Linux News for Aug 31, 1999
Kernel Traffic #32 Is Out (Aug 31, 1999, 23:52)
osOpinion: Speech Recognition: Freenix and Windows at a desktop crossroads (Aug 31, 1999, 22:14)
"... if Freenix developers want the UNIX desktop to...
flourish,... they must begin planning speech integration into their
desktop systems immediately."
osOpinion.com: MS Linux (Aug 31, 1999, 21:58)
"Who would benefit if Microsoft started supporting Linux?"
LinuxPR: "Linux Will Continue to Grow" say Running Linux, Third Edition, Authors (Aug 31, 1999, 21:52)
"Running Linux, Third Edition explains everything you need to
understand, install, and start using the Linux operating
CNET News.com: Hotmail hole raises larger security issues (Aug 31, 1999, 21:04)
"While Netscape, Yahoo, and other free email services direct
users to specific login Web sites, Hotmail allows users to access
their accounts from any Web page."
UltimateOS.com: Linux Users Love to Hate (Aug 31, 1999, 20:27)
"Don?t get me wrong, I think Linux is a suitable alternative OS
for those whose needs are better suited for it."
Ottawa Citizen: Corel stock draws strength from Linux (Aug 31, 1999, 20:08)
"Corel Corp. stock hit its highest price levels in two years
yesterday as Linux fever gripped the market."
ZDNet: Hotmail glitch: Wake-up call! (Aug 31, 1999, 19:33)
" 'Basically the consumers are going to have to start asking for
better security or Microsoft's not going to see it as a big
E-Commerce Times: E-smith Adds To Linux Fervor (Aug 31, 1999, 18:30)
"The e-smith server and gateway... features an Apache Web server
and the latest version of the Red Hat Linux distribution."
Perl.com: The Perl Conference 3.0 Curve (Aug 31, 1999, 17:56)
"This year, the Perl Conference 3.0 joined the Linux, Apache,
Python, sendmail, and Tcl/Tk conferences as part of the O'Reilly
Open Source Convention."
Sun.com: Free Office Software on the Web (Aug 31, 1999, 17:47)
"Our aim is to .com office productivity. We are publishing the
StarOffice specifications and will make the source code available
through the Sun Community Source Licensing program..."
Financial Times: SUN: Software group challenges Microsoft (Aug 31, 1999, 17:37)
"It may also signal a rapid restructuring of the entire software
CNET News.com: Sun to offer Microsoft Office competitor for free (Aug 31, 1999, 17:25)
"... when Sun officially announces the Star Division acquisition
in New York, the company will demonstrate the use of StarPortal on
a Java-enabled PalmPilot, which is connected to a server."
BW: Intel'S Craig Barrett Says Pace of Building the Internet Ecomony Must Quicken (Aug 31, 1999, 17:13)
"Barrett demonstrated the Merced processor on an engineering
prototype platform running... a prototype IA-64 Linux Operating
System with a web server."
CNET: Software firms soar on Linux fever (Aug 31, 1999, 16:55)
"Desktop software maker Corel and Java software maker Applix are
both riding a Linux wave washing over Wall Street in the past few
InfoWorld: Sun mounts attack on desktop (Aug 31, 1999, 16:51)
"Sun will pull a one-two punch on the corporate client market
over the next two weeks by announcing both software and hardware
moves to challenge the Wintel stronghold of commercial
InfoWorld: IBM: Microsoft must improve Windows 2000 (Aug 31, 1999, 16:41)
"...Microsoft must make several improvements to the
much-anticipated operating system before it works and plays well in
multivendor corporate environments."
Audio Broadcast: An Interview with Richard Stallman (Aug 31, 1999, 16:28)
The Fight for Free Software is far from over, according to
BW: Cygnus Releases New GNUPro Dev Kit for Linux (Aug 31, 1999, 14:24)
"Version 2.0 Results in Faster Pentium Code and Offers Easier
Installation for Linux Software Developers"
CBS MarketWatch: All Aboard! Applix joins the Linux Party (Aug 31, 1999, 14:22)
"...it is a true joy to be able to do work without worrying
about the 'blue screen of death' thanks to Linux's stability."
Yahoo initiates Linux Stock club (Aug 31, 1999, 12:08)
"Looks like we've arrived, apparently."
Slackware releases updated INN (Aug 31, 1999, 12:00)
"INN-2.2.1 has been released, fixing a possible security hole in
INN 2.2. inn.tgz has been updated in both slackware-4.0 and
slackware-current. The ChangeLog entries and MD5 sums follow."
Windows 2000 is ready for the enterprise (Aug 31, 1999, 11:58)
"...Just shows how Win95/NT is good enough to run production
systems at airports..."
Linux Demo Days' Deepak Saxena as guest on The Linux Show (Aug 31, 1999, 11:56)
"We are going to have on the show tonight Linux Demo Days
project founder and leader Deepak Saxena as we discuss the upcoming
events planned for Linux Demo Days."
UK ISP Demon Internet Ltd. pulls the plug on some NT servers (Aug 31, 1999, 11:54)
Half-life and Team Fortress Classic game servers will be dumping
Windows NT in favor of Linux.
IT-Director: Red Hat Linux money boosts open source (Aug 31, 1999, 11:45)
"One of the leading Silicon Valley venture capital outfits,
Benchmark Capital , saw a big pay back from its Red Hat investment
following the successful IPO. It has announced another investment
in the area, in Collab.net, the initiator of SourceXchange."
Red Herring: Applix shares feed on Linux fad (Aug 31, 1999, 11:44)
"...the maker of Linux software applications not only burst onto
the radar screen, but filed a two-day flight plan worthy of an
Arkansas crop duster in the midst of a locust outbreak."
Red Hat Security Advisory: Buffer overflows in amd (Aug 31, 1999, 02:02)
"Red Hat recommends... to upgrade to the fixed versions
Reuters: Sun Micro to buy Microsoft Office competitor Star (Aug 31, 1999, 01:35)
"Sun said... it... plans to make the source code of
StarOffice... free, making StarOffice a part of the open source
LinuxPR: Cygnus Partners with Tech Data to Expand Reseller Channel (Aug 31, 1999, 00:56)
"Cygnus' Commercial Linux Software Development Tools Available
Worldwide Through Tech Data."
SGI to give away an SGI 1400L server (Aug 31, 1999, 00:01)
Basically, you fill out a questionnaire on your use of Linux,
and you're in.