Linux News for Jun 30, 2001
LinuxDevices.com: Honey, I shrunk the Linux system! (in-depth with the
CerfCube) (Jun 30, 2001, 23:00)
The CerfCube is a small (3 inches on each side) cube that holds
a StrongARM-based single-board computer running Linux. It's built
as a blank slate for OEM's. This article offers some in-depth info
on the device.
Linux Gazette: Making an X Terminal from a PC
(Jun 30, 2001, 22:00)
Here's a guide to creating an inexpensive X terminal from old PC
DukeOfURL: Pogo's Sub-$1000 Pentium 4 Linux Box (Jun 30, 2001, 20:00)
DukeOfURL looks at the Pogo Verona: a Pentium 4-based sub-$1000
machine that couldn't help but stir skepticism thanks to its low
LinuxPR: Unified Consulting extends Phorum with SOAP capabilities (Jun 30, 2001, 19:30)
"Unified Consulting, Inc., a leader in web technology
consulting, has released the first drop-in web messageboard based
on the Simple Object Access Protocol for business use. The message
board system, called SolidForum, was developed as part of Unified's
SolidArity suite of drop-in web components, which will allow users
to easily integrate features such as message boards, surveys, and
news articles into new or existing web sites."
FreeOS: Freedom vs. Freedom (Jun 30, 2001, 19:00)
It's all good when it comes to licenses, says Mayank Sarup, as
he reviews some of the issues surrounding various Open Source/Free
Software licenses as of late.
AbiWord Weekly News #50 by Jesper Skov (Jun 30, 2001, 18:26)
"Printing on UNIX has been improved this week and there's been
fixed quite a few crashers and other (less critical) bugs. Still on
the road to 0.9.0 -- no deadline given, no deadline missed :)"
Community: It's Debian Expo and Conference Week! (Jun 30, 2001, 17:30)
Want to meet with members of the Debian Project? Here's your
chance as the Debian Project exhibits at trade shows and
conferences in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Mexico.
Linux Gazette: Compiling and installing a Linux kernel (Jun 30, 2001, 17:00)
Back to the basics: Subhasish Ghosh describes how to install and
compile a kernel for Red Hat Linux.
Akamba releases Web server on a card (Jun 30, 2001, 16:00)
Akamba Corporation today announced shipments of its Velobahn
card appliance. Velobahn expands Web server capacity by taking over
the HTTP transaction processing function -- and is the only
solution available to do so within the server. The Akamba solution
supports popular OS platforms including Linux.
AP: Microsoft Rules Out Settlement (Jun 30, 2001, 15:35)
Contrary to what was reported yesterday, it doesn't appear that
Microsoft is terribly interested in a settlement -- leading at
least one state attorney general to call for a breakup of the
NYTimes: Microsoft Case Back in Play, and the Lobbying
Heats Up (Jun 30, 2001, 15:20)
Lest we forget that the case against Microsoft was made by other
large corporations and various government entities, here's a look
at how corporations like AOL Time Warner are continuing their
lobbying efforts against Microsoft.
Globe and Mail: Look beyond your own battlefield (Jun 30, 2001, 15:00)
Business consultant Bolko von Oetinger, a student of military
and business strategy, says that business can learn a few lessons
from the principles of warfare -- most notably in the idea that
managers must be able to improvise in the face of changing
circumstances. He suggests that Linux is a prime model for how
business must reevaluate old practices.
LinuxProgramming: Zope 2.4.0 beta 2 released (Jun 30, 2001, 14:52)
The second beta release addresses some WebDAV issues, as well as
some general bug fixes.
DebianPlanet: HOWTO get your G400/450 singing and dancing (Jun 30, 2001, 14:00)
As the title promises, the article covers configuration of
Matrox G400/450 video cards, including X configuration, DRI
acceleration, dual-head support, anti-aliasing, and DVD playback.
There are some gory details to be found in this piece including a
visit to the kernel .config file to set an option you won't find in
the normal configuration tools.
FreeOS.com: Abracadabra! The magic of Mandrake 8.0 (Jun 30, 2001, 12:00)
Kudos for Mandrake 8.0 in this brief piece from FreeOS.com,
which says the worst problems of the 7.2 release, a buggy and
inconsistent installation, have been largely overcome.
Linux 2.4.6-pre7 and pre8 Are Out (Jun 30, 2001, 11:57)
Linux 2.4.6-pre7 and pre8 were released, the latest update early