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Linux Weekly News for August 9, 2001

Aug 11, 2001, 01:59 (1 Talkback[s])
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The LWN.net Weekly Edition for August 9, 2001 has been published.

Inside this LWN.net Weekly Edition:

  • Front Page: Lineo licenses RTLinux patent, Sklyarov freed - for now, and the long arm of the DeCSS case.
  • Security: Silly (McAfee) patents, flawed 802.11, and executables in PDFs.
  • Kernel: Buried in VMAs; the VM battle continues; synchronous directory operations.
  • Distributions: Linux for IBM eServer iSeries, Roswell from Red Hat, ELinOS from SYSGO.
  • On the Desktop: Calendaring on Linux, Dell vs. Dell, and the Evolution draws closer.
  • Development: OpenML 1.0 spec, BusyBox 0.60.0, State of Midgard, Roundup issue tracker, DBI abstraction layer in C.
  • Commerce: Partnerships: Lineo and MP3, MontaVista and Concurrent, IBM and U.K. Computing and Data Grid.
  • History: TurboLinux 1.0; OSI; Journaling Flash Filesystem in 2.4 kernel.
  • Letters: LinuxToday, ssh, Dmitry, active responses to attacks.
...plus the usual array of reports, updates, and announcements.

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