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Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 19, 2001

  • IBM's [Linux] graffiti ads runs afoul of city officials (Apr 19, 2001, 20:29)
    IBM tooks its "peace, love, and Linux" campaign to the streets of San Francisco -- only to draw the attention of city officials, who say that by painting the ads directly on the sidewalk, IBM was breaking the law.

  • LinuxPR: LUG Fest IV this weekend! (Apr 19, 2001, 18:00)
    "The Simi-Conejo Linux Users Group will be holding LUGFest IV on April 21st and 22nd, 2001, in Simi Valley, California. "

  • LinuxProgramming: Mailman 2.0.4 released (Apr 19, 2001, 15:30)
    Mailman 2.0.4 is now available. Mailman is the GNU Mailing List Manager, and this latest version cleans up some incompatibilities with Python 2.1.

  • Geeknews: Linux 4 Windows? Whats [sic] the point? (Apr 19, 2001, 13:00)
    Here's your flamebait to go with your morning coffee: a Geeknews writer named Likwuid_Ice questions why in the heck anyone would bring Linux to the great unwashed masses of Windows users.

  • Mandrake 8.0 Begins to Arrive (Apr 19, 2001, 12:56)
    Linux Mandrake 8.0 has begun to make its way out to the mirrors. Please consult the mirrors list (linked within) and choose one close by.

  • RedHat 7.1 - ReiserFS update disk (Apr 19, 2001, 04:36)
    Journaling file system junkies take heart: Miguel Freitas and Marcelo Roberto Jiminez have written in with an update to their update disk: a tool that allows ReiserFS support under Red Hat 7.1 using a single floppy and the original Red Hat discs. They'll tell you within, but we'll repeat it here: this is an unofficial hack and no warranty is provided.

  • ZDNet: Kevin Dankwardt on standardization for Embedded Linux (Apr 19, 2001, 02:06)
    "I was the lone dissenting voice at the ELC meeting at ESC where the board first brought forth the idea of the ELC developing and promoting a standard for embedded Linux. I therefore want to clarify my concerns."

  • The Register: Updated Samba one less reason for buying Windows (Apr 19, 2001, 00:24)
    Andrew Orlowski argues that Samba 2.2 has one tangible benefit that makes it worth a download: Samba makes Microsoft Client Access Licenses -- mandatory for printing and basic file sharing in a Microsoft environment -- redundant.

  • Ga´┐Żl Duval: The Mandrake donations page is open (Apr 19, 2001, 00:19)
    We're passing along this missive from Gaël Duval, announcing that those with the inclination can send donations to Linux-Mandrake to support specific projects. Not quite sure whether this is kosher, given that MandrakeSoft is a corporation and it is processing these requests in the United States.