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Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 13, 2002

  • Microsoft Leaves the Rookery, Will Attend LWE NY (Dec 13, 2002, 23:30)
    Linux Today has learned that Microsoft, demonstrating their need to reach out to the open source communuity is more than a one-shot deal, will definitely have an exhibitor's booth in this January's LinuxWorld Expo.

  • JoongAng Ilbo: Torvalds, in Korea, Spreads Linux Gospel (Dec 13, 2002, 19:00)
    "'Software has become a commodity, not a specialized item based on just a small number of companies making profits,' Mr. Torvalds said in a speech on the future of Linux..."

  • DistroWatch: Libranet 2.7--Debian Made Easy (Dec 13, 2002, 17:30)
    "Libranet GNU/Linux, a commercial Linux distribution based on Debian, has been given increasingly positive coverage in Linux media. Its recipe for success is simple--it attempts to remedy some of the often cited shortcomings of Debian proper, by providing a simple installer, user-friendly system configuration tools and up-to-date selection of software packages. Combine that with a friendly user community and you have a winner..."

  • Network World Fusion: Mono Trudges on with .Net Alternative (Dec 13, 2002, 13:00)
    "Project founder Miguel de Icaza, CTO at Linux software maker Ximian, predicted earlier this year that Mono version 1.0 would be completed by now. But he said in an interview Tuesday that it won't be ready until the middle of next year..."

  • developerWorks: SashXB Lends Mini-RAD to Linux (Dec 13, 2002, 07:00)
    "SashXB extends JavaScript with objects that wrap native functionality--and provides all the necessary tools for writing applications from scratch. In this article, the developers of SashXB explore its inner workings and demonstrate how SashXB simplifies the development, download, and installation of applications..."