Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 29, 2001
ComputerWorld: Q&A: McNealy defends Sun reliability, personal privacy views (Nov 29, 2001, 23:45)
"We're the No. 1 Linux appliance server supplier in the world
with the Cobalt line [from the acquisition of Cobalt Networks Inc.
last year]. We have Linux extensions to Solaris. We just don't
think a Linux partition on a mainframe makes a lot of sense. It's
kind of like having a trailer park in the back of your estate."
SuSE.com: SuSE Linux in Action During the Salvage of the "Kursk" (Nov 29, 2001, 15:08)
"Dr. Rotthäuser and Dr. Hagemeister from
Ingenieursgesellschaft IgH, based in Essen (Germany), were on board
among the European salvage team of 52, who lifted the Kursk from
its watery grave 108 meters below sea level in October 2001. Their
company's control software made sure that the Russian nuclear
submarine remained in a stable, safe position during the salvage
despite heavy seas."
Mandrake Linux Users Club Launched (Nov 29, 2001, 14:10)
"Based on the 'Street Performer Protocol', the main benefits of
joining this club will be to improve our capability to improve more
and more the Mandrake Linux Open Source project."
Linux Weekly News for November 29, 2001 (Nov 29, 2001, 12:49)
This week: playing with Evolution, Sklyarov update, the new
kernel development series begins, more.
MP3 Newswire: Portable Linux Movie & MP3 Player (Nov 29, 2001, 09:14)
"Measuring a compact 10.2" x 6.3" x 1.2" (260 x 160 x 30 mm) the
unit has a 20GB hard drive for storing files. Once a collection of
movies are downloaded, the player can easily be disconnected and
carried anywhere there is a television for convenient viewing. The
company bills the Bokks as a personal video recorder, but the unit
is actually a bit closer to a specific-function laptop that uses a
TV for its display."
NewsForge: Linux advocacy and hardware support (Nov 29, 2001, 00:30)
"A constant refrain in the email I get from people trying to use
Linux for the first time is, 'Linux needs better hardware support.'
At the same time, many experienced Linux users, who also wish Linux
had better hardware support, worry about Linux getting 'dumbed
down' if a lot of people who aren't very knowledgeable about
computers start using it. But better hardware support will only
come if Linux becomes more popular among non-gurus. Here's