Linux News for Aug 30, 1999
LinuxPPC posts newer version of ProFTPd (Aug 30, 1999, 23:10)
"... fixes the potential overflow exploit. The company will be
releasing wu-ftpd and beroftpd upgrades in the very near
LinuxPR: On Target Systems Announces Dual Celeron Linux Server (Aug 30, 1999, 22:37)
"New Dual Celeron Linux Server. Complete System Priced Under
LinuxPR: Aspen Systems Ships Twin Peaks® II Dual 667MHz Alpha 64-Bit (Aug 30, 1999, 22:36)
"Wheat Ridge, Colorado, August 23, 1999 - Aspen Systems, Inc., a
leading high-performance computer designer and integrator, has
commenced shipping its Twin Peaks® II line of 667MHz, 64-bit
dual-Alpha 21264 processor workstation, server, and cluster
Linuxcare: Giving Windows The Dual Boot (Aug 30, 1999, 22:35)
"This week Lina helps a Linux convert dual boot back into
Windows (she'll explain), and then guides a reader through X in a
successful attempt to configure keycodes."
InfoWorld: Nicholas Petreley: Lotus and HP preview wares for the open-source platform at LinuxWorld (Aug 30, 1999, 21:12)
"A few weeks ago I set forth my hopes for the August LinuxWorld
Expo...The top three items I hoped to hear more about were
enterprise directory services based on Lightweight Directory Access
Protocol (LDAP), fail-over clustering, and Lotus Notes."
GNOME Summary, August 22-30, 1999 (Aug 30, 1999, 20:46)
PRNewswire: Advanced Management Solutions Announces...Enterprise Project Management Suite for Linux (Aug 30, 1999, 19:26)
"Availability of Market-Leading Suite of Applications Reinforces
Emergence Of Linux as New Enterprise Platform."
Benjamin Cox speaks out on the LinuxFund.org Project (Aug 30, 1999, 19:21)
In this audio broadcast, LinuxFund.org CEO Benjamin Cox and Dave
Whitinger discuss the LinuxFund.org project.
PRNewswire: Timpanogas Research Group Announces Open Source...NDS-Compliant Directory on...Linux (Aug 30, 1999, 19:19)
"...this directory will bring the superior performance and
management capabilities of Novell's NDS to Windows NT, Windows 2000
osOpinion: Thinking about Linux (Aug 30, 1999, 17:49)
"It seems like someone goes out, comes up with a good story
idea, only to be quickly copied by dozens of other writers. Leaving
we readers with a slew of stories, basically restating the same set
BW: CynApps C++ Hardware Design Library Now Freely Available Through Open-source Licensing Program (Aug 30, 1999, 17:33)
"Company Moves to Make Cynlib Industry Standard Through
TechWeek: Major PC Players Tout New Linux Products (Aug 30, 1999, 16:35)
"Some major players in the computer industry got behind Linux in
a big way at LinuxWorld. The Trillian project team, consisting of
IBM, Intel, SGI, Hewlett-Packard, VA Linux Systems and Cygnus,
announced a port of Linux to Intel's much-anticipated Merced
Sun.com: Is Bill Gates the Ginger Rogers of the computer industry? (Aug 30, 1999, 16:24)
"As a visionary, Bill Gates is a pretty good dancer. He brings
to mind not Fred Astaire, probably the most famous and most watched
dancer of all time, but his frequent partner, Ginger Rogers."
BW: Andover.Net Announces Techmailings; Leading Source of Mailings for the Linux And IT Communities (Aug 30, 1999, 16:19)
"Leading Site Offers Comprehensive Directory of Over 3,900 Free
Technology Newsletters and Discussion Lists"
BW: AIS Ships XESS 4.1 Enterprise Spreadsheet for Linux, UNIX, OpenVMS, and Windows NT (Aug 30, 1999, 16:17)
"Applied Information Systems (AIS) announced today that it has
begun the general release of XESS 4.1, a major revision of the
popular spreadsheet and related development tools for Linux, UNIX,
OpenVMS, and Windows NT systems."
Byte: Exploring Zope (Aug 30, 1999, 16:13)
"An Open Source Application Server And Portal toolkit used for
building high-performance, dynamic Web sites."
CNN: Web site provided access to millions of Hotmail messages (Aug 30, 1999, 16:10)
"Millions of free Internet e-mail accounts provided by
Microsoft's Hotmail service were susceptible to a major security
breach that allowed access Monday to users' accounts."
Reuters: Linux hype sends Corel on tear (Aug 30, 1999, 16:07)
"Linux fervor continued to fuel massive gains for Corel Corp. on
Monday as the software developer basked in spillover from a U.S.
rush for firms associated with the operating system."
Reuters: Applix shares continue to soar on Linux hopes (Aug 30, 1999, 16:07)
"Shares of Applix Inc., a maker of Java-based business software,
soared for a second straight trading session Monday amid Internet
chat-room speculation that the company is poised to become a
darling of the trendy Linux software movement, analysts said."
News.Tucows.Com: FreeBSD: Linux's Close Cousin (Aug 30, 1999, 16:02)
"FreeBSD has its roots way back to 1977 when UC Berkeley sought
to create the world's first Free Unix system. Back then Unix was so
expensive that unless you were willing to shell out thousands if
not tens of thousands of dollars you would be stuck with a huge
Debian releases updated cron (Aug 30, 1999, 15:44)
"fixes possible root exploit"
Linux Orbit: First look at SuSE 6.2 (Aug 30, 1999, 15:41)
"I installed SuSE 6.2 two ways. First I did a New Installation
writing over everything that was already installed. The second
time, I first reinstalled SuSE 6.1 and then did an UPGRADE to SuSE
Security Portal: Why did we say MS Linux? (Aug 30, 1999, 14:51)
"What were we thinking, how does this relate to security and
have we received medical attention? The most common comments about
our MS Linux prediction were:"
3rd State of the Perl Onion (Aug 30, 1999, 14:40)
"Larry Wall has made available a copy of his 3rd State of the
Perl Onion which he recently delivered."
Linux Today summary, August 23 - August 29 (Aug 30, 1999, 13:22)
Here's a summary of the most popular stories posted to Linux
Today during the last week.
Yellow Dog Linux updates proftp, wu-ftp, and beroftp (Aug 30, 1999, 13:01)
"The Yellow Dog Linux Security Team has just released three packages which fix recently discovered security vulnerabilities."
Slackware releases updated wu.ftpd (Aug 30, 1999, 12:35)
"It's been a busy weekend..." -- Patrick Volkerding
SuSE releases updated cron (Aug 30, 1999, 12:32)
"Please update as soon as possible or disable the service if you
are using this software on your SuSE Linux installation(s)."
LinuxPR: FirstLinux.com meta site opens (Aug 30, 1999, 12:26)
"FirstLinux is a meta site designed as a one-stop solution to
your Linux informational needs. FirstLinux is a gateway to Linux -
the aim is to provide news, information, links and documentation
all from one site."
Largest Linux Installation Party in Europe? (Aug 30, 1999, 12:25)
"On Friday, the largest Linux Installation I have ever seen took
place in Austria, Europe. More than 800 people attended the
MozillaZine: Mozilla != Netscape (Aug 30, 1999, 12:21)
"I highly recommend taking a look at the thread, and I
especially recommend paying attention to some of the comments from
developers not associated with Netscape or Mozilla.org, because the
enthusiasm that they express is truly heartening."
CPU Review: Debian 2.1r2: A First Look (Aug 30, 1999, 12:04)
"Ever since I have been writing Linux reviews I have been
receiving requests to review Debian. With each successive review,
the requests have been getting more insistent; basically boiling
down to 'hey, you are reviewing every major distribution except
Debian, how about some equal coverage?'."
Delphi for Linux Likely Says Borland Executive (Aug 30, 1999, 06:12)
Michael Swindell, Senior Product Manager for Borland's Linux
development, speaks candidly about his company's Linux plans.
The Linux Today Phone Project (Aug 30, 1999, 04:01)
"The program grabs Linux Today headlines and sends them to your
cell phone or pager so that as news breaks for Linux, you can be
kept abrest of it, no matter where you are."
Freshmeat: Open Letter to Red Hat and Robert Young (Aug 30, 1999, 03:53)
"I can not stress enough how important I think this is."
Perl.org covers Perl Conference (Aug 30, 1999, 03:47)
"Lots of people won lots of things at Perl Conference 3.0, and I
am not talking about swag, like the cool knives given out by
Sendmail, Inc., the excellent yo-yos from amazon.com, or the Mr.
Bunny's Internet Startup Games from Borders. No, these prizes
actually required skill of some sort."
LinuxPR: Linux Update CD-ROM (Aug 30, 1999, 03:43)
"The Linux Update CD-ROM contains current updates for RedHat,
SuSe, Debian, Mandrake, Calderia OpenLinux, and Kernel
Linux to power iLounge at 57th World Science Fiction Convention (Aug 30, 1999, 03:23)
"This facility will be running on Linux servers and
workstations, with support from Cybersource, a Melbourne based
Linux services company."
DaveNet: Windows NT setup Cruel and Unusual Punishment (Aug 30, 1999, 02:57)
"Compared to this process, setting up Linux was a breeze."
Boston Globe: FreeBSD, 'the other Linux,' takes a different approach to free software (Aug 30, 1999, 02:48)
"... FreeBSD... has a strong reputation among people in the