Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 30, 2000
BW: ADVISORY/Neoware Systems to Announce Move Into Linux and Appliance Computing Markets (Mar 30, 2000, 23:59)
"The company will unveil the first embedded Linux operating
system for information appliances as well as introduce its own
customizable information appliance..."
LinuxPR: Agat� Announces HotData Shuttle For Linux With HotChip (Mar 30, 2000, 22:51)
SRO: How Open Is Open? (Mar 30, 2000, 22:23)
"Many companies are trying to jump on the open-source
bandwagon--only to be pushed off when their claims prove to be more
marketing hype than a true opening of their technology."
ComputerWorld: Q&A: Novell's Eric Schmidt (Mar 30, 2000, 22:11)
"Q: Linux has been emerging as a file and print server. Do you
see that encroaching on NetWare at the low end?... A: We have not
seen that so far. It might occur in the future."
CNET News.com: Dell names new CFO, focuses on investments (Mar 30, 2000, 22:04)
"Though chief executive Michael Dell himself has invested in
several companies, it wasn't until April 1999 that the Dell
corporation began investing in companies. At that time, Dell took a
stake in Linux seller Red Hat."
CNET News.com: IBM unveils server appliance with slim Windows 2000 (Mar 30, 2000, 21:25)
" 'Linux is obviously what I'm really bullish about. You can
twist it and bend it and cut it and slice it and dice it however
you want, and you'll still have a stable operating system in the
background,' [Piper Jaffray analyst Amir] Ahari said."
Source code for Linux XFS now available! (Mar 30, 2000, 20:51)
A complete linux 2.3.99pre2 tree including the XFS filesystem is
available for cvs checkout.
LinuxWorld: Perceptions of world domination - The origin of the phrase 'world domination by 2003' (Mar 30, 2000, 18:58)
"One thing that both builds and reflects community is language.
The Linux community is no exception."
Kuro5hin.org: FSF Developers Discuss Intellectual Property in the Age of Free Software (Mar 30, 2000, 18:55)
"...instead of a Q&A interview, we invite guests to
participate in a discussion with the readers directly, which will
"officially" run for a week or so, and focus on a particular topic
or issue close the the guest's heart. You ask questions, they
answer, but since it's a threaded discussion, you can follow up on
your, or anyone else's, questions as well."
Linux domain in Holland obtained by commercial firm (Mar 30, 2000, 18:42)
"Today the dutch firm Stone IT has suddenly obtained the domain
osOpinion: Towards the ANSI Standard User (Mar 30, 2000, 18:35)
"When I click on the "help" button on dialogs in GNOME or KDE I
usually get something along the lines of "This dialog lets you set
the Foo Switch and the Mumble Options". But the dialog box has
already told me that. What I wanted was an explanation of what the
Foo Switch and Mumble Options actually do, why I might want to set
them, and possibly even some examples."
LinuxMall.com: Evolutionary Update: Apple Evolves Through Darwin (Mar 30, 2000, 18:08)
"...Apple wanted to build a better beast. But evolution tells us
that to be the best is not enough--one must also be adaptable.
Darwin promises to have new possibilities as a cross-platform
operating system (OS)."
The Register: Acer unveils 'most competitive' embedded Linux (Mar 30, 2000, 17:58)
"...the group plans to use its new OS to oust Windows in many of
the company's products... if CT's reports are anything to go by,
Acer certainly isn't ruling out the OS' use in its PCs."
osOpinion: A not so newbie's attempt at installing Linux (Mar 30, 2000, 15:45)
"Now none of these were inherent problems in design. Lots of
carelessness on the part of RedHat, laziness on the part of the
XFree developers for not writing basic build instructions, and
stupidity on the part of Helix for writing NO install
Yahoo: Caldera investors' message board is up (Mar 30, 2000, 15:35)
IBM developerWorks: Bash by example, Part 1 (Mar 30, 2000, 15:31)
"By learning how to program in the bash scripting language, your
day-to-day interaction with Linux will become more fun and
productive, and you'll be able to build upon those standard UNIX
constructs (like pipelines and redirection) that you already know
BW: Spatial Announces Release of World's First ACIS-enabled Products Supporting Linux (Mar 30, 2000, 15:27)
"ACIS, the de facto 3D CAD solid modeling engine providing the
world's most advanced technology for engineers and designers in
every industry, was the first kernel modeler to support
LinuxPR: Release of CYCAS 2.0 for Linux (Mar 30, 2000, 14:56)
"...a complete 2D+3D CAD-package for drafting and design in high
quality and for creating 3D presentations and technical
illustrations easily. ... 'CYCAS public' is free for private
BW: Caldera Systems Premiers OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4; Includes Citrix ICA Client for Linux (Mar 30, 2000, 14:49)
"OpenLinux Users Can Now Access Applications Regardless of
i-opener - A Market Begging For A Product (Mar 30, 2000, 03:21)
"By not tying the purchase of the units to a contract for the
service, Netpliance has already missed out on a lot of profit
potential. Now, in an effort to stem the flow, the i-opener has
been changed so the currently known hardware modifications will not
LinuxNews: In the Palm of Your Hand: The Internet Appliance Market (Mar 30, 2000, 02:32)
"It is a small world, after all. In keeping with the computer
industry's drive to get portable, Linux is jumping into the
Internet appliance and hand-held device market, with Lineo leading
Linux-Mandrake.com: Linux-Mandrake 7.0 for UltraSPARC available for download (Mar 30, 2000, 01:20)
"Although it's a complete port (graphical installation included)
of Linux-Mandrake 7.0/x86-final, it could still have some bugs, so
please consider the current UltraSPARC version as
Debian Weekly News - March 28th, 2000 (Mar 30, 2000, 01:06)
"Welcome to Debian Weekly News, a newsletter for the Debian