Linux News for Feb 25, 1999
Donovan Announces The Availability Of The First 64-bit UltraSPARC-driven
Linux Server (Feb 25, 1999, 23:52)
Penguin64, the first 64-bit Linux machine on the market to be
unveiled at the LinuxWorld Expo in San Jose on 2-4 March 1999
Dr Geo -- interactive geometry education software (Feb 25, 1999, 23:23)
"... for Linux... a GNU education oriented project for K12
Custom Software Development from Sunset Systems (Feb 25, 1999, 22:46)
"We specialize in multiuser browser-oriented database
applications for business use... centered on a Linux web/database
MTI Technology Corp. Announces Capital Investment in Caldera Systems Inc. (Feb 25, 1999, 22:35)
Linux Expo '99: Very Very Last CFP (Feb 25, 1999, 22:30)
"... final reminder that we are still accepting proposals for
unrefereed talks and Work-In-Progress talks for the Linux Expo for
a few more days. This is your last chance..."
Linux Journal at LinuxWorld in San Jose (Feb 25, 1999, 22:25)
Find out about Linux Journal Interactive.
Author signing at LinuxWorld (Feb 25, 1999, 21:36)
Meet Michael J Hammel, author of the new SSC publication The
Artists' Guide to the GIMP.
CALU 1999 Attendee Mailing List Opens! (Feb 25, 1999, 21:24)
Linux Australia presents the calu-attendees mailing list.
Open Source Erlang 47.4.1 released (Feb 25, 1999, 20:32)
"Erlang is a small concurrent functional programming language
... being used... for large concurrent distributed systems."
Small Linux, Embedded Linux CD-ROM available (Feb 25, 1999, 20:23)
Ant 1.0 is a CD-ROM containing computing resources including
Small Linux, Real Time Linux, rescue disks, FreeDos, embedded
applications and other open source programs.
SUN MICROSYSTEMS: Sun targets small & medium ISPs with Linux-based SPARCengine Ultra AXi board solutions (Feb 25, 1999, 20:13)
"Sun... has teamed with the Linux community... to build powerful
yet low-cost Linux... solutions..."
INFORMATION BUILDERS: Linux users to have live web access to enterprise data (Feb 25, 1999, 20:03)
"WebFOCUS Offers Live Access to Data, Self-Service, Production
and Managed Reporting, and OLAP for Customers Who Choose
FreeBSD 3.1-RELEASE now shipping from Walnut Creek CDROM (Feb 25, 1999, 18:27)
"In what must be our fastest turn-around replication time ever,
we now have 3.1-RELEASE CDs in stock. Please see http://www.cdrom.com for ordering
CNET: VRML looks to open source (Feb 25, 1999, 16:42)
"After some gyrations of its own, 3D browser and tools owner
Platinum Technologies has signed a letter of intent with the Web3D
Consortium to turn over the source code to those products for some
kind of development project. "
ZDNET UK: Exclusive: Corel says Linux on the desktop in 2000 (Feb 25, 1999, 16:40)
This is a 3 part interview with Corel's executive vice president
of engineering, Derek Burney.
Rediff India: Penguins can fly too (Feb 25, 1999, 16:35)
An article in a online publication focused on India and Indian
affairs has this article on how ISPs can use Linux to their
ZDNet: IBM Takes Another Step Into Linux (Feb 25, 1999, 15:17)
"Chalk up another one for Linux. IBM plans to roll out a Linux
version of its WebSphere Application Server sometime next month,
and will announce its plan within the next week."
ZDNet: Linux's Latest One-Two Punch (Feb 25, 1999, 15:08)
"Aiming to boost Linux's scalability and reliability as a Web
server, Pacific HiTech Inc. will unveil a server clustering
technology in the next two weeks."
Vancouver Sun: Wrestling with the Penguin (Feb 25, 1999, 14:54)
"The Linux operating system, is reliable, fast, and cool.
Mainframe and Web server owners love it, since a computer running
on Linux might crash only once a year. Geeks love it because it's
New release of the GNOME file manager (Feb 25, 1999, 14:43)
Version 4.5.21 of the GNOME file manager has been released. Only
bug fixes this time.
New Red Hat RPMS for KDE 1.1 available (Feb 25, 1999, 14:41)
"thanks to the excellent work of the KDE Packager Team I am
proud to announce the availability of new improved binary RPM
packages for RedHat"
Debian Events pages activated (Feb 25, 1999, 14:11)
These pages contain Linux related events that are happening
around the world.
CNN: "I Don't Do Windows" transcript (Feb 25, 1999, 12:46)
The transcript from the February 24, 1999 story about Linux's
rise in popularity..
Wired: Teenager Finds Web-Server Hole (Feb 25, 1999, 12:43)
Cobalt management blames Linux.
NewsAlert: Cygnus Optimizes GNUpro Development Tools Software for Pentium Processors; Market Leading Embedded Development Tools to be Optimized for Intel Architecture (Feb 25, 1999, 12:40)
"Cygnus(R) Solutions today announced its GNUPro(R) software
development technology will be optimized for Celeron(TM) and
Pentium(R) II processors. Cygnus also announced plans to optimize
GNUPro to support the Pentium III processor."
32BitsOnline (Newsbytes): Moreton Bay Ports Linux To Motorola's ColdFire (Feb 25, 1999, 12:31)
"Moreton Bay [Australia] will use the software to build network
appliances based on ColdFire."
India Line: Interview with Bob Young, CEO, Red Hat Software (Feb 25, 1999, 12:29)
"India will benefit from Linux. The breathtaking rise of open
source software (OSS), including Linux, has forced media,
governments, academics and software producers to take it
Linux Hardware Solutions to support Debian Project (Feb 25, 1999, 12:23)
A Linux Hardware Solution PS350RR-100 RAID rackmount server with
256 MB RAM attached to a dedicated colocation connection at
Mindspring Enterprises' data center in Atlanta, Georgia to act as
the new ftp.debian.org server.
Sequel and SurfWatch Partner to Provide Innovative Internet Resource Management Tools For Large Enterprises (Feb 25, 1999, 12:01)
"... gives IS managers the ability to assign and manage
different Internet access levels for individual users and
Spokane.net: Linux moves from obscurity to mainstream (Feb 25, 1999, 11:46)
"Tired of being confined to a software world driven by Microsoft
and its capitalistic spirit, Linux is becoming a tool of choice for
ABC News: Intel Makes Linux Move (Feb 25, 1999, 11:37)
"Forget the Wintel paradigm. How about Linux and Intel ...
Enterprise Computing: Intel funds move to boost Linux on Pentium (Feb 25, 1999, 07:57)
"Linux got a serious shot in the arm with news that it will
benefit from an Intel-funded effort to add support for Pentium MMX
and Pentium III instructions."
Enterprise Computing: Unlimited Linux Web server cluster on tap (Feb 25, 1999, 07:55)
"Pacific Hi-Tech will next week preview a new version of its
Linux distribution that lets system operators tie together as many
Linux machines as they want in order to achieve faster and more
reliable Web servers."
BOOK REVIEW: Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution (Feb 25, 1999, 03:03)
'Open Sources' is a look into the minds of 14 of the leaders of
the Free Software movement and one of the best reads I have had in
years. -- Dwight Johnson
SRO: Linuxites: OS/2ers in sheep's clothing? (Feb 25, 1999, 01:08)
"The Linuxites are also pretty marketing- and PR-savvy."
InfoWorld: Sun makes Java 2 platform source code public (Feb 25, 1999, 01:00)
"The Java 2 Community Source Licensing model enables developers
to use and modify the source code for commercial products free of
The Parallel Virtual File System released (Feb 25, 1999, 00:49)
"... the disparity between I/O performance and processor
performance has led to I/O bottlenecks in many applications,
especially those using large data sets. A popular approach for
alleviating this kind of bottleneck is the use of parallel file
ZDNN (Reuters): Virginia passes anti-spam law (Feb 25, 1999, 00:35)
"'Malicious' spamming would be considered a felony."