Developer Linux News for Apr 20, 1999
InformationWeek: Hewlett-Packard Offers 24-7 Linux Support (Apr 20, 1999, 20:57)
"... HP's service [is] priced at $130 per server for unlimited
telephone and electronic support..."
TechWeb: Mozilla Lives On Through Gecko (Apr 20, 1999, 18:45)
"Two weeks after many industry observers said it was dead,
Netscape officials are touting the return of Mozilla."
CNET News.com: RealNetworks besieged by open-source plans (Apr 20, 1999, 18:11)
"The Free Expression Project is revving up... alternatives to
CNN: Linus who?; competition for Gates? (Apr 20, 1999, 17:57)
"Linus Torvalds could be mistaken for a young Bill Gates."
Financial Review: Linux system a hit, even with its rivals (Apr 20, 1999, 17:48)
"Public fervour for the Linux operating system is helping to
revitalise the software with which it competes..."
ZDNet: Linux hamstrung by lack of standards? (Apr 20, 1999, 17:37)
OS bigwigs talk up desktop and embedded systems -- flag the need
to promote Linux standards.
iStrategy (SA): Corel boss talks comeback strategy (Apr 20, 1999, 14:11)
"iStrategy editor Arthur Goldstuck talks comeback strategy with
Michael Cowpland, CEO of Corel Corporation, and his VP Derek
iStrategy (SA): Free software for every school PC? (Apr 20, 1999, 14:04)
"A free copy of Corel WordPerfect on every school computer in
South Africa. That's the offer Corel CEO Michael Cowpland has made
to the South African government..."
African Eye News: SA Schools offered free computer software (Apr 20, 1999, 13:16)
"All school computers in South Africa could get free software if
the government accepts a formal offer by... Corel..."
Chicago Tribune: Cybercast: Operating System Wars (Apr 20, 1999, 12:53)
"What's best for the industry: Free, open source or proprietary
InfoWorld: SGI CEO says Linux strategy coming soon (Apr 20, 1999, 12:53)
"... SGI ... will announce its Linux operating system strategy
soon, including plans for servers that use the open-source software
Chicago Tibune: Comdex Q&A:
Linus Torvalds, on the battle against
Microsoft (Apr 20, 1999, 12:09)
Linus Torvalds...sat down to give his views on Microsoft, his
celebrity and the future of Linux.
PCWeek: Torvalds relishes 'tension'
of competing with
Microsoft (Apr 20, 1999, 11:52)
"Linus Torvalds says he's not concerned about fragmentation in
the Linux market, but he does have opinions about who is doing the
best job of making money from the open source operating system he
invented eight years ago."
Detroit Free Press: Developer of Linux plugs underdog role (Apr 20, 1999, 11:01)
"Analysts and industry leaders have hailed Linux as the next
possible competitor for Windows for some computer users."
LinuxPower: A First Look at GNOME 1.0 (Apr 20, 1999, 09:09)
Quicknet Adds Linux Support to Internet Telephony Products (Apr 20, 1999, 09:02)
"Quicknet Technologies, Inc. the leader in low-density Internet
Telephony products, announced at VON '99, Linux support for the
company's award-winning Internet PhoneJACK Desktop Internet
Telephony Card and Internet LineJACK Internet Telephone Gateway
VNU Net: Comdex/Spring: Linus Torvalds analyses success of Linux (Apr 20, 1999, 08:42)
"Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux, effortlessly upstaged Bill
Gates on the opening day of Comdex/Spring in Chicago
VNU Net: Comdex/Spring: Java is failing, says Linus Torvalds (Apr 20, 1999, 08:42)
"Linux and Java are the two biggest software success stories of
the past few years, but the father of Linux said at Comdex/Spring
that he has been disappointed by Java."
Atlanta Journal: Linux inventor looks to future of operating
system (Apr 20, 1999, 00:32)
"... Here's an edited version of [Atlanta] Journal-Constitution
reporter Michael E. Kanell's interview with Torvalds..."