Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 29, 2000
LinuxPR: VA Linux Systems Announces Powerful 4U Server for Databases
(Aug 29, 2000, 20:57)
"The VA Linux 4450 is powered by four Intel Pentium III Xeon
processors at 700 MHz and is designed specifically to serve as a
robust database platform for enterprise databases such as
Signal Ground: Book Review: Running Linux (Aug 29, 2000, 20:44)
"When I decided it was time to get a deeper understanding of
Linux, I wanted something useful that wasn't going to become
Freshmeat: Six Reasons Not to Use an ASP (Aug 29, 2000, 20:43)
"As with the current dot.com madness, there are some important
but too often overlooked issues with using ASP-based applications.
Here I provide six reasons why users might choose to remain with
the more traditional, locally-running application..."
LinuxWorld: Sendmail comes of age (Aug 29, 2000, 20:07)
"...despite its long history of consistent open source support,
one thing continued to haunt it: its difficult configuration. ...
The configuration of Sendmail Multi Switch is very simple."
LinuxWorld: Installing Australia - Attendance exceeded expectations (Aug 29, 2000, 19:31)
"The Linux community in Southern Australia welcomes a few
hundred more users into the fold at the Adelaide Install Fest
eWeek: Life, liberty and the pursuit of free DVDs (Aug 29, 2000, 19:26)
"Good try, Electronic Freedom Foundation! Your lawyers, who
represent 2600, have convinced a growing segment of the public that
source code is indeed speech and that viruses, vulnerability
exploits and copyright hacks are protected by the Bill of
AllLinuxDevices: Embedded Debian Project Announces Kernel/OS Build Tool (Aug 29, 2000, 19:20)
"CML2+OS is being designed to assist embedded Linux developers
in configuring and generating small (1 to 10MB) Linux target
EFF Update: LiVid Leader Challenges California's Jurisdiction Over Him (Aug 29, 2000, 18:53)
"Judge William Elfving will hear oral argument over LiVid
Project leader Matthew Pavlovich's motion to quash the California
court's jurisdiction over him because he lives in Texas and has no
contacts with California."
BeNews: Exclusive Preview: QNX RtP (Aug 29, 2000, 18:19)
"Since QNX RtP will be free for personal use in the very near
future, this BeNews preview will see how QNX RtP compares to BeOS
and to free Linux systems."
The Last "Atlanta Linux Showcase"? Not Really (Aug 29, 2000, 17:36)
"The new 'official' name of the showcase is the 'Annual Linux
Showcase and Conference,' due to the fact that the showcase will be
traveling to a new city each year. Next year, ALS will be in
Oakland, CA. A definite schedule, however, has not been set for the
years following 2001.
AllLinuxDevices: American Megatrends Inc. Brings Indium Server Appliance to Market (Aug 29, 2000, 17:25)
"The Indium's compact size allows integration into a half-height
5.25 inch drive bay, much like a CD-ROM drive, or multiple Indium
boards can fit in a 1U rack mount chassis."
DevX.com: StarOffice Chief [Marco Boerries] Offers Insights on Going Open Source (Aug 29, 2000, 17:24)
"Is there much interest now among developers to start working on
improving and extending StarOffice through OpenOffice.org? ...there
are over 100 people who have already introduced themselves on the
mailing list... I didn't expect that until the source code was
LinuxPR: Sun Releases Globalization Technology to Open Source Community
(Aug 29, 2000, 17:11)
"Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced it will release the
source code for the internationalization technologies for the
Solaris Operating Environment to X.org..."
LinuxPR: Penguin Computing Announces Expert on SAP Named Director of
Info. Tech. (Aug 29, 2000, 17:09)
"Penguin Computing Inc., leading provider of reliable Linux
systems for Internet serving, today announced that Gareth M. de
Bruyn, an expert in business processes, has joined the company as
director of information technology."
LinuxPR: Penguin Computing and Bramasol Announce a Milestone For Linux in Enterprise (Aug 29, 2000, 17:05)
"mySAP.com provides an open collaborative business environment
of personalized solutions on demand. This enables companies of all
sizes and industries to fully engage their employees, customers and
partners to capitalize upon the new Internet economy."
LinuxPR: Penguin Computing Unveils New Web Site Fully Integrated Into IT Infrastructure (Aug 29, 2000, 17:03)
"The site, tightly integrated with the company's IT
infrastructure, features RAPTOR, a sophisticated configure-to-order
system that makes it easy to customize servers and workstations
The Register: Sony backtracks from anti-Napster spiel (Aug 29, 2000, 14:54)
"Sony appears to be distancing itself from anti-Napster comments
made by one of its senior US executives last week. ...Sony Music
Entertainment, which operates alongside but independently of Sony
Pictures, is now apparently claiming Heckler's words were taken out
of context and the U-Wire story was wrong."
The Register: Java is skill in most demand in UK, Windows down (Aug 29, 2000, 14:38)
"You might well have thought that Unix was in decline as well,
and Windows rising - but that's not what the survey shows. Unix is
in fourth place."
SJ Mercury: Digital Copyright Act comes back to haunt consumers (Aug 29, 2000, 14:18)
"Kaplan's ruling in the New York case was sweeping and deeply
troubling for anyone who cares about fair use and, ultimately, the
First Amendment. ... He seemed to acknowledge the radically
anti-free speech nature of his banning of hyperlinks in this
matter, but then went ahead and did it anyway."
osOpinion: Open Source Software in a Different Light (Aug 29, 2000, 11:44)
"Put another way, can conventional thinking provide the
distinctions necessary for commerce to thrive under Open Source or
will people merely adapt to the existing belief system which
originally excludes Open Source?"
osOpinion: Rethinking Linux: Rally under a new Banner! (Aug 29, 2000, 11:26)
"The point I'm trying to emphasize here is Linux doesn't have
enough "expert programmers" needed to vaunt it in big time."
osOpinion: They're Coming For Your Brain Next (Aug 29, 2000, 11:15)
"Back in the bad old days -- the Dark Ages -- it was common for
authorities to restrict the spread of information. The powers in
control of the society of that time were typically based on
religious belief and the claim of God-given authority."
BW: New Attendance Record At San Jose LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Sets Stage for New York... (Aug 29, 2000, 00:56)
"More than 20,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors turned out for
the show's return to the San Jose Convention Center. Sold out for
months, the scarcity of exhibit space forced IDG World Expo to turn
away more than 60 interested exhibiting companies."
BW: Akopia Oracle and Red Hat Join Forces for Successful Web Cast to Linux End Users (Aug 29, 2000, 00:42)
"The event was created to provide information to Red Hat Linux
customers about the latest innovations in software applications and
BW: GraphOn CEO... to Address ASP Channel Conference on Benefits of Web-Enabling Applications... (Aug 29, 2000, 00:38)
"Walt Keller, CEO and President of GraphOn Corporation...
developers of Bridges web-enabling software for Windows, UNIX, and
Linux applications, will speak about "Webification: The Easy Way to
Software Distribution" at the ASP Channel Conference in South San
BW: Red Hat Announces Roll-Out of First Courses in E-learning Curriculum (Aug 29, 2000, 00:24)
"The e-Learning courses now available at Red Hat e-learning
Central include C, C++ Programming, Java Programming, Object
Programming, and Perl Programming. These new courses build
prerequisite skills for Red Hat's Developer courses, as well as for
e-commerce and advanced Web server administration."
BW: Essentus Adds Linux Support to Supply Chain Solutions... (Aug 29, 2000, 00:16)
"Essentus has tested all of its modules (Sourcing, Demand
Management and Merchandising) on the award-winning Red Hat Linux
BW: Broadband Access Systems, Inc. Adopts Linux for Cuda 12000 IP Access Switch... (Aug 29, 2000, 00:11)
"Linux provides Broadband Access with a high-performance, open
operating environment that provides additional remote access
capabilities and built-in reliability. This adoption of Linux will
reside in the management module of the Cuda 12000 chassis and
augment the existing real-time operating system."