Developer Linux News for Apr 28, 2000
EE Times: Intel backs Chinese Linux (Apr 28, 2000, 22:12)
"Ministry of Information Industry officials said they have
closely monitored Linux's progress in China. Besides sponsoring a
series of Linux-related events in China, the ministry also has been
very active in unifying international standards for Linux."
InfoWorld: Government recommends Microsoft breakup (Apr 28, 2000, 21:29)
"You'll see them fight the breakup through the judge's decision
this summer, and when push comes to shove, you will see them
capitulate and try to become heroes."
Apache 2.0alpha3 Released (Apr 28, 2000, 21:17)
"This should be considered a ``developers version'' including
only the source and no pre-compiled binaries. It is anticipated
that a binary-release will be available for the first beta
InternetNews.com/Reuters: U.S. Asks Court to Split Microsoft (Apr 28, 2000, 21:05)
"The government proposal would separate Microsoft's dominant
Windows operating system business from software applications like
word processing, spreadsheets and control of the Web browser."
CNN.com: U.S. proposes MSFT split (Apr 28, 2000, 20:54)
"The Justice Department and a group of state attorneys general
asked a federal court Friday to split Microsoft into two separate
companies to stem the software giant's anti-competitive
InfoWorld: Make sure that those back doors stay locked by using Linux-based... [pmfirewall] (Apr 28, 2000, 20:50)
"Pmfirewall uses but doesn't replace ipchains. It simply
relieves you of the tedious task of writing up the ipchains'
firewall rules manually."
ZDNet UK: Linux shakeout predicted (Apr 28, 2000, 20:40)
"These developments are likely to make IT buying decisions
tougher for those companies considering Linux strategies."
CNET News.com: Government to judge: Break up Microsoft (Apr 28, 2000, 20:38)
"The Justice Department and 19 states today asked a federal
judge to break Microsoft into two pieces to prevent the company
from further abusing its monopoly position in the software
32BitsOnline: 100 Percent Increase Forecast For Thin Clients (Apr 28, 2000, 19:50)
"Reality Research cites several reasons for the anticipated
growth in the thin client market. First among these is the
'explosion' of the application service provider (ASP) market"
LinuxPR: CollabWare Corporation Hires Jeff Jones as Vice President and Chief Fi (Apr 28, 2000, 19:27)
"One of Jones' primary goals at CollabWare will be to support
corporate development goals by evaluating and recommending
financial strategies for acquisitions."
CCN: Speedware Announces Second Quarter Results (Apr 28, 2000, 19:08)
"Speedware also announced that its Visionyze.com division would
be developing an open source version of its Hybrid Online
ApplicationProcessing (OLAP) technology on a Linux platform.
...making this technology available to the developer community as
an open source OLAP product..."
PRNewswire: ELSA's New GLADIAC Accelerator in Stores This Weekend (Apr 28, 2000, 18:15)
"The retail version of GLADIAC will be standard with 32MB of DDR
memory... and Linux drivers as well as ELSA's suite of desktop
utilities and a software DVD player."
ABCNews.com: Eazel Does It (Apr 28, 2000, 18:11)
"A powerful team of original Macintosh programmers behind this
Silicon Valley startup is betting you'll soon be running their new
friendly version of Linux both at work and from the kitchen."
InfoWorld: Inprise seeks advice on Corel merger terms (Apr 28, 2000, 17:43)
"Inprise/Borland's board of directors has requested Broadview
International, which also advised the company in February, to
update its opinion on the fairness of the transaction terms, from a
financial point of view, to Inprise/Borland shareholders, the
software development tools maker said in a statement."
Linuxcare: App of the Week: gkrellm (Apr 28, 2000, 16:34)
"...gkrellm essentially gives you... the kind of information
that would normally require a barrage of commands. It gives me the
time and date; graphs for CPU activity, process load, disk I/O
activity, and eth0 traffic; available resource meters for memory,
swap, and disk partitions; the number of new emails in my inbox;
and my system's uptime."
CNET News.com: IBM switches support to Microsoft-backed Web standard [SOAP] (Apr 28, 2000, 16:11)
"When the software giant unveiled the technology in October, IBM
executives said SOAP too closely favored Microsoft technologies
over industry standards. ... Microsoft yesterday released an
updated version of SOAP that included the work of IBM and its
subsidiary Lotus Development."
The Register: Inprise to investigate 'fairness' of Corel takeover (Apr 28, 2000, 15:41)
"Of course, Inprise is being sued by a gang of shareholders who
feel the original deal undervalues their shares, so the Broadview
plan could be as much about pacifying them as winning better terms
from Corel - just as Corel's cash-flow warning could be simply a
manoeuvre to get its own shareholders behind the deal."
Linux.com: The Death Penalty [for MS] (Apr 28, 2000, 15:29)
"Forget breaking up this company. Render it to raw materials.
Seize its assets, hold it in trust for its employees and
shareholders and sell it off, using the proceeds to fund the
development of free software."
CNET News.com: DOJ, states expected to propose Microsoft breakup today (Apr 28, 2000, 14:44)
"The proposal, which is expected after the market closes
[today]... moves the Microsoft trial into its final stage..."
allNetDevices: Windows CE Market Penetration Evaporated Before Pocket PC Release (Apr 28, 2000, 14:30)
"Retail sales of Windows CE-based handhelds all but disappeared
prior to this month's release of Microsoft's next-generation Pocket
PC devices, according to a study by NPD Intelect."
LinuxPlanet: Word to the Wise... Applix Words 5: VistaSource Makes an Aggressive Move (Apr 28, 2000, 13:51)
"...Applix has produced an outstanding all-around word
processor. The smooth and responsive performance, coupled with
integration with the GNOME desktop, a respectable featureset, and
good online documentation are a sure indicator that VistaSource has
a good start as they move more aggressively into the Linux
LinuxPR: Lazarus trying to beat Kylix to the punch! (Apr 28, 2000, 07:26)
"Lazarus the open source answer to Borland Delphi has released
version 0.5 of it's IDE."
LinuxPR: Donovan accelerates expansion with appointment of new Vice President of Sales & Marketing (Apr 28, 2000, 07:24)
"Donovan Systems, a premier developer of 64-bit Linux systems,
has appointed David Wee as Vice-President of Sales &
Kernel Cousin Samba #20 By Peter Samuelson (Apr 28, 2000, 06:11)
Samba is an open source software suite that provides seamless
file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients.
Freshmeat.net: Lilo 0.21.4.2 (Apr 28, 2000, 05:57)
"The 1024-cylinder limit has been removed by a patch that uses
the EDD bios extensions and supports up to 2 TB disks."
SJ Mercury/Reuters: Microsoft break-up plan sparks shareholder debate (Apr 28, 2000, 05:41)
"Splintering off applications from the operating system would
allow both units to tap new markets neither dared to explore
before, such as writing software for the upstart Linux