Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 29, 2000
WideOpenNews.com: Linuxcare Discloses IPO Plans (Feb 29, 2000, 23:56)
"If shares sell at $14 a piece, Linuxcare would boast a market
capitalization of $422.8 million -- quite a bit bigger than Caldera
Systems' expected initial market cap of $306 million but
considerably smaller than Red Hat's $8.5 billion or VA Linux's $4.3
Cole 3D: Storm Linux 2000 Review (Feb 29, 2000, 23:26)
"Storm Linux has a pretty good install program. You can choose
to install in either text or graphical mode."
Live Tonight on The Linux(r) Show!!- are they taking our books away from us? (Feb 29, 2000, 23:12)
"A follow up to last weeks discussion about red hat but focusing
in on the isue of fragmentation. Is this really a big deal or is a
certain amount of fragmentation good?"
CNET News.com: VA Linux an example of stellar IPOs gone south (Feb 29, 2000, 22:47)
"Despite the mix in results, analysts say Linux still resonates
with investors. With the growth of e-commerce, the popularity of
the upstart OS is expected to grow..."
China Embraces MP3s (Feb 29, 2000, 20:48)
Houston InterWeb Design Tuesday formed a joint venture with the
Chinese government and a Chinese investment company to build the
first governmentally approved MP3 music site in China.
PRNewswire: Computer I/O and MontaVista... Partner... Embedded Linux I/O Servers and Appliances (Feb 29, 2000, 20:47)
"The joint effort will deliver a Linux-based real-time server
platform designed for the unique needs of time-sensitive,
high-bandwidth applications using streaming media such as
multi-media, telecommunications and web servers."
osOpinion: Linux/Be on a nonproprietary console (Feb 29, 2000, 20:27)
"Imagine for a moment, an OS vendor such as Linux and/or Be OS
introducing a console that could compete with the Playstation 2 and
Dreamcast in hardware specification and price, but is
BW: Cyclone Makes B2B Internet Trading Community Development Easier and More Scalable (Feb 29, 2000, 20:26)
"New Version of Cyclone Interchange Trading Engine Expands
Platform Support to Linux and AS/400; Adds Partner Grouping
Capabilities, Support for COM, MQSeries And DB2"
BW: Splash Technology... Color Servers for Canon Mid-Range Copiers... Use Splash-Linux Technology (Feb 29, 2000, 20:08)
"The Splash T200 product line features a new Splash-Linux
architecture based on Splash's advanced compression and color
technologies, combined with the Linux operating system and standard
O'Reilly -- Ask Tim: Open Source, Patents and O'Reilly (Feb 29, 2000, 20:03)
"I completely agree with RMS that the Amazon 1-Click Patent is
one more example of an "intellectual property" milieu gone
PRNewswire: IKON Creates Major Splash as Exclusive Distributor of New Color Document Server Line (Feb 29, 2000, 19:58)
"Low-Cost, Robust, Linux-Based Splash Color Servers Exceed
Functionality Standards for Entry-Level Servers in Office and
PRNewswire: Platform Computing Unveils 'Virtual Supercomputing' Technology... (Feb 29, 2000, 19:37)
"LSF is the key enabling technology in some of the world's
largest 'superclusters' ...supports everything from Linux to
supercomputing operating systems, from inexpensive x86-based
workstations to powerful Cray and NEC supercomputing
PRNewswire: iChargeit, Inc. Launches `My Shopping Planet' Affiliate Revenue Program (Feb 29, 2000, 19:21)
"www.shoppingplanet.com specializes in Computer hardware and
software sales and specifically offers a $399 Linux PC Computer and
a $499 Dual Boot Windows/Linux PC..."
BW: I-Logix and MontaVista... to Provide First [Embedded Linux] Application Development Platform... (Feb 29, 2000, 19:15)
"...I-Logix will support MontaVista's Hard Hat Linux embedded
operating system as a target for code developed in its Rhapsody(TM)
application development platform."
BW: Level 8 Offers Message Queuing Software for Red Hat Linux... (Feb 29, 2000, 19:06)
"...today announced the availability of Geneva XIPC for Linux,
the first message-oriented middleware software product specifically
designed for the Linux platform."
BW: TurboLinux Powers Japan E-Commerce Web Site... 380 Stores... Hosting 3.3 Million Products (Feb 29, 2000, 18:52)
" 'TurboLinux, IBM and Java have helped lower the total cost of
creating CyberCity,' said Yoshitake Senoo, director of multimedia
business at DEODEO."
osOpinion: UCITA : the Best Legislation Money Can Buy, Take Two (Feb 29, 2000, 18:29)
"... if Big Software must have UCITA, let's amend it so the
affected parties have no question of what is required of them."
BW: EBIZ Enterprises Inc.'s Stock Symbol is Added to [LWN's] Tier 1 Linux Companies (Feb 29, 2000, 18:18)
"The LWN Linux Stocks Page provides a summary of the state of
trading in Linux(R)-related stocks. ... Tier 1, where EBIZ is
listed, features companies whose primary business focus is
BW: Plesk Inc. Launches New Web-based Tool to Simplify Server Management... Via Any Browser (Feb 29, 2000, 18:00)
"Plesk Server Administrator v.1.2 is available for leading
Unix/Linux based platforms, including Solaris, FreeBSD, Red Hat,
BSDI, and Slackware."
LinuxNewbie.org: "Linux Programming White Papers" Reviewed (Feb 29, 2000, 17:52)
"I was sure that this book would cut to the straight to the
chase as far as programming in Linux was concerned, no holds barred
if you like. I certainly wasn't wrong."
BW: Synopsys and SGI Present Linux-Based Electronic Design Verification Seminar... (Feb 29, 2000, 17:47)
" '...Synopsys teamed with SGI to accelerate the availability
and performance of verification tools on Linux operating
system-based parallel computer systems.'..."
Reuters: Linuxcare sets IPO at 4.5 mln shares, $13-$15/shr (Feb 29, 2000, 17:28)
"The terms of the offering were revealed for the first in an
amended prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange
BW: Linux With An [SGI] Iris [For High Availability Clustering] (Feb 29, 2000, 17:10)
"SGI and Linux software provider SuSE Linux have announced a
joint engineering project to bring Iris FailSafe, SGI's
high-availability clustering software, to the Linux operating
The Register: Microsoft and Caldera - dispelling the myths (Feb 29, 2000, 16:50)
"The first [myth] is that Caldera Systems - the one that filed
for the IPO - is closely-related to Caldera Inc, the winner of the
settlement from Microsoft."
Bloor Interactive: Java overtakes C++ as most in demand programming skill (Feb 29, 2000, 15:55)
"...with 36.8% of all programming job adverts in our sample now
Linux.com: Professional Computer Graphics on Linux? You Bet (Feb 29, 2000, 06:13)
"Now, with inexpensive hardware, free software, and a little
talent, anybody can venture down the path towards
professional-looking computer graphics."
Lynx and PacketStream Go Linux (Feb 29, 2000, 03:20)
"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."
An Appeal from Luis - Bring Linux to El Salvador (Feb 29, 2000, 01:16)
"I received this letter from a friend in El Salvador. He has
stepped forward and volunteered to accept and distribute Linux and
other Open Source Products to his countrymen." -- Tom Adelstein
LinuxPR: First beta of the Common UNIX Printing System 1.1 released! (Feb 29, 2000, 00:51)
"... provides a portable printing layer for UNIX® operating
SF Gate: The NC -- With a Twist `Thin-client computing' may be next big thing (Feb 29, 2000, 00:47)
"McNaught is... skeptical about the latest thin-client twist:
terminals based on the free Linux OS."
IBM developerWorks: Open source advocacy -- Selling free software to the uninitiated (Feb 29, 2000, 00:08)
"In the open source community, it is generally understood that
there are three kinds of advocating, each kind having its own goal
Linuxcare: Dear Lina: One Laptop to Rule Them All (Feb 29, 2000, 00:03)
"Dear Lina: I'm a field sales representative and I take my
laptop everywhere. I use it to login to all the other systems I
use, but I have difficulty remembering all my passwords. The fewer
I have to recall, the better. Is there an easy way I can manage all
of my login accounts?"