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Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 25, 2008

  • Re-Examining the PC-as-Appliance Model (Jan 25, 2008, 23:30)
    Editor's Note: "There have been several instances where I have written something along the lines that all users really need from their computers is a toaster. Just plug it in, turn it on, and it works. No configuration, no installing..."

  • Novell Developer Tool Embraces Main Rival (Jan 25, 2008, 20:30)
    Underexposed: "Novell has endowed its OpenSuse Build Service with the ability to produce software for its main rival, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and a clone called CentOS, the company said Thursday..."

  • U.S. OLPC Recipients Irate Over Delays, Headaches (Jan 25, 2008, 17:30)
    LinuxWorld: Two and half months after placing his order, Ruggiero still has no XO, and he--and many others who took advantage of OLPC's Give One, Get One program--are furious about having to deal with a litany of problems associated with the purchase..."

  • Troubleshooting with Apache Logging (Jan 25, 2008, 11:30) "The Apache Web server comes with a powerful logging framework. In the default configuration, Apache logs all errors to an error log and all access requests to an access log..."

  • OpenGEU--A New Distro with a New Name and a New Look for Ubuntu (Jan 25, 2008, 10:00)
    KnoLinux: "Well, as I was in the middle of playing with this Enlightenment package, named from its parent distro of Ubuntu, I saw a release stating that the name now was OpenGEU..."

  • Simple Home File Server (Based On Ubuntu) (Jan 25, 2008, 09:15)
    HowtoForge: This tutorial explains how to turn an old PC with additional hard disks into a simple home file server..."

  • PlayOnLinux (Jan 25, 2008, 08:30)
    Wine Review: "PlayOnLinux is a Python-based front end (with bash install scripts) to install Windows programs in Wine. Headline repaired.

  • How To Install And Use The djbdns Name Server On Debian Etch (Jan 25, 2008, 05:30)
    HowtoForge: "djbdns is a very secure suite of DNS tools that consists out of multiple parts..."

  • How To Roll Your Own Linux Distro (Jan 25, 2008, 04:45)
    InformationWeek: "DIY: Do It Yourself. That's how Linux got started. A group of volunteers, inspired and led by Linus Torvalds, created the greatest DIY operating system the world has ever seen..."

  • Top 5 Best (Free) Open Source Games (Jan 25, 2008, 04:00)
    APC Magazine: " presents its selection of the most addictive, fun and refined Open Source games for January 2008..."

  • Examining the One Laptop Per Child XOs (Jan 25, 2008, 03:15)
    Blue-GNU: "I have been asked to review the XO computers from the One Laptop Per Child project..."

  • Bill Gates is NOT Satan, Says Satan (Jan 25, 2008, 02:30)
    Humorix: "Sick and tired of hearing various 'Bill Gates is Satan' jokes, the Prince of Darkness today issued an edict demanding an end to such frivolities..."

  • Are You a Slasher, Basher, Butcher or Pusher? (Jan 25, 2008, 01:45)
    ITtoolbox: "The Linux community and indeed the Open Source community in general is comprised of many different types of people..."

  • A Field Guide to Free Software Supporters (Jan 25, 2008, 01:00)
    Datamation: "Hearing the terms 'free software' or 'open source,' you might imagine that they referred to a single school of thought..."

  • Move Over, Red Hat. Open Source Ain't What it Used to Be (Jan 25, 2008, 00:15)
    Tech's Bottom Line: "Has the open source software movement become a victim of its own success...?"