Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 29, 2000
ApacheWeek: Issue 220 27th October 2000 (Oct 29, 2000, 18:12)
In this issue: ApacheCon Europe 2000: Day 1 and ApacheCon Europe
2000: Day 2
O'Reilly Network: OpenAL Development: The Programmer's View (Oct 29, 2000, 15:59)
"The OpenAL project employs the two mainstays of all successful
open source projects: a very active mailing list and a CVS source
About.com: Setting Up Login Messages (Oct 29, 2000, 15:07)
"If your system accepts remote user logins via telnet or serial
ports, or console logins in text mode, you can present text
messages to your users simply by editing two files in the /etc
Washington Post: How Much Computer Does it Take To Connect? (Oct 29, 2000, 13:35)
"Unless you're shopping among the major online services, which
require the use of proprietary software, you don't even need to
worry much about operating systems. Most of the Web looks identical
on a Mac, Windows or Linux machine. The main difference is that
some Web multimedia is platform-constrained: Microsoft's ActiveX is
Windows-only, while Apple's QuickTime and Macromedia's Flash work
only on Mac and Windows machines."
O'Reilly Network: Getting Started with SQL (Oct 29, 2000, 13:22)
"Of course there is plenty of power under the hood for gurus,
but even a newbie can get an enormous amount of work accomplished
with a few simple commands. So where to begin...? A good first step
is choosing a SQL environment."
O'Reilly Network: What's the Big Deal about SQL? (Oct 29, 2000, 13:10)
"Tired of not knowing what SQL is? Any serious application
developer is going to need to learn some SQL at some point in their
career. And once you start learning it, you'll use it. A lot."
TechRepublic: Efforts afoot to keep Linux standard (Oct 29, 2000, 12:31)
"With the exploding popularity of Linux, several efforts have
taken root to keep Linux from blowing apart at the seams, with
different manufacturers and distributors corrupting the open-source
nature of its code."
Is Linux Mandrake 7.2 Officially Released? Kinda Sorta (Oct 29, 2000, 12:13)
Linuxnewbie found 7.2 on a remote FTP server, but the main
Linux-Mandrake site doesn't mention the official release 7.2 --
yet. If you look hard enough, you'll find Linux-Mandrake 7.2 on a
wide variety of FTP sites.
IBM developerWorks: An interview with Jon "maddog" Hall, Part 2 - Size and diversity in Linux distributions (Oct 29, 2000, 12:12)
"Jon "maddog" Hall shares his thoughts with developerWorks'
Alberto Tomita on the increasing size of Linux distributions, the
virtues of Linus' iron-hand rule over the kernel, the Linux
Standard Base project, and what would happen if Microsoft went open
Signal Ground: A Tale of Two Socket A Boards: AOpen AK33 and Soyo K7VTA (Oct 29, 2000, 11:40)
"There's no doubt about it: AMD Durons and Athlons offer users
the best bang for your buck right now. For everything from low-end
servers down to glorified typewriters, there's an AMD Socket-A
solution that fits the bill. But which motherboard should you use
for that new Linux box? To help answer that question, we compare
the latest mid-priced Socket A offerings from AOpen and Soyo."