Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 01, 2000
LinuxPR: Compaq, SGI, Loki and Eazel Sign With Colorado Linux Info Quest 2001
"Rocky mountain region event will be bigger, more informative
than 2000 conference and exhibit."
LinuxPR: Intel Pentium 4 Workstations with Red Hat Linux
"We are the first OEM in the world to ship Pentium 4 computers
with Linux pre-installed."
NewsForge: Developer wants to create GPL version of Apple's Darwin (2000-12-01 21:35:40)
"Free software is stepping out to the front in so many ways now
... I feel that Apple must free Darwin in order to keep up in the
BSD Today: OpenBSD 2.8 officially released (2000-12-01 19:59:52)
"Just over 6 weeks ago, on October 18, OpenBSD turned 5 years
old. In celebration of this milestone, we invite you to enjoy our
8th release on CDROM (and 9th via FTP). We continue to celebrate
OpenBSD's record of three years without a remote hole in the
Debian Weekly News - November 29th, 2000 (2000-12-01 19:28:23)
Welcome to Debian Weekly News, a newsletter for the Debian
LinuxPR: LinuxUser 2000 conference offers free exhibition
"The LinuxUser 2000 Conference, which is to be held next week
(5/6th December) at Chelsea Village, London, will include a free
exhibition. IT professionals and managers who want an appreciation
of the role Linux can play in their organisation are expected to
benefit greatly from the event."
LinuxPR: Conectiva Linux 6.0 released
"The biggest and most remarkable advantage of Conectiva Linux
6.0 is the Advanced Package Tool, also known as APT. Previously APT
was only available for .deb packages but was recently enhanced to
support .rpm packages too."
AP: [Transmeta-based] NEC Laptops Recalled (2000-12-01 17:48:00)
"From investors to business partners to consumers, many will be
watching to see how Transmeta handles the problem and whether it
can make sure it doesn't happen again, said Linley Gwennap, a
principal analyst of the Linley Group."
The Register: SGI takes stake in Linux distro SuSE (2000-12-01 17:35:03)
"That suggests that SGI plans to roll-out boxes based on SuSE's
distribution of Linux rather than Red Hat's, which is what it's
shipping in its desktop systems today. ...SGI could be looking at
SuSE as its high-end distribution and Red Hat for workstation-class
LinuxPR: SGI Invests in SuSE
"The terms of the agreement include, SGI's equity investment in
SuSE Linux Corporation the cooperative development, deployment and
support of the Linux operating system and infrastructure code."
Upside: BSD community learns to get along
"Thanks to the imminent arrival of MacOS X, the next generation
of Apple's (AAPL ) Macintosh operating system that incorporates
substantial portions of the BSD code base, self-described "BSD
bigots" are contemplating a future in which more computers users
run versions of BSD than rival Linux."
The Register: Transmeta bug may affect 13,000 Sony PCs
"Sony yesterday calculated that some 13,000 Vaio PCG-GT1 and
PCG-C1 machines - out of 28,200 units shipped - containing 600MHz
Crusoe TM5600 CPUs may fail thanks to a manufacturing glitch in the
some chips which is said to affect the contents of its L2
Kernel Cousin Debian #13 by Steve Robbins and Zack Brown (2000-12-01 06:16:12)
Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for
the previous week.
Java Developer's Journal: Why Linux Lovers Jilt Java (2000-12-01 02:38:33)
"Should have been, would have been, could have been. Maybe some
day even will be. Today, however, the failure of Java to evoke more
than relatively mild interest in the Linux community is the complex
result of both philosophical and technical differences between the
Java and Linux communities and technologies."
News.com: European Web publishing partners split (2000-12-01 01:41:14)
"'This was a classic case of disconnect between old media and
new media,' Meckler said in an interview."