Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 27, 2005
Linux-Noob: First Looks at SmoothWall Express 3.0 Alpha "Grizzly" (Oct 27, 2005, 23:30)
"I have been a Smoothwall User since version 1.0 hit the
shelves, however I only started using it in ernest (and
recommending it to others) once Smoothwall Express 2.0 was
Heise Online: Free Translation Software for Linux (Oct 27, 2005, 21:15)
"Under the name OpenLogos GlobalWare AG is offering to private
individuals, universities and other public institutions a free
translation system for Linux..."
Linux Online: OpenLab: The Other African Distribution (Oct 27, 2005, 20:30)
"And what about bringing the second most carefully crafted and
venerable Linux distribution, Slackware, to the masses...?"
CRN Australia: Getting to the Source of the Problem (Oct 27, 2005, 19:00)
"Con Zymaris is a man on a mission, and that is to educate both
the local IT community and government to the benefits of Linux and
open source technology..."
ZDNet: Performance Analysis of OpenOffice and MS Office (Oct 27, 2005, 16:00)
"In my last blog, where I did a high-level technical evaluation
of Microsoft Office 2003 and OpenOffice.org 2.0, I showed that
OpenOffice was a memory and resource hog..."
Linux Journal: At the Sounding Edge: Music Notation Software For Linux (Oct 27, 2005, 11:30)
"Dave starts a new series on music notation software and
explains why Linux has some of the best available on any
IT Manager's Journal: Journyx and Open Source Software (Oct 27, 2005, 10:00)
"Journyx is a closed-source, proprietary software vendor with a
business model that embraces--albeit at arm's length--open source.
How can that be...?"
Linux Devices: MiniGUI Moves Upmarket with Multiple Process Linux Support (Oct 27, 2005, 08:30)
"An independent software house in China has updated its
dual-licensed, lightweight graphics framework and window
Enterprise Networking Planet: Hotrod Your Linksys WAP with Linux (Oct 27, 2005, 05:30)
"A lot of Linux geeks are master scroungers, because Linux is so
adaptable that old AMDs, classic Pentiums and even 386es and 486es
can be put to use in some way..."
Linux.com: An Old Hacker Slaps Up Slackware (Oct 27, 2005, 04:00)
"Slackware is old-school Linux. Back in the day--before Red Hat
seized the throne--Pat Volkerding's Linux distribution was the
undisputed king of the hill. Many still use it today..."
Free Software Magazine: Towards a Free Matter Economy (Part 2) (Oct 27, 2005, 02:30)
"Past economic models relied much less on proprietary
manufacturing and consumer product sales, with more emphasis on
manufacturing and repair as services called on by users who
considered self-repair and self-manufacture..."
Groklaw: Software Patents are Like Smoking (Oct 27, 2005, 01:00)
"Society crossed an invisible but decisive border when it
started to allow patents not only on tangible inventions but also
on computer software..."
NewsForge: Are Microsoft's New Licenses Open Source? (Oct 27, 2005, 00:15)
"It looks like Microsoft is even making some headway with the
Open Source Initiative, the group that coined the term 'open