Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 25, 1999
Promotion Price for Redhat 6.1 Pre-loaded box 450Mhz (Nov 25, 1999, 23:45)
Redhat 6.1 Operating System has been pre-loaded and a CD
included in AMD K6II 450Mhz System. For the price of $449.00.
Technocrat.net: Novell Cooperative License Draft 1.0 (Nov 25, 1999, 23:43)
"Please don't ask me what products this is being applied to,
Novell will announce that when they are ready."
ComputerWorld: Compaq to pay up to $250M for NT on Alpha programs (Nov 25, 1999, 20:26)
"Compaq announced its decision to withdraw NT support on Alpha
at the end of August, citing low customer interest and sales
TechWeb: Compaq To Take Surprise Charges Of $150-$250M (Nov 25, 1999, 20:18)
"Customers choosing to remain on Alpha will be offered a free
upgrade to an Open VMS, Tru64 Unix, or Linux system."
linuxnewbie.org: Linux: Configuration, Installation, and Use [Book Review] (Nov 25, 1999, 20:10)
"The book is filled with general information on a lot of topics
and tries to incorporate as much as possible, although the author
admits it is virtually impossible to incorporate everything that
Linux has to offer."
linux.ie: Turbo Linux 3.6 Installation Review (Nov 25, 1999, 19:27)
"For those of you who want to install Linux for the first time,
or if you've used other distributions before and want to know what
to expect, this page tries to lay that out."
VELUG: Installfest Schedule (Nov 25, 1999, 18:18)
"VELUG (VEnezuelan Linux User Group) has out done itself this
year. Making important contributions to the knowledge of Linux in
Venezuela and a place for all the users to converge."
The Register: Intel pumps $12m into Euro Linux [SuSE] (Nov 25, 1999, 17:59)
"Tim Keating, Intel's content group director for EMEA, said that
"Intel is investing in SuSE because we want to encourage the
diffusion of Linux on Intel-based computers in Europe."
The Register: FIC to bundle OpenLinux 2.3 with PCs (Nov 25, 1999, 17:52)
"Taiwanese firm First International Computer (FIC), said today
it has signed a deal with Caldera to bundle OpenLinux 2.3 with PC
systems it supplies."
IT Director: Can Linux workstations change SGI's fortunes? (Nov 25, 1999, 17:46)
"The newest desktop strategy from SGI is to concentrate on the
provision of Linux-based PCs. The company recognises that
application support is still weak, but are prepared to take the
short term risk."
LinuxPR: Rebel.com unveils the NetWinder RackMount (Nov 25, 1999, 17:29)
"ISPs can benefit from low cost, simplicity and user
WideOpen: Novell Closes in on Open Source (Nov 25, 1999, 10:33)
"Novell's open source efforts are sure to involve its NDS
directory, which will face stiff competition from Microsoft's
GNU/Linux deployed in Dili, East Timor (Nov 25, 1999, 06:51)
"... UUCP and e-smith... provide file- and print-sharing and
email connectivity over satellite phone."
osOpinion: Red Hat Linux 6.1 versus Windows 98: Rules of User Friendliness (Nov 25, 1999, 05:14)
"As a small contribution to the free source movement, allow me
to assemble some motley "Rules" of user friendliness, as I step on
a few land mines in the Red Hat Linux 6.1 installation and
Linux Journal: Viva Las Linux! (Nov 25, 1999, 02:04)
"The excitement really started on Monday the 15th, with Linus
Torvalds' keynote speech at the Venetian Ballroom of the Las Vegas
Convention Center. Hundreds upon hundreds of us filled up a vacated
parking garage, waiting in line on the cement for hours in hopes of
seeing and hearing our leader."
PC Week: Keeping Linux Nets in Balance (Nov 25, 1999, 01:36)
"PC Week Labs believes many sites will benefit immediately by
deploying TurboCluster, which offers the fault tolerance and
network load balancing lacking in Beowulf, an open-source
performance-based clustering initiative that is the only widely
available choice for Linux."