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Developer Linux News for Feb 26, 2003

  • BusinessWeek: An Open-Source Opening for Apple (Feb 26, 2003, 20:00)
    "With Microsoft buying Virtual PC, which lets Macs run Windows wares, Apple's independence may well rest with [open source] programs such as Bochs..."

  • USA Today: Maker of Lindows Laughs at Face of Danger (and Microsoft) (Feb 26, 2003, 16:00)
    "Michael Robertson has a software glitch in his belfry. He's a crazy man. Certifiable. And God bless him for it..."

  • Red Hat: Linux Served at Vertical Data Center Dinner Tables (Feb 26, 2003, 13:00)
    "...there are still frontiers Linux needs to conquer, according to Red Hat executive Mark de Visser, who addresses management of open-source deployments and common questions enterprises have about Linux in part two of this question-and-answer interview..."

  • PNN Online: The Great Software Debate: Technology and Ideology [Parts One and Two] (Feb 26, 2003, 11:00)
    Open source software has intensified the ideological debate over what technology to deploy in a given circumstance. The public sector, always price sensitive to any technology solution, has embraced the idea of open source as a cheaper alternative to commercial applications..."

  • O'Reilly: Who's Funding Free Software? (Feb 26, 2003, 09:00)
    "Where would you be if Free Software went away tomorrow? Personally, I'd be sunk--my daily toolkit includes bash, vim, ssh, Mozilla, AbiWord,, and Perl. That doesn't mention the countless underlying tools and libraries that come into play..."

  • Help Net Security: Interview with Cyrus Peikari (Feb 26, 2003, 07:00)
    "However, in recent years I became interested in Windows, and I was horrified by its lack of security, so I wanted to make a difference. I started with reverse code engineering (RCE) and in 1998 was part of the first Trojan RCE project at +Fravia's website. As with most old reverse engineers, the natural progression was to later move into network security..."

  • Release Digest: GNU, February 25, 2003 (Feb 26, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNU apps: GNU Pth 2.0.0, AutoGen 5.5.2, GIMP 1.3.12, GNU Automake 1.7.3, and Mailutils 0.3

  • O'Reilly: Christoph Reichenbach and Lars Skovlund on FreeSCI (Feb 26, 2003, 01:00)
    Two developers talk about reverse-engineering a once-ppopular game engine.