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Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 30, 2005

  • A First Look at Debian's GUI Installer (Nov 30, 2005, 21:15)
    "Debian's standard text-based installer has been vilified in the past, so I was excited to see an announcement about a graphical installer under development for Debian..."

  • ZDNet UK: KDE Browser Pips Firefox in Web Standards Test (Nov 30, 2005, 19:45)
    "Developers of the Linux desktop environment say they don't want to be 'outdone by the fox on any front...'"

  • NewsForge: Libranet's Long Goodbye (Nov 30, 2005, 18:15)
    "With these words, Tal Danzig, the owner and technical lead for the Libranet distribution, quietly announced in his blog on November 25 the news that users had been dreading..."

  • NewsForge: Review: Firefox 1.5 and Thunderbird 1.5 (Nov 30, 2005, 16:00)
    "If you're used to Firefox and Thunderbird already, the switch to 1.5 won't be much of a problem. The interfaces have not been radically redesigned, but there are quite a few changes that make it worth upgrading..."

  • KDE: KDE 3.5: A Visual Guide to New Features (Nov 30, 2005, 13:45)
    "A full list can be found in the developer changelog, but for humans here is a visual guide to some of the best improvements..."

  • DesktopLinux: KDE 3.5 Goes Gold (Nov 30, 2005, 13:00)
    "The KDE Project Tuesday released the long-awaited KDE version 3.5, which will serve as the final iteration of the KDE 3.x line..."

  • Firefox 1.5 Is Officially Out (Nov 30, 2005, 13:00)
    It's been showing up on the mirrors all afternoon, but now it's official: Firefox 1.5 is in the house. Links within.

  • Linux Magazine: DVD Playback in SUSE Linux 10 (Nov 30, 2005, 11:30)
    "Imagine my surprise, however, when I discovered that DVD playback capability was intentionally crippled in the open source version of SuSE Linux 10. Whoa...!"

  • Performance Tuning and Desktop Linux (Nov 30, 2005, 10:00)
    Want to fine-tune Linux performance or are you just starting out? Two book reviews detail works that may be what you need.

  • Qmail Toaster Makes Mail Server Setup Easy (Nov 30, 2005, 08:30)
    "A mail server is an essential part of any organization's IT infrastructure, but installing and maintaining a mail server is not always easy..."

  • SearchOpenSource: Tips and Tricks for Working in OpenOffice (Nov 30, 2005, 07:00)
    "Taking advantage of OpenOffice doesn't require a big stretch, and Solveig Haugland's mini how-tos, offered here, can show you how easy it is to get started..."

  • XYZ Computing: Moving a Beginner to Linux (Nov 30, 2005, 05:30)
    "The computer, which soon became my arch-nemisis, was a two year old Dell Pentium 4. This was by any means a solid system which should have been working fine but definitely was not..."

  • Tectonic: Say It With Me: Linux is Not Windows! (Nov 30, 2005, 04:00)
    "His situation is not unique. I often hear complaints that Linux runs slower than Windows on the same system..."

  • eWeek: Will Sleepycat Save MySQL? (Nov 30, 2005, 02:30)
    "From the well-duh department last week came the startling news--brace yourself, this is a real shocker--that MySQL actually plans to do something about Oracle purchasing its essential storage engine, InnoDB..."