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Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 21, 2002

  • DebianPlanet: An Unbiased Review of Debian 3.0 (Oct 21, 2002, 22:00)
    "I really want Debian to succeed. I want to use it daily, and recommend it to my friends. But I can't do that right now and I think it's important people understand why..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Controlling Access to Your Services with xinetd (Oct 21, 2002, 17:30)
    "One of the most powerful aspects of Linux is its ability to launch services, or daemons, and run them in the background as needed. But running all of these background services can be an administrative headache when you take into account user access and permissions, too. Dee-Ann LeBlanc walks readers through the basics of xinetd, a tool that lets you securely and effectively lock down services on your Linux machine..."

  • Danish Board of Technology: Public Administration Can Save Billions using Open Source (Oct 21, 2002, 11:30)
    A reader has contributed this story on a recent paper released by the Danish Board of Technology which strongly lauds the cost savings of using Open Source software and discounts the perceived problems in workers making the transition from MS Office.

  • Community: Linux Installation at 11,784 Feet (Any Higher?) (Oct 21, 2002, 05:30)
    "Last weekend a historical event for the Linux community took place: The worlds highest 'Linux install event' in La Paz, Bolivia--11,000 feet above the sea..."