Linux News for Nov 26, 2002
atNewYork.com: Surviving The Perfect IT Storm (Nov 26, 2002, 22:10)
"The IT industry has been hit hard by the economic slowdown, the
devastating collapse of the Internet bubble and the aftershocks of
outlandish high-tech spending in the late '90s. It's been hit so
hard, according to a Forrester Research Inc. analyst, that it has
been permanently changed..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.20-rc4-ac1 (Nov 26, 2002, 21:47)
Changelog, link within.
Express Computer India: Can LG India Extend Linux to the Desktop? (Nov 26, 2002, 20:30)
"LG Electronics India recently announced its decision to launch
branded Linux-based PCs in India. In a stagnant market, will LG's
attempt to break into the branded PC market succeed?"
Linux and Main: MandrakeClub Members Say They Have Indeed Been Clubbed (Nov 26, 2002, 19:00)
"As François Bancilhon moves to the helm of Mandrake, one
of his first duties might be oiling the troubled waters in the
Mandrake 'club,' whose members say that the club they've
encountered in joining the Mandrake association is a bludgeon over
CNET News: Free-software Gadfly Takes on Net Group (Nov 26, 2002, 17:30)
"If you can't beat 'em, join 'em--in large numbers..."
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.20-rc4 (Nov 26, 2002, 17:27)
Incremental changelog, links within.
InfoWorld: Green Party to Hear Open Source Line on Patents (Nov 26, 2002, 16:00)
"As European Union (E.U.) lawmakers begin debating a proposal
for rules on patenting of software, open source and free software
supporters have found a sympathetic ear in the form of the Green
party in the European Parliament..."
ITP.net: Volvo Goes the Linux Way (Nov 26, 2002, 14:30)
"The Swedish automobile manufacturer has signed a deal with IBM,
whereby, the latter will provide it with a new Linux-based cluster
of Intellistation workstation computers that will enable it to
virtualise its design processes..."
Linux Journal: Open-Source Applications--Not Only for Auxiliary Tasks (Nov 26, 2002, 13:00)
"We've been hearing a lot about how the rest of the world is using Linux and other open-source technology for their computing needs--here's what Poland is doing..."
ExtremeTech: Review Results: A Summary of Our Desktop Linux Reviews (Nov 26, 2002, 11:30)
ExtremeTech has published a digest of all of its recent Linux
reviews, and has ranked its favorite distros.
Network Computing: Xandros--Mom's New Linux Desktop (Nov 26, 2002, 10:00)
"Xandros seems to have overcome both trouble spots. This
distribution appears to be intended as a Windows replacement,
without the Microsoft 'you can't do this, you can't do that, we can
do anything we want' licensing plan. I'm confident my mother could
iTWeb: IBM [South Africa] Sings Linux's Praises (Nov 26, 2002, 08:30)
"Voaden says IBM, which now employs 250 programmers to develop
open source software, is seeing the benefits of consolidation of
hardware on the one hand and clustering on the other..."
OSNews: An Overview of the Boa Web Server (Nov 26, 2002, 07:00)
"Boa is a single-tasking HTTP server. Boa does not fork a copy
of itself or spawn a thread to handle each incoming connection, but
rather internally multiplexes the connections..."
Siliconvalley.internet.com: Intel to Build Largest Infiniband Cluster (Nov 26, 2002, 05:30)
"Intel Thursday said it has signed a deal with the Department of
Energy to build the largest InfiniBand cluster test bed built yet
at the Los Alamos National Laboratory... The cluster will run on
the Linux operating system..."
Kernel Traffic #193 by Zack Brown (Nov 26, 2002, 05:00)
Community Roundup: The latest message traffic
from the Linux kernel mailing list. [Editor's Note
Release Digest: KDE, November 25, 2002 (Nov 26, 2002, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: KVocabulary 0.2.5, Kaptain 0.7, KSplashManager
0.9, KitClasses 1.1.0, Bookcase 0.4, KGameOfLife 0.1, KSms2 0.1.2,
Skylendar 1.0, and Kmap2 0.1.
Release Digest: GNOME, November 25, 2002 (Nov 26, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Glade-- 1.1.3, Sodipodi 0.28, Gamazons 0.83,
and totem 0.12.0.
Linux Journal: A Losing Bet: the Last Days of Comdex, Part 1 (Nov 26, 2002, 04:00)
Comdex: "Linux kept a low profile at Comdex
this year. But maybe that's because Comdex itself is failing, and
Microsoft is using what's left as a promotional vehicle..."
developerWorks: Reading Text Streams in Chunks With head and tail (Nov 26, 2002, 02:30)
"In this tip, Jacek introduces the head and tail commands, which
can be useful for processing chunks of data from both static and
CrossNodes: tcpserver: Secure, Flexible Daemon Management (Nov 26, 2002, 01:00)
"If you're still running inetd, it's time to move on. Either
xinetd or tcpserver offer superior security and control. We're
going to look at tcpserver..."