Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 27, 2000
PRNewswire: FacetCorp Releases FacetTerm for Linux; Also Upgrades FacetWin Linux Support (Jun 27, 2000, 22:03)
"FacetTerm Version 3 is now compatible with Red Hat Linux,
Caldera OpenLinux, SuSE Linux, and TurboLinux. This release of
FacetTerm is also supported on all other versions of Linux with the
"glibc" version 2 runtime libraries."
PRNewswire: Lineo Announces Support for ARM Cores (Jun 27, 2000, 22:01)
"Because the industry is migrating to system-on-chip based
designs, which are high volume and low cost, ARM is a strategic
processor family for us to support."
PRNewswire: Lineo Announces High Availability Clustering Solutions For Mission Critical Deployments (Jun 27, 2000, 21:58)
"Lineo High Availability Solutions and the Embedix line of
products span the entire spectrum of embedded systems, from high
availability solutions, Internet applications, hand held devices,
microcontrollers and industrial solutions."
BW: Caldera Announces OpenLinux Power Solutions Tour 2000 (Jun 27, 2000, 21:55)
"This 12-city tour provides cost-free demonstrations in Internet
and eBusiness-ready Linux solutions."
PRNewswire: Lineo Provides Compatibility Libraries for Legacy Real Time Operating System Code (Jun 27, 2000, 21:52)
"Code-named "Golden Gate," these compatibility libraries provide
OEMs with a way to recompile applications developed on these
platforms to run on Embedix Linux, Lineo's embedded software."
PRNewswire: Lineo Announces Web Site for Open Source Contributions (Jun 27, 2000, 21:50)
"We work very hard to support and fund projects that are a
benefit to the community at large and not just to increase the
bottom line of Lineo. We will continue this pattern of giving back
to the open source community."
PRNewswire: Lineo Expands Partner Connect Program (Jun 27, 2000, 21:47)
"The goal of the Lineo Partner Connect Program is to provide
seamlessly integrated solutions to embedded developers in order to
shorten their development cycles and reduce the costs of the
BW: Iomega Corporation Chooses Red Hat to Develop Linux-Based IomegaWare Solutions (Jun 27, 2000, 21:38)
"Users can test a pre-release version of the Linux platform
driver software and submit comments and questions to Iomega."
LinuxPR: Hard Hat Journeyman Edition First Embedded Linux With Mass Distribution (Jun 27, 2000, 21:34)
"EDN Magazine Distributes 138,000 Copies of MontaVista Software
Embedded Linux Tool Kit With June 2000 Issue."
BW: Red Hat First Linux Solution Provider to Join Intel Server Applications Program (Jun 27, 2000, 21:31)
"As part of the program, Red Hat will help Intel develop a
"cookbook" of pre-packaged Internet server application recipes
optimized for Intel's Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)."
PRNewswire: Brooktrout Enables New Network Applications Under Linux (Jun 27, 2000, 21:26)
"The Linux open source operating system allows developers to lop
off the parts they don't want and use only those that they do.
Linux' small footprint and affordability on Brooktrout's voice
platforms will open new market segments for our unified messaging
BW: Emulex Announces Availability of Industry's Most Complete Fibre Channel Linux Offering (Jun 27, 2000, 21:18)
"The Emulex drivers, tested and approved for use with Caldera,
RedHat and TurboLinux operating systems, provide a rich feature set
required in enterprise environments, including support for
multi-protocol operation and switched fabrics."
Technocrat.net: Comment to U.S. FTC on Software Warranty Issues and UCITA (Jun 27, 2000, 20:14)
"This is of interest to the free software community because
proposed laws, including UCITA, actually require
warranties on the software we give away, and this would be a great
hardship to free software authors."
LinuxMall.com: Linus to Attend LinuxWorld Expo In San Jose (Jun 27, 2000, 19:48)
"The LinuxWorld Conference and Expo promises to showcase an
array of products, services, lectures given by industry leaders,
and--oh, yeah--some guy named Linus."
Smart Partner: Only Two Linux Companies [Red Hat & Caldera] Really Matter (Jun 27, 2000, 19:40)
"Like it or not, major hardware vendors and corporate America
don't want to support five or more flavors of Linux."
CNET News.com: Linux server maker [Rebel.com] to use Transmeta chips (Jun 27, 2000, 19:04)
"Though AMD and Intel have unveiled power-saving techniques of
their own... Rebel.com chose Crusoe because it's compatible with
Intel chips and because its low power means it can work in a small
box that doesn't require a fan for cooling."
LinuxDevices.com: What do you value most about open source? (Jun 27, 2000, 18:09)
"Contrary to popular notions of programmers hacking away at
source code to create unique implementations of the Linux kernel
and other open source software, there is a far greater propensity
toward using source code for READING purposes, rather than for
WRITING (or modifying)."
LinuxPR: Now Available: Lutris Enhydra Professional 3.0 Java/XML Open Source Application Server (Jun 27, 2000, 17:35)
LinuxPR: Participation More Than Doubles for the Open CASCADE Core Team
(Jun 27, 2000, 17:27)
"Many new projects around Open CASCADE are currently underway
internationally, including work in topology, graphics and
VNU Net: BT and the 'funny old world' of patents (Jun 27, 2000, 16:42)
"Protection of property is not the only motivation for
applicants. IBM makes an alleged $1bn a year out of royalties on
patents that it owns. And Microsoft is using patents to ensnare the
Linux developer community, rendered vulnerable through its refusal
to patent its own work."
LinuxNewbie.org: Adding a Hard drive in Linux -- In five steps (Jun 27, 2000, 16:24)
"This NHF assumes that you have already physically installed
your hard drive in your computer and configured it in your
LinuxDev.net: GUI Python: All This and Good Looks Too? (Jun 27, 2000, 14:40)
"Can I use Python for Web development?" "Can Python do serious
programming?" "Is there anything Python can't do?". ...the answers
to those three questions in 99% of the cases are "Yes, Yes and
LinuxPR: Rebel.com to Adopt Transmeta's Crusoe Processor In Future NetWinder Products (Jun 27, 2000, 14:27)
"...to utilize Transmeta's Crusoe processor family for a family
of residential and small business gateway products..."
PRNewswire: SteelEye Announces General Availability of LifeKeeper for Linux (Jun 27, 2000, 12:56)
"SteelEye Technology Inc., an emerging leader in reliability
platforms for Linux-based applications, announced today immediate
general availability of its LifeKeeper for Linux 3.0. LifeKeeper is
a commercially proven, automated high-availability clustering
solution for Linux that ensures continuous availability of business
and mission critical application and data as well as 24 x 7 system
CCN: Perle Systems Partners With SuSE To Give Linux Users Drivers For High-Speed
Serial (Jun 27, 2000, 12:38)
"Perle Systems, a leading provider of networking products for IP
and e-business access, announced today that Linux operating systems
developer, SuSE Linux AG, has included drivers for its complete
range of Specialix and Chase muilt-port serial cards in its latest
PRNewswire: Top Tier OEMs to Demo Transmeta's Crusoe in Ultralight Notebooks at PC Expo (Jun 27, 2000, 12:13)
"Transmeta Corporation announced today that four PC
manufacturers, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM and NEC, are showing
technology demonstrations of ultralight notebooks based on the
Crusoe processor in its booth at PC Expo this week."
IW: Lynx Partners With ZF Linux Devices To Deliver BlueCat Linux With First Failsafe PC-On-A-Chip (Jun 27, 2000, 12:05)
"Every MachZ Integrated Development System includes Red Hat
Linux 6.2 and LynuxWorks BlueCat Linux and the LynuxWorks
development tools for creating compact custom Linux embedded
applications. OEMs no longer have to pay costly license fees or go
through the expensive and time-consuming requirement of porting
third party software and searching for unique peripheral
IW: Crash-Immune Network Devices For The Small Office / Home Office Introduced By ZF
Linux Devices (Jun 27, 2000, 11:57)
ZF Linux Devices, Inc., today announced their family of products
providing low cost, distributed network solutions for the Small
Office / Home Office (SOHO), education and developing economy
LinuxPR: ZipSpeak 7.1-1 Makes Linux Easier for the Visually Impaired (Jun 27, 2000, 11:01)
"Matthew Campbell today released ZipSpeak 7.1-1, a talking
mini-distribution of Linux for visually impaired people. The newly
released version of ZipSpeak adds support for several speech
synthesizers, simplifies Speakup customization, makes Web browsing
easier, and adds support for international keyboard layouts."
First Test Release of Embedded Debian Cross Development Environments (Jun 27, 2000, 09:14)
"Debian Project is to make Debian GNU/Linux a natural choice for
embedded Linux and to advance the embedded Linux state of the art
faster and more effectively."
Wired: RIAA: No Hyperlinking Allowed (Jun 27, 2000, 07:53)
"If this kind of automated hyperlinking is ruled illegal, the
Internet is going to grind to a halt," said Ira Rothken, legal
counsel for MP3Board.com."
Linux Journal: An Interview with Bjorn Ekwall [Kernel Developer] (Jun 27, 2000, 07:41)
"I already owned my own commercially based UNIX system
(System/V.3 on a Motorola 68k VME), so I definitely wanted to
network my new Linux machine with it."
Linux Journal: Linux's Tell-Tale Heart, Part 1 (Jun 27, 2000, 07:37)
"Whether you know it or not, your Linux system is constantly
talking to you in a kind of system monologue, or diary, keeping you
abreast of everything in its life. All you need to do is pay
FreeBSD Security Advisory: FreeBSD-SA-00:23.ip-options (Jun 27, 2000, 07:21)
"There are several bugs in the processing of IP options in the
FreeBSD IP stack, which fail to correctly bounds-check arguments
and contain other coding errors leading to the possibility of data
corruption and a kernel panic upon reception of certain invalid IP
osOpinion: Should we be learning Linux? (Jun 27, 2000, 05:52)
"Still upset about Microsoft retiring my cert to cash in on the
next wave of new certifications, I too accompanied all the
administrators in my department, with torches in hand, and stormed
off to the local software store to purchase ourselves some
Philippine Inquirer: Philippine firms testing Linux Waters (Jun 27, 2000, 05:32)
"In the case of the Philippines, though no data could rate its
wide following in the local market, Linux is already considered one
of the fastest growing platforms for the back-end side."
Philippine Inquirer: Is it Time for Linux? (Jun 27, 2000, 03:29)
"For instance, just last week IBM Philippines launched in the
country its Linux port for the S/390 transaction server."
Utah Uprising: Novell's Noorda Took On Microsoft Early (Jun 27, 2000, 03:06)
"Jim Barksdale, former CEO of Netscape, and Scott McNealy, CEO
of Sun Microsystems, are usually credited with leading the charge
against Microsoft. But Noorda and Hatch used Capitol Hill and state
courtrooms early on... opening the door for the U.S. Department of
Justice to file its case..."
LinuxHelp.net: New XMMS and K-JoFol Setup Guide (Jun 27, 2000, 02:37)
"Xmms is an audio player for linux. For you windows jockeys, you
might realize its similarities to the mp3 player WinAMP.It first
started out as X11Amp but the organization separated and xmms is
what became of it. Xmms takes up little resources and lets you use
cool skins to add style to your desktop without bogging it
LinuxWorld: A SPARC powerhouse (Jun 27, 2000, 02:20)
"You may wonder why someone would run Linux on a SPARC rather
than on an Intel-based machine that would have a larger selection
of binary-compatible software. The simple answer is that many
companies already have the hardware."
Kernel Cousin SLUG Pearls #4 By Jeff Waugh (Jun 27, 2000, 01:40)
CRN: Linux Leader [Jon Hall] Calls Porting Of Office And Quicken Critical (Jun 27, 2000, 01:36)
"According to Hall, who was the opening speaker at a Linux
seminar Monday... while desktop applications are starting to be
ported to the Linux operating system, there are two key ones that
are conspicuous by their absence: Microsoft Office and