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Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 27, 2001

  • Sydney Linux reseller throws lifeline to charities (Jul 27, 2001, 23:42)
    In the wake of some nastiness involving Microsoft, overzealous license enforcement, and a 'PC's for kids' charity in Australia, a Linux company in Sydney is stepping up to the plate and offering help with loading Linux instead.

  • Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day (Jul 27, 2001, 21:37)
    Since the greeting card companies don't seem to be behind this one, and since the criteria seem to be open enough to include everyone from people "admining" big sis's computer over a four port hub to your garden variety Fortune 500 BOfH... Happy Sysadmin Day.

  • Sklyarov Case: EFF Rejoins Protests After Meeting with US Attorney's Office (Jul 27, 2001, 19:25)
    "There was a productive dialog," says this message, "however the U.S. Attorney's gave no indication of dropping the prosecution against Dmitry Sklyarov." The EFF is calling for nonviolent protest.

  • Configuring your ISA / External or PCI modem NHF (Jul 27, 2001, 18:53)
    LinuxNewbie's latest Newbieized Help File covers some of the broad strokes of making a modem (a non-winmodem specifically) work with Linux. Decent general configuration tips covering more than a single distribution.

  • Yahoo!/Anchordesk: The truth behind the MS-open source fight (Jul 27, 2001, 16:24)
    This column is nuanced enough that we'll warn you there isn't an appropriate three 'graph excerpt. Mr. Coursey argues that the reaction of open source backers to Microsoft is understandable, even if it's intemperate and sometimes laden with unreasonable demands.

  • Dr. Dobb's: Webcast of Shared Source vs. Open Source Debate (Jul 27, 2001, 08:34)
    Some readers expressed unhappiness with the coverage the Craig Mundie/ Michael Tiemann debate and panel received. Here are RealPlayer streams of the event.

  • LinuxPlanet: Editor's Note: Sun's Practical Present, Tech Support Revisited (Jul 27, 2001, 07:55)
    Last week, Sun released the results of its GNOME usability study. Michael Hall says the Linux community couldn't have asked for a nicer present than one that helps talented hackers understand an area where their coding skill does them little good: the over-cited, seldom-understood world of usability. Plus: a second look at tech support, with the one document every Linux advocate should keep taped to the wall when it comes time to help those hopeless newbies.

  • Mandrakesoft IPO - How to buy shares ? (Jul 27, 2001, 00:41)
    MandrakeSoft has sent out a message explaining some of the issues around its IPO and requesting that Mandrake users who have information on how to best participate in their own countries contribute to a special forum the company is opening to build a HOWTO.