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Infrastructure Linux News for May 18, 2001

  • nVidia 1.0 Linux Drivers Are Out (May 18, 2001, 21:30)
    nVidia has released version 1.0 of its drivers for XFree86 4.0.

  • AllLinuxDevices: TUXIA Integrates Nanozilla in Embedded Linux Software for Net Appliances (May 18, 2001, 16:55)
    "TUXIA, a manufacturer of embedded Linux software for Internet appliances and thin clients, today announced the release of Nanozilla, the first commercial release of a Mozilla-based browser specifically optimized for Internet appliances."

  • Linux Magazine: Hey! Leggo My SQL -- Installing, Configuring, and Using MySQL (May 18, 2001, 16:38)
    "... We've decided that it's time to feature some of the attributes that won MySQL that award. With easy installation and features such as database replication and integration with Perl, MySQL provides a scalable database solution for everyone from small developers to large database dependent applications."

  • The Alexandria Effect (May 18, 2001, 16:06)
    Speculative Fiction fans with an interest in the trend toward copy-protected file reading technologies may want to give this piece a read. You won't turn up the word "Linux," but it uses a bit of speculation to make the case for open standards as it takes a brief jaunt to a future where Microsoft has gone out of business.

  • Ganesh Prasad: The Capitalist View of Open Source (Revised) (May 18, 2001, 14:21)
    We originally ran this article two days ago. Since then, thanks to feedback from readers and some reconsideration of his own, Mr. Prasad has submitted a second version: "Open Source software, especially software under the GNU General Public License, has come under increased scrutiny for its alleged threat to intellectual property and Capitalism itself. This article examines the functioning of the GPL from the viewpoint of Capitalism, drawing on the writings of one of the most hardline capitalists of all -- Ayn Rand."

  • Gracenote: Open Letter to the CDDB Community (May 18, 2001, 04:00)
    Gracenote has written an open letter defending the suit it has launched against Roxio as well as its actions in charging licensing fees for the CDDB database in general. The company says "It's not about data, it's about intellectual property."

  • The Domain Microsoft Wishes It Had Bought (May 18, 2001, 03:00)
    Michael Tiemann of Red Hat tipped us to a site maintained by his company's own Bero that sports a domain name Microsoft probably should have jumped on. As it is, readers paying a visit to get Microsoft's side of all this "Shared Source" hoopla will get a dose of a contrary viewpoint.