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Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 20, 2001

  • Linux Journal: Post-install configuration of Debian GNU/Linux on a Dell Latitude C800 (2001-12-20 22:12:25)
    Details in the follow-on article include kernel compilation using Debian's make-kpkg scripts,configuration and installation of a 2.4 kernel, setting up a VESA FrameBuffer console, and converting ext2 partitions to ext3.

  • DevX: Procmail 'Passthrough' Partners for Powerful E-mail Filtering (2001-12-20 20:00:46)
    "Here's the problem passthrough most often solves: A system administrator wants to filter a fraction of incoming e-mail, while handling the bulk of it as normal. The administrator knows a criterion by which he can discard spam, autorespond to information queries, log periodic receipts of updates, or otherwise process the selected item. How, though, can he or she extract only those items from the incoming message stream, and let all the others pass through for normal delivery?"

  • JFS for Linux 1.0.11 Released (2001-12-20 18:59:13)
    IBM has a new drop of its Journaled File System (JFS release 1.0.11) technology. JFS is regarded as one of IBM's best Open Source offerings and it has improved greatly since its initial release to the Open Source community back in December of 2000. Links to download, changelog, and other documents within.

  • IDG.net: Delayed Yopy PDA Shipping Soon (2001-12-20 16:53:40)
    "South Korea's G.Mate has confirmed it plans to begin shipping the Yopy, a Linux-based personal digital assistant, in late December. At the same time, the company also began accepting orders for the device through its Web site, quoting a December 21 shipping date and a price of $399."

  • Linux Weekly News for December 20, 2001 (2001-12-20 12:54:49)
    This week: Dmitry Sklyarov goes home; 2001 Timeline and a look back; Closed source rumor vulnerability; the FBI at work; security resources, reports and updates, more.

  • CNET News.com: Could Linux make our convergence dreams come true? (2001-12-20 08:00:14)
    "Three equally important companies have chosen a dark horse on which to bet their digital music devices--the open source Linux operating system."

  • AllLinuxDevices: Lineo response to Microsoft XP Embedded article (2001-12-20 02:15:34)
    AllLinuxDevices has the complete text of Lineo's response to Microsoft regarding a recent MS comparison sheet between embedded Linux and embedded Windows XP. The response is not geared to the general claims about Linux as much as the specific points raised regarding Lineo, which figured prominently in the comparison.

  • Announce: WebSphere Studio Application Developer for Linux released (2001-12-20 00:54:49)
    "IBM developerWorks is hosting a trial version of WebSphere Studio Application Developer for Linux . Specifically WSAD is a pluggable tool-development and integration platform that works with the Eclipse open-source organization. Application Developer is built on the WebSphere Studio Workbench, a wide array of specialized tools that provide EJB, XML, Web, Web services, and other development capabilities."