Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 23, 2000
O'Reilly Network: aboutSQL: UPDATE that Data! (Dec 23, 2000, 23:58)
"The WHERE clause is used to modify a SQL statement by limiting
the operations to a filtered subset of the database. ... I'd
suggest using a SELECT * statement with the same WHERE clause,
which gives you a quick view of the records that will be affected
before you do anything rash."
Evil3D.net: BestLinux 2000 R3 review; Can it live up to its name? (Dec 23, 2000, 22:36)
"...does BestLinux live up to its name? I personally don't think
so. I think it misses that mark by a fair margin. Its lack of
hardware/software configuration tools, originality, and general
configuration mishaps are seriously holding it back."
Linux.com: Introduction to IRC (Dec 23, 2000, 22:04)
"Sure, there are graphical IRC programs such as X-Chat, but to
get the most out of your experience, you'll need to know some basic
commands and concepts. So, if you're an IRC newbie, read on..."
LinuxNewbie.org: Setting up DHCP under RedHat 6.1 for @home Cable service (Dec 23, 2000, 21:32)
"I have seen many people trying to get ther @Home cable service
to work under Redhat. Me being somewhat of a newbie myself I
decided to write this step by step NHF, to get you though that
LinuxPlaza.com.au: Mandrake Linux 7.2 Review (Dec 23, 2000, 21:06)
"If you want a desktop linux, this is it. This is by far the
easiest to use operating system I've seen in a long while. That
includes MacOS and Windows. It's unfortunate that it will take a
few days of configuring to be as fast and as convenient as my
Kernel Cousin Debian #15 (Dec 23, 2000, 20:43)
Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for
the previous week.
IBM Withdraws Claims of First 64-Bit Linux Code (Dec 23, 2000, 20:30)
IBM developerWorks: Easy GUI programming with EasyGTK (Dec 23, 2000, 20:02)
"EasyGTK is a wrapper library that translates calls into GTK+,
removing much of the effort and time needed to master GTK+. This
article dissects a small piece of EasyGTK code to explain how to
create simple applications, and provides a few suggestions on using
IBM developerWorks: vi intro -- the cheat sheet method (Dec 23, 2000, 19:32)
"Using an accelerated "cheat sheet" method, this tutorial aims
to make you a proficient vi user without requiring a huge time
commitment. You'll quickly learn how to move around, edit text, use
insert mode, copy and paste text, and use important vim extensions
like visual mode and multi-window editing."
IT World: Standards based wireless networking with Linux (Dec 23, 2000, 19:17)
"AbsoluteValue Software, Inc. is a software-development services
company specializing in embedded and wireless systems. Mark and
Jo-Ellen Mathews, the owners of the company, are the creators and
maintainers of the Linux Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) project
that began in December 1996."
EarthWeb: Creating Screenshots with SVGAlib (Dec 23, 2000, 16:07)
"As some users are quick point out, screenshots are easy enough
to accomplish in X-Windows (and various other operating systems),
so surely there's an easy and equivalent function to be found in
SVGAlib? Unfortunately, the answer is a discouraging "no," but
we'll solve that problem shortly."
EarthWeb: There's an open source license that's right for everybody; a closer look at the LGPL (Dec 23, 2000, 15:36)
"The selling point of the LGPL is that it is an open source
license that enforces sharing between the original and subsequent
developers, but it does not require derivative works to be equally
2001 Free Telephony Software Summit - 1/22, Palo Alto, Ca. - RSVP (Dec 23, 2000, 15:17)
"The 2001 Free Telephony Summit will be held January 22nd from
5PM to 7PM at the offices of Via.net, in Palo Alto, California...
This summit is open to the public and all are welcome. ... This
gathering will include those involved in the Bayonne project, as
well as people from other free telephony projects, including
LinuxNewbie.org: RPMs: Dependencies (Dec 23, 2000, 15:03)
"The problem is that rpm front ends do not tell you what other
rpm packages you need to satisfy these dependencies. They only tell
you what exact files you need before it will install correctly. So
before you go looking at your distribution's site for foo.x.x.so.1
or whatever, here is a good way to find out what rpm package you
32BitsOnline: Book Review: Practical UNIX and Internet Security (Dec 23, 2000, 14:06)
"Practical UNIX and Internet Security" is a very popular book,
and has reached almost cult status in many circles. The reason
behind this is simple: there is a lot of information, the
information is easily readable, and topics are grouped logically.
What else can a reader ask for?"
RedHat7 CDs mini-HowTo (Dec 23, 2000, 13:06)
"This document describe how to rebuild RedHat 7 distribution
CDs, after changing RPMS and instalation program (anaconda)."
UserLocal.com: Interview with Slackware Linux developer David Cantrell (Dec 23, 2000, 12:34)
"David Cantrell is a core team member for the Slackware Linux
Project. In this interview you will learn how David got his start
working on Slackware Linux, what his role as a Slackware developer
is, and he will explain to us about his two new applications
protopkg and autoslack..."
Linux.com: Red Hat Package Manager: A Better Way To Install Software (Dec 23, 2000, 12:03)
"With RPM, installation seems effortless; all you have to do is
type one line most of the time and the rest is done for you. What's
more, you can also uninstall packages and verify your system to see
what you could be missing."
Linux Magazine: Compiling and Installing KDE 2.0 (Dec 23, 2000, 11:36)
"...if you're the daring type and feel that you haven't
experienced that warm and cuddly Open Source Software experience
unless you've spent several hours compiling a GUI environment
yourself, or if you want to fully appreciate the kinds of nutty
things those Krazy software developers have to put up with, then by
all means, read on."