Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 18, 2002
MandrakeSoft: Mandrake Linux 8.2 is Available (Mar 18, 2002, 21:18)
"MandrakeSoft is proud to introduce Mandrake Linux 8.2 as the
most feature-rich, multi-purpose Linux operating system ever made
available to the public..."
ComputerWorld: Analysts: Security Flaws Won't Undermine Linux (Mar 18, 2002, 19:00)
"Fahrner said he found the Linux community to be far more
responsive than traditional, proprietary operating system vendors
when security issues have cropped up, issuing fixes and patches
quickly and publicly..."
KDE.org: The KDE Three Meeting (Mar 18, 2002, 17:30)
"As the KDE-3.0 scheduled release date drew near, it became
obvious that a concentrated effort focused on solving problems with
the current code base was urgently needed. To solve these problems,
and with the generous support of our sponsors, a group of KDE
developers met in Nürnberg (Germany) from February 25th to
March 4th. These developers were invited to provide the time and
energy necessary for the meeting to be successful. This event is
now known as the the KDE-Three meeting..."
LinuxPlanet: Case Study: Clusters and Image Processing (Mar 18, 2002, 16:00)
In the late 1990s, ImageLinks, Inc. had the software to perform
highly sophisticated remote sensing operations, thanks to
declassified government code. But the software ran on high-end--and
highly expensive--SGI Indigo 2 systems. In this first part of a
comprehensive two-part case study, Dee-Ann LeBlanc examines the
challanges that faced the team at ImageLinks when they decided to
try running their code on Linux systems, in the hopes of saving
thousands of dollars a year on licenses alone.
vmlinuz: Samsung Printer Drivers for Linux Available (Mar 18, 2002, 13:00)
Owners of the ML- series of Samsung printers take note: the
company is releasing Linux drivers for this line of printers.
Linux Orbit: Revolution-OS: Movie Review (Mar 18, 2002, 11:00)
"The film is a string of interviews with several of the key
figures of the free software/open source movement, staggered with
slides of statistics charting the growth in users, and lines of
code of the open OS as it evolved from birth to its current
iterations..." [This film is scheduled for broadcast on the
Sundance Channel today, March 18. Check your local cable listings.