Linux News for Apr 28, 1999
FairfaxIT: Sun's Hotspot close to release after long delay (Apr 28, 1999, 23:48)
"Sun Microsystems said it had underestimated the work involved
in putting together its Hotspot "turbo boost" technology for
programs written with Java."
InfoWorld: Caldera unveils evidence in Microsoft case (Apr 28, 1999, 23:17)
"Caldera presented evidence it said supports its claims that
Microsoft tried to eliminate DR-DOS as a rival to MS-DOS by
illegally tying MS-DOS to Windows..."
CNET News.com: VA adds Linux to the masthead (Apr 28, 1999, 23:10)
"Linux computer seller VA Research has renamed itself VA Linux
Systems and is acquiring two other Linux companies, Linux Hardware
Solutions and Enlightenment Solutions..."
Microsoft Joins Internet2 Coalition to Help Build the Next Generation of the Internet (Apr 28, 1999, 22:06)
"Microsoft Will Contribute Resources and Collaborate With
University Researchers To Enable Revolutionary Internet Technology
Wine 990426 has been released (Apr 28, 1999, 21:59)
Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.
Kernel Traffic #16 Is Available (Apr 28, 1999, 21:58)
A weekly summary of events on the Linux-Kernel mailing list
TheAustralian: Webified Microsoft banks on Win 2000 (Apr 28, 1999, 17:01)
Was he taken out the back and shot, or given a 10 minute head
start before the dogs were unleashed? Whatever did happen to the
poor guy who crashed Bill Gates's computer in front of the TV
Linux Country has Red Hat ISO images available (Apr 28, 1999, 17:00)
Burn your own Red Hat CD with this image.
PegaSoft Canada - Linux portal site for professional Linux developers (Apr 28, 1999, 15:03)
"The PegaSoft Portal contains hundreds of links to
justlinux.com launches My justlinux, a personalized start page (Apr 28, 1999, 14:48)
justlinux.com, the complete guide to the
rapidly growing Linux community, today launched my
justlinux, a personalized start page on steroids.
Linux kernel 2.2.7 released (Apr 28, 1999, 14:08)
The latest production Linux kernel.
International Symposium on Wearable Computers October 18-19, 1999 (Apr 28, 1999, 14:03)
Call for participation new deadline June 7.
Hopkins FBI game is available now. (Apr 28, 1999, 13:54)
"Special Agent Hopkins has just been put on the biggest case of
Wired: VA Buys Part of Linux Hardware (Apr 28, 1999, 13:31)
"Continuing its rapid expansion, Linux leader VA Research has
signed a letter of intent to acquire assets of Linux Hardware
BW: Penguin Computing to Ship All Machines With Red
Hat 6.0 (Apr 28, 1999, 13:14)
"The newest version, released earlier this week, will offer
Penguin's customers even greater performance and support with the
reliability and flexibility they've come to expect from the Linux
Chernobyl virus wipes out Windows computers worldwide (Apr 28, 1999, 13:14)
Washington Post and BBC News are reporting on this Windows-based
virus that has wipes out hundreds of thousands of computers.
Fortune: Betting On Linux (Apr 28, 1999, 12:28)
"An Investing Guy Tries to Figure Out This Linux Business"
Fortune: The Dreyfuss Report: Some Promising Software
for Linux (Apr 28, 1999, 12:28)
"Despite its maverick status, Linux has enormous momentum."
Caldera updates bash package (Apr 28, 1999, 10:37)
OpenLinux 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2 are vulnerable.
Caldera updates COAS package (Apr 28, 1999, 10:37)
OpenLinux 2.2 is vulnerable.
Upside.com: All Qt on the Western Front (Apr 28, 1999, 10:27)
"Things seem peaceful now. The Gnome project is finally out of
beta. The KDE folks are basking in the glory of their recent
"Innovation of the Year" award at Germany's CeBIT conference, the
world's largest computer fair..."
VA Research Announces Strategic Acquisition and Corporate Reorganization (Apr 28, 1999, 10:04)
Here is the official press release for VA Research's
Cygnus to Deliver GNUPRO Software for Intel's Future IA-64 Processors (Apr 28, 1999, 10:02)
"Industry Leading Linux Development Tools Now Span All Key Intel
VNU Net: Linux tempts back Sinclair (Apr 28, 1999, 09:32)
"Inventor and entrepreneur Sir Clive Sinclair is planning a
return to the IT market with a low-price portable machine based on
Linux and non-Intel chips, writes Robert Juman Blincoe."
Rediff on the Net: Conscience for the poor. Free! (Apr 28, 1999, 09:27)
"Most Indian PCs run illegal software. For many, honesty could
only mean a free meal. Srikant Sreenivasan cooks one with open
source and freeware."
BW: UC Berkeley Announces a Conference April 30 (Apr 28, 1999, 00:30)
Linus Torvalds will be a featured guest speaker.
The MetaChart updated (Apr 28, 1999, 00:01)
The infamous "Linux vs Windows NT" metachart has been updated
with "important companies and what they think of Linux."
Rediff on the Net: Conscience for the poor. Free! (Mar 18, 1999, 00:09)
"The open source revolution of 1998 saw Linux emerge as a strong
alternative operating system that is both high on performance and