Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 21, 2007
Free Software Magazine: The Massive Failure of FOSS (Feb 21, 2007, 23:30)
"Mr. Shirky then goes on to mention the positive press Linux and
Apache receive in business publications. Subsequently he then
trashes the whole open source movement..."
Tuxmachines: openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 1 Report (Feb 21, 2007, 21:15)
"It's that time again. Yes, it's the beginning of the next
openSUSE developmental cycle. It began with the release of 10.3
alpha 1 last Thursday..."
Blogcritics: Software Review: Yellow Dog Linux 5 for PlayStation 3 (Feb 21, 2007, 20:30)
"Sony has been telling us for a while now that the PlayStation 3
is more than a game console, it is a computer..."
LinuxInsider: Carnegie Mellon Folds Open Source Into New Degree Offering (Feb 21, 2007, 19:45)
"That's the reason given by the Western branch of a major
Eastern university when it announced last week a new degree program
that gives its students the necessary skills to succeed in the
brave new world of software..."
Scobleizer: The Geeky "Sister" Behind Vatican's Website (Feb 21, 2007, 19:00)
"We don't know the OS that God uses, but the Vatican uses Linux,
she reveals..." [Flash video interview. -ed.]
Linux.com: Xfce 4.4: The Best Lightweight Desktop Environment (Feb 21, 2007, 18:15)
"For years, the lightweight Xfce has been a popular desktop
environment for Linux distributions running on older hardware,
thanks to its lower demand on resources as compared to KDE and
Linux.com: ESR Gives Up on Fedora (Feb 21, 2007, 16:45)
"After thirteen years as a loyal Red Hat and Fedora user, I
reached my limit today..."
DesktopLinux: Dell Gives Desktop Linux its "Full Attention" (Feb 21, 2007, 16:00)
"That's good news, but what's better news is that Dell is taking
LinuxWorld: Cisco Not Releasing NAC Client as Open-Source Code (Feb 21, 2007, 15:15)
"Statements about Cisco Trust Agent being released as open
source software were inaccurate..." [Link repaired.
CRN: Where's PJ? Chapter Two (Feb 21, 2007, 13:45)
"In a story headlined 'Pam on the Lam' (sic), O'Gara cites an
unnamed OSDL board member saying that the group sent IBM money to
LiGNUxER: Restoring the GNU Grub (Feb 21, 2007, 12:15)
"In order to regain access to your GNU/Linux distribution you
have to re-install grub and that can be confusing since nearly 1
out of 2 guides out there WILL NOT work (at least not the way they
PolishLinux: The Future of Packaging Software in Linux (Feb 21, 2007, 10:00)
"GNU/Linux is known for its diversity and freedom of choice.
There are multiple window managers and desktop environments, many
competing systems for handling sound, graphics and hardware
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Linux Troubleshooting Tools 101 (Feb 21, 2007, 09:15)
"When something goes wrong with your Linux-based system, you can
try to diagnose it yourself with the many troubleshooting tools
bundled with the operating system..."
Linux.com: Search Your IT Data with Splunk (Feb 21, 2007, 07:45)
"When something goes wrong in an IT server farm, it can take
days for system administrators to find the root cause..."
HowtoForge: Setting Up a Serial Console (Feb 21, 2007, 07:00)
"This tutorial will show you how to set up a serial console on a
Linux system, and connect to it via a null modem cable..."
SearchOpenSource: Using YUM in RHEL5 for RPM Systems (Feb 21, 2007, 06:15)
"There is more to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5) than Xen.
I, for one, think people will develop a real taste for YUM (Yellow
dog Updater Modified), an automatic update and package
installer/remover for RPM systems..."
HowtoForge: Run Your Own Webradio Station With Icecast2 And Ices2 (Feb 21, 2007, 05:30)
"This tutorial describes how to set up an audio streaming server
with Icecast2. In order that Icecast2 can stream audio to listeners
we install Ices2..."
Blog of Helios: Linux Users... Do You Know Where You Are? (Feb 21, 2007, 03:00)
"It is a rhetorical question of course. I tend to screw things
up when I try to mix metaphors and analogies..."
The Inquirer: Ubuntu Spurns Microsoft's Advances (Feb 21, 2007, 02:30)
"Free advice is worth every penny as someone once famously said.
For years, I have been guilty of replacing the word 'advice' with
the word 'software...'"
LXer: Microsoft Hicks Take Backward Stand On Interoperability (Feb 21, 2007, 01:30)
"Regardless of how backwards I may seem or even be, the recent
'love letter' from Microsoft to IBM makes me feel like a
modern-day, global jet-setter..."
CRN Australia: Cunning Penguin Plot (Feb 21, 2007, 01:00)
"The bleeding heart brigade has been at it again, this time
imploring everyone to pony up for a laptop computer for the forlorn
children of the third world..."