Linux News for Oct 26, 1998
Computer Reseller News: IBM Launches Unix Merced Project (Oct 26, 1998, 17:49)
IBM, along with an aggregation of ... partners, is building
another Unix operating system with the goal of building the leading
Unix for Intel.
Techweb: Linux Gains Application Momentum (Oct 26, 1998, 17:37)
Corel said Friday that WordPerfect 8 for Linux Personal Edition
will be available as a free download...
YAHOO: Control Data Announces IntraStore 2000 for Enterprise Networks and Internet Service Providers (Oct 26, 1998, 17:25)
When Control Data released a free version of IntraStore on the
Linux operating system last July, the company became the first
major vendor to offer an Internet messaging server on the Linux
YAHOO: NetBeans Announces Final Release of Java Based IDE, NetBeans Developer 2.0 (Oct 26, 1998, 17:20)
[NetBeans] runs on all platforms that support JDK(TM) 1.1.x, including Linux.
YAHOO: DMW's HostCHECK Provides the Power to Protect From the Inside Out! -- Announces Shipping of HostCHECK Version 2.0 (Oct 26, 1998, 17:14)
DMW recognized a need in the marketplace for a security tool
that supports Linux.
Debian articles in German newspaper (Oct 26, 1998, 16:28)
On September 11th, a set of articles from the Aachener Linux
User Group were published in the local add-on of the Aachener
Zeitung in Düren, a city in western Germany.
Linux Expo 1999 - Call for papers (Oct 26, 1998, 16:16)
It's time for vendors and speakers to begin thinking about the
Linux Expo 1999.
InfoWorld: IBM teams with SCO, Intel on 64-bit Unix (Oct 26, 1998, 15:56)
IBM is undertaking a major project with Intel and SCO that
includes developing a version of the Unix operating system for
Intel's upcoming 64-bit processor architecture.
LWN: Saturday ALS Keynote by Corel CEO Dr. Michael Cowpland (Oct 26, 1998, 15:42)
This is a must read. There is much specific,
factual information in Dr. Cowpland's talk that is not generally
known in the Linux community. These are Liz Coolbaugh's notes for
LWN. Highly recommended.
PC Week: The future of computing starts with an L (Oct 26, 1998, 15:11)
The most interesting thing happening last week in Atlanta was
not that big networking show at the Georgia World Congress Center.
It was... the second annual Atlanta Linux Showcase.
Open Letter from Corel Computer to Jim Pick (Oct 26, 1998, 15:07)
"I am writing you to express my congratulations and highest
regards for the Debian Group's port of Debian GNU/Linux to the
NetWinder(TM) and StrongARM(TM)"
InfoWorld: TCP fingerprinting solutions for Linux offer another way to gather security data (Oct 26, 1998, 13:15)
TCP fingerprinting works by sending TCP packets to a port and
noticing how the TCP stack responds... each vendor implements the
TCP/IP stack a little differently....
InfoWorld: Linux needs more tools to make it to the corporate desktop (Oct 26, 1998, 13:03)
"In order for Linux to succeed as a corporate desktop it needs a
set of commercial applications. But those applications won't appear
until application developers have commercial-grade Linux
Brief report on Atlanta Linux Showcase by Eric Lee Green (Oct 26, 1998, 12:50)
There were real people at ALS -- people with money. System
administrators. Technical directors. Company presidents.
Consultants. We were approached by people wanting some big-time
NEWS.COM: IBM, SCO and Sequent to create new Intel UNIX (Oct 26, 1998, 11:16)
Big Blue announced today it is hooking up with Intel and several
other partners to develop a new Unix operating system that will run
on servers based on IBM and Intel microprocessors.
Security: Buffer Overflow present in Netscape Communicator (Oct 26, 1998, 10:53)
Versions 3.0 - 4.5 are affected.
Xybernaut Corporation and Hewlett Packard Announce Worldwide Launch of New
Wearable Computer (Oct 26, 1998, 10:20)
The MA IV, at approximately twenty-eight ounces, runs industry
standard operating systems such as ... LINUX.
PC Week Online: Will VoIP make toast out of pay calls? (Oct 26, 1998, 10:07)
Why not put the Novell directory architecture out on the
Internet as open source code?
Ottawa Citizen: Changes at Corel overblown: Cowpland (Oct 26, 1998, 08:20)
Here's a look at Corel's financial situation.
LDP: Updated HOWTOs are available (Oct 26, 1998, 08:09)
Tim Bynum has updated 8 HOWTOs at the Linux Documentation
Performance Computing: At Linux Speed (Oct 26, 1998, 02:26)
If Windows NT 5.0 remains on the sidelines much longer, Linux
may... challenge it as the Intel server OS of choice for IT.
Newsbytes: Corel Announces Free WordPerfect 8 For Linux (Oct 26, 1998, 00:52)
With the free offering for personal use, Corel becomes the
latest in a series of firms to provide full or nearly full versions
of a major product for Linux OS users.