Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 25, 2000
LinuxPR: WebEvent 3.3B7 now available! (Apr 25, 2000, 23:50)
"WebEvent is a source-code available calendar and scheduling
LinuxPR: Penguinista DSL Project now in 53 metro markets in US. (Apr 25, 2000, 21:27)
"From August 1999 service area of one market (Chicago) to 53
metro markets today, Pinnacle continues rapid expansion of DSL
service that is also a Linux Community Benevolence program."
BW: TurboLinux Retail Sales in U.S. Increase 10x Faster Than Market... (Apr 25, 2000, 20:53)
"Measured by unit sell-through in retail stores, the latest PC
Data survey information shows that TurboLinux March sales tripled
over January figures, compared to an overall market growth rate for
the same period of 20 percent."
BW: TurboLinux and Merisel Team Up to Offer IBM Netfinity Servers Factory-Installed With TurboLinux (Apr 25, 2000, 20:43)
"Through the distribution agreement with Merisel, retail stores,
systems integrators, e-tailers, value-added resellers and
Authorized TurboLinux Solution Providers will be able to purchase
the entire line of award-winning TurboLinux products and receive 60
days of installation support direct from TurboLinux."
BW: Evergreen and Caldera Deliver Linux E-Business Solution, OpenLinux eBuilder With ECential (Apr 25, 2000, 20:39)
"...Caldera will license and distribute Evergreen's ECommerce
Components and Services Platform, ECential as part of it's
OpenLinux eBuilder e-commerce suite, which also includes IBM's
WebSphere Standard Edition, VisualAge Java 3.0, and MySQL."
Linux Games: NVIDIA's 3D Card Linux Drivers -- A First Look (Apr 25, 2000, 20:31)
"The initial 3D drivers released by NVIDIA many months ago were,
by all reports, a disappointment. ... Now, new XFree86 4.0 drivers
have been made available, promising blazing 3D performance and we
can see for ourselves whether the end result was worth the
Linuxcare: Dear Lina: Left To My Own Devices (Apr 25, 2000, 20:17)
"Dear Lina: My modem is connected to /dev/ttyS1. In order to
dial out as a non-root user, I changed the permissions on
/dev/ttyS1 to 0666. Every time I reboot, the permissions of
/dev/ttyS1 are rolled back to 0600."
Tonight Live: Chili!Soft and Cobalt Networks on The Linux(r) Show!! (Apr 25, 2000, 19:53)
"...re we really ready for TWO MICROSOFT's?... Chili!Soft and
Cobalt Networks... When do we have enough Linux Shows..."
CNET News.com: Gates: PCs will continue to reign (Apr 25, 2000, 19:30)
"As antitrust officials met at the White House to discuss a plan
to divide the company, Gates told attendees here at the Windows
Hardware Engineering Conference that Microsoft will not cede ground
to legal or technological obstacles. "Our vision is very broad
here," he said. "This is the second phase of the Internet."
Linux Programming: Cygnus for Windows NT: Sneaking Linux into the Enterprise (Apr 25, 2000, 19:17)
"Cygwin.dll will work with other Windows DLLs including
graphical support but this is where Linux and Windows support
diverge. A number of projects are working to bring X Windows
support to Windows which, combined with Cygwin, will provide a more
complete mechanism for porting graphical applications to
Linux-Mandrake 7.1-BETA available (Apr 25, 2000, 17:44)
InfoWorld: IBM to release OS/2 migration packs (Apr 25, 2000, 16:51)
"...IBM's Application Framework for e-Business programming
model, intended to enable porting of OS/2 applications over to
Windows 2000, the top-selling Linux distributions, and Unix."
LinuxPR: Red Hat Begins Shipping Metro Link Motif 2.1 with Enterprise Edition (Apr 25, 2000, 16:36)
"Metro Link Motif is known for its stability and reliability. It
was the first commercial product sold for Linux and continues to be
an industry standard."
Themes.org: An Interview with Youngjin Hahn - Artwiz (Apr 25, 2000, 15:10)
"Youngjin Hahn, better known to many as 'Artwiz' is the subject
of our first interview. For those of you that do not know him,
Youngjin Hahn is one of the best GIMP artists there is; he truely
lives up to his nickname."
Open Source Writers Group: Book Review: Get Linux Certified and Get Ahead (Apr 25, 2000, 13:46)
"This is one of those books that is aimed at the Linux market,
but can be used by everyone in the computer industry who is looking
at professional certification. The chapters on planning, financing
and advertising your certification are especially helpful to
everyone, regardless of the certification pursued."
GraphicsMuse: 60 Second Reptiles, Paint lines, and Bark [Gimp Tutorial] (Apr 25, 2000, 13:29)
"In this tutorial I'm going to show you the tricks you can play
with noise. ... Much of the 3D work you see in movies is done using
3D modellers and renderers, but the textures for those models are
often done in 2D paint programs like the Gimp."
NetworkWorld: Getting embedded with a penguin (Apr 25, 2000, 05:35)
"Developers have been putting Linux on small devices and
cramming the operating system into a space the size of a SIMM for
some time, but embedded versions of the operating system are on the
verge of coming to mainstream devices, such as slimmed-down
Internet clients, handheld devices and network appliances."
osOpinion: Vmware, the key to Apple's Darwin (Apr 25, 2000, 05:04)
"It's plain and simple really. Vmware takes care of all of the
compatibility details, either by using open-source drivers, or
virtual hardware emulation (like virtual soundcards, video etc.)
Once the underlying Linux platform supports the audio and video,
Darwin would also."
osOpinion: What AOLs You? (Apr 25, 2000, 04:50)
"Are you concerned about the Time Warner-AOL merger? My feelings
about it are mixed. On the one hand, the Internet box they are
introducing will run Linux... On the other hand, 55% of 'Net users
are already AOL customers and AOL stands over them like a bull elk
guarding his cows."
LinuxMall.com: Red Hat 6.2 - First Impressions (Apr 25, 2000, 04:39)
"If you are a new user, Red Hat is still not the perfect
installation, as offerings from Corel and Caldera are much easier
to install. Still, 6.2 of Red Hat is a solid step forward and is
probably what 6.0 should have been."
LinuxWorld: Dell's Linux-loaded laptop - Other Linux models to follow (Apr 25, 2000, 02:37)
"When a top vendor starts including Linux laptops in one of its
premier product lineups, it is a big step; Dell has also been
fairly forward about bringing Linux to its full line of
InfoWorld: IBM to pre-load servers with choice of Linux (Apr 25, 2000, 00:29)
"Monday's announcements are part of a "continual stream" related
to IBM servers and Linux."
Kuro5hin.org: The Essential Linux Bookshelf, Part II: Linux Installation and Getting Started (Apr 25, 2000, 00:10)
"The motiviation for Walsh's book stems from the days before
"distributions", when the "standard" way of installing Linux was to
grab whatever others had kindly made available."