Linux News for Feb 28, 1999
Enterprise Computing: Intel throws weight behind Linux (Feb 28, 1999, 23:06)
"VA Research is receiving an investment from Intel and has
acquired the coveted Linux.com domain name for use as a portal site
dedicated to the Unix-like operating system, industry sources
AlphaLinux Updates (Feb 28, 1999, 23:04)
New FAQ, New errata items, and RPMS to update your Alpha system
to the 2.2.x kernel.
Why Software Developers Benefit from Open-Source Software (Feb 28, 1999, 23:00)
"Participation in open-source software development is highly
rewarding, both personally and financially. Furthermore, recent
history underscores that investment in open source software greatly
increases, not decreases, the opportunities for economic success in
technology. The innovative nature of open source software creates
entire new markets for commercial products, as well as other
commercial opportunities such as support, packaging, distribution,
training, consulting services, and development contracts."
LinuxWorld: Apple's position: No Linux (Feb 28, 1999, 22:51)
"Apple appears to have no interest in supporting Linux, but the
penguin can do a lot for the Mac"
Press Release: Applix Names
Roland J. Grandpre Vice President
Sales & Marketing for the
Applixware Business Group (Feb 28, 1999, 20:48)
Grandpre chosen to maintain Applixware's dominant role in the
Unix market, and to lead Applixware on major growth path within the
ZDNN: Intel to invest in Linux PC vendor (Feb 28, 1999, 17:15)
"VA Research, developer of Linux-run PCs, servers and
workstations, will receive a boost from Intel."
Brazil: Recife Linux Installfest a success! (Feb 28, 1999, 16:55)
More than 200 attended. About 40-50 new Linux boxes launched.
Our local RedHat dealer came to help us, too. Expect to see many
new converts to Linux in the next few months. You can see for
yourself on this page.
Reuters: Microsoft says picks
prices without worry of
(Feb 28, 1999, 16:52)
Antitrust expert says Kempin testimony comes close Microsoft
admission of monopoly power
The Linux Standard Base: A Position Paper by Ransom Love (Feb 28, 1999, 16:37)
"The main objective of Linux Standard Base (LSB) is to solve the
problem facing every commercial independent software vendor (ISV);
namely, the resource expenditure associated with porting their
software products to multiple versions of the many Linux products
and distributions currently in the market place..."
SJ Mercury: Conference, buzz put Linux in the spotlight (Feb 28, 1999, 14:25)
"In the nuclear world, critical mass is a prerequisite to a
chain reaction and the release of vast energy. In the technology
firmament, it's a key to releasing almost limitless brain
Malaysian Linux Festival - My-LIFE (Feb 28, 1999, 11:12)
"The Malaysian Linux User Group and Dataworld are holding the
Malaysian Linux Festival, called My-LIFE at the Mines Shopping
Center. Volunteers for this event can submit their application at
the My-LIFE volunteer page."
Segfault: Of Mice and Men (Feb 28, 1999, 10:57)
Funny stuff about why the mouse and Windows are so popular.
Mice and Men.
New Mozilla status updates (Feb 28, 1999, 10:40)
A new status update
is online (2-28-99), with updates for the Editor, XPInstall,