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Linux News for Jun 25, 2001

  • Richard Stallman: 2001 Free Software Award Nominations Being Accepted (Jun 25, 2001, 23:30)
    "Any kind of activity could be eligible--writing software, writing documentation, publishing CDs, even journalism. But, whatever the activity, we want to recognize long-term central contributions to the development of the world of free software. "Accord with the spirit" means, for example, that software, manuals or collections of them (on tape or CD) must be entirely free. "

  • Computer Buyer: Comment: SuSE Linux 7.2 - Linux for the desktop? (Jun 25, 2001, 23:00)
    The reviewer really doesn't tell us anything about SuSE Linux 7.2; instead, he takes the occasion to offer his punditry on how Linux can succeed on the desktop. He doesn't think that Linux will succeed on its own merits: instead, he writes that Linux's only shot is attracting disaffected Windows users.

  • Datamation: Who's afraid of Linux? (Jun 25, 2001, 22:30)
    Datamation looks at how Linux is being deployed in the lucrative ERP field -- one of mainstays of enterprise computing. Despite some impressive case studies, it appears that the leading ERP vendors -- like SAP and PeopleSoft -- offer lukewarm support for Linux.

  • SEUL.org: Linux in education report #47 for June 25 (Jun 25, 2001, 22:00)
    SEUL/edu is the discussion group for those interested in using Linux for education. This covers all aspects of educational uses of Linux, by teachers, parents, and students. This week: Computerbank micropublishing its accumulated Linux information? xletters typing tutor software. Python-based hypercard-like project under discussion.

  • LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week - June 25th 2001 (Jun 25, 2001, 21:30)
    "This week, the most interesting articles include "Security: Firewalls; IPtables and Rules," "A Readonly filesystem on Bootable CD," and "Secure FTP via SSH Tunnel." Also this week, there are several articles discussing the governments state of security. These articles can be found in the general section of this newsletter. "

  • Linux-Mandrake Community Newsletter #4 (Jun 25, 2001, 20:45)
    This Week's Summary: New release of MandrakeFreq; Introducing the Mandrake Cooker Weekly News; PPC Beta Status Report; Request for MandrakeExpert Volunteers; Business Case of the Week; MandrakeForum headlines.

  • Andy Tai: "Software Wars" Map Updated (Jun 25, 2001, 20:45)
    "This is to announce the latest version of the "Software Wars" map. It describes, in simple graphics, the current software world. Using the analogy of war maps between countries, it shows the current situation more effectively than texts in many articles. Since 1997, this map has been periodically updated to reflect the on-going events. The latest updates reflect the intensified struggle between Microsoft and Open Source/Free Software."

  • Compaq transfers Alpha technology to Intel, increases commitment to Itanium (Jun 25, 2001, 20:00)
    It's the end of the line for the Alpha chip, which was once positioned as a prime platform for Linux.

  • Change for Caldera OpenLinux Workstation 3.1 Will Require "Per System" Licenses (Jun 25, 2001, 17:16)
    Caldera has changed the license on its OpenLinux Workstation product for the newest version (3.1) to require one license per system the distribution is installed on. The company will provide a certificate of license authenticity it says it expects to find on each system running OpenLinux Workstation.

  • Apache Today: Lineo Availix Vertical Clustering 1.0 Ships (Jun 25, 2001, 17:00)
    Lineo has released Lineo Availix Vertical Clustering 1.0, an solution to provide Internet data centers, large Internet service providers and access providers with high scalability and performance for non-stop access services.

  • ZDNet/Yahoo!: Open source leaders duke it out (Jun 25, 2001, 16:26)
    No one's going to like any excerpt we offer on this piece, which involves Ransom Love getting around to responding to Richard Stallman calling Caldera "parasites." We're also fairly certain RMS won't care to be called an "open source" leader, as long as we're qualifying things. Beyond the sniping ("Did Richard Stallman ever invest £50m in Linux? We did.") is also a look at Mr. Love's attitude with regard to Linux as the basis of a successful business: "before [Red Hat] could become that successful, they had to develop proprietary software. So why are people so outraged? Because they want everything for free.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.2.20pre6 (Jun 25, 2001, 15:02)
    "Linux 2.2 is now firmly into maintainance state. Patches for neat new ideas belong in 2.4. Generally new drivers belong in 2.4 (possibly in 2.2 as well after 2.4 shows them stable). Expect me to be very picky on changes to the core code now."

  • Kernel Traffic #123 by Zack Brown (Jun 25, 2001, 14:46)
    Mailing list threads from the Linux Kernel Development Team.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.5-ac18 (Jun 25, 2001, 13:36)
    Nearly three dozen changelog entries in the latest from Mr. Cox.

  • AbiWord Weekly News #49 by Jesper Skov (Jun 25, 2001, 12:00)
    "Still moving towards 0.9.0. Even though we didn't see as much action this week as I had hoped, there were fixed quite a few bugs, some features were polished, and Patrick Lam revealed he's brewing on endnotes which may just get ready in time for 1.0."

  • Linux-World Danmark: NeTraverse Win4Lin 3.0 Review (Jun 25, 2001, 11:00)
    Here's a review to read as you sit down with your morgen-complet: Frederik Dannemare comes out with one of the first reviews of the recently updated Win4Lin. And he likes what he sees.