Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 01, 2000
LA Weekly: Enhancing the Scanner - Can Digital Convergence stop hackers from making the CueCat useful? (2000-10-01 20:33:44)
"Rothwell's offense, it would seem, was to have
reverse-engineered Digital Convergence's software to make the
CueCat perform functions more specific to his needs, and eliminate
the possibility of its violating anyone's privacy."
LA Times: Whose Art Is It, Anyway? (2000-10-01 20:00:58)
"There have been constant cries over the last 50 years that
copyright will end, but it hasn't happened. Copyright always finds
a way to accommodate itself to new technology."
InfoWorld: Transmeta deals point to wireless notebooks (2000-10-01 19:36:37)
"Although Crusoe has only recently begun to appear in ultrathin
portable computers from manufacturers such as Sony, Hitachi, and
Fujitsu, Asia-Pacific customers are responding enthusiastically to
the Crusoe chip."
Freshmeat: Linux -- A Viable Alternative For The Blind? (2000-10-01 19:19:38)
"Blind computers users had more difficulty than most people when
they made the transition from DOS to Windows. Would a switch to
Linux be as great a problem?"
Linux.com: Unix Web Application Architectures - Part 4: Other Issues (2000-10-01 18:54:54)
"I think of Web apps as a group of functions, each of which
receives zero or more parameters. Each function implements a
different page or operation in the application."
Linux.com: Shell Scripting (2000-10-01 18:31:38)
"There are two primary dialects of shell languages: the Bourne
shell (sh) and the C shell (csh). The Bourne shell was the original
Unix shell, and as such is the simplest one the of general purpose
ApacheWeek: Issue 217 29th September 2000 (2000-10-01 18:12:16)
In this issue: Apache status, In the news and Featured
LinuxLookup.com: Crontab Scheduling Service Guide (2000-10-01 17:52:08)
"It allows you to schedule a specific task to be ran when ever
you please, on the minute, hourly, daily, monthly and thus giving
you a sense of relief knowing tasks are being executed without you
having to baby-sit your system."
LinuxMonth: Netstat - What is it good for? (2000-10-01 16:16:42)
"Ever wonder what ports are open on your Linux machine? Did you
ever want to know who was connecting to your machine and what
services were they connecting to? Netstat does just that."
Linux Magazine: IBM's Linux Point Man [Q&A with Irving Wladawksy-Berger] (2000-10-01 15:19:00)
"It became clear to me and a number of others that Linux and
Open Source in general was the evolution of where we saw the
Internet going. It wasn't a separate movement."
FreeOS.com: Quick and dirty guide to diskless workstations (2000-10-01 15:00:28)
"A computer which has only a network card, 8MB RAM, low-end cpu
and a very simple mother-board with no modem/cdrom/floppy is an
ideal candidate for the diskless transition!"
NewsForge: I think, therefore I am James (2000-10-01 13:55:04)
"He has more swag from Boy Scouts though than from free software
and considering that he has and continues to program part time for
Copyleft, that means he has a lot of Scout stuff. Despite its
majority status though, the Scout shirts stay in the closet while
the cap with the big red C gets the most wear. That hat is old
school Copyleft. He alternates it with the second version of the
geek hat and the first sample of the PHP one."
Raph Levien: An open letter to the Ghostscript development community (2000-10-01 11:46:18)
"Ghostscript is a very mature piece of software. At the same
time, I believe it has the potential to be one of the most exciting
and dynamic projects out there. There is a lot of work to be done,
especially closer integration with other projects. Ghostscript is
currently an essential component of printing and imaging on Unix,
and I think it can grow even more into that role as both documents
and user interfaces become more graphically intense."
Apache Today: The September Netcraft Web Survey is Out (2000-10-01 07:06:35)
"For the third month in a row there was strong growth in sites
run using web servers outside of the traditional big three of
Apache, Microsoft, and Netscape."
QubeCorner: On the Sale of Cobalt to Sun (2000-10-01 06:48:39)
"Will they kill Cobalt? Who knows. I remember them buying
Lighthouse Design years ago. I think the idea was that they would
produce spiffy Java apps or OpenStep apps. But no one ever heard
from them again as far as I know. There is still a site run by
someone who appears to have connections with the original
Lighthouse Design crew, but who now apparently works for Netscape.
Lighthouse used to have the funniest ads in NeXTWorld magazine. The
fine print could have come from Radiohead."