Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 29, 1999
DominoPower Magazine: Sharing Linux drives with Samba (Nov 29, 1999, 23:34)
"If you want to be able to see your Linux directories on your
PC, then Samba is for you. If you're a Windows person, you can make
life easier if you can use Samba to access the disks on the Linux
box as if they were on an NT server."
Linux Journal: The High-Tech How Not to be Seen, Part 4 (Nov 29, 1999, 22:42)
"How can I trust the source of a public key?"
The Register: MS quietly dumps Windows OpenGL support (Nov 29, 1999, 21:25)
"The other obvious alternative would of course have been for
Microsoft to co-operate in a Fahrenheit implementation for Linux,
so the end result is hardly surprising."
BW: CynApps...Intros new release of Cynlib with 6X speed advantage... (Nov 29, 1999, 20:09)
"CynApps today announced a new version of Cynlib, its
open-source C++ hardware design library and simulator, which boasts
significant performance improvement. Additional upgrades include a
VHDL version of the Cyn++ macro preprocessor, and a new "Hardware
SJ Mercury: Red Hat to Service AutoZone stores, stock surges (Nov 29, 1999, 18:28)
"Shares of Red Hat surged to a record high of 249 before
settling at 245-1/4, up 31-3/4 or 15 percent, on the Nasdaq stock
market, where it was the biggest net gainer."
E-Commerce Times: Intel Expands Linux Investment (Nov 29, 1999, 18:16)
"SuSE will channel funding into the establishment of new sales
and support offices and also toward the expansion of its network of
SuSE Business Partners. The company currently has offices in the
U.S. and throughout Europe."
Byte.com: The Linux Process Model, The Linux approach helps performance (Nov 29, 1999, 17:31)
"For one thing, understanding your kernel better will help you
prevent problems before they occur. If you are using Linux as a
server, most problems will start to appear under stress."
mantex.co.uk: The Cathedral and the Bazaar [Book Review] (Nov 29, 1999, 17:05)
"Basically, it's an impassioned argument in favour of a new
strategy in software development which has arisen from the decision
by Linus Torvalds to release the source code of his operating
PC Week: Red Hat guns for Microsoft (Nov 29, 1999, 16:27)
"Seeks to expand its reach through Mozilla, Sendmail pacts."
Slashdot: Beginning Linux Programming, 2nd Edition (Nov 29, 1999, 16:20)
"The first edition of this fine book, written by Neil Matthew
and Richard Stones, remains one of the top-selling books that we've
ever reviewed on Slashdot."
SRO: Penguins: Name Your Price, Sun, SCO are pondering Linux acquisitions (Nov 29, 1999, 15:59)
"Both SCO (The Santa Cruz Operation) and Sun are looking at
either Caldera Systems or TurboLinux."
SRO: Where Are All The Linux Ports? (Nov 29, 1999, 15:48)
"Despite swirling rumors that Sun Microsystems is eyeing a Linux
player, not every Sun division appears to be drinking the
osOpinion: How to Avoid 1984 Through Our Computers (Nov 29, 1999, 15:17)
"When using Linux, you can have "the blissful feeling of
being... in a room with no telescreens," no matter when you use
osOpinion: Case Study: Renaissance of UNIX a Good Thing? (Nov 29, 1999, 15:13)
"However, some computer users, especially those that are
familiar only with Microsoft Windows or MacOS may not understand
why UNIX on the desktop is a good thing. Like the Renaissance in
Europe, the "rebirth" is always better than the first "birth", this
time UNIX is available freely to all without any legal ties to a
parent company, and this time the source code is openly
BW: AutoZone Chooses Red Hat Services to Support Linux-based Chain-wide Intranet Applications (Nov 29, 1999, 14:02)
"Red Hat's On-site Consulting Services and Support will Help
AutoZone, Inc. Implement Linux-based Intranet Terminals"