Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 10, 2001
Linux Journal: Installing Debian GNU/Linux on a Dell laptop (2001-12-10 23:37:52)
"In this article, I will discuss all the steps necessary to
install the current stable release of Debian GNU/Linux (currently
2.2r3, also known as potato) on this laptop; upgrade from the
stable release of Debian to the unstable branch (currently known as
sid); and set up XFree86 4.1.0 to run at a resolution of 1600 x
1200 and at 24bpp color depth."
SEUL.org: Linux in education report #59 for December 10 (2001-12-10 22:06:05)
This week: Red Hat quietly implements some of its Microsoft
settlement proposals, LUG in Manitoba approaches provincial
government, Australia's Northern Territory tries Linux in schools
and saves $1 million.
NewsForge: Wanna buy a Linux desktop PC? Better try an independent OEM (2001-12-10 20:55:17)
"If you've recently tried buying a desktop PC with a non-Windows
operating system, such as Linux, pre-installed as the sole boot OS
or as a boot option (along with Windows XP, Windows 2K, etc.), you
know it's gotten harder -- if you want to buy from one of the
larger vendors or retailers."
MandrakeSoft.com: Mandrake Linux Club explained (2001-12-10 20:05:35)
From Mandrake's GaÃ«l Duval: "Following our recent
announce about the launch of a Mandrake Linux Users' Club and as
requested by our users, we've just released the following datasheet
to explain where we go with Mandrake Linux and why we have launched
a Users Club." Ever-interesting distro popularity poll results from
multiple sources included, too.
ServerWatch: qmail Mail Server Review (2001-12-10 18:20:50)
"qmail is in fact much more secure than Sendmail. Qmail is made
up of separate modules that each perform a specific task. Each of
the separate modules are paranoid of each other; they each run at
different security levels and do not trust one another to ensure
that they perform correctly."
PalmStation.com: Off to See the Wizard...err Zaurus (2001-12-10 14:09:37)
"I don't want to turn this into a device review - that will come
later - so I'm going to stop now. Suffice it say that the Zaurus
has a lot of potential but it remains to be seen how far it will
actually come and whether it will be a viable alternative to Palm
and Pocket PC devices."
GPL'd Quanta Plus Version 2.0 Released (2001-12-10 13:32:16)
"Eric Laffoon reports that the stories of the demise of GPL'd
Quanta have been greatly exaggerated, and to prove it, the Quanta
Plus developers have released Quanta Plus 2.0."