Developer Linux News for Jun 28, 1999
HP OpenMail Beta Test Program (Jun 28, 1999, 23:54)
This program is open to all and runs from 25 June through 30
E-Commerce Times: Is Microsoft Ready To Take the Gloves Off With Linux? (Jun 28, 1999, 17:44)
"Even as Microsoft fights for its corporate life at its federal
antitrust trial, some say it's switching into hyper-drive in a plan
to combat the threat of the Linux operating system."
SRO: IBM Downplays Linux Desktops (Jun 28, 1999, 17:26)
"When it comes to talking about Linux, IBM isn't pulling any
punches. During last week's PC Expo, Big Blue stated exactly where
it expects Linux to play..."
PR Newswire: IBM Downplays Linux Desktops, Reports Sm@rtReseller (Jun 28, 1999, 16:03)
"While promising to support every major version of Linux, an IBM
executive has downplayed the possibility of Linux becoming a true
alternative to the Windows operating system, according to reporting
in the June 28 issue of Sm@rtReseller."
Eric Raymond -- Shut Up And Show Them The Code (Jun 28, 1999, 15:51)
"So the next time RMS, or anybody else, urges you to 'talk about
freedom', I urge you to reply 'Shut up and show them the
Loki on "The Linux Show" on 6/29/99 (Jun 28, 1999, 15:44)
Here's your chance to talk to Loki. Go ahead, ask us
The Anatomy of a Frontal Assault on Apache: Microsoft's Web Server Strategy (Jun 28, 1999, 12:46)
"It is our own fault if we do not offer enough features with our
servers to justify their price. When it comes to hosting several
sites on one server version, Apache is simply better. Windows 2000
will solve this problem." -- Steve Ballmer
IT Week: Few takers for Win2000 beta (Jun 28, 1999, 11:27)
"Dell is among the vendors shipping Windows 2000 beta 3 desktops
this week to firms that want to try out Microsoft's operating
system before its final release in the autumn."
BW: Vovida Networks Sponsors Seat for Linux Developers On the International Softswitch Consortium (Jun 28, 1999, 11:01)
"Demonstrates Commitment to the Voice of Open Source."
BW: Bull Supports Open Source Initiative with Source Code for Enterprise JavaBeans -EJB- Platform (Jun 28, 1999, 10:56)
"... will make the source code of its implementation of
Enterprise JavaBeans(tm) (EJB) specifications available using an
open-source licensing model."
KDE Applications update (Jun 28, 1999, 09:31)
A whole slew of new KDE applications have been made available.
What "Free software" really means... (Jun 28, 1999, 09:12)
"Open source is not a new way of doing business, it is the
foundation of the Internet itself."
PC Week: In Linus we (have no choice but to) trust (Jun 28, 1999, 08:34)
"At any time, Linus Torvalds could take his kernel and go home.
Copyright it. Join a vendor and throw his weight behind a
particular Linux version. Any of those scenarios would be
devastating to Linux as an open-source operating system. Very
simply, Linus controls Linux."
PC Week: Open source: Innocence lost? (Jun 28, 1999, 08:31)
"At many corporations, open-source software products such as
Linux have risen to strategic prominence with the speedy pace of a
child prodigy entering college."
Laptop-HOWTO v1.6 (Jun 28, 1999, 08:27)
"Since the LINUX DOCUMENTATION PROJECT wasn't able to take the
document in, though I sent them the SGML source since January 1999,
you may find the document at my page"
LinuxWorld: Rethinking Linux stereotypes (Jun 28, 1999, 08:15)
"I'm using Caldera 2.2 with KDE as my client again today, as I
have for the last several days. The week before last, I spent every
day working with Red Hat 6.0 and GNOME. I can switch back and forth
between these two clients easily because I've set everything up to
be server-centric. Hey, I'm a geek. Geeks do things like that."
Windows Magazine: Windows 2000: A Space Odyssey (Jun 28, 1999, 01:20)
"... behind that mask of simplicity lies a bloated,
legacy-burdened OS... it'll take a couple of bug-fixing updates for
the product to even approach the reliability of Linux..."
Microsoft Advertising for Linux? (Jun 28, 1999, 00:21)
"Disraeli was pretty close: actually, there are Lies, Damn lies,
Statistics, Benchmarks, and Delivery dates."
Mindcraft Retest Shows Linux Progress (Jun 28, 1999, 00:14)
Dan Kegel has updated his Mindcraft tests writeup to reflect the
Detroit Free Press: Can Linux crash Windows? (Jun 28, 1999, 00:14)
"That's the goal of the upstart operating system. Installing it,
however, is just too difficult for most of us"
Kernel Cousin gimp-devel #3 Is Out (Jun 28, 1999, 00:10)