Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 30, 2005
Linux.com: A First Look at Debian's GUI Installer (Nov 30, 2005, 21:15)
"Debian's standard text-based installer has been vilified in the
past, so I was excited to see an announcement about a graphical
installer under development for Debian..."
ZDNet UK: KDE Browser Pips Firefox in Web Standards Test (Nov 30, 2005, 19:45)
"Developers of the Linux desktop environment say they don't want
to be 'outdone by the fox on any front...'"
NewsForge: Libranet's Long Goodbye (Nov 30, 2005, 18:15)
"With these words, Tal Danzig, the owner and technical lead for
the Libranet distribution, quietly announced in his blog on
November 25 the news that users had been dreading..."
NewsForge: Review: Firefox 1.5 and Thunderbird 1.5 (Nov 30, 2005, 16:00)
"If you're used to Firefox and Thunderbird already, the switch
to 1.5 won't be much of a problem. The interfaces have not been
radically redesigned, but there are quite a few changes that make
it worth upgrading..."
KDE: KDE 3.5: A Visual Guide to New Features (Nov 30, 2005, 13:45)
"A full list can be found in the developer changelog, but for
humans here is a visual guide to some of the best
DesktopLinux: KDE 3.5 Goes Gold (Nov 30, 2005, 13:00)
"The KDE Project Tuesday released the long-awaited KDE version
3.5, which will serve as the final iteration of the KDE 3.x
Firefox 1.5 Is Officially Out (Nov 30, 2005, 13:00)
It's been showing up on the mirrors all afternoon, but
now it's official: Firefox 1.5 is in the house. Links
Linux Magazine: DVD Playback in SUSE Linux 10 (Nov 30, 2005, 11:30)
"Imagine my surprise, however, when I discovered that DVD
playback capability was intentionally crippled in the open source
version of SuSE Linux 10. Whoa...!"
Performance Tuning and Desktop Linux (Nov 30, 2005, 10:00)
Want to fine-tune Linux performance or are you just starting
out? Two book reviews detail works that may be what you need.
Linux.com: Qmail Toaster Makes Mail Server Setup Easy (Nov 30, 2005, 08:30)
"A mail server is an essential part of any organization's IT
infrastructure, but installing and maintaining a mail server is not
SearchOpenSource: Tips and Tricks for Working in OpenOffice (Nov 30, 2005, 07:00)
"Taking advantage of OpenOffice doesn't require a big stretch,
and Solveig Haugland's mini how-tos, offered here, can show you how
easy it is to get started..."
XYZ Computing: Moving a Beginner to Linux (Nov 30, 2005, 05:30)
"The computer, which soon became my arch-nemisis, was a two year
old Dell Pentium 4. This was by any means a solid system which
should have been working fine but definitely was not..."
Tectonic: Say It With Me: Linux is Not Windows! (Nov 30, 2005, 04:00)
"His situation is not unique. I often hear complaints that Linux
runs slower than Windows on the same system..."
eWeek: Will Sleepycat Save MySQL? (Nov 30, 2005, 02:30)
"From the well-duh department last week came the startling
news--brace yourself, this is a real shocker--that MySQL actually
plans to do something about Oracle purchasing its essential storage