Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 26, 2000
Linux Journal: LUIGUI--Linux/UNIX Independent Group for Usability Information (Feb 26, 2000, 20:28)
"A new Linux group has been organized to look at user interfaces
and help formulate a standard in an effort to ease the way for
Linux to move onto the desktop."
sendmail.net: RFCs for the Rest of Us (Feb 26, 2000, 16:16)
"... there's a huge gap between Internet software engineers, who
would never confuse RFC 821 with RFC 822, and the rest of us, who
aren't necessarily even sure what "RFC" stands for."
Red Herring: Bluetooth gleams at CeBIT (Feb 26, 2000, 05:54)
"Big-name backers of the new Bluetooth short-range wireless
standard joined in a love fest at Europe's largest technology trade
show this week, but startups and VCs say lots of cool Bluetooth
activity is going on behind the scenes."
Newswire: The Office Linux rumour mill (Feb 26, 2000, 05:41)
"However, I can easily see a motivation for Microsoft to spread
a little disinformation about possible plans for a Linux Office
offering; namely, to convince businesses who are thinking of using
Linux in some circumstances that it's still wise to invest heavily
in Office on other PCs. And in fact, the company has a fairly
unhealthy history of doing just that."
LoudCloud Sets Up Shop (Feb 26, 2000, 04:50)
"Internet guru Marc Andreessen created a buzz last September
when he abruptly quit his post as America Online Inc.'s (AOL) chief
ZDNet: Linux finds another buddy: Novell (Feb 26, 2000, 02:22)
"Novell's endorsement will add more enterprise legitimacy to
Linux by providing the open-source platform with a full-scale
enterprise directory service for the first time."
CNET News.com: Harvard professor mutes antitrust skepticism (Feb 26, 2000, 01:02)
"Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig today downplayed a
news story that indicated he had doubts Microsoft should be broken
CNET News.com: Linux-seller Caldera Systems sets IPO price (Feb 26, 2000, 00:48)
"Caldera Systems is... reserving up to 10 percent of the shares
being offered in the IPO... to include non-U.S. programmers who
haven't been able to participate in past IPOs."
ComputerWorld: SCO welcomes Linux competition (Feb 26, 2000, 00:08)
"SCO, as Mark Twain once said, claims that the news of its death
is greatly exaggerated. Computerworld recently interviewed SCO
President Doug Michels and Mike Orr, senior vice president of