Linux News for Jan 29, 1999
BBC: The odyssey of Open Source software (Jan 29, 1999, 23:43)
"Eric Raymond's Winter Tour is now officially over but the
struggle to free program code all over the world goes on."
SRO: Linux Is The Web Server's Choice (Jan 29, 1999, 23:28)
"Linux with Apache beats NT 4.0 with IIS, hands down."
SRO: The Best Windows File Server: Linux! (Jan 29, 1999, 16:38)
"Linux kicks NT's butt.
SRO: Linux Up Close: Time To Switch (Jan 29, 1999, 15:31)
Smart Reseller Online compares Linux with Windows NT. This is a
BancBoston Robertson Stephens Upgrades Silicon Graphics to a Buy Rating (Jan 29, 1999, 15:07)
Silicon Graphics Linux support raises its value as
Netscape Open Directory Project uses Linux (Jan 29, 1999, 15:06)
The Netscape Open Directory Project (formerly "NewHoo", prior to
being acquired by Netscape) runs on Red Hat Linux.
Linux Mandrake Installation and User Guide available (Jan 29, 1999, 13:25)
available user's guide covers installation and use of Linux
CRN: Linux Lands Major OEM Deals (Jan 29, 1999, 13:11)
"Like the Energizer bunny, the smiling little penguin that
symbolizes Linux just keeps going and going and going."
VNUNet: Linux fires off its latest howitzer (Jan 29, 1999, 12:28)
"New release looks set to put some fizz into the market."
Linux kernel 2.2.1ac1 released (Jan 29, 1999, 12:00)
An "Alan Cox Patch" to the latest 2.2.1 production kernel.
Raleigh News-Observer: Red Hat coup: deal with H-P (Jan 29, 1999, 11:57)
"The agreement with H-P is... a feather in Red Hat's cap..."
Viability of Open Source Software in a Large Enterprise (Jan 29, 1999, 11:55)
This paper aims "to demonstrate to an enterprise IT professional
that OSS can often be a valid alternative when evaluating software
for the enterprise."
The Times (UK): Program to free the Earth (Jan 29, 1999, 11:51)
This is truly an entertaining "must read". The article leads off
with a not too happy full-face photo of Eric Raymond and the
caption: "Free-software guru Eric Raymond: don't mention
Reuters: Judge orders Microsoft to surrender e-mail (Jan 29, 1999, 10:46)
"... internal e-mails... show that Gates does not consider Linux
to be a threat."
Business Week: Linux Might Not Break Windows, But... The little jerry-built operating system is carving a niche (Jan 29, 1999, 09:22)
"Linux isn't quite ready for prime time." (Prepare yourself
for a major FUD attack. -- lt eds.)
Free ENTERPRISE WEB based Alphanumeric/Digital Paging software (Jan 29, 1999, 08:32)
MessageNet Systems announces a free beta of its popular
commercial WEB based Alphanumeric/Digital paging engine called
SF Chronicle: Fans of Linux Plan to March On Microsoft (Jan 29, 1999, 08:23)
"... fans of the Linux computer operating system plan to march
down to thelocal Microsoft Corp. office in Foster City on February
15 to demand refunds for unused copies of Windows."
SF Chronicle: Linux's Popularity Sends VA Research's Star Rising (Jan 29, 1999, 08:22)
"Linux... promises to spawn a host of successful companies...
Among the hottest prospects is VA Research..."
First "Cool Linux Story" Contest Winner (Jan 29, 1999, 01:54)
Computer Bits: Linux/etc -- Linux at home (Jan 29, 1999, 00:39)
"... from the standpoint of price and its ability to run
efficiently on low-end hardware, Linux is an attractive option for
InfoWorld: Compaq to rebrand Digital Unix (Jan 29, 1999, 00:17)
"Compaq... is launching a wide-ranging campaign to beef up sales
of its high-end, 64-bit Alpha servers running the Digital Unix
Wired: MS: Rivals, Rivals Everywhere (Jan 29, 1999, 00:17)
"Far from being a monopolizing giant, Microsoft was
prey-in-waiting for hungry rivals..."
InfoWorld: Clinton stresses importance of IT literacy (Jan 29, 1999, 00:04)
"We may have the lowest unemployment rate in 29 years, but we've
got a quarter of a million high-wage jobs going vacant this
PC Week: Sybase to port SQL Anywhere Studio to Linux (Jan 29, 1999, 00:04)
"Sybase Inc. is broadening platform support for SQL Anywhere
Studio, shipping the mobile solution for Unix and preparing a beta
release of the software for Linux."
CRN: DOJ Ends Cross-Examination Of Star Witness (Jan 29, 1999, 00:00)
"Linux is not just a phenomenon of 100 kids in the hills of
North Carolina..." -- Microsoft VP Paul Maritz
HOWTO use Linux 2.2 with TurboLinux 3.0.1 Linux distribution (Jan 29, 1999, 00:00)
Here is an installation gude for Linux 2.2 on TurboLinux