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The Week in Linux News

by Baiju Thakkar

More on Security

Concerns over security never end. Here are a few articles on how to combat the bad guys and secure your systems.

Some Perl, Some PHP, Some Java

PHP is fast becoming one of the most popular languages for developing web applications. Here are a few recent articles to help you with your development.

Perl is also more popular than ever. And no, I am not just saying that because it's my favorite. According to, demand for Perl jobs has doubled within the last six months. So master Perl, and you will also be in high demand. Here are a few articles that will lead you in that direction.

Java is increasing its popularity once again, especially on Linux. Many companies are releasing their Java products for Linux. Sun is also jumping in with releasing source code for Forte. Could releasing of the source code for Java itself be far behind? We'll just have to wait and see. (Ed note: Don't hold your breath.)

Product Installs and Reviews

Various sites have new reviews on different products.

Apache News

The first alpha release of Apache 2.0 was distributed at the ApacheCon 2000. ApacheWeek has a preview of the 2.0 version. The article answers questions such as: Why update Apache at all? and What does this mean for Apache administrators?

Thanks for reading.

Baiju Thakkar
Linux Bureau Chief
O'Reilly Network

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