Linux News for Jan 30, 2002
LinuxPR: Open3.org Releases New JMS/XML Messaging Software
(Jan 30, 2002, 21:53)
Open3.org, the open source community building a complete
platform for enterprise integration, is pleased to announce the
availability of the open source Open3.org JMS Messaging Server
NewsForge: LinuxWorld: No More Fluff, Less Free Stuff (Jan 30, 2002, 21:30)
"If vendors don't have products to sell, they shouldn't be on
the show floor at LWE, says an IDG World expo official. And, he
says, if you're only coming for the free stuff, you should probably
stay home, too."
The Register: Crippled Athlon XP 2000 beats Northwood P4 (Jan 30, 2002, 21:00)
So, how does the AXP-2K/DDR system compare with a
Northwood/RAMBUS setup running at nearly twice the clock speed? A
lot better than half as well, that's for sure."
SiliconValley.internet.com: Fiorina Woos The Linux Faithful at LWE (Jan 30, 2002, 20:25)
"Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina Wednesday turned to the
pulpit of open source and preached a perfect penguin world with the
help of her vision of a merged HP and Compaq."
CNET News.com: Torvalds, Developers at Odds Over Linux (Jan 30, 2002, 19:51)
"A proposal to help Linus Torvalds keep up with patches for
Linux has sparked a controversy over whether the operating system
has outgrown its creator."
IBM: Linux Investment Nearly Recouped (Jan 30, 2002, 19:30)
"IBM nearly recouped the $1 billion it said it invested in the
Linux operating system in 2001, the head of IBM's four server
groups is expected to announce Wednesday."
Linux Journal: Raising the Red Flag (Jan 30, 2002, 19:08)
"The Chinese government doesn't just bristle at Microsoft's
near-absolute market share of PC operating systems sold in China.
It's as uncomfortable with operating systems that are opaque to the
Reiser: MS Settlement Reflects Deep Failure To Understand Implications of Patching Technology (Jan 30, 2002, 18:25)
"The positions of the DOJ, the States, and even Lawrence Lessig
are based on a failure to understand that something unique to the
software industry, which programmers call "patching" technology,
makes software products infinitely separable if an essential
facility called "source code" is provided..."
LWE: IBM Creates Smart Vending Machine Running Linux (Jan 30, 2002, 18:01)
LWE attendees will get more than the standard giveaway fare at
the IBM booth this year. IBM is demonstrating the versatility of
Linux for getting things that matter most to geeks: snacks.
LinuxPR: Veritas Storage Virtualization Platform Helps Linux Servers Address Enterprise Demands (Jan 30, 2002, 18:00)
Veritas Foundation Suite, the industry's leading storage
virtualization platform, is now available for Red Hat Linux.
LinuxDevices.com: OSDL Announces Development of Carrier Grade, Data Center Linux Products (Jan 30, 2002, 17:23)
"The two groups, called the Carrier Grade Linux Working Group
and the Data Center Linux Working Group, will provide "vision and
guidance" to "encourage the development of whatever commercial and
open standard components are needed on top of Linux to implement
required platform functionality" for their respective market
CNN: LWE: Services Aimed at Businesses (Jan 30, 2002, 16:25)
"This year, with Linux-based server sales holding their own, the
focus is on keeping those customers happy by giving them the kind
of service and support that until now has mainly gone to customers
running Unix and Windows..."
Open Motif 2.2 Released (Jan 30, 2002, 15:25)
"In addition, ICS has released an 18-month roadmap that defines
the next three versions of Open Motif..."
Caldera Releases OpenLinux 3.1.1 (Jan 30, 2002, 15:14)
"Caldera International, Inc. today announced the immediate
availability of Caldera OpenLinux Workstation 3.1.1 and Caldera
OpenLinux Server 3.1.1..."
LinuxPlanet: .comment: Linux Lewis vs. Microsoft Tyson (Jan 30, 2002, 14:09)
Recent developments have given Linux supporters cause for hope.
But favorable government rulings and computer companies taking new
interest in Linux take us only part way, says Dennis E. Powell.
They let us enter the battle -- but it's still up to us to win.
LinuxPR: theKompany.com Releases Version 1.0 of Rekall RAD DBMS Tool for Linux. (Jan 30, 2002, 12:45)
"theKompany.com is pleased to announce the 1.0 release of
Rekall, a personal, programmable DBMS system for KDE. The product
is now feature complete and works with xBase, MySQL and PostgreSQL
out of the box."
LinuxPR: Olliance Consulting Group to lead Open Source Study for U.S. Navy
(Jan 30, 2002, 11:42)
"Olliance Consulting Group has been selected by the Open-Source
Software Institute (OSSI) to lead a coalition of industry vendors
in a study of open-source technology's feasibility for the Naval
Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO)."
TuxPPC.org: Review: Getting Started with Yellow Dog Linux (Jan 30, 2002, 11:17)
"'Getting started with Yellow Dog Linux' is excellent in what it
explains. However, the manual is quite as bad in what it does not
explain. Indeed, it is very incomplete and I'd say even
unappropriate to new Linux users. The topics they chose to explain
are often "nice" but miss the essential things."
LinuxWorld.com: The best multiple-boot utility (Jan 30, 2002, 09:09)
"My sister asked me for the easiest way to install and boot
multiple operating systems on the same machine. There are dozens of
alternatives for the ambitious Linux guru, but the operative word
here was 'easiest.'"
PR: IBM and SuSE Cooperation Demonstrates Sophisticated Integration of Enterprise-Ready Linux
(Jan 30, 2002, 07:05)
"As a consequence of this agreement, SuSE Linux and IBM will
closely cooperate to tune SuSE's SLES operating system exactly to
the technical requirements of IBM's eServer line."
IBM developerWorks: Securing Linux Servers (Jan 30, 2002, 04:48)
"IBM has released this white paper containing information, code
examples, and strategies on securing Linux Servers for Service
Providers. Furthermore this article covers PKCS #11 openCryptoki ,
an API that is rapidly becoming the non-Windows-platform industry
standard for interfacing between cryptographic hardware and user
Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #28 (Jan 30, 2002, 03:15)
This week: Mandrake 8.2 Beta available; Correction to Newsletter
#27; Last Chance for LinuxWorld Expo; MandrakeClub Announcement;
Review of Mandrake Linux 8.0 PPC; Business Case of the Week;
Software Updates; What's New at MandrakeUser.org?; Headlines from
Network World Fusion: Linux barrels deeper into the enterprise
(Jan 30, 2002, 01:04)
"The potential to save money is a driving factor behind
companies' plans to implement Linux, or at least evaluate it as an
alternative to Unix-based enterprise servers."