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Infrastructure Linux News for May 30, 2001

  • ComputerWorld: Linux Falls Short Of Becoming a Mainstream OS (May 30, 2001, 21:00)
    Here's a former Gartner VP who maintains that Linux has a bright future... as a low end server for web and e-mail hosting, but that isn't ever going anywhere in datacenters or on desktops. "While Linux's acquisition cost may remain low, using it can be penny-wise and pound-foolish."

  • RMS Speech at NYU Available in Ogg Format (May 30, 2001, 18:21)
    Richard Stallman's speech at NYU is now available in Ogg format. A collection of links within.

  • Live and let license (May 30, 2001, 15:00)
    This is a theme that's been gone over many times, but one more time shouldn't hurt: ITWorld's Joe Barr presents a primer on the differences between Open Source and Free Software -- and more importantly, why the differences matter.

  • IPFilter Comes Out of OpenBSD CVS (May 30, 2001, 13:28)
    Theo DeRaadt has pulled ipfilter from OpenBSD's CVS tree citing the recent change in the terms of the software's license. DeRaadt says "software which OpenBSD uses and redistributes must be free to all (be they people or companies), for any purpose they wish to use it, including modification, use, peeing on, or even integration into baby mulching machines or atomic bombs to be dropped on Australia."

  • Linux-based killer robot at Battlebots? Not quite! (May 30, 2001, 13:00)
    There's nothing scarier than an angry Tux -- or at least that's the thinking behind Team TuxBot, which built a Linux-based entrant for the hot and hip BattleBots competition.

  • NVIDIA TV-out Tiny HOW-TO (May 30, 2001, 12:00)
    "With the release of NVIDIA's 1.0 drivers for Linux, TV-out is now a reality and Quake 3, Unreal Tournament, and even coding under Linux on a 50" projection is now possible. But as we were soon to find out, it comes with some modifications to your existing setup that may not be all that obvious. If you have a card that supports TV-out and have been deciding whether or not to give it a try, our crash-course guide to NVIDIA TV-out under Linux is a must read."

  • InterJak Linux-based server appliance upgraded (May 30, 2001, 07:29)
    The Linux-based Internet server device, designed for the SOHO and ISP markets, adds a slew of features, including built-in ADSL connectivity, content filtering, and network monitoring.