Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 28, 2001
LinuxPR: CLIQ 2001 Set to Rock the Rockies!
"Stellar speaker lineup will make this premiere event for the
Rocky Mountain region the best yet."
LinuxPR: SuSE Linux Releases SuSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition
"The PowerPC Edition of Europe's bestseller Linux available in
AllLinuxDevices PR: Sequiter Software announces support for CodeBase on Embedded Linux
"Sequiter Software today announced full support for customers
using the CodeBase Database Engine to develop applications for
Embedded Linux systems."
NetworkWorldFusion: Patent flap slows multilingual domain name plan (2001-03-28 22:14:47)
"Intellectual property claims have blindsided the Internet
Engineering Task Force and could derail the group's efforts to
develop a common scheme for supporting foreign-language domain
names across the Internet."
LWN: Singapore Linux Conference/LinuxWorld Singapore 2001 (2001-03-28 22:00:26)
"Now that the stock market craze is gone, the conference has
diminished to those who are already using Linux or are interested
in making money with Linux, that is, using Linux or other Open
Source software to make their companies more efficient, more
stable, more competitive, for less monetary outlay."
DukeofURL: SuSE Linux 7.1 Review (2001-03-28 21:33:50)
"With their latest release, SuSE moves to the front of the pack.
SuSE Version 7.1 has emerged, incorporating features that users
have been clamoring for over the last few months."
Linux.com: Getting Started with Networking for Linux (2001-03-28 20:48:35)
"A network is made of several parts: physical wire and special
hardware is usually dependent on what type of connection media
you're using. An equally important component is the software that
"talks" over the network."
AllLinuxDevices: OEone To Build Operating Environment Platform Using Mozilla (2001-03-28 20:21:52)
"OEone Corporation, a leading software developer for a new class
of Internet devices, today announced that it is building its
Operating Environment platform on Mozilla Open-Source Internet
Linux Documentation Project Weekly News 2001-03-27 (2001-03-28 20:11:14)
"The Linux Documentation Project is developing free, high
quality documentation for the GNU/Linux operating system. This
includes the creation of HOWTOs and Guides, and collaboration with
other documentation groups."
Apache Today: Apache 2.0.15 released as an alpha (2001-03-28 18:03:41)
"This release is the first release to use the new release
process. This process allows the Apache developers to more easily
determine the quality of any release. Instead of tagging any
release as an alpha or beta from now on, all releases will be
available as numbered releases, and the release status will only be
available in the tarball name."
Community: The Aureal Linux Driver Petition (2001-03-28 18:00:25)
A reader wrote in to let us know about a petition drive for
Aureal sound chipsets. Beta Linux drivers were in progress when
Aureal folded not too long ago, and incompatibilities with VIA
chipsets requires access to driver source, now in the hands of
LinuxPlanet: .comment: Little-Iron Chef (2001-03-28 16:19:33)
When is Linux like "Iron Chef" and "Junkyard Wars"? When you're
spending your days playing with old hardware and a bleeding edge
distro. Dennis Powell picked up some old toys for a song and was
reminded after ten epic days of struggle that sometimes yesterday's
software is best for yesterday's hardware. Read about Dennis' visit
to the hardware boneyard, and learn why he says Linux distributions
can no longer claim to run on minimal hardware.
Australian IT: Restricting DVDs 'illegal' (2001-03-28 09:05:00)
"Regional restrictions on DVDs could be an anti-competitive
practice and a breach of the Trade Practices Act, the Australian
Competition and Consumer Commission has warned."
The Register: WinXP Blade: MS' plan to kill off Linux Web servers (2001-03-28 09:03:59)
"It's what they're designed to kill that's most interesting
though - it's Linux....Blade servers are intended to be cheap,
slam-in-and-go boxes that Web hosting operations can just peel off
the roll (almost) and shove in whenever they need more server
ZDNet: SuSE 7.1 Professional Still in Minor Leagues (2001-03-28 09:03:45)
Jeremy Allison of the Samba team wrote in to let us know about
ZDNet's review of SuSE Linux 7.1. He writes: "The interesting thing
is they say Linux is still in the minor leagues as a desktop OS and
only recommend it for "Microsoft haters" and "cash strapped
companies" but they give no *reasons* for saying this, other than
"the cost of retraining from Windows would be prohibitive."
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: vim update (2001-03-28 07:43:02)
"Users could embed malicious VIM control codes into a file, and
as soon as any user opened that file in vim-enhanced or vim-X11
with the status line option enabled in .vimrc, the commands would
be executed as that user."