Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 17, 2003
OSNews: Why Linux is Not for You: The Lengthy Rebuttal of a Linux User (2003-04-17 23:30:31)
"And most importantly, I'm not someone who is going to try and
convince you that you need to switch to Linux if you're currently
using Windows. Let me go one step further... I'm going to tell you
why Linux is NOT for you. Hopefully the people I'm talking to will
be seeing clearly enough to know who they are by the end of this
Wired: Building a Bigger Search Engine (2003-04-17 20:30:16)
"Web-search company LookSmart has ambitious plans to do for Web
searching what SETI@Home did for the hunt for E.T..."
LinuxWorld: Interview: MySQL Rides Open Source Wave into DBs (2003-04-17 19:00:29)
"Marten Mickos, MySQL's chief executive officer, sat down with
IDG News Service for an interview at the company's first user show
last week in San Jose, California. He talked about how businesses
can use MySQL, its competitors, and why the Nordic region might be
a cradle for open-source products..."
NE Asia Online: Microsoft Sets Up Office to Promote Open Source Campaign for Windows OS (2003-04-17 16:00:12)
"Microsoft Co, Ltd said it opened on April 10 an office [in
Tokyo] to promote Shared Source Initiative..."
TransGaming: WineX 3.0 is Here (2003-04-17 14:30:14)
"We are pleased to announce that our users will be able to enjoy
playing BF1942, SimCity 4, EverQuest and Medal of Honor: Allied
Assault among the new titles WineX 3.0 supports..."
Linux Journal: Necessary Censorship: Web Filtering with Open Source (2003-04-17 13:00:17)
"In some cases and for some audiences, relying on the human
safeguard isn't facing reality. Here are some tools you can use in
802.11 Planet: Wireless VPN Supports Linux (2003-04-17 11:30:33)
"Secure wireless software developer Columbitech of Stockholm and
New York, whose wireless VPN technology powers Symbol's AirBEAM
brand of products, is supporting Linux servers in its latest
CNET News: MontaVista Wins Panasonic Linux Deal (2003-04-17 10:00:29)
"Panasonic has selected MontaVista Software to provide the
operating system for its new Broadnow Internet-enabled television
OSNews: Total Computer Newbies Meet Debian: Part 2 - First Steps (2003-04-17 08:30:11)
"In the previous article, our computer newbie family, Mike,
Diane, Mary and Carla, had decided they wanted GNU/Linux installed
on the new family/business computer. Debian, via Libranet 2.0, was
installed on the system, with appropriate business/office software,
as well as the Gnome desktop environment. The next steps involved
getting the system configured for easy use and adding various minor
CrossNodes: Tame Your Wild Config Herds With CVS (2003-04-17 07:00:37)
"The wise sysadmin keeps backup copies of everything--you never
know when you're going to want to roll back to that script you
wrote a year ago. One way is to simply keep copies of everything.
CVS (concurrent version system) saves considerable storage space by
recording and tracking only changes, and it never forgets
Phatvibez.net: Why Mandrake 9.1 Makes Me Laugh (2003-04-17 04:00:14)
"Somewhere along the way Mandrake faltered. Be it the fault of a
management team that tried to spread it's roots into eLearning, not
adapting to the market fast enough, or lacking a clear focus
Mandrake has fallen into disarray..." [Link is back up.
CNET News: Upstarts: Evolution Creates Second Wave (2003-04-17 02:30:31)
CNET News' series on the tenth anniversary of Mosaic continues
with a look at the new wave of browsers, many of them open source,
that have cropped up recently.