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Introducing Lorma Linux 4.0
Lorma linux 4.0 is the first distribution to be based on Fedora Core, outside of Redhat, that is. It is one of those new breed of single-CD distros that try to include only the best-of-breed applications. Manish Bansal has the review.

( Permalink: Introducing Lorma Linux 4.0      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Dec 25, 2003 )

Network Monitoring with Ethereal
Linux Gazette takes a look at Ethereal.
"Like virtually all protocol analyzers, Ethereal shows you a summary line for a packet, a hex dump and the ability to drill down thru the protocol tree. In addition, you can define filters to select and display the data you are interested in. There are quite a few command line options but unless you want to plant Ethereal in a script, it is easier to interactively set it up to do what you want."

( Permalink: Network Monitoring with Ethereal      Submitted by Noel Wed Dec 24, 2003 )

Game Review: Dominions II
Dominions II is a massive turn based fantasy strategy game released by Shrapnel Games and Illwinter game design. Command armies on Linux, Solaris, Windows, and Mac OSX. Check out why you should give this game a try in PCBurn's review of Dominions II.

( Permalink: Game Review: Dominions II      Submitted by Chris Bergeron Wed Dec 24, 2003 )

The Colonel of the Kernel
Linux Magazine interviews Andrew Morton.
"Starting with the release of 2.4.0, I spent the next year-and-a-half fixing bugs all over the kernel. I didn't really own any part of the kernel -- people would find bugs, and if the bugs looked interesting to me, I'd fix them. Fixing bugs was an incredible way to become familiar with large amounts of code. I'd take on anything."

( Permalink: The Colonel of the Kernel      Submitted by Noel Wed Dec 24, 2003 )

Shuttle SB62G2
Open For Business reviews the Shuttle SB62G2.
"As soon as anyone in your office sees an XPC, you can count on those people wanting one. Why? For starters, it features a very compact footprint. In a space no larger than an average-sized shoebox (about 12" x 7 1/2" x 7 1/2"), the XPC packs all of the latest features you'll most likely need (and want) in a system. "

( Permalink: Shuttle SB62G2      Submitted by Noel Wed Dec 24, 2003 )

Linus Analyzes SCO Files
Groklaw reports on what Linus thinks of the files SCO listed recently.
"I have this distinct memory of figuring out only later that I _should_ have made the numbers be the same, so that I could have been binary compatible. After all, I do actually have the book "Intel386 Family Binary Compatibility Specification 2" (copyright Intel corporation, btw, not SCO), and it lists the error numbers right there. They are different from what Linux uses on x86.
Other architectures fixed that mistake, but the point is that the history of "errno.h" is definitely _not_ from UNIX sources."

( Permalink: Linus Analyzes SCO Files      Submitted by Noel Tue Dec 23, 2003 )

Fedora Core 1 Versus SuSE 9.0
Linux.com brings us: Face-off: Fedora Core 1 versus the free version of SuSE 9.0.
"What follows is a head-to-head comparison of the free version of the world's second most popular Linux distribution - SuSE 9.0 - and the Red Hat-backed community Linux distribution Fedora Core 1. My goal was modest: find out which of these distros will work best in my classroom. But as someone training people to use Linux, Ialso wanted to know how well each distro meets the needs of people in the real world."

( Permalink: Fedora Core 1 Versus SuSE 9.0      Submitted by Noel Tue Dec 23, 2003 )

Autotools vs. CMake
Devchannel talks to Andy Cedilnik, a CMake developer.
"CMake provides much higher-level commands. The configuration and build are specified with the same syntax, and CMake is the only tool that needs to be used. To configure and build a project, the developer only needs CMake, Make or IDE, and compiler."

( Permalink: Autotools vs. CMake      Submitted by Noel Tue Dec 23, 2003 )

Review of Solaris Express
Solaris is the Unix variant produced by Sun Microsystems and is the result of over 20 years of continuous development. Robert Escue reviews the latest version of Solaris Express, the installation on his SPARC and performance Oracle 9i, Gnome and more.

( Permalink: Review of Solaris Express      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Dec 23, 2003 )

Jeff Dike Interview
JVDS interviews Jeff Dike, the main author of User Mode Linux.
"UML occupies a middle ground between other virtualization products. The others fall into two sets - partial virtualization (vserver, BSD jail) and full virtual machines (S/390, VMWare). UML is a fully virtualized OS without having a full virtual machine. So, if you need a full OS, but don't need hardware emulation, then UML is the only game in town."

( Permalink: Jeff Dike Interview      Submitted by Noel Mon Dec 22, 2003 )

Running 64-bit Linux on a G5
Apple still haven't released a 64bit-clean Mac OS X but Linux distros have already such versions for the G5 available. Bas van de Wiel downloaded the 64bit Yellow Dog Linux beta and gave it a whirl. While YDL, along with Gentoo, still have their problems on 64bit, they are very close to offering a good solution for the enterprise, servers or simply for SETI cpu cycle-sucker users.

( Permalink: Running 64-bit Linux on a G5      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Dec 22, 2003 )

Practical mod_perl
apacheweek reviews the book Practical mod_perl.
"mod_perl embeds the Perl programming language in the Apache web server, giving rise to a fast and powerful web programming environment. "Practical mod_perl" aims to be the definitive book on how to use, optimise and troubleshoot mod_perl."

( Permalink: Practical mod_perl      Submitted by Noel Mon Dec 22, 2003 )

The Perfect Linux PDA
Linux Devices talks about what would make the the perfect Linux PDA.
"Here is a list of things to do to make a truly successful Linux PDA. This is a list that I have been putting together in my free time the last few years as I have been interacting with this growing field. Some ideas you may like, some you may disagree with. A few ideas you might not have known about, and many that you probably could list yourself. "

( Permalink: The Perfect Linux PDA      Submitted by Noel Mon Dec 22, 2003 )

Sun Services Business
CNet tells us about Sun's plans for its Services business.
"Sueltz said Sun intends to make professional services a more central part of its sales strategy, which historically has been led by its hardware division. But Sun is taking a more technology-centric approach to consulting services than competitors Hewlett-Packard and IBM, she said."

( Permalink: Sun Services Business      Submitted by Noel Sun Dec 21, 2003 )

Red Hat's Owen Taylor on GTK+
OSNews posted a very interesting interview with Owen Taylor, of Red Hat and GTK+/Pango & Gnome fame. Owen discusses the new features to be found on GTK+ 2.6 and 3.0, where the GTK+ project is heading, support for Cairo and freedesktop.org's new X server, Glade, performance, OpenGL and other new widgets planned, GTK+ language bindings and the possibility of Mono's GTK# becoming the language of choice on Gnome in the future.

( Permalink: Red Hat's Owen Taylor on GTK+      Submitted by Anonymous Sat Dec 20, 2003 )

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