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Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 29, 2001

  • ComputerWorld: Q&A: McNealy defends Sun reliability, personal privacy views (Nov 29, 2001, 23:45)
    "We're the No. 1 Linux appliance server supplier in the world with the Cobalt line [from the acquisition of Cobalt Networks Inc. last year]. We have Linux extensions to Solaris. We just don't think a Linux partition on a mainframe makes a lot of sense. It's kind of like having a trailer park in the back of your estate."

  • SuSE Linux in Action During the Salvage of the "Kursk" (Nov 29, 2001, 15:08)
    "Dr. Rotthäuser and Dr. Hagemeister from Ingenieursgesellschaft IgH, based in Essen (Germany), were on board among the European salvage team of 52, who lifted the Kursk from its watery grave 108 meters below sea level in October 2001. Their company's control software made sure that the Russian nuclear submarine remained in a stable, safe position during the salvage despite heavy seas."

  • Mandrake Linux Users Club Launched (Nov 29, 2001, 14:10)
    "Based on the 'Street Performer Protocol', the main benefits of joining this club will be to improve our capability to improve more and more the Mandrake Linux Open Source project."

  • Linux Weekly News for November 29, 2001 (Nov 29, 2001, 12:49)
    This week: playing with Evolution, Sklyarov update, the new kernel development series begins, more.

  • MP3 Newswire: Portable Linux Movie & MP3 Player (Nov 29, 2001, 09:14)
    "Measuring a compact 10.2" x 6.3" x 1.2" (260 x 160 x 30 mm) the unit has a 20GB hard drive for storing files. Once a collection of movies are downloaded, the player can easily be disconnected and carried anywhere there is a television for convenient viewing. The company bills the Bokks as a personal video recorder, but the unit is actually a bit closer to a specific-function laptop that uses a TV for its display."

  • NewsForge: Linux advocacy and hardware support (Nov 29, 2001, 00:30)
    "A constant refrain in the email I get from people trying to use Linux for the first time is, 'Linux needs better hardware support.' At the same time, many experienced Linux users, who also wish Linux had better hardware support, worry about Linux getting 'dumbed down' if a lot of people who aren't very knowledgeable about computers start using it. But better hardware support will only come if Linux becomes more popular among non-gurus. Here's why..."