|Linux Kernel 2.5.19 Now Available For Download Posted Friday, May 31, 2002 @ 12:34 AM by mayhem|
|You can now download the 2.5.19 Linux Kernel from here, or any of the www.kernel.org mirrors here, full changelog information is available here.|
|Linux Kernl 2.4.19-pre9 Now Available Posted Thursday, May 30, 2002 @ 1:46 AM by mayhem|
|The 2.4.19-pre9 Linux Kernel pre-patch has been released, you can download it from the main download side here at www.kernel.org or you can download it from any number of the mirror sites. The full changelog is available here.|
|Poll Results Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2002 @ 12:38 AM by mayhem|
|Well its time for a new poll, so here are the results from the previous poll (thanks to all those people that voted): |
Previous Poll Topic: What Internet connection do you have?
Optus@Home 55.3% - (334 Votes)
Dial-Up 16.7% - (101 Votes)
DSL 12.1% - (73 Votes)
BPA 10.7% - (65 Votes)
Other 3.9% - (24 Votes)
Satellite 0.9% - (6 Votes)
Total Votes: 603
|Linux Kernel 2.5.18 Now Available For Download Posted Tuesday, May 28, 2002 @ 3:06 AM by mayhem|
|You can now download the 2.5.18 Linux Kernel from here, or any of the www.kernel.org mirrors here, full changelog information is available here.|
|Site Updates Posted Saturday, May 25, 2002 @ 5:42 PM by mayhem|
|Well as you will all have noticed the site was down for 24 hours and has only come back up this morning, this is because we have transfered away from Namezero and now have a proper domain setup with Myacen Network. I would like to specially thank Robert Chojnowski at Myacen for all his help and support. |
Now that the site is completely hosted on the myacen network we hope to be able to improve and develop the site to incorporate more information and features.
|Linux Kernel 2.2.21 Now Available For Download Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2002 @ 7:05 PM by mayhem|
|You can now download the 2.2.21 Linux Kernel from here, or any of the www.kernel.org mirrors here, full changelog information is not available yet.|
|Linux Kernel 2.5.17 Now Available For Download Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2002 @ 7:04 PM by mayhem|
|You can now download the 2.5.17 Linux Kernel from here, or any of the www.kernel.org mirrors here, full changelog information is available here.|
|Optus Risks Backlash In Move To User-Pays Posted Monday, May 20, 2002 @ 9:27 PM by mayhem|
|Optus has unveiled a "user-pays" pricing model for its broadband Internet cable service, just under a year after Telstra provoked the wrath of its customers with a similar move. |
Optus, however, will not cut off OptusNet cable customers or impose hefty fines if they exceed their download limit. Instead, the telco will reduce the Internet connection speed available to those customers, "throttling back" to the equivalent of a 28.8K dial-up modem.
Optus broadband users at present pay $74.95 a month for their service (packaged with telephony), which allows them to download as much information from the Internet as they like. From July 1, the Optus CableNet service will be available under four different pricing plans. These range from $54.95 a month with a 550MB download limit to $265.95 a month with a 10GB limit.
Optus will honour all existing contracts with customers who wish to keep paying the flat fee for unlimited downloads until their contract expires. It claimed the new pricing structure was necessary to make its broadband service more commercially viable. An Optus spokesman said the existing flat-fee model was "overly generous", and effectively subsidised some customers' use of the service.
"We believe the user-pays model is fairer and more appropriate," the spokesman said. Optus refused to quantify the money it expects to save with the new pricing, except to say it would have a "positive effect on the bottom line".
Optus is also relying on the new pricing to spur the wider adoption of broadband services. Its broadband customers doubled to 55,000 in the year to March. Optus hopes to repeat that growth this year by dropping the entry level charge for its cable service by $20.
|Linux Kernel 2.5.16 Now Available For Download Posted Monday, May 20, 2002 @ 8:28 PM by mayhem|
|You can now download the 2.5.16 Linux Kernel from here, or any of the www.kernel.org mirrors here, full changelog information is available here.|
|NETGEAR Launches New VPN Firewall FVS318 ProSafe Router Posted Monday, May 20, 2002 @ 8:24 PM by mayhem|
|NETGEAR has launched their FVS318 firewall router featuring an unlimited user firewall and advanced security features, making it ideal for the medium-sized enterprise. |
The FVS318 extends NETGEAR's line of award-winning VPN Firewall products and is the first unit from a new family of products called ‘ProSafe’ that will feature wireless networking, more virtual private network (VPN) tunnels, faster routing and firewall processing capabilities.
The FVS318 is easy to set-up using its Smart Wizard web utility. It senses a user's type of Internet Service Provider connection and offers a minimum amount of steps to configure the firewall, allowing the user to connect to the Internet within minutes. In addition, setting up the VPN security associations has been made dramatically easier.
The unit, which includes free anti-virus and privacy PC software for added protection, also comes with an Install Assistant CD, which provides step-by-step animated instructions to reduce installation time. Other features include logging, reporting and alerts on Internet activity as well as URL-based content filtering to deny users access to inappropriate web sites. The unit can support up to 253 users.
The FVS318 is available through value added resellers across Australia and comes with a user guide, power adapter, category 5 cable, resource CD and NETGEAR's 5-year warranty. The RRP (including GST) for the FVS318 is just $699, making it one of the most cost-effective router currently available in its category.
For more information on this product, please visit www.netgear.com.au.
|Linux Kernel 2.2.21-rc4 Now Available Posted Friday, May 17, 2002 @ 9:10 PM by mayhem|
|You can now download the Linux Kernel 2.2.21-rc4 from here, or any of the www.kernel.org mirror sites which can ben found here. The changelog is available here for anyone who is interested in seeing whats new.|
|NewsForge: First Look At SuSE 8.0: So What? Posted Monday, May 13, 2002 @ 11:01 PM by mayhem|
|In a brief review, Dennis Powell of Linux and Main goes against some of the other reviews of SuSE 8.0. It's not likely to win converts to SuSE, he says, and doesn't provide much upgrade for cost for existing users.|
|NewForge: Red Hat 7.3 First Look Posted Monday, May 13, 2002 @ 10:58 PM by mayhem|
|We are quite pleased with the latest offering from Red Hat, sticking with the Red Hat tradition, the entire distribution is very familiar, the installation routine has not changed visibly, as a matter of fact if you have ever installed version 7.1 or 7.2 you will be very comfortable with 7.3. Red Hat took an already stable and robust platform and gave it additional usability with new desktop features including Gnome 1.4, KDE 3.0, and the Evolution productivity suite. Review + screenshots.|
|Linux Kernel 2.5.15 Now Available Posted Sunday, May 12, 2002 @ 8:52 PM by mayhem|
|The 2.5.15 Linux Kernel has been released, you can download it from the main download side here at www.kernel.org or you can download it from any number of the mirror sites. The full changelog is available here.|
|NewsForge: Getting to know and love StarOffice Posted Tuesday, May 7, 2002 @ 5:01 PM by mayhem|
|Three years ago, Sun Microsystems announced its purchase of StarOffice: an office suite like Microsoft Office that reads and creates MS Office formats. It has word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs that are comparable to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, plus other programs for handling graphics, databases, Web pages, and databases. Sun, more or less, gave it away and gave the source code to the Open Source community. |
Full story is available here.
|Slashdot: PC/104 Linux Minicluster - miniHowTo Posted Tuesday, May 7, 2002 @ 4:57 PM by mayhem|
|At LISA2001 there was a neat presentation on a PC104 based mini-parallel computer. It seems that the how-to has now been posted, for the world to behold.|
|Linux Kernel 2.5.14 Now Available Posted Tuesday, May 7, 2002 @ 10:37 AM by mayhem|
|The 2.5.14 Linux Kernel has been released, you can download it from the main download side here at www.kernel.org or you can download it from any number of the mirror sites. The full changelog is available here.|
|Red Hat Unviels Red Hat Linux 7.3 Posted Tuesday, May 7, 2002 @ 10:35 AM by mayhem|
|RALEIGH, NC—May 6, 2002—Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT) today released Red Hat Linux version 7.3, a highly configurable operating system (OS) designed for deployments ranging from games and personal productivity to file, print and web serving. Red Hat Linux 7.3 adds new productivity tools, personal firewall configuration at installation, and video conferencing software to deliver everything individual users, educational institutions and small businesses need for flexible Internet-based computing. |
The new version also includes the Linux industry's best support offerings, including Web and telephone access to experts and Red Hat Network -- an automated Internet solution for managing Red Hat Linux systems. Nearly five hundred thousand users already leverage Red Hat Network to keep their systems updated and secure.
"Small businesses and enthusiasts are looking for a combination of performance, ease-of-use and value in their technology infrastructure, which is hard to find with today's proprietary operating systems," said Paul Cormier, Executive Vice President of Engineering, Red Hat. "Red Hat Linux 7.3 delivers this through a combination of open source software, support and automated remote services for confident Internet-based computing."
Key features include:
* Evolution e-mail client and contact manager;
* MrProject project management software,
* Mozilla Web browser;
* GNOME Meeting video conferencing software;
* Apache 1.3 Web server;
* Firewall configuration;
* PostgreSQL relational database management system; and KDE 3.0 and GNOME 1.4 desktops.
Full information is available here.
|Linux Kernl 2.4.19-pre8 Now Available Posted Tuesday, May 7, 2002 @ 10:33 AM by mayhem|
|The 2.4.19-pre8 Linux Kernel pre-patch has been released, you can download it from the main download side here at www.kernel.org or you can download it from any number of the mirror sites. The full changelog is available here.|
|Linux Kernel 2.5.12 Released Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2002 @ 10:40 PM by mayhem|
|The 2.5.12 Linux Kernel has been released, you can download it from the main download side here at www.kernel.org or you can download it from any number of the mirror sites. The full changelog is available here.|