Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 29, 2000
Advogato: Free software: second generation (Dec 29, 2000, 21:40)
"In other words, is cloning standard industrial applications
still compatible with the free softwares phylosophie[sic]?"
theKompany.com Customers Get a Break on O'Reilly Books (Dec 29, 2000, 20:01)
theKompany.com found its customers had a need for documentation
that O'Reilly books could fill, so theKompany.com customers "can
now enjoy a 20% discount on their orders from O'Reilly."
ComputerWorld: Microsoft extends availability of NT 4.0 exam (Dec 29, 2000, 18:21)
"IT professionals trying to take Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT
4.0 certification exam prior to the Dec. 31 deadline have been
given a slight reprieve. ...until Feb. 28..."
ZDNet: More Microsoft madness; Xbox can be hacked into LinuXbox? (Dec 29, 2000, 16:31)
"Because the [Xbox] machine has a normal computer subsystem,
including a hard drive, very little effort would be needed for
hackers to... turn it into a cheap Linux box... I suspect that the
Xbox, once it arrives, will become the most hacked and modified
computer in history, much to Microsoft's dismay."
The Register: CNet suckered by CPRM spin (Dec 29, 2000, 14:16)
"Alas, the author has ignored the fact that removable drives Zip
and Jazz use the packet-based ATAPI cousin of the ATA
specification, the standard used by fixed hard disk drives. What's
under consideration by the T.13 committee are extensions to the ATA
The Register: Everything you ever wanted to know about CPRM, but ZDNet wouldn't tell you... (Dec 29, 2000, 13:59)
A FAQ from The Register about Content Protection for Recordable
AllLinuxDevices: Yopy to Go Into Limited Developer Release in January
(Dec 29, 2000, 13:17)
"As reported by LinuxNews.pl, GMate, the company responsible for
the highly anticipated Yopy, a Linux-based handheld, has announced
a program that will make a limited number of the devices available
to developers in January"
AllLinuxDevices: Embedded Linux Software Company Announces Launch
(Dec 29, 2000, 12:09)
"TUXIA, a new embedded Linux software company, has launched with
a 20 Million Euro investment and a licensing agreement with
Infomatec, which plans to use Tuxia's JNT embedded Linux for
osOpinion: The Linux Internet Dream (Dec 29, 2000, 00:51)
"Linux is currently going through the same stages the Internet
did. It started off as a geeks-only area, but some very smart
companies -- IBM and so forth -- saw the potential for the OS, just
like very smart companies -- Netscape -- saw the potential for the
Internet. These companies are the ones that are going to bring
Linux to the home user."