Infrastructure Linux News for May 20, 2003
Tonight LIVE: The Smoking Gun? Microsoft's Back Door Funding of SCO! (2003-05-20 22:00:50)
"As per last week's prediction of 'SCO looking a lot like
Microsoft,' on tonight's show we will discuss more hot SCO news
including what appears to be evidence of Microsoft violating their
agreements with the Department of Justice on antitrust..."
Forbes: New Linux PDAs Blur the Lines Between Laptop & PDA (2003-05-20 20:30:17)
"Japan's Sharp has been offering a line of PDAs that doesn't run
on one of the dominant operating systems typical of handheld
devices. There's no Palm OS nor Microsoft Pocket PC nor Symbian OS.
Instead, the Zaurus devices run Linux--which has made them popular
among devotees of that platform..."
Seattle Times: Microsoft Used Discounts Twice in European Deals (2003-05-20 17:30:01)
"A controversial Microsoft program offering discounts to win
business from lower-priced competitors has only been used twice in
Europe since July, the company's top lawyer said yesterday..."
CNET News: Sun, HP: SCO Probably Won't Touch Us (2003-05-20 16:00:49)
"Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard say SCO Group's attempt to
obtain royalties for inappropriate uses of Unix won't likely affect
them, while Linux specialist Red Hat said it would defend itself
vigorously against any challenges..."
AP/The Nando Times: Linux a Hot Topic at Microsoft Meeting (2003-05-20 14:30:19)
"It doesn't top the official agenda, but as government leaders
converge at Microsoft Corp. for an annual conference, one of the
company's major competitors--Linux--is likely to be on executives'
OSNews: Installing Red Hat Linux 9 (The Manual Way) (2003-05-20 10:00:50)
"To install Red Hat Linux 9, you do not really need to burn the
iso image to a CD, neither do you need to go through a lengthy
process of extracting the contents of the iso image and setting up
an installation directory for a hard drive based install..."
developerWorks: Administer Linux on the Fly (2003-05-20 08:30:35)
"The /proc filesystem is one of Linux's great features, and this
article gives you a thorough grounding in some of its most useful
aspects. With it, you can administer many details of the operating
system without ever having to shut down and reboot the machine,
which is a boon for those who need to keep their systems as
available as possible..."
LinuxWorld: A New Distro in Town: Gentoo Emerges Victorious (2003-05-20 04:00:49)
"The 'meta-distro' Gentoo makes it possible to compile and
configure everything on your system exactly the way you like,
providing you with more structure and tools to ease the process and
automate updates. Do I still like Debian? I absolutely love it. But
until further notice, Gentoo is now my flavor of Linux..."
Linux and Main: When Good Dogs Go Bad (2003-05-20 02:30:24)
"Among those who know them, there are few things finer than a
really good dog. And among everyone, there are few things worse
than a really bad dog. When a good dog turns bad, it is a tragedy
that leads invariably to the poor creature being, as they say, put
to sleep... Linux companies are like that, too. Yes, I'm talking
about the SCO Group..."