Linux News for Jan 31, 2002
VNUnet.com: Sun Drags Heels on iPlanet Linux Deployment (Jan 31, 2002, 22:07)
"To date, Sun has only offered selected elements, including
Forte for Java integrated development environment (IDE) and iPlanet
message queue and content generation."
Chicago Tribune: Use Linux to Build a Network (Jan 31, 2002, 21:30)
The author covers some of the basics of getting a small
network's clients talking to each other using Linux-based
Xandros Launches Beta Program for Former Corel Linux: Xandros Desktop 1.0 (Jan 31, 2002, 21:03)
"Xandros announced today the launch of its first Beta Program
designed to finalize the stability and usability of Xandros Desktop
1.0... The full release of Xandros Desktop 1.0 is slated for May
SuSE Announces Enterprise Server 7 for eServer iSeries, pSeries (Jan 31, 2002, 21:00)
The latest efforts of SuSE Linux and IBM have resulted in a new
version of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7.
Computerworld: Ellison Says Oracle's 'Whole Business' to Run on Linux
(Jan 31, 2002, 20:38)
"Oracle Corp. is about to replace three Unix servers that run
the bulk of its business applications with a cluster of Intel Corp.
servers running Linux, Oracle Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison said
Linux Gazette: Why I Wrote Install Kernel (ik) and How It Works (Jan 31, 2002, 20:30)
"In December 2000, after four years of using Linux, compiling
and installing kernels became a waste of my time. I chose to write
my own kernel installation and setup script called Install Kernel,
because no other scripts existed at the time, and I needed
something that would install the Linux kernel and automatically
setup my bootloader configuration file with no user
Linux Weekly News for January 31, 2002 (Jan 31, 2002, 20:00)
This week: LWN.net becomes independent once again; Patch
penguins; the Linux Standard Base is complete; and more.
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.18pre7-ac2 (Jan 31, 2002, 19:35)
"This is just a standing still release. Most of the work was
actually done by Arjan van de Ven."
NewsForge: Some Good Reasons Not to Use Linux (Jan 31, 2002, 19:30)
"Some people can use Linux, and some can't. No matter how many
Linux zealots talk nasty about Windows or Mac users or say that
Linux is wonderful, not everyone can do their work in Linux."
GNOME 2.0 Desktop Alpha 2: "Mr. Nilsson Sheds a Tear" (Jan 31, 2002, 19:17)
The GNOME 2.0 Desktop Alpha 2 release, "Mr. Nilsson Sheds a
Tear," has been released. Links and information within.
ZDNet: IBM: Linux Can Take on the World (Jan 31, 2002, 19:00)
"IBM, having embraced Linux, now is on a mission to convince
others that the operating system is worthy of real-world use."
New Scientist: The Great Giveaway (Jan 31, 2002, 18:30)
From Linux vending machines to Open Source soft drinks:
OpenCola, the first Open Source consumer product, has been out for
quite some time now. In an effort to explain the philosophy of Open
Source, the New Scientist has opted to show by example with a
copylefted article on OpenCola.
FOSDEM.org: GNUStep with Adam Fedor and AES with Vincent Rijmen (Jan 31, 2002, 18:01)
FOSDEM has released two new brief interviews with GNUStep
Project Leader Adam Fedor and Advanced Encryption Standard
Co-Creator Vincent Rijmen
LinuxGames.com: Loki's Details on Closing Down (Jan 31, 2002, 17:15)
At 12 noon PST today, Loki Software's online storefront will
close its doors. Read more about the details of the end in this
report posted at LinuxGames.com.
Eclipse.org Project Pushes C/C++ Development on Linux (Jan 31, 2002, 17:00)
"...Eclipse.org on Tuesday shipped what it believes is the first
beta of a fully operational C/C++ Integrated Development
Environment (IDE) on Linux workstations."
LinuxHardware.org: Pogo Linux Altura Review (Jan 31, 2002, 16:30)
"Are you looking to buy a shiny new Linux workstation but would
really prefer to get some support along with it? As weird as it may
sound, not everyone likes to go through the "hassle" of building
their own system. This is where a company like Pogo Linux comes
Kernel Cousin Wine #114 by Brian Vincent (Jan 31, 2002, 16:00)
Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.
LinuxOrbit: Galeon: Speeding up Mozilla and More for GNOME Users (Jan 31, 2002, 15:27)
"Recently, while upgrading several packages via Red Carpet under
Ximain GNOME, I installed the latest version of the Galeon web
browser (1.0.2). As a steadfast Mozilla user, I thought I'd give
Galeon a test drive. I was quite surprised and pleased with the
ZDNet: 2002 Goal for GNU/Linux Version of .Net (Jan 31, 2002, 15:00)
"A year after Australia's one-man army started pounding out code
for GNU/Linux's version of .Net, he's looking to double the quarter
of a million lines of code already written before done, and hopes
to do so in six months if he can convince some new 'code demons' to
sign up to the cause."
InternetNews.com: LWE: E*TRADE Goes Linux with IBM (Jan 31, 2002, 14:30)
"E*TRADE Group Inc made a splash at LinuxWorld Conference and
Expo Wednesday as it revealed that it will migrate its entire
customer-facing financial services platform to an open Linux
ZDNet: HP to Support Mandrake Linux on Desktops (Jan 31, 2002, 14:00)
"The HP deal aims to address some of the problems that have
prevented desktop users from adopting Linux, such as the lack of
LinuxPlanet: Linux World Expo Turns Businesslike (Jan 31, 2002, 13:39)
Dennis Powell braves the new and somewhat subdued Linux World
Expo and sends in this report from the convention floor. Has big
business taken over the Linux community? Or is the community
changing to meet the needs of its long sought-after success?
LinuxPR: Caldera Volution Manager 1.1 Begins Shipping in February (Jan 31, 2002, 08:00)
New version extends secure, Web-based management to OpenServer,
Open UNIX, and latest major Linux distributions with greater
management, monitoring, and updating capabilities
Sony Announces Linux for PlayStation 2 (Jan 31, 2002, 06:16)
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that it
is set to release "Linux (for PlayStation 2)" Release 1.0, targeted
toward the Linux development community in North America. The
release has been available in Japan since this past Fall.
Debian Weekly News - January 30th, 2002 (Jan 31, 2002, 04:03)
This week: Outdated Netscape packages, a package tracking
system, and the debate on the Desktop Entry Standard versus the
Debian Menu System.
Linux-2.5.3 Released (Jan 31, 2002, 00:15)
Changelog and links within.