Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 28, 2000
Debian Weekly News - June 27th, 2000 (Jun 28, 2000, 23:47)
"Welcome to Debian Weekly News, a newsletter for the Debian
Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #53 By Zack Brown (Jun 28, 2000, 23:44)
Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for
the previous week.
eWeek: Compaq, Dell cool to Crusoe chip (Jun 28, 2000, 22:47)
"While Crusoe's ship appears to have come in, some large PC
makers have decided to hold off on adopting the new chip for
notebook PCs. At least for now."
BW: LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Sold Out!; San Jose Event Reaches Capacity as Linux Momentum Surges (Jun 28, 2000, 22:05)
"This marks the fourth-consecutive show LinuxWorld Conference
& Expo has sold out at more than 150,000 square feet. Forty
companies remain on a waiting list for the event, scheduled for
August 14-17, 2000, despite a 60% increase in expo floor space this
TechWeb: IBM Revives OS/2 [Application] For Win 2000, Thin Clients (Jun 28, 2000, 21:53)
"Workspace On-Demand 3.0... is a server-based tool for managing
both thin and "Intel-based" Windows clients and deploying
applications that runs on Windows NT and 2000. ... "Support for
Linux clients and servers will be available separately through
IBM's services divisions..."
CNET News.com: Linux-based Internet radio firm gets backing (Jun 28, 2000, 21:33)
"Penguin Radio is building a device that will receive digital
radio broadcasts over the Internet, then pipe the signal to a home
stereo system. The company also is working on a portal site called
PhoneRadio.com to provide links to Internet radio for people with
cell phones, PDAs (personal digital assistants) and other portable
LinuxMall.com: �berLinux: The Organizers of Germany's LinuxTag (Jun 28, 2000, 21:22)
"The special thing about LinuxTag is the fact that it is sort of
an `Open Source' project itself," the group explained. "Everybody
is invited to join the group and help to get the show on
The Register: Transmeta signs stack of notebook suppliers (Jun 28, 2000, 21:13)
"Computer makers who have apparently backed Transmeta include
Fujitsu, NEC and Hitachi, and Ditzel also confirmed earlier reports
that IBM will be using Crusoe in an upcoming slimline portable. He
also said two more companies, who he could not yet name, would be
announcing Crusoe-based kit shortly."
LinuxMall.com: Moonlight Becomes Linux (Jun 28, 2000, 21:12)
"Moonlight Systems will develop applications where Linux is the
strongest, at the server-level. These applications are focused on
large server deployments that we see in ASP's that provide
Web-based services to clients, ISP's, large sites and corporate IT
The Register: Transmeta grows Crusoe line-up (Jun 28, 2000, 19:34)
"Transmeta yesterday unveiled the extension of its Crusoe family
of CPUs with three new varities of the low-power, x86-emulatin'
LinuxPR: SuSE Linux opens new Latin American office
(Jun 28, 2000, 19:09)
"The Latin American Linux market has a high potential. We
noticed a growing demand for high quality Linux, especially from
MySQL.com: MySQL Goes GPL [& VA Linux Invests] (Jun 28, 2000, 18:44)
"We have always considered ourselves committed members of the
Open Source and Free Software communities," said Monty Widenius,
project leader on MySQL. Moving to the GNU General Public License
(GPL) is a way to show this."
VNU Net: Microsoft breakup could harm Linux vendors (Jun 28, 2000, 18:12)
"The applications business could address the up-and-coming Linux
client markets and could place energy into porting Microsoft server
products over to other operating environments, including Linux...
Microsoft would prove tough competition for Corel and Applix, as
well as other companies that make similar Linux-based applications.
Microsoft could also produce its own version of Linux to compete
against [established Linux distro's]...
Upside: Can we marry the open source and commercial worlds? (Jun 28, 2000, 16:35)
"First noted in this column a few weeks back, the "gated
community" definition is still a bit rough around the edges. At the
time, Collab.net president Bill Portelli used the notion of a
suburban gated community as a colorful way to describe his
company's plans for grafting the open source, or community-based,
development model onto pre-existing proprietary software
LinuxPlanet: .comment: Freebies, Buzzwords, and Goofy Stuff [PC Expo] (Jun 28, 2000, 16:18)
"...fealty to Microsoft is the exception at PC Expo this year.
Vendors are either ready to provide details about their products'
compatability with Linux or very defensive about
Linux.com: The Klaus Knopper interview (LinuxTag 2000 organizer) (Jun 28, 2000, 15:48)
"The pillars on which LinuxTag 2000 stands are: The free expo
and conference+speeches, the business congress, and the Job forum.
The highlights are the open source groups showing the current
development of GNU/Linux and other free operating systems and
applications as well as companies showing their products on the
Apache Today: E-Commerce Solutions: Template-Driven Pages (Jun 28, 2000, 15:17)
"Understanding the basics of SSI will help us to understand how
to use and employ templates... Using the exec SSI directive we can
execute a CGI script instead of embedding a static HTML file."
BeOpen.com: Games: The Boundary of Open Development? (Jun 28, 2000, 14:28)
"To help determine the natural boundary between Open Source and
closed source game development, BeOpen consulted with two of the
leading members of the Linux gaming community."
Linux Center Argentina: Linux Event in Argentina (Jun 28, 2000, 13:20)
"El primer evento internacional de GNU-Linux en Argentina se
llamará: Maratón Linux - Etapa Argentina... se
llevará a cabo los días 18,19,20 y 21 de octubre en
Linux.com: Ultra DMA 66 (Jun 28, 2000, 12:47)
"Have a look at the some of the newly released Linux
distributions, such as Linux-Mandrake 7.1 or SuSE Linux 6.4. They
all have native support for Ultra DMA 66 (also known as "Ultra
ATA/66" or "UDMA/66"). What is UDMA/66? Will your system support
UDMA/66? Never fear, Brian's here!"
BW: Red Hat Launches University Program to Accelerate the Use of Open Source At
Universities (Jun 28, 2000, 12:40)
"Red Hat, Inc., the leading provider of open source solutions
for Internet infrastructure, today announced the Red Hat University
Program, a global program designed to use Red Hat's comprehensive
resources to accelerate the use of open source solutions in the
BW: VA Linux 1150 Server Combines Customizability and Affordability in 1.75-Inch-High
System (Jun 28, 2000, 12:37)
"VA Linux Systems, Inc. today announced availability of the VA
Linux 1150 server, a customizable entry-level 1U (1.75"-high) Linux
server optimized for Internet data centers."
LinuxPR: Mission Critical Linux Launches High-Availability Cluster Product (Jun 28, 2000, 12:28)
"Mission Critical Linux, Inc., the cutting-edge Linux products
and services company, today announced plans to launch its
high-availability Convolo Cluster solution."
PRNewswire: MP3.com's Little Box Opens Global Retail Music Market (Jun 28, 2000, 11:58)
"This Linux-based device includes a built-in phone line or
Ethernet cable data connection that allows retail stores to provide
their customers with customizable, world-class caliber music
content, at a substantial savings over traditional music delivery
systems. Once installed, the subscriber never needs to interact
with the MP3 Media Server 1.0 again. Instead, they use a web-based
BW: New Multi-Platform Support Using Solaris and Linux for OPTX International's ScreenWatch (Jun 28, 2000, 11:29)
"OPTX International adds new multi-platform support to serve its
ScreenWatch 2.0 content over RealNetworks G2 Servers on Solaris and
Linux operating systems. The acknowledged leader in true-to-source,
screen-capture software, OPTX International partners with
RealNetworks to stream lossless multimedia screen content over the
Internet or intranet."
Ottawa Citizen: Corel shares leap on bundling deal (Jun 28, 2000, 11:00)
"Corel Corp. stock rose $1.45, or 21 per cent yesterday, on news
the Ottawa-based software manufacturer had signed a bundling
agreement with California's Hewlett-Packard Co."
Linux Journal: Rage of the Machine: The New God Will Fail (Jun 28, 2000, 06:11)
"Yes, the PC as we know it will not last forever. And, yes, the
power of an increasingly wired world is likely something that will.
But whatever the service, device or system that heralds the New
Dawn might be, the Internet appliance (IA) - that i-opener, epod,
Dot.Station, web phone, etc. - is not it."
eWeek: Transmeta's Crusoe wins 'ultralight' friends at PC Expo (Jun 28, 2000, 05:58)
"While today's display of ultralight notebooks highlighted
Transmeta's first steps into the laptop market, the company has
already secured a major deal in the emerging Internet appliance
Worlds 1st Virtual, Global, Linux and Open Source Event (Jun 28, 2000, 05:08)
"Openworld2000 is a virtual conference and exhibition hosted by
UK based Company RMR plc, which brings you the latest on open
source & Linux trends, theories and practices direct to your