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Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 30, 2001

  • LinuxHardware.org: New NVIDIA Linux Driver Performance (Nov 30, 2001, 22:06)
    "As promised, we have benchmarked the new NVIDIA drivers released yesterday and to say the least, the results are amazing. To find out what we're talking about, read on. We have the charts to prove what a few good programmers are capable of."

  • LinuxHardware.org: KT266A Motherboards Linux Benched (Nov 30, 2001, 20:34)
    "With these new chipsets a new level of performance has been reached for Athlon DDR-based systems. The question now is how much of a gain in performance can you actually expect? Also, which motherboard should you choose? We look at these questions with the latest boards in the lab, the EPoX 8KHA+ and the SOYO SY-K7V DRAGON Plus."

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: wu-ftpd (Nov 30, 2001, 19:24)
    "A vulnerability in wu-ftpd's ftpglob() function was found by the CORE ST team. This vulnerability can be exploited to obtain root access on the FTP server."

  • Salon.com: The Microsoft resistance (Nov 30, 2001, 16:36)
    "That's what supporters of Microsoft who dismiss such complaints as knee-jerk whining -- or sectarian fanaticism in the religious wars of computerdom -- don't get about the critique of Microsoft that's widely held by many industry observers: It's not about mindless anti-Microsoft bias; it's a sane and pragmatic response to the negative aspects of Microsoft's monopoly that continue to warp the computer industry's growth and development."

  • LinuxWorld.com: Intro to LXP, the XML/PostgreSQL Application Server (Nov 30, 2001, 11:46)
    "Alternative languages such as PHP are designed for developers. They are powerful and have their uses. Anyone who develops in C, C++, Perl, Java, or many other languages could easily become competent with PHP in a Sunday afternoon. LXP, on the other hand, is designed to give more power back to the technical user without limiting developers who choose to use it."

  • Linux Certification Body Releases Intermediate Level Exams (Nov 30, 2001, 10:11)
    "The LPI Level 2 program consists of two exams, 201 and 202, which test intermediate-level Linux system administration and troubleshooting skills. They are now available worldwide through the VUE network of more than 2,800 testing centers for $100 each."

  • Samba 3.0 alpha0 Released (Nov 30, 2001, 09:23)
    An alpha release designed to encourage wider testing, Samba 3.0 alpha0 includes Active Directory support, Unicode support, a new authentication system, and more.