Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 21, 2000
LiViD: Commercial software and drivers (Mar 21, 2000, 23:55)
"In the past few months there has been a lot of discussion
regarding companies releasing closed source applications, and
device drivers. There are a lot of myths, and unwarranted bashing
directed towards companies that are making an effort to support
LinuxPR: LinuxISO.org (Mar 21, 2000, 23:27)
"ISO images for major linux distros are now available from one
VNU Net: Apache gains ground on rival web servers (Mar 21, 2000, 23:21)
"Most Apache servers run on Unix. Linux is the most popular
followed by Sun Microsystems' Solaris. Apache is the leading Unix
server and Linux is becoming the most popular operating system on
LinuxPR: Mission Critical Linux to Deliver First Clustering Solution for E-Commerce (Mar 21, 2000, 22:32)
"Mission Critical Linux LLC today announced its plans to
roll-out Linux clustering solutions targeted at the financial
LWN: Predicting the weather with Linux - FSL's cluster (Mar 21, 2000, 22:16)
"This isn't just any supercomputer, though: it's a Beowulf-style
Linux cluster. It is, perhaps, the first system of its kind."
LinuxPR: buyunixpc.com Opens to the Public: Affordable, Pre-Configured Linux Workstations & Servers (Mar 21, 2000, 22:08)
"There are several workstation models and server models
available. Each higher tier model offers more CPU, memory, hard
drive space, and other peripherals.
Linux.ie (Ireland): Michael "Monty" Widenius Interview (Mar 21, 2000, 21:31)
"If you want to know more about what's going into the next MySQL
release you just have got to read this."
Live Tonight: "Quicknet the Giant killer" and "Cosource joins Applix" on The Linux(r)Show!! (Mar 21, 2000, 20:09)
"In Segment Two- Quicknet Technologies: and the story behind why
Quicknet has been able to do what telecommunications giants have
CNET News.com: Caldera shares almost double in early first-day trading (Mar 21, 2000, 20:04)
"Whether or not this means the investor momentum behind Linux is
fading, there likely will be a great deal of speculation and
analysis over the stock's performance today."
BW: Caldera Systems Inc. Commences Initial Public Offering of Common Stock (Mar 21, 2000, 19:58)
"The net proceeds of the offering to the company are currently
expected to be used for working capital and other general corporate
LinuxWorld: Lotus ports Domino to Linux - Other applications to follow (Mar 21, 2000, 19:57)
"According to Knippschilde, the decision to port Domino and
other products in the future is very much due to "IBM's strong
support of Linux. It's one of the driving forces in this
BW: SuSE Linux 6.4 Release Coming Early April (Mar 21, 2000, 19:54)
"This is by far the easiest Linux installation on the market,'
said Stefan Wintermeyer, President of SuSE Inc."
LinuxNews: Tipitat Chennavasin: An Interview with the "Born to Frag" Artist (Mar 21, 2000, 19:47)
"Chennavasin insists that despite all the body armor and heavy
artillery, "I like to think that beneath it all he is still the
same happy and fun 'Tux,' whether he is decending upon Microsoft HQ
or decked out in combat gear."
LinuxNews: Open Source Provides an Educational Answer (Mar 21, 2000, 19:35)
"There are still other benefits to using an Open Source program.
Lehmann says the kids at Beacon learn much more from Linux than
computer programming. The Open Source philosophy seems to be
Linuxnewbie.org: Scheduling in Linux Newbieized Help File (Mar 21, 2000, 19:10)
"How many of us dread waking up at 3am just to run some backup
program on our Linux systems? Or maybe send a message to ourselves
to remind us of our appointment later on in the evening. Linux
comes equipped with scheduling tools."
Network Computing: Ode to Documentation (Mar 21, 2000, 18:18)
"I think it's rather tragic. Cobalt has an excellent product in
the Qube. In fact, it's a product that I would consider using again
but, sadly, I'd never recommend it because quite simply the
BW: Digi DataFire SYNC 2000 Driver Development Kit to Help Fuel Growth of Server-Based Telecom (Mar 21, 2000, 18:15)
..."free toolkit... helping developers to quickly write
reliable, robust drivers for today's leading real-time operating
systems, including Hard Hat Linux, Lineo Linux..."
WebReference.com: Google Adds Smart Directory (Mar 21, 2000, 18:02)
"The directory, licensed from Netscape's Open Directory Project
(ODP), is a browsable hierarchical subject-based directory like
Yahoo with a difference. Google hand-picked sites listed in the
ODP, and ranked them by "importance" using their PageRank
BW: SmartForce Announces Linux E-Learning Offerings (Mar 21, 2000, 17:59)
"Curriculum to Support Linux Professional Institute and Red Hat
CBS MarketWatch: Caldera, Aclara cue up for debuts -- Snowball.com prices at middle of range (Mar 21, 2000, 17:56)
"Linux player Caldera Systems shot up more than 80 percent over
its offering price..."
LinuxPR: LinuxValley.com: site updated (Mar 21, 2000, 17:38)
"This second edition of the Portal is rich in innovations: the
traditional areas of deepening and information have new functions
in order to offer to users an interactive community space."
LinuxPR: Canux 2.0 - Premiere Canadian Linux E-Retailer Gets Major Overhaul (Mar 21, 2000, 17:34)
"Lazarus Engineering Corporation today announced that one of
Canada's first Linux-only on-line shopping destinations has
re-opened it's doors with an entirely new web site."
PRNewswire: Linux Community Leaders Enhance Linux Business Expo With Dynamic Programs (Mar 21, 2000, 16:50)
"LINUX Business Expo is the single industry event to place Linux
at the heart of the enterprise," said Sonny Saslaw, General Manager
of LINUX Business Expo."
Linux.com: Copyleft Publishing (Mar 21, 2000, 16:31)
"However, a book is not quite the same as a piece of software.
All kinds of interesting issues are raised, for both the publisher
and the author, when you try to publish a book under copyleft."
Wired: DVD Player at Apex of Controversy (Mar 21, 2000, 16:15)
"The player also has the ability to remove the DVD Content
Scrambling System (CSS). Doing so enables users to copy DVDs,
similar to the functionality of the much-maligned DeCSS
ZDNET: Berst Alert: Skeleton in the Linux Closet (Mar 21, 2000, 07:24)
"The kind of fragmentation that crippled Unix also haunts Linux.
A number of vendors hawk their own flavors of the OS. Minor
examples of forking already exist."
Netcraft: Web Server Survey - Apache gains over a million sites in a month, reaches 60% (Mar 21, 2000, 07:03)
"Apache reached 60% of the sites found by this month's survey, a
second consecutive all time high, with a gain of close to 1.4m
CNET News.com: Hardware hack turns Netpliance device into Linux machine (Mar 21, 2000, 03:08)
"Shares in newly public Netpliance sank today, after an engineer
in Las Vegas discovered a way to turn the company's $99 Internet
appliance into a Linux-powered PC."
CNET News.com: Lineo snaps up another embedded Linux firm (Mar 21, 2000, 01:38)
"Moreton Bay Ventures, a 15-person company in Brisbane,
Australia, specializes in using Linux for virtual private networks
(VPNs), encrypted communication channels across the Internet."
LinuxPR: LinuxLinks.com reaches 10,000th verified Linux Link (Mar 21, 2000, 00:46)
"LinuxLinks also sports breaking Linux news headlines, a
sophisticated new search engine, popular/new sites, and user
support through dedicated Linux forums."
LinuxPR: deepLinux Announces Alliance With Lintium Microsystems, Inc. (Mar 21, 2000, 00:44)
"Companies make agreement; Lintium Microsystems to
factory-install OEM version of deepLinux on it's servers and
LinuxPR: Macmillan Ships Linux-Mandrake Secure Server 7.0 (Mar 21, 2000, 00:42)
"Secure Server 7.0 Provides Professional Web Server
Administrators with a Secure Linux Web Server."