Linux News for Mar 30, 1999
APC Magazine: Clocks (Mar 30, 1999, 23:53)
"A clock consistently displaying the wrong time can be
infuriating, but Linux offers several options to set the hour of
PC Week: Making certain open source stays open (Mar 30, 1999, 23:45)
"Vendors are eager to acquire the halo effect of combining their
names with the phrase "open source."
CNET News.com: Compaq expands Linux line (Mar 30, 1999, 22:28)
"...the dominant Linux distributor has said that Linux on Alpha
has only limited business potential."
CNET News.com: Linux demand forces VA Research to outsource (Mar 30, 1999, 22:18)
"The demand for Linux computers has apparently outpaced one
manufacturer's ability to keep up."
RedHat-Watch: New XFree86 packages available (Mar 30, 1999, 21:40)
"Security vulnerabilities have been identified in the XFree86
packages that ship with Red Hat Linux."
RedHat-Watch: various packages updated (pine, mutt, sysklogd, zgv) (Mar 30, 1999, 21:37)
"Security vulnerabilities have been identified in various
packages that ship with Red Hat Linux."
32BitsOnline: To be OSS, or not to be OSS, that is the question. (Mar 30, 1999, 21:12)
"Am I advocating proprietary software on an open platform? Does
this mean that I am speaking out of both sides of my mouth? In a
word, yes, I am."
The Marginalization of Scarcity (Mar 30, 1999, 18:48)
"Open source and free software communities provide us with
excellent modern day agalmias for study, as does the Internet
Salon: Why Bill Gates still doesn't get the Net (Mar 30, 1999, 18:23)
"While his new book peddles PCs as the ultimate corporate
intelligence system, the industry is mutating right under his
First GPL Release of onShore TimeSheet (Mar 30, 1999, 17:52)
"...enables business to replace paper-based timesheets, manage
projects and provide sophisticated time reporting, lowering costs
and turn-around time."
SVLUG: Competition for DNS (Mar 30, 1999, 17:51)
"The best way to bring competition to DNS registration is to
modify the protocol to distribute not only the technical burden but
the authority as well."
CRN: Novell Breaks NetWare Secrecy (Mar 30, 1999, 16:02)
"Novell is to release parts of its networking software to the
open source community, as it attempts to attract software
developers to its technology."
CRN: Samba 2.0: A License To Kill NT? (Mar 30, 1999, 15:43)
"Samba teaches new steps to Windows file serving."
Houdini To Port To Linux (Mar 30, 1999, 14:54)
"Side Effects Software is the first high-end 3D animation
company to adopt the popular O/S."
BW: Tridia Announces Linux Version of Flagship Product, DoubleVision Remote
Control Software (Mar 30, 1999, 14:22)
"Support and remote administration is a fundamental need in all
UNIX platforms, including Linux."
InfoWorld: SAP invests in Red Hat Software, boosts Linux (Mar 30, 1999, 13:59)
"SAP on Tuesday announced an equity investment in Red Hat
Software, a distributor of the Linux open-source OS."
Debian Touts Integrated SGML Environment (Mar 30, 1999, 10:16)
Debian's 2.1 distribution, now in release, features integrated
SGML, XML, and DSSSL infrastructure and packages. Debian's
innovative SGML subsystem positions Debian as a premier platform
for SGML and XML developers, offering a complete working toolset
for documenters and markup programmers with no manual setup
New Gimp Releases (Mar 30, 1999, 10:08)
New versions of the stable and development branches of GIMP are
now available. The new stable version is a significant development
because it now compiles and runs with the latest stable versions of
GTK (1.2.x), rather than the old stable versions (1.0). This should
hopefully eliminate the headache of maintaining two versions of GTK
solely for GIMP compatibility.
Business Wire: SAP Venture Fund Makes Equity Investment in Red Hat Software (Mar 30, 1999, 09:33)
"Investment Accelerates Linux Success and the Open Source
CNET News.com: SAP invests in Red Hat (Mar 30, 1999, 09:30)
"A major commercial-grade supplier of Linux scores a chunk of
investment dollars from Germany's leading software company."
Silicon News: Open source 'wounding' makes Linux chief quit (Mar 30, 1999, 09:29)
"Godfather of open source and hero of the Linux community, Eric
Raymond, is to step down as leader of the movement that has shaken
the computing world to the core."
LinuxStart.Com Announces New Free Web-Based E-Mail (Mar 30, 1999, 09:20)
Irish Times: Dublin to produce new Linux Interface (Mar 30, 1999, 09:15)
"All European versions of a new interface for the Linux computer
operating system will be produced in Dublin, Canadian software
company Corel said yesterday. It plans to introduce an easy-to-use
version of Linux, similar to Windows or Macintosh, by the end of
SJ Mercury: Best be very wary of Microsoft bearing settlement offer (Mar 30, 1999, 09:12)
This article offers some advice to the attorneys in the
Microsoft anti-trust case.
IBM: new Preview version PR1 of techexplorer Hypermedia Browser 2. (Mar 30, 1999, 00:54)
A plug-in for Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet
Explorer, enabling the display of TeX, LaTeX, and MathML documents
-- supports Linux.
Inter@ctive Week: VA Research: The Next Compaq (Mar 30, 1999, 00:40)
"Augustin said he intends to take his privately held company out
for an initial public offering - but not until next year..."
BW: Cygnus Announces GNUPro Software Development Tools for Sony PlayStation (Mar 30, 1999, 00:34)
"Cygnus Solutions... today announced the availability of a
complete software development environment for Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc.'s (SCEI) next generation PlayStation(R)
MainConcept to Release Linux Version of the MainActor Video Editor (Mar 30, 1999, 00:22)
"MainConcept... will be releasing a Linux version of the
MainActor Video Editor (MainActor VE) in the first quarter of