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Interview with Miguel de Icaza
Miguel de Icaza of Ximian tells all about Mono and its status, .NET, dotGNU and performance, the new JIT for Mono, Gnome and its relationship to KDE, and much more.

( Permalink: Interview with Miguel de Icaza      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Apr 2, 2003 )

Installing Debian
linmagau.org talks about the Woody Installer.
"In my experience, installing Debian can vary from being a walk in the park to a descent into kernel module hell. How hard it becomes depends almost entirely on your hardware and whether you want to take advantage of advanced features. If your hardware is moderately recent and you don't want to do anything too fancy right away, you should be able to work your way through it with out too much difficulty as long as you are aware of some little traps and obscure dialog boxes along the way."

( Permalink: Installing Debian      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 2, 2003 )

Linux Mainframes
CIN talks about Linux mainframes.
"It was three years ago that IBM started a revolution in its decades-old mainframe business, when it released a version of Linux that ran on the mainframe. Now, there are signals of another seismic shift: a growing trend towards selling mainframes that run Linux and the z/VM virtual machine software, without IBM's traditional z/OS mainframe operating system."

( Permalink: Linux Mainframes      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 2, 2003 )

Linux proc Filesystem in Embedded Systems
Linux Devices talks about using the Linux proc filesystem in embedded systems.
"Although the proc Interface is generally used in desktop and server systems, the focus of this article is on using the proc file system interface in Linux-based embedded and real-time systems, controlling of real-time tasks via proc interfaces, and other ways these systems can benefit from implementing dedicated, appliance-specific, proc interfaces."

( Permalink: Linux proc Filesystem in Embedded Systems      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 2, 2003 )

How to install Neverwinter Nights on Linux
Linux World tells us how to install Neverwinter Nights.
"Tricks, tips and techniques for installing one of the greatest timesinks ever invented on Linux. Hurry, Lady Aribeth has a secret mission, and you need to find and recover the Waterdhavian creatures! "

( Permalink: How to install Neverwinter Nights on Linux      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 2, 2003 )

Look, Ma, No EJBs!
This tutorial is intended for developers who need to access data from back-end data sources, particularly those who would like to know when and whether it is appropriate to do so without EJBs. It may also be helpful to developers who find themselves in situations where quick-and-dirty data access is required, but who don't want to compromise too much stability and reuse. You will learn how to build an application using Data Access Beans. Data Access Beans are a set of JavaBeans that provide quick and easy access to data sources when the cost of implementing EJBs outweighs the benefits. (Free registration required - Noel)

( Permalink: Look, Ma, No EJBs!      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Apr 1, 2003 )

How to Make Wireless Networks Secure
Extremely secure WLAN access, that is easily managed, is now attainable by using the latest specialist software, supporting the innovative and advanced EAP-TTLS authentication type, to achieve a maximum return from an organisation's WLAN investment.

( Permalink: How to Make Wireless Networks Secure      Submitted by LogError Tue Apr 1, 2003 )

SuSE Linux 8.2
OSNews posted an informative review of the upcoming SuSE Linux 8.2. While the article concludes that this is mostly an incremental point release with no major new features, we learn about some minor installation problems, some usability issues, tools that are there and tools that are missing (e.g. samba) and more.

( Permalink: SuSE Linux 8.2      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Apr 1, 2003 )

Incident Response Tools For Unix
Security Focus brings us: Incident Response Tools For Unix.
"The best tools that can be utilized in response to the intrusion threat are not ones that will be discussed in detail in this series. The tools that will be covered are discussed in the context of triage after an intrusion has happened. Intrusions are generally preventable. Using techniques such as keeping systems up-to-date by patching vulnerabilities, configuring a system with the minimum required services, using operating systems that are designed with security in mind, and using kernel patches that harden the system go a long way toward making sure you never have to use the tools discussed in this series."

( Permalink: Incident Response Tools For Unix      Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 1, 2003 )

Building an Address Book with OpenLDAP
On Lamp tells us how to build an address book using OpenLDAP.
"Why is a centralized address book important, and how can it be used? For starters, I think just about every consultant has walked onto a site--even a large one--where everyone has contact information stored locally in their contact management software. What's wrong with that? Nothing, if you don't mind losing the ability to update contact information effortlessly across the entire company."

( Permalink: Building an Address Book with OpenLDAP      Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 1, 2003 )

Interview with GaŽl Duval of MandrakeSoft
OSNews features a mini-interview with GaŽl Duval, co-founder of MandrakeSoft. These days, GaŽl serves in the Communications department of MandrakeSoft and he shares his insight with OSNews about the recent release of Mandrake Linux 9.1 and their future as a company.

( Permalink: Interview with GaŽl Duval of MandrakeSoft      Submitted by Gentu Mon Mar 31, 2003 )

Trust Unlimited
Linux Planet talks to Henri Poole .
"Henri Poole has been studying the dynamics of online communities for about a decade now. In the early 90s, his first company, Vivid, prototyped a user interface for the Well. Later, as CEO of Linux distributor MandrakeSoft, he says, he became intrigued by the idea of open source communities, and what made them tick. "

( Permalink: Trust Unlimited      Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 31, 2003 )

Will Server Clusters Swarm the Mainstream?
Newsfactor talks about Server Clusters.
"Now, however, the practice of using Commodity Off The Shelf (COTS) systems as cluster nodes has driven prices down considerably. Companies that would have considered clustering too expensive and complicated just a few years ago are taking the plunge. And their goal is not just to achieve high performance. High availability is also a top priority."

( Permalink: Will Server Clusters Swarm the Mainstream?      Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 31, 2003 )

Knoppix to the rescue!
Linux and Main tells us about Knoppix.
"This was my first experience with Knoppix, but it won't be my last. I would recommend that anyone with a Linux-inclination try out Knoppix. It is so versatile that I guarantee your mileage to vary, since I'm sure that most of you will be using it to fill a wide variety of gaps. Knoppix appears to fill the area of bootable Linux extremely well. But with all the Multimedia and Network tools included, I'm certain that Knoppix will top out the category for which it was designed (Linux Demonstrations) and much more"

( Permalink: Knoppix to the rescue!      Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 31, 2003 )

Interview with Scott Mann
In your opinion, where does Linux need the most development at the moment?

I still think that there are two major areas. The first is application support. Application developers (everything from word processing to databases to games) have been slow to adopt Linux as a platform. A lot of this can be attributed to the economic climate over the last three years, but at least some of it is attributable to the second area of development need.

( Permalink: Interview with Scott Mann      Submitted by LogError Mon Mar 31, 2003 )

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