Announcing the new LANSS Service
The Linux Application Naming Scheme Service is now available!
Instead of having to figure out what you should name your application, simply fill out a simple form and the service will automagically generate the appropriate name for you!
-- Azaroth (Comments welcome ;^) )
A Very well written article. :)
I agree with the comment on a new target audience, but in my experience it's not just script kiddies who would want to set up their own site on their own machine, and not just SKs who use the newer faster technologies. Even here in the UK, British Telecom have been plugging the leased line internet kick - and we still have to pay about 2c a minute for local calls. More and more frequently I talk online who are using ISDN or similar.
Microsoft can not only bank on fast line technology dropping in price, with their corporate power they can get on the bandwagon themselves - "New Windows 2000 with two click integrated support for your Direct Line to the Internet! Run your own webserver, just drag and drop blablabla..."
By working 'together' (read, we'll support your tech to promote ours) with the companies who make it, M$ can help to lower the prices for the connection and the hardware even faster than it would already fall at.
With the influx of either free or cheap DNS registry systems, it's becoming easier to have your own semi-personalised hostname. If Microsoft were to get onto this as well (cf. Hotmail) the combination would be a significant force.
-- Rob Sanderson (no relation afaik)