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Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 27, 2000

  • Debian Weekly News - September 27th, 2000 (Sep 27, 2000, 23:48)
    Welcome to Debian Weekly News, a newsletter for the Debian community.

  • AllLinuxDevices: Red Hat First Open Source Total Solution Provider for Internet Appliances (Sep 27, 2000, 23:44)
    "Through Red Hat Network, Internet appliances are easy to maintain and provide ongoing, increasing value to consumers through remote system configuration and upgradeability, delivery of new services and content, and certification of applications and content."

  • TechWeb: Novell Aligns With Red Hat, Forges Ahead (Sep 27, 2000, 21:59)
    "Linux and Novell will be tremendous for the computing environment -- very, very exciting for the future in competition with proprietary systems like Microsoft."

  • Enterprise Linux Today: Red Hat Selects Novell's eDirectory for Largest Linux Deployment Worldwide (Sep 27, 2000, 21:51)
    "The business and scalability requirements to support several million Red Hat Linux systems on the Internet as well as the ability to seamlessly integrate with existing production systems drove Red Hat's decision to deploy Novell's eDirectory and DirXML."

  • AllLinuxDevices: LynuxWorks Opens "Window" Into Linux for Microsoft Development Tools (Sep 27, 2000, 20:53)
    "Environment LynuxWorks, Inc. today introduced VisualLynux, the first product to integrate the Microsoft Visual C++ Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with development tools for the Linux operating system. VisualLynux is compatible with LynuxWorks' BlueCat Linux and other Linux 2.2.12 distributions."

  • Enterprise Linux Today: CA and Red Hat Bring Enterprise-Class Data Protection to Linux (Sep 27, 2000, 20:05)
    "ARCserveIT 6.61 for Linux is the only certified native data protection solution for Red Hat Linux 7. It provides the most comprehensive enterprise backup and restore functionality, and the broadest range of device and tape library support in the industry."

  • Enterprise Linux Today: TurboLinux Powers Payroll Systems for Top Japanese Systems Integrator (Sep 27, 2000, 19:43)
    "The new TurboLinux-based solution proved so successful and robust after internal trials at Fujisoft ABC that the company soon began reselling the payroll ERP solution to its own IT customers across Japan."

  • NewsForge: Sunset for Cobalt? (Sep 27, 2000, 19:26)
    "Among the most amazing aspects of the deal was that Scott MacNealy paid top dollar for a very small (300 person) money-losing company. Sun has bought relatively few firms and usually acquired them at bargain basement prices. A couple of the analysts I spoke to suggested that Cobalt had been shopping itself to several would-be buyers, and that Sun was simply the high bidder. As evidence they pointed to the flurry of recent announcements involving Cobalt, and firms like Yahoo and IBM, and the fact that Sun COO Zander was in Boston rather than home at the time the announcement was made. They suggested that Sun simply needed the company more than IBM or any of the other IT and communications hardware vendors. Rumors had been flying about a deal for some time. Zander admitted, 'This announcement shouldn't come as any surprise.'"

  • AllLinuxDevices: Editor's Note: Wayward Editor Mispredicts the Death of FUD (Sep 27, 2000, 18:48)
    "When you consider how frantically Microsoft has set out to proprietize and break every standard it can get its hands on (Kerberos, anybody?), you have to wonder what rabbit hole you've fallen down on your way to the embedded conference."

  • Apache Today: Why and How I Installed PHP4, MySQL, and Apache on Windows 98 (Sep 27, 2000, 18:46)
    "PHP can be combined with three other technologies to form a powerful Web development solution, abbreviated LAMP: Linux (operating system), Apache (Web server), MySQL (database) and PHP (scripting language). Web developers wishing to acquire valuable scripting skills can use the combination for free."

  • TechWeb: Red Hat Founder Sees No Halt To Linux Momentum [Robert Young Q&A] (Sep 27, 2000, 18:10)
    "What is the next frontier for Red Hat, and do you intend to conquer the desktop? ... We intend to be successful with the desktop even if we are not successful with the desktop PC... Our opportunity is with Internet appliances."

  • LinuxPR: Unison File Synchronizer Incorporates Rsync-style Compression (Sep 27, 2000, 17:33)
    "Unison allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other."

  • LinuxPR: Introducing the PostgreSQL, Inc. Replication Server (Sep 27, 2000, 17:28)
    "These initial Replication functions are important to almost every commercial user of PostgreSQL."

  • Red Hat warns Linux is moving too fast (Sep 27, 2000, 15:46)
    "Speaking at the Networld + Interop trade show in Atlanta this week, Robert Young said the fast pace of change in the Linux world puts a lot of pressure on users to keep up to date with the latest releases, patches and updates."

  • LinuxWorld.com.au: Murdoch's News Interactive Commits to Open Source (Sep 27, 2000, 13:25)
    "These high profile sites are all powered by the open source Apache Web server running on the open source Linux operating system. News Interactive is also taking advantage of other open source technologies such as the ApacheJServ Java Servlet engine and OpenSSL to deliver content reliably and efficiently."

  • LinuxPlanet: .comment: Going Broadband With a Cable Modem (Sep 27, 2000, 12:09)
    "It is possible to set up a software firewall in Linux, to turn off the multitude of services that distributions maniacally start by default, and to install software designed to prevent cracking and to report it if it has taken place. I have some of that installed (though not a firewall), but as they say in the military, my confidence level was not high -- good enough, maybe, for a dialup, but not for a permanent connection."

  • AllLinuxDevices: Samsung Chooses Red Hat to Create Open Source Tools for Next-Gen, Low Power Chip (Sep 27, 2000, 11:59)
    "Under the terms of this agreement, Red Hat will provide Samsung with a version of its industry-leading open source GNUPro development tool compatible with the extremely low powered 32-bit and 16-bit CalmRISC line of processors, opening the way for the development of a new generation of ubiquitous consumer devices that are portable and power-efficient."

  • Apache Today: The Apache Web Server Documentation Project (Sep 27, 2000, 10:05)
    "Over the years, a lot of people have become interested in the idea of contributing to the Apache HTTP Server project, but have hung back or remained silent because they felt only hardcore C programmers with tons of experience need apply. Some actually have contacted the Project, saying they'd like to help out but don't have the coding skills and so didn't know what they could do. And some have offered specifically to help out on the documentation, either translating it, or correcting technical nits, or improving its readability or navigability. In July of 2000, however, the Apache HTTP server project created a subproject and reorganised the documentation files so that they can be worked on directly by non-programmers. This article describes more about this, and how you can get involved."

  • osOpinion: SCO into Caldera Without Getting SCalded (Sep 27, 2000, 08:06)
    "Linux, like Unix before it, is an example of "development by community", and once we realize that, it changes the focus entirely."

  • LA Times: Piracy Contest Is Not Music to Hackers' Ears (Sep 27, 2000, 07:45)
    "Marti said he has heard from hundreds of hackers and others supporting the boycott. But Chiariglione said the protest hasn't disrupted SDMI's plans. 'They are not helping,' he said, 'but they are not disrupting."

  • AllLinuxDevices: Lineo Ships Embedix RealTime 3.0 for Immediate Hard Real-Time Solutions (Sep 27, 2000, 03:04)
    "Lineo today announced the shipment of the Embedix RealTime 3.0 installation CD, a real-time development environment of Linux. Embedix RealTime is used for mission-critical applications requiring guaranteed response time in the telecom, military simulation and industrial control markets."

  • AllLinuxDevices: Lineo Announces Linux on FPGA Cores, Linux On Deeply Embedded Custom Processors (Sep 27, 2000, 02:00)
    "Lineo today announced the utilization of embedded Linux on customizable embedded processor cores."

  • LWN: O'Reilly releases Managing IMAP (Sep 27, 2000, 01:10)
    "IMAP's ability to access messages (both new and saved) from more than one computer will become extremely important as reliance on electronic messaging and use of multiple computers increase."

  • AllLinuxDevices: Samsung And Lineo Form Embedded Systems Joint Venture In Korea (Sep 27, 2000, 00:59)
    "Samsung Electronics, Samsung Electro-Mechanics and Lineo, Inc., today announced the formation of a joint venture in Korea. The venture, to be headed by a senior Samsung executive, will focus on providing embedded systems solutions to Samsung Electronics and Samsung Electro-Mechanics."

  • AllLinuxDevices Digest for September 26, 2000 (Sep 27, 2000, 00:56)
    This is the AllLinuxDevices Digest, a quick look at some news from the world of embedded Linux. Look for the ALD Digest daily on weekdays.

  • BW: BSDi Unveils Industry's First Dual-Processor 1U Rackmount Servers With Removable Hard Drives (Sep 27, 2000, 00:22)
    "The iXtreme Series 1U systems architecture is based on BSDi's new Internet infrastructure-grade systems chassis technology that enables dual processors and dual removable hard drives in the compact 1U form factor popular with ISPs and co-location facilities."