Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 21, 1999
National Post: Compaq expected to sign landmark Linux deal (Jan 21, 1999, 18:34)
"Compaq is expected to make a deal with Red Hat Software to
pre-install Red Hat's latest version of Linux on its personal
computers for the server market."
Open Source Locomotive: Web Application Server for high-volume systems (Jan 21, 1999, 17:10)
ZDNet AnchorDesk: Grab Jon's Linux Toolkit (Jan 21, 1999, 16:58)
"I've got links below that will lead you to the Linux flavor you
want to download, plus some free apps worth considering."
ZDNet AnchorDesk: Tips and Tricks to Get You Started [with Linux] (Jan 21, 1999, 16:47)
"You'll probably need some help when you face down your first
Linux *.conf file."
ZDNet AnchorDesk: Resellers Key to Linux Success (Jan 21, 1999, 16:42)
"Although Linux may come from a grassroots development model,
successful Linux vendors are quickly learning how to play corporate
Financial Post: Compaq expected to sign landmark Linux deal (Jan 21, 1999, 10:06)
"Linux, the rapidly growing operating system available for free
off the Internet, stands to make further inroads if a rumoured deal
involving Compaq Computer Corp. goes through next month."
India Times: Programming lark evolves into Internet masterpiece (Jan 21, 1999, 09:27)
"The jargon may be alien, but the fervour is unmistakable. Even
mystifying mouthfuls like `GNU Emacs' and `multi-threading' are
uttered with the zeal of a priest delivering a Sunday sermon.
Welcome to the world of Linux - a virtual zone where compu-babble
is spouted with religious conviction and thousands of programmers
participate in an incredible ongoing software epic."
Washington Post: We Don't Outdo Windows -- Yet (Jan 21, 1999, 01:43)
"Linux Firm Says It's Decades Away From Challenging
Linux Clubs rule at Yahoo! (Jan 21, 1999, 01:07)
"Linux Newbies" is the most popular club under Operating Systems
at Yahoo Clubs, followed in second place by "Red Hat Linux".
Linux and Ethnodiversity
(Jan 21, 1999, 00:08)
In a major new feature article, Professor Vermeer argues
eloquently and conclusively that putting software localization into
the hands of a company like Microsoft would be very limiting and a
detriment to human culture.
FreeBSD group officially ends support for 2.2-stable, talks about future of ports. (Jan 21, 1999, 00:06)
World's Largest Linux Users Group welcomes member #2000 (Jan 21, 1999, 00:05)
Congratulations to the Skåne Sjælland Linux User
Group for doubling their membership in only 2.5 months.
Open Letter to NetWinder.org contributors (Jan 21, 1999, 00:04)
Original founder and corporate laison of NetWinder.org sends out
an open letter, removing doubt about a negative effect to the
NetWinder group as a result of the potential selling of the Corel
Corel Computer NetWinder(tm) Division to be Acquired by
Hardware Canada Computing
(Jan 21, 1999, 00:03)
Corel signs letter of intent to receive 25% equity stake in one
of Canada's fastest growing IT companies.
Enterprise Computing: Corel sells off hardware interests (Jan 21, 1999, 00:01)
"Corel has dropped the curtain on its attempt to get into the
hardware arena, announcing today that Hardware Canada Computing
will buy Corel's line of NetWinder Linux machines."
Santa Exhausted After Delivering Informix Products on Linux, Easter Bunny Worried (Jan 21, 1999, 00:01)
"Global Program Exceeds Expectations, New Alliances and Pricing
Promotion Bring Value, Convenience and Increased Access to Linux