Dallas Morning News: Put your dinosaur machine to work in practical and whimsical ways
Oct 19, 2000, 00:45 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doug Bedell)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"...The North Texas Linux Users Group (www.ntlug.org) conducts
free clinics for beginners, and help is always available in the
open-source world online."
"Many commercial Linux packages, such as the new Linux 7.0
($29.95), require CD-ROM drives for installation. Most come with a
version of the popular Apache Web Server, which is automatically
set up during installation."
"With several months of self-education, a novice can
gradually transform that old beige box into a valuable home network
Web or intranet server. Many members of the North Texas Linux group
are also using older machines as routers to extend high-speed
connections throughout their homes."
"I don't find a lot of people trying out Linux yet, but I think
they may in time," says Mr. Staples of Computer Junction. "The OS
has an Internet neighborhood all its own."