Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 26, 2000
Penguin Hardware: Gigabyte GA-6CXC [Motherboard Review] (Apr 26, 2000, 22:27)
"In order to test the 6CXC, I used the Redhat 6.1 distribution.
I use Redhat because it's what I like, although your experiences on
Debian, Slackware, et al. should be quite similar."
Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory: Updated transfig packages available for Red Hat Linux 6.2 (Apr 26, 2000, 22:09)
"The transfig package shipped in 6.2 does not understand options
that xfig passes. transfig version 3.2.3 understands these options
and enables eps exporting."
BW: TurboLinux... Advanced Computing Lab in New Mexico... Focused on Linux and Clustering... (Apr 26, 2000, 20:52)
"TurboLabs is directed by Peter Beckman, founder of the Extreme
Linux series of workshops and activities. Beckman was most recently
a senior computer scientist at the Advanced Computing Laboratory at
Los Alamos National Laboratory and served on the Executive
Committee for the Los Alamos Computer Science Institute."
SJ Mercury: 2 companies seek to open AOL instant messaging (Apr 26, 2000, 20:38)
"Two Internet service companies want the government to force
America Online to open up its dominant instant messaging service as
a condition to approving AOL's giant merger with Time Warner
ZDNet: Talkback Central: Red Hat issue, NOT a Linux issue (Apr 26, 2000, 20:12)
"This is a Red Hat issue, NOT a Linux issue! Red Hat does not
LinuxPR: ...LinuxSolve to Develop & Sell... First 'Immunized' Secure Server Appliances Running on Linux (Apr 26, 2000, 19:43)
"A team of former management from AMD, EDS, Apple, and Penguin
Computing has founded LinuxSolve, Inc., the industry's first
company to develop and market 'Immunized' secure server appliances
running on the Linux operating system."
TechWeb: Red Hat Moves Beyond Operating Systems (Apr 26, 2000, 19:23)
"As part of its strategy to become a one-stop shop for utilities
and other tools, Red Hat has acquired performance management
software vendor Bluecurve and has launched the redhat.com
TechWeb: IBM Hardware Faces Hard Sell (Apr 26, 2000, 19:00)
"IBM's strength in e-business is its ability to offer a spectrum
of computing systems, from palmtop devices to high-end mainframes.
Its weakness is selling them."
BW: Network Magazine Names Red Hat Linux Product of the Year... (Apr 26, 2000, 18:33)
"Red Hat Linux has become the distribution of choice for
enterprise customers. This phenomenon isn't based on Linux's easy,
graphical installer, but rather for its comprehensive support,
which includes a free installation hotline, and its many
PRNewswire: Quadratec Delivers Enterprise-Class Backup Software for Linux-Mandrake (Apr 26, 2000, 17:48)
"As part of this partnership, Quadratec developed a Time
Navigator version for Linux-Mandrake, bringing additional data
security solutions to companies using Linux for their
IT-Director: IBM endorses Linux servers (Apr 26, 2000, 16:46)
"Just as Microsofts fortunes take a downward turn, IBM is
stepping up the Linux challenge. IBM Netfinity servers with Linux
preinstalled can be as much as 25% cheaper than the Windows
LinuxWorld: Using the m4 Macro Processor (Apr 26, 2000, 15:43)
"What is it about m4 that makes it so useful, and yet so
overlooked? m4 -- a macro processor -- unfortunately has a dry name
that disguises a great utility. A macro processor is basically a
program that scans text and looks for defined symbols, which it
replaces with other text or other symbols."
VNU Net: Microsoft bows to pressure from Unix users (Apr 26, 2000, 15:20)
"Microsoft has admitted that it cannot dominate the enterprise
alone, and has boosted its support for Unix integration. ... It has
acknowledged for the first time that enterprise users will stick
with the Unix and Linux platforms."
RootPrompt.org: Certified Mainframe Unix (Apr 26, 2000, 15:15)
"Brief Intro to S/390 architecture How it runs a Certified UNIX
LinuxPR: Easysoft announces ODBC 3.5 driver Open Source initiative (Apr 26, 2000, 14:25)
"The Project intends to release under the Easysoft Public
which is based on the Mozilla/Netscape license model..."
Financial Post/Canoe: Red Hat donor sets charity example (Apr 26, 2000, 12:59)
"When her entrepreneurial nephew, Robert Young, sought start-up
money Mrs. Young contributed to the launch of Red Hat Inc., a
software company based in Durham, North Carolina. In turn, he gave
her shares in Red Hat when it went public last summer. After prices
skyrocketed, she donated those 400,000 shares to the Hamilton, Ont.
CNET News.Com: RealNetworks player uses Mozilla to read Web pages (Apr 26, 2000, 11:29)
"Streaming media giant RealNetworks has quietly added Web page
viewing capabilities to a version of its streaming media system
using Mozilla.org's open-source browser code."
ZDNet: Evan Leibovitch -- Elian, Microsoft and Linux [MS Breakup "Just Dumb"] (Apr 26, 2000, 11:14)
"At this point I agree with Microsoft, one of the few times I
ever anticipate doing so. A split of Big Bill into two or three
Baby Bills offers few gains for those who compete against
Upside: SuSE performs mind-share control (Apr 26, 2000, 10:33)
"Then there's the fact that SuSE avoided the recent Linux IPO
frenzy and has had to build its market share with less money and
less attention from the wealth-obsessed tech media machine."
osOpinion: Supporting Windows / Supporting Linux (Apr 26, 2000, 07:26)
"Play with Linux for a while. It won't take long before you
decide that for some strange reason computers are FUN again... Once
again, your only limitation is your own lack of skill or
osOpinion: How Apple could help Linux onto the desktop (and help itself in the process) (Apr 26, 2000, 06:16)
"...the industry is crying out for a cross-platform API. Java
has whetted their appetites, but hasn't come through. So here's
what you do Steve. Embrace one of the emerging Open Source API's,
and port it to the Mac."
Linsider: Snapshot: Linux Distributions (Apr 26, 2000, 05:17)
"Corel's worse case and IBM's trio of flavors for Netfinity
headline this week in the land of Linux distributions. Oh, and
there is that little matter of $40 million, just for a few good
(Red Hat) neighbors."
BW: Caldera Systems... Expands Linux for eBusiness Sales, Solutions and Support in Pacific Rim (Apr 26, 2000, 01:41)
"...has named Kenneth Bergenthal as director of Asia Pacific
Caldera Linux sales."
Linsider: Snapshot: Linux Distributions (Apr 19, 2000, 15:54)
"Corel goes graphic, SuSE adds Windows and TurboLinux seeks an
Oracle. It's all in a weeks work here at Linsider, as we take a
look at the week that was for Linux Distributions."