Linux News for May 27, 1999
Ganymede 0.99.1 released (May 27, 1999, 23:44)
"Ganymede is a GPL'ed network directory management system
written in Java, providing support for team management of NIS, DNS,
Magic Giveaway Now Available Via Download From Its Website (May 27, 1999, 22:51)
"For a limited time only, Magic Software Enterprises is offering
free limited development and deployment licenses of Magic for
Linux-Mandrake 6.0 (Venus) released (May 27, 1999, 22:44)
We wish to provide a very attractive, easy-to-use, Linux System
for both newbies to computers and people who are already
TipOfTheWeek web site with new design (May 27, 1999, 22:22)
"It is now in beta test, and I hope everyone who happens to find
something that doesn't work (except the search link which isn't
implemented yet) please e-mail me a bug report."
Do Linux advocates have anything to fear from Microsoft? (May 27, 1999, 20:50)
"the Redmond based company has declared war on Linux and the
Open Source Software movement."
Chicago Tribune: Silicon Prairie: GeekWorld 99 (May 27, 1999, 20:23)
"Editors note: When Silicon Prairie got wind of Geekworld '99, a
Red Hat Software contest in which a random group of Penguinheads
were chosen for an all-expenses paid retreat to a T1-wired beach
house in North Carolina, we knew we had to be there. After all, we
knew many of you would want to be there. We sent Silicon Prairie
contributing reporter Jason Compton (a sometimes geek, himself) to
live it up with the Coke-swilling party of six Linux
Seattle PI: Microsoft action underscores war of operating systems (May 27, 1999, 17:21)
"In the past, Microsoft has publicly scoffed at the notion that
Linux... poses any threat..."
SRO: E-smith Targets Linux Resellers (May 27, 1999, 14:30)
"Canadian firm offers communications server for small and
Ludus Design releases its first game, Quadra (May 27, 1999, 14:11)
Quadra is an action puzzle game both for Windows and Linux.
PRNewswire: Industry Leaders to Assess Linux as Solutions for Enterprise Business (May 27, 1999, 13:03)
"The Open Source Forum will be held June 30 -- July 1, 1999 at
Palmer Auditorium in Austin, TX."
LinuxPR: Pacific HiTech Announces Largest Deployment of IBM Netfinity Servers Running Linux (May 27, 1999, 11:35)
"The deployment... at Kyoto Sangyo University...involves more
than 600 IBM Netfinity 3000 servers..."
BW: EBIZ to Offer Dual Boot, Linux and/or MS Windows 98 on Element -L System Line (May 27, 1999, 11:29)
"Customer demand and a growing interest in Linux has influenced
our decision to offer these Dual Boot computers."
PRNewswire: Internet's Busiest Software Archive Reaches New Download Milestone (May 27, 1999, 11:21)
"Walnut Creek CDROM, Inc. announced today that...
ftp://ftp.cdrom.com has surpassed the one trillion bytes (one
terabyte) milestone of files downloaded per day from a single
BW: Dell Broadens Linux Offering; Linux Applications Available from Gigabuys.com (May 27, 1999, 11:13)
"Factory-Installation Of Red Hat Linux 6.0 Expands to Europe,
Planned for Asia-Pacific Region."
BW: Penguin Computing Announces the Industry's First 1U Rackmount for Linux (May 27, 1999, 10:59)
"... believed to be the world's smallest Intel-based rackmount
LA Weekly: Pro-Choice Computing (May 27, 1999, 10:37)
"A few months ago, I wrote an article about my single
frustration with the Linux operating system: To wit, it cannot run
More and More Linux Expo pictures (May 27, 1999, 09:55)
Linux Expo enters history as the Linux event with the most
pictures ever taken of it.
Kernel Traffic #20 Is Out (May 27, 1999, 09:45)
Washington Post: Rivals' Gains May Help Microsoft's Case (May 27, 1999, 09:45)
"The Linux operating system was a speck on the horizon. The
marriage of America Online Inc. and Netscape Communications Corp.
hadn't happened. And hand-held computers that connected to the
Internet were still on the drawing board."
Linux for arabic language (May 27, 1999, 09:25)
Arabic is now available at the console or in X, and there is an
"aramosaic" web browser for Linux.
The Globe and Mail: Linux opens windows of opportunity (May 27, 1999, 09:19)
"Upstart operating system gives Microsoft dissidents an escape
PC Week: Judge: Microsoft doesn't have to pass Sun's Java tests (May 27, 1999, 09:17)
"U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte, who is overseeing the Sun
Microsystems Inc. vs. Microsoft Corp. suit over Java, has
tentatively ruled that, under certain conditions, Microsoft (MSFT)
does not have to pass Sun's Java compatibility tests for
'independently developed works.'"
Linux Documentation Project HOWTOs updated (May 27, 1999, 09:04)
Several major and minor HOWTO updates from the LDP have been
ZDNN/Reuters: Caldera, Microsoft battle over DR-DOS (May 27, 1999, 00:06)
"In Tuesday's session Caldera lawyers pressed their claim that
Microsoft... competed unfairly..."