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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 parameters."

  • 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 solid."