Linux News for Mar 28, 1999
Red Herring: Make Java free. Unconditionally. (Mar 28, 1999, 23:53)
"Sun's CEO, Scott McNealy, should heed the open letter that our
editor wrote to him in December 1997 and make Java really
Network Computing: Tutorial -- Procmail: A One-size-fits-all mail processor (Mar 28, 1999, 22:43)
"This article shows Unix system administrators how they can
enhance their e-mail setup by installing procmail..."
ZDNN: ZDNet Complete Melissa Coverage (Mar 28, 1999, 22:34)
is dedicated to following the Melissa virus -- numerous stories.
UPDATED: ZDNN: 'Melissa' virus infections escalate (Mar 28, 1999, 22:27)
"Sixty sites reported stricken by Saturday. Expert: Come Monday
'this is going to be a major problem.'
Text of FBI 'Melissa' warning (Mar 28, 1999, 22:20)
"Issued by the FBI and the National Infrastructure Protection
Center on Sunday, March 28, 1999."
New Zealand Company Specialises in Linux-based Products (Mar 28, 1999, 22:04)
iOpen Technologies Ltd is a Christchurch New Zealand based
company which specialises in products based on GNU/Linux.
PC Week: We shouldn't be surprised (Mar 28, 1999, 21:56)
"The Melissa virus demonstrates Office's risks..."
ZDNN: MS reacts coolly to proposed auction of Windows (Mar 28, 1999, 21:24)
"Microsoft... reacted coolly to a report that the state
attorneys general intend to ask the software giant to give up
control of the Windows operating system..."
osOpinion: Auction or Open Source Windows?! (Mar 28, 1999, 18:45)
"... do you think people will actually buy a Microsoft version
of Windows after the public now knows what Microsoft did to gain
CNET News.com: States reportedly propose Windows auction (Mar 28, 1999, 18:30)
"If a forced auction is unacceptable, the states say their goal
could be attained by demanding that Microsoft make Windows
available publicly on an "open source" basis..."
Seattle Times: States want Microsoft to auction off Windows coding (Mar 28, 1999, 18:26)
"... the intellectual property rights would be transferred to
possibly two or three companies. Microsoft would be permitted to
market and further develop its own version of Windows..."
Eric S. Raymond: Take My Job, Please! (Mar 28, 1999, 17:08)
"What job is this? Um...that would be public advocate for the
hacker tribe, speaker-to-journalists, evangelist/interface to the
SuSE Security Announcement - XFree86
(Mar 28, 1999, 16:39)
"Please update as soon as possible or disable the service if you
are using this software on your SuSE Linux installation(s)."
CNN: Why is Microsoft worrying about Linux? (Mar 28, 1999, 16:07)
"Microsoft has presented quite a puzzle. Who should we believe
regarding application availability and the viability of Linux?
Microsoft -- or Microsoft?"
Kernel Traffic #11 -- Better Late Than Never (Mar 28, 1999, 11:49)
A weekly summary of events on the linux-kernel mailing list.
Back up after hardware nastiness.
LA Weekly: The World in a Box -- Conclusion of a Three-part Series (Mar 28, 1999, 00:40)
An interview with Running Linux author Matt Welsh.
InfoWorld: XML buoys databases for corporate markets (Mar 28, 1999, 00:16)
"Web and XML keep object-oriented databases afloat in a world