Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 26, 2007
ZDNet UK: Mobile Linux Group Names Itself (2007-01-26 18:15:10)
"A mobile Linux coalition between several major handset
manufacturers and operators has finally been christened..."
New Metisse-Flavored Mandriva Release Announced (2007-01-26 17:30:09)
Metisse, a 3D window manager from In Situ, has been incorporated
into a special edition of Mandriva One 2007. Details, announcement
allAfrica: Nigeria: Mandriva Linux Opens Office in Lagos (2007-01-26 13:00:26)
"...Mandriva...has incorporated a subsidiary, Mandriva Linux
West Africa Limited with headquarters in Lagos..."
LinuxLookup: Xandros Desktop - Professional Box Now Shipping (2007-01-26 12:15:15)
"Xandros, announced that the 'Xandros Desktop - Professional'
box product is now shipping..."
ArsGeek: Linux Basics--The Secrets of chmod (2007-01-26 10:00:14)
"Chmod--short for CHange MODe has been around just about as long
as Unix based operating systems have..."
ITtoolbox: What Is This vigr Program Thingy? (2007-01-26 09:15:37)
"The 'vigr' program program is part of the 'Util-Linux' package.
While this name sounds sinister it actually written to help prevent
the sinister types from hijacking your machine..."
Linux.com: Vim Tips: Using Tabs (2007-01-26 07:00:08)
"Before Vim 7.0 was released last May, I usually had six or
seven xterms or Konsole windows open, each with a single Vim
session in which I was editing a single file..."
ITtoolbox: What Is This ss Program Thingy? (2007-01-26 06:15:04)
"The 'ss' program is an acronym for 'sockstat' or socket
statistics. Don't we geeks love our acronyms :). This program was
written by Alexey Kuznetsov. But what does it do...?"
developerWorks: XForms in Firefox (2007-01-26 05:30:07)
"Using the experimental Mozilla XForms extension, you can
process XForms in your browser today..."
NetworkWorld: Linux Getting Easier (2007-01-26 03:15:38)
"I predicted Microsoft Vista would spur improvements in the
Linux desktop world, and that's coming true.
Linux Journal: What Happened to the Guts? (2007-01-26 02:30:55)
"What happened to the guts in mainstream publications? I recall
back in the 80s InfoWorld pressured Lotus into ditching its copy
protection scheme by docking Lotus 1-2-3 several points in reviews
because of the inconvenience..."
Zenwalk: Linux on the Desktop at Home (2007-01-26 01:45:30)
"The move for Linux from the dominating server environment onto
the desktop has been going on for many years, maybe even from the
very beginning. No doubt it finds popularity this way..."