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Telecom giants join Linux effort
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:50, 31 January 2002
CNET: Several telecommunications companies have begun an effort to improve Linux for their own market, an offshoot of a project geared toward making Linux beefier for high-end servers.
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:43, 31 January 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 11:43, 31 January 2002
>UPDATED< A few LinuxWorld stories: Carly
keeps cool on Linux, US mulls Linux for world's biggest computer (The Register); Linux Puts On the Formal Wear (Wired).
Sony to sell Linux kits for PlayStation 2
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:41, 30 January 2002
CNET: Sony said Wednesday it would start selling Linux operating system kits for Linux programmers in coming months to allow Linux applications to run on its PlayStation 2 game console.
Linus Does Not Scale
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:04, 29 January 2002
Slashdot: "Seems like everybody's getting more and more frustrated by Linus' (in-) ability to handle patches. Rob Landley just wrote an "RFC on Penguin Patch Management" wherein he proposes a "Penguin Patch Lieutenant" system that he believes would scale better."
Open Source's Dot-Net Less Open
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:28, 28 January 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 16:28, 28 January 2002
Wired News: The architects of the Mono Project, an open-source version of Microsoft's .Net standard, have decided to alter the project's license to make it easier for corporations to contribute code to the initiative.
LinuxWorld Expo Gets Serious
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:27, 28 January 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 16:27, 28 January 2002
Wired News: Long a bastion of geeks with seemingly wild dreams, this year's LinuxWorld Expo will be focused on purely practical matters instead.
Linux on mainframes enters phase 2
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:26, 28 January 2002
C|NET: In an inversion of the usually cutting-edge world of Linux, many of the announcements coming out of the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo this week will have a retro flavor, as companies that specialize in software for the oldfangled mainframe move to embrace the comparatively new operating system.
Update your Who's Who entry by yourself.
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:18, 28 January 2002
Anybody who has a "Who's who" entry on the website can now update
his entry by himself.
Doing this is fairly intuitive once you have gone to
http://linux.ie/login and logged in.
Connection Scripts section updated
Posted By Ken Guest - 12:46, 24 January 2002
A modified version of wvdial.conf from the ILUG BBC has been added to the Connection Scripts Section.
This version has entries for DOL and using a Nokia 9110 as the modem.
Linux to help police with their enquiries?
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:48, 22 January 2002
The Register: An influential UK police advisory body has embarked on a three-month feasibility study on using Linux on police force desktops throughout England and Wales.
AOL denies bidding for Red Hat
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:47, 22 January 2002
C|NET: AOL Time Warner said Tuesday that it is not in negotiations that could lead to an acquisition of Linux manufacturer Red Hat.
How to build a fileserver with a capacity of over 1 terabyte.
Posted By Ken Guest - 16:17, 22 January 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 16:17, 22 January 2002
Mark Kilmartin describes how he built a rackmounted FBFS (fileserver) with a capacity of over 1024 Gb.
Update: Alcita, providers of the IDEPlex are now called Unicore Technologies; the article has been updated accordingly.
Thanks to Gary Smith for the update.
Distribution Review: Astaro Secure Linux
Posted By Ken Guest - 14:04, 22 January 2002
Fergal Moran has written a review of Astaro Secure Linux
Who wins if AOL swallows RedHat?
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:31, 20 January 2002
The Register: It's hard to imagine of a deal that would allow Microsoft to pose as a champion of choice and plurality, but the acquisition of the leading Linux company by dismal media conglomerate AOL/Time Warner may just do the trick.
Warnings to Red Hat about AOL Buyout
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:02, 20 January 2002
Slashdot: andyo from O'Reilly
submitted linkage to a report he wrote over there where he urges Red Hat to
about letting AOL eat them.
Talks about GNN, as well as Netscape. I'm sure this isn't the last
word we'll hear on this subject either.
AOL in Negotiations to Acquire Red Hat
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:46, 20 January 2002
Washington Post: AOL Time Warner Inc. is in talks to buy Red Hat Inc., a prominent distributor of a computer operating system, an acquisition that would position the media giant to challenge archrival Microsoft Corp., according to sources familiar with the matter.
Korea migrates 120K civil servants to Linux desktop
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:03, 14 January 2002
The Register: The Korean government is to buy 120,000 copies of Hancom Linux Deluxe this year, enough to switch 23 per cent of its installed base Microsoft user to open source equivalents.
The Simputer: A handheld for the masses?
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:34, 12 January 2002
C|NET: Linux-powered handsets in the news again. Is this the closest Linux will ever get to the mainstream, or is it just the beginning? (Jack Handey woz 'ere!)
Microsoft "Settlement" Thrown Out
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:30, 12 January 2002
I know, I know, it has more bearing on MacOS than Linux, and it's gloating, but it has to be posted. Coverage on C|NET, Wired and The Register. Neah! :)
UK fails to make the most of open source
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:22, 12 January 2002
The Register: UK firms are failing to exploit open source software as much as they might because of uncertainty about its business benefits.
Ogle included in the "Alternatives to Windows Software" page.
Posted By Ken Guest - 14:26, 9 January 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 14:26, 9 January 2002
The "Alternatives to Windows Software" page has been updated to include mention of the Ogle DVD player.
Fitzmaurices.net no longer provide a webhosting service
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:05, 9 January 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 13:05, 9 January 2002
Fitzmaurices.net no longer provide a webhosting service, accordingly the Webhosting Vendors page as been updated.
Appropriate penalties for Microsoft ?
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 12:40, 2 January 2002
Edited by Proinnsias Breathnach - 12:40, 2 January 2002
As contributed by mel mcweeney
Dennis E. Powell has an excellent article on this case on the LinuxPlanet Website . He suggests that the best way Linux users can help the cause of Linux is by taking pen to paper (or since the Anthrax alerts -email) to let the DOJ know why appropriate penalties are so important.
I'd suggest everyone read the article and if you see fit, email the DOJ.
From the article: "Bear in mind that if you choose to comment -- and you should -- it must arrive before January 27. "
I've submitted mine, so should you.