Linux News for Feb 26, 1999
gmc 4.5.22 released (Feb 26, 1999, 21:20)
gmc is the GNOME File Manager.
Linux kernel 2.2.2ac5 released (Feb 26, 1999, 21:16)
Linux Classic -- "Linux in a Nutshell" -- updated (Feb 26, 1999, 19:53)
The famous O'Reilly book about Linux has reached its second
Mercury Center: Timing is everything, and for Linux it's good (Feb 26, 1999, 17:47)
"With announcements that IBM, Hewlett-Packard and others are
shipping machines with Linux software inside, the guerrilla
movement is inching its way toward becoming a small-scale
CRN: Corel Ships WordPerfect 8 For Linux (Feb 26, 1999, 17:37)
From the "better late than never" department, CRN finally
reports on WordPerfect 8 for Linux.
Featured Website: Current Ports of Linux OS (Feb 26, 1999, 17:32)
This website attempts to list all of the ports of Linux to
various different hardware configurations.
Enterprise Computing: Dell signs up LinuxCare (Feb 26, 1999, 17:29)
Those LinuxCare folks are at it again, this time working with
Dell to provide Linux support."
Ecrix Corporation to announce new tape storage product (Feb 26, 1999, 17:25)
On March 1, Ecrix Corporation will announce a new tape storage
product, The VXA-1 tape drive, that will be marketed heavily
towards the Linux environment, in addition to other major operating
AbiSource Introduces Abi the Ant (Feb 26, 1999, 17:20)
AbiSource will be in
booth #1436 next week at LinuxWorld Conference and
Expo, giving out free
T-shirts, and introducing Abi the
Ant, our newest employee. ;-). Abi has a personal home page now, with a
gallery for pictures from the show. We'll be updating this page
as often as possible for the benefit of anyone who couldn't attend
New version of lsof for Debian GNU/Linux (Feb 26, 1999, 15:35)
Recently, a security problem
was foud in the lsof package. Debian has issued an update for their
Numerous KDE software updates (Feb 26, 1999, 13:15)
kpacman, kover, kmpg, kreatecd, kheisepro, kvirc, kmaster,
kderadio, kmandel, kmodbox, kpackviewer, kmysql, klyx, kmikmod,
kshow, ksniffer, kspaceduel, ktail, kuser, kwintv, kweather, and
ktop have all been added or updated.
Silicon: HP sets up open source unit (Feb 26, 1999, 13:03)
"Hewlett-Packard (HP) is to commit itself to the open source
software movement by devoting an entire department to it."
Troll Tech releases the Q Public License, 0.99 (Feb 26, 1999, 12:56)
This is the license under which the Qt toolkit is released.
PC Week: Sun opens Solaris ... sort of (Feb 26, 1999, 12:52)
"It's not quite open-source software, but developers are about
to get access to the Solaris operating system without paying for
it. Indeed, Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to put all of its platform
software -- including Solaris -- under a Community Source License,
the company said this week. The license is likely to cover any Sun
software that is not specific to end users or vertical
ZDNET UK: Siemens to launch Linux terminal (Feb 26, 1999, 12:51)
"Siemens has launched a multi-purpose workstation based on the
Pentium II processor which can be purchased pre-configured with
Linux. The German PC manufacturer will establish a Linux group
within the company to administer the open source offering. "
Richard Stallman to speak (Feb 26, 1999, 12:45)
Free Software advocate Richard Stallman will speak at LinuxWorld
Expo March 3 and the Singapore Linux Conference March 6.
Computer Currents: WordPerfect for Linux Bug (Feb 26, 1999, 12:42)
"Users of WordPerfect 8 for Linux, take note: There's a fly in
the ointment. Unless you're working on a non-networked computer, a
recently discovered bug could allow unwanted access to your
Be-CEO Gassee about Microsoft practices and Linux (Feb 26, 1999, 12:35)
The Industry Standard: Standardizing Linux (Feb 26, 1999, 12:30)
"As the upstart software continues to gain fans, there's an
increasing need to keep it from splintering, Unix-style, into a
mess of incompatible variations."
Why you might want to use the Library GPL for your next library (Feb 26, 1999, 12:07)
A rebuttal to Richard Stallman's recent essay encouraging the use of the
GPL for libraries, written by a free software author.
ZDNN: Sun (almost) opens Solaris (Feb 26, 1999, 11:00)
Community Source License initiative to include prized operating
SJ Mercury: Microsoft's best hope is to contain damage (Feb 26, 1999, 10:22)
Government task: prove harm to consumers
GTK+ Version 1.2 Released (Feb 26, 1999, 10:07)
Linux kernel 2.2.2ac4 released (Feb 26, 1999, 00:07)
Ext2.org call for articles (Feb 26, 1999, 00:06)
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