Linux News for Jul 27, 1999
PRNewswire: Visio Announces Source Code Collaboration Initiative for IntelliCAD Technology (Jul 27, 1999, 23:45)
"Through this first step toward an open source model for
IntelliCAD, Visio has enabled developers to build on the industry's
best AutoCAD-compatible engine..."
Linuxworld: LinuxWorld announces finalists in 1999 Editors' Choice Awards (Jul 27, 1999, 23:27)
"Key tools, companies, leaders to be honored in inaugural awards
LinuxPR: Tucows.com Announces the Largest Linux Themes Site (Jul 27, 1999, 21:23)
"Linuxberg.com now the one-stop Linux spot"
Chicago Tribune: Linux aims for new users (Jul 27, 1999, 21:13)
"Linux rarely crashes, will make even an old Pentium processor
seem peppy, requires little disk space, and can be downloaded from
the Internet for free. So why aren't we all using it?"
LinuxPR: Corel Chosen By Amiga To Supply Linux Applications (Jul 27, 1999, 21:11)
"Corel Is Pleased To Be Chosen By Amiga To Supply Linux®
Applications Corel and Amiga work closely to support new Amiga
BW: Informix Web-enables 4GL Applications with Dynamic 4GL 3.0 (Jul 27, 1999, 21:07)
"Latest Release Delivers Full-support for Windows and the
Vote for Linux representative to sit on ISC (sponsored by Vovida) (Jul 27, 1999, 21:03)
"Vovida Networks is sponsoring a seat on the International
Softswitch Consortium, including payment of membership fees and
travel, food, and lodging costs, for a democratically elected
Reuters: Russia destroys mountain of CDs in piracy fight (Jul 27, 1999, 20:58)
"Russian authorities destroyed nearly half a million illegal
computer CDs on Tuesday in a rare public display of action against
the rampant piracy of computer and music discs."
CNN: Linux rivals Windows in land of the rising sun (Jul 27, 1999, 20:22)
"In a mark of the rising open source-code movement, a single
version of Linux has outsold the upgraded version of Microsoft's
Windows 98 operating system in Japan for the past three
BW: VA Linux Systems Announces First One-Stop Package for Hardware and Software Service and Support (Jul 27, 1999, 19:58)
"Leading Linux Company Distinguishes Itself as Premier Provider
of Full-Service Linux Solutions; Delivers on Commitment to Customer
Flexibility and Efficiency"
E-Commerce Times: Linux Technology Spotlight: Macmillan Computer Publishing USA (Jul 27, 1999, 19:56)
"Exclusive Interview with Doug Bennett, President"
LinuxPR: Unify WebNow! to Web-Enable Businesses Quickly and Easily (Jul 27, 1999, 19:20)
"Unify WebNow! Allows Businesses to Generate Dynamic, User
Targeted Web Content in Real-Time Without Complex Programming"
InfoWorld: Red Hat unwraps Linux-based e-commerce server (Jul 27, 1999, 17:33)
"Red Hat took a big step toward bolstering its e-commerce
strategy Tuesday, announcing the E-Commerce Server that is anchored
by its own 6.0 version of Linux and bundled with the Apache Web
iButton Access for any Operating System, any Computer (Jul 27, 1999, 17:06)
Tiny memory devices now accessible to application
The Computer Paper: Linux for Newbies (Jul 27, 1999, 16:48)
"Welcome to Linux, the hottest, fastest-growing operating system
on the planet."
The Computer Paper: Bring on the Linux apps! (Jul 27, 1999, 16:47)
"...it's becoming easier for Linux users to stay within Linux
and not have to reboot to another operating system just to run a
modern, graphical word processor or spreadsheet."
Smart Reseller: Sun/Netscape alliance retreats on Linux (Jul 27, 1999, 15:46)
"What promise? The partners balk at making Linux a critical
platform for its server wares."
IglooFTP PRO first Beta release (Jul 27, 1999, 15:35)
"Its main features are to be easy to use and intuitive when used
by novice, but powerful and fully configurable in the hand of
CRN: IBM Expands Linux Support (Jul 27, 1999, 15:20)
"IBM on Tuesday announced worldwide support for enterprise
customersrunning Linux, including free support during a 90-day
start-up period for Red Hat Software and Caldera Systems Linux
running on IBM Netfinity servers."
The Register: Opinion: How Linux could screw MS in Q4 2000 (Jul 27, 1999, 15:11)
"a clear opportunity - if Microsoft's rivals are smart enough to
take advantage of it..."
BW: Red Hat Unveils Red Hat Linux E-Commerce Server (Jul 27, 1999, 14:49)
"Product Pairs Stable Web Server and Security Functions with
E-Commerce Tools for E-Business"
IT-Analysis: Linux technical support on the increase (Jul 27, 1999, 14:47)
"IBM is expected to continue its push for the lion's share of
the corporate Linux market later this week when the company unveils
its plans to offer technical support for Linux across 165
The Open Group and IEEE announce joint revision to POSIX and UNIX Standards (Jul 27, 1999, 14:43)
"Collaborative Effort to Yield Version 3 of the Single UNIX
Perle Specialix to Deliver Linux Drivers to Entire Serial I/O Range (Jul 27, 1999, 14:38)
"Providing Seamless Connection of Serial Devices for LINUX
Linux Today Quick Takes (Jul 27, 1999, 13:41)
Here are some announcements and newsbites of assorted
Linux-Compatible Computer (Jul 27, 1999, 13:19)
"We can control what we buy."
DeployLinux.net: Training the Sysadmin (Jul 27, 1999, 13:11)
"Due to heavy demand for experienced sysadmins and the
enthusiasm of young students just entering the computer science
field - sometimes the best route to meeting demands for increased
staffing is to do your own training."
Yellow Dog for IBM RS/6000 (Jul 27, 1999, 13:07)
"Terra Soft Solutions, Inc. announced the availability of Yellow
Dog Linux Champion Server 1.1 optimized for three IBM RS/6000
products -- the 43P Model 150, a uniprocessor workstation and
entry-level server, the F50 server, with up to four
microprocessors, and the upcoming thin application server, code
CPU Review: Slackware 4.0: A First Look (Jul 27, 1999, 13:03)
"I have to admit I was looking forward to reviewing the new
release of Slackware; I used to use Slackware before I switched to
RedHat (before Slackware I used SLS and MCC)."
SEUL: Game ToolChest (GTC) project announcement (Jul 27, 1999, 10:22)
"...is developing an LGPL'd library for doing many things that
are useful to 3d games."
LinuxPR: O'Reilly Releases the Eagerly Anticipated Book: "MySQL and mSQL" (Jul 27, 1999, 08:14)
"The demand for MySQL is growing rapidly, and developers need a
high quality reference so that they can use it effectively," says
co-author Tim King."
The Computer Paper: Linux Inside (Jul 27, 1999, 08:05)
"This is the first article in a monthly column on what is new
and cool for Linux."
NY Times: Security Flaw Is Discovered in Several Unix Programs (Jul 27, 1999, 07:56)
"... a wide range of organizations, from small companies to
universities and large corporations, reported being attacked last
InfoWorld: Unified front (Jul 27, 1999, 07:42)
"The question is: Do you think a universal install/deinstall
routine will prove beneficial for Linux?"
InfoWorld: Bob Metcalfe -- Crafty benchmarks and no Unix certification undercut open-sourcerers (Jul 27, 1999, 07:25)
"... responding evermore persuasively to the concerns of
corporate America, the open-source movement's marketing message has
become, "If you don't use Linux, you suck."
New updates for Linux-Mandrake 6.0 (Jul 27, 1999, 07:09)
"Some new packages are available for Linux-Mandrake 6.0. They
fix several problems, from which one security issue (samba)."
BetaNews.com: MSN Messenger: Just A Piece Of The [Microsoft] Puzzle (Jul 27, 1999, 07:02)
"AOL has... managed to alienate the Open Source community by
removing TiK, TNT, and Emacs AIM clients from their website."
LinuxPR: LinuxStart.Com Opens a German Language Site (Jul 27, 1999, 06:48)
"Starten Sie Linuxabenteuer mit uns!"
ZDNN: Web's next battle: instant messages (Jul 27, 1999, 06:43)
"In the latest battle over a hot communications market, it is
Microsoft Corp. that has become a force for open-technology
Kernel Cousin debian-hurd #8 Is Out (Jul 27, 1999, 06:32)
LinuxPR: Major Linux Media Alliance for LinuxWorld Expo Broadcast (Jul 27, 1999, 06:32)
"Linux Journal and The Linux(r) Show team up for continuous live
coverage from the show floor."
Ext2: Automating interactive tasks with expect and crontab (Jul 27, 1999, 06:21)
"The flexibility of expect combined with the power of crontab
can have a lot of work done for you by the time you come in in the
morning with your bagel and frappuchino."
ZDNet: Evan Leibovitch -- Feeling lucky? (Jul 27, 1999, 04:25)
"... this hidden gem is a Web site, simply called Google..."
PRNewswire: Blackboard Inc. Announces Online Teaching and Learning Platform (Jul 27, 1999, 02:08)
"... scheduled for general availability on August 1, 1999 for
the Linux and Solaris operating systems."
BW: Hessian Police Chooses Applix to Streamline Operations (Jul 27, 1999, 02:00)
"Applix equips more than 14,000 Hessian Police Officers with its
Desktop Productivity Suite Applixware(TM)."
BW: Greg Ungerer of Moreton Bay Details Low Cost Embedded Linux Platforms At Linux World Conference (Jul 27, 1999, 01:51)
"Mr. Ungerer cited three reasons why Linux will dominate this
Slashdot: Inprise/Borland Developers Conference Linux Nuggets (Jul 27, 1999, 01:44)
"I just got back from the Inprise/Borland Developers Conference
in Philadelpha, where some results from the recent survey--as well
as some actual products--were announced."
Inprise/Borland Readies Linux Products (Jul 27, 1999, 01:40)
Michael Swindell, Sr. Product Manager for Borland Developer
Solutions, Inprise Corporation reports on the progress of
development on Borland's Linux products.