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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 27, 2004

  • PCWorld: Via Tunes Open-Source Media Player (Aug 27, 2004, 20:30)
    "Via Technologies has released a version of the open-source Xine media player that is designed to take advantage of hardware digital video acceleration capabilities in two of the company's PC chipsets, the CN400 and CLE266..."

  • MSNBC: H-P's First Linux Laptop a Winner (Aug 27, 2004, 19:00)
    "Hewlett-Packard is now taking orders for their nx5000 business notebook computers with Novell's SuSE Linux 9.1 installed. I've happy to report that the combination is a winner..."

  • LinuxPlanet: 3PAR Snapshots Your Data (Aug 27, 2004, 13:00)
    "Database managers and system administrators in charge of maintaining huge sets of files frequently feel the heat when data gets corrupted or a user decides that he didn't want to delete something..."

  • NewsForge: PHPlist: Not Your Everyday Mailman (Aug 27, 2004, 11:30)
    "Recently, however, I began playing with a different one-way announcement-type newsletter mailer. It's called PHPlist, and as you might guess, in contrast to Mailman, it's not Python powered..."

  • WindowsDevCenter: Technical Writing Using Writer (Aug 27, 2004, 10:00)
    "If you're in the business of writing technical documents and you've been using Word in particular, you could benefit by switching to Writer..."

  • Tectonic: in Three SA Languages for Software Freedom Day (Aug 27, 2004, 04:00)
    "In celebration of this weekend's global Software Freedom Day, is planning the release of the suite in three South African languages..."

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: How to Avoid Common Red Hat Admin Goofs (Aug 27, 2004, 03:30)
    "Being creative isn't always a good thing. Author Mark Sobell has seen Red Hat Linux administrators create some sticky situations for themselves and their companies..."

  • eWeek: XP SP2 Gives Reasons to Switch to Linux (Aug 27, 2004, 03:00)
    "With security holes to the left of us and program incompatibilities to the right, SP2 is giving corporate IT departments more reasons than ever to consider a move to Linux desktops..."

  • LinuxDevices: Sharp Zaurus at Heart of New Cyber-Thriller (Aug 27, 2004, 01:00)
    "It's 2031, and Microsoft advertises Linux on Edinburgh's largest billboards. Duncan Steele roams a brave new world, besting techno-proles and fighting to extricate himself from a bogus murder rap, his trusty Sharp Zaurus by his side..."

  • Ars Technica: Linux.Ars: The Power of X (Aug 27, 2004, 00:15)
    "While we have looked at how both KDE and GNOME interact with X during our last reviews, there has not been a real central point of authority that dictates how the 'Free Desktop' should take shape..."