Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 20, 2004
DesktopLinux: Music Download Service Targets Linux Desktops, Eases DRM (Dec 20, 2004, 22:45)
"TheKompany.com today formally launched Mindawn, a music
download service that, unlike iTunes and Napster, targets Linux
LinuxPlanet: Building Attractive Web Photo Galleries (Dec 20, 2004, 22:00)
"The good news is all kinds of non-geek computer users have
discovered digital cameras, and how to share their pictures on Web
sites. This is a great way to share stuff: post once for many
people to look at. The bad news is many of them have not discovered
selectivity or image editing..."
Groklaw: Linus on SCO in Linux Magazine (Dec 20, 2004, 21:15)
"'Perhaps even more incredible, Linux remains free: free of
charge, free of licensing fees, and free of encumbrance.
Remarkably, even the development process that produces the kernel
is 'free': an open, global meritocracy where no valuable
contribution is rejected..."
The New York Times/CNET News: The Fox is in Microsoft's Henhouse (And Salivating) (Dec 20, 2004, 19:00)
"Firefox is a classic overnight success, many years in the
Slackware: Current (pre-release) ChangeLog for Intel (Dec 20, 2004, 17:30)
"Hi folks. Well, I'm back in California and I'm happy to let you
all know that I'm feeling much better..."
FootNotes: Gnumeric 1.4 is Here (Dec 20, 2004, 16:00)
"The Gnumeric Team is pleased to announce the availability of
Gnumeric version 1.4.1. This is the first publicly announced
version of the new stable 1.4 series, part of GNOME Office
Yahoo!: Wal-Mart Breaks Price Barrier with $498 Linux Laptop Running Linspire (Dec 20, 2004, 14:30)
"The $498 price does not require coupons or rebates and can be
Update: ZDNet UK: EU Delays Patent Decision (Dec 20, 2004, 13:45)
"Last Friday a Council agenda stated that the Computer
Implemented Inventions Directive would be adopted on Monday, but
this has since been taken off Monday's agenda..."
LinuxDevCenter: Linux Music Blossoms with Rosegarden (Dec 20, 2004, 11:30)
"When it comes to producing music with Linux on a professional
level, Rosegarden includes the basic features that you would expect
to find in a commercial music sequencer and scoring package..."
LinuxDevices: Panel PCs Feature Pentium M, Support Linux (Dec 20, 2004, 10:00)
"The modular, rugged V Panels support embedded Linux, and are
suitable for a wide range of industrial applications, according to
informIT: Network Sniffers: Is Open Source Right for You? (Dec 20, 2004, 07:00)
"There are commercial-grade sniffers available from
manufacturers such as Fluke, Network General, and others. While
these hardware tools can provide a much deeper level of analysis,
you can build an inexpensive network sniffer using open source
software and a low-end Intel PC..."
Linux Magazine: Creating Custom RPMs, Part Two (Dec 20, 2004, 05:30)
"So, this month's column presents two examples: creating a
non-program RPM and creating a program RPM..."