Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 26, 1999
Daemon News: Applixware for FreeBSD (Dec 26, 1999, 23:34)
"As a corporate office productivity solution, the combination of
Applixware and FreeBSD really shines. Applix' designers and
programmers are UNIX people through and through, and their
LinuxFocus: Sketch, vectorial drawing under Linux (Dec 26, 1999, 20:03)
"Sketch is a vector drawing program, which is to say it
represents a figure, a circle for example, by a mathematical
formula, whereas a program such as The Gimp, a bitmap editor, uses
points (pixels). The advantages of a vectorial representation over
a bitmap are that files will be smaller and the drawing can be
enlarged significantly without differences in rendering
(pixellisation) like those you can get with a bitmap image."
32BitsOnline: IP Routing Fundamentals Book Review (Dec 26, 1999, 19:52)
"While I have many years of experience as a system administrator
in a variety of UNIX flavors, my networking administrator skills
were in need of improvement. This book has provided me with a great
deal of newly acquired knowledge in this area."
PSCU: Open Wide, The open-source movement may gain prominence sooner rather than later. (Dec 26, 1999, 18:38)
"Not only does the ascent of the open source movement and its
proponents presage a major change in how software is developed and
sold, it also heralds a fundamental change in the dynamics of the
Linux.com.sg (Singapore): SuSE 6.3 Installation Review (Dec 26, 1999, 18:23)
"I understand that this review defers from other reviews, as it
is more of "installation guide" thus tends to be boring, but there
are reasons for this."
Performance Computing: Linux In The Data Center (Dec 26, 1999, 14:51)
"In the data center, Linux performs two main duties: replacing
Windows NT Server or acting as a small UNIX server."
Linux.com.sg (Singapore): Review -- Running Linux (3rd Edition) (Dec 26, 1999, 13:56)
"This book is still a gold mine of information on the basics of
using a linux system. Any computer science student who 'needs Unix
at home' would find it extremely useful..."