Linux News for Dec 31, 2000
FreenetProject.org: The Free Network Project - Vapourware? (2000-12-31 22:01:41)
"I have noticed that increasingly in the press Freenet is being
criticized for not being as easy to install and use as systems like
Napster and Gnutella. While this is somewhat understandable given
the normal length of time between hearing about an Open Source
project and having something easy to use, Freenet is not a normal
project by any means."
PenWellNet.com: Beowulf system: more geoscience computing power for less money (2000-12-31 19:17:27)
"Fortunately, Linux is a version of Unix which was developed for
PCs. Consequently, a port of the bulk of the seismic software to a
small test beowulf running Linux was completed in a matter of
Linux Orbit: 10 Questions with Miguel de icaza (2000-12-31 18:48:08)
"To me, Helix was a continuation of the GNOME project. There are
some tasks in the GNOME project that are not fun to do (like
packaging of software, software updates, delivering the latest
technologies) that are not easy to do with volunteers (Debian is a
project that actually has managed to do this very well, but when we
tried to do this within the GNOME project, we never managed to get
this off the ground)."
LinuxPorts: Creating an SGML Document on Emacs (2000-12-31 18:19:47)
"The purpose of this article is to provide a guide to creating
an SGML document on emacs. It is not intended to explain how to
write an SGML document!"
NPR's Public Interest Update on the "Free Software Movement" (2000-12-31 17:43:48)
Kojo Nambe's topic Tuesday on NPR's Public Interest was the Free
Joystick101.org: Interview with Loki founder: Scott Draeker (2000-12-31 17:06:12)
"Loki Entertainment Software has built a name for itself by
providing the Linux community with ports of quality Windows games.
They have helped to bring Linux games to your software store, by
porting best sellers like Civilization CTP, Railroad Tycoon, Quake
3, and Alpha Centauri to name a few."
LinuxMonth: TCL File Formats (2000-12-31 16:41:34)
"This column shows some simple but powerful techniques to make
TCL data persistent in a text file and to parse it again from the
file at a later point. We make use of TCL's flexible syntax to make
the data files easily readable and even editable."
LinuxMonth: Open Source Licenses Explained (2000-12-31 16:13:54)
"The Open Source Initiative recognized 18 different licenses as
Open Source Software licenses. If a program adheres to one of these
licenses, then it can officially be considered Open Source. Each
one of these licenses have a time and place in the Open Source
world, and each one has it's own unique history."
LinuxTests.org: SuSE 7.0 Professional: Experiences during Installation (2000-12-31 15:44:31)
"We purchased SuSE 7.0 Professional from a local store. We've
installed this version hundreds of times on many different types of
PCs. In our opinion, SuSE 7.0 is the best solution for new users
first being introduced to Linux."
LinuxTests.org: Quake III Arena - Configuration and Linux Installation (2000-12-31 15:10:37)
"This mini-HOWTO will help those of you with Red Hat 6.2 and the
Voodoo 3 video card. It also sets a standard so that we can share
our FPS results."
LinuxTests.org: Linux-Mandrake 7.2 Complete [Review] (2000-12-31 14:39:40)
"While we actually installed LM 7.2 on five or six different
systems...our main test system for this article was an AMD Duron
700 MHz housed on an Epox EP-8KTA2 motherboard, including 128 MB
PC133 SDRAM, 20 GB UDMA 66 Hard Drive, TNT2 video card."
LinuxPPC.org: LinuxPPC Security Primer, Part I (2000-12-31 14:16:00)
"You've decided to install Linux on your PowerPC box, but you're
worried about some '31337 haxOr d00dz' gaining control of your
machine through some security hole. It turns out there's both good
news and bad news for you."
Linux-World.dk: Review: Linux-Mandrake 7.2 PowerPack Deluxe (2000-12-31 13:43:53)
"Mandrake 7.1 was the very first distribution ever to being able
to pre-configure my CD recorder. I've always liked Mandrake for its
ability to detect and properly configure the more "exotic" hardware
such as CD recorders."
LinuxWorld: It's been a very good year for Linux (2000-12-31 13:11:26)
"During 2000, major advances on the server laid the foundation
for a similar acceptance of Linux as a desktop platform. And 2000
saw big happenings there."
DB2 Magazine: Serving Up Linux (2000-12-31 12:33:12)
"Long thought of as the free operating system, Linux today
boasts heavyweight features that let it take on even
SearchEnterpriseLinux.com: Leaping Linux: IBM's z900 takes it on; Q&A w/IBM's Mark Cathcart (2000-12-31 12:05:46)
"Mark Cathcart, a technology strategist with IBM and a member of
the S/390 Software Development Council, talks about IBM?s strategy
behind Linux on the z900 and whether Linux can really take this
age-old platform into the world of open-systems."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4test-ac merge status (2000-12-31 08:26:05)
"This is to help give folks an idea of what -ac stuff has been
pushed to Linus, is still in need of work, has been dumped in the
bitbucket of bad ideas etc."
Linus Torvalds: 2.4.0-test13-pre7
"The LDT fixes in particular fix some potentially random strange
behaviour. And the alpha memmove() thing was a showstopper bug on