Linux News for Jan 28, 1999
News.com: Linux hits Microsoft where it hurts (Jan 28, 1999, 19:19)
"It's unlikely someone would move from NT to Linux." --
Silicon Graphics Outlines Expanded Server Strategy to Grow Market Leadership Into New Areas (Jan 28, 1999, 18:46)
"Our customers have told us they want standards-based systems.
This means they want Windows NT, UNIX and Linux"...
TechWeb: Jini: Start Of 'Semi-Open' Source Movement (Jan 28, 1999, 18:10)
"This time next year, people might be talking about the
semi-open source movement."
Linux 2.2.1 released (Jan 28, 1999, 15:37)
This is the "Brown Paper Bag Release", according to Linus
PC Week: Linus on Linux: The OS phenomenon (Jan 28, 1999, 15:12)
"PC Week quizzes Linus Torvalds about Linux 2.2, Microsoft and
An Ode to Richard Stallman (Jan 28, 1999, 13:12)
Stephen Adler recently attended the New York Software Summit
held at the Institute of Technology in NYC where Richard Stallman
sat on the panel of speakers. Here are Stephen's thoughts.
REUTERS: Linux gets more major boosters with H-P, SGI (Jan 28, 1999, 12:53)
"Linux, which started out as software used by Torvalds and five
long-haired programmers, is updated and improved by a vast network
of programmers but it is not owned by any company."
NEWS FLASH: Red Hat going off the 'net this afternoon (Jan 28, 1999, 12:41)
Must disconnect servers to move to new offices.
Pacific HiTech in Partnership With Accton, Japan to Promote Linux
Compatibility; Major Networking Company Supports Asia's Best Selling Linux (Jan 28, 1999, 12:26)
"Pacific HiTech, the leader in high performance Linux, today
announced an alliance with Accton Technology Co. Ltd. of Japan to
test compatibility and maximize performance of Accton products and
drivers on Pacific HiTech's TurboLinux operating system."
TechWeb: Google.com: Next Brainchild To Go Big? (Jan 28, 1999, 12:17)
Linux-powered search engine may be next Internet smash hit.
GDM - the GNOME Display Manager version 0.7.1 released (Jan 28, 1999, 11:52)
The Gnome Display Manager is a re-implementation of the well
known xdm program. gdm, however, consists of two separate parts: A
small daemon and a graphical login program -- gdmgreeter.
Salon Magazine: Glory Among the Geeks (Jan 28, 1999, 11:48)
"For serious programmers, contributing code to Linux pays off
not in dollars but in respect."
VnuNet: Gloves are off as Linux bids for OS crown (Jan 28, 1999, 11:31)
"Can Linux succeed where its Unix predecessors have failed to
wrest the hold Microsoft has on the operating system world? Sean
Hallahan reports from the ringside."
Linux Today growing pains (Jan 28, 1999, 01:38)
Relief is on the way.
LWN: LWN interviews Alan Cox (Jan 28, 1999, 01:37)
"Alan Cox is a name that should be well known to most Linux
users. He is responsible for much of the code in the Linux
Linux Weekly News is one year old (Jan 28, 1999, 01:36)
The first issue was January 29, 1998.
WSJ: Linux Operating System Gets Boost From H-P, Silicon Graphics Support (Jan 28, 1999, 01:30)
"Hewlett-Packard Co. and Silicon Graphics Inc. said they will
begin providing Linux as an option..."
Wired: SGI and HP Pick Up Linux (Jan 28, 1999, 01:11)
"Hewlett-Packard and Silicon Graphics will join the Linux parade
and offer the free, Unix-based operating system on some of their
Inter@ctive Week: Corel reports half million WordPerfect for Linux
downloads (Jan 28, 1999, 00:55)
"Corel says Linux versions of its spreadsheet and presentation
software will hit the Web this fall."
LinuxWorld: Linux snowball continues -- Compaq, Lotus, HP, and IBM plan new Linux offerings (Jan 28, 1999, 00:46)
This is a reprint of InfoWorld: Linux
bandwagon grows from January 23.
LinuxWorld: HP announces support deal with Red Hat (Jan 28, 1999, 00:27)
"Support services will begin Feb. 2 for the U.S. and will expand
to Europe, Asia-Pacific and Japan by the middle of this year."
Linus Torvalds requests no more patches be submitted - for now, Security hole fix coming soon (Jan 28, 1999, 00:23)
2.2.0 may be out, but we're still in "serious bugfixes only"
mode - and will be so for all of the 2.2.x series until I open up
2.3.x. I'm not interested in patches unless you can clearly show
that the patches fix a _serious_ bug.
Serious bug in Linux kernel 2.2.0 allows users to crash the system (Jan 28, 1999, 00:23)
Take any core file, and as normal user or root run: ldd core. The machine will reboot.
Linux for the Whole Family (Jan 28, 1999, 00:21)
"For those... who have recently started using Linux and want to
network it in their small office or home network, I have here a
small report on how to set it up and and what pitfalls to avoid."
-- Moshe Bar
LinuxWorld: Configuring Apache, Part 2 (Jan 28, 1999, 00:06)
Apache's runtime configuration. Article by Mark Komarinski and
Civ: Call to Power Coming to Linux (Jan 28, 1999, 00:04)
Activision announces it will "launch the first line of
commercially available games for the Linux platform."
Issue #3 of Kernel Traffic is out (Jan 28, 1999, 00:03)
Sporting a new host, new format, new banner and helpful links,
Kernel Traffic is definitely organizing for a successful run.
Open Source 1999: Linux - the way forward -- Conference & Exhibition, 11th May 1999 (Jan 28, 1999, 00:01)
Sponsored by the Commonwealth Institute, London in Association
with the UK UNIX User Group and the Society for Information
Technology Management. See the