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Linux News for Jun 30, 2001

  • Honey, I shrunk the Linux system! (in-depth with the CerfCube) (Jun 30, 2001, 23:00)
    The CerfCube is a small (3 inches on each side) cube that holds a StrongARM-based single-board computer running Linux. It's built as a blank slate for OEM's. This article offers some in-depth info on the device.

  • Linux Gazette: Making an X Terminal from a PC (Jun 30, 2001, 22:00)
    Here's a guide to creating an inexpensive X terminal from old PC hardware.

  • DukeOfURL: Pogo's Sub-$1000 Pentium 4 Linux Box (Jun 30, 2001, 20:00)
    DukeOfURL looks at the Pogo Verona: a Pentium 4-based sub-$1000 machine that couldn't help but stir skepticism thanks to its low price.

  • LinuxPR: Unified Consulting extends Phorum with SOAP capabilities (Jun 30, 2001, 19:30)
    "Unified Consulting, Inc., a leader in web technology consulting, has released the first drop-in web messageboard based on the Simple Object Access Protocol for business use. The message board system, called SolidForum, was developed as part of Unified's SolidArity suite of drop-in web components, which will allow users to easily integrate features such as message boards, surveys, and news articles into new or existing web sites."

  • FreeOS: Freedom vs. Freedom (Jun 30, 2001, 19:00)
    It's all good when it comes to licenses, says Mayank Sarup, as he reviews some of the issues surrounding various Open Source/Free Software licenses as of late.

  • AbiWord Weekly News #50 by Jesper Skov (Jun 30, 2001, 18:26)
    "Printing on UNIX has been improved this week and there's been fixed quite a few crashers and other (less critical) bugs. Still on the road to 0.9.0 -- no deadline given, no deadline missed :)"

  • Community: It's Debian Expo and Conference Week! (Jun 30, 2001, 17:30)
    Want to meet with members of the Debian Project? Here's your chance as the Debian Project exhibits at trade shows and conferences in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Mexico.

  • Linux Gazette: Compiling and installing a Linux kernel (Jun 30, 2001, 17:00)
    Back to the basics: Subhasish Ghosh describes how to install and compile a kernel for Red Hat Linux.

  • Akamba releases Web server on a card (Jun 30, 2001, 16:00)
    Akamba Corporation today announced shipments of its Velobahn card appliance. Velobahn expands Web server capacity by taking over the HTTP transaction processing function -- and is the only solution available to do so within the server. The Akamba solution supports popular OS platforms including Linux.

  • AP: Microsoft Rules Out Settlement (Jun 30, 2001, 15:35)
    Contrary to what was reported yesterday, it doesn't appear that Microsoft is terribly interested in a settlement -- leading at least one state attorney general to call for a breakup of the software giant.

  • NYTimes: Microsoft Case Back in Play, and the Lobbying Heats Up (Jun 30, 2001, 15:20)
    Lest we forget that the case against Microsoft was made by other large corporations and various government entities, here's a look at how corporations like AOL Time Warner are continuing their lobbying efforts against Microsoft.

  • Globe and Mail: Look beyond your own battlefield (Jun 30, 2001, 15:00)
    Business consultant Bolko von Oetinger, a student of military and business strategy, says that business can learn a few lessons from the principles of warfare -- most notably in the idea that managers must be able to improvise in the face of changing circumstances. He suggests that Linux is a prime model for how business must reevaluate old practices.

  • LinuxProgramming: Zope 2.4.0 beta 2 released (Jun 30, 2001, 14:52)
    The second beta release addresses some WebDAV issues, as well as some general bug fixes.

  • DebianPlanet: HOWTO get your G400/450 singing and dancing (Jun 30, 2001, 14:00)
    As the title promises, the article covers configuration of Matrox G400/450 video cards, including X configuration, DRI acceleration, dual-head support, anti-aliasing, and DVD playback. There are some gory details to be found in this piece including a visit to the kernel .config file to set an option you won't find in the normal configuration tools.

  • Abracadabra! The magic of Mandrake 8.0 (Jun 30, 2001, 12:00)
    Kudos for Mandrake 8.0 in this brief piece from, which says the worst problems of the 7.2 release, a buggy and inconsistent installation, have been largely overcome.

  • Linux 2.4.6-pre7 and pre8 Are Out (Jun 30, 2001, 11:57)
    Linux 2.4.6-pre7 and pre8 were released, the latest update early this morning.