Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 25, 2006
LinuxQuestions: Why Slackware Will Always Matter (Aug 25, 2006, 22:30)
"Several months ago, some gormless weasel from somewhere stirred
up a fuss when he wrote an essay on one of the Nixer sites asking
whether the Slackware distro mattered any longer..."
NewsForge: French Company Embraces, Contributes to Free Software (Aug 25, 2006, 20:15)
"Dental-On-Line, a French company selling hardware and software
for use in dentists' offices, offers full dental assistance suites
and associated services..."
LinuxDevices: Open-Source Stack Providers Getting Squeezed? (Aug 25, 2006, 18:00)
"Pure-play open-source software providers are being squeezed out
of the enterprise market by increasingly complete offerings from
application and OS providers..."
ZDNet UK: Virtualization Means 'End of Windows as We Know It' (Aug 25, 2006, 15:45)
"The claim, which has been rejected by Microsoft, stems from the
argument that the current Windows architecture is unsustainable for
Microsoft and its customers..."
GNOME.org: GNOME 2.16.0 Release Candidate 1 (2.15.92) Released (Aug 25, 2006, 14:15)
"This is one of the last releases in the 2.15 development series
and represents a release that is now API/ABI, feature, string and
Slackware Blog: Slackware 11.0 Release Candidate 3 (Aug 25, 2006, 13:30)
"Patrick says this will most likely be the last RC but not to
rule out an RC4..."
LinuxDevices: Industrial Linux Distro Changes Names (Aug 25, 2006, 12:00)
"A real-time (RTAI-based) embedded Linux distribution targeting
industrial applications has changed its name..."
LinuxDevices: Tiny, Sub-$100 PC Runs Puppy Linux (Aug 25, 2006, 10:30)
"A Bangkok-based company is shipping a tiny, sub-$100 PC capable
of running Puppy and other lightweight Linux distributions..."
LinuxDevices: CMU Publishes Open, Linux-Based Robot Designs (Aug 25, 2006, 09:00)
"The Mobile Robot Programming Lab (MRPL) at Carnegie Mellon
University's Robotics Institute has published the first in a
planned series of open, educational robotics designs..."
Linux.com: CAPTCHA Your Blog Comments with FOSS Utilities (Aug 25, 2006, 08:15)
"Bloggers hate automated comment spammers. One way to foil these
vermin is a system called CAPTCHA..."
Free Software Magazine: Have Your Own Photo Gallery in 5 Minutes Using Free Software (Aug 25, 2006, 07:30)
"Do you like gallery tools such as Flickr, but want to control
your photos, or get rid of any of their limits? Now you can have
your own custom gallery using PHP, a script called Picy, and 5
minutes of your time...!"
nixCraft: Get List of Installed Software for Reinstallation/Restore Software (Aug 25, 2006, 06:00)
"In order to reinstall or restore your installed software you
need to have a list of all installed software..."
NewsForge: Syllable: A Different Open Source OS (Aug 25, 2006, 03:00)
"Syllable is a new OS built for speed, with low hardware
requirements. After trying it out, I was really impressed. Syllable
is a great OS with a lot of potential..."
HowtoForge: LDAP Authentication in Linux (Aug 25, 2006, 02:15)
This howto will show you howto store your users in LDAP and
authenticate some of the services against it..."
NewsForge: Designing a Book with LyX (Aug 25, 2006, 01:30)
"Self-publishing is becoming easier and cheaper, thanks in part
to improved printing technologies and desktop publishing