Linux News for Apr 30, 1999
Seattle Times: The Microsoft files: shifting alliances, cutthroat deals (Apr 30, 1999, 19:59)
"Finally, it was Netscape Communications technical guru Marc
Andreessen's turn to tell, under oath, his version of a fateful
June 21, 1995, meeting with Microsoft."
GCN: Corel offers free WordPerfect 8 version for Linix (Apr 30, 1999, 19:54)
"The freeware Linux operating system has had... few
commercial-quality applications. That is changing rapidly, thanks
in no small part to Corel Corp..."
Korea Herald: U.S. software delegation due in Seoul (Apr 30, 1999, 19:44)
"... The visiting companies are Free Software Foundation, which
develops Linux-related systems..."
CRN: Caldera Vs. Microsoft Battle Heats Up (Apr 30, 1999, 17:58)
"Microsoft's legal problems may rest, but they rarely
CNET News.com: Two more feast on new Linux kernel (Apr 30, 1999, 17:53)
"Pacific HiTech and SuSE, two of the biggest commercial sellers
of the Linux operating system, are refreshing their product lines
to incorporate the latest Linux kernel."
Mark Russinovich on Linux Versus Windows NT and Benchmark Reliability (Apr 30, 1999, 16:50)
Reprinted by permission from Windows NT Magazine UPDATE
EE Times: ISPcon Opens Door To Small-Scale Routers (Apr 30, 1999, 14:27)
Ariel and Maple are offering Linux-based products.
Internet Week: Linux Vendor Buys Rival And Restructures (Apr 30, 1999, 14:02)
Some good quotes from Larry Augustin on the specific goals of
the new VA Linux Labs division.
PC Week: Sun blames MS as Java ISO plans die (Apr 30, 1999, 13:16)
"International Standards Organization drops request to develop
More on the Free Software Continuum (Apr 30, 1999, 11:58)
This article is a potpouri of reader responses to various
open-source issues edited by Norm Jacobowitz.
Newsbytes: Caldera Responds To Microsoft Dismissal Motions (Apr 30, 1999, 11:12)
"Caldera's antitrust suit has been pending against Microsoft
since July, 1996..."
Wired: Sun U-Turns on Open Java Plan (Apr 30, 1999, 10:58)
"Sun Microsystems has decided against opening its Java
programming language as an international standard..."
Seattle Times: Microsoft trial: Depositions show waffling by firm's witnesses (Apr 30, 1999, 10:52)
"... When being questioned by government attorneys before the
trial, Stork acted as if uttering the words "Internet browser" were
a bad omen..."
LA Times: Microsoft Fails to Find Defense in Deposition (Apr 30, 1999, 10:47)
"Microsoft Corp.'s hopes of uncovering a smoking gun in the
America Online-Netscape merger went unrealized Wednesday after
nearly three hours of questioning of a Netscape executive..."
LA Times: E-Mails Show Gates, Others Plotting to Thwart OS Rivals (Apr 30, 1999, 10:41)
"A small software company pursuing a private antitrust suit
against Microsoft Corp. submitted a 188-page document in U.S.
District Court in Utah on Wednesday that offered dramatic evidence
supporting charges that Microsoft has engaged in predatory
32BitsOnline: Rant Mode (Apr 30, 1999, 10:38)
"I'm sick and tired of reading reviews about... bla bla bla bla
you are expected to use an arcane command line. Other than that
Linux is so darn powerful..."
Bleeding Edge: Red Hat Linux 6.0 Released (Apr 30, 1999, 10:32)
"Many new features are touted in this latest
32BitsOnline: Linuxcare adds Mac support (Apr 30, 1999, 10:25)
"Linuxcare has announced that they will be extending their
technical support services to support Linux for PPC."
C-Forge IDE v1.2-3 is out (Apr 30, 1999, 10:17)
This is a functionality cleanup release - everyone should
32BitsOnline: Interview: LIMP Project (Apr 30, 1999, 10:03)
"The LIMP (Linux Image Montage Project) is a grassroots project
with the aim of creating a snapshot of the Linux community."
Submit Linux related job postings (Apr 30, 1999, 08:25)
Linux Today offers companies who need to employ Linux or Free
Software workers the opportunity to detail their job posting on
EDN Access: Can Linux crash the gates? (Apr 30, 1999, 08:19)
"The Linux OS has emerged as David to Microsoft's goliath.
However, it's still unclear how this story will end."
Christian Science Monitor: Everyone owns it. No one controls it. (Apr 30, 1999, 00:05)
"Upstart Linux's open code is challenging Microsoft's domination
of computer software."