Linux News for Jul 30, 1999
GNOME 1.0.50 Plan (Jul 30, 1999, 23:26)
"GNOME development hasn't been very focused, we aren't making
quite as fast progress as is possible, and some bugs are still
lingering. I've discussed it with Miguel, the other RHAD hackers
gave lots of impetus to the plane, and the gnome-hackers seem to be
in agreement with it, so now I put it to you for
Slashdot: Bruce Perens Answers Open Source License Questions (Jul 30, 1999, 22:50)
"We sent a stack of questions to Pruce Perens earler this week,
and here are the answers."
The Machineofthemonth: Video4Linux How-To (Jul 30, 1999, 22:49)
"This is an introductory how to for Video4Linux."
GRE First Public Release (Jul 30, 1999, 22:46)
"GRE is a simple text editor that supports Bi-Di languages like
Arabic and Hebrew, based on GTK+, and a patch to gtktext widget
made by Dov Grobgeld."
LinuxPower: Are the Smaller Distributions a Force for Good or Bad? (Jul 30, 1999, 21:56)
"It seems that every week we are greeted by a new distribution
popping up. Not strange maybe, since the creation and selling of a
distribution is one of the proven ways to make money in the Linux
ZDNN: Open letter to Steve Case (Jul 30, 1999, 20:06)
Executives from Excite@Home, Microsoft, Activerse, Tribal Voice,
Prodigy, Yahoo!, AT&T, and Infoseek have signed an open letter
LinuxPR: IndyBox Systems Announces Its 2U Rack Mount System (Jul 30, 1999, 17:34)
"Today, IndyBox Systems...the world's leading manufacturer of
Linux systems, announced the release of their 2U ZM Series system
which starts at $1700.00."
LinuxPR: Penguin Computing Becomes First Computer Company To Join The Coalition (Jul 30, 1999, 17:34)
"Penguin Computing and the Coalition for Environmentally
Responsible Economies (CERES) jointly announced today that the
fast-growing Linux Solutions company has joined CERES."
MSNBC: Hole opens Office 97 users to hijack (Jul 30, 1999, 17:03)
"...vulnerability... can allow malicious code contained in an
Excel 97 worksheet hidden in a Web page or sent in e-mail to take
control of online computers without the victims' being
Red Hat Advisory: Potential misuse of squid cachemgr.cgi (Jul 30, 1999, 17:03)
"cachemgr.cgi, the manager interface to Squid, is installed by
default in /home/httpd/cgi-bin. If a web server (such as apache) is
running, this can allow remote users to sent connect() requests
from the local machine to arbitrary hosts and ports."
Updated GNOME Desktop Environment RPMS for Red Hat 6.0 (Jul 30, 1999, 16:35)
"Since the release of Red Hat Linux 6.0 there have been numerous
updates to the GNOME desktop environment. This update release
reflects tested versions of these updates in an RPM format for Red
Hat Linux 6.0 users."
New Debian Installation and Usage Book Released (Jul 30, 1999, 16:24)
A new book about the Debian Linux distribution entitled "Debian
GNU/Linux: Guide to Installation and Usage" was released this
BetaNews: MS fingers in the Firewall pie (Jul 30, 1999, 16:04)
"Comet includes a secure firewall, high-performance proxy/cache
services, a fax server, a web-based interactive voice response
(IVR) engine, and other network connectivity services."
Linux Vs NT Debate in Cork, Ireland - A report (Jul 30, 1999, 15:50)
"On July 2nd, 1999, Cork Business Innovation Centre held a Linux
vs NT debate in the Hospitality Room, Beamish & Crawford Plc,
South Main St., Cork."
Games Weekly: Q3A Test 1.07 Linux
(Jul 30, 1999, 14:33)
"...it will be ID Software's Quake III: Arena (Q3A) that will
totally put Linux on equal footing with Windows in terms of gaming
Performance Computing: Reborn Linux, Revamped NT, And ASP On UNIX (Jul 30, 1999, 14:30)
"There are times when cool new technology grabs me so much that
I have to share it with you."
Salon.com: A Linux lament (Jul 30, 1999, 14:28)
"As Red Hat prepares to go public, one Linux hacker's dreams of
IPO glory are crushed by The Man."
SiliconValley.com: Red Hat IPO perk turns into snafu (Jul 30, 1999, 13:13)
"Volunteers, E*Trade caught up in fine print"
Philadelphia Inquirer: Linux system is the best that money can't buy (Jul 30, 1999, 13:02)
"The price is right because the operating system is free on the
Internet. It is popular among programmers because the coding is
public - which makes it easy to fix bugs."
Richard Stallman -- U.S. Congress Threatens to Establish a New Kind of Monopoly (Jul 30, 1999, 03:47)
"This would be devastating for the future of free software."
InfoWorld: Group approves controversial software law (Jul 30, 1999, 01:49)
"The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) was
voted on during a meeting in Denver of the National Conference of
Commissioners on Uniform State Laws"
CNET News.com: SGI counts on Linux for new servers (Jul 30, 1999, 01:42)
"Workstation maker SGI has released its first Intel-based server
computers with both Microsoft Windows NT and Linux operating
systems, but Linux is getting top billing in the long run."
LinuxForum: Buried Treasure: Lnx4win (Jul 30, 1999, 01:39)
"One of the most fun things I do when I get a new Linux
distribution is to go spelunking in the CD to see what gems are
The War (Jul 30, 1999, 01:32)
"They did not choose this fight. It was chosen for them by a
company in Redmond, Washington."
The Right, the Easy and the Unusual (Jul 30, 1999, 00:49)
User interfaces for Unix from an amateur's point of view
VARBusiness: SGI Joins 'Intel Inside' Crowd (Jul 30, 1999, 00:13)
"Support for Linux and Windows NT brings the scores of killer
apps built for those OSs into SGI VARs' arsenal."