Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 01, 2000
CNET News.com: Buddy, can you spare some processing time? (2000-09-01 23:11:49)
Distributed computing isn't a new idea, as shown by the
popularity of SETI@home, a screensaver program that processes radio
telescope signals to search for extraterrestrial communications.
...TurboLinux sells a product called EnFuzion that lets
corporations farm out computing tasks across their computers using
any operating system.
Slashdot: Linux Drivers For Free Barcode Scanner [CueCat] Cease-And-D... (2000-09-01 20:51:59)
"On Aug. 30 several folks who have written Linux drivers and
apps relating to the free barcode scanner mentioned here a few days
ago were sent cease and desist orders demanding that they stop
distributing the code. ...Lineo's Driver has also been taken down
following a cease and desist from Digital Convergence (CueCat's
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: Zope update (2000-09-01 20:39:03)
"The exploit that was not fixed with the previous Zope hotfix
involves the getRoles method of user objects contained in the
default UserFolder implementation returning a mutable Python
LinuxPR: New Linux Support Website is Deployed
"FixMyLinux was designed to allow the beleaguered administrators
to make efficient use of their time. The Linux community needs a
good tech support website."
LinuxPR: AMIRIX Announces Release Of Powerful Open Source Configuration Tool For Embedded Linux (2000-09-01 20:16:28)
"The CML2+OS system allows the configuration and generation of
both a Linux kernel and an operating system. Its purpose is to
assist embedded Linux developers in configuring and generating
small (1 to 10Megabyte) Linux target systems."
LinuxPR: RadiSys Announces Partnership With MontaVista to Support Linux On Its Embedded Solutions (2000-09-01 20:05:25)
"Under the agreement, MontaVista is providing focused support on
RadiSys' embedded solutions for its 100 percent Linux-based
ShowMeLinux September Issue Available (2000-09-01 19:56:49)
"This month's issue examines the future of embedded Linux.
Considering recent predictions of 55 million portable devices by
2002, the question seems highly relevant: will Linux prosper
outside the desktop?"
Upside: A lab of one's own (OSDL) (2000-09-01 18:42:07)
"Face it. If you work with Linux, and IBM hasn't tried to
partner up with you yet, you're just not working hard enough."
LinuxNewbie.org: Installing and Using WINE (2000-09-01 18:39:34)
"...you'll say to yourself "I wish there was a Linux version
of..." You may not need to wish any longer. Now, I'm not saying
that there is a version of that program, but, there is a program
that is just as good usually. It's called WINE, and it might make
all those wishes come true."
CNET News.com: Judge orders Microsoft to pay Bristol $1 million (2000-09-01 18:07:06)
"While Hall determined Microsoft used unfair tactics to gain
advantage in the Unix market similar to those it used against
America Online subsidiary Netscape Communications in the Web
browser market, there may be little carryover to other cases."
CNET News.com: AOL rivals make progress on instant chat spec (2000-09-01 17:28:07)
"A coalition of America Online's rivals has developed a
technical blueprint to allow their instant messaging services to
communicate with one another. ... The creation of technical
specifications is one step in an ongoing process to let separate
instant messaging systems interoperate."
Apache Today: Persistent Perl on the Virtual Host (2000-09-01 16:09:47)
"One of the big problems with the Perl programming language is
that when executed there is a lag in performance due to the actual
perl interpreter starting up. In addition, each process starts
another instance of the interpreter to handle the request. ...
CGI::SpeedyCGI written by Sam Horrocks is just what the doctor
ordered to get your scripts running approximately 16 times faster
than normal. It can be installed using the PREFIX tag in the
Makefile command on virtual hosts."
Apache Today: Netcraft's August 2000 Figures: Apache Again! (2000-09-01 15:11:18)
"Apache maintains its lead as the most popular Web server in the
world, according to the Netcraft Web survey."
The Software View: High iQLinux.com (2000-09-01 14:16:10)
"The mission of iQLinux.com is to become the leading Web
destination that connects customers, vendors, and a global supply
of independent Linux consultants. ... It provides a market place
where open-source products and support services can be negotiated
Apache Today: The Perl You Need to Know, Part II: Working with Warning Messages (2000-09-01 14:03:39)
"Sometimes it's very hard to understand what a warning is
complaining about. You see the source code, but you cannot
understand why some specific snippet produces that warning. The
mystery often results from the fact that the code can be called
from different places if it's located inside a subroutine."
eWeek: Novell plans massive layoffs (2000-09-01 13:56:09)
"A subject of internal debate for more than a year, Novell has
yet to hash out an open-source strategy that doesn't cannibalize
revenue opportunities or eliminate the technological advantage
Novell believes it has with eDirectory."
osOpinion: Who owns you? (2000-09-01 06:48:53)
"It's every hacker's dream, and thankfully, it's getting more
common every day: being paid to work on your favourite piece of
free software. But it's also pretty fraught with controversy, and
especially if you happen to be the maintainer of the project."
osOpinion: Standards are a good thing. Honest! (2000-09-01 06:44:05)
"Unix has traditionally been a hostile place in terms of
standardization -- there is no tool or program in Unix that does
not have at least one alternate (and different)
Salon: Guru of the Unix gurus (2000-09-01 06:10:32)
"When Andrew Hume presented the Usenix Lifetime Achievement
Award in San Diego in June, he managed to say exactly two words --
"Richard Stevens" -- before a standing ovation drowned him
LinuxDevices.com: Java and Embedded Linux Team Up [Whitepaper] (2000-09-01 00:47:51)
"The Java platform and the Linux operating system are appearing
more frequently in embedded applications thanks to their unique