Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 31, 2006
internetnews.com: MINIX Gets (X) Windows (Mar 31, 2006, 22:45)
"Since then, Linux has grown into a multi-billion dollar
industry. But what of MINIX, the 'inspiration' for Linux...?"
Linux-Watch: Microsoft Set to Attack Linux with Patents? (Mar 31, 2006, 22:00)
"Is Microsoft getting ready to attack Linux and open-source
software with its patents?
Tectonic: HP South Africa Confirms Linux Laptop Plans (Mar 31, 2006, 19:00)
"HP South Africa has confirmed the release of it's
Linspire-based notebook range..."
Announcement: SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta9 (Mar 31, 2006, 16:45)
"I'm glad to announce SUSE Linux 10.1 Codename 'Agama Lizard'
LinuxElectrons: Textbooks on OpenOffice.org Published (Mar 31, 2006, 11:30)
"Visibooks, a publisher of illustration-based computer class
textbooks, has published the first school textbooks on
Linux.com: Updating Made Easy with EasyUbuntu (Mar 31, 2006, 10:45)
"Ubuntu uses only open/free formats, so it doesn't include
playback support for formats such as MP3, Windows Media Audio
(WMA), and Audio Video Interleave (AVI) that may have some
OSWeekly: uCLinux: An Overview (Mar 31, 2006, 10:00)
"The advantage of embedded Linux is that it's a royalty-free,
open source, compact solution that provides a strong foundation for
an ever-growing base of applications to run on..."
SearchOpenSource: How-to: Using a Windows Virtual Machine to Validate Linux Boot CDs or Images (Mar 31, 2006, 09:15)
"This article summarizes how to manipulate simple VMWare
configuration files (.vmx) for a Windows host environment to
operate Linux within a virtual arena, for validation testing or as
a practical training tool..."
NewsForge: Extract Data from the Internet with Web Scraping (Mar 31, 2006, 08:30)
"Even if you don't know how to access databases using a Web
browser or use an RSS reader, you can extract information from the
Internet through Web page scraping. Here's how you can use some
Linux-based tools to get data..."
VoIP Planet: VoIPowering Your Office with Asterisk--Part 2: Introduction continued (Mar 31, 2006, 07:00)
"Today we'll look at what hardware you need to make it work, and
how much it costs..."
Linux-Watch: Audacity: The Open Source Podcasting Program of Choice (Mar 31, 2006, 04:00)
"You see Audacity is a great little program for podcasting and I
use it myself for my Cyber Cynic podcasts..."
Mad Penguin: Tux Goes Retail: Mepis, Xandros, Linspire, and Micro Center VIP Interviews (Mar 31, 2006, 03:15)
"Some common themes emerge from these interviews. First,
relationships with companies and people working in the distribution
chain don't emerge over night..."
The Fine Manual: Eric Raymond and the RTFM Jerks (Mar 31, 2006, 00:15)
"Is Eric Raymond and the RTFM jerk crowd driving away good
contributers and users from free software? That is what I am
beginning to wonder..."