Developer Linux News for Apr 29, 2000
ComputerWorld: Microsoft pitches new app interoperability spec [SOAP] (Apr 29, 2000, 22:34)
"...built on different technologies [and] embraces more industry
standards than the first version, but still lacks specifications
for security, message routing and multicasting."
Linux Journal: Linux and Databases (Apr 29, 2000, 20:39)
"A preview and summary of the May 2 episode of Phil Hughes'
weekly radio program featured on Wall Street News Hour."
MSNBC: A brave new post-Microsoft world? (Apr 29, 2000, 19:08)
"Consumers walking into their local electronics superstore might
be more likely to see PCs loaded with the Linux system rather than
Windows and slightly less likely to see Microsoft Office
applications preloaded onto their systems."
CNET News.com: Antitrust case beats down Microsoft shares (Apr 29, 2000, 18:51)
"The landmark antitrust case has taken its toll on Microsoft
investors, and it's unclear whether the cloud hanging over the
software giant's shares will lift anytime soon."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Reactions to the [MS] breakup proposal (Apr 29, 2000, 18:00)
"Bill Gates... This was not developed by anyone who knows
anything about the software business."
CRN: Don't Break Up Microsoft (Apr 29, 2000, 17:48)
"Microsoft has essentially become a public utility and we need
to regulate it as such. That means oversight of licensing
procedures and pricing. It means regulation of access to the
operating system code and desktop. What it doesn't mean is a
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: What happens next for Microsoft? (Apr 29, 2000, 17:37)
"The Justice Department and 19 states yesterday asked a federal
judge to break up Microsoft into two companies. It is just a
recommendation. Here's what happens next..."
NY Times: Breakup of a Giant Is Seen Reigniting Competition in the Software Business (Apr 29, 2000, 17:01)
"In Silicon Valley, some of those most pleased with the proposed
breakup were venture capitalists. ... Many... felt that Microsoft
was in effect redlining the computer industry, telling its
competitors where they... would be limited by Microsoft
CNET News.com: Industry views proposal as too little, too late (Apr 29, 2000, 16:46)
"The government's move to break up Microsoft, a virtually
unthinkable possibility not long ago, has been cast as a sweeping
action that heralds a new era of hard-line antitrust
The Register: US demands MS split, open up APIs, liberate PC OEMs (Apr 29, 2000, 15:22)
"...although the two-way split is the most dramatic of the
proposed measures, the 'conduct remedies' further down the document
are most likely to be effective (and, indeed, workable) in the
BW: On RadioWallStreet.com: Redhat Ready to Reach Out If Microsoft Split (Apr 29, 2000, 03:39)
"The Redhat CEO said the applications company would have a
strong motivation to dovetail its work with competing operating
systems, including Linux and Unix."
WideOpenNews: Real Time -- for Real [Oncore Systems microkernel] (Apr 29, 2000, 02:31)
"OnCore's software runs in between the processor and the
operating system. It keeps a portion of memory aside, specifically
to run real-time requests. But Linux and its associated
applications can run as normal -- OnCore's microkernel only kicks
in on demand."
ZDNet: Net standards ... without Sun and MS? (Apr 29, 2000, 01:42)
"IBM, Intel, Oracle, HP and Compaq unite in calling for one set
of standards for Web apps, but Microsoft and Sun aren't involved