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Linux News for Jan 30, 2002

  • LinuxPR: Releases New JMS/XML Messaging Software (Jan 30, 2002, 21:53), the open source community building a complete platform for enterprise integration, is pleased to announce the availability of the open source JMS Messaging Server v2.1.

  • NewsForge: LinuxWorld: No More Fluff, Less Free Stuff (Jan 30, 2002, 21:30)
    "If vendors don't have products to sell, they shouldn't be on the show floor at LWE, says an IDG World expo official. And, he says, if you're only coming for the free stuff, you should probably stay home, too."

  • The Register: Crippled Athlon XP 2000 beats Northwood P4 (Jan 30, 2002, 21:00)
    So, how does the AXP-2K/DDR system compare with a Northwood/RAMBUS setup running at nearly twice the clock speed? A lot better than half as well, that's for sure."

  • Fiorina Woos The Linux Faithful at LWE (Jan 30, 2002, 20:25)
    "Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina Wednesday turned to the pulpit of open source and preached a perfect penguin world with the help of her vision of a merged HP and Compaq."

  • CNET Torvalds, Developers at Odds Over Linux (Jan 30, 2002, 19:51)
    "A proposal to help Linus Torvalds keep up with patches for Linux has sparked a controversy over whether the operating system has outgrown its creator."

  • IBM: Linux Investment Nearly Recouped (Jan 30, 2002, 19:30)
    "IBM nearly recouped the $1 billion it said it invested in the Linux operating system in 2001, the head of IBM's four server groups is expected to announce Wednesday."

  • Linux Journal: Raising the Red Flag (Jan 30, 2002, 19:08)
    "The Chinese government doesn't just bristle at Microsoft's near-absolute market share of PC operating systems sold in China. It's as uncomfortable with operating systems that are opaque to the core...

  • Reiser: MS Settlement Reflects Deep Failure To Understand Implications of Patching Technology (Jan 30, 2002, 18:25)
    "The positions of the DOJ, the States, and even Lawrence Lessig are based on a failure to understand that something unique to the software industry, which programmers call "patching" technology, makes software products infinitely separable if an essential facility called "source code" is provided..."

  • LWE: IBM Creates Smart Vending Machine Running Linux (Jan 30, 2002, 18:01)
    LWE attendees will get more than the standard giveaway fare at the IBM booth this year. IBM is demonstrating the versatility of Linux for getting things that matter most to geeks: snacks.

  • LinuxPR: Veritas Storage Virtualization Platform Helps Linux Servers Address Enterprise Demands (Jan 30, 2002, 18:00)
    Veritas Foundation Suite, the industry's leading storage virtualization platform, is now available for Red Hat Linux.

  • OSDL Announces Development of Carrier Grade, Data Center Linux Products (Jan 30, 2002, 17:23)
    "The two groups, called the Carrier Grade Linux Working Group and the Data Center Linux Working Group, will provide "vision and guidance" to "encourage the development of whatever commercial and open standard components are needed on top of Linux to implement required platform functionality" for their respective market segments..."

  • CNN: LWE: Services Aimed at Businesses (Jan 30, 2002, 16:25)
    "This year, with Linux-based server sales holding their own, the focus is on keeping those customers happy by giving them the kind of service and support that until now has mainly gone to customers running Unix and Windows..."

  • Open Motif 2.2 Released (Jan 30, 2002, 15:25)
    "In addition, ICS has released an 18-month roadmap that defines the next three versions of Open Motif..."

  • Caldera Releases OpenLinux 3.1.1 (Jan 30, 2002, 15:14)
    "Caldera International, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of Caldera OpenLinux Workstation 3.1.1 and Caldera OpenLinux Server 3.1.1..."

  • LinuxPlanet: .comment: Linux Lewis vs. Microsoft Tyson (Jan 30, 2002, 14:09)
    Recent developments have given Linux supporters cause for hope. But favorable government rulings and computer companies taking new interest in Linux take us only part way, says Dennis E. Powell. They let us enter the battle -- but it's still up to us to win.

  • LinuxPR: Releases Version 1.0 of Rekall RAD DBMS Tool for Linux. (Jan 30, 2002, 12:45)
    " is pleased to announce the 1.0 release of Rekall, a personal, programmable DBMS system for KDE. The product is now feature complete and works with xBase, MySQL and PostgreSQL out of the box."

  • LinuxPR: Olliance Consulting Group to lead Open Source Study for U.S. Navy (Jan 30, 2002, 11:42)
    "Olliance Consulting Group has been selected by the Open-Source Software Institute (OSSI) to lead a coalition of industry vendors in a study of open-source technology's feasibility for the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO)."

  • Review: Getting Started with Yellow Dog Linux (Jan 30, 2002, 11:17)
    "'Getting started with Yellow Dog Linux' is excellent in what it explains. However, the manual is quite as bad in what it does not explain. Indeed, it is very incomplete and I'd say even unappropriate to new Linux users. The topics they chose to explain are often "nice" but miss the essential things."

  • The best multiple-boot utility (Jan 30, 2002, 09:09)
    "My sister asked me for the easiest way to install and boot multiple operating systems on the same machine. There are dozens of alternatives for the ambitious Linux guru, but the operative word here was 'easiest.'"

  • PR: IBM and SuSE Cooperation Demonstrates Sophisticated Integration of Enterprise-Ready Linux (Jan 30, 2002, 07:05)
    "As a consequence of this agreement, SuSE Linux and IBM will closely cooperate to tune SuSE's SLES operating system exactly to the technical requirements of IBM's eServer line."

  • IBM developerWorks: Securing Linux Servers (Jan 30, 2002, 04:48)
    "IBM has released this white paper containing information, code examples, and strategies on securing Linux Servers for Service Providers. Furthermore this article covers PKCS #11 openCryptoki , an API that is rapidly becoming the non-Windows-platform industry standard for interfacing between cryptographic hardware and user space applications."

  • Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #28 (Jan 30, 2002, 03:15)
    This week: Mandrake 8.2 Beta available; Correction to Newsletter #27; Last Chance for LinuxWorld Expo; MandrakeClub Announcement; Review of Mandrake Linux 8.0 PPC; Business Case of the Week; Software Updates; What's New at; Headlines from MandrakeForum

  • Network World Fusion: Linux barrels deeper into the enterprise (Jan 30, 2002, 01:04)
    "The potential to save money is a driving factor behind companies' plans to implement Linux, or at least evaluate it as an alternative to Unix-based enterprise servers."