Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 27, 2006
Yet Another Linux Blog: Why Ubuntu Isn't for New Linux Users (Feb 27, 2006, 22:45)
"I was getting a bit tired of saying the same things over and
over to friends on the net..."
TechNY.com: Linux: An Overview for New Users (Feb 27, 2006, 22:00)
"The Linux operating system is being used more and more by home
users as a viable, secure alternative to Windows..."
Tectonic: SA Tax Man Eyes Desktop Linux (Feb 27, 2006, 18:00)
"While Sars admits that the challenge of moving to Linux on the
desktop is great, a successful proof of concept could see 14 000
desktops running Microsoft Windows XP SP2 migrated to Linux..."
Opensuse: SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta5 is Ready (Feb 27, 2006, 16:45)
"I'm glad to announce SUSE Linux 10.1 Codename 'Agama Lizard'
Beta5--this time both Delta-ISOs and full ISOs...!"
Warped Systems: Mandriva Linux One 2006--Live CD Beta (Feb 27, 2006, 15:15)
"Available on the mirrors, a beta version of a new live CD based
on Mandriva Linux 2006..."
Gentoo: Release Announcement: Gentoo Linux 2006.0 (Feb 27, 2006, 13:45)
"Major highlights in the release include KDE 3.4.3, GNOME
2.12.2, XFCE 4.2.2, GCC 3.4.4 and a 2.6.15 kernel..."
Free Software Magazine: What Is X? (Feb 27, 2006, 13:00)
"What is this X? What amazing super-GUI powers does it have?
This article attempts to tear off its mask and reveal all..."
All About Linux: A Concise Explanation of I-Nodes (Feb 27, 2006, 11:30)
"Each file in Linux irrespective of its type, has a unique
identity by way of an i-node number associated with it. No two
different files can have the same i-node number..."
MozillaQuest: Review of The Debian System: Concepts and Techniques (Feb 27, 2006, 10:00)
"Debian users, Linux and Unix administrators, and even Debian
beginners who otherwise have GNU-Linux experience can find useful
knowledge at their fingertips..."
Linux Journal: Making apt Work for You: A Book Excerpt (Feb 27, 2006, 08:30)
"In this chapter, you'll learn the fundamentals of apt,
including some of its more useful commands..."
Enterprise Networking Planet: Nail Down Network Interface Names with ifrename (Feb 27, 2006, 07:00)
"Who among us has not experienced the joy of rebooting a
multi-homed Linux server, and found that our network interfaces
have come up in a different order, and been assigned different
names by the kernel...?"
Linux.com: Linux Distros for Older Hardware (Feb 27, 2006, 01:00)
"Microsoft lately has been challenging Linux's suitability for
older hardware, so it seems like a good time to look at Linux
distributions that can run on older machines..."