Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 28, 2000
Forbes: Breakup Could Help Innovation--Microsoft's (Apr 28, 2000, 21:12)
"...a breakup could prompt Microsoft to revive its own creative
spirit--something that's been lacking since the introduction of
Windows 95. You don't need a degree in computer science to know
that the latest version of Windows 98 is nothing more than a
tuned-up version of the operating system that hit stores five years
CNET News.com: New Netpliance has same 'problem' as old (Apr 28, 2000, 21:00)
Linux Journal: Shell Functions and Path Variables, Part 3 (Apr 28, 2000, 20:25)
"UNIX can present a bewildering array of tools and techniques,
and it's almost impossible for any individual to be intimately
familiar with all of them. In my experience, the best developers
carry around a large bag of simple but useful techniques and are
able to combine them rapidly into a working solution."
BW: OnCore Systems Transcends Embedded Linux Barriers... (Apr 28, 2000, 18:38)
"...the OnCore Systems Software Foundation... has the capability
to load a 100% pure version of Linux into an embedded environment
and still run real-time applications in concert with Linux
BW: On RadioWallStreet.com: the Linux League Friday Edition (Apr 28, 2000, 18:27)
"...Francis Gaskins, will host a panel of guests to review Linux
trends... joining Mr. Gaskins today will be Tom Adelstein, CIO for
Bynari, Inc., a global Linux consulting firm, and Gary Lawrence
Murphy, CEO of TCI, an Internet and open source consulting company
founded in 1983."
DevShed.com: Building an E-Commerce Site Part 1: Building a Product Catalog (Apr 28, 2000, 17:28)
"This guide is meant to show you how to build a basic online
store complete with (1) a product catalog, (2) user accounts for
customers, and (3) the ability for your customers to order products
from your catalog."
LinuxMall.com: TeamLinux Announces Draft Picks (Apr 28, 2000, 16:23)
"The All-Linux All-Star team is ready to take the field.
TeamLinux Corp., a professional services company that uses Open
Source and Linux technology to enable its business solutions,
acquired its fourth company in the four weeks since its inception
in late March."
SJ Mercury: Microsoft breakup could boost [silicon] valley firms (Apr 28, 2000, 15:53)
"Ideally, the applications company would see the Linux operating
system market as an attractive opportunity for Microsoft Office,"
said Gassee. "That would make Linux a more viable operating
NY Times: First Amendment Lawyer Takes on Movie Studios in DVD Case (Apr 28, 2000, 14:15)
"Eight major movie studios are asking a federal judge to order a
Web publisher to stop linking to hundreds of sites carrying a piece
of software that they say threatens their industry. Martin Garbus
is determined to stop them."
The Guardian: Free but not easy (Richard Stallman interview) (Apr 28, 2000, 11:45)
"All published software should be free software. Everyone should
have the freedom to study it, to change it, and to redistribute it.
The outcome depends on many people: it's up to the public to choose
freedom or not."
Linuxcare: How to Replace Windows NT with Linux (Apr 28, 2000, 07:01)
"Most IT managers already understand the "why" of Linux and Open
Source, and many are considering adopting Linux. Microsoft Windows
NT network administrators are now facing a forced migration to
Windows 2000. For many, however, a migration to Linux makes more
sense. Careful planning is needed, however, in order to manage such
a migration responsibly. How costly will such a migration be? How
difficult? How time consuming?"
osOpinion: Help Microsoft Combat Software Piracy (Apr 28, 2000, 06:41)
"Everyone I meet who can not show me a "Certificate of
Authenticity" for their software will receive an offer of help for
installing Linux or appropriate open source software on their
osOpinion: Bugs and the UCITA (Apr 28, 2000, 06:27)
"Bugs have not killed anyone yet, but it's only a matter of
time. In October of 1998, the USS Yorktown was immobilized for four
hours after Windows NT crashed. If that had happened in a war zone,
American lives could easily have been lost."
osOpinion: The Obligatory Microsoft Article (Apr 28, 2000, 06:20)
"Instead, I believe I have a solution so brilliant, so simple
and so effective it's a surprise nobody else has thought of it yet:
put RMS in charge."
Netcraft Survey for April released (Apr 28, 2000, 06:07)
"At this rate, Apache will pass three times the market share of
the next most popular web server in two to three months."
Response to Philips [USB webcams] NDA post (Apr 28, 2000, 06:04)
"As a response to the NDA post we'd like to release both the
driver and the source to the public, and see what the community can
come up with."