Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 27, 2001
Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #104 by Paul Emsley (2001-08-27 21:45:42)
Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for
the previous week.
Byte.com: He Who Controls the Bootloader (2001-08-27 21:01:22)
"But the reality is that Be's failure has made a point to the
world, to whit: "Don't bother trying to create a better commercial
desktop OS - it doesn't matter how hard you try, how many engineers
you throw at the problem, how much money you spend, or how many
years you put into it. Microsoft owns that space and, worse, the
public is totally complicit with that fact. People will not stop
using Windows. It is a losing battle."
Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0 Final Release Available (2001-08-27 19:30:17)
"MandrakeSoft proudly announces the immediate availability of
Mandrake Linux PPC 8.0 final release. This version builds upon the
highly successful Mandrake Linux 8.0 release for the x86
Enterprise Linux Today: SuSE Ships SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 (2001-08-27 19:07:48)
"Apart from the operating system basis optimised for stability
and security, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 comprises all server
services relevant in Linux, enabling the implementation of e-mail,
Internet, and application services, as well as file and print
services in heterogeneous networks (UNIX, Windows 9x/NT/2000,
Novell Netware, MacOS)."
FSF Europe: Free Software Experts (2001-08-27 15:56:29)
"Have you ever been depressed, possibly more than once, to
discover that a so called Free Software project was financed
despite the fact that it had nothing to do with Free Software?
Europe will soon be financing new projects and you could help
prevent similar travesties by becoming External Experts. It will
then be more difficult to claim that nothing could be done: your
skills are required to validate the candidate projects."
Enterprise Linux Today: City of Progress Chooses Bynari Groupware
"Today, the VP of Technology for Bynari Inc., Tom Adelstein, and
the CIO of the City of Largo, Harold Schomaker, announced
deployment of an "All-Linux" groupware solution for the west
Florida community. The City chose Bynari's Insight solution for
messaging and collaboration, to replace their existing system
running Novell's GroupWise product."
Wired: Linux, a Decade of Open Source (2001-08-27 14:07:08)
"The only way I know how to describe it is that all the stars in
the heavens lined up," said Bob Young, the chairman of Red Hat, one
of the first companies to start a business around Linux."
BBC News: Linux: An installer's tale (2001-08-27 12:00:16)
"Just how hard is it to kit out your PC with Linux, the free
software operating system which was first announced 10 years ago on
iWeek: Linux At 10: Where Do We Go From Here? (2001-08-27 10:00:37)
"The trend is not good" for Microsoft, Enderle said. "More and
more kids are coming out of school with a Linux bent. People doing
open source are often at the top of their class--similar to the
people who drove Windows into the market a decade ago."