Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 25, 2001
CNET News.com: Antipiracy efforts spark battle over computer hardware
"Microsoft and others are pursuing the same idea with software,
but critics say even the best of these models is likely to be
broken or stripped out by dedicated hackers. Hardware-based
protections could prove a much stronger layer of protection."
BBC News Online: Life gets serious fror Linux (2001-03-25 19:12:00)
"Microsoft is unhappy enough about Linux's newly acquired
respectability to have produced a poster attacking it."
LinuxPR: Linux Users Group awards the best of Linux contributions
"Linux Users Group (Singapore) once again recognizes the efforts
of various organisations by awarding the LUGS Awards."
IBM developerWorks: Linux hardware stability guide, Part 1 (2001-03-25 18:15:04)
"One of Linux's claims to fame is its legendary stability.
However, the most stable operating system in the world won't do you
any good if your hardware is defective or misconfigured."
ISPworld: The Web Server First Aid Kit - Handy Tools for When All Hell Breaks Loose (2001-03-25 17:47:05)
"It's a sad fact that most system administration learning is
done in the minutes and hours after you say the words, "Wow. I've
never seen something get broken that way before."
ZDNet UK: Wireless Linux Web pad demonstrated at CeBIT (2001-03-25 17:11:42)
"The device was demonstrated running on the latest version of
the Linux kernel, 2.4."
Scientific American: To Protect and Self-Serve (2001-03-25 16:19:00)
"Coming down hard and fast on any organization that threatens
technological liberty is an ancient geek pastime of unusual
BSD Today: LyX - The Document Processor (2001-03-25 15:39:11)
"While word processors have made writing easier, they seem to
have saddled the writer with the added burden of being a
typesetter. Instead of WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get), LyX
is WYSIWYM (What You See Is What You Mean)."
Linux Magazine: Perl of Wisdom: Caching in Your Chips (2001-03-25 15:18:41)
"Dynamic content on a Web site is cool. However...Running a CGI
script on every single Web hit is a great way to get your Quake
Linux Journal: Get Linux Certified & Get Ahead [Book Review] (2001-03-25 14:48:27)
"The tremendous growth of Linux has increased the demand for
Linux professionals in the workplace. One factor a company might
consider when filling such a spot is whether the candidate has a
IBM developerWorks: Learning Linux LVM, Part 1 - Storage management magic with Logical Volume Management (2001-03-25 14:20:43)
"In this series, I'm going to show you how to install and use
the new Logical Volume Management support built-in to the Linux 2.4
kernel. If you've never used a form of LVM before, you're in for a
Advogato: 'Best Practices' for Open Source? (2001-03-25 13:46:59)
"I've been thinking about project management methods &
coding standards for use with Open Source Projects. Most
programmers would agree that some form of management, and some
standards are necessary. Its the which ones part we have problems
IBM developerWorks: A programmer's Linux-oriented setup - Optimizing your machine for your needs (2001-03-25 12:44:36)
"After customizing tcsh, Enlightenment, Eterm, and Emacs for a
Java and Perl-oriented programming environment, Teodor shows us the
configuration of his desktop in Linux. It is optimized for a Java
and Perl programming setup, but doubtless other programmers will
find many useful tips."
O'Reilly Network: Can the Samba Story be Retold?
"Finally, the open source community is taking .NET seriously,
and they're starting to tremble harder than an office building in a
LinuxWorld.com: Linux Loves the Slow Economy (2001-03-25 06:21:04)
"I have a theory that the free software movement will flourish
during the Bush presidency. But before I get to my theory, let me
come clean on my politics so you'll get an idea about the lens
through which I see our political and financial future."
ZDNet UK: Wireless Linux Web pad demonstrated at CeBIT (2001-03-24 17:30:52)
"The iPad comes with an Integrated Web browser and Linux-based
MP3 and MPEG4 players and can connect to the Internet over a
wireless 802.11lb LAN that reaches up to 100 metres, according to
the company. A spokesman for LG at CeBIT said that the product may
come with other connectivity solutions, however, including possibly
a "PDA style slot" for mobile phones."