[ILUG-BOM] DeveloperIQ: GentooLinux 1.2, PhatLinux, compile your kernel...

Frederick Noronha fred@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Fri Sep 6 12:54:48 IST 2002


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DeveloperIQ "India's first complete software mag" Sept 2002 issue:
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	Highlights from the issue, compiled by FN:

	* Free as in freedom... focus on some alternate OSs
	  - SpinOS (an OS that blurs the distinction between kernels
	  and applications).
    	  - ReactOS: an Open Source effort to develop a quality
	  operating system that is compatible with Windows NT
	  applications and drivers.
	  - BeOS: contains advantages from several OSs without
	  ancient oddments of older versions. 
	  - Inferno: middleware, networking operating system, and
  	  a development environment for embedded systems.
	  - Gentoo Linux 1.2: High-performance ports-based Linux
	  metadistribution. Gentoo Linux has an advanced package
	  management system called Portage.
	  - Phat Linux 3.3: You can install Phat Linux on your
	  computer without repartitioning your hard disk.
	  - S.Ha.R.K: a dynamic configurable kernel architecture
	  designed for supporting hard, soft and non real-time
	  applications with interchangeable scheduling algorithms.

	* In the CD:
	  - SpinOS
	  - ReactOS
	  - BeOS
	  - Phat Linux 3.3
	  - Gentoo Linux 1.2
	  - Vita Nuova Inferno - netowrk operating system
	  - SHaRK
	  - XFree86 (freely redistributable, open-source
	    implementation fo the XWindows Systems)

	* Post your problem: Questions on 
 	  - How to figure out if your Ethernet card is recognised?
	    (itconfig netstat)
	  - How to access files on an MS-DOS partition or floppy
	  - What does it mean if your meachine boots, says LI and 
	    then freezes?
	  - What if you forget your Linux password?
	  - How to install GNU software in Linux?
	  - How to configure your network in Mandrake?
	  - How to create a 'multiboot' LILO in Linux?

	* Compile your own Linux kernel. Continuing the journey
	  with Philip de Groot. Concluding of a two-part series.

	* Look out for some database abstraction on PHP and
	  learn about the Perl DBI (use Perl to access many
	  different types of databases through a single API that
	  works independently of the actual database being used).

	* Ad for Borland Delphi7 Studio. "Provides the migration
	  path to .NET that developers have been waiting for.
	  ... you're in control of a complete e-business 
	  development studio -- with the freedom to easily take
	  your solutions cross-platform to Linux. Visit
	  www.borland.com or email indiacustserv at borland.com
	  mentioning Delphi7 in the subjectline.

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Frederick Noronha 
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