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  • Mandrake 8.0: Running Apache/SSL/PHP/PostgreSQL (Apr 28, 2001, 23:59)
    "I hope this article saves you a few minutes in getting your configuration running! Experienced Linux users would not have trouble getting around any of the annoyances above, but a new user fresh from the Windows world (welcome!) would probably have indulged in some serious head scratching."

  • O'ReillyNet: The ROCK Linux Philosophy (Apr 28, 2001, 23:18)
    "ROCK Linux aims to be admin-friendly. There is no YaST, Linuxconf, or Control-Panel. Configuration is done where it has to be done: in the config files. A configuration tool has to help an administrator -- not replace him (I don't think that it's possible to replace an administrator with a config tool.)."

  • Installing Mandrake 8.0 (Apr 28, 2001, 19:22)
    Here's another short article about installing Mandrake's latest reporting a relatively smooth installation (he encountered a single problem with DiskDrak).

  • Linux for Newbies pt. 22: Installing Packages from Source (Apr 28, 2001, 18:00)
    "Rolling your own" software was once the main way to add new programs and packages to a Linux system. Grab a tarball, untar it, configure, compile and install. This is the "classic" way to add new stuff to a system and there are times, as we'll see in this installment, when it's still the best."

  • How to add an extra hard drive in linux (Apr 28, 2001, 15:00)
    "Do the physical install. If you don't know how to do this then I suggest buying a Mac, or perhaps even an etch-e-sketch." If you're looking for a quick guide you can print out to step you through the process of adding a new hard drive and creating partitions for it, this will do.

  • Linux Mandrake 8.0 review and installation guide (Apr 28, 2001, 14:00)
    PCTalk's provided a combination review and install guide of Linux-Mandrake 8.0 that takes users on a walking tour of installing Mandrake's latest release and provides some guidance on install-time configuration options and basic setup.

  • IBM developerWorks: Inside Samba 2.2 - New, improved, and enterprise-ready (Apr 28, 2001, 13:00)
    "In this article, Daniel Robbins explains how Samba 2.2 improves on the already-excellent Samba 2.0.8 to create an incredibly powerful enterprise-ready Unix/Windows integration solution. The new Samba 2.2 offers a host of new improvements, including Windows 2000 client and Windows NT domain controller support, to name just a few."