Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 30, 2001
Dr. Inder Singh to Keynote Real-time and Embedded Systems Forum, San Jose, California, 7 Feb (Jan 30, 2001, 23:28)
Dr. Inder M. Singh , CEO and Chairman LynuxWorks will deliver
his keynote at The Open Group Real-time and Embedded Systems Forum,
being held at the Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, CA on Wednesday
February 7th from 11:00-11:30am.
LinuxPR: GeekCast Multi-tiered Internet Partnership to Deliver Linux DSL Solutions (Jan 30, 2001, 23:23)
New DSL program with IbssNet, Covad, CAIS, Intercom Online and
others should help stream line installations and provide some
shelter from the storm of the unstable DSL Marketplace.
LinuxPR: Rauch Medien releases their rack-mount 1U Internet server appliance
(Jan 30, 2001, 22:45)
"The RM Internet Server is a complete Internet server solution
that can host web-sites and serve emails with the ease of a
LinuxPR: HP, XFree86, GNOME/GTK+ Join Stellar Lineup at Colorado Linux Info Queest 2001 (CLIQ 2001) (Jan 30, 2001, 22:32)
"HP joins as the latest in a stellar line up of top level
sponsors, while Daryll Strauss (VA Linux, XFree86) and Havoc
Pennington (Red Hat, GTK+ and GNOME) sign as speakers to the
region's only Linux focused conference and exhibit."
Linux.com: Come Join Us [Loki] (Jan 30, 2001, 21:57)
"Unfortunately for Loki, despite the great quality, they have to
fight a lot to get there products known. This has to change."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linuxcare CTO: Waiting for 2.4 success stories (Jan 30, 2001, 20:24)
"What issues are going to come up repeatedly as people update to
the Linux 2.4 kernel? ... First of all, they want us to help them
to decide if they want to be on the bleeding edge and integrate 2.4
technology into their products and services. One of the good things
about the open development process is that people have known for a
while what 2.4 looks like. There's no hype. Check the code, baby.
It's either in there, or it's not."
LinuxPR: LPI moves to second level of certification program, invites public input (Jan 30, 2001, 18:53)
"LPI invites intermediate and advanced Linux system
administrators to participate in a Job Analysis Survey for the
Level 2 program. ...to assist LPI to determine the necessary tasks
to be tested by its intermediate-level Linux administration
Linux Journal: A Matter of Principle: RMS at Linux Expo in Amsterdam (Jan 30, 2001, 18:39)
"World domination", as Linus Torvalds famously put it, is the
popularization of Linux. But this vision resembles the proprietary
world where the number of users represents a certain monetary
value. "World liberation" is freedom to use the software you want
to use. In this philosophy, it's not the number of users that
matters, but the number of people whose lives are touched by the
freedom that comes with free software."
CRN: CRN Interview: Linus Torvalds (Jan 30, 2001, 17:32)
"How much pressure did you get from Linux companies, whose
profits were hanging in the balance until 2.4 shipped? ... None at
all, really. To some degree, I got "what do you think the timing
will be?" kinds of questions, but absolutely no pressure. Nobody
said "we'd really like it for the Christmas season" or anything
TechWeb: Investment Bank Embraces Open Source (Jan 30, 2001, 17:15)
"It validates the concept that open source is not just for
technology companies alone," said Bernie Mills, vice president of
marketing at CollabNet, who said the deal extends his company's
reach while showing DrKW is "at the leading edge of
LinuxWorld: Worlds collide at Linux-on-the-Hudson (Jan 30, 2001, 16:42)
"As major Linux software efforts can be divided into desktop and
server camps, suppliers can likewise be placed in two broad
categories: specialty Linux startups, and established vendors that
have just recently caught the Linux bug. The former group is under
pressure to demonstrate that open source enthusiasm can translate
into profitable businesses. The latter group, which can shield its
Linux software ramp-up costs under a wider umbrella, has the means
to garner attention at the show, and much of this group's activity
will be server-related."
The Register: How LinuxDisk will put a bomb under storage fatcats (Jan 30, 2001, 15:30)
"Why is this revolutionary? ...the proprietary storage
behemoths... are really selling boxes of disks: and disks are very
very cheap. Sure, people are also buying a service, but the
technology deficit here is negligible, while the price markup is
enormous. And that's a natural challenge for a Penguin."
Larry Augustin to Speak at The Open Group conference, February 6 (Jan 30, 2001, 14:32)
Dr. Augustin's presentation will address how Open Source
infrastructure is expanding market share in the enterprise and
should be invaluable to those deploying Open Source solutions.
LinuxWorld: What to expect at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo - Where Linux is whatever you want it to be (Jan 30, 2001, 08:03)
"Some 22,000 to 24,000 attendees are expected to descend on this
week's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in New York -- pretty clear
evidence that IT decision-makers more than ever crave business
solutions that leverage the benefits of Linux and open source."
osOpinion: Playing Squash with Microsoft's .NET (Jan 30, 2001, 07:57)
"Windows User Migration Plan or WUMP would do the opposite of
MS-JUMP. It would be a strategic migration scheme to help .NET
captives off of MS proprietary systems and to migrate up to Java,
or other MS-free platforms. For every tool, every path, and every
kit that Microsoft releases, a corresponding reverse-kit should be
developed and released by Java developers and others."
Ziobudda (Italy): Review of "Beginning PHP4" (Jan 30, 2001, 07:52)
"Ziobudda reviews the new Wrox's book "Beginning PHP4" for the
LinuxMedNews: Fresno III To Discuss Medical Open Source (Jan 30, 2001, 05:47)
"Fresno III will gather together some of the most active
participants in the open source medical software revolution."
AllLinuxDevicesPR: NOW embedded linux gets smaller
(Jan 30, 2001, 05:21)
"The "Compressed Block Device" CBD, a GPL driver, is a demand
decompression block device that shrinks file system partitions 2.5
to 3 times. Imagine getting linux 2.4, glibc, Xwindows, Mozilla in
to a 16M flash!"
AllLinuxDevicesPR: Lineo Ships Upgrade Flagship Japanese Embedix SDK
(Jan 30, 2001, 05:15)
"Embedix SDK 1.2-J integrates support with cross-compilations,
support for Hitachi SuperH 3 and 4 RISC processors and an
integrated development environment to provide developers with
greater flexibility and reduced time-to-market. "
LinuxProgramming.com: Editor's Comment: Real Hardware + Internet = Free Virtual Itanium Systems? (Jan 30, 2001, 00:34)
"Many companies, and nearly all open source developers, can't
afford to buy all the testing hardware they need, let alone would
like to have, and in many cases, such as Intel's upcoming IA-64
architecture processors, the hardware isn't generally available
yet. So what's a cross-platform geek to do?"