Linux News for Oct 29, 2001
Byte.com: Linux Kernel Pillow Talk (Oct 29, 2001, 23:46)
Moshe Bar comments on the recent kernel VM spats: "And you
thought the netherworlds of dry kernel engineering were free of
politics, egos, and prima-donnas? Guess again. The events of the
last four to six weeks and the e-mails flying to and from the Linux
kernel mailing list show how Byzantine and complex the dynamics of
decision finding, features design, and implementations can be."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.13-ac5 (Oct 29, 2001, 22:21)
Changelog, links within.
LinuxWorld.com: Why your organization needs Linux (Oct 29, 2001, 21:22)
Joe Barr advocates Linux in a speech: "A few of us continued to
talk afterwards. Steve told me how he had tried XP and decided
there was no way he was going to upgrade. He said he didn't know
how much longer it would be before Microsoft would "expire" support
for the version of Windows he runs today. His unhappiness with
Microsoft was palpable. Steve's feedback convinced me that Stallman
has it right when he says we should use free software for the
freedom it provides, not just because it's better, or because it's
more cost effective."
Kernel Traffic #139 by Zack Brown (Oct 29, 2001, 19:03)
Mailing list threads from the Linux Kernel Development Team.
AllLinuxDevices: Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite Now Available
(Oct 29, 2001, 18:21)
"Red Hat, Inc. today announced that the Red Hat Embedded Linux
Developer Suite is now available. The Developer Suite is a packaged
solution for creating embedded applications and devices."
ZDNet Asia: Is Microsoft losing its grip in Asia?
(Oct 29, 2001, 17:36)
"Immediately after the Nimda attack, Ho deleted the Windows
operating system from infected servers and clients to prevent the
virus from spreading, and replaced them with the Linux operating
system. Uninfected computers were also moved to Linux..."
eWeek: Samba Ships Windows Directory Integration for Unix
(Oct 29, 2001, 16:55)
"Once we had made the appropriate PAM configuration file
changes, we could log into a Linux workstation at the console using
any Windows domain account (including using accounts in trusted
domains). We could also use Windows accounts to log into Gnome (KDE
should work as well, although we didn't test this) or to access the
server using SSH or FTP."
Microsoft: Compare Microsoft .NET to J2EE Technology
(Oct 29, 2001, 15:09)
Readers curious about Microsoft's side of the story after Ganesh
Prasad's latest column may be interested in this from Microsoft:
"extensive materials designed to help you evaulate Microsoft .NET
vs. J2EE application server technologies."
Network Computing: The Law and Open-Source Software (Oct 29, 2001, 14:06)
"Open-source licensing benefits from a strong community of
developers who are more committed to writing good code than to
litigation. Vituperation from the community against open-source
offenders is enough to bring most license challenges to a halt.
This benefit, however, is also a burden where the courts have not
been able to interpret the licenses. This may change as more and
more enterprises become involved with open-source development."
UnixReview: The Open Road: Son of Squid, One Bad Apple, and a Bug (Oct 29, 2001, 13:09)
"Last month, I talked a little bit about Squid, a Web proxy
cache, and how to set it up. Although you could run Squid in the
default configuration, how much fun would that be? In this month's
column, I'll look at a few of the important configuration
Guest Commentary: Web Services, Java and .NET by Ganesh Prasad (Oct 29, 2001, 09:27)
This article is a sequel to an earlier one that laid out a strategy for taking on the Microsoft .NET challenge. It contains responses to issues raised after the earlier article. My article of August 2001, "Will Open Source Lose the Battle for the Web?", struck a chord, to put it mildly. Tremendous discussion has taken place in the talkback forums, and I have received the odd e-mail as well, so it was only appropriate for me to digest these and respond.
Mosfet.org: Future Technology tries to shut down mosfet.org and the Liquid style for KDE
(Oct 29, 2001, 05:08)
KDE developer Mosfet, who recently claimed that he was leaving
Linux development, is now involved a legal imbroglio with the
company that had hired him to work on KDE's 'Liquid' style.
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.13-ac4 (Oct 29, 2001, 01:35)
"Radeonfb seems to have the odd problem but the rest now looks