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Infrastructure Linux News for May 26, 2001

  • LinuxPR: Wizards Of OS II Addresses Audience Interested in Media Culture and the Knowledge Society (May 26, 2001, 23:00)
    "The three day conference "Wizards of Operating Systems 2" addresses a broad audience interested in digital media culture and the knowledge society. "

  • Infoworld: Red Hat covers all bases (May 26, 2001, 21:30)
    As the contributing reader points out, this is a very positive article, looking briefly at Red Hat used in several contexts: end user desktop, back-end database serving, and DNS/Web tasks. It's not so much a review as it is a series of positive assertions about Red Hat's usability across several levels of business use.

  • Aeon/Xe: Open Source and IT Security (May 26, 2001, 18:45)
    We'll warn you up front that this isn't an article: it's a presentation converted to HTML over 35 pages. That said, if you're curious about security issues businesses face, this is an interesting overview that covers network sniffing (with screenshots of ethereal in action against a hypothetical CEO's POP client) and other internal threats and offers some resources for where to start looking for open source security tools.

  • Jamie Zawinski/DNA Lounge: Diskless Linux Kiosks (May 26, 2001, 18:00)
    Jamie Zawinski wanted to set up public Internet kiosks for his club that went beyond the usual "web browser only" routine, providing full access to telnet, ssh, IRC, and instant messaging. He solved his problem using the ThinkNIC 'net appliance, GNOME, and NFS. This is more than a simple feature: he provides a fairly complete recipe.

  • Guide to installing NVidia drivers in Mandrake 8.0 (May 26, 2001, 16:30)
    Like the headline says: the article's out to help you install NVidia drivers under Mandrake.

  • Signal Ground: Athlon Buyers' Guide (May 26, 2001, 15:00)
    This article provides more than enough information to figure out which way to go on building an AMD-based system. Information on the Athlon, Duron, and the assorted branches of the family tree is provided. Hardware geeks may already know all this, but it's a handy overview for people who are venturing into putting together their own system and want to know the lay of the land. Kernel compile benchmarks are included.

  • Puget Sound Computer User: Play it again, Linux (May 26, 2001, 13:30)
    If you're curious about the best way to preserve your vinyl LP's digitally, this article ought to help. It offers a decent guide to recording and cleaning up the audio quality of your records. If it's a bit vague at points, it at least references the appropriate command to look into with man.