Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 27, 2000
Penguin Magazine: Help with RPM (Feb 27, 2000, 22:59)
"Redhat's package manager 'rpm' is a powerful tool for
installing, removing, and maintaining the software on you Linux
system, unfortunately for users new to the Linux / Unix world it
can also be quite confusing..."
LinuxHelp.net: Using KPPP with ISPs in the UK (Feb 27, 2000, 21:41)
"The reason for this document is because a lot of ISP's do not
want you to connect to them using Linux (silly really), and it can
be frustrating if you don't know if they are using CHAP/PAP
The Standard: 48 Hours of Tech Tourism in Germany (Feb 27, 2000, 21:21)
"...European companies need to brush up on their storytelling
skills... But ask anybody for the name of the leading Linux
company, and they're likely to point to Red Hat..."
Linux Journal: Consumer Rankings (Feb 27, 2000, 20:10)
"How to use CGI programs to allow list subscribers to enter and
rank their favorite products or services."
Linux Journal: Book Review -- Learning Debian GNU/Linux (Feb 27, 2000, 20:06)
"Like most O'Reilly books, Learning Debian GNU/Linux is
well-organized and well-written."
Linux Journal: Taming the Horrors of Printers and Printing, Part 4 (Feb 27, 2000, 16:26)
"Choice is a hard thing to get used to, but once you do get the
hang of options, they become an addiction that's good for you and
good for the software industry as a whole."
Ext2: Shell Scripting Part One (Feb 27, 2000, 15:41)
"In the DOS world, files such as this were known as "batch
files"; to Unix users, they are "shell scripts". Shell scripts can
be, and often are, much more complex than batch files."
Penguin Magazine: Networking with X Windows (Feb 27, 2000, 15:34)
"One of the greatest features of "X windows" is its ability to
work seamlessly over a network. This allows users remote access to
a system with virtually no loss of functionality."
Cork.Linux.ie: NIS & NFS tutorial. Unix login and home directory distribution. (Feb 27, 2000, 15:11)
"This document describes how to configure your Unix boxes to
authenticate off one server on your network and get the home
directories for users from a central location."
Upside Today: New chip on the block (Feb 27, 2000, 04:08)
"David Ditzel is a big thinker. In 1995,... He had a big
thought... "So was born Transmeta..."
BBC: The mobile internet race (Feb 27, 2000, 03:47)
"The main challenger of Microsoft, the Goliath, is called
Epoc... Phone.com, NetBSD and Linux are other potential
Linux Journal: Book Review -- UNIX Shells by Example (Feb 27, 2000, 03:23)
"Unix Shells by Example truly fulfills the claim made in the
title: over 630 examples are in the book, plus another 60 in the
first appendix. If you want to learn shell programming, this book
is a must-have."
Linux Journal: Book Review --Linux System Administration (Feb 27, 2000, 03:23)
"Eric S. Raymond, writer of the book's Forward, says in a review
on its back cover, ``This book is a reference for the experienced
Linux administrators and a guide for new ones.'' I heartily agree
and recommend a thorough reading."
PRNewswire: SGI and SuSE to Bring High-Availability Functionality to Linux (Feb 27, 2000, 03:23)
"I am happy to see SGI and SuSE cooperate to bring a Linux
version of IRIS FailSafe to Open Source,' said Linus
Gregory Pomerantz: Business Models for Open Source Hardware Design (Feb 27, 2000, 01:11)
"The concept of open source hardware has the potential to solve
many of the problems currently facing the semiconductor