Linux News for May 28, 1999
The Economist: Symbian's friends (May 28, 1999, 22:57)
"Because of its mighty parents [Matsushita, Nokia, Motorola, and
Ericsson], Symbian is a potential powerhouse that threatens to lock
Microsoft out of a market that could reach 150m [million] devices
by 2005 and may be even more important for the development of the
Internet than set-top boxes."
Featured Website: TuxFinder (May 28, 1999, 22:54)
"We aim to be the best site for finding what you, as a Linux
devotee, don't want to waste your time writing. Why reinvent the
wheel to make some silly driver when you could play Quake III ? Or
watch the latest Star Wars trailer for the twenty-third time?"
LinuxWorld: WinModems and WinPrinters: a lose-lose situation for Linux (May 28, 1999, 21:24)
"Don't be a WinDoofus -- and don't buy one, either."
CRN: Microsoft Plans To Fold Secure Media Player Into Windows (May 28, 1999, 20:58)
"While the high-tech, recording and consumer electronics
industries seek a standard for selling secure digital music over
the Web,Microsoft Corp. is plotting a course for folding its
alternative into the Windows operating system."
Linux Knowledge Base Displays New Banners (May 28, 1999, 20:56)
"Two days ago we posted a message stating that the Linux
Knowledge Base had a banner inventory shortage..."
The danger of the "flame" game (May 28, 1999, 20:53)
"I can now list three things not to start conversations with
strangers: Religion, Politics, Linux Desktops"
IBM to offer Visual Age for Java beta for download (May 28, 1999, 20:48)
"IBM is offering a technical preview of VisualAge for Java,
Professional Edition for Linux. CDs will be available at the
JavaOne** show in San Francisco from 15 through 18 June, and Web
downloads will follow."
Paul Ferris -- The shot heard round the world (May 28, 1999, 20:46)
"We are pioneers, fighting for our own survival, for the freedom
to choose a different way of thinking, for the creation of new open
M2: Silicon.com poll confirms Linux is ready for business (May 28, 1999, 20:46)
"* 71 per cent of viewers say Linux operating system is ready
for corporate use but lacks desktop applications"
LinuxWorld: Securing Linux, Part 1 (May 28, 1999, 20:08)
"Michael H. Warfield gets you started with elementary Linux
Linux kernel 2.2.9-ac1 released (May 28, 1999, 16:50)
"This is sort of "by request". I'm still seeing weirdnesses with
hangs in both 2.2.9 and 2.2.9ac1 on one box when load testing hard.
On the other hand it passes the new Civilisation:CTP testing
proceedure just fine."
BW: Vovida Networks Teams With Equivalence to Expedite Free Open H.323 Stack (May 28, 1999, 16:24)
"... expected summer availability of the Annex F voice component
of a free, opensource, H.323 stack based upon the Linux operating
system and Win32."
The Multilingual Gnome (May 28, 1999, 15:36)
Being multilingual is not always an advantage.
ZDNet: The FUD factor (May 28, 1999, 15:29)
Mary Jo Foley, long-time Microsoft watcher, raises the issue of
journalist responsibility in spreading FUD--and solicits
your suggestions on what reporters can do to separate fact
IndyBox Systems slashes prices (May 28, 1999, 15:21)
"... staying focused on providing the lowest cost of ownership,
while being able to meet the demand for support and service..."
Gear Software is porting CD mastering software to Linux. (May 28, 1999, 14:58)
"... welcome news to everyone who uses a number of legacy CD
Call for Participation: Secure Linux Distribution (May 28, 1999, 14:49)
"We are looking for people, organisations and businesses wanting
to help with creating the secure Linux distribution."
LinuxPR: ZD Events hosts Open Source Forum (May 28, 1999, 13:50)
"The Open Source Forum, to be held June 30 - July 1, 1999 at
Palmer Auditorium in Austin, TX, is designed for the enterprise IT
management audience who needs to understand the business and
technical issues of evaluating, implementing and supporting open
BW: Free Keyboards for Grads (May 28, 1999, 12:50)
"PFU Offers 20 Units of 'Happy Hacking Keyboard' as a Gift to
College andUniversity Class of 1999 Graduates."
Washington Post: Use the Source -- The Linux story (May 28, 1999, 12:28)
"... it's grown from one hacker's hobby to an operating system
used by millions..."
Zope Portal Toolkit (May 28, 1999, 11:54)
"Digital Creations,... announced the release of its Zope Portal
Toolkit, a service facility that extends the power of the company's
InfoWorld: Blair backs down on U.K. key-escrow encryption (May 28, 1999, 11:48)
"... has decided to drop a proposal that would have required
anyone sending an encrypted message to supply the means to
unscramble the message to a third party or the police."
Internet Week: IBM Woos Linux Developers (May 28, 1999, 11:16)
"IBM is readying a Linux version of its VisualAge for Java
application development tool..."
Source Code Engineering Tool for C/C++/Java teams (May 28, 1999, 09:55)
"... the first web architected solution for enterprise-wide
Linux Counter passes 100.000 users (May 28, 1999, 09:46)
Have you registered yet?
Variety of Red Hat Linux Updates (May 28, 1999, 07:52)
Y2K fix, mod_perl and php3, and SPARC kernel updates...
fatbrain.com: Guest Interview with Linus Torvalds (May 28, 1999, 01:45)
"I didn't make much money off of it, but I can do whatever I
want to do."
PRNewswire: TUCOWS Acquired by Steinmetz Technology Holding International (May 28, 1999, 01:16)
"New Company TUCOWS.com to be Formed."
LinuxPR: Red Hat's GeekWorld Goes Live (May 28, 1999, 01:09)
"As day four of Red Hat's GeekWorld begins, the six geeky
participants have achieved just about everything but a
Wired: New Motions in Caldera v. MS (May 28, 1999, 00:55)
"I think we have plenty of evidence to go on," Caldera CEO Bryan
PC World: Caldera Calls Microsoft License Anticompetitive (May 28, 1999, 00:48)
"Did Microsoft's bundle muscle push DR-DOS off the market?"