Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 26, 2000
LinuxPR: See the amazing IBM Linux wrist watch tomorrow!
(Oct 26, 2000, 23:03)
"For those in the Boston area, you have a unique opportunity to
see the amazing IBM Linux wrist watch TOMORROW (Friday, Oct. 27)
and meet the leader of the IBM Linux Wrist Watch Project (Alex
AllLinuxDevices: Force to Support Linux On DECtalk TTS For Strongarm and Intel Devices
(Oct 26, 2000, 22:48)
"By supporting DECtalk on StrongARM and Intel architecture-based
platforms running Linux, Force makes the robust functionality of
TTS technology available to an entirely new category of portable
computing and communications applications, including personal
digital assistants (PDAs), laptop computers, wireless phones and
car navigation systems."
Enterprise Linux Today: Linda Supercomputing now available for the PowerPC using Black Lab Linux (Oct 26, 2000, 22:47)
"The release of Linda for the PowerPC opens up new opportunities
for rapid and easy development of applications for parallel
AllLinuxDevices: Neoware to Demo Embedded Linux Software and Solutions at Embedded Linux Conf.
(Oct 26, 2000, 22:46)
"Neoware's NeoLinux operating system is an embedded version of
Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT) Linux with Neoware-designed features
specifically for the computing appliance market. Computing
appliances are specialized computers that are optimized to perform
specific tasks, and as a result are simpler to install, use and
manage than general-purpose computers, resulting in lower total
cost of ownership. "
NewsForge: Licensing primer, part two: a look at GPL from the BSD side (Oct 26, 2000, 22:37)
"No Open Source software license is perfect. The BSD licenses
allow closed-source proprietors to swipe code created under it and
turn it into non-free software. And while the GPL license seems to
be completely unrestrictive in its freedom, in actuality, some say,
it ends up more restrictive. In fact, opponents of the GPL say that
it infects code like a virus."
LinuxPR: SuSE Linux Offers KDE 2.0 Download
(Oct 26, 2000, 22:30)
"Update To Linux Desktop Application Available for Comdex."
ZDNet: Transmeta reviews criticize performance (Oct 26, 2000, 21:48)
"Crusoe-based laptops have hit the market, and some critics are
underwhelmed. Are benchmark tests to blame?"
Linux Profesional Institute News for October 24 2000 (Oct 26, 2000, 21:42)
Welcome to yet another edition of LPI News.
ZDNet: Should all software be open sourced? (Oct 26, 2000, 21:31)
"As more commercial software vendors are exploring the potential
benefits of open source, the rhetoric is reaching epic proportions.
And with quasi-open-source licenses proliferating, it is becoming
increasingly tougher to determine whether or not software is truly
Segfault: Tech Journalists Begin Work on Incompatible Linux Kernel (Humor) (Oct 26, 2000, 21:17)
"If Linux Won't Fork, We'll Make It Fork", Vow Top Pundits...
Rebuffed throughout the ages by countless failed predictions of
kernel forks, these mavericks have decided to take the code into
their own hands. Called "Windix" for maximum brand confusion, the
pundit-approved kernel will be subtly but definitively incompatible
with the current Linux kernel."
The Yankee Group: Whither Linux 2.4: Delayed Again (Oct 26, 2000, 21:12)
"We believe that unless something changes in the organizational
structure of the Linux community, Linux is destined to fracture
into different versions to satisfy different user constituencies
and its threat to proprietary OSs will diminish as it grows to be
more like them."
EurekAlert.org: Privacy: Think before you press the "Delete" key (Oct 26, 2000, 21:01)
"A computer records things indefinitely. ...it is unethical to
take words that were never intended to be published, and use them
as evidence against their author. It's like punishing people merely
for thinking things they shouldn't..."
Upside: Zero Knowledge marks Freedom milestone (Oct 26, 2000, 20:37)
"For Shaver, a Canadian programmer best known for his brief
tenure as the chief lizard wrangler for the Mozilla project
following Jamie Zawinsky's well-publicized departure, the source
code release represents the end of a grueling six-month
Slashdot: Linux Graphics Programming with SVGAlib [Book Review] (Oct 26, 2000, 19:36)
"XFree86 isn't the be-all end-all of Linux graphics. Consider
the embedded space, or dedicated turnkey apps, or console
AllLinuxDevices: TimeSys Corp. Launches TimeSys India Private Limited
(Oct 26, 2000, 19:28)
"Launched to conduct the research and development for the
company's next generation tools for building embedded real-time
systems, TimeSys India Private Limited will initially employ
between twenty and thirty people."
Linux Weekly News for October 26, 2000 (Oct 26, 2000, 19:28)
Leading items and editorials: Ajuba Solutions has been acquired
by Interwoven, KDE 2.0 is out, Microsoft says penguins can mutate,
Announcing...Mountain View Data and LynuxWorks files for an
LinuxPR: Coventive and Metro Link to Deliver Embedded Linux Solutions for Information Appliances
(Oct 26, 2000, 16:57)
"Together, the companies intend to develop and offer the
industry's smallest footprint Linux operating system and graphics
solution for new IA's, such as hand held computers, set top boxes
and web pads."
.eu European Domain Will Arrive Mid-2001 (Oct 26, 2000, 15:21)
"As anyone can guess, a new top level domain means a new top
level argument between interested parties. In this case,
Switzerland last month lodged a formal complaint with the EU
Commission because it has been excluded from the domain.
Switzerland, which is not a member of the EU, says the .eu domain
should not be exclusive to the 15 EU member states."
Stallman visits Slovenia and Croatia (Oct 26, 2000, 14:26)
Pictures and text (in English and Slovenian) of Stallman's
AllLinuxDevices: LynuxWorks, Inc. Announces Filing of Registration Statement for IPO
(Oct 26, 2000, 11:39)
"LynuxWorks, Incorporated, a provider of Linux compatible
operating systems and related products and services designed for
the embedded systems market, today announced that it has filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement
relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common
Linux.com: Kernel Monkeys! (Oct 26, 2000, 09:00)
"The kernel is a piece of computer code, that when properly
configured and compiled runs and manages all of your programs, user
input, disks, memory, and other devices."
FreeOS.com: Guide to X-terminal setup (Oct 26, 2000, 08:31)
"The X-terminal concept is essentially like telneting into a
machine and then running some application there. All the working is
done on the machine that you are connecting to but the display is
shown on your machine. That just gives you access to console mode
text applications, whereas an X-Terminal setup will give you access
to the entire range of GUI applications."
LinuxPR: Dialtone Internet Adds Chili!Soft ASP Technology To Its Linux Dedicated Servers (Oct 26, 2000, 00:12)
"Chili!Soft ASP allows users of our Linux, Linux Cluster servers
and Cobalt RaQ server appliances to benefit from the Linux
platform's superior performance and cost advantage."
PenguinPPC.org: Linux Everywhere (Oct 26, 2000, 00:09)
"For a long time, 'Windows Everyhwere' was an unchallenged view
of the future. After all, the exciting new Windows NT product
expanded Windows grasp into the RISC hardware arena. Windows was a
juggernaut and few if any pundits questioned the ability of Windows
to become the Everywhere OS."