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Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 24, 2001

  • BBC News: India's simple computer for the poor (2001-09-24 20:32:30)
    "We have had a tremendous response from all over the world - from South America to Australia and every other country in between including some of the developed countries. Even the developed countries are interested in seeing how they could use it. Not just for applications for the poor but also applications for the urban elite, the urban affluent."

  • ZDNet: Red Hat's market-leading Linux (2001-09-24 19:18:24)
    "Red Hat is currently the most influential Linux distributor. Red Hat Linux is a comprehensive and sound implementation, with a variety of configuration, development, installation, networking, usability, and security features... Red Hat's prominence in the Linux market is deserved; struggling but holding its own against the current world economic downturn, Red Hat continues to improve its products, service, and training."

  • JesusGeeks: RMS Speaks (2001-09-24 18:15:58)
    "Some free software is very well written; and wins users for its technical merits. Other free programs are ugly inside and just barely do their jobs, but they are very important nonetheless, because we need to have some way to do those jobs. The free software community offers some practical advantages for software development. Proprietary software development has a practical advantage too, of getting more money more easily. Proprietary software developers are all doing something wrong, but this doesn't meant they are all incompetent."

  • NewsBytes: 'Happy Hacker' Drops A Bomb On Security Experts (2001-09-24 13:17:22)
    "On Wednesday, the 14,300-strong subscribers to a popular security list known as Vuln-Dev received what may have appeared a rare treat: a message to the list containing source code to a program that gave the user full control of a remote Unix system...But as some Vuln-Dev readers, many of whom are system administrators for businesses, painfully learned, the program was a Trojan horse, and if compiled and run, could delete most of the files on the user's computer."