Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 30, 2000
BW: Penguin Computing... Former Compaq Computer Material Planner to Oversee New Manufacturing Plant (Jun 30, 2000, 21:02)
"Riley's experience in successfully developing and implementing
quality-control programs will help Penguin Computing maintain high
standards of quality as it expands its capacity to meet growing
demand for its highly reliable Linux servers."
Electronic Design: What Is The Real Cost Of Embedded Linux? (Jun 30, 2000, 20:53)
"The cost of using Linux is a combination of determining its
suitability, and also having programmers and designers that are
adequately trained. Because it's new, Linux's costs can be large in
terms of time and money. On the other hand, these are often
one-time, up-front costs that can be spread across multiple
BW: Computone Acquires Leading Linux/Unix Service and Support Company... Multi-User Solutions... (Jun 30, 2000, 20:30)
"Both Atlanta area companies have emerged as leaders serving the
needs of the rapidly-growing marketplace of small and medium-size
companies using SCO UNIX, Linux, Windows NT and other Open Systems
Signal Ground: SMP: What's in it for You? (Jun 30, 2000, 19:42)
"Linux SMP support has been smoothed out in the stable kernel
since the release of 2.2 -- and dual Celeron 533s (plus a
motherboard) can be obtained for less than $330 USD -- so what does
that mean for your next system purchase?"
LinuxPR: On RadioWallStreet.com: The Linux League Friday Edition (Jun 30, 2000, 18:56)
"Joining Mr. Gaskins today will be Tom Adelstein, CEO for Bynari
Inc. and Gary Lawrence Murphy, CEO of TCI. For those unable to
attend the live broadcast, replays will be available beginning
approximately one hour after each event."
TwoMobile: Gateway & Transmeta to release Linux WebPad (Jun 30, 2000, 18:46)
"In what is undoubtedly the single largest boost for the future
of slate/pad style computers, Gateway has announced they plan to
launch a "Web Pad" by this Christmas."
Penguinista.org: Should the Wine developers work on getting MS Office to run on Linux? (Jun 30, 2000, 18:22)
"From bugginess to monopoly market position, MS Office is truly
Redmond's application counterpart to Windows. Getting MS Office
running under Wine and hence under Linux not only shouldn't be a
priority for the Wine development team, it's something that needs
to be actively opposed."
Apache Today: Looking at Apache 2.0 Alpha 4 (Jun 30, 2000, 18:03)
"In this article, I will review some of the features new to the
2.0 series and explain why they were added and how they will help
32BitsOnline: Apple Speaks of Challenges and Rewards in Wedding MacOS and BSD at USENIX 2K (Jun 30, 2000, 16:34)
"The Macintosh has long been known to offer an optimal user
experience at the sacrifice of nearly everything else. ... Unix
systems, however, have long been known to offer optimal engineering
solutions at the sacrifice of nearly everything else. ... Moving
forward, the Mac OS will combine the best features of both
platforms while (hopefully) addressing their shortcomings."
LinuxPlanet: Oracle-Funded NC Company to Offer $199 Linux System (Jun 30, 2000, 15:49)
"The basic NIC is $199 but that price doesn't appear to include
mouse and keyboard. ... For $376 (which includes shipping) you get
a 15-inch SuperVGA monitor AND mouse, keyboard, and speakers."
LinuxPR: IIT Training Offers Linux and Samba course across Australia
(Jun 30, 2000, 15:30)
"IIT Training... provides details of courses Austalia-wide for
the next six months."
Salon: Paulina Borsook to Eric Raymond: Don't you Kakutani me! (Jun 30, 2000, 14:45)
"...Raymond denounced both Kakutani and "Cyberselfish" author
Paulina Borsook, whose analysis of libertarian geek society was
amply quoted by Kakutani. Today, Borsook takes the stand in her own
CNET News.com: Dell to include NetObjects software with hosting service (Jun 30, 2000, 13:55)
"Dedicated hosting is available using either Linux or Windows
2000. "Our customers tend to split about evenly between the two,
even though we can charge less for the Linux hosting because we
don't have the cost of the operating system..."
IT-Director: Progress spins off NuSphere to provide Open Source database (Jun 30, 2000, 13:28)
"NuSphere will be developing the basic MySQL code to create a
full function, commercially viable relational database."
CNET News.com: VMware ready to capitalize on hot server market (Jun 30, 2000, 12:25)
"The server push will take advantage of VMware's ability to
protect against crashes, Malekzadeh said. By assigning a separate
"virtual machine" to each task, one task failing won't affect the
other tasks. For example, a database program running in a copy of
Windows 2000 that crashes won't disrupt a separate copy of Linux
running Web server software."
Australian Financial Review: Linux has window of opportunity in China (Jun 30, 2000, 07:15)
"Considering the price of imported software in China, where an
authentic copy of Microsoft Windows 98 retails for the equivalent
of half a year's wages for the average worker, the efforts of the
Chinese Academy of Science make good commercial sense."
osOpinion: Open Source Software and Documents: A Literature and Online Resource Review (Jun 30, 2000, 05:46)
"One of the things that make the open source movement so unusual
is that as it has developed over the last twenty years or so, it
has done little self-documenting."
Korea Herald: Palm Palm Technology applies Linux to mobile phones (Jun 30, 2000, 05:33)
"Palm Palm Technology said the world's first Linux-embedded
mobile phone will make its debut as early as November."