Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 11, 2001
Linux Journal: Caldera Feeds Mid-sized Business Needs with Simple MS Exchange Replacement (2001-12-11 23:40:56)
"The solution is Caldera's Volution Messaging Server, which
combines SMTP, IMAP, POP and web mail in a single, web-administered
package licensed for $28 per seat. 'Users don't know it's not
Microsoft Exchange', Imershein said. And from the administrator's
point of view, the skills to be mastered are simpler than those in
the thick MS Exchange manuals."
Tonight Live: Like the Phoenix from the ashes Tolis and BRU rise to new heights (2001-12-11 21:30:53)
Tonight's show: the return of BRU, IT road kill.
Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik To Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee Regarding MS Settlement (2001-12-11 20:27:05)
"Red Hat, Inc. today announced that at 10:00 a.m. EST on
Wednesday, December 12, 2001, CEO Matthew Szulik has been invited
to testify on the proposed anti-trust settlement between Microsoft
Corporation and the federal government. As an invited witness,
Szulik will testify before the United States Senate Judiciary
Committee as part of a panel comprised of noted legal, government
and industry experts."
AllLinuxDevices: TimeSys Announces Availability Of TimeSys Linux GPL (2001-12-11 17:40:35)
"TimeSys Linux GPL consists of a powerful, fully featured,
preemptible Linux kernel and all other components needed to extend
a standard Linux distribution to support predictable, extremely
low-latency response. The fully preemptible capabilities mean the
kernel has bounded, mutex-based kernel locking with a new fixed
priority scheduler, schedulable (meaning the developer sets the
priorities) interrupt handlers, and schedulable extended interrupt
handlers, including the IP stack."
GNUstep Receives Help from VMware (2001-12-11 12:55:35)
"The four licenses donated by VMWare Inc. to the GNUstep project
will allow GNustep developers to run Openstep 4.2 while developing
GNUstep on their Linux workstation. Although the OpenStep operating
system is no longer supported, it is still a useful reference for
the GNUstep implementation and the new Cocoa Framework of MAC OS X
is also heavily based on the OpenStep specification."
osOpinion: The Warped Perspective: Open Source as Mediocrity's Mediator (2001-12-11 11:44:00)
"Ideally, all software should be open-source, just as music is,
and just as literature is. I can look at each word of the Bible or
"War and Peace" and decide for myself whether it is great
literature. Being able to read the contents of a product is not
necessarily tantamount to giving it away."
InfoWorld.com: In The Name of Quality (2001-12-11 11:30:39)
"...complete accountability is a way of life in the open-source
community. People involved in open source really do sign everything
they do. Your name becomes your brand."
Announce: Beginner Level Linux Programming Courses Now Free (2001-12-11 07:35:09)
"...we have decided to make all the iCanProgram courses
(including the Intro to Linux) free in return for a voluntary
donation to your favorite cancer research charity. The Linux course
is fully facilitated over 8 weekly lessons. A course mailing list
allows you to query the facilitator and the other students over the
8 week period."