Linux News for May 31, 1999
Internet Week: E-Biz Bucks Lost Under SSL Strain (May 31, 1999, 23:29)
"... a typical Pentium server configuration running Linux and
Apache, which at full capacity can handle about 322 connections per
second of standard HTTP traffic, fell to about 24 connections per
second when handling a full load of SSL traffic."
Linux Eve at Beijing, China (May 31, 1999, 21:00)
"... this party gathered around several hundreds of Linux fans,
Chinese Linux developers and attracted the sight from news media,
and commercial companies."
Silicon.com: Compaq stands firm on Linux (May 31, 1999, 19:34)
"Compaq... won't abandon the free operating system simply
because of pressure from Microsoft."
Slashdot: Rasterman leaves Red Hat (May 31, 1999, 19:22)
"I am so glad to get out of ths [sic] creativity-stifling
environemnt [sic] of RHAD..." LABS..."
Sierra Studios Asks Customers What to Port (May 31, 1999, 17:12)
"Linux gamers are encouraged to visit Sierra Studio's website...
and show Sierra... that a gaming community does exist in the Linux
LA Times: Pulling Off a Hat Trick (May 31, 1999, 14:03)
"Surveying the company's brand-new office where rows of
computers stand ready for a new crop of employees and a work crew
outside plants bushes in the sultry North Carolina sun, Red Hat
Software Inc. Chief Executive Bob Young has a frightening thought:
How can he pay for all this by selling free software?"
Linux Journal: Book Review -- The UNIX CD Bookshelf (May 31, 1999, 11:38)
"The UNIX CD Bookshelf is a must for any UNIX beginner who
hasn't been previously exposed to the usefulness of these wonderful
Microsoft's Ballmer: "Apache is simply better!" (May 31, 1999, 11:25)
"In an interesting twist of MS's strategy (after the Mindcraft
incident), Steve Ballmer admitted during a keynote address in
Austria that 'Apache is simply better.'"
Linux Journal: Book Review -- UNIX awk and sed Programmer's Interactive Workbook (May 31, 1999, 11:04)
"I find it hard to recommend this book to anyone." -- Paul
Security Portal: Better Network Security Through Peer Pressure (May 31, 1999, 08:50)
"Stopping Smurf and Spam"
CPUReview: OpenLinux 2.2: A First Look (May 31, 1999, 07:37)
"Two weeks ago I reviewed RedHat 6.0 - a review which generated
more interest than any other previous review at this site. I
received A LOT of e-mail about the RH6 review; and quite a few of
the people who wrote asked for a review of Caldera's OpenLinux
PostgreSQL 6.4.2-5 RPM released (May 31, 1999, 02:50)
Postgresql user-base is 10 times that of linux as it runs on
almost all platforms and all OSes.
linux-biz hits 400 (May 31, 1999, 02:44)
The linux-biz WWW site lists companies and other enterprises
that use Linux in a mission critical setting.
ICS' BX PRO Now Available on Red Hat Linux V6.0 (May 31, 1999, 02:15)
Industry's Leading GUI Builder Keeps Pace with Quickly Evolving
Linux Journal July 1999 (May 31, 1999, 02:09)
The July 1999 issue of Linux Journal (#63) will be mailed from
the printers in Waseca, Minnesota on June 12, 1999.
Slackware 4.0, Red Hat 6.0 Systems (May 31, 1999, 02:04)
Sunset Systems announces availability of preconfigured Linux
machines running the very latest distributions from Red Hat or
Announcing Slackware Linux 4.0! (May 31, 1999, 02:00)
Official release announcement.
Free Software Bazaar --Digest-- (May 31, 1999, 01:50)
"... the Free Software Bazaar... allows people to offer money
for the completion of free software projects."
AsiaBizTech: Linux Basic Training Class Gains Popularity (May 31, 1999, 00:45)
"At Business Show '99... a free "Linux Training Class" proved to
be especially popular."
My-opensource.org (Malaysia): My-OpenSource Booth Event Report for INFOSOC EXPO 99 (May 31, 1999, 00:33)
"INFOSOC Expo 99 (May 20-23, 1999) was... to be a new generation
expo uniquely position to showcase the latest technologies,
applications and local innovation from