Linux News for Jan 31, 1999
GNOME 0.99.5 released (Jan 31, 1999, 23:05)
"A new universe of joy and entertainment has been released for
all free software enthusiasts."
x11amp 0.9-alpha1 released as source (Jan 31, 1999, 22:44)
The popular mp3 player is now available as free software.
Tzolkin Corporation and iMatix Corporation join forces to integrate TZO Dynamic DNS technology with Xitami, a popular Open Source web server. (Jan 31, 1999, 22:18)
ZDNet Linux kernel download opportunity (Jan 31, 1999, 21:06)
If ZDNet has its way, the next generation of Linux users will
think FTP stands for "Failed To Print".
PC Plus: Civilization: Call to Linux (Jan 31, 1999, 20:27)
"The very first commercial Linux game is going to be ported to
Linux and it will be the latest game in the phenomenally successful
PC Plus March 1999 issue (Jan 31, 1999, 20:20)
This month one of the cover CDs which comes with the magazine
includes over 400Mb of Linux software. We have the UK exclusive
inclusion of Corel's WordPerfect 8 for Linux Personal Edition.
ZDNet.UK: MP3 hits the road - UK startup to launch in-car system (Jan 31, 1999, 20:08)
"... first commercially available MP3 player for a car... runs
SJ Mercury: Linux gets a boost from HP (Jan 31, 1999, 19:56)
"In fits and starts, mainstream computer manufacturers are
moving to support the Linux operating system, citing increasing
demand from engineers, Internet service providers and software
Nessus 990201 released (Jan 31, 1999, 18:36)
Nessus is a GPL-licensed network security scanner.
VAR Business: The case for Linux in the enterprise gains momentum (Jan 31, 1999, 18:24)
"Red Hat Software... is beefing up support services to help VARs
cope with increasing customer demand.
Featured Site: Red Hat Reseller Programs (Jan 31, 1999, 18:06)
Everything you always wanted to know about being a Red Hat
LinSwap desperately needs new host (Jan 31, 1999, 17:26)
LinSwap is a new service for exchanging banners between Linux
and Free Software-related Web sites.
Wine 990131 released (Jan 31, 1999, 17:14)
"This is release 990131 of Wine, a free implementation of
Windows on Unix. This is still a developers only release. There are
many bugs and unimplemented features. Most applications still do
not work correctly."
Netscape plans to update Mozilla Public License (Jan 31, 1999, 17:14)
Will address patent litigation issues.
The Linux Institute: A community project to develop professional certification for Linux (Jan 31, 1999, 16:29)
"... will increase Linux's acceptance within the business
computing mainstream." --Evan Leibovitch
SuSE 6.0 International available for download now (Jan 31, 1999, 16:09)
The for sale version will arrive in the U.S. office in a few
gxTar 0.0.6 released (Jan 31, 1999, 15:20)
This is a Gnome/GTK+ front-end to the common unix archiving
Linux 2.0.37pre5 released (Jan 31, 1999, 15:13)
A beta to the 2.0.37 kernel.
MSNBC: Not ready for prime time (Jan 31, 1999, 14:27)
"Personally,... I'm as happy as a hog in slop with... Linux.
MSNBC: Linux 2.2.0: The new kernel revealed (Jan 31, 1999, 14:06)
MSNBC launches feature coverage. Story by MSNBC feature writer
GFS and High Performance Networked Storage in Linux (Jan 31, 1999, 13:44)
The University of Minnesota and the NASA Ames Mass Storage group
are having a workshop on Linux-based storage systems on March 5-6
in Mountain View, California.
Microsoft's Paul Maritz on Linux and open-source software (Jan 31, 1999, 01:19)
Edited excerpts from the Transcript of Proceedings January 28,
1999, before the U.S. District Court, District of Columbia.
CRN: Compaq, IBM enhance midrange lines -- Augment servers with Alpha processors, Power3, Linux (Jan 31, 1999, 01:10)
"To leverage speed enhancements to its Alpha processor line,
Compaq will unveil new servers and workstations and provide
additional Linux support to its Alpha Server line."
CRN: More hardware support fuels Linux momentum (Jan 31, 1999, 01:09)
"The alternative operating system gained more momentum last
week, securing support from Compaq Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard
Co. and Silicon Graphics Inc."
Techweb: Linux Kernel 2.2.1 Patch Released (Jan 31, 1999, 01:03)
"Not even a week after the release of the Linux kernel 2.2,
there is a 2.2.1 patch for it."
EE Times: Are Linux and EDA right for each other? (Jan 31, 1999, 01:00)
"It seems you can't turn around these days without seeing
another article on Linux. From The Wall Street Journal to The
Economist, business publications are taking notice of the
incredible groundswell of support for this operating system. Yet,
in every case the obvious requirement for EDA vendors to truly
embrace Linux has been ignored: The hardware vendors don't
officially support it."
Information Week: HP To Support Linux On NetServer Line (Jan 31, 1999, 00:55)
"Hewlett-Packard this week begins supporting the Linux operating
system on its NetServer LPr servers."
Internet Week: New Linux Kernel Released (Jan 31, 1999, 00:48)
"The Linux 2.2.0-pre9 kernel, made available last week, is
actually the 2.2.0-final release, according to Linus Torvalds, the
lead developer of the open-source operating system."