Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 20, 2000
BW: HostPro Selects Cobalt RaQ 3 Server to Offer High-capacity, Secure Dedicated Hosting Services (Mar 20, 2000, 21:59)
"The RaQ 3 is a perfect dedicated hosting product for HostPro to
offer businesses of all sizes, which can benefit from superior
reliability and security provided by a dedicated server at a low
Network World Fusion: Thinking outside the (server) box with Linux (Mar 20, 2000, 21:40)
"When people talk about a Linux box, what generally comes to
mind is either a server or client machine running some distribution
of Linux. One way for users to use Linux outside "the box" is with
the Linux Router Project's distribution of the operating
TechWeb: OpenLinux e-Desktop Preceeds Caldera IPO (Mar 20, 2000, 21:32)
"In touting the OpenLinux e-Desktop Internet client, Caldera is
emphasizing ease of use, enhanced security, and a growing business
acceptance of Linux."
CNET News.com: Netscape to release browser update next month (Mar 20, 2000, 21:20)
"Netscape Communications today said it will release a test
version of a long overdue Web browser update within the next 25
days as the company battles to regain market share lost to
BW: Troll Tech Announces Preview of Embedded Linux Graphical User Interface Solution (Mar 20, 2000, 20:29)
"the new product will be named Qt/Embedded, and will give
developers of embedded applications the same power, flexibility and
cross-platform portability as the popular desktop versions..."
PRNewswire: Rackspace.com Receives 'Cisco-Powered Network' Designation (Mar 20, 2000, 20:17)
"Rackspace.com manages one of the largest installed Linux server
bases in the world."
LWN: deepLinux - A Whole New Company, A Whole New Product Line! (Mar 20, 2000, 20:08)
"Rick Collette, the creator and former maintainer of the
SPIRO-Linux Distribution, announced today that he would be forming
a new company; deepLinux."
Linuxcare: Dear Lina: Startup at boot-up (Mar 20, 2000, 19:59)
"I am a former Windows user coverted over to Linux, and I'm
gradually becoming accostomed to the new environment. How can I
have certain programs load whenever I start Linux?"
BW: On RadioWallStreet.com: the Linux League Monday Edition (Mar 20, 2000, 19:36)
"This weekly show runs each Monday at 5:30 PM EST, and tracks
Linux trends, news events, and company developments of interest to
Linuxnewbie.org: Overcoming LILO dual-boot problems (Mar 20, 2000, 19:28)
"This document was written because I spent almost a week getting
my system to dual boot both linux and win98. There were so many
people out there with the same problem, and so many half-answers to
the questions, that I decided to try to fill the void."
SEUL.org: Linux in education report #12 for March 20 (Mar 20, 2000, 19:12)
"We're getting more good discussion on Linux and home schooling
on the SEUL/edu mailing list. We don't yet know where this
discussion will take us, but it's clear that there is some interest
in Linux and open source software among home schoolers."
Boardwatch: FreeBSD Guide: Comprehesive, But Not For Newbies (Mar 20, 2000, 18:50)
"Which operating system do ISPs most often trust for
mission-critical servers? While NT and Linux both have significant
followings, it is various versions of BSD Unix (primarily FreeBSD
and OpenBSD) that keep most major sites running."
Byte.com: Learning Perl, Part II - A Look At Objects In Perl (Mar 20, 2000, 18:29)
"Perl is not the first language that pops into my mind when
someone says "object-oriented," or even a close runner-up, but it
is entirely possible to write object-oriented code in Perl."
32BitsOnline: FreeBSD Ports and Packages System Explained (Mar 20, 2000, 18:08)
"As an operating system, FreeBSD has a lot in common with most
other Unix operating systems. This means that there are a lot of
applications that, though originally written for another OS, such
as Linux, will compile and run with little or no difficulty on
Tucows Network: Get To Know Your Home IP Address (Mar 20, 2000, 18:00)
"The idea is simple, if you have a dialup service at home and
you connect to your ISP through a modem, you get a different IP
address every time you connect. That means you don't have a fixed
IP address so you can connect to your home computer from away."
Electronic Frontier Foundation: EFF Alert: Copyright Office Needs Comments on DMCA (Mar 20, 2000, 17:49)
"The Copyright Office is asking for public comments on its
proposed rules and, in this instance, for "reply comments" on
previous comments submitted in an earlier round of testimony."
BW: TurboLinux Delivers First IA-64 Linux Early Release Distribution to Open Source Community (Mar 20, 2000, 17:46)
"A free download version of the early release code is
PRNewswire: Linux and Unix Operating Systems Now Supported by Firstwave eRM as Oracle Server (Mar 20, 2000, 17:16)
"'From a business perspective, our support of Oracle and Linux
technologies opens new avenues previously unavailable to
NY Times: Netscape Browser Faces a Changed World (Mar 20, 2000, 16:53)
"But even as Netscape touts a series of features and
technological improvements in the new browser, just as it has in
years past, the entire field of the battle has changed under
NY Times: I.B.M. Goes Countercultural With Linux (Mar 20, 2000, 16:27)
"But last fall, Big Blue suddenly got serious about Linux."
Heise.de: German Auction Site disabled by Crackers (Mar 20, 2000, 16:17)
"The german Internet Auction Site eHammer has been disabled due
to severe attacks by crackers. eHammers Service Provider
Server-Service will migrate parts of the System currently running
on Microsofts Windows NT to Linux and set up an additional
LinuxMonth: RPM - Installing, Querying, Deleting your packages (Mar 20, 2000, 16:04)
"This brief article will show you some of the usage of the rpm
LinuxPR: TurboLinux Opens United Kingdom Office (Mar 20, 2000, 15:35)
"World's fastest-growing Linux company partners with Guildsoft
to set up local sales, services and channel team."
LinuxHelp.net: ProFTPd Setup Guide (Mar 20, 2000, 06:45)
"ProFTPd is a nice alternative to the wu-ftpd server, which
normally ships as the default FTP server with Linux. The thing I
enjoy about ProFTPd is the simple configuration file
(/etc/proftpd.conf) that allows you to fully customize your FTP
BW: On RadioWallStreet.com: the Linux League Monday Edition (Mar 06, 2000, 21:56)
"...will host a panel of guests to review Linux trends, with
comment on Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson... Nokia Corporation...
Palm Inc... Neoware Systems Inc.... Microsoft Corporation... and
Red Hat, Inc..."