Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 29, 1999
LinuxFab: Top Ten Linux/OpenSource Stories in Taiwan (Dec 29, 1999, 23:50)
LinuxFab readers have chosen the top ten Linux/OpenSource news
stories in Taiwan for 1999.
NetworkWorld: Our great Linux debate is ready for prime time (Dec 29, 1999, 23:25)
"If you're considering Linux for your enterprise, I've got a
holiday gift for you."
TechRepublic: Linux 101: Configure your video display (Dec 29, 1999, 20:38)
"In philosophical discordance with the Microsoft way of
thinking, to properly... set up a Linux video display, it is
imperative that you know a few details about both your monitor and
your video card."
PRNewswire: BRU...Wins 1999 Linux Journal Reader's Choice Award for Fourth Straight Year (Dec 29, 1999, 19:29)
"Linux Journal added the category in 1996 and BRU has been the
winner each year since the category's inception. Winning the award
is important to EST because it confirms that people use BRU, they
like BRU, and they are willing to take the time to place their
votes for BRU."
Reuters: CBOE to list 3 new options on Jan 4, Jan 18 (Dec 29, 1999, 18:07)
"The Chicago Board Options Exchange said it will list options on
Ask Jeeves Inc. and Digital Lightwave Inc. on January 4 and add
options on Red Hat Inc. on January 18."
Investors.com: Meeting Big Expectations A Worry For Linux Firms (Dec 29, 1999, 17:23)
"Investors are so hot for Linux-related IPO shares that they
resemble antsy children begging their parents for the next set of
PRNewswire: Activeworlds.com Announces Support of Red Hat Linux Version (Dec 29, 1999, 16:35)
"Activeworlds.com will be providing full support to Linux users
for its product lines consisting of World Servers, Galaxervers and
LinuxHelp.net: Secure Shell (SSH/SSH2) Setup Guide (Dec 29, 1999, 16:28)
"The two current versions of ssh is SSH and SSH-2. The
difference between the two lies in the protocols. However, whatever
your needs are, this guide will pretty much help you install either
one. My emphasis will be on ssh."
Upside: Mozilla Maturity (Dec 29, 1999, 16:05)
"A band of Mozilla programmers released the "M12 build" on
Thursday, a pre-alpha version of their browser, which boasts a
fast, standards-compliant page rendering feature and an
instant-messaging client based on the ubiquitous Internet Relay
DiBona.com: DVD Lawsuit Filing -- The Plan for the 29th of December (Dec 29, 1999, 14:58)
"... we will meet at the front entrance of the Santa Clara
County Superior Court at 8am."
BW: EBIZ Enterprises Inc./TheLinuxStore.com Announces OTCBB Listing (Dec 29, 1999, 14:35)
"... the company has been relisted on the OTC Bulletin Board
effective as of the opening of trading Dec. 27."
BW: PalmWorks Selects Penguin Computing and Red Hat Solution To Serve As Infrastructure Backbone (Dec 29, 1999, 06:02)
"PalmWorks will utilize redundant server sites equipped with
Penguin Computing server hardware, supplied with the powerful and
expandable Xeon processor. These servers will run Red Hat, Inc.'s
version of the Linux operating system."
Linux Journal: Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Brokers (Dec 29, 1999, 05:59)
"The great Electric Kool-Aid Linux Hype Test could begin any day
now with just one question: will a no-name Linux distribution
successfully ride the open-source IPO bandwagon to wealth, if not
osOpinion: Why BSD is more free than GPL is (Dec 29, 1999, 05:30)
"The GPL is ahead of its time. Perhaps the interest in GPL
software and Wall Streets frenzy over Linux stocks will wane if
pure Linux companies can't earn the expected profits that inflated
their Initial Public Offerings, or if amateur developers, like the
hippies (who became yuppies), get frustrated and jaded over money
they could have earned and someone else is earning off their
LinuxPR: Penguinistas Get DSL too! (Dec 29, 1999, 01:10)
"BPS Internet Access leaks advance word of DSL service offering.
DSL high speed internet access, and funding to the Linux Community,
what could be better?"
Debian Weekly News - December 27th, 1999 (Dec 29, 1999, 01:01)
Feature include: Richard Braakman posted plans for the freeze,
Lintian now supports local overrides, The source code for Quake 1
was GPL'd last week, CD images for 2.1r4 are available and New
packages in Debian. Read it here.
CNET News.com: Linux community scores coup in Hotmail outage (Dec 29, 1999, 00:46)
"Sanford estimated that as many as half of Hotmail's 52 million
active users may have been affected by the glitch, although she
said it was impossible to know for sure."