Linux News for Aug 01, 2001
Red Rock Eater: "Code Red" Roundup (2001-08-01 23:29:03)
File under "PSA": Phil Agre's Red Rock Eater news service
provides a collection of links to the "Code Red" story, along with
a reasonable and level-headed assessment of the whole thing. Some
of the links lead to interesting charts with which you can track
its progress and spread.
Dmitry Sklyarov: Some Followup Articles (2001-08-01 22:59:15)
Here's a collection of followups on the Dmitry Sklyarov story:
Upside says Adobe was thuggish; NewsForge notes that more support
is needed to get Sklyarov out of jail, Slashdot's Jon Katz says the
mainstream media's coverage of the case is a disgrace, a college
paper calls for repeal of the DMCA, and The Standard looks at
Virginia's Rich Boucher, who's working to amend the DMCA to reflect
existing understandings of fair use. Six stories and a special
"double-wide" collection of related stories.
Linux Hardware Database: Motherboards Superguide (2001-08-01 21:19:44)
While only 15 of the 53 motherboards carried here have an
associated rating, the 'Motherboard Superguide' from ZDNet's Linux
Hardware Database provides a quick summary of the basic specs and
links to pages with help on each particular piece of hardware.
LinuxUser Issue 12 Articles Now Available for Download (2001-08-01 20:33:54)
LinuxUser issue 12 articles are now available in PDF format.
This issue includes features on Red Hat's Bob Young, Eric Allman of
Sendmail, an article entitled 'Time to pay up for your free
software,' an in-depth look at awk, and more.
Evolution Bug Day Tomorrow (and every Thursday until 1.0 arrives) (2001-08-01 19:02:04)
Tomorrow (and every Thursday until version 1.0 is released) is
Evolution Bug Day, part of a series of bug-squashing parties aimed
at cleaning up the GNOME mailer/PIM.
ElMostrador.cl: Chilean Public Pension System (INP) Switches to Linux (2001-08-01 18:10:25)
"Two of every three Chileans either pay or get paid by this
state-owned institution, which has 63 offices and ten corporate
buildings all over the country, using more than 1500
LinuxProgramming: DotGNU and Portable.NET join forces (2001-08-01 16:53:08)
"The Portable.NET project becomes the "DotGNU Portable.NET"
subproject of the DotGNU meta-project and Rhys Weatherley is now a
member of the DotGNU Core Team."
Enterprise Linux Today: Penguin and Scyld Team on Customized Beowulf Clusters (2001-08-01 15:30:17)
"With its patent-pending STS technologies, Penguin Computing
will factory-install Scyld's specialized Linux distribution,
supplying an ideal platform for HPC applications found in high-end
scientific analysis, data mining, and Web farms. Every cluster will
be custom built and optimized for specific customer needs."
Debian Multimedia Distribution started (2001-08-01 14:27:46)
"The Debian Multimedia Distribution (DeMuDi) project is an
effort to build a Linux distribution for the purpose of multimedia
work. The Debian GNU/Linux distribution already contains the tools
for building and maintaining such a distribution and will serve as
the basis for this distribution."