Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 31, 2000
BW: RadiSys Announces Partnership With MontaVista to Support Linux On Its Embedded Solutions (Aug 31, 2000, 22:57)
"Under the agreement, MontaVista is providing focused support on
RadiSys' embedded solutions for its 100 percent Linux-based
LinuxPR: Jabber.com Forms Technical Advisory Board
(Aug 31, 2000, 22:21)
"Jabber.com Announces Formation Of Technical Advisory Board
Craig Burton, Rohit Khare and Stephen Williams appointed as first
three board members."
LinuxPR: Microtrader announces partnership with e-smith, inc.
(Aug 31, 2000, 22:16)
"Winnipeg-based computer products vendor joins forces with
e-smith to provide reliable, secure, easy-to-use network server
solutions for small businesses."
Signal Ground: Linux Hardware Support Survey Part 1: Motherboards (Aug 31, 2000, 22:10)
"Our feeling is that if you're using Linux, why not give your
hard earned dollars to a company trying to support your favorite
VNU Net: SCO and Caldera open to questions (Aug 31, 2000, 22:00)
"What the world needs now is a company that can give Linux a
global infrastructure and a commitment to open source
Smart Partner: Welcome To The New Linux Clubhouse (Aug 31, 2000, 21:09)
"The lab's primary aim: to make Linux more reliable, available
and serviceable--and thus, better able to meet enterprise computing
Smart Partner: Will Linux Group Burn Sun? - The OSDL may have a hidden agenda against Solaris (Aug 31, 2000, 21:00)
"To be sure, the OSDL's primary focus is catapulting Linux into
the enterprise. But OSDL's hardware members wouldn't mind if Linux
somehow manages to eclipse Solaris, too."
CNET News.com: Red Hat holds huge Linux lead, rivals growing (Aug 31, 2000, 20:43)
"Red Hat has more of the Linux market than its next five
competitors combined, but those competitors all are increasing
their share faster."
LinuxNews.com: What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been: A Linux Newbie Trips on the Open Source Welcome Mat (Aug 31, 2000, 20:09)
"Frebe Field first contacted LinuxNews.com in June, 2000, with
what he thought might be an off-the-wall subject--an UN-success
story. "Well, I don't know how this might sound, but ever since I
started to try to get a Linux system up and running as an
alternative to the big DoZZZe in February of 1999, it's been one
drag after another," Field began."
LinuxPR: Jon "maddog" Hall speaks to the Linux Community in Japan
(Aug 31, 2000, 18:05)
"Mr. Hall will give an overview of Linux and its migration from
a desktop project to an internet server, to a supercomputer to
BSD Today: Web-mail Part II: Twig and BasiliX (Aug 31, 2000, 17:33)
"This week I'll be taking a look at two MySQL-based front-ends,
which can speed up the server access, but can also mean that the
setup is much harder."
LinuxDevices.com: Embedded Linux Weekly Newsletter for Aug. 31, 2000 (Aug 31, 2000, 17:20)
"Keep up with the fast-moving "post-PC" world of Linux-based
intelligent devices, Internet appliances, and embedded systems with
this info-packed weekly update from LinuxDevices.com . . ."
LinuxWorld.com.au: IBM invests US$200M in Linux development in Asia-Pacific (Aug 31, 2000, 13:53)
"...will see the creation of Linux Development Centres and Linux
Competency Centres across the region. ... The centres will be open
to all software vendors, whether they be start-ups working on a new
innovative use of Linux, or leading enterprise level application
developers who want to port their existing products to the Linux
AllLinuxDevices: Natl. Semiconductor Japan to Exhibit 41 Info Appliance Products At
Tokyo Seminar (Aug 31, 2000, 13:29)
"Several information appliances powered by Geode technology and
porting Linux as the operating system will be presented at the IA
seminar, including DT Research's thin clients and WebPAD devices,
Infomatec's thin clients and set-top boxes, and Wyse's thin
IT-Analysis: Cabal to develop SMP Linux lab (OSDL) in Portland Oregon (Aug 31, 2000, 13:14)
"The move makes a powerful amount of sense. The Portland based
laboratory may well remove the final barriers holding back an open
source deluge, by providing an open laboratory with all of the
hardware a Linux developer can dream of."
AllLinuxDevices: Dialtone Internet First to Update Linux Servers For Delivering Wireless Web Content (Aug 31, 2000, 13:13)
"Dialtone Internet... today announced that all its Linux Servers
and Linux Cluster Servers are being updated to deliver web content
to wireless devices."
Linux Weekly News for August 31, 2000 (Aug 31, 2000, 09:30)
Leading items and editorials: Like standards, software licenses
have a nice feature, Interview with Eazel's Bud Tribble and Taking
a ride on the Galeon.
osOpinion: Has the MP3 business been pushed too far? (Aug 31, 2000, 08:27)
"The trading of MP3 files has happened for almost three to four
years before Napster was even created."
osOpinion: How Penguins Survive: Why the Free Software movement is Unkillable (Aug 31, 2000, 08:07)
"Threats don't work against the flock. Direct assault doesn't
work. There are too many penguins to deal with individually, too
little focus for serious control by an external entity. So, what
methods are left to an aggressor?"
LinuxWorld.com.au: Sydney's Installfest: SLUG Shines (Aug 31, 2000, 07:41)
"The Installfest attracted approximately 150 people who spanned
a range of computing abilities, from beginner to professional. Many
other people came along without computers in order to just learn
what Linux is all about."
EarthWeb: Linux in Manufacturing: Building Linux up [at Kaiser Aluminum] (Aug 31, 2000, 04:52)
"There are more than 20 Linux systems in the plant's production
environment... They track quality control, manage machines, monitor
the production process, and produce quality reports. Kaiser is also
using Linux to run Oracle database software that tracks chemistry
at the mill. In addition, many of Kaiser's manufacturing systems
engineers are running Linux on their workstations and Kaiser uses
Linux servers for sharing files."
Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #58 By Zack Brown (Aug 31, 2000, 02:21)
Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for
the previous week.
SF Gate: High-Tech Establishment To Fund Linux Development (Aug 31, 2000, 02:17)
"The major sponsors have pledged to kick in "multimillions per
year per company" to equip and staff the lab... Additional labs,
including facilities in Europe and Asia, are likely to be announced