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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 code repository."

  • 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 directory."

  • 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 source."

  • 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."