Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 28, 2006
Free Software Magazine: Legacy Hardware Takes Wings with GNU/Linux (Feb 28, 2006, 22:00)
"Having read of Microsoft's white paper on the use of GNU/Linux
on legacy hardware, I had to laugh at the conclusions..."
Tectonic: The State of African Free Software (Feb 28, 2006, 19:00)
"In fact, Microsoft not only sponsored that evening's event but
was also one of the sponsors of the entire three-day conference and
had no less than four speakers on the programme..."
SubTerrific: Penguin Apple Sausage (Feb 28, 2006, 17:30)
"The mid-90s presented possibly the best opportunity for Apple
to adopt the Linux kernel..."
CNET News: Geekcorps: A Peace Corps for Techies (Feb 28, 2006, 16:45)
"How do you bring the Internet to countries like Mali, where
more than 70 percent of the population is illiterate and the
telecommunications infrastructure barely exists...?"
SearchOpenSource: Patch Work Management: Keeping the Pieces Together (Feb 28, 2006, 13:00)
"Handle third-party patches with care, otherwise you could run
into 'dependency hell' warns, IT professional Michael Jang, who
specializes in networks and operating systems..."
Datamation: Firefox Grabs Enterprise Linux Title (Feb 28, 2006, 12:15)
"The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox 1.5 blew away the competition
to take the top award in the Enterprise Linux category in the
Datamation Product of the Year 2006 awards..."
Tectonic: Free Software Working for Human Rights (Feb 28, 2006, 11:30)
"Monitoring human rights abuses around the world can be a risky
proposition with data collectors, reporters and community members
at constant risk of discovery..."
PR: LinuxForum Conference 3-4th March 2006 in Copenhagen (Feb 28, 2006, 10:45)
"LinuxForum 2006 is the 9th Open Source conference in a row held
in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference is a very popular
conference, and today the largest IT-conference in the Nordic
Phoronix: ECS PF5 Extreme [Review] (Feb 28, 2006, 10:00)
"The motherboard, however, we have our eyes on today is the PF5
Extreme. This Intel LGA-775 i945P + ICH7R motherboard boasts
ECSonic II overclocking, dual channel DDR2-667, 1066MHz FSB, EM64T,
and dual-core processors..."
Linux.com: Desktop Publishing with Writer and Scribus (Feb 28, 2006, 08:30)
"Although OpenOffice.org Writer offers many tools that allow you
to create sophisticated layouts, you might want to use a dedicated
desktop publishing application to lay out a brochure or a
NewsForge: Songbird Media Browser Debut a Crashing Success (Feb 28, 2006, 07:45)
"Songbird, an open source media player built on the Firefox
browser engine, debuted this month to fanfare from a few blogs
heralding it as the second coming of digital music..."
Linux Journal: Using Wikis and Blogs to Ease Administration (Feb 28, 2006, 07:00)
"This tutorial on TWiki and WordPress shows how wikis and blogs
can be useful for system administration and documentation..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Getting into Motion (Feb 28, 2006, 06:15)
"Want to keep an eye on what's going on in your home or office
when you're not there? You can turn a Linux box into a motion
detector by using an old webcam and Motion--software for monitoring
a Video4Linux device..."
All About Linux: Password Protect Your Website Hosted on Apache Web Server (Feb 28, 2006, 05:30)
"At times, when I am browsing the web, I click on a link such as
this one and instead of a web page, I get a dialog box asking me to
enter my user name and password..."
Nuxified: Dropping Debian etch in Favor of Fedora: My Reasons (Feb 28, 2006, 03:15)
"As announced on my blog, I will soon move from my beloved
Debian etch (or testing) to the upcoming Fedora Core 5..."
Linux Forums: Converging Paths in Tokyo (Feb 28, 2006, 02:30)
"Truth be told, I was busy before the meeting and didn't look
things up about Ubuntu. Actually, I spent the time that I might
have done that using Ubuntu and Kubuntu--so I stupidly stumbled
into the meeting expecting the founder to be a Silicon Valley
DesktopLinux: Why Won't Dell Promote Its Linux Desktops? (Feb 28, 2006, 00:00)
"Last Thursday, when I wrote about Dell's new Linux desktop, was
one of the most frustrating days of my professional life..."