Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 22, 2000
Web Developer's Journal: XML By Example [Book Review] (Mar 22, 2000, 23:42)
"XML (eXtensible Markup Language) is widely seen as the key
enabling technology for the next phase in the evolution of the
MozillaZine: Mozilla Award Winners! (Mar 22, 2000, 23:08)
"The Mozilla Award votes have been tallied, and the winners are
Chosun Ilbo (Korea): Torvalds and Young Coming to Seoul (Mar 22, 2000, 22:46)
"The event is being sponsored by the US Embassy, which will
operate a "Greenhouse Program" for the duration of the conference,
where it hopes to promote investment among Linux-related
Slashdot: CmdrTaco's Week with Tivo (Mar 22, 2000, 22:35)
"Although you'd never guess it... it runs Linux. The device is
Linux-ha.org: LinuxFailSafe Seminar (Mar 22, 2000, 22:22)
"The first ever seminar on the open source LinuxFailSafe
High-Availability project will be held on March 31st in
MacDiscussion.com: Maclinux - When The Big Boys Come To Town (Mar 22, 2000, 21:45)
"Both Debian Linux and SuSE Linux have in the works
distributions that will run on all PCI or better powermacs and
various other selected PPC machines. This is where things get
Slashdot: NVidia and Linux Troubles (Mar 22, 2000, 21:27)
"Although the binary nature of their driver presents its own
problems, especially with distribution, code maintenance, and
support, we have to acknowledge that some companies believe their
IP needs to be kept confidential in order to protect the interests
of their owners."
LinuxPR: Administrating Linux: The Basics - Now Shipping! (Mar 22, 2000, 21:22)
"OpenDocs, LLC, is proud to announce the immediate availability
of Administrating Linux: The Basics."
LinuxPR: JustLinux.com Relaunches With New Web Site Design And Expanded Content (Mar 22, 2000, 21:18)
"The new design allows the user quicker access to the
information and services available on JustLinux.com. Navigation is
dynamic and has been flattened to provide multiple entry points to
LPI Weekly News for March 21, 2000 (Mar 22, 2000, 21:04)
"Welcome to the weekly newsletter of the Linux Professional
LinuxPR: Linux Expo 2000 - The UK's forum for Linux computing - 1st-2nd June, Olympia, London (Mar 22, 2000, 20:36)
"Linux Expo is the definitive UK forum for everyone involved in
this open source revolution. It provides a pinpoint focus on the
hottest subject in IT."
Linux.com: Stick a Fork in It (Mar 22, 2000, 20:21)
"What ever happened to the Linux Standard Base project?"
WideOpenNews: Caldera's IPO Makes Strong Debut (Mar 22, 2000, 20:02)
"It's a respectable figure for a company that doesn't expect to
turn a profit until at least 2002."
LinuxPR: Linux Alianza Provides Free Web Sites to Linux User Groups in Latin America (Mar 22, 2000, 19:53)
"Linux Alianza today announced free web-site provisioning for
all Linux User Groups throughout Latin America."
The Register: SuSE Linux 6.4 to ship 3 April (Mar 22, 2000, 19:29)
"Easier installation means that more users will be able to
install Linux without technical support, further encouraging the
adoption of Linux in the desktop market."
BW: Global Media Launches AccuWeather to the World (Mar 22, 2000, 18:36)
"Winner of the prestigious Linux Journal award for the 'Best
Overall Linux Solution' at Comdex, Fall '99, Global Media provides
Internet e-commerce and streaming tools to companies that are
looking to leverage their existing brand names and customer base to
PRNewswire: OpenNMS.org Launches Open-Source Internet Infrastructure Management Software Consortium (Mar 22, 2000, 18:10)
"The mission of OpenNMS.org is to build the world's best
Internet infrastructure management system with the assistance of
the open source community and to make it free and open."
PrimeZone: Name Change Effected LinuxWizardry Systems, Inc. (Mar 22, 2000, 18:05)
"LinuxWizardry Systems, Inc. (formerly "Flame Petro-Minerals
Corp." - FPMCF) is pleased to announce that it has commenced
trading under its new name effective today."
VNU Net: Don't be scared of Linux, says Gartner (Mar 22, 2000, 18:05)
"Gartner's message is "don't be scared", said Butler. "Evaluate
Linux as you would Windows 2000 or Unix and plan how best it should
BW: Increased Happy Penguin Sightings Linked to Maximum Linux Launch (Mar 22, 2000, 17:55)
"Federal and State authorities have determined that the stunning
increase in happy penguin sightings can be attributed to Imagine
Media's launch of Maximum Linux magazine, the magazine for Linux
Wired: Linux Supercomputer Howls (Mar 22, 2000, 17:40)
"Although its creators believe Los Lobos is the fastest Linux
supercomputer, it will only rank 24th on the list of the top 500
LinuxDevices.com: Linux solution drives Sweden's speaking clock (Mar 22, 2000, 17:32)
"The project has demonstrated that it is possible to set up a
Linux system offering such high precision. Linux is available just
at the right time, not only in terms of stability, but also in
terms of functionality."
PRNewswire: USA Digital Subsidiary Partners With Caldera And Launches New Linux Web Site (Mar 22, 2000, 17:27)
"USA Digital has launched a new web site www.linuxiso.org that
is dedicated to providing those interested in obtaining information
regarding Linux distribution, with a single source link to all
Linux distribution and updates."
Upside: MandrakeSoft comes out of the woodwork (Mar 22, 2000, 17:23)
"Indeed. In less than 24 months, Linux-Mandrake has gone from a
part-time hobby in Duval's Caen, France workshop to one of the top
five Linux distributions."
BW: Interphase Announces Linux Driver Support for Fibre Channel HBAs (Mar 22, 2000, 17:21)
"Interphase has released its drivers under an open-source
BW: CinemaNow.com Teams With HomePage.com and Loudeye to Launch Community Virtual Studio Network (Mar 22, 2000, 17:09)
"CinemaNow, Inc. -- an online community linking indie film
watchers and indie filmmakers -- is launching a Web community...
"The heart of HomePage.com's success is its flexible and
proprietary "Powered by HomePage.com" system which uses a unique
combination of FreeBSD and Linux..."
CNET News.com: IBM to join in Linux supercomputing effort (Mar 22, 2000, 16:50)
"Our intention is to apply all the technology and resources we
can to help it grow as fast as it possibly can. We intend to
contribute those technologies into the open-source community."
PRNewswire: Mainsoft Extends Strategic Relationship With Microsoft (Mar 22, 2000, 16:46)
"Through its relationship with Microsoft, Mainsoft has had
access to the source code for Windows to provide a Windows platform
for UNIX, called MainWin."
Linux Journal: Linux in Higher Education: Open Source, Open Minds, Social Justice (Mar 22, 2000, 07:31)
"Colleges and universities should move to adopt Linux as an
international standard for computing in higher education."
osOpinion: The Forking Bugaboo Rears its Ugly Head (Mar 22, 2000, 06:36)
"First, there is already some minor forking that has gone on in
the Linux kernel. That's right, it has (gasp) already
osOpinion: The Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend (Mar 22, 2000, 06:27)
"In the world of Open Source, for example, IBM believes that
Linux will harm Microsoft much more than Linux will harm IBM."
osOpinion: Somebody give VMWare some venture capital. Quickly! (Mar 22, 2000, 06:16)
"For 6 months, I was running Linux at work, with NT 4 in a VM
Ware session. Nobody at work knew! When NT crashed I only needed to
restart the VM session. Tell me that isn't having the best of both
LinuxDevices.com: USB-to-Ethernet Linux driver supports plug & play (Mar 22, 2000, 06:11)
"The Linux driver for the smartNIC Plug & Play Network
Adapter bridges Linux networking stack with the recently developed
USB software stack. It integrates the hot-plug feature of USB into
the Linux networking framework, allowing the system to bring up
networking support on-the-fly."
Reuters: FOCUS-New issues may signal market cool-off (Mar 22, 2000, 05:34)
"But the gains snagged by the new issues still overshadowed more
established stocks. Caldera jumped 15-7/16 to end the day at
29-7/16, the top percentage gainer on the Nasdaq."
TechWeb/Reuters: Caldera Climbs 110 Percent In IPO Debut (Mar 22, 2000, 02:18)
"Actually, we are very happy because what we did not want to
happen was watch it come to a huge spike and then watch it tail
off," Love said in a phone interview. "We are seeing an indication
that people are holding onto their shares."
Internet Stock Report: Linux Star Continues to Fall Over Street (Mar 22, 2000, 00:14)
"Even Linux is not immune from the gravitational pull of the
recent slump gripping Internet stocks."