Linux News for Apr 22, 1999
PC Week: Mozilla begins to show signs of life (Apr 22, 1999, 21:14)
"Mozilla.org is firing back. Sort of."
InfoWorld: CIH virus may hit on Monday (Apr 22, 1999, 21:12)
"A fiercely destructive virus... is expected to become active
Monday, April 26..."
ABC News: Mozilla yanks chat proposal (Apr 22, 1999, 19:52)
"At the request of Netscape, Mozilla.org has frozen its effort
to develop chat and messaging software only a few days after
launching the project."
TheGimp.com for April is now available. (Apr 22, 1999, 16:51)
The latest issue of TheGimp.com has gone up. http://www.thegimp.com. Enjoy!
SunWorld: NT looking great on paper (Apr 22, 1999, 16:31)
"... The media and successful marketing... has been blowing the
operating system's success out of proportion..."
CNET: 10 Questions about Linux (Apr 22, 1999, 16:16)
"... all the rumblings about kernels, distributions, drivers,
and "open source" software have you befuddled. Don't worry; CNET
CNET News.com: SGI may see better numbers soon (Apr 22, 1999, 16:10)
"... Silicon Graphics is expected to post a net loss of 30 cents
CNET News.com: Apple sees big rewards in QuickTime plan (Apr 22, 1999, 16:00)
"... Apple wants to be the "Johnny Appleseed" of the tech world
by giving away its QuickTime..."
M2: Adax announces Linux support for wide area SS#7 telco solutions (Apr 22, 1999, 15:51)
"Adax's standard SS#7 software drivers have been ported to
Edmonton Journal: Crowds cluster at Linux booth (Apr 22, 1999, 15:31)
"... Microsoft takes up the single largest chunk of floor space
at Comdex for its Windows 2000 system. But the densest crowds have
flocked to a cluster of booths that feature Linux..."
Red Hat Appoints Tim Buckley Chief Operating Officer (Apr 22, 1999, 13:53)
"Start-up and Industry Veteran with more than 20 Years of
Experience Joins the Market Leader of Linux Solutions"
InfoWorld: Apple alters open-source licenses after criticism (Apr 22, 1999, 13:49)
"Apple has made two changes to its new open-source license
agreement after developers complained that it was too
Network Computing: UCC 2B: The New Law of Shrink-Wrap (Apr 22, 1999, 13:02)
New US law may be a boon for open-source licensing
PRNewswire: This Week Marks the Transition of Comdex From the PC to Dot Com (Apr 22, 1999, 12:04)
"... In the first four hours of COMDEX/Spring, we went through
all of our product and took more orders than during the whole Linux
World show." -- Richard Hammond, Pacific HiTech
PRNewswire: Dialtone Internet Debuts Second Version of its Server Interface (Apr 22, 1999, 11:52)
"Dialtone Internet custom builds its own dedicated servers
featuring... Linux Red Hat..."
VnuNet: Linux crowd claims tuning helped NT win victory
(Apr 22, 1999, 11:44)
"... the Linux community... believes the Microsoft commissioned
research gave NT an unfair advantage..."
Comparison of Server-Based Operating Systems (Apr 22, 1999, 10:31)
Here is a detailed look at the various operating systems available for serving.
CRN: IBM Gushes Over Windows 2000, and Linux Too (Apr 22, 1999, 09:57)
"While it is bright-eyed about Windows 2000, IBM also offers a
wide-range of support for the Linux open source code operating
Popular Mechanics: Linux, the opposite of Windows (Apr 22, 1999, 09:54)
"Although there are some scattered Macintosh users out there (a
growing number, in fact) the vast majority of personal computers
run on Microsoft Windows. Hence, it may come as a surprise to learn
that a number of other operating systems are available for your
"Intel inside" or comparable personal computer."
ITWeb: Outrage at Microsoft's independent, yet sponsored NT 4.0/Linux research (Apr 22, 1999, 09:34)
Microsoft rep says, ""Microsoft did sponsor the benchmark
testing and the NT server was better tuned than the Linux one."
LinuxPower: COMDEX'99: AT the Linux Pavilion (Apr 22, 1999, 09:27)
"I had a free pass for the exhibit floor and went in on Day 2.
After registering I headed straight for the Linux Pavilion - a
section of the exhibit floor where Linux-related businesses had set
up their booths."
Lothar Project - Automatic hardware detection (Apr 22, 1999, 09:05)
"Lothar is a new open source project which aims to facilitate
hardware detection under Linux."
Is NT faster than Linux or it is only FUD? (Indonesian article) (Apr 22, 1999, 08:37)
Indonesian explanation of the Mindcraft survey, hopes to help
media avoid FUD tactics.
CNN: NT looking great - on paper (Apr 22, 1999, 08:33)
"Windows NT isn't quite the juggernaut the media has cracked it
up to be, according to research from International Data Corp.
(IDC). The media and successful marketing by Microsoft, says the
Framingham, MA-based think tank, has been blowing the operating
system's success out of proportion."
Linux kernel 2.2.7-pre1 available (Apr 22, 1999, 08:31)
pre-patch 2.2.7-1 has appeared on FileWatcher.org.
Kernel Traffic #15 Is Out (Apr 22, 1999, 02:37)
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