Linux News for Jun 30, 1999
Linux Gazette: Creating A Linux Certification Program, Part 6 (Jun 30, 1999, 23:53)
"On our web site, you can now find our plan for the development
and implementation of our first level of certification. The plan,
developed primarily by Scott Murray and Tom Peters."
CBS MarketWatch: Jumping on the Linux bandwagon (Jun 30, 1999, 20:55)
"MarketWatch Renegade--Dispatches from the PC Expo conference...
'Even our cab driver's heard of Linux.' "
ZD Open Source Forum - Audio Interview with Jon Maddog Hall (Jun 30, 1999, 17:38)
Maddog was kind enough to sit down and talk to us at the ZD Open Source Forum. Here is the audio broadcast.
Networks Telecom: Psinet pumps £30 million into application hosting (Jun 30, 1999, 17:37)
"ISP Psinet has given the emerging application service provider
market a major boost with the launch of a global hosting
FairfaxIT: Linux: sold, moved, speaking (Jun 30, 1999, 17:37)
"SEMINAL Linux news portal Slashdot.org was sold to Andover.net,
a US online news site today."
CNET News.com: Gates, Barrett tout Wintel for workstations (Jun 30, 1999, 17:37)
"Workstations using the Windows operating system and Intel chips
are displacing Unix servers not just on the basis of price, but now
also on the basis of performance, Intel chief executive Craig
Barrett said today."
apcmag: Programming July 99: C++ pointers (Jun 30, 1999, 17:37)
"Of all the concepts you must master when learning C++, one of
the most critical is pointers."
ZD Open Source Forum - Audio Interview with Marc Torres (Jun 30, 1999, 17:36)
President of SuSE, Inc. and head of the Atlanta Linux
PRNewswire: New StarOffice 5.1 Upgrade Improves User Experience and Productivity (Jun 30, 1999, 16:55)
"StarOffice has a fully integrated set of powerful applications
that provides Microsoft Office compatible word processing,
spreadsheet, graphic design, presentations, HTML editor, mail/news
reader, scheduler, and database functions."
BW: API Partners With Atipa Linux Solutions to Spur Alpha Linux Market (Jun 30, 1999, 16:54)
"Alpha Processor, Inc...and Atipa Linux Solutions,...today
announced a partnership to provide more powerful, affordable and
reliable Linux solutions to the enterprise marketplace."
Enterprise Systems Journal: It's Deja Vu All Over Again (Jun 30, 1999, 16:53)
"...loyal Linuxites need to look at NT as not only the
competition, but also as the model – the model they should
not let happen to their OS."
The Register: Benchmark battles - now Linux beats NT (Jun 30, 1999, 16:45)
"In the wake of the latest in the round of NT versus Linux
face-offs German magazine c't has published the results of its own
tests of the two operating systems."
Business Week: The Linux Missionary Who's Taking on Microsoft (Jun 30, 1999, 15:52)
"CEO Robert Young's zeal is helping Red Hat grab sales from
Windows NT and creating buzz for an IPO. Will he make more inroads
with a Net strategy?"
kha0S Linux - Better Living Through Extreme Paranoia (Jun 30, 1999, 14:51)
"It is the desire of those involved in the development of kha0S
to produce the most secure Linux distribution possible."
M2 Presswire: Siemens brings enterprise-class levels of High Availability to workgroup sector (Jun 30, 1999, 14:14)
"The PRIMERGY 170 supports...Linux 6.0."
M2 Presswire: Seagate's entire tape drive line certified Linux compatible (Jun 30, 1999, 14:12)
"...Seagate received certification on its Hornet Travan,
Scorpion DAT and Sidewinder AIT tape drives through the Linux tape
certification program, managed by Enhanced Software
BW: First...Open Source MGCP and RTP Stacks...on Linux...Available From Vovida Networks (Jun 30, 1999, 14:11)
"Vovida Networks, Inc., today announced the first free
commercial release of an MGCP (Media Gateway Control Protocol) and
RTP (Real Time Transport Protocol) source code running on the Linux
IT-Director: Java struggles towards ISO standard (Jun 30, 1999, 13:02)
"Broad support for placing Java in the hands of a standards body
is slowly bringing results."
CNET News.com: Short Take: The Linux Store lowers prices (Jun 30, 1999, 13:01)
"...Linux-based Personal Internet Appliance for $199..."
SRO: Onsale Pushes Linux (Jun 30, 1999, 13:01)
"Online reseller hopes open-source software will attract new
Ext2: X on Laptops: Setting it up (Jun 30, 1999, 13:00)
"X is one of the toughest things to setup on a laptop... This
document reviews the places you can check, and some alternatives to
Ziatech Joins with MontaVista to Provide Linux®-ready CompactPCI® Applied Computing Systems (Jun 30, 1999, 12:43)
Supported version of Linux is enhanced for embedded
MDC Introduces first LDP mirror site in India (Jun 30, 1999, 12:27)
"MDC (India) Pvt. Ltd. - a joint venture between MDC Systems,
VNUnet: Worms put Windows on hook (Jun 30, 1999, 11:19)
"Claims by Sun evangelist... James Gosling, that Microsoft
operating systems are more susceptible to viruses than Unix, have
been slammed by the anti-virus community as being inaccurate and
Eric Raymond Stirs the Cauldron at Ziff-Davis OpenSource Forum Opening (Jun 30, 1999, 11:18)
The Ziff-Davis Open Source Forum opened this morning in Austin,
New German Linux News Site (Jun 30, 1999, 10:07)
"... features Linux and Free Software related news, articles,
tutorials and discussion forums.features Linux and Free Software
related news, articles, tutorials and discussion forums."
DaveNet: Why Linux Will Win (Jun 30, 1999, 10:04)
"PC WEEK presents an inaccurate picture...Microsoft actually has
problems to fix..."
ZDNN: Linux to face off against NT Again? (Jun 30, 1999, 07:55)
"Whether you call it benchmarking -- or benchmarketing -- it
sounds like the two OSes will clash yet again."
LinuxWorld: Games users play (Jun 30, 1999, 07:53)
"You can tell a lot about an OS from its games"