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IBM Response to SCO-Caldera
In an in-depth analysis of IBM's Answer to SCO-Caldera's lawsuit MozillaQuest Magazine (mozillaquest.com) reports: "In its Answer, IBM says that it does not know that Linus Torvalds originated Linux or that GPL software is open source software -- and IBM denies that Linux is an operating system. This is unbelievable, but if you carefully read IBM's Answer paragraph by paragraph, that is what it says! . . . IBM's Answer to SCO's . . . Complaint is a huge disappointment.

Moreover, IBM fails to deny SCO's allegation that Linux is an operating system derived from . . . UNIX. . . . We find it particularly problematic that IBM has not denied that claim in its Answer to SCO-Caldera's Complaint. . . . However, prominent and well-respected members of the Linux community refute SCO-Caldera's claim that Linux is a derivative of . . . UNIX source code. . . . Additionally, SCO-Caldera's Senior Vice-President, Chris Sontag recently admitted to MozillaQuest Magazine that there is no SCO-owned code in the kernel.org's Linux kernel.

( Permalink: IBM Response to SCO-Caldera      Submitted by Anonymous Fri May 16, 2003 )

Inside the PowerPC 970
Arstechnica tells us about the PowerPC 970.
"On the IBM side, I think the 970 will make a great Linux platform, especially for content creation companies that are currently replacing their expensive 64-bit *NIX workstations and rendering machines with commodity x86-based Linux systems. If IBM can keep the prices of its 970-based Linux boxes competitive, they could see their systems gain traction in many of the places that Linux-based PC systems are starting to enter."

( Permalink: Inside the PowerPC 970      Submitted by Noel Thu May 15, 2003 )

Securing Apache: Step-by-Step
Security Focus brings us: Securing Apache: Step-by-Step.
"This article shows in a step-by-step fashion, how to install and configure the Apache 1.3.x Web server in order to mitigate or avoid successful break-in when new vulnerabilities in this software are found."

( Permalink: Securing Apache: Step-by-Step      Submitted by Noel Thu May 15, 2003 )

Lite-On's External Strikes Back
Linux Hardware takes a look at Lite-On's External CDROM drive.
"Lite-On's latest drive is once again right on the mark and even a little faster than its internal brother. Twenty-four speed rewriting is great and, at under five minutes, it won't kill you to wait on one instead of creating a write once disk. Finally, how will this drive do under load?"

( Permalink: Lite-On's External Strikes Back      Submitted by Noel Thu May 15, 2003 )

SCO Suspends Linux Sales, Torvalds Reacts
Linux World reports on SCO suspending Linux sales.
"SCO CEO and President Darl McBride said the company is "alerting commercial users to the fact that legal liability for the use of Linux by businesses may extend to end users."

( Permalink: SCO Suspends Linux Sales, Torvalds Reacts      Submitted by Noel Thu May 15, 2003 )

Red Hat's Michael Tiemann
In this interview, Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann talks about the importance of system and network architecture, and he explains how Linux and open-source enable cost savings and innovation. Tiemann also reacts to the SCO-IBM lawsuit, AMD's new 64-bit Opteron processor and UnitedLinux.

( Permalink: Red Hat's Michael Tiemann      Submitted by Jan Stafford Wed May 14, 2003 )

Secure Programming Techniques
On Lamp continues its serier on secure programming.
"Few users are good at memorizing passwords, and there is a great temptation to use a single password for all uses. This is a bad idea. Users should be encouraged not to type their login password into some MUD that's running over at the local university, for example."

( Permalink: Secure Programming Techniques      Submitted by Noel Wed May 14, 2003 )

First Hand-Held Software Radio
Linux Devices tells us about a Linux Powered hand-held software radio.
"The current configuration of the device is said to support commercial analog FM radio services, including Family Band Radio as well as the public safety APCO 25 digital standard, with future prototypes under development that will include operational capabilities of up to 900 MHz and support for cellular and PCS standards such as TDMA and GSM. The Vanu RF card electronics is shown in the photo on the right."

( Permalink: First Hand-Held Software Radio      Submitted by Noel Wed May 14, 2003 )

Shell Corner: He SED, She SED
Unix Reviews Shell Corner brings us: He SED, She SED.
"This month, Mendel Cooper presents a sed tutorial, and in the process presents a DOCUMENTATION filter, a word frequency analysis script, and a script to remove "C" program comments. Mendel presents a unique random number generator:"

( Permalink: Shell Corner: He SED, She SED      Submitted by Noel Wed May 14, 2003 )

Grandma Runs Linux
Linux Beginner talks about Grandma running Linux.
"In the last year, her experience has been better than I'd hoped - by far. Her machine is stable, her programs work, her web browsing is safe, and she no longer has to be concerned about catching or spreading viruses through her email. The machine is faster than she's used to, since she doesn't have to have an anti-virus running all the time bogging the thing down..."

( Permalink: Grandma Runs Linux      Submitted by Noel Wed May 14, 2003 )

Grid Computing: Conceptual Flyover For Developers
Is Grid computing the next big thing? Who knows for sure. This article's goal is to provide a "10,000-foot view" of key concepts and relates many Grid computing concepts to known quantities for developers, such as object-oriented programming, XML, and Web services. The author offers a reading list of white papers, articles, and books where you can find out more about Grid computing. It has just what a developer needs to take that all important first-step towards Grid computing.

( Permalink: Grid Computing: Conceptual Flyover For Developers      Submitted by Anonymous Tue May 13, 2003 )

Embedded Linux: Semantics and Reality
O'Reilly brings us: Embedded Linux: Semantics and Reality.
"Let's put it bluntly: embedded Linux doesn't exist. Embedded Linux is the stuff of glitzy announcements, hype, and other marketing mumbo jumbo. That is, at least, the conclusion I am forced to reach after having spent two years writing a book about the use of Linux in embedded systems, which is an entirely different subject. For had I written a book about "Embedded Linux," it would most certainly have been prime material for Marketing 101."

( Permalink: Embedded Linux: Semantics and Reality      Submitted by Noel Tue May 13, 2003 )

Lindows in the Living Room
The Register takes a look at Lindows.
"The software is basically Debian after a heavy cosmetic job. In some senses you could call this a munge, even heresy, but bear in mind that the configuration is intended to do a job for people who do not necessarily include you."

( Permalink: Lindows in the Living Room      Submitted by Noel Tue May 13, 2003 )

SuSE Linux On Old PCs
Linux Planet takes a look at running SuSE Linux on old PCs.
"SuSE 8.2 Linux Professional has many great features and is easy to get up and running. Most of the readers probably have more current hardware, but isn't it comforting to know that the latest and greatest offering from SuSE will run well on just about anything you have in your company? That should calm the frayed nerves of any CIO, in this day of stingy budgets and a tight business environment."

( Permalink: SuSE Linux On Old PCs      Submitted by Noel Tue May 13, 2003 )

The NoCat Night Light
O'Reilly's Hacks page tells us about the NoCat Night Light.
"Almost simultaneously, we all looked up and noticed the lamps hanging from the wooden rafters. What if you could house an AP in a package the size of a large lightbulb, and install it in an existing light socket? This seemed like a good idea, but how would you get network access to it without running CAT5 to the socket? Easy: Powerline Ethernet."

( Permalink: The NoCat Night Light      Submitted by Noel Tue May 13, 2003 )

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