Linux News for Sep 26, 2001
InternetNews.com: Battle Brews Over Authentication
(Sep 26, 2001, 21:32)
"Microsoft, according to Burton, is "betting the company" on the
importance of that model with its .NET initiative. But Microsoft is
not the only one to recognize the import of the model, and
unwilling to let Microsoft make its authentication system become
the defacto standard that makes Web services feasible, Sun and its
compatriots Wednesday formed the Liberty Alliance Project to
develop and deploy an open solution."
LinuxProgramming: Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Sep 26)
(Sep 26, 2001, 21:13)
All the latest news from the Tcl world.
TechRepublic.com: By the numbers: Comparing Windows security to Linux (Sep 26, 2001, 19:40)
"One way to get to the bottom of this dispute is to look at the
numbers. In this case, let's examine the statistics on discovered
vulnerabilities tracked by Security Focus Bugtraq. One word of
warning: These numbers may just surprise you."
ZDNet: Separating fact from fiction about Linux
(Sep 26, 2001, 18:25)
"Over the last six months there's been plenty of evidence of
mainstream adoption, even though it's mostly as a host for Apache.
Linux patently works--it does what it says on the tin. And the
successive evolutions have all been in the right direction.
However, some of the claims made by Linux vendors are
unsupportable. It doesn't constitute an alternative to Windows on
the desktop, largely because the applications aren't there."
SearchWin2000.com: The Linux love affair: Will users ever be able to commit? (Sep 26, 2001, 17:03)
"Why then are IT shops taking a go-slow approach? Among the
reservations cited in the TechTarget survey and follow-up
interviews were: Expense of re-training end-users and IT staff,
concerns about the newness and long-term viability of the Linux OS,
lack of adequate vendor support, questions about security and
stability and a dearth of compatible business software."
Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #15 (Sep 26, 2001, 15:59)
This week: Mandrake 8.1 Pre-orders being accepted; Mandrake
Cooker Weekly News Highlights; Financial Corner; Spotlight on the
SSSCA; Business Case of the Week; Security-related Software
Updates; Top Headlines from MandrakeForum
ComputerWorld: Linux Road Map Needed (Sep 26, 2001, 14:55)
"Unfortunately, too few people in the room understood that they
need to start thinking more like Microsoft. LSB needs to generate
confidence by announcing a long-term road map with specifics about
things like directory services and desktop standards that ISVs can
start planning to support."
osOpinion: Unix Raises the Bar (Sep 26, 2001, 14:04)
"Now is the time to challenge these answers. People are starting
to notice that the use of Microsoft products is directly related to
how much damage can be inflicted. Many people, however, have no
idea what the other options are or how to protect themselves. When
I ask this question of most people, the responses I get include
'that's what everybody else uses,' 'it's easy to use,' and 'what
else is there?'."
LinuxPlanet: comment: Strategic Linux (Sep 26, 2001, 13:06)
In the wake of another week of worm madness, this time with
Nimda, Dennis Powell takes stock: the Gartner group says it's time
to look at something besides IIS while Microsoft rewrites its code
- something for which few are holding out hope even as it
underscores the danger of single-source software. It's time, says
Powell, for developers and distributors to step up and work out the
challenges posed by a diverse, decentralized development model
while demonstrating that Linux is the best solution for protecting
our information infrastructure.
NewsForge: Windows developers, it's time to switch to Linux (Sep 26, 2001, 12:04)
"Since Microsoft seems bent on adding more applications to its
operating system in every version, it may now be better business
for small developers to start making commercial software for Linux
instead of concentrating on Windows applications."
Ximian Evolution Beta 4 Released
(Sep 26, 2001, 09:40)
"Beta 4 continues where beta 3 left off. Beta 4 has LDAP,
PalmOS, and SSL support built in. It also has lots of bug fixes,
stability improvements, and speed increases. In fact, there have
been 550 bugs closed in the period between beta 3 and beta 4."
MLUG: Linux Opportunities - Printing and Pre-Press (Sep 26, 2001, 01:35)
"Linux has already found its way onto the scene and there will
be more opportunities for adoption of Linux solutions in the
future. Before we go any further we need to understand a little of
how the industry operates. The workflow chart below, although
greatly oversimplified, will give a idea of how the process of
taking an idea and producing it on printed media works."