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Linux Weekly News for August 2, 2001

Aug 02, 2001, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh, Michael J. Hammel)


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The LWN.net Weekly Edition for August 2, 2001 has been published.

Inside this LWN.net Weekly Edition:

  • Front Page: Ottawa Linux Symposium, Dmitry Sklyarov update and Frank Willison passes away.
  • Security: Second coming of Code Red, Linux 2.2 masq problems, and one geek at DEF CON.
  • Kernel: A new event completion interface; ext3 improvements; initramfs.
  • Distributions: Is it time for distributors to consolidate? Devil-Linux, GNU-Darwin, and Conectiva 7.0.
  • On the Desktop: HP and the VFX market, beyond KDE 2.2, and GIMP 1.2.2.
  • Development: Python division concerns, Cluster working group, faster C++ startup, PHP conference, new Lisp, Caml, and Jython compilers.
  • Commerce: MandrakeSoft's successful IPO; Gaming on Linux takes a VAST leap forward.
  • History: William Della Croche's attempt on the Linux trademark; SGI jumps into Linux; Caldera and SCO announce plans for a merger.
  • Letters: The morality of proprietary software.

...plus the usual array of reports, updates, and announcements.

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