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Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 13, 2002

  • FOSDEM.org Interviews: Eclipse, Senga, Generic Software, and the FSF (2002-02-13 18:00:14)
    The Free and Open Source Software Developers' Meeting is coming up this weekend and seven more prominent attendees have been interviewed, including Matusiak, Dachary, Dalle, and RMS.

  • IBM developerWorks: Backing up your Linux machines (2002-02-13 13:45:58)
    This tutorial gives you techniques for covering your back in the worst-case scenario. Even new, high-quality hard drives will occasionally fail. Regular system backups are essential, especially for busy developers who make continual improvements to their code.

  • ZDNet: Worried about wireless security? Here's a solution [ Linux-based wireless gateway ] (2002-02-13 08:01:04)
    "Bluesocket Inc.'s $6,000 WG-1000 Wireless Gateway sits on a LAN between wireless access points and the rest of the corporate network. It acts as an authorization and VPN server. Any wireless data traffic can reach the device, but unauthorized users can't get past it. Authorized packets pass across the internal network (which is presumably secure), unencrypted. That lets any devices you installed to implement network QoS do the job they were designed for."

  • DesktopLinux.com: A conversation with Ga´┐Żl Duval, founder of Mandrake Linux (2002-02-13 05:28:58)
    "Financially speaking, we're doing better and better with each passing month: MandrakeStore is very successful as well as the Mandrake Club, and we plan on reaching "break-even" by September 2002 and on being a profitable company in 2003."

  • HP World: Wizards and Windows: XP and Linux Go Head to Head on Two HP OmniBook 6000s (2002-02-13 03:04:14)
    "The results here were very much in line with OpenBench Labs' first tests of the Linux 2.4 kernel near the beginning of the year. At that time, HP found the performance gap between Linux and Windows 2000 to have been closed to about 18 percent from previous observations, which had been in the range of 20 to 25 percent. Once again, the difference between the geometric means for the 34 kernels was on the order of 18 percent..."