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Linux News for Feb 20, 2002

  • LinuxPR: Announces New Aethera Release (Feb 20, 2002, 23:36)
    "This release debuts the calendar/scheduling section of Aethera using KOrganizer as a plug in, and the update to Korelib 0.8 component technology."

  • ServerWatch: Sun Launches Upgrade Campaign to Woo Windows NT Customers (Feb 20, 2002, 22:07)
    "To ease an organization's transition from NT Server 4.0, Sun Cobalt server appliances integrate Linux-based application and system functions in a secure, browser-based interface designed to shield the administrator from technical complexities and minimize the need for trained IT staff."

  • Debian Weekly News - February 20th, 2002 (Feb 20, 2002, 20:55)
    "Welcome to this year's eighth issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter to the Debian community. We've received promising news with regard to the Woody release, but please see below."

  • Datamation: Server Hardware Product of the Year 2001 (IBM z900) (Feb 20, 2002, 19:35)
    "Senior IT executives are looking to solve problems beyond simply maintaining legacy applications, says Giga Information Group analyst David Mastrobattista. Many believe that the IBM zSeries 900 can reduce their total cost-of-ownership through server farm consolidation even as it ushers in the next wave of Linux-based enterprise computing."

  • LinuxPR: ESP Print Pro v4.2.2 Now Available (Feb 20, 2002, 18:43)
    "ESP Print Pro v4.2.2 includes a security fix in the CUPS software that should be installed on all systems on uncontrolled networks."

  • Firewall Roundup: Offerings from SuSE, Mandrake, and Coyote Linux (Feb 20, 2002, 16:31)
    "I've taken a look at two commercial Linux products (SuSE Firewall on CD and Mandrake Single Network Firewall) and one of the most popular non-commercial firewall distros (Coyote Linux) to see what features and options they offer. Each of these firewall distributions is based on the 2.2.19 kernel, and they're all IPChains-based. But that's where the similarities end."

  • Linux Kernel 2.5.5 Released (Feb 20, 2002, 15:23)
    Changelog, link within.

  • DebianPlanet: Installing Debian on vintage Alphas (Feb 20, 2002, 14:46)
    "A great use of vintage Alphas which many companies are now throwing them away is to use them as low end servers and workstations."

  • LinuxProgramming: Wing IDE FOR Python Released (Feb 20, 2002, 13:21)
    "Wing IDE is a powerful general-purpose software development environment for the Python programming language. It focuses on boosting programmer productivity and enhancing software maintainability."

  • CNET Dot-com dropouts share open-source love (Feb 20, 2002, 11:56)
    "Open-source programmers gathered this past weekend to share ideas and dreams about new methods for distributing encrypted data across the Internet and plans for a peer-to-peer wireless backbone."

  • Enterprise Linux Today: IBM and VMware Consolidate Multiple "Virtual Servers" on Single Server (Feb 20, 2002, 08:57)
    "IBM and VMware today announced they are delivering tools designed to run more than 20 "virtual servers" on a single IBM eServer, helping dramatically lower costs and consolidate workloads."

  • MandrakeSoft Announces "Mandrake Corporate Club" (Feb 20, 2002, 07:11)
    "The most important benefit of Club membership is that your membership fee is used to boost the development of the Mandrake Linux distribution; Your company's financial support also ensures that MandakeSoft will not have to redirect a greater amount of its resources to money-generating areas (such as commercial products and services) to the detriment of Open Source activities..."

  • Enterprise Linux Today: Turbolinux Releases PowerCockpit SDK and PowerCockpit Version 1.1 (Feb 20, 2002, 05:07)
    "IT managers can improve the security of their servers by using PowerCockpit to easily deploy the latest security updates to servers located around the world. Service providers can use PowerCockpit to rapidly reconfigure hardware assets to meet constantly changing demands -- web servers, for example, can become application servers in 10 minutes or less using just a few simple commands. PowerCockpit works with Linux distributions from Turbolinux, Red Hat, SuSE, and Debian."

  • GridComputingPlanet: IBM To Announce Broad Support For Grid Computing, Globus (Feb 20, 2002, 02:40)
    "IBM will announce new software, storage and servers for Grid Computing tomorrow, and will also announce plans to Grid-enable the company's entire product portfolio."

  • Building a Virtual Honeynet (Feb 20, 2002, 00:21)
    "Creating a virtual honeynet is no more than configuring a number of virtual networked systems to log all activity heading to it, while looking as inconspicuous as possible. Don't worry if you feel you can't afford the resources needed to run the honeynet. Virtual honeynets are cheap, powerful and easy to administer."