Dennis E. Powell reports that his friends at the Armonk leviathan hope so, but in any case, Linux profits from IBM's involvement.

  • ZDNet: Linux PDA: You can have it your way (Nov 21, 2001, 16:08)
    "'Please don't write anything which will make people want to buy the new pocket Sharp PDA,' implored the product manager. 'We don't have enough to sell. And it's not ready.' Well, I want one."

  • Red Hat's Alan Cox Named Candidate for Prestigious Technology Review 100 (Nov 21, 2001, 09:01)
    "Alan Cox , 'Kernel Hacker' at Red Hat, known throughout the open source community as one of the industry's most influential programmers, has been named a candidate for the worldwide Technology Review 100 (TR100). The TR100 is a unique listing of the world's top 100 young innovators published by Technology Review, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) award-winning publication."

  • Five Mandrake Linux Update Advisories: gnupg, procmail, Linux kernels 2.2 and 2.4, and teTeX (Nov 21, 2001, 07:55)
    Mandrake has issued five security updates for packages gnupg, procmail, Linux kernels 2.2 and 2.4, and teTeX.

  • DukeOfURL: Mandrake Linux PowerPack 8.1 Review (Nov 21, 2001, 04:14)
    "Mandrake and SuSE seem to be continually duking it out for the friendliest and most usable Linux distribution, a competition that has the pair leap-frogging over each other every few months. This is great for the end-user, as it raises the bar with nearly every release, leaving you with a much more friendly Linux."

  • CIO.com: Nixed for Linux (Nov 21, 2001, 01:00)
    "According to Andy Hendrickson, director of research and development, San Rafael, Calif.-based ILM is in the process of replacing its 600 Unix-based SGI O2 workstations -- which it used to render such characters as the gauze-clad antagonist in The Mummy, the fearsome velociraptors in the Jurassic Park flicks and Jar-Jar Binks in Star Wars Episode I -- with Pentium Four Linux machines."

  • LinuxWorld.com: A first look at Mandrake 8.1 (Nov 21, 2001, 00:14)
    "The Mandrake 8.1 install is slick, and when it works it literally turns the process into a no-brainer. Installing on my Sony Vaio laptop, for example, took about 30 minutes and was flawless. On my desktop machine, however, it was a different story."