Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 31, 2000
LinuxDevices.com: Whitepaper: Linux and Windows square off over embedded devices (Mar 31, 2000, 19:36)
"This whitepaper, by LinuxDevices.com founder Rick Lehrbaum,
contemplates the looming battle between Linux and Windows over
which OS will become the platform of choice in thousands of new
'intelligent interconnected devices' to be designed during the next
few years -- and offers ten reasons why Linux will win."
BW: YouthStream to Partner with Red Hat to Deliver Business-To-Business Program to Universities (Mar 31, 2000, 18:46)
"YouthStream offers Red Hat's award-winning Linux 6.1, 6.2 and
Red Hat System Builder software products to its millions of
BW: Geeks Get Counted by WebManage and DreamCom (Mar 31, 2000, 18:32)
DreamCom has selected... Enterprise Reporter software to report
and analyze traffic at www.geekpride.org during a first-of-its-kind
Geek Pride Festival being held in Boston from March 31 through
LinuxPR: On RadioWallStreet.Com: The Linux League Friday Edition (Mar 31, 2000, 17:58)
"Today's topics will include: Taking Linux off the Intel-only
path, Intel makes new Linux investments. Is Microsoft partly open
source? Will IBM's new server hurt VA Linux? Is Corel finally
delivering? Caldera ships new system."
JustLinux.com: GUIs can be a "pain in the butt" (Mar 31, 2000, 17:21)
"Getting a simple answer to a Linux GUI question is about as
frustrating as walking into Starbucks and simply ordering
WideOpenNews: [IBM's] Phipps on Why the Web Works (Mar 31, 2000, 16:37)
" 'I'm going to suggest to you that the future is Linux,' Phipps
says seriously. 'Not because it's a great operating system, but
because it's about exposing the power of shared
LinuxWorld: Linux clustering cornucopia; Which cluster is for you? (Mar 31, 2000, 16:11)
"...surveys different forms of clustering and some of the many
implementations that are available..."
The Register: Corel Linux on the rise, but Red Hat still dominant (Mar 31, 2000, 14:13)
"Corel Linux jumped from 2.3 per cent in November to 19.6 per
cent in February..."
IT-Director: IBM's operating system quandary, and the Linux solution (Mar 31, 2000, 14:08)
"... Linux will play an increasingly important role in IBM,
eventually displacing some or all of IBM's proprietary operating
osOpinion: MS@my.home (Mar 31, 2000, 05:19)
"Installing Linux requires a substantially higher geek factor.
MS likes to tout this fact. They don't like to mention that it
wasn't so long ago when troubleshooting IRQ conflicts on a Windows
installation was a requirement. Windows 95 was notorious for not
detecting two different devices were hanging on the same IRQ."
osOpinion: Setting up a linux based server (Mar 31, 2000, 04:53)
"In the end the difference came down to application support.
Linux won that hands-down. The recent rash of Linux publicity has
sparked a fresh wave of application developers and software
companies of all stripes to port their legacy applications to
shellscript.org: Share UNIX/Linux scripts/applets (Mar 31, 2000, 04:46)
LinuxToday.com.au: Why aren't Australian Linux companies Silicon-Valley rich? (Mar 31, 2000, 02:27)
"Also conspicuous, to those who know the Australian Linux
community, was the fact that many of Australia's best and brightest
Open Source talent are working for US ventures, either in their
Australian branches, or (not uncommonly) moving to the US. ... Why
AFRC (South Africa): AQ Establishes Linux Training Centre In Pretoria (Mar 31, 2000, 00:41)
"There are two Linux courses, an Introductory Course and a Linux
Networking Course... Linux Professional Institute's (LPI)
qualification for these courses on completion."