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Linux News for Sep 23, 2002

  • Africa Set to Embrace Linux (Sep 23, 2002, 23:30)
    "It's been the talk of the global industry for close on three years now but 2002 is being pegged as the African breakout year for Linux, the flexible and cost-effective open source operating system technology..."

  • Apache Responds to Web Server Criticisms (Sep 23, 2002, 20:30)
    "The Apache Group is trying to encourage take-up of the Apache 2.0 web server by making the product more stable and issuing less frequent alterations to its application programming interfaces..."

  • ZDNet UK: UnitedLinux Responds to Licensing Concerns (Sep 23, 2002, 19:00)
    "Developers worry that the Linux company is moving away from the software's traditional openness with its 'closed' test software. But UnitedLinux says it intends to play by the rules..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Caldera to SCO to Success? (Sep 23, 2002, 17:30)
    Can a company come back from the dead? As Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reports, that's what Caldera is betting as they change from their old identity to SCO, the company that was once known as the be-all and end-all of Intel Unix.

  • Common Criteria: Slapper Worm Stops Slapping (Sep 23, 2002, 16:00)
    "The worm started spreading a week ago, and now appears to have reached a plateau after infecting about 7,000 servers and turning the hosts into a peer-to-peer network that could be used to attack other computers..."

  • Minneapolis Star Tribune: Microsoft and Linux, An Unlikely Pairing (Sep 23, 2002, 14:30)
    "The effort, called Mono, is a rare bridging of the chasm between the commercial world and free software--more commonly referred to as open-source software--a movement in which the Linux operating system is at the forefront..."

  • OSNews: Lycoris Desktop/LX 'Amethyst Version' Review (Sep 23, 2002, 13:00)
    "Since our last review, Lycoris have released two important components: The Lycoris application packager (IRIS) and the new Control Center..."

  • Native POSIX Threading Library (NPTL) (Sep 23, 2002, 11:30)
    "Ingo Molnar explained that with the current stock 2.5 kernel such a test requires roughly 1GB RAM, and the act of starting and stopping all 100,000 threads in parallel takes only 2 seconds. In comparison, with the 2.5.31 kernel (prior to Ingo's recent threading work), such a test would have taken around 15 minutes..."

  • Linux Web Surfing - Get Armed with Dillo (Sep 23, 2002, 10:00)
    "This seems almost unbelievably small for a graphical web browser; in fact, I was able to download, install and open the application in less than 30 seconds. Those who have referred to Dillo as fast are badly underestimating it..."

  • Linux Magazine: Comparing Databases (Sep 23, 2002, 08:30)
    "In most cases, you don't need to 'roll your own' persistent storage engine. Instead, you can pick from a number of different databases that are out there, some of which may already be installed on your Linux system..."

  • Help Net Securtity: Three Interviews with Multitool Linux Authors (Sep 23, 2002, 07:00)
    "Multitool Linux authors Jeremy Anderson, Steven Murphy and Michael Schwarz talk about their first steps in Linux, the writing of the book, future plans and more..."

  • Zill.Net: SpamAssassin Speedup (Sep 23, 2002, 05:30)
    A few tips and tricks for working with SpanAssassin

  • Release Digest: GNOME, September 22, 2002 (Sep 23, 2002, 05:00)
    This weekend's GNOME app: GneleMixer 2.1.

  • Jabbering Along With tkcJabber (Sep 23, 2002, 04:00)
    "Yet, obviously there is something missing from this puzzle--that is, the communications software. While the Zaurus actually has an extremely competent connectivity suite, no instant messaging software is included..."

  • ZDNet UK: Open Source, Shared Source or Secret Sauce? (Sep 23, 2002, 02:30)
    "In the end, the open-source community will thank Microsoft for pushing the debate on. Let's face it, the polarisation of the debate can get pretty sterile--it's all too easy to apply the usual clichés of Open-Source-Good and Microsoft-Evil..."