Linux News for Oct 27, 1998
Mexican project plans to deploy 140,000 Linux labs in schools (Oct 27, 1998, 21:53)
The Mexican education technology project Scholar Net plans to
deploy Linux with GNOME in 140,000 school labs throughout
HP Linux users organizing (Oct 27, 1998, 20:17)
A Linux special interest group of Interex (The International
Association of Hewlett-Packard Computing Professionals) is
InfoWorld: A little take-out Chinese helps Bobby think about what the future holds (Oct 27, 1998, 18:45)
Notes from the Field by Robert X. Cringely
CNET: Corel uses Red Hat Linux in NetWinder (Oct 27, 1998, 16:02)
Corel is betting heavily on Linux. Just last week, the company
launched a free Linux version of its business application
EE Times: Linux inventor assesses future of open-source software (Oct 27, 1998, 15:21)
EE Times online features an interview with Linus Torvalds
The Register: IBM-SCO Unix deal may raise question over PPC future (Oct 27, 1998, 13:17)
IBM's Unix deal with SCO and Sequent, announced yesterday could
provide Big Blue with an escape hatch from the PowerPC adventure,
as well as possibly ringing the death-knell for SCO.
Mozilla is moving from Motif to GTK+ (Oct 27, 1998, 12:21)
Netscape's Open Source browser, Mozilla, will be moving from
Motif to GTK+.
Internet World: Does Linux Threaten More Than Sun? (Oct 27, 1998, 12:00)
3 people respond to an earlier article
Corel Computer and Red Hat Software Announce Linux Operating System Partnership (Oct 27, 1998, 10:28)
Corel Computer and Red Hat Software, Inc. today announced an
agreement to bring the Red Hat(r) distribution of Linux(r) to the
Corel Computer NetWinder(tm)
The Mining Co. recognizes Debian with an award. (Oct 27, 1998, 10:13)
The Mining Co. has awarded the Debian Web site a 'Best of the
Cahners In-Stat Group Expects [Linux] to Gain Popularity with Telecom Industry (Oct 27, 1998, 08:39)
``Linux is cheaper and more robust than Windows NT and has open
source code to allow for customization, making it a compelling
alternative for the telecom industry,''
PC WORLD: Corel Offers a Linux WordPerfect (Oct 27, 1998, 07:13)
Corel will give away the first commercial version of its
Linux-based word processing program, WordPerfect 8 Personal
Edition, starting early November.
San Jose Mercury News: Unix gaining in NT rivalry (Oct 27, 1998, 03:34)
No one seems to be talking about the demise of Unix anymore.
LinuxWorld: IBM, SCO and Sequent to team on IA-64 Unix (Oct 27, 1998, 02:58)
New Unix flavor will compete with HP-UX, Solaris, and Linux.
The Register: Childe Rolande IBM rides from Aix to Gwent, bypassing Java
but including Santa Cruz (Oct 27, 1998, 02:37)
IBM has rediscovered Unix and it is developing a new version for
Intel's IA-64 based on AIX, SCO's Unixware and Sequent's PTX
PC Week Online: Sun hopes to beat NT 5.0 to the punch with 64-bitoperating system upgrade (Oct 27, 1998, 02:36)
Sun Microsystems Inc. this week plans to launch a full 64-bit Solaris upgrade, hoping to convince customers that Solaris provides the scalability and reliability that Microsoft Corp. is only promising with Windows NT 5.0.
PC Week Online--Breaking News: Vendors jump on Jumbo Frames (Oct 27, 1998, 02:35)
Alteon Networks gained support for its Jumbo Frames Ethernet technology at NetWorld+Interop last week in Atlanta.
PC Week Online: Databases move to Linux (Oct 27, 1998, 02:35)
Computer Associates International Inc. and Objectivity Inc. are porting their respective databases to the Linux freeware operating system.
ZDNet Help Channel: The Case Of The Century -- But Which Century? (Oct 27, 1998, 02:34)
"Red Hat's Young jokes that his goal is not to make his company
as big as Microsoft, but to make Microsoft as big as Red Hat."