Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 24, 2002
Tonight Live: We Are Back From the Dead with Pony Based Ring Ethernet and Linux (Sep 24, 2002, 22:00)
"In particular, we will talk MORE about Linux Desktops including
a first look at Red Hats new desktop. NEXT WEEK we will do a
complete review of both 7.3 and the NEW beta that is starting to
show up on the mirrors, but tonight we will take a first
Scientific American: Computers for the Third World (Sep 24, 2002, 20:30)
"It doesn't look like much. A drab, gray piece of plastic, about
five inches long and three inches wide. A black-and-white screen,
three inches by two inches, showing a few simple snippets of text.
And yet this nondescript little [Linux-based] computer may hold the
key to bringing information technology to Third World
Salon.com: Building the Underground Computer Railroad (Sep 24, 2002, 19:45)
"Anti-globalization activists in Oakland, Calif., are recycling
old machines, loading them with free software and shipping them off
CNET News: Lab to Sample Linux for Weapons Work (Sep 24, 2002, 19:00)
"Los Alamos National Laboratory is buying a $6 million,
2,048-processor Linux supercomputer to run its nuclear weapons
simulation software, an effort that will test the limits of these
less expensive megamachines..."
Linux Journal: Software Freedom for Macedonia? (Sep 24, 2002, 13:00)
"David Sugar, maintainer of GNU Bayonne, pushes a Russian car
into the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, and reports on the
state of the free software movement there..."
GrepLaw.org: Don Marti on Free Software, Patents and the Internet (Sep 24, 2002, 10:00)
"Don Marti is the editor of LinuxJournal and the mastermind
behind the Burnallgifs campaign. He has strong views on free
software, software patentability and the freedom of the Internet.
Marti should personally be featured in any encylopedia under
'geektivism'. Greplaw has picked Don Martis brain..."
Mandrake Linux Advisories: glibc, tcl/tk (Sep 24, 2002, 00:59)
Two security advisories from MandrakeSoft.