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
"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."