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SuSE Linux has announced the availability of SuSE Linux 7.1, with the newly released Kernel 2.4, in both Personal and Professional editions. SuSE will continue shipping the reliable 2.2 series kernels parallel to Kernel 2.4. For more information, please visit SuSE's product web page.
The Duke of URL has recently posted a review of the very recently superceded SuSE Linux Professional 7.0. It will certainly give you a feel for the spirit of SuSE's distribution, although of course there will be some extra features/updates in 7.1.
SuSE Linux and IBM Global Services have signed a worldwide technical support agreement, covering various platforms, including IBM eServers. IBM Global Services will use SuSE's expertise to help address customers' technical Linux concerns. Since the announcement of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for zSeries (formerly S/390) in October, SuSE is the only company delivering a worldwide Linux distribution for IBM xSeries, pSeries and zSeries eServers. At this time, SuSE supports more IBM server platforms than any other commercially available Linux distribution.
SuSE Linux has also announced the new SuSE Linux Knowledge Portal. The service can be accessed and searched on the Web at SuSE's German, UK and US web-sites. Topics covered are wide-ranging, and the site is aimed at both Linux desktop newcomers and experienced system administrators. Much of the information is not distro-specific.
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Internet World Spring||March 12-16, 2001|
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COMDEX Canada West||March 13-15, 2001|
Game Developers Conference||March 20-24, 2001|
San Jose, CA
CeBit||March 22-28, 2001|
3rd USENIX Symposium on Internet Technologies and Systems
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San Francisco, CA
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Prague, Czech Republic
Colorado Linux Info Quest Conference & Expo/CLIQ 2001||March 29-30, 2001|
Association of C/C++ Users (ACCU)
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Linux@Work Europe 2001||May 8 - June 15, 2001|
Linux Expo, São Paulo||May 9-10, 2001|
São Paulo, Brazil
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7th Annual Applied Computing Conference||May 14-17, 2001|
Santa Clara, CA
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SITI International Information Technologies Week|
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USENIX Annual Technical Conference||June 25-30, 2001|
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Internet World Summer||July 10-12, 2001|
O'Reilly Open Source Convention||July 23-26, 2001|
San Diego, CA
10th USENIX Security Symposium||August 13-17, 2001|
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SteelEye Technology, Inc. have announced an OEM agreement with Linux NetworX, Inc.. Linux NetworX will offer SteelEye's LifeKeeper for Linux platform in the solutions it provides to eBusiness customers. The agreement also includes co-marketing and joint technical support activities. SteelEye's LifeKeeper monitors system and application health to maintain client accessibility and provide uninterrupted data access. LifeKeeper automatically restores application services by either restarting them locally or relocating them to another server in the cluster.
AMD announced at LinuxWorld events in New York and Paris the first public demonstration of "VirtuHammer," the tool developed by AMD and Virtutech to allow software developers to write and test 64-bit programs for AMD's next-generation "Hammer" family of processors. AMD, along with SuSE have reported significant progress in the Open Source community's efforts to port Linux to AMD's x86-64 technology. The x86-64 technology extends the x86 instruction set to enable 64-bit computing and is the backbone behind AMD's planned 64-bit processor family, code-named "Hammer." AMD's "Hammer" family is planned for commercial introduction in the first half of 2002. For additional information on the x86-64 instruction set, visit http://www.x86-64.org
The Simi-Conejo Linux Users Group will be holding LUGFest IV on April 21st and 22nd, 2001, in Simi Valley, California. The LUGFest is intended to be an opportunity for Linux users to demo Linux (or other Open Source operating systems), Linux applications, attend seminars, and BOF (Birds Of a Feather) sessions. Additionally, Linux vendors may participate and show off their wares. For more info, to register for LFIV, or to volunteer to do a demo, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the LUGFest web-site.
Colorado Linux Info Quest - CLIQ have announced sponsorship from Hewlett Packard, XFree86 and GNOME (among others) for CLIQ2001 (March 30th). Daryll Strauss (VA Linux, XFree86) and Havoc Pennington (Red Hat, GTK+ and GNOME) have agreed to speak at the event which will take place March 29th-30th at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. All scheduled talks and the exhibit floor are scheduled for the 30th, with early registration and a few smaller informal events expected on the 29th.
The Duke of URL has some links which may appeal to you:
Three articles on The Register which may be of interest:
Userlocal.com offer a site focusing mostly on Slackware Linux, though much of the information is useful for all Linux users.
OSOpinion take a look at MS .net and Linux: whether Microsoft will have Corel port .NET to Linux, and how the possible antitrust split of MS may affect this. The hurried sale of the shares reported by Linux Today and discussed on Slashdot, just makes the story more fascinating. One to watch.
Rainer Gerhards has written an article on integrating Windows NT into a Unix syslog based management system (having Windows reporting to Unix via Syslog).
Linux Today have an overview of Berlin (a possible future alternative to X). You can get a bit more info from TAG in our very own LG issue 61 here.
IBM have announced that the latest version of its WebSphere Personalization software now supports Linux. This software enables businesses to focus their websites more precisely at their individual users through "personalization", and then to optimise this process through analysis of activity. For more information on Websphere and Personalization and IBM/Linux follow the links.
Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. and Sitraka Software are entering into a partnership focusing on their BX PRO and XRT PDS Motif development products. ICS has developed a kit that allows integration of Sitraka's XRT PDS with their own BX PRO product, and have now arranged a Reseller agreement with Sitraka for XRT PDS. With this agreement, ICS can now claim to offer the largest selection of Motif development tools on UNIX and Linux systems. This solution is shipping on various platforms, including Linux (Intel).
The solution integrates the 2netFX ThunderCast Server and StreamRider Client Player software with Linux NetworX Evolicity clusters. The StreamRider client will be offered on the Linux NetworX Evolocity 1240s. Four independent CPUs will share the Web serving workload through a software-level load balancer. If one compute module should fail, the others continue providing services, providing maximum system uptime. Clustering technology offers advantages in redundancy and scalability.
Knox Software have informed us that the Free Version of their flagship product, Arkeia, is included into SuSE's 2nd Generation eMail Server II. The SuSE eMail Server II is an Open Source solution which administrates mail on a central server, and is in accordance with the IMAP standard. Arkeia 4.2 provides incremental and full backups, scheduled or on demand, and preserves directory structure, registry, symbolic links and special attributes.