Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 30, 2000
Lotus.com: Charles Connell Replies to Eric Raymond (Sep 30, 2000, 21:01)
"The moral here is we should expand the sample size of projects
we study before making firm conclusions about the base principles
of open-source software."
LWN: The Book of Linux Music & Sound [Book Review] (Sep 30, 2000, 19:41)
"The Book of Linux Music & Sound is, first and foremost, a
comprehensive catalog of the audio-oriented software that is
available for Linux. ... Where the book falls down a little is with
the more introductory topics. ... In general, the book assumes that
you know what you want to do, and that you are most interested in
picking out the right tools."
Dutch geeks create a CyberFlat (Sep 30, 2000, 19:25)
"The CyberFlat consists of 18 computers which run the CyberFlat
24 hours per day. They control everything from MP3 to lights and
the measure everything from doorbell to temperatures. Most of the
computers run Linux Slackware. The kernels vary from 1.2.3 to
NetworkWorld: Testing lab [OSDL] to give open-source code an enterprise workout (Sep 30, 2000, 19:11)
"With the availability of high-powered servers for Linux
development, Linux may soon see its way into the Web servers of the
most elite e-business corporations. Other open-source applications
used widely in enterprises also could see improvements as a result
of the OSDL..."
European Unix Platform (EUP): Book Review: The Cathedral and the Bazaar (Sep 30, 2000, 18:49)
"Eric Raymond provides the reader with a lot of 'Wow, I never
thought of that' and 'Hmm, that is a completely new way for me to
look at this'. ... So, is there nothing to complain about? Sure
Linux Magazine: Getting the Most Out of Linux (Sep 30, 2000, 18:39)
"Whether you're a long-time user or a rookie who's just
installed Linux for the first time, taming the complexity of your
system and figuring out how to get the most out of it is an ongoing
adventure. That's why we're presenting our first annual all-tips
article, to help you find the most direct path possible from what
you want to do to how to do it with Linux."
Kuro5hin.org: Review of Linux Network Administrators Guide (Sep 30, 2000, 18:11)
"...the 2nd edition of Linux Network Administrator's Guide is
indeed so much improved on the first edition that it now makes a
well-nigh indispensable companion to Hunt [TCP/IP Network
Administration]. In fact, the relationship is now reversed; if
there is *one* must-get book, it's now NAG rather than Hunt."
FreeOS.com: Report from the Global Internet Summit in Yokohama (Sep 30, 2000, 16:04)
"In addition to Moore's Law and Metcalfe's Law... the Internet
economy is characterised by four new laws... Many of these laws
have been effectively played out in the synergistic explosion of
the Internet and of the Linux movement. ... The community-based
open source way of developing software is a paradigm shift..."
LinuxWorld: Why Sun really bought Cobalt (Sep 30, 2000, 15:27)
"And the best news of all for Sun: regardless of how the
hardware picture develops, by purchasing Cobalt, Sun has implicitly
endorsed Linux and put yet another nail in Windows 2000's coffin.
This helps Sun eliminate the only threat that it can't fight
LinuxWorld.com.au: Perth's Installfest: PLUG into Linux (Sep 30, 2000, 14:37)
"As with the other installfests, a wide range of computer
hardware was brought along. ... In addition to the spectrum of
peripheral devices there were PowerPC machines, Macs, Sparcs and a
rack-mounted computer from IBM."
CIOL.com: Striking at the / [moving your root partition] (Sep 30, 2000, 14:18)
"When you are installing / for the first time, the setup program
copies stuff from CD/floppy/hard disk to the intended / partition.
When you are moving /, you have to do the copying yourself."
NewsForge: Open Source powers Peace Corps of the Internet Age (Sep 30, 2000, 13:50)
"The Sustainable Development Networking Programme (SDNP), which
provides access/connectivity and networks, national and
international content and training to DCs using Open Source
technologies, might be called the Peace Corps of the Internet
About.com: Adding Space II: Replacing A Drive (Sep 30, 2000, 12:36)
"There are a number of reasons one might want to do this... In
any case, just how such a replacement might be accomplished without
loosing data or needing a re-install isn't always clear to the
uninitiated. This article will help."
SystemLogic.net: Many Ask, Why Linux? (Sep 30, 2000, 12:08)
"There are many reasons to select Linux over the more popular
Microsoft alternative. Linux offers true multitasking and actual
multi-user capabilities with the ability to switch from one user
login to the next with just a keystroke. It has better virtual