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Developer Linux News for Nov 29, 2001

  • Finishing an installation of Debian over a network (Nov 29, 2001, 23:56)
    "Details on configuring XFree86 with xf86config. Also, how to create a Web server that handles text communications from desktop machines to digital cell phones, PCS phones, and alpha pagers."

  • IBM developerWorks: Programming sockets (Nov 29, 2001, 19:33)
    "This month my focus is on data communication through sockets. Sockets are a programming interface developed by contributors at the University of California at Berkeley in the 1980s. Sockets represent a complete mechanism for establishing network connections between two end points potentially on different computers. The end points are created and bound to each other using the sockets APIs." And some more interesting performance testing, as well.

  • IBM developerWorks: RunTime: Pipes in Linux, Windows 2000, and Windows XP (Nov 29, 2001, 18:13)
    Interesting comparison of pipes between Linux, Win2k, and Windows XP providing optimization tips and some speed charts.

  • Linux Journal: FTC to Probe IT Patents' Antitrust Effect (Nov 29, 2001, 11:19)
    "Representatives of large corporations walk into a room and come out with an agreement that excludes small companies from competing with their technology. It is an illegal conspiracy in restraint of trade, an information technology standards organization...or both?"

  • launches Windows-to-Linux FAQ Project (Nov 29, 2001, 10:45)
    "The "Win2LinFAQ" will cover commonly asked questions about Linux and related applications installation and configuration, application selection, data migration issues, etc. Members of the Linux community are being asked to contribute appropriate questions -- and answers -- to the project."

  • Linux 2.5.1-pre3 Released (Nov 29, 2001, 07:39)
    Changelog, link within.