Linux News for Jun 23, 1999
VARBusiness: Linux Nudges Into Storage (Jun 23, 1999, 23:58)
"No longer a hacker's OS, Linux is the latest request from VARs
The Register: Linux alliance fights against Euro software patents (Jun 23, 1999, 21:25)
"The subject is due to come up on Thursday at the Intellectual
Property Conference in Paris, where moving to a US-style patent
model will be discussed."
Kernel Traffic #24 Is Out (Jun 23, 1999, 21:16)
Mercury Center/Reuters: Linux start-ups could fuel new IPO craze (Jun 23, 1999, 21:06)
"Linux, the renegade version of the Unix operating system --
given away over the Internet and maintained by a group of far-flung
programmers -- has such a following that its creator Torvalds is as
idolized as some rock stars. Now, some Linux start-up firms hope
the growing Linux momentum will translate into capital and
investors will line up to buy their stock."
CNET News.com: Dell considers Unix, Linux options (Jun 23, 1999, 16:31)
"Dell Computer could take a big step toward Unix and away from
Microsoft's back-end operating system when Intel's 64-bit
processors arrive next year..."
Open Source XML Application Server Beta Released (Jun 23, 1999, 15:59)
Planet 7 Technologies today announced the Beta Release of their
XML Application Server for Java on Linux and Windows NT.
Linus Torvalds State of Linux Report At USENIX (Jun 23, 1999, 15:54)
At the USENIX conference last week Linus gave an informal report
on the current state of Linux development to hundreds of
ZDNet: Jesse Berst -- Why Windows 2000 Is Already A Failure (Jun 23, 1999, 15:51)
"In public, Microsoft trumpets the new Windows 2000 as an
amazing achievement. In private, it treats it like a failure."
Linux Orbit covers "FUD Storm 1999, the summer of FUD" (Jun 23, 1999, 15:47)
"... the Linux community can expect wave after stormy wave of
spin, FUD and backpedaling from the wizards of Redmond."
Fairfax IT: An open mind on open source (Jun 23, 1999, 15:25)
"SIX years ago the company I work with decided that opensource
operating systems were a good bet."
Linux Kernel 2.3.8 released (Jun 23, 1999, 15:17)
"... acts a lot more stable and pretty much finishes up the
cleanup issues." -- Linus Torvalds
UpsideToday: TurboLinux Plants Flag in RedHat Country (Jun 23, 1999, 15:05)
"Why would IBM choose this relatively little-known distribution
over more obvious candidates like Red Hat..."
PRNewswire: The Industry Standard Officially Inaugurates The NET 21 Honors (Jun 23, 1999, 14:55)
"Newsmagazine Editors Publish Choices for the 21 Most
Influential People in the Internet Economy."
BW: Sandstorm Enterprises Introduces TCP.demux, a TCP/IP Session Reassembler (Jun 23, 1999, 14:41)
"... designed to make network monitors, such as "tcpdump",
"snoop", and "Sniffer Basic" more useful."
IDG/Linus Torvalds $25,000 Community Award (Jun 23, 1999, 14:24)
An open call to high school and college students everywhere!
BW: VServers Announces Addition of VServer RAQ2 to Web Hosting Services (Jun 23, 1999, 14:07)
"The Cobalt RaQ 2 comes pre-configured with the Apache Web
server, and provides tools that allow Perl scripting..."
PRNewswire: Open Source Forum Attracting IT Executives from Leading Companies (Jun 23, 1999, 14:02)
"... executives from Ford Motor Company, FedEx, Southwest
Airlines, Bell South, AT&T, Bank of America, Intel, IBM,
Sprint, JComputer, Xerox Corp., Novartis, Riverton Motor Co.,
Frontier Communications, TX Dept. of Transportation, University of
Nebraska, and more will be in attendance."
Linux Resources: Into the Belly of the Beast (Jun 23, 1999, 13:36)
"Eric S. Raymond was the invited guest of Microsoft... and lives
to tell about it."
IT-Director: Linux goes thin with Hard Hat (Jun 23, 1999, 13:24)
"Despite the fact that the Linux licensing model ought to be
very attractive to the 'thin device' industry, there has not yet
been a major Linux initiative in this area. There is now, as
Solectron teams up with MontaVista Software..."
Reuters: Judge compares Microsoft to Wal-Mart in trial (Jun 23, 1999, 13:24)
"Schmalensee... said the Linux operating system was attracting
capital and writers."
ZDNet UK: PC Expo: What'll kill the PC and runs on Linux/BeOS? (Jun 23, 1999, 12:52)
"There's a new PC killer at this week's PC Expo in New York.
It's called the iToaster, from a small computer manufacturer named
UPDATED: Information Week: The Lessons Of MP3 (Jun 23, 1999, 12:16)
"Internet technology and open-source software are like forces of
nature--they can't be controlled, but they can be used as a power
source to drive business."
UPDATED: Infoworld Circulating Petition to Halt UCITA (Jun 23, 1999, 12:07)
"... the recent attempt by Microsoft and other software
companies to reform the US Uniform Commercial Code."
InfoWorld: If you're going to help us stop UCITA, you must act now (Jun 23, 1999, 12:07)
"... our e-mail petition opposing the immediate enactment of the
Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) garnered more
than 1,000 virtual signatures in its first week. They're still
Microsoft.com: Industry Benchmarks Show Windows NT Server 4.0 Outperforms Linux (Jun 23, 1999, 10:58)
"Microsoft has received many questions about how Windows NT
Server 4.0 meets customer performance requirements when compared
with Linux. This paper addresses these inquiries..."
BW: Red Hat Expands Professional Support Services for Corporate Linux Users (Jun 23, 1999, 10:45)
"Developed and offered through its relationship with Collective
Technologies (Austin, TX)..."
LinuxMall: The Cathedral and the Bizarre, Pt. 2 (Jun 23, 1999, 10:36)
Eric Raymond talks about his
recent visit to Microsoft.
Internet Week: Open-Source Politics, And Just What Is GNU? (Jun 23, 1999, 01:57)
Stallman... poured kerosene on a raging flame war in the Linux
developer community by insisting that finished Linux systems should
be referred to as "GNU/Linux"..."
Red Hat Security Advisory: Update to PHP 3.0.9 (mod_php3) (Jun 23, 1999, 01:34)
"Red Hat Linux 6.0 shipped with PHP 3.0.7. This release of PHP
had some problems with glibc 2.1."
Red Hat Security Advisory: KDE update for Red Hat Linux 6.0 (Jun 23, 1999, 01:28)
"Several security holes have been closed, and other bugs noted
in the original RPMs have been corrected."
Corel's Contributions to the Wine Project (Jun 23, 1999, 00:20)
Wine is an open source implementation of the
MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ® 95/Microsoft Windows
NTÂ® application programming interfaces (API) that runs
on X Windows and LinuxÂ®. Corel dedicated a team of paid
engineers to the Wine project in January 1999.