Linux News for Nov 30, 1998
Linux Gazette: Creating A Linux Certification Program, Part 3 (Nov 30, 1998, 23:37)
"In order to promote the teaching of classes in Linux, I am
organizing an alliance of training centers who either are currently
or are planning to teach Linux classes."
Learning from Linux, OS/2 and the Halloween Memos (Nov 30, 1998, 17:04)
os2hq.com discusses the Halloween documents in an OS/2
Eirik Eng, President of Troll Tech (makers of Qt) has posted a lengthy response to a KDE mailing list. (Nov 30, 1998, 15:22)
"We require closed source developers to pay, commercial
developers who make Open Source software do not pay."
Announcing the third alpha release of speakup v-0.03. (Nov 30, 1998, 15:16)
Speakup is a screen review package for the Linux operating
system. It allows you to hear all output directed to the console
and move around the screen using the typical screen review
IDG outputs a press release about LinuxWorld Conference and Website. (Nov 30, 1998, 14:24)
"IDG to launch LinuxWorld event and publication to serve
customers in rapidly growing Linux market."
ABC News: Linux Ole' (Nov 30, 1998, 14:21)
"Red Hat is working on service contracts with the Mexican
government to support the operating system."
ZDNN: Worm strikes Linux (Nov 30, 1998, 13:56)
ZDNN reports on an actively exploited security hole in the IMAP
daemon as shipped with Red Hat Linux 5.0.
Zero G introduces InstallAnywhere 2.5 (Nov 30, 1998, 12:14)
An installer program written in Java, supposedly runs faster
than a native binary.
Microstate Corp. offers first Open-Source web application server based on Java technology (Nov 30, 1998, 12:09)
"Adds Further Momentum To Free Software Movement". It is
licensed under the LGPL.
Arizona Republic: Feel sorry for Gates? Not quite (Nov 30, 1998, 11:49)
"It's almost enough to make me feel sorry for Bill Gates."
Infoworld: Microsoft debates easing WTS requirements. (Nov 30, 1998, 08:27)
This could be the first time in history that Microsoft has
lowered prices! Are they feeling the pinch from open source?
Internet Week: Browser Remains Lively Battlefield (Nov 30, 1998, 08:12)
"if they play their cards right the trio may yet find a path to
use the Web browser and Sun's Java to thwart Microsoft's desktop
PC Week: Novell to open parts of NDS source code (Nov 30, 1998, 07:55)
"Novell Inc. is embracing open source code software through two
major initiatives, further pulling the open source model into the
corporate mainstream." Novell also plans to invest in Caldera,
PC Week: Court decision could break the ice for Java (Nov 30, 1998, 07:53)
This PC Week editorial sees that the Microsoft trial could give
an extra boost to Java.
PC Week: IT should watch product overlap (Nov 30, 1998, 07:52)
AOL-Netscape-Sun deal has potential for synergy and strife
PC Week: Transarc porting AFS to Linux. (Nov 30, 1998, 07:50)
The IBM subsidiary is planning a Linux release for February,
while waiting for Fall for the NT release.
ZDNET: InterProxy Gives Guests Easy Access (Nov 30, 1998, 07:49)
"The InterProxy is a Linux-based industrial computer in a
19-inch form factor"
PC Week: Corel Computer puts Linux in lineup (Nov 30, 1998, 07:47)
"Some IT managers are evaluating the new hardware as possible
replacements for Web servers and terminals."
PC Week: OS choice: Coming again soon to a desktop near you (Nov 30, 1998, 07:44)
"To be Microsoft now is to be the motorist who's followed by a
state police cruiser."
UnixZone: A Unix freeware software site. (Nov 30, 1998, 07:35)
A visually pleasing website aims to provide a directory of Unix
free software, and provide news pertaining to Unix.
The Ottawa Citizen: Corel pushes ahead with Linux OS (Nov 30, 1998, 07:22)
NetWinder gets `rock-solid' system despite drawbacks
TUDOLS: The Ultimate Directory of Linux Software (Nov 30, 1998, 03:31)
This nicely organized South African site aims to be the TUCOWS
Computer Reseller News: Driver Support, Competing Standards Snag I2O Adoption (Nov 30, 1998, 03:07)
Only Hewlett-Packard has shipped any products.
Industry Standard: Trial Focus to Switch to Java (Nov 30, 1998, 00:43)
The U.S. government in its antitrust case against Microsoft will
next call Java creator James Gosling to the witness stand.
Australian Reseller News: Microsoft tries to counter Sun integration (Nov 30, 1998, 00:05)
"To keep rival Sun Microsystems from getting too much of a head
start, Microsoft is creating its own software infrastructure to
link network devices." (This compete's with Sun's Jini).
Glade v0.3.5 released. (Nov 30, 1998, 00:03)
Glade is a free user interface builder for GTK+.
Microsoft At School (Nov 30, 1998, 00:02)
Joshua Kramer has put up a webpage which "deals with Microsoft
propaganda being dished out at colleges".
32BitsOnline: Caldera Linux 1.2, the Business Linux (Nov 30, 1998, 00:00)
The writer posts a review of Caldera's OpenLinux.