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Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 24, 2002

  • Tonight Live: We Are Back From the Dead with Pony Based Ring Ethernet and Linux (2002-09-24 22:00:23)
    "In particular, we will talk MORE about Linux Desktops including a first look at Red Hats new desktop. NEXT WEEK we will do a complete review of both 7.3 and the NEW beta that is starting to show up on the mirrors, but tonight we will take a first peek..."

  • Scientific American: Computers for the Third World (2002-09-24 20:30:03)
    "It doesn't look like much. A drab, gray piece of plastic, about five inches long and three inches wide. A black-and-white screen, three inches by two inches, showing a few simple snippets of text. And yet this nondescript little [Linux-based] computer may hold the key to bringing information technology to Third World countries..."

  • Salon.com: Building the Underground Computer Railroad (2002-09-24 19:45:48)
    "Anti-globalization activists in Oakland, Calif., are recycling old machines, loading them with free software and shipping them off to Ecuador."

  • CNET News: Lab to Sample Linux for Weapons Work (2002-09-24 19:00:19)
    "Los Alamos National Laboratory is buying a $6 million, 2,048-processor Linux supercomputer to run its nuclear weapons simulation software, an effort that will test the limits of these less expensive megamachines..."

  • Linux Journal: Software Freedom for Macedonia? (2002-09-24 13:00:27)
    "David Sugar, maintainer of GNU Bayonne, pushes a Russian car into the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, and reports on the state of the free software movement there..."

  • GrepLaw.org: Don Marti on Free Software, Patents and the Internet (2002-09-24 10:00:33)
    "Don Marti is the editor of LinuxJournal and the mastermind behind the Burnallgifs campaign. He has strong views on free software, software patentability and the freedom of the Internet. Marti should personally be featured in any encylopedia under 'geektivism'. Greplaw has picked Don Martis brain..."

  • Mandrake Linux Advisories: glibc, tcl/tk (2002-09-24 00:59:24)
    Two security advisories from MandrakeSoft.