Developer Linux News for May 09, 2000
ZDNet: Linux Opinion: Tough Love? (May 09, 2000, 23:48)
"The problem lies with the sheep who continue to use such
dangerous products when credible and safer alternatives exist."
Openwall Project: Linux kernel patch from the Openwall Project (May 09, 2000, 22:18)
"This patch is a collection of security-related features for the
Linux kernel, all configurable via the new 'Security options'
configuration section. In addition to the new features, some
versions of the patch contain various security fixes."
ZDNet UK: No easy path to an MS breakup (May 09, 2000, 21:02)
"If the remedies put forth by the Department of Justice and 17
state attorneys general in the antitrust action against Microsoft
prevail-and that's a big if-a breakup along product lines would be
a logistically arduous act that many don't consider feasible."
TechWeb: Sun Loses Another Battle in Java War (May 09, 2000, 20:52)
"U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte accepted Microsoft's request
for summary judgment, a move that upholds the software giant's
assertion that it did not violate Sun copyright laws in its use of
LinuxPR: Intel Partners with ActiveState for IA-64 Port (May 09, 2000, 19:58)
"Beta Release of Python and Perl for Itanium Processor."
ABC News/AP: Net Profit;
Oracle Unveils $199 Internet Machine [Running Linux] (May 09, 2000, 19:56)
"Calling it 'this amazing $199 computer,' Ellison said the
device 'is going to allow us to put a computer on every child's
desk' by 2005."
LinuxPR: National Foundation for Functional Brain Imaging
invests in Linux SGI Computer Cluster (May 09, 2000, 19:54)
"Researchers Use an SGI 32-Processor Compute Cluster for
Analysis, Modeling and Simulation in Brain Imaging Research."
LinuxPR: KDE.com Launches (May 09, 2000, 19:46)
"New Website Dedicated to Users and Developers of Leading Linux
E-Commerce Times: The End of Linux Hysteria? (May 09, 2000, 19:35)
"2000 could be the year that Linux comes fully into its own, as
rising corporate adoption and intensifying media attention brought
on by the Microsoft antitrust case have helped to push the
open-source operating system into the number two position in world
Tcl-URL! for May 9, 2000 (May 09, 2000, 19:24)
Tcl is a simple textual language, intended primarily for issuing
commands to interactive programs such as text editors, debuggers,
illustrators, and shells.
Midgard Weekly Summary for 8th of May, 2000 (#37) (May 09, 2000, 19:09)
Midgard is a freely-available Web application development and
publishing platform based on the popular PHP scripting language. It
is an Open Source development project.
Linux.com: It's Survival of the Fittest (May 09, 2000, 17:05)
"Instead of laughing at the Windows users, it would be
interesting to see an open source solution providing the same
functionality as VB script and the security of Java. Perhaps
something like Kaffe could be embedded into new mailers such as
PRNewswire: Silicon Motion Lands... $15 Million Mezzanine Round Venture Funding (May 09, 2000, 17:03)
"...the capital will be used for advanced research and
development of LynxEM+, an integrated graphics subsystem designed
for the Linux platform."
Wired: Napster's 'Safe Harbor' Sinks (May 09, 2000, 02:08)
"The recording industry continues its roll of legal victories,
as a federal judge on Friday rejected Napster's request for a
summary judgment which would have dismissed a lawsuit filed by the
Recording Industry Association of America."
InfoWorld: Ellison launches (another) network computer company (May 09, 2000, 01:08)
"The original NCs used a proprietary operating system and had to
be used in conjunction with a server that hosted its software
applications, she said. NICs, by contrast, run on the Linux
operating system and come installed with a 56Kbps modem and Web
browser from Netscape Communications, which is all they need for
accessing the Web, Smith said."
NewsBytes: Oracle Spin-off Launches $199 PC With Giveaway (May 09, 2000, 00:58)
"The NIC is a diskless workstation with a 266MHz central
processor from Cyrix Corp. and an operating system based on the
Linux kernel. Unlike some early visions of the "Internet computer,"
which suggested much of a system's software could be served up from
remote hosts, the NIC keeps its operating system and support
software on a CD ROM. The system is updated by swapping in an
updated CD ROM."
PRNewswire: Entera Announces TeraEDGE, Break-Through, Standards-Based Caching Software (May 09, 2000, 00:12)
"The APIs are open to both the caching agents and for the first
time ever in any caching solution, open to the object store.
Entera's open APIs provide the ability to build custom software
modules for specific needs that extend the functionality of the
TeraEDGE agents and provides the Linux developer community the
ability to write new agents to interact with the caching engine for
multiple caching needs."
CCN: Corel Announces Strategic Alliance with EBIZ Enterprises (May 09, 2000, 00:02)
"EBIZ identified the need for a pure Linux ISP and developed the
first Linux-based proprietary dial-up client that configures the
desktop for connection to the Internet under both Corel Linux and
Red Hat Linux distributions."