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Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 13, 2001

  • Linux Journal: Matrox G450 Dual Head (Oct 13, 2001, 23:46)
    "Though even Matrox's fastest G-series has fallen far behind the competition in terms of raw 3-D performance, thus losing the gaming and consumer markets, they remain popular in the workstation market due to their reputation for stability, high-quality visual output and excellent Linux driver support. I will examine the Matrox G450 dual-head video card, with regard to both the usefulness of dual monitors and how well the G450 handles running two monitors."

  • NewsForge: New Linux certification focuses on systems integration skills (Oct 13, 2001, 19:51)
    "...after exploring the efficiency of other Linux business models, Tin decided the free operating system's strength lay in custom configurations. "The beauty of Linux is the possibility of developing our own custom version for specific functions without the need to start developing a system from scratch. And to be able to do this, general Linux admin skills won't do the trick."

  • Advogato: Free Software Representatives Join W3C Patent Policy Board (Oct 13, 2001, 18:05)
    Bruce Perens reports on Advogato: "I have accepted a position on the W3C Patent Policy Board. Eben Moglen of FSF was also offered one, and I think he's accepted." [ Updated: A message from the Chair of the W3C Patent Policy Working Group, linked within, also mentions this appointment and outlines how the discussion over patents within the W3C will proceed. -ed.]