Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 27, 2000
LinuxPR: Marc Torres Joins Atipa as Chief Technology Officer (Jan 27, 2000, 22:13)
"Involved in Linux since 1992, Torres currently serves on
advisory boards of the Linux Professional Institute, Linux Open
Hardware Certification project, the Atlanta Linux Showcase and
several other professional organizations."
LinuxPR: Macmillan Ships Linux for Windows 6.5, An Easy Introduction to Linux (Jan 27, 2000, 21:18)
"Windows users can now evaluate Linux without changing their
LinuxPR: Linux Computer Systems slashes Dreadnought pricing by 20%. (Jan 27, 2000, 21:11)
"Linux Computer Systems enterprise class server, The Dreadnought
Mk. 2, is now $14,950 for its standard configuration."
SRO: Computer Associates, Red Hat Partner (Jan 27, 2000, 19:58)
"Linux increasingly is getting the kind of enterprise-management
support it needs to become a true enterprise operating system."
Slashdot: Intrusion Detection [Book Review] (Jan 27, 2000, 18:45)
"This book isn't a by-the-book "How to protect your systems",
but more of a book on what to safeguard, and how to detect patterns
that may indicate patterns of unauthorized usage."
Linus Torvalds to receive Finnish honorary doctorate (Jan 27, 2000, 18:20)
"In the grounds stated by the promotion committee, programming
work is likened to the original forms of academic research."
Washington Post: Tech Investor (Jan 27, 2000, 17:54)
"All it has taken to double the price of the stock of Government
Technology Services Inc. of Chantilly was announcement of an
agreement with Red Hat Inc., one of the biggest makers of Linux
BW: Neoware Systems to Demonstrate New Products At Linux Expo in New York (Jan 27, 2000, 17:27)
"Neoware's NeoStation Series is a powerful line of appliances
that allow users to access applications running on Linux, UNIX and
multi-user Windows NT servers, as well as mainframes, minicomputers
and the Internet."
PRNewswire: TUCOWS.com Launches...First Hot List of Most Popular Downloaded Linux(R) Distributions (Jan 27, 2000, 17:20)
"According to TUCOWS' December figures, Corel attained the
highest percentage of downloads at 37 per cent, with Red Hat
holding firm in second position at 20 per cent and Debian trailing
in third place with 11 per cent."
PRNewswire: Dialtone Internet First to Offer Set Up Of Linux Dedicated Systems in 30 Minutes or Less (Jan 27, 2000, 17:08)
"Dialtone Internet "cookie-making" assembly line makes powerful
Linux Systems to be built and deployed at the data center in less
than 30 minutes."
TheLinuxGurus.org: Setting Up A Linux Intranet Server: Visual Black Book [Book Review] (Jan 27, 2000, 16:33)
"The book is laid out extremely well. It is east to follow and
one topic seems to naturally lead to another. As the title says,
this is a 'visual book'."
The Register: SGI open sources OpenGL Sample Implementation (Jan 27, 2000, 16:04)
"Where this leaves Mesa is, however, another matter. Providing
the same features as Mesa, SI is likely to arrive in a more
complete form than Mesa, which remains a work in progress."
Wired: Open Season on Open Source? (Jan 27, 2000, 15:36)
"These people say 'I'm an open source advocate' but they're
actually not. They just want to get rich quick."
Upside: Embedded Linux Player Stalks Windows CE (Jan 27, 2000, 07:27)
"What makes Embedix PDA different, however, is the fact that
Windows CE isn't as well protected in the embedded marketplace as
its Windows and Windows NT cousins do in their respective
LinuxPR: The Linux(r) Show!! and TheLinuxStore.com announce The TLS...Give-Away of a SGI Indy System (Jan 27, 2000, 06:59)
"The Linux(r) Show!!, continuing their blitz of announcements
leading up to their live broadcast at the LinuxWorld Expo announce
the TLS February Give-away. Contest features a Free SGI Indy System
featuring a 17" monitor. Hey its almost as good as free beer."
osOpinion: TransMeta's "Missing Vendors" (Jan 27, 2000, 06:30)
"Considering the fact that prototype systems generally perform
worse than the shipping production models I can't help but wonder
if the computer "journalists" are intentionally downplaying the
significance of what was demonstrated."
osOpinion: The History of Open Source and Why It's Important (Jan 27, 2000, 06:25)
"I think that people are in danger of forgetting one of the more
important benefits of the open source concept is. That it allows
you to avoid the worst errors of the past."
Package management using apt-get in Debian (Jan 27, 2000, 06:13)
"Let me tell you about how Debian can keep your computer up to
date with all the latest software packages."
technocrat.net: Log of Bruce Perens IRC interview (Jan 27, 2000, 05:55)
"This is where you can view all of the questions and answers in
a nice and clean environment, instead of viewing the log." Complete
osOpinion: ZDNet -- Linux\OSS portal for Mainstream? (Jan 27, 2000, 05:36)
"ZDNet recently conducted a survey of its Linux Website and I
began to wonder if ZDNet could really become a Linux portal for
mainstream businesses. My conclusion was that if they bought a few
clues and had at least one ball it could happen."
ComputerWorld: CA, Red Hat team on Linux bundle (Jan 27, 2000, 03:38)
"Bill Claybrook, a research director at Aberdeen Group...said we
are "still in the early days of seeing the technologies that are
required for enterprise use of Linux."
InfoWorld: CA secures Red Hat for better Linux coverage (Jan 27, 2000, 03:24)
"Industry analysts say that Linux needs improved system
management comparable to that of more established versions of Unix
in order to improve its legitimacy."
LinuxPR: MyHelpDesk.com Unveils Comprehensive Linux Computer Help Directories (Jan 27, 2000, 01:13)
"Free Computer Help Service Gives Open Source Community
Technical Support and Productivity Help for the Linux Operating
LPI Certification Development Update (Jan 27, 2000, 00:24)
The LPI wants your help to develop the level 2 Linux System