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IBM Replies to Some SCO Allegations
Has IBM contaminated Linux kernel or GNU/Linux source code with SCO-Owned Unix code? MozillaQuest Magazine (mozillaquest.com) reports: "IBM's Irving Wladawsky-Berger. . . told MozillaQuest Magazine: '. . . SCO says that Linux could not have become enterprise quality without IBM. This is an insult to the Linux community, . . . the success of Linux is a direct result of the huge talent of the Linux community.'"

Check MozillaQuest.com for the full story and links!

( Permalink: IBM Replies to Some SCO Allegations      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Mar 28, 2003 )

Eric Raymond Talks About Going Back to Basics
Author of The Cathedral and the Bazaar and publisher of the now-famous "Halloween Documents," Eric S. Raymond talks about his latest projects and sheds light on why UNIX developers don't like IDEs. Freelance writer Robert McMillan catches up with an older, wiser open source advocate.

( Permalink: Eric Raymond Talks About Going Back to Basics      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Mar 28, 2003 )

First Mandrake Linux 9.1 Review
OSNews was privileged to an early access to the final version of Mandrake Linux 9.1 and they were able to test it for almost a week now. Their article talks about the new features, the new Galaxy theme, advancements but also the not so glowing points.

( Permalink: First Mandrake Linux 9.1 Review      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Mar 28, 2003 )

Linux for the Rest of Us
Slashdot has a short review of the book: Linux for the Rest of Us.
"The book is very concise, written in a quick guide format, which I found more user-friendly than some of the larger, intimidating tomes available on the subject. The 108 pages are densely packed with information with step-by-step instructions on installing, formatting hard drives for dual boot use, using the bundled graphics and text editors,"

( Permalink: Linux for the Rest of Us      Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 27, 2003 )

MySQL Cookbook
Unix Review takes a look at the book MySQL Cookbook.
"Although a database like MySQL is fairly straightforward, there doesn't seem to be enough books with practical examples for solving problems with MySQL. Thankfully, Paul DuBois, author of a couple of other excellent MySQL books, has written a new book to fill this practical need. Two years in the making and about a 1000 pages long, MySQL Cookbook is a must-own reference book and tutorial for MySQL developers of every skill level."

( Permalink: MySQL Cookbook      Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 27, 2003 )

Ark Linux H20: Simple and (Nearly) Complete
OSNews reviews the latest version of Ark Linux, the offspring of Bernhard "Bero" Rosenkraenzer, a former Red Hat employee and KDE hacker.

( Permalink: Ark Linux H20: Simple and (Nearly) Complete      Submitted by Gentu Thu Mar 27, 2003 )

Custom Kernels with Debian's Kernel-Package System
Kevin McKinley has written: Creating custom kernels with Debian's kernel-package system.
"I used to compile kernels manually, and it involved a series of steps to be taken in order; kernel-package was written to take all the required steps (it has grown beyond that now, but essentially, that is what it does). This is especially important to novices: make-kpkg takes all the steps required to compile a kernel, and installation of kernels is a snap. --Manoj Srivastava, from the manual of kernel-package "

( Permalink: Custom Kernels with Debian's Kernel-Package System      Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 27, 2003 )

Open Source Making Headway in Texas Government
Linux World tells us about Open source in the Texas government.
"Over the past two years, Texas has become ground zero in the war between proprietary and free/open-source software for use in state and local government. Our unilateral correspondent gives an update on three key battles in the Lone Star state."

( Permalink: Open Source Making Headway in Texas Government      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 26, 2003 )

Red Hat Linux 9 - First Looks at Shrike
The first review of Red Hat Linux 9 (Shrike) is out and about! Not many changes since the third beta, most visible change is the new cursor theme, Gnome 2.2.0+CVS fixes (as found on 2.2.1) and a refined and good looking installation. With Mandrake, SuSE and Red Hat, all releasing between a few days apart, this seems this is going to be a big month with many important Linux releases!

( Permalink: Red Hat Linux 9 - First Looks at Shrike      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Mar 26, 2003 )

Interview with Chris Negus
The author of "Red Hat Linux 8 Bible" talks about his book and Linux in general.Story
"I finished the first edition of the Red Hat Linux Bible in 1999 (covering Red Hat Linux 6.1) after working on it for over a year. I started by writing an outline of what I thought a great UNIX-like system should do (run applications, connect to network, offer services, etc.). Then I set out to write it. I was floored at how far Linux had come in just a few years."

( Permalink: Interview with Chris Negus      Submitted by LogError Wed Mar 26, 2003 )

Linux Kernel Root Hole
In this weeks Security Alerts, we look at a root hole in the Linux kernel; buffer overflows in Samba, qpopper, ircii, Mutt, DeleGate, SuSE's lprold, and Ethereal; and problems in OpenSSL, MySQL, man, tcpdump, and Red Hat's rxvt.

( Permalink: Linux Kernel Root Hole      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 26, 2003 )

Setting Up a Base Linux Install on a Laptop
Linux Journal tells us how to set up a base Linux install on a Laptop.
"This time I would like discuss a few ways to get the laptop up and running with a base Linux install. Your first step is selecting a distribution. I have been using Debian for about five years now and have grown quite accustomed to it. As a result, much of this article tilts to the way Debian does things. The goal of this article is to get you up and running with Debian Sid and the 2.4.20 kernel."

( Permalink: Setting Up a Base Linux Install on a Laptop      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 26, 2003 )

Open Source in Government Conference Wrapup
NewsForge The Open Standards/Open Source for National and Local eGovernment Programs in the U.S. and EU conference held in Washington DC March 17 - 19 was attended by nearly 500 people, not counting speakers. Microsoft representatives made a presentation about their Shared Source program, and that drew a handful of protesters, but both Microsoft and the protestors were minor sideshows that had little to do with the "meat" of the conference.

( Permalink: Open Source in Government Conference Wrapup      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Mar 25, 2003 )

Book Review - Maximum Security Fourth Edition
When you're about to read a book that already reached its fourth edition, you know you're about to embark on an interesting journey. What does this edition bring? Read on to find out. Story
"Here the author presents the present state of the net: a world at war. Governments are fighting for information and terrorists are using the Internet to plan attacks. The public has access to military-grade encryption and credit card fraud is way up. Any site can be cracked so no one is safe, including banks, airports and hospitals. Basically, things are getting more and more complicated and you have to try to keep up."

( Permalink: Book Review - Maximum Security Fourth Edition      Submitted by LogError Tue Mar 25, 2003 )

Architecting the Future: Dr. Marc Tremblay
Ace's Hardware as a detailed interview with Dr. Marc Tremblay, a Distinguished Engineer at Sun. Dr. Tremblay was the co-architect of Sun's first 64-bit processor, the UltraSPARC-I and served as chief architect for the UltraSPARC-II and the dual-core MAJC project. Currently, he is working on a highly multithreaded processor expected to deliver 30 times the throughput of the current 1.2 GHz UltraSPARC III. He shares his insight on how CPU architects will target server workloads in the future with increasingly multithreaded CPUs.

( Permalink: Architecting the Future: Dr. Marc Tremblay      Submitted by Brian Neal Tue Mar 25, 2003 )

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