Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 10, 2001
AllLinuxDevices: Linux PDA Focus Group to be Held Friday in NJ (Oct 10, 2001, 21:52)
"Each participant will recieve a check for $100 and a Sharp
Zaurus developer kit which includes a Linux-based PDA. Refreshments
and food will be served. The focus group will be videotaped and
participants will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreemeent
and participate on an on-line discussion group for several weeks
following the meeting."
Building OpenOffice For Debian mini-HOWTO
(Oct 10, 2001, 20:25)
Peter Novodvorsky has produced a document explaining how to
build OpenOffice on Debian which he says will likely help with the
process on other distributions, too.
OSNews.com: Linus Torvalds Tells All (Interview) (Oct 10, 2001, 17:55)
Eleven questions with Linus Torvalds at OSNews: a sketchy Linux
2.5 timeline, GNU/Linux vs. Linux, desktop environment pick, driver
management, kernel scalability, plus some more.
LinuxDevices.com: Sneak preview: a Linux powered wireless phone (Oct 10, 2001, 16:04)
"GITWiT (Kirkland, WA) is currently developing a Linux-based
wireless handset which combines communications and entertainment
within a uniquely customizable two-part design. The company plans
to initially aim the device at the lucrative "teen market", by
offering a colorful phone with cool teen-oriented
ZDNet: Red Hat 7.2: Pain-free Linux (Oct 10, 2001, 14:01)
"Red Hat 7.2 isn't quite a knife in the heart of Windows yet.
However, we can't help but feel that it will certainly nick a major
artery. The simplified user interface, unified procedures, and
product support go a long way to elevate Linux from the toolbox to
the workplace. It's an upwardly mobile kick in the pants for Linux
and we're happy to see Red Hat do it."
Debian Weekly News - October 9th, 2001 (Oct 10, 2001, 11:18)
This week: Debian Documentation Project needs volunteers, "Open
Source" vs. "Free Software", HTML from DocBook XML, Tomcat and
osOpinion: Did Linux Miss Its Window? (Oct 10, 2001, 09:22)
"...Linux has not aggressively exploited the nearly two-year gap
between the release of Windows 2000 and the release of Windows XP.
With the Home Edition of XP now the standard operating system
shipped with most PCs, Linux advocates can no longer use the
instability of Windows 95/98/Me as an argument for Linux."