Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 31, 2006
WebProNews: Gates' MIT Alternative A Diversion? (2006-01-31 22:45:28)
"Critics say the suggestion is convenient in light of the fact
that the Windows CE operating system was rejected by project
founder Nicholas Negroponte in favor of open source Linux..."
LinuxPR: New Open-Xchange "Oxtender" Enables Replacement of Windows Server (2006-01-31 21:15:58)
A new extension to Open-Xchange Server 5, called 'Samba
OXtender,' enables end users to access all the information they
need for their daily work..."
Update: Google at Work on Desktop Linux? Not So Fast... (2006-01-31 20:14:17)
"Google is preparing its own distribution of Linux for the
desktop, in a possible bid to take on Microsoft in its core
business--desktop software..." [Apparently, maybe not.
Linux-Watch debunking story within. -ed]
DesktopLinux: WordPerfect for Linux Lives On (2006-01-31 20:00:55)
"Corel Corp. may have given up on bringing WordPerfect to Linux,
but that doesn't mean Linux users have to give up on running
WordPerfect on Linux..."
SunMink: DRM and the Death of a Culture (2006-01-31 17:30:16)
"The problem with technology-enforced restrictions isn't that
they allow legitimate enforcement of rights; it's the collateral
damage they cause in the process..."
ZDNet UK: $100 PC Project Will 'Invigorate Linux Desktop Push' (2006-01-31 14:30:02)
"Putting an open source-based laptop in the hands of millions of
users around the world will help drive home the importance of
non-proprietary development and applications, says Red Hat..."
LinuxPlanet: Using VNC Tunneling over SSH (2006-01-31 11:30:50)
"There are times when you need to see what's running on another
user's desktop. When you're both behind the same firewall, VNC is a
good solution. But what happens when each user is behind different
firewalls and you need a secure connection...?"
Blogcritics: Open Source: Configuring Apache--Don't Succumb To The "Slashdot Effect" (2006-01-31 10:00:18)
"Like many techno-geeks I host my LAMP website on a cheap ($150)
computer and my broadband connection..."
Random Thoughts: Installing Ubuntu to an External USB Drive--A HOWTO (2006-01-31 08:30:22)
"Thru painful experience and sleepless nights, I finally figure
out how to install Ubuntu or any kind of Lux distro to an external
All About Linux: Effective Partitioning--The How and Why of It (2006-01-31 07:45:34)
"A few days back, when my non-techie friend came to visit me at
home, he was amazed to see me booting into multiple OSes (4 to be
exact) on my machine..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Use top to Monitor PCs Across a Network (2006-01-31 07:30:14)
"Most Linux users are familiar with the top command, typically
used to examine the system load on a local PC and others on the
Free-Bees.co.uk: FoX Desktop Lite 1.0 (2006-01-31 04:00:45)
"So, what is FoX Desktop Lite? It is based upon Fedora Core 4,
with KDE 3.5..."
ZDNet: That Boot Time Controversy (2006-01-31 02:30:34)
"I did wonder at the time what he'd make of picoBSD, but
generally thought the whole idea of considering boot times pretty
Lobby4Linux: Loan Linux Your Larynx--Let Your Voice Be Heard... No, REALLY Heard (2006-01-31 01:00:22)
"We have made much progress since our first announcement and the
response from the community has been surprising..."