Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 12, 2002
Tonight Live: Sputnik "Launches" and I Am Mad As Hell And Not Going To Take It (Mar 12, 2002, 20:20)
"We will be covering the hot Linux news of the last few weeks.
In particular we will a series of stories/events that continue to
embattle the technology development community. It has come to a
point where TLS is shifting its editorial posture to a more
LinuxOrbit: Lycoris Desktop/LX, New Linux Distro for New Linux Users (Mar 12, 2002, 18:30)
"The documentation included with the CD was a simple
Installation Guide, which covered the basics for getting the
distribution installed. The Guide was very clear and concise, but a
little short on any useful troubleshooting information. This was a
bit of foreshadowing though, because this distribution has one
MandrakeForum: Mandrake Linux 8.2 Release Candidate (Mar 12, 2002, 17:00)
"...But it may be the last chance for you to report problems, as
the closer to the final we are, the higher is the risk to break
something when correcting a bug..."
Linux Ported to Cisco 7600 / Catalyst 6509 (Mar 12, 2002, 14:07)
"Focusing first on the Cisco 7600 platform, AYR engineers ported
Linux to its central switch processor, route processor, high speed
WAN line cards, and distributed switching LAN line cards. AYR then
ported or developed routing protocols, a command line interface,
ASIC control daemons, line card managers, flash drivers and
filesystems, network drivers, and several more subsystems needed to
make a complete ISP-ready high-end router."
IDG.net.nz: Will Linux find a home in handhelds? (Mar 12, 2002, 12:25)
"Ishrat Hakim, Lineo's vice president Asia-Pacific sales and
corporate development, believes Linux has the ability to hold its
own in this ultra-competitive arena. This confidence is in spite of
research from Gartner noting that the worldwide Linux PDA market
share in 2001 represented a mere 0.2% of the 13.11 million units
shipped in total."
Linux-Mandrake.com: The Future of Mandrake Linux (Mar 12, 2002, 10:02)
"It is estimated that we will "break even" by the end of 2002,
but it is unlikely that MandrakeSoft can remain unchanged during
these next few months without drastically cutting costs unless
additional revenue is generated quickly."
Reuters/Yahoo!/The Register: AOL in Deal with Red Hat to use Linux (Mar 12, 2002, 07:16)
Two stories on a deal between AOL and Red Hat to deploy Linux
(apparently on the server side), and some information on AOL's
plans to shift to Mozilla for its clients.