Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 28, 2000
O'Reilly Network: Interview With Matt Welsh (Feb 28, 2000, 23:08)
"Dale Dougherty, publisher of the O'Reilly Network, interviewed
Matt Welsh, one of the founders of the Linux Documentation Project
and an O'Reilly author of Running Linux."
CRN: Knox Sees A Fort Knox in Web Server Back-Up (Feb 28, 2000, 23:02)
"...slim-line rack-mountable 'server appliances'... 'suitably
configured to provide specialized services such as e-mail
servicing, Web-hosting, or acting as a backup server platform'...
Best of all, 'these units are inexpensive, fast and operate well
with the emerging Linux operating system.' "
LWN: LWN reviews two firewalling books (Feb 28, 2000, 22:44)
"... somebody struggling through the process of setting up and
configuring a firewall is going to need some help. These books are
E-Commerce Times: Linuxcare Establishes Asian Operations (Feb 28, 2000, 22:38)
"...has announced the establishment of Linuxcare Kabushuki
Kaisha, a new Asia-Pacific market operation that will be
headquartered in Tokyo."
LinuxHelp.net: Setting up NFS (Feb 28, 2000, 22:36)
"NFS stands for Network File System, and it is used to share an
entire filesystem via a network. First in order to setup NFS, you
will need to have your network already up and running."
IBM developerWorks: Maximum swappage -- Getting the most out of swap (Feb 28, 2000, 22:30)
"Learn how to improve the swap performance on your Linux server
by several orders of magnitude. Author Daniel Robbins takes you
through this quick tip on getting the most from your server."
ComputerWorld: Linux Bundled with SAP, Oracle, CA Apps Draws Interest (Feb 28, 2000, 22:17)
"...the concept may not appeal to current Linux users but could
draw new customers. But some Linux shops said if bundles save time
in setting up a server, that's a big win."
Network Computing: Third Time Proves To Be the Charm for IBM's WebSphere [Review] (Feb 28, 2000, 21:55)
"Although the WebSphere Application Server is cross-platform,
the WebSphere Studio runs only under Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT.
The application server... Linux support... is presently stuck at
version 2, but a Linux release of version 3 is in the works."
Linuxnewbie.org: Wendy Responds (Feb 28, 2000, 21:49)
"Did you know a lot of you REALLY like Mandrake? That was number
one on the charts. Number two was Caldera. Number three was Debian
and number four was Corel."
LinuxPR: MandrakeSoft announces the immediate availability of Linux-Mandrake 7.0 PowerPack (Feb 28, 2000, 21:43)
"The 7.0 PowerPack contains over 2000 applications, new manuals
and 100 days of email support at the price of $55 US."
O'Reilly Network: The RHCE Experience (Feb 28, 2000, 21:11)
"Red Hat makes it clear that they're not looking for rookies to
take their test."
SEUL.org: Linux in education report #9 (Feb 28, 2000, 20:54)
"The consolidated gradebook program Grader seems to be
progressing nicely, with people actively discussing it and signing
on to help out."
WideOpenNews/The Register: Sun Hits Back at Intel Itanium Tale (Feb 28, 2000, 19:49)
"...Solaris 8 is ready for Itanium, we're going to give it and
the source away for free. Those are moves designed to help the
Intel environment most.' "
WideOpenNews: Novell Getting Serious about Linux (Feb 28, 2000, 19:19)
"Marrying NDS and Linux is an obvious, and long anticipated,
move -- particularly now that Novell has made clear that NDS, and
not its NetWare networking operating system, is its cornerstone
product for the future."
MSNBC: Is Linux right for your small biz? (Feb 28, 2000, 18:48)
"Is this your idea of software nirvana: an application that is
reliable, robust, relatively easy to customize, able to run on any
computer platform, and free, to top it all off?"
EE Times: Free 32-bit processor core hits the Net (Feb 28, 2000, 18:33)
"A loose-knit organization called OpenCores is offering a free
32-bit processor intellectual-property (IP) core in a move that
could undermine such commercial IP licensors as ARM and MIPS."
gnu.org: More volunteers needed (Feb 28, 2000, 17:07)
The GNU Project is looking for individuals to join its volunteer
software evaluation group.
The Register: L&H aims at $12bn market with Linux voice handheld (Feb 28, 2000, 17:06)
"The prototype is connected by a wire, but the production model
would be wireless."
BW: Epoch Internet Selects Industry-leading Vendors in Deployment of New Hosting and Co-location (Feb 28, 2000, 16:27)
"With the new hosting services, Epoch will be one of the few
national ISPs that offer a shared and dedicated Linux hosting
option. This service will be based on Red Hat's Linux."
BW: Splash Technology Announces the ColorPort for the Xerox DocuColor 2000 Series (Feb 28, 2000, 16:17)
"New Splash Product Demonstrates Splash-Linux Scalability."
BW: Procom to Release NetBEUI Stack to Linux Community (Feb 28, 2000, 15:46)
"'This is our way of giving back to the community whose
technology serves as the foundation for our NAS technology,' said
Alex Razmjoo, Procom's President and CEO."
BW: OpenConnect Develops Fastest Web Server Technology in the World (Feb 28, 2000, 15:30)
"In all cases where hundreds or thousands of users were
involved, the Voodoo Engine measurably outperformed its rivals in
both speed and scalability, on a given Linux platform."
BW: Lynx and PacketStream Team Up On Synchronous Packet Streaming Technology (Feb 28, 2000, 15:24)
"'PacketStream's SPS solution, supported by LynxOS and BlueCat
Linux, overcomes the limitations of current IP networks to manage
and deliver real-time, mission-critical, value-added services
demanded by the emerging Internet market..."
BW: ATEC Group Introduces Red Hat Linux Operating System for Nexar Personal Computers (Feb 28, 2000, 15:05)
"The new RED HAT Linux-based Empower PC is available from the
company's Technical Information Services (TIS) division or the ATEC
Group web site..."
BW: TurboLinux Operating System Offered as Option on Dell in Hong Kong and China (Feb 28, 2000, 14:42)
"Dell began offering customers the option to factory-load
TurboLinux in China and the Hong Kong SAR on January 31, 2000."
BW: LightningFAX Strikes Linux: Interstar Technologies to Launch Network Fax Server for Linux (Feb 28, 2000, 14:34)
"LightningFAX is a client/server network fax solution that lets
users send and receive faxes directly through their computers and
through almost any e-mail application."
BW: Corel LINUX OS to be Bundled With TheLinuxStore.com Hardware (Feb 28, 2000, 14:26)
"The agreement calls for the Corel LINUX OS to be bundled with
all EBIZ branded products..."
osOpinion: A Different Approach to World Domination (Feb 28, 2000, 07:52)
"Which is more desirable (and more likely to derail the
Microsoft brain-washing), a dumbed-down operating system or smarter
osOpinion: Misconceptions About UCITA and Open Source Software (Feb 28, 2000, 07:45)
"The truth is that UCITA will have no effect whatsoever on
software released under the GPL and other well-written open source
osOpinion: A case for opening the source code to windows (Feb 28, 2000, 07:40)
"Most suggestions involving making windows open source software
have run up against this little thing in the constitution called