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Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 19, 2001

  • AMD Zone: AMD Processor-based cluster to run state-of-the-art safety tests for Mercedes-Benz (2001-12-19 20:36:39)
    "DaimlerChrysler is utilizing the strength of several hundred AMD Athlon MP processors in one of the largest high-performance Linux clusters in the German automotive industry, to run crash simulations for Mercedes-Benz vehicles."

  • The LWN.net 2001 Linux Timeline (2001-12-19 19:17:31)
    "Well, it's that time of year again. Keeping to our traditions, we present the LWN.net 2001 Linux Timeline, the fourth in the series. Therein you'll find a month-by-month recap of the major Linux and free software events from the last year. It has, once again, been a most interesting twelve months."

  • NewsForge: Red Hat's reputation is its business (2001-12-19 17:32:30)
    "Why is Red Hat Software picking on a bunch of low-rent CD salesmen about their use of the term "Red Hat" on the disks they are peddling? It is Red Hat's collection of code, although UnixCD and CheapBytes may have every right to peddle it. However, Red Hat has a good reason for complaining. It's the same reason that the company has made a business of selling something you supposedly can get for free. Here's a hint: Red Hat's success has almost nothing to do with the software."

  • The Register: Linux takes obscurity route to datacentre (2001-12-19 16:34:06)
    "But Matt O'Keefe's GFS long predates Sistina, the company he founded to commercialize the project he began at the University of Minnesota. GFS not only has the potential to unseat the leading vendor in its class - Veritas - but to bring open source commoditisation to servers and storage."

  • LinuxPlanet: .comment: I Want One! (2001-12-19 13:46:50)
    From a nifty little notebook that's difficult to find to new notebook peripherals standards to a more notebook-friendly Linux distribution, Dennis E. Powell describes things he wants, but won't get, for Christmas.

  • AMD Zone: FIC Aquapad With Midori Linux Review (2001-12-19 10:18:47)
    "FIC was demoing their AquaPAD at this year's Comdex. Several pads were connected to a wireless network in their meeting room. They have been working on the AquaPAD design for a couple of years, and the growing popularity of wireless networking could spell a hot product. Immediately upon using the demo pads at the show test units were requested."

  • Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #23 (2001-12-19 08:03:45)
    This week: Mandrake in the News; Hot topics from the Cooker mailing list; Business Case of the Week; Software Updates; Top Stories from MandrakeForum.

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: kerberos update (2001-12-19 07:15:20)
    "A buffer overflow exists in the telnet portion of Kerberos that could provide root access to local users. MDKSA-2001:068 provided a similar fix to the normal telnet packages, but the Kerberized equivalent was not updated previously."