Linux News for Oct 30, 2004
DesktopLinux: The Best Free Desktop Linux... And How to Make It Better (Oct 30, 2004, 23:00)
"Barnes selected SimplyMEPIS for his tutorial, noting that this
Debian-based distribution offers the 'right tools in the right
places and makes no assumptions about the users' knowledge of
Enterprise Linux IT: New Era of the Open-Source Millionaire (Oct 30, 2004, 22:00)
"As a member of the board of directors and a major shareholder,
[Eric] Raymond made $41 million when VA went out on Nasdaq. When
the crash came, he lost it all..."
OSDir: KDE: Breaking the Network Barrier (Oct 30, 2004, 21:00)
"Dazzle your friends and family, but more importantly, make your
applications rock, by using KDE's fully networked desktop protocol
Red Herring: Give Me Firefox, Or Give Me Death (Oct 30, 2004, 20:00)
"Marketing maverick Rob Davis hit pay dirt with his idea of a
consumer-sponsored ad for the open-source browser. Call it
Mozilla's October Revolution..."
NewsForge: What Your Choice of Linux Distribution Says About You (Oct 30, 2004, 19:00)
Humor: "The most important thing for newbies to
consider is this: what does your choice of distributions say about
LinuxWorld Australia: Nutter's Help Desk: Windows vs. Linux (Oct 30, 2004, 17:00)
"'As we look to add additional servers to our network, the
discussion is whether to use Windows or Linux...'"
KernelTrap: Stable 2.6.x.y Kernels (Oct 30, 2004, 13:00)
"At the July 2004 kernel summit, it was decided that the current
2.6 development process with teamwork between Andrew Morton and
Linux creator Linus Torvalds was proving quite effective..."
LinuxHardware.org: Intel's New "Nocona" Xeon: Part 1 (Oct 30, 2004, 09:00)
"It's been a long time in the making and today we have our first
look at Intel's latest 'Nocona' core Xeon processors paired with
the Intel E7525 chipset..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: LOL: Was Linux Forged in Mordor? (Oct 30, 2004, 05:00)
Humor: "The true origins of Linux lie in the
waning years of the Second Age of Computing, the Age of Big Iron.
Forged by coding-elves in the sunless sub-basements of MIT, Linux
was the mightiest of the Utilities of Power..."
Groklaw: The Sustainable GPL (Oct 30, 2004, 03:00)
"I know many of you have read the article by Professor Richard
Epstein, 'Why Open Source is Unsustainable.' I know because so many
of you sent it to me. I was not originally inclined to write a
ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Picking at the Red Hat Lock-In (Oct 30, 2004, 01:00)
"The company is so dominant that it's not uncommon to hear less
savvy executives simply refer to the distro as 'Linux,' which
infuriates Debian, SUSE, and Mandrake devotees..."