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Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 22, 2002

  • Building a Rackmounted Fileserver With Capacity of 1 Terabyte (Jan 22, 2002, 23:58)
    Mark Kilmartin has written an article for the Irish Linux Users' Group on how he built a relatively cheap rackmounted fileserver with a capacity of 1024 Gigs for much cheaper than the commercial alternatives.

  • IBM developerWorks: LPI certification 101 exam prep, Part 1: Linux fundamentals (Jan 22, 2002, 22:32)
    "Here's the first of eight free tutorials designed to prepare you for the Linux Professional Institute's 101 exam. In this tutorial, developerWorks introduces you to bash (the standard Linux shell), show you how to take full advantage of standard Linux commands like ls, cp, and mv, explain Linux's permission and ownership model, and much more."

  • Associated Press/USA Today: AOL sues Microsoft over Netscape browser (Jan 22, 2002, 22:27)
    "Many of Microsoft's business practices, including ones in which the company encouraged computer manufacturers and Internet providers to distribute its Web browser instead of Netscape, were found to be anticompetitive by a federal appeals court last year. AOL, which now owns Netscape, wants Microsoft to cease its contested business practices and pay damages."

  • Tonight Live: the AOL Buzz, truth or not its a tasty issue >> on The Linux Show (Jan 22, 2002, 21:47)
    This week: Redmond Linux, and the AOL Buzz: "Regardless of the facts, the controversy has made us face a fact. Red Hat has reached basic profitability and is now a viable take over target. Not only possible, but probable. Is the Linux community prepared for the take over of our leading Commercial Distro?"

  • Building a SuSE Linux 7.3 PC from Scratch. (Jan 22, 2002, 21:16)
    "I will guide you through getting the Linux PC up and running with X Windowing system, getting online via a LAN connection, upgrading your browser and email applications, getting 3D video working for gaming, printer setup, and using a USB digital camera to copy images to your PC."

  • Reuters/Yahoo!: AOL Time Warner says not in talks with Red Hat (Jan 22, 2002, 17:33)
    "AOL Time Warner Inc. is not in talks with Linux distributor Red Hat Inc., a spokesman said Tuesday, quashing a published report."

  • The Register: The 2.2GHz P4 on Linux and Win-XP (Jan 22, 2002, 12:01)
    "The Linux kernel does by nature make better use of the CPU than Windows; the question for me was whether the 'system' -- that is, the CPU, chipset and system memory -- might work together better on Windows as a result of Intel's extra software engineering on its behalf."

  • Tyan Thunder K7 Motherboard Review (Jan 22, 2002, 04:15)
    "I have only two complaints. First is the forced use of registered DDR RAM. Secondly is the use of a rather pricey power supply. Other than those two issues it is a great board for servers or workstations. The average home user should wait for other manufactures to release their SMP Athlon boards. These should have regular DDR memory support and the use of standard ATX power supplies."

  • CNET: Sources: AOL not bidding for Red Hat (Jan 22, 2002, 00:21)
    "AOL Time Warner apparently is not making a bid to buy Linux manufacturer Red Hat, said sources familiar with the matter."