Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 30, 1999
Linux Journal: Red Hat Stalks Microsoft with Mozilla and Sendmail (Nov 30, 1999, 23:57)
"Red Hat's aggressive moves to seize Linux market share and beat
back the tide of Windows (ab)use are either the boon you have been
hoping for, or simply another example of money making the world
(even the Linux world) go 'round."
Linux Journal: A Few from SuSE (Nov 30, 1999, 23:49)
"SuSE recently scored major financial backing from dominant chip
maker Intel and a venture capital group called Apax Partners. The
arrangement, if approved by SuSE shareholders, will bring over $12
million (funding will actually be in euros) to fuel SuSE's growth
Tonight on The Linux Show!!: News of the Week, Bill Parish and Community feedback (Nov 30, 1999, 22:14)
"Is Microsoft Perpetuating a FRAUD? Or is this just business as
usual for all large businesses? You be the judge."
LinuxPR: Mandrake Is In Venezuela (Nov 30, 1999, 22:13)
"Mandrake Soft has arrived to South America, sponsoring the
first Caracas Linux Install Fest in Venezuela."
Python-URL! for November 30, 1999 (Nov 30, 1999, 21:52)
LinuxPR: LinuxComponents.COM is to sell HP Servers preinstalled with Linux (Nov 30, 1999, 21:20)
"LinuxComponents.COM has teamed up with Hewlett Packard to
deliver HP NetServers preinstalled with RedHat and Mandrake
Slashdot: Programming Pearls (Second Edition) [Book Review] (Nov 30, 1999, 18:51)
"One definition of pearl is something "very choice or precious."
Like the programming pearls it describes, Bentley's collection of
essays has itself transcended the ordinary to achieve pearl
PRNewswire: Computer Associates Establishes Enterprise Linux Advisory Council (Nov 30, 1999, 18:39)
"The Council will work with CA's development team with the goal
of helping to enable businesses to maximize the capabilities of
Linux operating systems within IT environments."
BW: Silicom Announces...Linux Support for...USB Home-Networking and...Internet Access Product Line (Nov 30, 1999, 18:31)
"With the increasing acceptance of the Linux operating system,
and being among the first companies to offer Linux support for its
PCMCIA products, the Company is now developing Linux support for
its Home-Networking and Broad-Band Internet Access product line.
The Linux software support is expected to be released during the
first quarter of 2000."
Linuxcare: Dear Lina: Playing In /proc (Nov 30, 1999, 17:34)
"What exactly are all those numbered directories and zero-length
files in the /proc directory?"
Linux.com: Linux 3D Revisited (Nov 30, 1999, 17:03)
"After the article I wrote last week, many people were curious
for more details on 3D acceleration in Linux."
NY Times: Red Hat Soars After Inking Deal With AutoZone (Nov 30, 1999, 15:57)
"This isn't a reaction to a deal with a relatively mainstream
company like AutoZone," said Christopher Galvin, an analyst at
Hambrecht & Quist, which co-managed Red Hat's initial public
offering in August."
The Register: Red Hat aiming to buy Corel Linux rival? (Nov 30, 1999, 15:39)
"So far, the trading pattern in the shares suggests that it is
day traders who are jumping in on the high level of activity,
rather than action by insiders."
BW: V-ONE Ships First VPN Supporting Linux On Both Client and Server (Nov 30, 1999, 14:26)
"V-ONE(R) Corporation..., a leading provider of client/server
Virtual Private Networks (VPN), today announced the availability of
SmartGate(R) for Linux, the first VPN product to ship with both
client and server support for Linux."
BW: ChartCare launches BridgeComm, provider of Internet, Linux and Networking Solutions (Nov 30, 1999, 14:11)
"...BridgeComm focuses on Internet and Linux solutions in the
network, Firewall and Open Source consulting, development and
BW: MRV's Linux Inter-Networking Architecture Wins Best of Show At NetWorld + Interop (Nov 30, 1999, 14:04)
"NBase-Xyplex..., today announced that it has won Corporate IT
Australia Best of Show at the NetWorld + Interop 1999 show in
Sydney, Australia for its Open Linux architecture. The Open Linux
Inter-Networking architecture also won the award for Best
BW: Synergy/DE Now Available for Red Hat Linux (Nov 30, 1999, 13:34)
"Synergex International... today announced the availability of
Synergy/DE(TM) 7.1 on the Linux platform using the Red Hat 6
IT-Director: What would a Red Hat acquisition mean to Corel users? (Nov 30, 1999, 12:33)
"The market seems to like the idea of Red Hat acquiring Corel
even if this just hearsay at present."
PRNewswire: VA Linux Systems Expands Professional Services Division and Marketing Team (Nov 30, 1999, 12:10)
"VA Linux Systems, a leading provider of Linux-based solutions,
announced today that it has expanded its Professional Services
Division with key hires including Jeremy Allison, one of the
leaders on the Samba Team, who will serve as senior professional
ZDNET: Berst Alert: The Red Hat Irony (Nov 30, 1999, 06:58)
"Red Hat must become? more like Microsoft. Which makes one of
the biggest stories of the year also one of the most ironic."
Russian UNIX e-zine seeks contributors (Nov 30, 1999, 06:53)
The Russian e-zine "Pref News" devoted mainly to Perl, UNIX and
databases programming is looking for article submissions.
Salon: Code Critic (Nov 30, 1999, 06:43)
"Before there was an Open Source Initiative, before the Free
Software Foundation was even a twinkle in St. iGNUcius' eye, Unix
hackers were fighting lawyers and commercial interests for the
right to copy and distribute source code."
osOpinion: Red Hat Revisited (Nov 30, 1999, 06:38)
"The folks at Cygnus must have one hell of a negotiation team to
convince Red Hat to shell out 6.7 million shares of RHAT stock
(worth $674 million at the time, but now valued at over $1.5
billion). The influx of open source support personnel is important,
but we have to ask ourselves whether the company really got a good
osOpinion: Unified Computing? We Need HAL! (Nov 30, 1999, 06:30)
"What is needed is a HAL with a monopoly-prohibitive license -
in other worlds, the GNU GPL. A HAL with a standards-base community
to keep everything compatible, just like Linux, just like the
Internet, which are unified even though they are multi-platform and
osOpinion: Shifting Silicon (Nov 30, 1999, 06:23)
"I think we've already won a major portion of this "war"; users
now have more choices and many of them are not directly involved in
making sure Bill Gate's kids get to go to the college of their
choice. People are still fighting this war and I'm thinking, "Why
osOpinion: A layman's view of The Linux Operating System (Nov 30, 1999, 06:15)
"No mater what I tried, I could not set-up my Creative TNT2
Ultra card. Hmmm, my first and major hurdle. The autodetection of
the video setup has greatly improved but no mater what I try, I can
not setup video with LINUX."
Loki Entertainment -- Audio Interview from Linux Business Expo (Nov 30, 1999, 04:55)
What games will Loki Entertainment do next? Scott Draeker and
Lance Colvin tell it all to Linux Today -- or perhaps they tell us
only what they want us to hear.
Reuters: Red Hat surges on deal speculation (Nov 30, 1999, 04:06)
"Since last Tuesday, shares of the Research Triangle Park,
N.C.-based company, which has a red fedora as its logo, have soared
Ext2: Book Review: Linux Complete (Nov 30, 1999, 03:23)
"The book is meant for any kind of Linux user or administrator
who wants to know more about his or her operating system. It covers
both beginner's topics and some advanced topics. It also comes with
a bonus: A summary of common Linux commands, for those who need to
use the console from time to time."
BW: Lynx Launches Support, Training, Consulting Services for Development of Embedded Linux... (Nov 30, 1999, 00:41)
"Our ISO 9001 certified processes and state-of-the-art support
infrastructure ensures the highest level of customer satisfaction
in the services we offer."
BW: Lynx Announces Support for Embedded Linux Initiative (Nov 30, 1999, 00:38)
"Lynx Real-Time Systems, Inc., today announced endorsements from
more than 20 hardware and software vendors in the Linux and
embedded computing industry, including Hewlett-Packard and Motorola
Computer Group. Many of the companies are partnering with Lynx to
announce the availability of their products on BlueCat Linux, Lynx'
embedded Linux product."
LWN: Linux Core Kernel Commentary [Book Review] (Nov 30, 1999, 00:26)
"This is a heavy book, weighing in at 575 pages in a large
format. Of those pages, 415 go toward printing just under 40,000
lines of source from the 2.2.5 kernel; the remaining 160 pages make
up the "commentary" part."
LinuxPR: Linux Server Hosts Business Cards Online (Nov 30, 1999, 00:17)
"Cards411.com Connects Businesses with Customers."