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Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 29, 1999

  • FairfaxIT: Showtime for Linux (Mar 29, 1999, 19:29)
    "THE German technology fair, CeBIT, was last week awash with Linux and open source. From wearable computers running Linux, to Linux Alley in the US pavilion and Cobalt's MicroQube Linux-based plug and play servers, the buzz was that OpenSource had arrived."

  • M2: New conference programs that dissect platforms, e-commerce and networking (Mar 29, 1999, 18:28)
    "...the "Linux Global Summit," produced in cooperation with Linux International and sponsored by Linus Hardware Solutions and Caldera, will explore the business potential of the Linux OS and features a keynote presentation by Linus Torvalds, founder of the Linux OS."

  • Business Wire: Vertex Announces Linux Support as Key Part of New NetWeave Release 1.06.02 (Mar 29, 1999, 18:28)
    "Linux has emerged as a powerful and robust platform for commercial computing."

  • PRNewswire: Linux and Microsoft Square Off in Chicago Next Month (Mar 29, 1999, 18:28)
    "COMDEX/Spring and WINDOWS WORLD Opens with a Bang on April 19 when Bill Gates Previews Windows 2000 and Linus Torvalds Keynotes the Linux Global Summit."

  • PRNewswire: New Dimension Software to Provide IOA/e Support for Linux (Mar 29, 1999, 18:28)
    "The Company's Enterprise Production Management Solution Brings Robust Production Control Capabilities to Internet and E-Commerce Environments with Control-M Support for Linux."

  • Business Wire: Synopsys VCS Simulator to Support Linux OS; (Mar 29, 1999, 18:28)
    "Synopsys Responds to Growing Demand for Popular Operating System"

  • PRNewswire: Web Developers Lining Up to Join the Cult ... (Mar 29, 1999, 18:28)
    "Cult3D's NEW Multi-Platform 3D Object Rendering Engine Now Available"

  • PCWeek: Dell to preinstall Linux on PCs (Mar 29, 1999, 17:56)
    "Dell Computer Corp. is gearing up to offer Linux as a factory-installed operating system option across its line of desktops, workstations and servers."

  • AbiSource: Replacing ESR is the Wrong Goal (Mar 29, 1999, 15:22)
    The President of AbiSource, Eric W. Sink, says, "So, Eric wants to step down, and he's seeking a replacement. His memo offers a list of qualifications which any would-be leader should read carefully. In fact, I agree with his list -- to be a leader in Open Source, you'll need most or all of the attributes he mentions. However, the list actually looks like a list of his qualifications, presumably predicated on the notion that the best replacement for ESR would actually involve human cloning. Insofar as this is true, and sprinkled with a little humor, I'd like to offer a few qualifications that I think he missed."

  • PC Magazine says Red Hat Linux Deluxe #8 in Top Selling Retail Software (Mar 29, 1999, 14:33)
    Marty writes: Just received my PC Magazine in the mail. And on page 10 of the magazine, they show the top 10 pieces of software sold by volume. According to their source, PC Data for January 1999, Red Hat Linux Deluxe was Number 8.

  • National Infrastructure Protection Center: Computer Virus Alert (Mar 29, 1999, 12:40)
    The United States Federal Government is getting involved with this "Melissa" virus that is plaguing Microsoft products.

  • Open Source Wins Presidential Election in 2000 (Mar 29, 1999, 12:29)
    "Open Source wins the 2000 election hands down. Of 14 possible candidates, 11 are running some form of the Apache web server. Only 2 run non-Unix operating systems; both Liz Dole's and Dan Quayle's run Windows"

  • ZDTV: Cobalt Qube 2 (Mar 29, 1999, 11:52)
    Review of Cobalt Networks' Qube 2, Linux-based small office network server.

  • Red Hat and Metrowerks Deliver Mainstream Development Tools for Linux (Mar 29, 1999, 11:25)
    "Red Hat® Software, Inc., the leading provider of Linux software and expertise, and Metrowerks, Inc., (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE:MWK), a leading supplier of software development tools for telecom, desktop, embedded systems, and consumer electronics announced today that CodeWarrior® software development tools have been ported to the Red Hat Linux operating system. This agreement to bring commercial development tools to Linux is the latest in a series of applications that enhance the viability of the Linux OS."