Linux News for Mar 31, 1999
Yellow Dog Linux to be available via FTP this week (Mar 31, 1999, 15:29)
In a newsletter that Terra Soft Solutions, Inc (makers of Yellow
Dog Linux) regularly publishes, a small notice is given that YDL
will be available for download this week.
Linux 2.2.5ac2 released (Mar 31, 1999, 15:27)
LA Times: Security of Microsoft's Products Is Questioned (Mar 31, 1999, 15:26)
"Melissa virus is latest attack on firm's software and raises
concerns about its ability to protect customers."
Covalent Technologies announces release of Raven SSL 1.4.0 (Mar 31, 1999, 15:25)
"Covalent Technologies, Inc. ...announces a new version of its
Raven SSL security add-on for the Apache web server."
EE Times: Synopsys brings Linux into EDA mainstream (Mar 31, 1999, 15:24)
"The open-source Linux operating system will receive by far its
biggest EDA endorsement next week..."
VNUNet: Linux take up will soar next few years (Mar 31, 1999, 14:31)
"Linux shipments are predicted to grow faster than the total
shipments of all other client or server operated
CNET News.com: Gates's DOS worries found in 1989 email (Mar 31, 1999, 14:31)
"Caldera is citing Gates' memo and other Microsoft documents to
support its claim that the company engaged in illegal predatory
InfoWorld: IDC: Linux likely to lead OS growth through 2003 (Mar 31, 1999, 14:23)
"Growth in commercial shipments of the Linux operating system
will outpace other client or server operating environments through
Other Operating Environments Will Have Trouble Keeping up with Linux's Growth, IDC Says (Mar 31, 1999, 11:34)
"Linux Commercial Shipments Will Increase at a Four-Year Rate of
Eric S. Raymond: Understand My Job, Please! (Mar 31, 1999, 11:23)
"... many people leapt to the assumption that I have already
burnt out, given up, folded my tent, and stolen off into the
VA Research Announces Manufacturing Relationship With Flextronics International (Mar 31, 1999, 11:19)
"... Flextronics will manufacture VA's workstation and server
product lines requiring volume production...."
New webpage for people getting started with Linux (Mar 31, 1999, 07:55)
"Basically it holds your hand when dealing with some of the more
confusing topics with Linux. It talks about installing linux,
configuring Xwindows, connecting to your ISP, common commands, file
rights and setting up a firewall with IP masquerading. I hope some
of you stop by and find it useful."
Seattle Times: Microsoft trial: Windows code open for settlement discussion (Mar 31, 1999, 07:53)
"As part of settlement talks with the government set for today,
Microsoft has offered to discuss the way it handles advance
blueprints for upcoming versions of Windows operating systems,
according to a person close to the case."
The Origins and Future of Open Source Software (Mar 31, 1999, 07:31)
A NetAction White Paper gives an historical look at Open Source
First Australian OEM ships preinstalled Linux PCs (Mar 31, 1999, 07:16)
Linux Today talks to Danny Jovica from Compu Centre, Australia's
first OEM to sell Linux-based PCs.
IT Week: Tim O'Reilly talks Open Source (Mar 31, 1999, 07:12)
"Publisher Tim O'Reilly needs no introduction to the Internet
community, as his reference books have become the staple of
Web-facing IT departments. One of the architects behind the Open
Source branding initiative, a board member of the IETF and trustee
of the Internet Society, O'Reilly was in London for the launch of
O'Reilly UK. He spoke to Andrew Orlowski, news editor of IT
Siamese 3-Pack case announcement (Mar 31, 1999, 03:19)
"... designed with our Multi-OS platform in mind and combines up
to three complete computer motherboards in one strong, space
efficient and good looking case..."
StarOffice 5.0 FilterUpdate *Now Available* (Mar 31, 1999, 03:08)
"... our latest release, StarOffice 5.0 FilterUpdate, is a
significant improvement over earlier versions."
LinuxWorld: File sharing made easy (Mar 31, 1999, 01:20)
"What to consider when connecting NFS and SMB filesystems."
Wired: Open-Source Guru Resigning? (Mar 31, 1999, 01:12)
"Eric Raymond, controversial spokesman for the Linux community,
published an impassioned plea to his brethren to find a replacement
InfoWorld: Steve Mills tackles... big software, life with Windows 2000, and
Linux (Mar 31, 1999, 01:00)
"In recent weeks, IBM has expanded its focus beyond its own base
products, Windows NT, and Java to now include Linux."
Performance Computing: Linux Business And The Clue Factory (Mar 31, 1999, 00:47)
"Many companies were taking older PCs that had been relegated to
the storage closet, loading Linux-based software, and giving the
machines new life and purpose within the organization."
MiniVend 3.12 released (Mar 31, 1999, 00:24)
"MiniVend is the most powerful free shopping cart system
available today. Its features and power rival the costliest
Upside: Through the Looking Glass (Mar 31, 1999, 00:11)
"... Allman has managed to hold his own, keeping the boilers of
the Internet economy running at full steam with an all-volunteer
workforce and zero marketing dollars."