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Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 07, 2001

  • Community Announcements: Linux Bangalore/2001 (2001-12-07 23:22:35)
    "Linux Bangalore/2001 is India's first national Linux conference, and strives to show the difference between a "technology" and a "technology-business" event."

  • InternetNews.com: States Want More From Microsoft (2001-12-07 22:49:01)
    "Additionally, the states want to require Microsoft to include Sun Microsystems' Java in Windows and make its Office suite of applications available for licensing to third parties, like Apple Computer -- which already licenses the software -- or vendors which could port the applications suite to Linux."

  • LinuxPlanet: Distribution Watch: Out of the Box: Mandrake 8.1 Gaming Edition (2001-12-07 20:23:40)
    With a special edition of the popular game "The Sims" to bulk it up, this special edition of Mandrake 8.1 seems like a sure bet for the gamer on your Christmas list. In this "Out of the Box" Distribution Watch review, Brian Proffitt comments on how well Mandrake has managed the introduction of TransGaming's WineX to a retail product, and whether it passes the "Reader Rabbit" test. Stay tuned, too... our coverage of Linux distributions is deepening with timely "First Look" reviews like this one, followed up by in-depth reports after we've had time to put products through their paces.

  • MLUG: The Power Of The chroot Command (2001-12-07 19:32:40)
    "In this article I will be discussing some of the features of the chroot command. As some of you might already know, chroot creates a type of jail if you like to call it that. It locks a part of a filesystem away from the rest."

  • BBC News: Microsoft makes a Healthy Deal (2001-12-07 14:53:50)
    "There is likely to be some disquiet among enthusiasts for electronic health records - who would prefer that a commercial company did not "own" the source code for whichever system is adopted."

  • Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #21 (2001-12-07 10:40:51)
    This week: Mandrake Linux 8.1 for Itanium; Mandrake Linux Users Club Update; Introducing the MandrakeSecure website; Mandrake in the News; What's Cooking at MandrakeSoft; Business Case of the Week; Software Updates; This Week's Online Poll; Top Stories from MandrakeForum