Linux News for Sep 23, 2002
allAfrica.com: Africa Set to Embrace Linux (Sep 23, 2002, 23:30)
"It's been the talk of the global industry for close on three
years now but 2002 is being pegged as the African breakout year for
Linux, the flexible and cost-effective open source operating system
Vnunet.com: Apache Responds to Web Server Criticisms (Sep 23, 2002, 20:30)
"The Apache Group is trying to encourage take-up of the Apache
2.0 web server by making the product more stable and issuing less
frequent alterations to its application programming
ZDNet UK: UnitedLinux Responds to Licensing Concerns (Sep 23, 2002, 19:00)
"Developers worry that the Linux company is moving away from the
software's traditional openness with its 'closed' test software.
But UnitedLinux says it intends to play by the rules..."
LinuxPlanet: Caldera to SCO to Success? (Sep 23, 2002, 17:30)
Can a company come back from the dead? As Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols reports, that's what Caldera is betting as they
change from their old identity to SCO, the company that was once
known as the be-all and end-all of Intel Unix.
Common Criteria: Slapper Worm Stops Slapping (Sep 23, 2002, 16:00)
"The worm started spreading a week ago, and now appears to have
reached a plateau after infecting about 7,000 servers and turning
the hosts into a peer-to-peer network that could be used to attack
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Microsoft and Linux, An Unlikely Pairing (Sep 23, 2002, 14:30)
"The effort, called Mono, is a rare bridging of the chasm
between the commercial world and free software--more commonly
referred to as open-source software--a movement in which the Linux
operating system is at the forefront..."
OSNews: Lycoris Desktop/LX 'Amethyst Version' Review (Sep 23, 2002, 13:00)
"Since our last review, Lycoris have released two important
components: The Lycoris application packager (IRIS) and the new
KernelTrap.org: Native POSIX Threading Library (NPTL) (Sep 23, 2002, 11:30)
"Ingo Molnar explained that with the current stock 2.5 kernel
such a test requires roughly 1GB RAM, and the act of starting and
stopping all 100,000 threads in parallel takes only 2 seconds. In
comparison, with the 2.5.31 kernel (prior to Ingo's recent
threading work), such a test would have taken around 15
MLUG.ca: Linux Web Surfing - Get Armed with Dillo (Sep 23, 2002, 10:00)
"This seems almost unbelievably small for a graphical web
browser; in fact, I was able to download, install and open the
application in less than 30 seconds. Those who have referred to
Dillo as fast are badly underestimating it..."
Linux Magazine: Comparing Databases (Sep 23, 2002, 08:30)
"In most cases, you don't need to 'roll your own' persistent
storage engine. Instead, you can pick from a number of different
databases that are out there, some of which may already be
installed on your Linux system..."
Help Net Securtity: Three Interviews with Multitool Linux Authors (Sep 23, 2002, 07:00)
"Multitool Linux authors Jeremy Anderson, Steven Murphy and
Michael Schwarz talk about their first steps in Linux, the writing
of the book, future plans and more..."
Zill.Net: SpamAssassin Speedup (Sep 23, 2002, 05:30)
A few tips and tricks for working with SpanAssassin
Release Digest: GNOME, September 22, 2002 (Sep 23, 2002, 05:00)
This weekend's GNOME app: GneleMixer 2.1.
OfB.biz: Jabbering Along With tkcJabber (Sep 23, 2002, 04:00)
"Yet, obviously there is something missing from this
puzzle--that is, the communications software. While the Zaurus
actually has an extremely competent connectivity suite, no instant
messaging software is included..."
ZDNet UK: Open Source, Shared Source or Secret Sauce? (Sep 23, 2002, 02:30)
"In the end, the open-source community will thank Microsoft for
pushing the debate on. Let's face it, the polarisation of the
debate can get pretty sterile--it's all too easy to apply the usual
clichés of Open-Source-Good and Microsoft-Evil..."