Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 19, 2003
internetnews.com: IBM Helps Take Truck Stops Wireless with Linux (Mar 19, 2003, 21:00)
"Aiming to become a key player in the deployment and integration
of Wi-Fi wireless local area networks (WLANs), IBM Monday sealed an
agreement with Columbia Advanced Wireless and Rocksteady Networks
which rig more than 1,000 truck stops across the U.S. with 802.11
OSNews: Getting Ready for Slackware Linux 9.0 (Mar 19, 2003, 16:00)
"Slackware is one of the oldest distributions around and is
well-known for adhering to (well, at least unofficially) the KISS
(Keep It Simple, Stupid) principle. That's right, no graphical
installer, no GUI configuration tools and no advanced package
manager. But in turn you get a very transparent, stable and fast
Microsoft Watch: Is The 'Soft Going Soft on Open Source? (Mar 19, 2003, 15:00)
"The open-source faithful have been harsh critics of Microsoft's
shared source licensing plan and justifiably so. They have claimed
that Microsoft has attempted to ride the coattails of the GNU
General Public License (GPL), while simultaneously slamming the GPL
as contaminating everything in its path..."
LinuxWorld: Linux at NASCAR.com: It's the Pits (Mar 19, 2003, 13:00)
"In monitoring his son-in-law's performance in the Busch Series,
Joe Barr discovers that NASCAR.com is packed with great information
and features for racing fans. Unfortunately for Linux and Macintosh
users, the site's most-exciting feature -- streaming audio and
video--is rigged to work only with RealOne and a Windows PC...
OfB.biz: Who Wins The Shootout? (Mar 19, 2003, 10:00)
"In our series, we've looked at Xandros Desktop Deluxe 1.0,
Mandrake Linux 9.0, Red Hat Linux 8.0, SuSE Linux 8.1, and Lindows
OSNews: Gentoo vs the Noob [Parts 1 & 2] (Mar 19, 2003, 09:00)
Two articles that look at the Gentoo Linux installation
Sound on Sound: Cutting Edge : The Future of Music Technology (Mar 19, 2003, 08:00)
"While Linux might not be ready to run your entire studio just
yet, it could provide an ideal solution for a cheap additional
computer to handle your everyday computing tasks, keeping the music
computer safely isolated..."
DesktopLinux.com: Moving to Peanut Linux (Mar 19, 2003, 07:00)
"Walter Kruse offers up his experiences with Peanut Linux. Not
talked about as often as more high profile commercial distros, this
flavor of Linux is fast, lightweight, and suited to both new and
advanced users. Kruse steps us through his reasons for making a
move to Peanut as his distribution of choice and offers us some
tips and links for customizing the environment..."
osOpinion: The Ultimate Lock-in (Mar 19, 2003, 04:00)
"In 10 years' time, we'll either look back and remember the bad
old days of computing when Microsoft dominated a huge chunk of the
industry, or we'll look back and remember the good old days when
there were still viable choices..."
Linux Today Gets Facelift, Improved Design (Mar 19, 2003, 03:43)
Yes, it's a new look, but it's still the classic site... with
some cool new features added.