Linux News for Jun 25, 1999
CNET News.com: Makers of cheap machines flock to free Be (Jun 25, 1999, 19:59)
"Be Incorporated appears to be gaining popularity as a way for
computer makers to build an ultra-cheap computer without paying the
'Microsoft tax.' "
CNN: BeOS PCs for the rest of us (Jun 25, 1999, 19:57)
"AST Computer on Tuesday introduced what it called the first
high-performance system to incorporate BeOS, an alternative to
Windows and Linux that optimizes digital media applications."
Sm@rt Reseller: Linux Vs. NT, Round Two: And The Winner Is... (Jun 25, 1999, 18:54)
"Latest Mindcraft benchmark is still not to the liking of open
PC Week: Will Microsoft 'open up'? (Jun 25, 1999, 18:44)
"As the parties in the U.S. Department of Justice vs. Microsoft
Corp. antitrust trial embark on a nearly three-month hiatus before
closing arguments in late September, the question of remedies is
yet again rearing its head."
IT Week: IBM's cheap Linux server (Jun 25, 1999, 16:11)
"IBM is backing its commitment to the Linux operating system
with an ultra-low-cost Unix server."
PC Week: PC Week Labs' tests show what path Linux must take (Jun 25, 1999, 15:41)
"After a tortuous five days of tests,... Windows NT 4.0 still
beat Linux using the Apache Web server and Samba in every
CNET News.com: Virus hit fewer machines, did more damage (Jun 25, 1999, 15:33)
"Antivirus experts say that although the Worm.ExploreZip worm
penetrated fewer machines than earlier viruses, it did far more
damage to its victims."
InfoWorld: Warning for new 'Heathen.A' virus released (Jun 25, 1999, 14:22)
Network Associates is warning Microsoft Word 97 users about a
'medium risk' virus that replicates itself across Word 97 files,
but does not destroy data.
Linuxpower.org: Review of Civilization: Call to Power (Jun 25, 1999, 14:19)
"Loki has definitely done a good job on this port and I look
forward to their future titles."
CNET News.com: AOL, Microworkz talks signal "ISP-PC" convergence (Jun 25, 1999, 13:09)
"Without service coming in, a set-top box is useless..."
Bull releases Open Source Enterprise Java Beans (Jun 25, 1999, 12:57)
The announcement was made during the Europe Japan Conference on
Linux and Free Software yesterday.
IDG.net: Linux Distributor SuSE Eyes IPO (Jun 25, 1999, 12:49)
"... SuSE GmbH has publicly released its revenue for the first
time... a step toward an initial public offering..."
Caldera Security Advisory 17 (Jun 25, 1999, 12:33)
KDE comes with... a program for locking your KDE session... A
very specific sequence of events will provoke a segmentation
fault,... thus unlocking the session.
Linux Professional Institute News for June 24, 1999 (Jun 25, 1999, 12:19)
Greetings! It's time again to update you all on what's been
happening within various parts of LPI.
Open Source Goes Enterprise (Jun 25, 1999, 12:15)
"During the Europe Japan Conference on Linux and Free Software,
leading enterprises and software publishers announced their plans
to go Open Source."
Linux-Mandrake 6.0 updates (Jun 25, 1999, 11:56)
Some new security fixes packages are available: kdenetwork,
Andover News: Invisible Linux (Jun 25, 1999, 11:34)
"There is no obvious way for me to tell that Linux, instead of
Windows, is the operating system I'm running right now."
UPDATED: A summarized survey of OS usage (Jun 25, 1999, 10:51)
"Linux is competing head to head with MS OS-es in Ireland, Czech
Republic, Slovakia, Romania, France, Denmark, Norway, Italy and
LPI German Chapter organizational meeting at LinuxTag (Jun 25, 1999, 09:54)
There is growing interest in the creation of a German "chapter"
of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI).
GlobeTechnology.com: Software makers board Linux bandwagon (Jun 25, 1999, 09:51)
"Firms such as tiny e-smith could become the norm with growth of
the new, freely available operating system."
Yahoo!/AP: Source: AOL, MicroWorkz in Talks (Jun 25, 1999, 09:40)
"The talks... could have important implications in the
Microsoft... antitrust trial... as MicroWorkz's... machines don't
CNET News.com: Dell workstations to include Rambus memory (Jun 25, 1999, 09:35)
"Dell is "still investigating how proactive we should be" in
spurring Linux development..."
Qt 2.0 released (Jun 25, 1999, 09:07)
"Qt 2.0 introduces a wide range of major new features as well as
substantial improvements over the 1.x series. The documentation has
been significally extended and improved."
E-Commerce Times: Red Hat Expands Support for Corporate Linux Users (Jun 25, 1999, 07:25)
"Red Hat, Inc. this week announced that they are making on-site
professional services available for Corporate users of...
Reuters: Company hopes $199 PCs will draw new Internet users (Jun 25, 1999, 07:16)
"... the company's latest product, the $199 iToaster, eschews
Microsoft Corp.'s market-dominating Windows operating system in
favor of a custom-built interface based partly on the rival Linux
InfoWorld: Test Center -- Server appliances (Jun 25, 1999, 00:22)
"... the Qube 2, our Test Center Comparison winner, was tops in
price vs. performance."
InfoWorld: TurboLinux inks pact with Sendmail (Jun 25, 1999, 00:01)
"TurboLinux... to bundle Sendmail Pro messaging software with
its upcoming versions of Linux mail server..."