Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 01, 2000
AllLinuxDevices: Weekly Roundup: November 1, 2000 (2000-11-01 23:56:55)
It was a good week for embedded Linux: TrollTech GPL'd
Qt/Embedded, and announced that KDE apps for palmtops are already
among us; the Agenda Linux handheld is out in a limited developer's
release; and some thoughtful hackers have provided a binary archive
for those running Linux on their iPAQs. Next week Indrema launches
their developer network: is it going to matter?
LinuxPR: Linux@work in 12 cities in Europe in 2001
"For the third year, LogOn Technology Transfer will be
organizing a series of Linux events throughout Europe called
Linux@work. These 1-day, city-to-city events, will take place in 12
European venues in 2001."
Linux.com: Another Halloween Document (2000-11-01 23:00:55)
"What I recieved appeared to be a somewhat unfortunate
tradition; Microsoft seems to have taken to using Halloween as the
time for an annual review of Linux's standing."
Motley Fool: David Gardner Interviews Red Hat CEO [Matthew Szulik] (2000-11-01 22:25:49)
"Red Hat President and CEO Matthew Szulik was recently a guest
on The Motley Fool radio show. David Gardner and Szulik discussed a
number of issues, including the future of the company, the Linux
operating system, and Microsoft."
Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory: kpackage dumps core when choosing file list or installing (2000-11-01 21:44:40)
"When choosing a file list or installing/uninstalling a package,
kpackage dumps core. A bugfix release of kpackage is available to
fix this problem."
AllLinuxDevices: The Axis 2120: A Networkable Camera with Linux Under the Hood
The Axis 2120 is a networkable camera. Michael Hall spent a
little time with one, and reports back that not only is the device
easy to set up and use, there's a Linux web server lurking in
there, cranking along at almost 100 bogomips.
Silicon.com: 'Linux is Unix,' says Sun. 'No it isn't,' says IBM... (2000-11-01 20:43:44)
"IBM has accused Sun of confusing customers with its Linux
strategy and lacking sufficient understanding of the open source
OS. The conflict stems from last week's Gartner Group symposium in
Florida where Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun, irritated open source
die-hards by claiming Unix was the same as Linux."
Enterprise Linux Today: Turbolinux Cluster Server 6 Powers Popular Birkenstock Web Store (2000-11-01 20:34:42)
"Turbolinux Cluster Server 6 is the application which provides
continuous up-time for the Birkenstock Web site."
Grant Taylor: Open Letter to Linux Vendors, Developers and Admins: Line Printer Daemon Must Die! (2000-11-01 18:05:20)
"I ask vendors to commit to offering a viable alternative to LPD
ASAP (actually, some already do). For now, this will mean shipping
one or more of the imperfect alternatives described above.
Hopefully the wider exposure given to the spoolers from this first
step will help boost the development efforts needed to adapt or
create a complete good system. Only at that point may we sensibly
discontinue shipping LPD."
ZDNet UK: Riding on the open source wagon (2000-11-01 15:49:04)
"In a market overflowing with Internet-enabled applications,
vendors increasingly are counting on the magic words "open source"
to attract venture capitalist, partner and customer interest. But
are software vendors using open source merely as a way to stand out
from the crowd? Or do open source versions of applications merit
consideration above and beyond the buzzword factor?"
The Standard: Let the Music Play: Bertelsmann and Napster Come Together (2000-11-01 14:28:38)
"The German media giant says it will loan money to Napster to
develop a secure file-sharing service and will drop its suit if the
service is implemented."
LinuxPlanet: DistributionWatch Review: Linux-Mandrake 7.2 (2000-11-01 13:56:44)
MandrakeSoft has bolted ahead of the Liniux distro field with
the release of Linux-Mandrake 7.2, which includes KDE 2 (sort of;
some boxed sets that claim to include KDE 2 really contain an
earlier release candidate) and new versions of some very useful
system-configuration tools, including RpmDrake, HardDrake, and
CUPS. Brian Proffitt reviews, along with advice on making sure that
your Linux-Mandrake version has the latest version of KDE.
NewsForge: Astronomy lessons from Marcel Gagne (2000-11-01 05:49:43)
"That's how he got into writing 'Cooking with Linux.' Linux
Journal listed upcoming themes for their publication and the one
scheduled for September of 1999 was 'Cooking With Linux,' but as
the hour approached the idea for what that edition would actually
look like had not really solidified, so Marcel offered his own
suggestion, a mix of both the way he likes to live and the way he
likes to compute, a la carte. The wine, he loves, but if there was
a schtik that went well with single malt scotch he could have just
as easily gone with that, too."
FreeOS.com: Review: SuSE 7.0 Professional (2000-11-01 05:41:09)
"The professional edition, that I have reviewed here, contains 6
CD's, 4 manuals and for good measure a DVD which contains the
contents of all 6 CD's."
LinuxPR: BSDi Receives $5 Million Investment From Leading Japanese Internet Solution Provider (2000-11-01 01:50:31)
"BSDi will use the proceeds from the investment to continue to
develop and market advanced BSD operating systems and its iXtreme
Series line of Internet servers computing systems and to provide
ongoing backing for the FreeBSD Project, the developers of the
FreeBSD open source operating system."
ITworld.com: Discussion with Robert Graham creator of Altivore (2000-11-01 00:45:56)
"Robert Graham created Altivore -- the open source twin to
Carnivore -- to provide ISPs with a free alternative to the FBI
black box, and to prove that it could be done. This week, you are
invited to talk with Robert Graham about Altivore, the future of
Web privacy, encryption, and more."
BSA advertising campaign in Italy: is free software unlawful? (2000-11-01 00:05:02)
"This is the main point of annoyance: to give a simple message,
they talk about "copying software" without further specifications;
but in this way they give the message that only non-free licensed
software exists. Which is a very misleading message."
Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory: kpackage dumps core when choosing file list or installing (2000-10-31 20:35:42)
"A bugfix release of kpackage is avaiable. It fixes a
segmentation fault when choosing "file list" and when installing or
uninstalling a package."