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Linux News for Oct 01, 2001

  • ZDNet: Why you should take a look at Mac OS X.1 (2001-10-01 23:45:40)
    "...If the Linux community really wants to hurt Microsoft--a frequent theme in some of the e-mail I receive from readers--wouldn't buying a Mac be a good way to do this without having to deal with some of the challenges of Linux? Just a thought."

  • The Register: Experts demolish MS anti-Apache FUD (2001-10-01 23:04:04)
    "In response to Gartner's recommendation that businesses investigate alternatives to Microsoft's Internet Information Server, the Beast sent its sales staff a crib sheet with the theme: "all web servers are vulnerable - but some are more vulnerable others,". Several dozen of you have written to point out that Microsoft's list of vulnerabilities in Apache, PHP and MySQL misses the point."

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.4.11-pre2 Available (2001-10-01 22:27:42)
    "Available in the usual places.." Changelog, link within.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.10-ac3 (2001-10-01 22:04:04)
    "This should clean up the loose ends, and adds the big pending updates for all the flash stuff, and some S/390 stuff."

  • Kernel Traffic #135 by Zack Brown (2001-10-01 21:15:35)
    Mailing list threads from the Linux Kernel Development Team.

  • LinuxDevices.com: DeviceForge LLC acquires LinuxDevices.com (2001-10-01 20:29:40)
    "DeviceForge LLC today announced that it will acquire the LinuxDevices.com "Embedded Linux Portal" website from CNET Networks, Inc. The two companies have also formed a strategic relationship through which they will continue to share content and provide links to each others' sites. Terms were not disclosed."

  • Byte.com: A Wireless Neighborhood Freenet (and some commentary on failing Open Source companies) (2001-10-01 17:54:51)
    "This column is really about how some friends and I are turning left-over Linux boxes plus wireless LAN equipment into instant neighborhood "freenets." But first a few observations about the Open Source ecology in which - or from which - these things swim."

  • Netcraft Web Server Survey Results for September Out: Apache, Linux Up (2001-10-01 16:17:22)
    Netcraft's September Web Server Survey results are out. According to the report, Apache grew in share by 1.43% and Linux continues to displace Solaris and other proprietary OS's as well as, to a lesser degree, the BSD family, growing by 1%. Interesting statistics and insight to be found regarding the post-CodeRed Web as well.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.10-ac2 (2001-10-01 14:51:51)
    Changelog, links within.

  • PR: SuSE Linux AG Successfully Closes Financing Round - Consolidation Continues (2001-10-01 14:28:51)
    "Today, SuSE Linux ... announced the successful completion of a financing round amounting to EUR 15 million (13.9 million USD). The new lead investor e-millennium 1 is a Venture Capital Fund with an industrial investors' network such as Accenture, Beisheim Holding, Deutsche Bank, La Caixa, and SAP. In addition, investment pools advised by Apax Partners (Apax Funds) participated in the investment in SuSE Linux AG."

  • Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Post 8.1 Release Edition (2001-10-01 13:30:16)
    "In this same spirit, many users who understand the huge effort involved in producing a Linux distribution have requested an opportunity to "give back" to the company and to the developers who have helped put it together. Here are some various ways that you can make a difference and help ensure the health of MandrakeSoft so that the distribution continues to remain free and true to the Open Source spirit."

  • Followups on the W3C Patent Policy from Richard Stallman, Eben Moglen, and Microsoft (2001-10-01 12:30:08)
    Adam Warner wrote in with a few interesting links regarding the W3C's request for comments on its policy toward patents, including comments from Richard Stallman, Eben Moglen, and someone from Microsoft.

  • Linux 2.4.11-pre1 (2001-10-01 07:19:29)
    The great kernel wheel (or at least a larger cog) begins to turn once again with the release of Linux 2.4.11-pre1. Changelog within.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.10-ac1 (2001-10-01 01:44:23)
    "Merge with Linux 2.4.10 tree: Drop VM changes, Drop raw/block I/O changes, Drop out O_DIRECT, Basically remove the seriously unsafe stuff and keep the -ac VM, I've not applied the obvious fixes so ACPI and joysticks are still icky - that is for ac2, Fix the noncompile of SMP OOSTORE kernels."