Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 16, 1999
LinuxPR: VXE - new tool for Internet servers protection (Nov 16, 1999, 22:15)
"VXE protects host and particular subsystems, which work as
superuser and can have bugs."
Electronic Buyers News: Linux creator offers sneak peak into goal of microprocessor startup (Nov 16, 1999, 21:57)
"Linux operating system creator Linus Torvalds offered further
details of his chip startup, Transmeta, during a Comdex keynote
here in Las Vegas, some of which were disclosed on the company's
web site in a hidden message."
ServerWatch: Red Hat Looks to Net Devices (Nov 16, 1999, 21:52)
"Red Hat said the deal will broaden its expertise to include
embedded systems and handhelds. Cygnus' products include eCos, or
Embedded Cygnus Operating System, a royalty-free operating system
targeting embedded systems."
Linuxcare: Dear Lina: Leaping Logfiles! (Nov 16, 1999, 20:43)
"I recently noticed my disk is almost out of space. It's not
like I'm doing anything fancy with it (I have another machine where
I have a big MP3 collection, I would have expected it there). I
looked around and /var/log is full of these huge files."
ComputerWorld: Compaq creates division for iPaq, may shun Wintel with Internet PCs (Nov 16, 1999, 20:32)
"...new division will develop the stripped-down iPaq class of
desktop computers unveiled recently, as well as Internet appliances
like wireless handheld computers. ... Compaq is considering
alternatives to using... Microsoft Corp.'s Windows software to
power those devices."
CRN: Interview: Robert Young - Red Hat Inc. (Nov 16, 1999, 20:13)
"We don't treat open source software as manna from heaven, [as
if we somehow just download] a Linux operating system and put it on
CD, then sell it and get a wonderful capitalization out of it."
Tonight On the Linux Show!! Its Transmeta Fever! (Nov 16, 1999, 19:53)
"Kevin, Arne, Jeff, PJ and Doc Searls (of the Linux Journal live
from Comdex) have a great show."
CRN: More Vendors Investing Resources -- Linux moving into spotlight (Nov 16, 1999, 19:47)
"IBM Corp., Armonk, N.Y., Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto,
Calif., and Compaq Computer Corp., Houston, have committed to
optimizing various server platforms for Linux."
CRN: New IBM Servers Target ISPs, ASPs (Nov 16, 1999, 19:35)
"One of the major trends we're seeing is the hype-and IBM is
still trying to see its importance-of Linux on Intel servers."
CRN: E-commerce, Linux and the long-awaited Windows 2000 should highlight the year ahead (Nov 16, 1999, 19:27)
"2000 also should be a make-or-break year for Linux. Will the
open-source-code software rise to challenge the lock Windows has on
the market, or will it be relegated to niche-solution status?"
CRN: New technology spells opportunity - E-commerce and Linux find...small and midsize customers (Nov 16, 1999, 19:15)
"Linux hit the operating-system market like a cold slap in the
EE Times: Handhelds, downsized PCs, smart phones converge on Comdex - Info appliances go prime time (Nov 16, 1999, 19:05)
"Meanwhile, hardware makers appear to be hedging their bets,
eyeing the Linux OS as a potential way to break their enforced
marriage to Microsoft."
EE Times: Unlock Windows (Nov 16, 1999, 18:59)
"Start by making Windows an open-source-code operating system.
Linux has shown that the model works and that it leverages the
innovation of the entire design community. To ensure compatibility
and orderly innovation, however, the government should set up a
testing agency responsible for certifying annual upgrades and
extensions of the Windows OS."
Internet Week: How We Tested The Linux Servers (Nov 16, 1999, 18:40)
"Aside from Corel's beta offering, all our competitors were
evaluated solely on final shipping versions. Though our review was
concentrated on the Linux as a server operating system, we decided
to also install each distribution as a workstation client to see
which environment was the better fit."
Internet Week: Low-Cost Unix from a Hardware Perspective (Nov 16, 1999, 18:35)
"VA Research has taken the headaches out of Linux installation
and has built a server system that can truly compete for rack space
in corporate data centers."
CNET News.com: Intel adds to Linux investments with eSoft (Nov 16, 1999, 18:29)
"The investments mark the continuing strategy of Intel in
incubating Linux as one of the operating systems that runs on Intel
Internet Week: Red Hat Still King of the Linux Server Hill (Nov 16, 1999, 18:25)
"Having two Linux distributions win InternetWeek Approved status
says a great deal about the current state of Linux."
Internet Week: Web App Servers -- No Time To Wait (Nov 16, 1999, 18:16)
"Last month, Sun announced it had acquired Forte Software Inc.
and NetBeans Inc. to round out its Internet-based e-business
products and services. Forte was a leading provider of tools to
build distributed applications. NetBeans, based in the Czech
Republic, provided Java technology for Linux operating
TechWeb: The Appliance Buzz (Nov 16, 1999, 18:11)
"One of the hottest technology buzzes at Comdex Fall '99 is
cutting across a wide path of industries and companies as varied as
Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Red Hat Software."
LINUX TODAY RADIO -- DAY TWO COMDEX '99 NOW LIVE (Nov 16, 1999, 18:02)
Today's live programming begins at 18:00 UTC (10:00AM PST).
PRNewswire: eSoft Receives Intel Investment (Nov 16, 1999, 17:19)
"We are confident this support will enable eSoft to accelerate
our future research, development and business expansion
LinuxSlides: Educational website gets bowel-lift, enters second beta (Nov 16, 1999, 16:58)
"...an index to Linux and Open Source presentations material
(usually, as slides, hence the name) submited by their authors or
third parties and classified by topic and language (we've got
currently entries in english, french, spanish, danish and
Open Source Writers Group: document updates and additions (Nov 16, 1999, 16:44)
"The Open Source Writers Group...has been busy in recent weeks,
and is pleased to announce that a number of documents have been
added to and updated in its documentation set."
LinuxPR: Team FXML Announces Release of ODBC Socket Server (Nov 16, 1999, 16:40)
"Released under the Gnu Public License (GPL), ODBC Socket Server
finally delivers a solid, well-documented Windows data access
toolkit for all TCP/IP capable operating systems."
SJ Mercury: Red Hat is acquiring Cygnus (Nov 16, 1999, 16:31)
"Cygnus, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., makes development tools
that enable software to mesh with Linux, an increasingly popular
platform for running the powerful computer servers that companies
use for e-commerce, Web sites, internal networks and
TechWeb: Torvalds: At Last, People "Get" Open Source (Nov 16, 1999, 16:08)
"Over time, as open source has been commercialized," Torvalds
said, "open source still flourished, because it is also about bring
the users and programmers closer together."
BW: SCO and TurboLinux Announce Availability of Professional Services Offerings for TurboCluster... (Nov 16, 1999, 15:32)
"The two service packages, "TurboCluster Audit" and
"TurboCluster Start-Up," are designed to help TurboLinux's
customers and resellers get started with planning, installing,
configuring and deploying their new TurboCluster systems."
PRNewswire: eToast and Other Topics Served Up at Embedded Systems Conference Spring (Nov 16, 1999, 15:27)
"Courses covering Linux and GNU development environments are
among three new classes whose addition reflects the growing
popularity of open source software tools for embedded systems."
PRNewswire: American Power Conversion is First Computer...Company to Receive Red Hat Ready Logo (Nov 16, 1999, 15:23)
"This announcement continues APC's comprehensive support for
Linux users by helping to increase system availability through
reliable power protection and management solutions."
BW: Red Hat Ready Certification Program Ensures Linux Compatibility for Top Enterprise Users... (Nov 16, 1999, 15:17)
"The Red Hat Ready certification program uses a rigorous,
thorough testing methodology from a trusted authority in open
source solutions that assures enterprise users that their hardware
choices are compatible with the Red Hat Linux OS."
LinuxPR: Antarctica IT And Caldera Team Up (Nov 16, 1999, 08:07)
"Antarctica IT, Inc. and Caldera Systems, Inc. will work
together to provide Linux services in Boston and New England."
osOpinion: The Microsoft Monopoly: You're ALL wrong (Nov 16, 1999, 08:02)
"A challenge to our software industry pipe-dream."
osOpinion: The New Face of Instant Messaging (Nov 16, 1999, 07:54)
"Enter Jabber. Jabber is a completely open source, cross
platform, feature rich, developer friendly, standards compliant IM
osOpinion: Kicking The Habit (Nov 16, 1999, 07:50)
"Wowser it's tough getting the MS monkey off my back. I've tried
the 12 step programs, the patch, and the gum. I've also tried
various Linux distributions. Nothing seems to work."
osOpinion: Microsoft and FSF, that should not be a war! (Nov 16, 1999, 07:43)
"For a lot of people involved with free Software and Linux this
is becoming a war of sorts, and that is wrong. I can agree that,
after the Halloween documents were made public and so on, the
feeling that Microsoft is making itself a war against FSF is really
strong, but it should not be a problem for us. Let MS boil."
The Nation: Microsoft's Fatal Error (Nov 16, 1999, 07:23)
"To make Linux a full competitor with Windows would require
small changes in Microsoft's rules for dispensing information about
how others' programs use the Windows APIs. If those and similar
legal and technical obstacles are removed, Linux-based systems
would be able to run all programs written for Windows
LinuxPR: Do you want to get your Linux newsletter? (Nov 16, 1999, 02:34)
"Look2Find Linux News is still seeking writers for their Linux
e-newsletter that is scheduled to launch in January 2000."
NEOLUG: Linux @ Cedar Point -- A different Linux Event (Nov 16, 1999, 02:31)
"The only conference that pairs up the best amusement park and
the best operating system for 2 days of fun and learning."
Linux Journal: Red Hat Names New CEO, Acquires Cygnus (Nov 16, 1999, 02:09)
"Red Hat's acquisition of Cygnus Solutions also confirms Red
Hat's intention to compete in the embedded systems marketplace, in
which Caldera Systems (among Linux companies) has staked a major
Linux.com: Buddying up to BSD: Part Three - Regrouping (Nov 16, 1999, 01:49)
"I realized that the BSD community looked at me in the same way
the Linux community has looked at Windows journalists that have
reviewed Linux. These flames gave me the rare opportunity to
experience a little bit of how these journalists must have
LWN: Red Hat acquires Cygnus (Nov 16, 1999, 01:34)
"LWN talked briefly today with Red Hat's Donnie Barnes...about
the announced acquisition of Cygnus Solutions. Now that the deal
has actually been signed, they are able to talk about it."
SRO: SuSE Comes Up Sevens With New OS Version (Nov 16, 1999, 01:21)
"Your customers who want everything and the kitchen sink in
open-source software also will be pleased with the remarkable
fullness of this package's included software. How much is
PC Week: Red Hat's Young sees no need to 'reinvent the PC' (Nov 16, 1999, 01:08)
"Less than a day after Microsoft Corp. CEO Bill Gates touted the
robust future of the PC, Red Hat Inc. Chairman Bob Young announced
the platform's death in a Comdex keynote address here Monday."
LinuxPR: Caldera Systems Acquires New Teaching Tool For Linux (Nov 16, 1999, 00:42)
"Caldera Systems Acquires New Teaching Tool For Linux."