Linux News for Jul 21, 1999
CNET News.com: Informix takes different road to the Net (Jul 21, 1999, 21:59)
"The new database... runs on Unix, Windows NT, and Linux
CNET News.com: Sun-Netscape finds its orbit with i-Planet (Jul 21, 1999, 21:59)
"...all products from the Sun-Netscape alliance... new brand
CNET News.com: SGI posts a profit (Jul 21, 1999, 21:57)
"...Intel workstations will support Linux by the end of the
year. ...Intel servers in early August... will debut with both
Microsoft Windows NT and Linux..."
CNET News.com: Be goes public, but doubts persist about its future (Jul 21, 1999, 20:41)
"Losing to Linux... Linux has a huge developer base and the
excitement of open source programming..."
CNET News.com: Unisys beefs up Windows NT server line (Jul 21, 1999, 20:41)
"Unisys... CMP architecture... Up to 32 processors can be used
at once... can run different operating systems, such as Windows NT
and Linux, at once."
E-Commerce Times: Oracle8i For Linux Released (Jul 21, 1999, 19:55)
"Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCL) this week announced the
availability of its Oracle8i for Linux, a database designed
specifically for the Internet that could end up being widely
utilized by e-commerce operations."
CNET News.com: Windows 95 remains most popular operating system (Jul 21, 1999, 19:49)
"Linux garnered 2.1 percent of the desktop operating system
PBS: How Apple is Using Open Source Software to Defeat Microsoft Without Appearing to Do So (Jul 21, 1999, 19:38)
"...So why make the effort? Why did Apple bother open-sourcing
this particular code? The simple reason is to harness the
testosterone of the Linux and FreeBSD communities, but the real
reason is to attack Microsoft..."
LDN Journal: Startup State of Linux/i386 ELF Binary (Jul 21, 1999, 19:27)
"Objective of this document is to describe some startup process
details and initial state of stack & registers of ELF binary
program, for Linux Kernel 2.2.x and 2.0.x."
InfoWorld: IBM adds Linux section to developerWorks Web site (Jul 21, 1999, 18:55)
"IBM here Tuesday announced it has beefed up its developerWorks
Web site by adding Linux and Web architectures, changes that come
directly from suggestions made as part of a visitor survey."
ComputerWorld: CA unveils Linux apps (Jul 21, 1999, 18:55)
"Computer Associates International Inc. yesterday announced
availability of Linux versions of Unicenter TNG enterprise
management software, MasterIT Web server management software and
Ingres II relational database management development platform."
IT-Analysis: Linux clustering to land next week (Jul 21, 1999, 18:47)
"Giganet is expected to later this month launch a Linux version
of its cLAN clustering software for the hugely popular free-source
IT-Director: CA Rolls the Linux Bandwagon Forward (Jul 21, 1999, 18:45)
"We expect that our early and aggressive support of Linux will
bear the same fruit for us as did our early and aggressive support
of NT, both platforms have had, and will continue to have, a
profound impact on how processing power is deployed and distributed
across the enterprise."
IT-Director: Workfire recruits guru for Linux and Windows caching technology (Jul 21, 1999, 18:43)
"Workfire's software runs only on Linux and Windows variants
improving Internet access speed and optimising bandwidth
AsiaBizTech: SGI Japan Takes on Server Market with Linux PC Server (Jul 21, 1999, 18:41)
"SGI Japan Ltd. will release its first PC server this summer,
and it intends to differentiate itself from competitors by focusing
on Linux OS as its primary server OS."
VNU Net: CA World: CA to give Unicenter TNG away 'licence free' on Linux (Jul 21, 1999, 18:40)
"Computer Associates (CA) will give away its Unicenter TNG
systems management application suite `licence free' to Linux users
in a bid to boost the emerging operating system's installed
CNET Hong Kong: Free the Code (Jul 21, 1999, 18:36)
"The Open Source Movement goes Mainstream"
Wired: Payback Time for Linux (Jul 21, 1999, 18:35)
"In an email to members of the open source community Tuesday,
Red Hat, a distributor of the Linux operating system, offered
developers first crack at its pre-IPO shares."
LinuxPR: LinSupport Solutions announces the launch of LinSupport.com (Jul 21, 1999, 18:31)
"We are pleased to announce the launch of this new service for
the Linux community. Up until now, there were no available low cost
support solutions for end users and small businesses. Now there
SourceGear Corporation Acquires Cyclic Software (Jul 21, 1999, 18:30)
"SourceGear Corporation is a new identity for the company which
has been behind the AbiSource project. We're announcing today that
we've acquired Cyclic Software and that we intend to be involved
with CVS development, maintenance, and support."
LinuxPR: Applix Announces Second Quarter Revenues of $14.2 Million and EPS of $0.06 Per Share (Jul 21, 1999, 16:26)
"Applix, Inc. (NASDAQ: APLX), today announced its results for
the second quarter ended June 30, 1999. Revenues increased 15% to
$14.2 million compared to $12.3 million for the quarter ended June
PostgreSQL 6.5.1 Released (Jul 21, 1999, 08:21)
"... focused on addressing any bugs or issues post-release
Linux Journal: Penguin Expands at Toronto's Comdex (Jul 21, 1999, 06:02)
"I still have images in my head of last year's show, various
Linux users' groups all crammed into an eight-by-ten-foot
cubicle... Fade to Comdex 1999. The Linux booth is now a
ZDNet: Evan Leibovitch -- Maple leaf Linux (Jul 21, 1999, 05:48)
"Last week I was knee-deep in Comdex Canada... It was 10 to 20
times more impressive than last year..."
Computer Currents/Newsbytes: Linux Appliances Hot (Jul 21, 1999, 05:43)
"... the introduction of Microsoft's Windows 2000 server later
this year will stem Linux's growth in the traditional server
market, according to new research."
Computer Currents/IT Daily: Chinese TurboLinux 4.0 (Jul 21, 1999, 05:26)
"The announcement is expected to draw... heavyweight TurboLinux
partners Oracle, IBM and HP."
Security Portal: NMAP - not kiddiez stuff -- Industrial strength port scanning for Linux (Jul 21, 1999, 05:07)
"Nmap is the premier open source port scanning tool, and
provides several powerful methods to analyze weaknesses in a TCP/IP
PRNewswire: Computer Associates to Ship Enterprise-Ready Edition of Ingres II for Linux Platforms (Jul 21, 1999, 04:41)
"... will begin shipping Ingres II with support for Linux
platforms in the fourth quarter of this year."
PRNewswire: Computer Associates Takes Lead in Linux Support (Jul 21, 1999, 04:34)
"CA has clearly embraced Linux as a corporate computing
PRNewswire: Computer Associates Delivers Linux-Based E-Commerce/Web Management Solution (Jul 21, 1999, 03:28)
"MasterIT manages Linux machines running all popular supported
Web servers, including Apache and Netscape."
E-Commerce Times: Red Hat Moves on European Linux Market (Jul 21, 1999, 03:23)
"... will work out of offices in London and Stuttgart, providing
products and support."
Samba 2.0.5 released. (Jul 21, 1999, 03:11)
"This is the latest stable release of Samba. This is the version
that all production Samba servers should be running for all current
TechWeb: No License Fee For CA's Linux
Unicenter (Jul 21, 1999, 02:48)
"Computer Associates International is kicking Microsoft right
between the eyes, or so it seems."
Wired: Caldera Eyes Linux, IPO (Jul 21, 1999, 01:57)
"We have the opportunity to get big pretty quick," Sparks
InfoWorld: CA extends Linux efforts (Jul 21, 1999, 01:53)
"What this means is that not only can people manage Linux
environments, but they actually can manage their entire enterprise
from the Linux environment..."
PC Week: Linux version of CA's Unicenter TNG system released (Jul 21, 1999, 01:45)
Computer Associates International Inc. today announced it is
shipping Linux versions of Unicenter TNG and two other