Infrastructure Linux News for May 23, 2006
openDemocracy: Open Source Ubuntu (May 23, 2006, 23:30)
"I have lost count of the many seminars, conferences and talks
I've attended recently where that magic phrase
'the-open-source-operating-system-Linux' has resounded..."
NewsForge: A Free Education (May 23, 2006, 22:45)
"My sister Erika's second grade primary school class had a
problem: it had four old computers running Microsoft Windows 98,
and no educational software for the computers..."
PC Pro: Life's Too Short for Linux... (May 23, 2006, 22:00)
"And so I'm falling a little bit in love with Linux. This is
very much a grounded affair and I wouldn't describe myself as giddy
with it, but I've changed my opinions about that whole murky side
of computing life..."
Phoronix: NVIDIA 1.0-8762 Display Drivers (May 23, 2006, 20:30)
"After being quiet for nearly two months since release their
relatively nonchalant 1.0-8756 drivers, NVIDIA has come out this
afternoon and released the NVIDIA 1.0-8762 Linux display
Computer Business Review: Novell, NCR Sign Linux Pact for POS Gear (May 23, 2006, 17:30)
"Perhaps more than any other commercial Linux distributor,
Novell Inc has been active in fomenting the use of Linux in
point-of-sale devices. NCR Corp is the latest vendor to sign up to
use SUSE Linux on its own brand of point-of-sale gear..."
Groklaw: OIN Gets More Patents to Protect Linux Environment (May 23, 2006, 16:45)
"Open Invention Network, the company formed by IBM, Novell,
Philips, Red Hat and Sony, unveiled today some of the new patents
it has acquired in order to protect the Linux environment..."
Koffice: Koffice 1.5.1 Announcement (May 23, 2006, 14:30)
"Improved import/export filters, important fixes for KSpread
OpenDocument Support and Krita and updated translations..."
PR: X.Org Foundation Releases X11R7.1 (May 23, 2006, 13:45)
"First modular source code roll-up release of the X Window
System..." Announcement within.
Linux Journal: Hide and Go Seek with Writer Content (May 23, 2006, 13:00)
"By using Writer's hide functions, you no longer need to worry
about multiple versions of a document remaining in sync..."
NewsForge: Drupal 4.7: Next-generation CMS (May 23, 2006, 12:15)
"Drupal 4.7 is a significant upgrade that brings major short-
and long-term benefits to users and distributors of the system. It
brings Drupal back to the cutting edge of CMS development..."
Nepotismia: Ethernet Bridges Under Linux (May 23, 2006, 11:30)
"For a number of years now, the Linux kernel has had the ability
to turn any host with more than one network interface into a
bridge. This article explains how it works..."
The Jem Report: Hacking SUSE Linux 10.1 (May 23, 2006, 10:45)
"Here's how to effectively make SUSE Linux 10.1 into the perfect
MDLog:/sysadmin: Moving your Website to Another Server? Tune Your DNS... (May 23, 2006, 10:00)
"Besides some other problems that might appear (for example
software incompatibilities, and the site not running the same way
on the new server), the major problem you might face is the DNS
MDLog:/sysadmin: Linux Tips: The Proper Way to Allow Regular Users to Run Commands as Root (May 23, 2006, 07:00)
"There are many situations when you will need regular users to
have more privileges than the normal user account they have..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Viewing Pictures on the Console with fbida (May 23, 2006, 05:30)
"Some people--console veterans included--might find the idea of
viewing pictures on the console a little bit silly; why not just
use X Windows and a graphical viewer or even a photo
Brightblack: A Month with Zenwalk 2.4 (May 23, 2006, 04:00)
"I've always thought thought that as Linux has many variations,
it is therefore used in just as many different ways; a review then,
is only meaningful if I state exactly what I want, and like in a
DesktopLinux: Banshee--The Next Best Thing to Linux iTunes (May 23, 2006, 01:00)
"I want an audio player that will do everything that Apple's
iTunes does--including working with my iPod--and do it natively on