Developer Linux News for Jan 31, 2000
BW: LinuxIT to Distribute Cybernet's NetMAX in UK (Jan 31, 2000, 23:58)
"Major European Linux Product Distributor to Provide NetMAX,
Industry's First Linux-Based Thin Servers, to British
DowJones.com: [Windows faces tough competition from Linux] (Jan 31, 2000, 22:41)
"...Windows faces tough competition from Linux, and the fact
that the Internet is based on a set of common interfaces and
protocols that aren't dependent on any particular operating-system
platform, making it far harder for Microsoft to drive the world
toward its software."
Java.Sun.com: Fiorano Announces Powerful Linux Compatibility (Jan 31, 2000, 21:24)
"Fiorano Software, Inc... today announced its interoperability
with Linux servers for the deployment of high-speed distributed
PRNewswire: Ecrix and Linux Fund Launch OpenTape.org (Jan 31, 2000, 20:13)
"Ecrix Sponsors Non-Profit Web Site Focused on Data Backup and
Open Source Software."
VNUnet: Microsoft has Unix Media player in the pipeline [incl. Linux] (Jan 31, 2000, 20:05)
"Paul Boudreau, Microsoft's programme manager for music and
entertainment... 'We see a need for Unix players and are working in
that direction, including Linux.' "
PRNewswire: eSoft and TriGem InfoComm Sign Strategic Distribution Pact and Joint Development Partnership (Jan 31, 2000, 20:04)
"TriGem to Distribute eSoft's Linux-Based Internet Software
Applications In Korea."
ComputerWorld: Transmeta chip may hold key for computing's future (Jan 31, 2000, 18:52)
"Transmeta's target market of wireless Internet appliances and
ultralight laptops isn't -- as some commentators claim -- simply a
computing 'niche.' It's the market of the future..."
LinuxGames.com: Linux vs. Windows in Quake 3 Arena Performance (Jan 31, 2000, 18:15)
"... the good news is that at 800x600 and below, Linux isn't
that far behind."
LinuxPR: Bynari International Announces Release of TradeMail 0.1.5 Beta (Jan 31, 2000, 17:13)
"Bynari Team To Demonstrate Complete NT Environment in New York
Linux Today Feature: SGI's XFS Journaling File System on Track for Mid-Year Release to Linux (Jan 31, 2000, 14:00)
"…XFS is right on schedule for a mid-year release to the
Linux community, following a beta that is expected to begin in the
LA Times: If You Can't Protect What's Yours, You Own Nothing (Jan 31, 2000, 06:23)
"A case is currently before a federal court in New York that has
to be of interest to anyone who believes in the right to protect
Chicago Tribune: A natty solution for connecting multiple machines to the Net (Jan 31, 2000, 05:47)
"If you've found yourself fighting with others over a PC with an
Internet connection, you'll love this solution."
Chicago Tribune: Protecting your Linux machine from the big, bad Internet (Jan 31, 2000, 05:41)
"How can you protect yourself? Instead of running for the hills
with your shotgun and leftover Y2K rations, you can use a feature
of your Linux kernel that will keep others from connecting to the
most vulnerable network ports of your machine."
ZDNet: Linux: Belle of info appliances? (Jan 31, 2000, 05:41)
"Linux, the freely distributed operating system whose Cinderella
story has riveted the market for Web servers, is ready to wear its
glass slippers once again."
VARBusiness: Sun Solaris Shoots Salvo In System Software Skirmish (Jan 31, 2000, 01:46)
"The epic battle between Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems
Inc. for the enterprise is coming to a head. With Microsoft set to
launch Windows 2000 next month, Sun last week said it will offer
its Solaris 8 operating system for free."
Infoworld: Linux goes mainstream: ...is probably installed in your IT department, too (Jan 31, 2000, 00:09)
"...Linux has yet to gain parity with operating systems such as
Windows NT and Solaris with corporate IT, but a number of factors
in play will make this the year that happens."