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Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 16, 2002

  • ZDNet UK: Linux Out-Googles Microsoft (Dec 16, 2002, 22:00)
    "The top search terms on Google for 2002 show Spider-Man as the fastest climber, while Nostradamus is yesterday's news. Other surprises included Linux beating Microsoft..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Suiting All Tastes at LWE (Dec 16, 2002, 20:30)
    "Recent LinuxWorld Expo attendees have complained the semi-annual event has become more of a meeting place for executives than a Mecca for Tux-heads. Organizers of the event are taking steps to ensure that LWE will satisfy all visitors, whether they're in suits or tye-dye..."

  • PR: Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 R1 Released (Dec 16, 2002, 16:00)
    "This is the first update of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (codename `woody') which mainly adds security updates to the stable release, along with a few corrections of serious bugs..." Press release within.

  • ZDNet UK: 2003 Forecast: Linux Will Eat Unix (Dec 16, 2002, 14:30)
    Of course, these are the same folks that predicted an IT recovery in mid-2002. Interesting predictions about IT in general, but have some salt with this one.

  • Pick Up a Penguin--Linux Explained (Dec 16, 2002, 13:00)
    "So what is Linux exactly, and how does it relate to the average home or office computer user? More importantly, is it as friendly as its penguin mascot suggests...?" A nice primer for all your non-Linux companions.

  • developerWorks: Include GUIs in Your Server Programming with Perl/Tk (Dec 16, 2002, 07:00)
    "You can keep your focus on highly productive server-side programming, and still choose to jazz up your interfaces occasionally. What's more, lightweight toolkits such as Perl/Tk make it possible to do this without the costs of higher-profile GUI approaches..."