Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 31, 2007
LXer: A Dystopian Future--Looking Beyond Windows Vista (Jan 31, 2007, 22:45)
"If the thought of Microsoft Vista's DRM restrictions,
restrictive EULA, version confusion and user lock-in has you scared
then you definitely do not want to know what the lads from Redmond
have in store for the next version..."
Linux.com: E is for Elegant with Elive Live CD (Jan 31, 2007, 22:00)
"Elive is a live CD Linux distribution based on Debian that uses
the Enlightenment window manager..."
DesktopLinux: Multifaceted Ubuntu Conference Solicits Participants (Jan 31, 2007, 20:30)
"A call for participation was announced this week for 'Ubuntu
Live,' billed by organizers as the first 'official' conference
dedicated to Ubuntu Linux..."
Phoronix: Linux 2.6.20-rc6 Kernel Performance (Jan 31, 2007, 18:15)
"The intent of these articles will be to provide users with a
better understanding for some of the prominent changes and to see
how the performance is affected in some of our commonly used
liquidat: From KDE 3 to KDE 4: What We Will Leave Behind (Jan 31, 2007, 17:30)
"...[S]everal of the applications we really got used to in KDE 3
will be left behind because they will be replaced in one way or the
Groklaw: If Unix Isn't Dying, Why is SCO? (Jan 31, 2007, 15:15)
"Dan Goodin at The Register carefully checked the transcript,
and reported he couldn't find 'a single sentence that addressed the
claim that SCO's own missteps made bankruptcy imminent...'"
Linux.com: New Drupal 5 Shines (Jan 31, 2007, 12:15)
"It's been five years since Drupal, the popular GPLed Web
development framework, has had a major version release..."
Linux.com: Running Windows Applications with CrossOver Linux 6.0 (Jan 31, 2007, 10:00)
"CodeWeavers this month announced version 6.0 of its flagship
Windows compatibility product. Now called CrossOver Linux, the new
version is the first with official support for games..."
Drexel.edu: Sprint PCS Merlin S620 EVDO Linux HowTo (Jan 31, 2007, 09:15)
"This article will document how to configure your Linux machine
to use a Sprint PCS Merlin S620 EVDO PCMCIA card.
HowtoForge: Replacing a Failed Hard Drive In a Software RAID1 Array (Jan 31, 2007, 08:30)
"This guide shows how to remove a failed hard drive from a Linux
RAID1 array (software RAID), and how to add a new hard disk to the
RAID1 array without losing data..."
OSWeekly: Ubuntu Christmas Edition and Linux Mint Review (Jan 31, 2007, 07:00)
"With each passing month, I have watched Linux distributions
avoid anything propitiatory like it was the plague..."
SearchOpenSource: Using Modules with Nagios Event Broker (Jan 31, 2007, 05:30)
"There are a number of ways to integrate and utilize the events,
but the most advanced and effective event output and integration
mechanism is the Nagios Event Broker..."
Linux Journal: LDAP: Replacing Exchange Revisited (Jan 31, 2007, 04:00)
"LDAP can occupy numerous places in an IT infrastructure. For
example, you can migrate Network Information Services (NIS) to LDAP
and many Legacy UNIX centric organization have done just
The Register: Firefox 2.0: Happier Browsing, But Secure? (Jan 31, 2007, 03:15)
"It's long past time to bother telling anyone how much better
than IE Firefox is..."
Larabel: Is The ATI Driver Really "Evil"? (Jan 31, 2007, 02:30)
"Those that had bothered to explain themselves were mostly
disturbed due to the lack of Composite and Beryl/Compiz support.
But does this really equate to the driver being evil and ATI/AMD
not caring about their customers...?"
Hyperic: Like OpenView, but Fre^H^H^HCheaper - No Thanks! (Jan 31, 2007, 01:45)
"Our friend, Michael Cote', mused a couple weeks ago about the
idea of the 'little 4' going up against the 'big 4' in systems
Linux-Watch: What's the Best Linux for Resellers? (Jan 31, 2007, 00:15)
"I recently was contacted by a major Unix reseller. The company
had a very simple question: with the writing on the wall for Unix
growing bigger and bigger with every quarter, which Linux should