Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 29, 2000
TechRepublic: Linux basics: Installing an application from its source code (Apr 29, 2000, 21:22)
"Although this feat may sound daunting, it's actually quite
simple. Thanks to the advanced compilers (gcc and friends) and
well-documented README and INSTALL documents (included with nearly
all source code)..."
VNU Net: Unmodified Linux to run in embedded realtime systems [Oncore Systems microkernel] (Apr 29, 2000, 20:13)
"OnCore Systems has developed a way of enabling Linux to run
unmodified in an embedded realtime environment."
Freshmeat: Nerdherding [managing software developers] (Apr 29, 2000, 19:53)
"Hacker culture is filled with the lore and legend of the
Pointy-Haired Boss and the myriad ways management can inhibit or
kill a project. Today, we get a view from the other side as Cal
Evans tells us what it's like to be the administrative part of a
Hardware One: How I Learned Linux - Part 3.5 (Apr 29, 2000, 18:15)
"Just so I could peek under the hood and perhaps even mess with
the engine a little, I desired to set up my own web server, on my
own machine, up close and personal where I could mess with its
config file and 'master the damn Internet', whatever species of
elephant it was."
CNET News.com: Microsoft rivals savor the moment (Apr 29, 2000, 17:27)
"Although the wisdom of today's government proposals remains an
open question, competitors that have long endured Microsoft's
dominance could not help but relish the moment."
CRN: Boeing Reviews Linux With Mixed Results (Apr 29, 2000, 16:32)
"The conclusion was that it was a promising operating system
[that] could be used with niche applications... It was not ready
for use as a widespread [operating system] within Boeing."
PerlMonth: Debugging Perl CGI Scripts (Apr 29, 2000, 15:14)
"All the tips and techniques here are straightforward; most of
them are things you probably know from your first course in
programming-that is, if you had one! And that just may be your
problem: if you are a self-taught Perl programmer, you may not have
received any formal education in debugging."
LinuxPapers.org: Compressing Files in GNU/Linux (Apr 29, 2000, 14:59)
"This article will show how to compress, decompress and archive
files in GNU/Linux using different programs."
SystemLogic.net: NVIDIA GeForce 2 GTS Manufacturer Guide (Apr 29, 2000, 14:40)
"To clear things up we decided to organize everything ourselves
with an guide (which will be updated) that organizes information
from the plethora of manufacturers that will be selling video cards
featuring the GeForce 2 GTS chip."
Canada Computes: Linux for Newbies, Part 10: Finding Files (Apr 29, 2000, 14:26)
"Even though the logic of the file system helps, when you are
looking for something among the thousands of files that typically
populate any Linux setup, it's nice to know that there are aids for
Canada Computes: Utilities the heart and soul of Linux (Apr 29, 2000, 14:17)
"From a certain point of view, Linux can be seen primarily as a
set of utilities bonded together by a common kernel. These
utilities form the 'toolkit' model that has endeared Unix to
programmers, system administrators, and advanced users for more
than three decades."
LinuxDevices.com: Euro startup unveils credit-card sized Linux system (Apr 29, 2000, 02:17)
"...called µ-computer Chipslice. ...runs uClinux, is
intended to be used in a wide range of mobile, portable, and
wearable computing applications."