Linux News for Dec 28, 1998
Red Hat Enterprise Computing Division takes shape (Dec 28, 1998, 20:17)
The promised division announced when Intel and Netscape invested
in Red Hat on September 30, 1998, has now developed a Web site.
LWN: 1998 in Review Updated (Dec 28, 1998, 19:40)
The final version will be appended to the January 7, 1999 Linux
Weekly News. Read the latest updated version here.
ZDNN: Ellison wins deadly race (Dec 28, 1998, 18:54)
"A yacht owned and skippered by Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison
has won a race that has claimed the lives of at least two
Linux kernel 2.2.0 (pre1) is here! (Dec 28, 1998, 17:49)
Linus has spoken. "Ok, we're in the pre-2.2.0 series now..."
Almost replacing Word with StarOffice (Dec 28, 1998, 17:12)
The vicissitudes of trying to convert an office to Linux and
StarOffice and then having to convert back. Important reading.
LA Times: The 'No Secrets' Software Strategy (Dec 28, 1998, 16:31)
"Microsoft faced an unexpectedly tough opponent in 1998 in the
form of the U.S. Department of Justice, but in 1999 the software
giant is likely to contend with an even more potent force: the
free-software movement, also known as 'open source.'"
Triangle Business Journal: Triangle's top newsmakers of '98 (Dec 28, 1998, 15:00)
15 who scored big, fell hard or set stage for major change: Bob
Young CEO, Red Hat Software.
net.Opinion: The Best (and Worst) of 1998 (Dec 28, 1998, 14:33)
"Here... is my short list of the winners and losers for 1998.
The Winners: Linux on the Back-End."
CBS News: High-Tech Highlights In Review (Dec 28, 1998, 12:30)
"A small company called Red Hat Software has developed
Jakob Nielsen: Predictions for the Web in 1999 (Dec 28, 1998, 11:34)
Jakob Nielsen (of web usability fame) gives his predictions for
1999 (mobile internet access, web standards, automated customer
service...) and revisits his 1998 predictions.
ZD Net: Top 12 AnchorDesk Stories of 1998 (Dec 28, 1998, 11:13)
"June: How Linux Could Kill Windows NT"
Computers and Networks and Cars, oh my... (Dec 28, 1998, 00:24)
"No amount of fine-tuning a GUI, springing "helpful"
information on an unsuspecting user, or training in the finer
points of Bourne Shell syntax or vi command keys will help
if the underlying concepts required to understand the human
relationship with the machine are not already familiar to the
New Media News: Looking Back on 1998 (Dec 28, 1998, 00:02)
"And then there's Linux -- a computer operating system for the
SF Gate: The Best, the Worst of the Net in 1998 (Dec 28, 1998, 00:02)
"The NetSkink Awards for Heroic and Revolutionary Internet
Achievement in 1998: Linus Torvalds"
ABC News: The Computer's Year Ahead (Dec 28, 1998, 00:00)
"Of course, every week that Windows 2000 is in beta is another
week when new enterprises are likely to adopt other operating
News.com: TCP/IP "hole" leads to alert (Dec 28, 1998, 00:00)
This story is a follow-up on CERT Advisory
CA-98.13 - TCP/IP Denial of Service, December 21, 1998.
News.com: CERT downplays virus attack (Dec 28, 1998, 00:00)
CERT says the incident remains the only reported case of
Alan Cox releases Linux kernel 2.1.132-ac3 (Dec 28, 1998, 00:00)
The third ac kernel in the 2.1.132 development tree.
Phrack Magazine issue 54 now available (Dec 28, 1998, 00:00)
"OS detection, OS hardening, sniffer evasion, and more"
Sm@rt Reseller: Ellison: Netscape is dead (Dec 28, 1998, 00:00)
Oracle chairman says AOL deal kills the 'most innovative company
in Silicon Valley.'