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Infrastructure Linux News for May 24, 2001

  • Filesystem Hierarchy Standard.2.2 Released (May 24, 2001, 17:47)
    "The FHS consists of a set of requirements and guidelines for file and directory placement under UNIX-like operating systems. The guidelines are intended to support interoperability of applications, system administration tools, development tools, and scripts as well as greater uniformity of documentation for these systems."

  • Open Source Musician 'Void Main' Returns (May 24, 2001, 14:04)
    A few weeks ago we had a brief look at the music of Void Main, which is techno with a developer theme (song titles include "Kernel Calling," "Internal Compiler Error," and, of course, "Use the Source." Void Main's evidently been busy with a sampler down at the local zoo's penguin house...

  • osOpinion: Where Is the New Linux Experience? (May 24, 2001, 04:29)
    Hallmark called to offer us a bulk rate on "Linux Desktop Week" cards. This piece from osOpinion falls under the "optimistic but unhappy with the general direction" category of Linux-on-the-desktop prognostications: "Linux needs to be a different experience, not a familiar one with a better kernel. People understand that Linux is free in many ways compared to Windows, but they need more than the financial incentive to switch. They need a new place to work, and a new outlook on things. When this starts happening, Linux will begin to take its place on the desktop."

  • Linux Weekly News: Interview with Ga´┐Żl Duval (May 24, 2001, 03:09)
    LWN conducted an interview with MandrakeSoft's Gaël Duval addressing some of the news from the last few days. Despite predictions of his company's imminent demise, Duval is optimistic, and LWN says "MandrakeSoft looks like it is in reasonably good shape."

  • LinuxMedNews: Review: Linux vs. Windows 98 Scanning (May 24, 2001, 01:00)
    Saint of LinuxMedNews decided to do a side-by-side comparison of his scanner running under Windows and Linux and has posted a brief writeup.