Linux News for Feb 27, 1999
The Techies Take on Washington? Election for Leader of the Free World on www.linuxcare.com (Feb 27, 1999, 23:47)
"Linuxcare, Inc., the first company to provide a complete
solution for technical support, education, training, and product
certification for Fortune 500 companies, announced today the
Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) effort for the New Leader of the Free
Toshiba finds workaround to Microsoft End-User License Agreement bug (Feb 27, 1999, 23:45)
"legal agreement" on the plastic wrap that states if you open
the plastic, you accept the terms of the sale.
Computer Reseller News posts interesting numbers about Linux (Feb 27, 1999, 23:40)
A recent survey found heavy Linux usage.
Information Week: SCO Gives Unix A Web Face -- Vendor Aims Higher-End, More Scalable Unixware Offering At Emerging Enterprises. (Feb 27, 1999, 23:39)
"Last week, SCO introduced UnixWare 7 Business Edition, which
the company says is more scalable, more affordable, and easier to
manage than previous UnixWare offerings."
VAR Business: Head to head -- SCO Takes On Microsoft With Latest UnixWare (Feb 27, 1999, 23:29)
"The Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) Inc. last week announced the
expansion of its product line to compete with Microsoft Corp.'s
Small Business Server (SBS). Executives at the company are touting
the new line as 'the most advanced operating system on Intel
processors.' SCO's UnixWare 7 Release 7.1 Business Edition is
targeted for the small to midsize business (SMB) market."
Information Week: Can't Beat Linux? SCO Joins 'Em (Feb 27, 1999, 23:28)
"Gallagher's First Theorem of Technology Marketing: The quickest
way to erode a product's market is to introduce something that does
80% of what that product does-and give it away."
EE Times: Intel promises that Merced will sample by midyear (Feb 27, 1999, 23:26)
"Merced marketing manager Ron Curry said Intel plans to bring up
Linux on Merced soon."
Information Week: Universal Video Driver (Feb 27, 1999, 23:26)
This driver is for Windows 95, and a beta for Linux is
Internet Week: IBM Paints Linux Hat Red (Feb 27, 1999, 23:26)
"IBM inked a deal with Red Hat Software Inc. to optimize IBM
server hardware to run the Red Hat Linux operating system."
Internet Week: A Far-Out Jungle Trip (Feb 27, 1999, 23:26)
"Splashing about, Newfangle spouted off about the first
LinuxWorld event taking place this week in San Jose, Calif., where
IBM will announce availability of its DB2 Universal Database on
Linux, as well as other Linux initiatives."
ShadowCon October 1999: Preliminary Announcement and Call for Proposals (Feb 27, 1999, 22:29)
"Please mark your calendars for this DoD sponsored Intrusion
Detection and Information Assurance conference and workshop. There
will be no charge for attendees, but even though it is free we will
make sure it is a high-value two days. Please pass this one to
people who would be interested."
gnorpm 0.6 released (Feb 27, 1999, 22:25)
a GUI frontend to the RPM package management system.
PC World: LinuxWorld Preview (Feb 27, 1999, 22:18)
"Upcoming expo to highlight new IBM PowerPC compatibility as
well as Corel apps for the operating system."
GameBlitz: Software heretics unleash Doom (Feb 27, 1999, 22:14)
An overview of the trend by commercial entertainment software
producers to support the Linux platform.
Linux Letters and Numbers (Feb 27, 1999, 18:12)
Children's Game for Linux
ZDNet: Rooting For The Underdog (Feb 27, 1999, 18:04)
Sam Ockman outlines why Red Hat's domination of the Linux market
is a good thing.
NewsWire: More companies embrace open source (Feb 27, 1999, 17:59)
"the notion of releasing the source code for major corporate
applications is continuing to gain ground. "
Computerworld: Linux growth snowballs as big boys join the throng
(Feb 27, 1999, 17:59)
"The tall poppy syndrome could well be to blame for the rise and
rise of Linux"
New stable version of Samba released - 2.0.3. (Feb 27, 1999, 17:59)
The Samba Team is pleased to announce Samba 2.0.3.
InfoWorld: Linux deluge picks up momentum at LinuxWorld (Feb 27, 1999, 13:30)
"Alongside the major enterprise vendors announcing products,
initiatives, and partnerships all in the name of Linux, smaller
software providers and Linux distributors are also putting muscle
behind the operating system."
Company building 1000-node Beowulf cluster (Feb 27, 1999, 13:26)
Genetic Programming, Inc., headed by John R. Koza, is running a
70-node Beowulf cluster and building a 1000-node cluster, to be one
of the world's largest computers.
The Mining Company: The Big Leagues (Feb 27, 1999, 13:23)
"Both the corporate hardware and the corporate software now
exist; the Linux office server is quickly becoming reality rather
than wishful thinking. The million dollar question is whether or
not Linux will live up to the hype and become a permanent and
central fixture in a sizable percentage of corporate installations.
At least now, many more IT managers will be able and willing to
give Linux a try.
MSNBC: Linux up close: Time to switch (Feb 27, 1999, 13:21)
Here's a re-print of an earlier
Smart Reseller article.
Linux Journal Opens Interactive Site (Feb 27, 1999, 11:12)
Linux Journal Interactive is a complete, searchable collection
of backissues and the current issue of Linux Journal, all
on-line. Discussion groups prompt LJ readers, authors and
editors to discuss article subjects.
Hopkins FBI for Linux (Rolling Demo) (Feb 27, 1999, 11:05)
Hopkins FBI is a new commercial game. It is an adventure game
which offers many 3D cinematics scenes, hand drawn animations,
sounds and great musics. the rolling demo is available on http://www.hopkinsfbi.com.
Oracle 8i for Linux for OTN Members (Feb 27, 1999, 11:03)
GNU Project Call For Artwork (Feb 27, 1999, 10:51)
"The GNU Project webmasters are looking for artists that can
contribute to the GNU Project. We are interested in pictures that
are related in some way to the Free Software Foundation, the GNU
Project or the free software movement in general."
SuSE Linux 6.0 ships over 100,000 copies (Feb 27, 1999, 00:56)
Enterprise Computing: LinuxWorld draws industry leaders (Feb 27, 1999, 00:24)
"Next week's LinuxWorld Conference and Expo is precipitating
noteworthy announcements from big-name and little-known computing
PC Week: Linux conference draws big guns for support (Feb 27, 1999, 00:17)
"In October 1995, a small Boston trade show called Internet
World turned into a watershed in enterprise computing. Next week's
LinuxWorld Conference and Expo promises the same type of turning
Wine 990226 release, FAQ now available (Feb 27, 1999, 00:17)
Innovative Gaming Submits New Video Slot Product to Nevada Gaming Control For Approval (Feb 27, 1999, 00:07)
A gambling product, running Linux.
Tech Soft America Announces Integration of the HOOPS 3D Graphics System With the Qt Cross-Platform UI Toolkit (Feb 27, 1999, 00:01)
"Tech Soft America (TSA), developer of the popular HOOPS(R) 3D
Graphics System today announced the addition of the Qt
cross-platform UI toolkit to the growing list of complementary
development tools for HOOPS."