Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 28, 2005
eWeek: Gentoo Linux Is Coming into Its Own (Feb 28, 2005, 21:00)
"The Gentoo Foundation Inc.'s Gentoo Linux has quickly grown
into one of the world's most popular Linux distributions..."
LinuxElectrons: FDIC--Risk Management of Free and Open Source Software (Feb 28, 2005, 20:00)
"The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued the
following guidance in October 2004 to raise awareness within the
financial services industry of risks and risk management practices
applicable to the use of free and open source software
Computerworld NZ: Linux Luminaries bound for Dunedin (Feb 28, 2005, 19:30)
"In an unexpected move, Linux Australia will host next year's
annual conference in Dunedin and hopes to attract some of the big
names in the open source community to the deep south..."
Netcraft: The Apache Project Turns 10 (Feb 28, 2005, 19:00)
"The Apache Web Server Project is now 10 years old, as noted
over the weekend by Roy Fielding, a co-founder of the open source
LinuxTimes: Desktop Face-Off: Xandros vs. Mepis (Feb 28, 2005, 18:30)
"In this article I will compare Xandros 3 Open Circulation
Edition and SimplyMEPIS 2004.6. Both are based on Debian, come with
KDE, and are targeted to desktop users
Des Moines Register: User-Friendly Open Source Software Befriends Buyers, Sellers (Feb 28, 2005, 17:30)
"Open source software, once the domain of hardcore geekdom, is
increasingly changing the shape of software in our homes and
offices. Its evolution is what has allowed Wal-Mart to sell PCs for
$200 to $300..."
FSF: Stallman Calls for Action on Free BIOS (Feb 28, 2005, 15:00)
"In 1984 the GNU Project set out to make it possible to operate
a computer in freedom--to operate it without any non-free software
that would deny the user's freedom..."
MozillaZine: WebSideStory: Mozilla Firefox Growth Slowing, IE Below 90 Percent (Feb 28, 2005, 14:30)
"WebSideStory CEO Jeff Lunsford says the slowdown is 'probably
to be expected as we move beyond the early adopter segment...'"
vnunet: Linux Server Market Breaks New Ground (Feb 28, 2005, 13:45)
"Linux was the leading light in a worldwide server market that
grew 5.1 per cent to $14.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2004,
research has indicated..."
NewsForge: Gammu Open Source Cell Phone Synchronisation Tool (Feb 28, 2005, 13:00)
"I've been an enthusiastic owner of a GSM cellphone since 1999.
I soon bought a serial communication cable to connect it to my PC.
Since then I've tested several tools to retrieve and send data
between the two..."
LinuxDevices: Rugged Linux Gateway/Router Makes Wireless Connection (Feb 28, 2005, 11:30)
"This compact Linux box from Arcom provides wireless
network-gateway and edge-router services to industrial equipment
requiring access to enterprise IT systems or the Internet..."
jkOnTheRun: jkOTR Review--Sharp Zaurus SL-C3000 (Feb 28, 2005, 10:00)
"Sharp has always been an innovator with the Zaurus line of PDAs
and the newest member of that family is no exception. The Zaurus
SL-C3000 takes the utility of previous generations and extends it
Free Software Magazine: The FUD-Based Encyclopedia (Feb 28, 2005, 01:00)
"Dismantling fear, uncertainty, and doubt, aimed at Wikipedia
and other free knowledge resources..."