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Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 16, 2001

  • VMware Workstation 3.0 Now Available at SuSE Linux (Nov 16, 2001, 23:18)
    "SuSE has announced that SuSE now offers VMware Workstation 3.0. One of the main new features of VMware Workstation 3.0 is the support of Windows XP. Using Workstation 3.0, a virtual Windows XP PC can be started under Linux or vice versa."

  • NewsForge: Review: SuSE 7.3 Personal: easy to love, hard to install (Nov 16, 2001, 20:46)
    "For me, getting SuSE 7.3 Personal installed and running was a lot like having a baby -- it was painful and took a long time. But baby, am I ever happy with the result."

  • The Register: Apple patents perturb PNG programmers (Nov 16, 2001, 19:38)
    "Developers of the open source graphics format PNG and its derivative, MNG, have called on Apple to clarify whether its ownership of key PNG component technologies will be used to hinder their work."

  • The Register: SuSE 7.3 rocks Red Hat and flips XP the bird (Nov 16, 2001, 18:05)
    "Think of it this way: if you should break your sad dependency on Redmond's digital heroin and install something like SuSE 7.3, you'll be able to run your machine pretty much like a Windows box without a struggle from the git go; but on top of that, you might one day find yourself curled up in an easy chair with the documentation, as in some bygone age of elegance and style, and then it might just hit you what a convenient patsy you've been."

  • Techsploitation: Linux Apocalypse? (Nov 16, 2001, 14:07)
    "Is this the last tango for Linux? Is open source a dead end? No. Open source is just headed underground, where it will reproduce virally in the community of developers to whom it always mattered most."

  • Tool of the Month: J-Pilot (Nov 16, 2001, 12:01)
    "J-Pilot has a similar look and feel to the Palm software for Windows, but it lets you manage your information on a Linux or other UNIX-type operating system."

  • SuSE 7.3 Available for Download (Nov 16, 2001, 07:54)
    After the customary delay after release of the shrinkwrap version, SuSE has made its latest release, 7.3, available for download via ftp. Link to mirrors within.