Linux News for Jul 28, 1999
Linux kernel version 2.3.12 (Jul 28, 1999, 22:11)
177 files changed, 10653 insertions, 8738 deletions.
InfoWorld: Oracle's Ellison promises $150, Linux-based computer (Jul 28, 1999, 21:54)
"Oracle is developing a low-cost, Intel-processor based computer
that has no hard drive and will be priced at $150 excluding the
monitor, the company's chief executive officer disclosed
Wednesday Night Wireside: Digital Paperboys (Jul 28, 1999, 20:11)
"Hosts Jack Moffitt and Dave Whitinger will be talking with Rob
Malda of Slashdot.org, Jonathan Corbet of Linux Weekly News, and
c't: Wer zaehlt die Seiten (Who counts the pages) (Jul 28, 1999, 19:39)
This is a plethora of Linux information - if you speak
c't: VMware 1.0: Windows with Linux (Jul 28, 1999, 19:33)
"VMware under Linux simulates a PC inside a PC and runs DOS,
Windows & co in it."
Ext2: Samba (Jul 28, 1999, 19:31)
"Samba is the package which enables Linux to talk to the Windows
Ext2: Master your mail 1 - receiving email (Jul 28, 1999, 19:29)
"Even today, where many people equate the Internet with the WWW
and everybody talks about multimedia, email is one of the most
utilized Internet services."
LinuxPR: Loki Entertainment Software Launches New Website (Jul 28, 1999, 19:08)
"Loki Entertainment Software...announced today the launch of
their new website, www.lokigames.com"
LinuxPR: TurboLinux 3.6 CDROMs $1.95 (Jul 28, 1999, 19:08)
"TurboLinux 3.6 is distributed on 3 CDROMs; Install, Source, and
Companion, each available for $1.95"
LinuxPR: Computer Associates Takes Lead in Linux Support with Broad Product and Service Offerings (Jul 28, 1999, 19:08)
"Commitment to Open Source OS Enables Clients To Fully Exploit
Increasingly Popular Low-Cost/High-Performance Platform For
ZDNET UK: Linus [sic] goes turbo in Japan - number 1 OS (Jul 28, 1999, 18:46)
"Japanese computer users are lapping up the TurboLinux operating
system and research shows it is currently the country's
best-selling operating system."
LinuxPR: LinuxStart.Com Invents New "SmartLinks" (Jul 28, 1999, 18:42)
"Visitors Can Now Add/View Comments on All LinuxStart
Upside: Let the Games Begin (Jul 28, 1999, 18:37)
"Time moves fast in the Linux world. Just ask Scott Draeker,
founder and president of Tustin, Calif.-based Loki Entertainment
LinuxPR: Linux Is #1 In ANTARCTICA (Jul 28, 1999, 18:36)
Antarctica IT, Inc. announces the first consulting company in
New England specializing in service and support for the Linux
operating system and related Open Source software."
LinuxPR: Computer Associates Delivers Linux-Based E-Commerce/Web Management Solution (Jul 28, 1999, 18:36)
"The new version is being offered as a direct result of
corporate customers' growing tendency to deploy the open source
operating system for a wide range of applications, such as Web
LinuxPR: Computer Associates to Ship Enterprise-Ready Edition of Ingres II for Linux (Jul 28, 1999, 18:36)
"New Release Can Lower the Costs of Developing, Deploying and
Managing Mission-Critical Applications and Networking and Database
PC Week: Novell invests in Red Hat (Jul 28, 1999, 18:03)
"To encourage new applications for its directory server, Novell
Inc. has invested more than $15 million in five Internet companies:
Edgix, Food.com, Indus River, Red Hat Software and W.R.
Cosource.com enters Beta (Jul 28, 1999, 17:37)
"We're now finally ready to begin our live beta and serve
everybody who took the time to fill out our sign-up sheet."
Open Source Alternatives to big-name IM systems (Jul 28, 1999, 17:20)
"I just wanted to remind people to not overlook the Open Source
IM systems that are available."
TechWeek: Myths Hinder Acceptance of Open Source (Jul 28, 1999, 17:18)
"...the corporate acceptance of Linuxâ€"and
open-source software in generalâ€"is hindered by a set
of myths about software production economics..."
Sather has now been converted to the GPL/LGPL licence (Jul 28, 1999, 16:23)
"Sather is an object oriented language designed to be simple,
efficient, safe, flexible and non-proprietary."
Seybold Reports: Will Linux Replace NT? (Jul 28, 1999, 15:19)
"The open source movement presents several viable software
alternatives to the `big brands'"
CNET News.com: VA Linux bids for technical support revenues (Jul 28, 1999, 13:48)
"VA Linux Systems, a company that makes hardware incorporating
the open source operating system, is trying to press into the
technical support arena."
Linux.com: Loki Entertainment Software Launches New Website (Jul 28, 1999, 13:44)
"Our new site is a visual testament on the world wide web to the
validity of Linux gaming"
Network Computing: Kill the Router, Build the WAN (Jul 28, 1999, 13:40)
"If routers don't open up, the more realistic option is a pure
play for Linux in the WAN."
Penguin Computing To Offer Full Line of Ecrix Tape Drives In Its High End Server (Jul 28, 1999, 12:11)
"Penguin Computing announced today that it will...offer a full
line of computers backed up by the new Ecrix VXA-1 tape
Eric S. Raymond -- Microsoft is right, for once (Jul 28, 1999, 06:52)
"Today Microsoft, the Borg from Redmond, is on the right side --
the open-source side -- of a dispute about network standards. I
expect water to begin flowing uphill any second now, and look out
for pigs on the wing."
Internet News: Red Hat Packages E-Commerce Server (Jul 28, 1999, 05:54)
"Red Hat Inc...Tuesday unveiled the Red Hat Linux E-Commerce
Information Week: Red Hat Delivers Linux
E-Commerce Server (Jul 28, 1999, 05:54)
"Red Hat...introduced an e-commerce server package Tuesday
that's designed to move small businesses more quickly onto the
BW: Magic Software Continues to Post Record Results (Jul 28, 1999, 02:04)
"... positive market acceptance for our increased solutions
offerings and for our involvement with the Linux community has
intensified awareness of Magic, particularly in businesses seeking
to grow their profitability through powerful e-commerce and other
Presswire: Novell invests in five Internet companies (Jul 28, 1999, 01:47)
"Novell, Inc. today announced... minority equity positions in
five Internet and network software companies: ..., Red Hat,..."
Tonight on The Linux(r) Show!! for July 27th 1999 (Jul 28, 1999, 01:16)
"Tonight's show will be an Open Forum for Linux community
members and Linux vendors to call in and talk about news out of
their company leading up to the August 10-12 Linux World Expo."
IDG.net: Microsoft expects Venus to flower in China (Jul 28, 1999, 00:39)
"...the price of Venus computers will be set by the
manufacturers of the devices, not by Microsoft, which is only
contributing the operating system and initial applications for