Infrastructure Linux News for May 30, 2001
ComputerWorld: Linux Falls Short Of Becoming a Mainstream OS (May 30, 2001, 21:00)
Here's a former Gartner VP who maintains that Linux has a bright
future... as a low end server for web and e-mail hosting, but that
isn't ever going anywhere in datacenters or on desktops. "While
Linux's acquisition cost may remain low, using it can be penny-wise
RMS Speech at NYU Available in Ogg Format (May 30, 2001, 18:21)
Richard Stallman's speech at NYU is now available in Ogg format.
A collection of links within.
ITWorld.com: Live and let license (May 30, 2001, 15:00)
This is a theme that's been gone over many times, but one more
time shouldn't hurt: ITWorld's Joe Barr presents a primer on the
differences between Open Source and Free Software -- and more
importantly, why the differences matter.
IPFilter Comes Out of OpenBSD CVS (May 30, 2001, 13:28)
Theo DeRaadt has pulled ipfilter from OpenBSD's CVS tree citing
the recent change in the terms of the software's license. DeRaadt
says "software which OpenBSD uses and redistributes must be free to
all (be they people or companies), for any purpose they wish to use
it, including modification, use, peeing on, or even integration
into baby mulching machines or atomic bombs to be dropped on
LinuxDevices.com: Linux-based killer robot at Battlebots? Not quite! (May 30, 2001, 13:00)
There's nothing scarier than an angry Tux -- or at least that's
the thinking behind Team TuxBot, which built a Linux-based entrant
for the hot and hip BattleBots competition.
LinuxHardware.org: NVIDIA TV-out Tiny HOW-TO (May 30, 2001, 12:00)
"With the release of NVIDIA's 1.0 drivers for Linux, TV-out is
now a reality and Quake 3, Unreal Tournament, and even coding under
Linux on a 50" projection is now possible. But as we were soon to
find out, it comes with some modifications to your existing setup
that may not be all that obvious. If you have a card that supports
TV-out and have been deciding whether or not to give it a try, our
crash-course guide to NVIDIA TV-out under Linux is a must
InterJak Linux-based server appliance upgraded (May 30, 2001, 07:29)
The Linux-based Internet server device, designed for the SOHO
and ISP markets, adds a slew of features, including built-in ADSL
connectivity, content filtering, and network monitoring.