Linux News for Apr 27, 1999
Will Mindcraft II Be Better? (Apr 27, 1999, 23:56)
The Mindcraft tests are being re-done, but they still won't
allow any members of the Linux community to be present.
Linux Administrators Security Guide - Released publicly (Apr 27, 1999, 23:54)
"Aimed at administrators and users of Linux systems and networks
it contains over 120 pages of documentation, examples and resources
for securing Linux."
India's first seminar for the IT Industry on Linux 4th May, 1999 (Apr 27, 1999, 23:38)
"A one day Seminar on the Linux Operating System for the
Integrated Development Environments (Apr 27, 1999, 22:04)
"Let's investigate some Free Software IDE's for Linux."
Business Week does Special Reports on LInux (Apr 27, 1999, 16:26)
Business Week has a 4 story spread about Linux, including an
interview with everyone's favorite - Ed Muth of Microsoft.
TechWeb: VA Research Buys Two Linux
Companies (Apr 27, 1999, 16:22)
"VA Research Linux Systems, which made its name selling Linux
boxes, has bought two of its competitors: Linux Hardware Solutions,
in Wilmington, N.C., and Enlightened Solutions, in Atlanta."
CNNfn: Intel to tackle the Internet (Apr 27, 1999, 15:44)
"Chip maker outlines strategy to become 'e-business'
leader...chips designed for consumer devices will support Linux and
Be Inc.'s BeOS..."
Linux kernel 2.2.6-ac3 released (Apr 27, 1999, 15:11)
The latest Alan Cox kernel was released about 60 seconds
Microlite Corporation Introduces Linux Crash Recovery Solution (Apr 27, 1999, 14:20)
"... the first fully integrated, configurable crash recovery
solution for the Linux operating system..."
Cox News Service: Comment: Linux Is Going to Crush Microsoft? (Apr 27, 1999, 13:50)
"Gates is no longer the youthful developer, arrogantly
challenging the audience. In fact, Gates spent a lot of time
talking about a nifty new mouse Microsoft has developed."
ZDNET: From rags to Red Hat (Apr 27, 1999, 13:06)
"How, inside four years, a startup went from a bedroom
enterprise to a possible Windows killer."
PC Week: Enterprise vendors line up
behind Red Hat Linux
distribution (Apr 27, 1999, 12:37)
"A cluster of Linux announcements this week, including Red Hat
Software Inc.'s latest distribution of the operating system,
underscores the reality that major enterprise vendors are seriously
committed to the platform."
PRNewswire: ActiveNames Announces Release of Linux/Unix Version (Apr 27, 1999, 11:45)
"ActiveNames is a free and easy-to-use method of managing the
constantly changing and multiplying e-mail addresses of friends,
family, and business associates."
WebReference.com Style Watch: Internet Explorer 5.0: With Style, Finally? (Apr 27, 1999, 11:45)
An in-depth review of IE 5 "from the HTML and CSS author's point
of view". Conclusion, based largely on a lack of standards
compliance that the author finds inexcusable: "Style Watch
officially gives Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Release Version,
the complete Thumbs Down Treatment."
BW: Red Hat Software Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement
With Ariel Corp. (Apr 27, 1999, 11:45)
"Ariel To Provide Linux-Based PCI Remote Access Solutions For
Red Hat's ISP and Enterprise Customers."
Richard Stallman -- New maintenance team for GCC (Apr 27, 1999, 11:34)
"The EGCS Steering Committee is taking over..."
BW: Cybernet Announces NetMAX Linux Beta at ISPCON Spring '99 (Apr 27, 1999, 11:23)
"Cybernet Systems Corporation announced that NetMAX for Linux
product is now available for beta release."
Business Week: Linux Takes Off -- But Where Is It Really Going? (Apr 27, 1999, 11:03)
"After a slow gestation, the free operating system is quickly
maturing. It's ultimate fate, however, is far from certain."
BW: Informix Experiences Widespread Interest In Linux
Product Line (Apr 27, 1999, 11:02)
"Company to Extend "$99 For 99 Days" Pricing Promotion, Expand
Marketing and Support Relationship with Red Hat Software."
The State: Corel tries to challenge
Microsoft with Linux (Apr 27, 1999, 10:50)
"Is the expected beta release of Corel software for Linux this
August further evidence that Linux will challenge Microsoft in the
MKS Announces Linux Support for MKS Source Integrity (Apr 27, 1999, 10:38)
"Market's fastest growing SCM tool immediately available for
Segfault: The Crying Game: A Response to SCO's CEO (Apr 27, 1999, 09:51)
SCO CEO Doug Michels accused
Red Hat of "fraud" for selling Linux. Recap accuses Doug Michels of
being a cry baby.
Linux kernel 2.0.37-pre11 released (Apr 27, 1999, 09:15)
Further development on the 2.0 series...
Salon: Microsoft's flawed Linux vs. NT shootout (Apr 27, 1999, 03:14)
"... what really has the Linux community incensed is the way
Mindcraft apparently went about seeking information and help from
BW: Cygnus to Deliver GNUPro Software for Intel's Future IA-64 Processors (Apr 27, 1999, 02:12)
"Industry Leading Linux Development Tools Now Span All Key Intel
PRNewswire: SGI Contributes Media Management Software to Open Source Community (Apr 27, 1999, 02:07)
"By utilizing open source resource sharing, storage management
vendors can reduce application development costs.."
BW: Chumbo.com, First Major Online Software Retailer to Offer Linux Store (Apr 27, 1999, 01:59)
"Chumbo.com Becomes Ultimate Web Source for Commercial Linux
PRNewswire: Nuance Ships SpeechObjects with Open Source Code (Apr 27, 1999, 01:49)
"... to Enable Rapid, Easy, and Cost-Effective Development of
Nuance ships open-source tools for rapid speech recognition application
development (Apr 27, 1999, 01:44)
PRNewswire: At Nuc '99, Nuance Shows Products and Services to
Make Speech Recognition Application Development Faster, Cheaper and
Fairfax IT: Nathan Cochrane -- Booch-speak: keep it simple, stupid (Apr 27, 1999, 01:25)
"Operating systems have become commodities and Linux is an
example of that." -- Grady Booch
ComputerWorld: SCO's Michels Blasts 'Punk Kids' Linux' (Apr 27, 1999, 00:30)
"Linux is a religion... I'm not a religion; I'm a commercial