Linux News for Nov 23, 1998
Red Hat announces PowerTools 5.2 available by FTP (Nov 23, 1998, 17:47)
Included is a new directory of CPAN Perl modules in RPM
Linux Expo '99: Date and Location are finalized. (Nov 23, 1998, 17:04)
"Just when you thought Linux couldn't get any hotter...The heat
cranks up for Linux Expo '99."
Linux Today correction--there never was a Slackware/SuSE no compete
contract (Nov 23, 1998, 16:20)
Linux Today corrects its previous story from
Red Hat shows beginnings of an Enterprise Computing Division. (Nov 23, 1998, 15:17)
Work has begun on the "Enterprise Computing Division" of Red
LWN further explains their original article on GNOME (Nov 23, 1998, 15:02)
"Our front page article about the change in Qt licensing terms
and the future of GNOME has generated a great deal of mail."
Keynotes Announced for 1999 LinuxWorld Conference & Expo; Key Linux Influencers Partner with IDG (Nov 23, 1998, 13:40)
March 1 - 4, 1999 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose,
CA. "We fully expect this to be a landmark event for IDG as well as
the Linux community..."
LinuxWorld: Sun, AOL, Netscape reportedly in acquisition discussions (Nov 23, 1998, 13:26)
Netscape today has confirmed that they are indeed in talks with
Pictures from Comdex (Nov 23, 1998, 13:16)
SVLUG's Marc Merlin posts all
his pictures from Comdex.
CPU Review does Linux kernel benchmarks (Nov 23, 1998, 13:02)
"Since I have been running Linux since the v0.10 days, I thought
it would be useful to perform some benchmarks under Linux."
Computer World: Everyone loves Linux--or do they? (Nov 23, 1998, 12:28)
"A panel talk on Linux packed a large room at Oracle Open World
here last week, but the growing enthusiasm for Linux hasn't yet
evolved into genu-ine acceptance in big enterprises."
NewsBytes: Microsoft Flaunts Linux As Evidence Of Competition (Nov 23, 1998, 12:26)
"the 90 percent share it currently possesses with its Windows
product could quickly erode because of Linux."
San Jose Mercury News: IBM needs smart strategy for SmartSuite (Nov 23, 1998, 12:24)
The author encourages IBM to port SmartSuite to Linux, then make
is Open Source.
c't: Linux Facelift (Nov 23, 1998, 12:21)
The article reviews Caldera OpenLinux 1.3 and talks about
GNOME pushes for a 1.0 code freeze. (Nov 23, 1998, 12:20)
GNOME has published a task list to finish before 1.0 can be
Slashdot: The Netscape Tragedy (Nov 23, 1998, 12:18)
And the good news? There isn't any
TechWeb: IBM Gives Away DB2 For Linux (Nov 23, 1998, 11:59)
"VARs and users excited by Linux's price tag -- essentially free
-- may be interested in a database for Linux that is also
ABC News: Charge of the Linux Brigade (Nov 23, 1998, 11:56)
"linux isnt secure and it isnt stable"
Salon Magazine: Linus Torvalds, geek magnet (Nov 23, 1998, 08:49)
Some interesting notes from the "Open Source for Business"
meeting at Stanford, mainly about on Linus.
BBC News: AOL to buy Netscape? (Nov 23, 1998, 02:31)
"... a deal which could transform the Internet industry."
Newsweek: AOL's Netscape Romance (Nov 23, 1998, 02:25)
Will two Web giants tie the knot?
CNN Interactive: America Online in works to buy Netscape (Nov 23, 1998, 02:10)
"... a stunning alliance that could change the landscape of the
nation's technology industry..."
New York Times: America Online Is Said to Be Readying a Bid for Netscape (Nov 23, 1998, 02:02)
Sun Microsystems to also participate in deal.
News.com: AOL, Netscape reportedly in buyout talks (Nov 23, 1998, 01:30)
America Online is in talks to acquire Netscape Communications in a stock swap, according to published reports.
UPSIDE: Linus ranks in Upside's 1998 Elite 100 (Nov 23, 1998, 01:13)
Linus rates #6 of seven in the "Visionaries" category.
Heise.de: Intel and HP pick up Linux (Nov 23, 1998, 00:41)
English translation of our earlier story in
Wired: Report: AOL May Acquire Netscape (Nov 23, 1998, 00:05)
MSNBC: AOL considers switch to HTML (Nov 23, 1998, 00:04)
Moving from a proprietary format to an open format.
ZDNN: Experts say AOL, Netscape deal a possible boon from antitrust trial (Nov 23, 1998, 00:01)
Could the discussions between AOL and Netscape be an impact of
Open Source Initiative has been launched. (Nov 23, 1998, 00:00)
Some of the key individuals in the Open Source campaign have
cooperated to form a nonprofit organization chartered to manage the
Open Source trademark and promote the concept.