Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 24, 2006
Precision Computing: The Automatic Cat Feeder (Aug 24, 2006, 23:15)
"So I sought out to make an automated cat feeder and water
dispenser out of parts lying around the house..." Yes, it runs
Wolfmanz Bytes: Linux vs Windows Again (Aug 24, 2006, 22:30)
"The first thing I want to address is the stability of Windows
XP and Linux/Kubuntu. In the time I have been using Kubuntu I have
had it lockup on me twice and also had a program just out right
Builder AU: Gnome 2.16 Preview (Aug 24, 2006, 21:00)
"With the next major release of the GNOME desktop scheduled for
release next month, each passing day sees more of the code
Daily India: Apache Reaches Out to Asian Techies (Aug 24, 2006, 18:00)
"Buoyed by the event, voices from Sri Lanka called for turning
the island nation into a 'competent centre for free and open source
software' by 2012..."
InformationWeek: The Sacred And Profane Sides Of Firefox (Aug 24, 2006, 17:15)
"Log onto Spread Firefox, the community marketing site for the
popular open-source browser, and you'll see flavors of the product
that will probably surprise you..."
Washington Post/Hartford Courant: The New Best Friend Of Non-Geeks (Aug 24, 2006, 15:00)
"The Linux operating system--a free, open-source alternative to
Windows and Mac OS X--has long served to define the gap between
people who merely use computers and those who tinker with
CRN: Review: Which Free Linux Desktop Is Best? (Aug 24, 2006, 12:45)
"But, the times are a changing and many businesses are starting
to become open to the idea of a desktop powered by something other
than Windows. What has sparked that change...?" [Link repaired.
NewsForge: LAMP vs. LAMP (Aug 24, 2006, 09:00)
"Perl and PHP are two widely used languages for building dynamic
Web sites. They make up two thirds of the 'P' in the Linux, Apache,
MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python (LAMP) stack..."
SearchOpenSource: Sybase ASE on Linux: Getting Rid of Database Deadlocks (Aug 24, 2006, 07:30)
"A deadlock can occur in Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE)
when two user processes each have a lock on a separate page or
table and each wants to acquire a lock on the same page or table
held by the other process..."
Linux.com: Make Our Intranet More Productive with XAMPP (Aug 24, 2006, 06:00)
"A phenomenal amount of information is being managed by open
source content management systems (CMS), wikis, and blogs..."
ONLamp: Do-It-Yourself Documentation? Research Into the Effectiveness of Mailing Lists (Part 1) (Aug 24, 2006, 03:00)
"Mailing list membership is a must for anyone who works with
complicated computer technology, such as a programming language, a
server, or a professional software package..."
Linux.com: Protect Your Applications with AppArmor (Aug 24, 2006, 00:45)
"AppArmor is a product that Novell acquired when they bought the
company Immunix in May 2005. It provides an interesting alternative
to traditional security measures..."
SearchOpenSource: LinuxWorld Product Review: The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet (Aug 24, 2006, 00:00)
"What's particularly compelling about the Nokia 770 Internet
Tablet is that it's not only the first to be billed as an 'Internet
Tablet,' but also its software is built entirely from open source