Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 26, 2000
NewsForge: Open Source is Not a Business Model (2000-12-26 23:59:55)
"We hear a lot about Linux advocacy. LUGs are big on it, and
there's even a mini-HOWTO about how best to snag new converts. In
the vein of religiosity, many big companies have an on-board,
full-blown Linux evangelist. Just look at Bruce Perens' new gig at
Hewlett-Packard. But what are these evangelists and advocates
telling everyone about Linux and Open Source?"
oLinux.com.br: Netbeans: evolution through colaborative development (2000-12-26 23:00:57)
"Being a fairly new open-source project, we are still defining
the release process for NetBeans. It's important to distinguish
here between NetBeans releases and Sun's Forte for Java
distribution of the IDE. NetBeans 3.1 will be released on
netbeans.org sometime in the next few weeks, and will include
features that will not appear in Forte for Java for another six
Tonight Live: The Day After, Next Year in Linux and YOUR Opinions >> On The Linux Show (2000-12-26 22:08:31)
"Next Year In Linux: The panel will discuss what we think will
be the upcoming trends for 2001."
Security Portal: The End of SSL and SSH? Follow-up (2000-12-26 21:29:56)
"This article will cover the reaction to SSL and SSH being
"dead", as well as numerous implementation issues I did not cover.
The real issue is that technology cannot solve problems
FreeOS.com: Linux and the TV (2000-12-26 20:00:00)
"Third compile of the new kernel not working? Maybe you need to
switch off for a while and tune into some mindless TV viewing.
Contrary to popular belief, Linux does support TV tuner cards and
quite well too. Care to find out?"
Linux.com: Struggles of a website designer.
"Then I discovered Linux. It allowed me to do the things that I
couldn't in Windows. If I found a bug, I could fix it myself. If I
didn't like the way things were, I could change it. In exchange for
this freedom, though, I had to do it all myself. I had to learn
commands to get around the kernel. I had to learn the differences
between the kernel and the window manager. Before, all of this had
been packaged together as a single operating system. Those days
Linux.com: Empeg Car mp3 Player And Software
"The reason I'm mentioning this piece of hardware here on
Linux.com is simply because the player itself runs on Linux. Is
this player for you? Do you have tons of money to waste? Seriously,
I have doubts that I made the right choice."
Canada Computes: Linux on an Ancient Laptop (2000-12-26 15:30:50)
"Installing Linux on an old laptop is far from simple, as the
following attests, but it is possible. It just takes a lot of work.
Available documentation online is less than stellar."
Linux Gazette: Sharing an Encrypted Windows Partition With Linux
(and notes about Sendmail)
"I received questions regarding my encrypted Windows partition.
People asked me questions like. "How did you do that?" So I'd like
to answer, "how did I do that?" I would also like to describe my
successful configuration of sendmail, which remained open in my
Salon: The year the hype died
"Behind the scenes, however, hackers are still busy, of course,
and one could argue that the whole rise of the peer-to-peer
movement is just the latest wave of what free software is all
about. And ultimately, what difference does it make if the
companies attempting to capitalize on open-source rise or fall.
Hacker's will hack, regardless."
Linux.com: LUGs Help Unite Linux Users
"Its diverse and vibrant community distinguishes Linux from
other operating systems. One such manifestation is the Linux User
Group, or LUG. A group of users in the same geographical region get
together in a LUG to discuss everyone's favorite OS, and to educate
others about the virtues and challenges posed by Linux."
TheLinuxGurus.org: Linux for Your Laptop [Book Review]
"This book is packed from cover to cover with valuable Linux
laptop information, and while the author details the ins and outs
of running Linux on a laptop he manages to find time to slip in
details on how to actually use Linux."