Linux News for Sep 28, 1999
IBM developerWorks: Making application programming easy with GNOME libraries (Sep 28, 1999, 23:40)
"Why not just program directly with a GUI toolkit such as GTK+,
Motif, or Qt, without any other libraries? These tools have their
advantages, but I believe the advantages of using the GNOME
libraries far outweigh them. By using the GNOME libraries, you can
save a lot time, because a lot of code is already written, and a
lot of widgets are already created."
Kernel Cousin Wine #10 Is Out (Sep 28, 1999, 23:26)
CNN: Can you install Linux? I think I can (Sep 28, 1999, 21:29)
"Linux may be leading the open-source movement but is it the
software for the people?"
InfoWorld: Corel and Borland band for Linux (Sep 28, 1999, 21:17)
"The accord between the companies also calls for joint marketing
and distribution efforts."
VNU NET: Amdahl jumps on Linux bandwagon with support (Sep 28, 1999, 21:06)
"We want to establish ourselves as a Linux enterprise
CNET News.com: Microsoft delays beta of Millennium OS (Sep 28, 1999, 21:01)
"...the company's final release in its Windows 98
Tonight on The Linux(r)Show!!: Hot Off the Wire news (Sep 28, 1999, 20:19)
"The Show starts at 6pm pst, 7pm rmt, 8pm cst, 9pm est or 1am
GMT (however you have your clock set)."
LinuxPR: ISP and Linux Media Company team up on creation of Linux Community benevolence group (Sep 28, 1999, 20:03)
"The Linux(r) Show!!" announces creation of "The Benevolent
BW: Motorola Computer Group Embedded Platforms Selected for Voice Over IP Solution... (Sep 28, 1999, 19:25)
"...the CCS-XL Call Control Server -- a next-generation switch
aimed at the creation of IP network services -- will use Motorola's
CPX2208T CompactPCI platform with the Linux operating
BW: CoCreate Announces Linux Version of Its 2-D Professional Drafting Package, ME10 (Sep 28, 1999, 19:21)
"The combination provides the best of Linux -- high reliability,
low cost of ownership, and stability -- with ME10's
well-established ease of use, 2-D/3-D integration, and a growth
path to allow collaborative engineering."
PRNewswire: StarBase Announces License Agreement with OpenAvenue (Sep 28, 1999, 19:17)
"Under the terms of the licensing agreement StarBase will
provide its acclaimed StarTeam software to OpenAvenue for
deployment as the key structural technology within OpenAvenue's
comprehensive open-source portal to the software development
GNOME Summary, September 21-28 (Sep 28, 1999, 18:58)
SRO: IBM Cranks Up Open-Source Bid (Sep 28, 1999, 18:30)
"With open source, why is alphaWorks relevant?" Wolpert asks.
"If it's open source, it's a product. So when technologies
graduate, we'll put them onto a true open-source site, like
PC Week: PC Week Labs' site gets hacks-and flak (Sep 28, 1999, 18:21)
"As this story went to press, it appeared that a hacker had
found an exploit in the permissions structure of the Common Gateway
Interface scripts running on the Linux box. This appears to be a
ZDNet: Evan Leibovitch -- In search of a really suite deal (Sep 28, 1999, 18:15)
"Point is, Sun's thin-client model is not universally Good. But
it's not universally Bad. By the same token, Microsoft's
thick-client model won't fly or fall for everyone either. Both
approaches have their advantages and their downsides."
LinuxPR: IceWalkers.com Announces Beta launch (Sep 28, 1999, 18:02)
"IceWalkers.com is intended to provide to authors a main place
to announce their last software release."
LinuxPR: INTECH Selects LinuxForce Inc. (Sep 28, 1999, 17:58)
"LinuxForce Inc has been selected by INTECH to provide service
and support for their entire network of Debian GNU/Linux based
servers including a 16 node Beowulf Super Computer and their
M2 Presswire: GraphOn breathes new life into UNIX and Linux applications (Sep 28, 1999, 17:43)
"The company's products enable users to access their
applications across any connection or network from any device using
the thinnest of desktops."
VNU Net: Inprise unveils Kylix RAD tool for Linux (Sep 28, 1999, 17:36)
"Pricing and packaging has not yet been decided, but the tool is
likely to be called Delphi for Linux."
E-Commerce Times: Lineo Moves Linux Into Set-Top Internet Access Market (Sep 28, 1999, 17:25)
"The Lineo product was chosen, according to MeterNet, because it
will lend OEM customers a greater degree of flexibility over other
IBM: developerWorks Creates Open Source Zone (Sep 28, 1999, 16:22)
"developerWorks is making the source code available for the very
popular Jikes compiler for Java and IBM Classes for Unicode, which
are used for Unicode-based international support for an
Linux.com: Linux equivalents (Sep 28, 1999, 16:12)
"Linux has moved on from being the latest IT fad. It is now a
viable development platform."
Slashdot: Review: Network Intrusion Detection: An Analysis Handbook [Book Review] (Sep 28, 1999, 15:55)
"Recently published, this book is designed for those of you
trying to keep people outside of your machines."
32BitsOnline: Dock Applications (Sep 28, 1999, 15:39)
"Naturally, no WindowMaker user would be caught dead without a
color co-ordinated desktop."
ZDNET UK: Is Linux Cluster Cabal the Teflon of the 90s? (Sep 28, 1999, 15:20)
"The open source cluster project calling itself the Linux
Cluster Cabal could be for the next decade what TCP/IP was to the
PRNewswire: VA Linux Systems Launches Professional Services Group (Sep 28, 1999, 15:09)
"VA Linux Systems' Professional Services Group will offer its
Linux expertise in five areas: architecture and planning;
deployment and installation; systems integration (including open
source product implementation); performance analysis; and security
BW: Cygnus' Open Source eCos Marked by Rapid Adoption in the Embedded Market (Sep 28, 1999, 15:06)
"The industry response to eCos and its royalty-free, open source
development model has been tremendous."
PRNewswire: Survey Says Future Looks Bright for Linux Technology (Sep 28, 1999, 15:03)
"In a recent nationwide survey, 57 percent of chief information
officers (CIOs) polled said that the use of Linux by companies will
increase over the next three years."
BW: Global Effort Solves Elliptic Curve Crypto Challenge... (Sep 28, 1999, 15:00)
"The "ECC2-97 problem" involved a set of nearly 10 to the 29th
points on an elliptic curve chosen by Certicom. The participants
attacked ECC2-97 by calculating 119,248,522,782,547 (well over 10
to the 14th) of the points using open-source software developed by
PRNewswire: PrivacyX.Com Goes Global With OpenSource Anonymous Browsing Project (Sep 28, 1999, 14:55)
"PrivacyX.Com is offering to the Internet community a tool that
will assist them in retaining control of the privacy that is being
chipped away on the Internet."
PRNewswire: Inprise Announces Commitment to Support C, C++ and Delphi Development on Linux (Sep 28, 1999, 14:46)
"Project Kylix is currently planned to be a Linux component
based development environment for two-way visual development of
graphical user interface (GUI), Internet, database, and server
mutt-1.0pre3 released - fixes security problem (Sep 28, 1999, 14:46)
"The reason for immediately releasing this version is a buffer
overflow in the text/enriched handler which can be triggered by
means of suitably-formatted e-mail messages."
PRNewswire: Webb Announces Expanded Partnership With Corel (Sep 28, 1999, 14:42)
"Webb will create a Linux-based Instant Message service, based
on the Jabber.org open source, XML-based instant messaging
BW: EBIZ Enterprises Engages Mesirow Financial for Investment Banking Services (Sep 28, 1999, 14:39)
"EBIZ is an innovator in the emerging Linux market, both as a
manufacturer of its Element-L branded family of desktop/notebook
computers and servers, as well as a leading full-service specialty
distributor of 'Everything Linux' through their e-commerce web
BW: Idealab! Announces Free E-commerce Software Offering... (Sep 28, 1999, 14:34)
"The free retailing catalyst, which can be deployed on Linux,
Solaris, UNIX and Windows NT platforms, is currently being used by
select Internet retailers and will be bundled with VA Linux Systems
servers later this year."
Linux-Mandrake posts updated Gnomehack (Sep 28, 1999, 14:25)
"An exploit (buffer overflow attack) has been found in the
Linux GNOME exploit (Sep 28, 1999, 14:21)
"Virtually any program using the GNOME libraries is vulnerable
to a buffer overflow attack."
Salon: Do penguins eat apples? (Sep 28, 1999, 13:52)
"Once upon a time, Apple dreamed of killing giants. Today, that
hope belongs to a new generation -- of open-source
LinuxPR: Inprise and Corel Form Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Linux® OS And Application Adoption (Sep 28, 1999, 13:50)
"Companies Agree To Form R&D Alliance"
ext2: libNids and NIDS (Sep 28, 1999, 04:30)
"libNids's ability to defrag IP packets and build up TCP streams
means that it isn't just useful for building NIDS. Having a window
showing you what is going down the network can be a godsend when
you have to debug some network enabled app or reverse engineer some
ext2: Pingus [Review] (Sep 28, 1999, 04:11)
"I'd like to dismiss any thoughts I had about open source
gaming. I must say, Pingus ends any misconceptions I ever had."
LinuxPR: Easy Software Products Releases ESP Print Pro Beta 8 (Sep 28, 1999, 02:12)
"ESP Print Pro is based on the Common UNIX Printing System and
provides PostScript and image file RIPs to support non-PostScript
Linux Today Summary, September 20 - September 26 (Sep 28, 1999, 02:02)
Here's a summary of the most popular stories posted to Linux
Today during the last week.
LinuxPR: Linuxcare To Provide 24x7 Technical Support Services For Macmillan's (Sep 28, 1999, 00:55)
"Leader in Linux Customer Services Teams with Leader in Linux
Retail Sales to Offer Comprehensive Solution."
LinuxPR: Linuxcare Appoints Douglas C. Nassaur as Chief Information Officer (Sep 28, 1999, 00:34)
"Nassaur brings 17 years of information technology and
operations experience, most recently as Vice President, Technical
Operations, for E*TRADE Technologies."
LinuxPR: Motorola...Group's SLX Series Network Appliance Passes KeyLabs Linux Compatibility Tests (Sep 28, 1999, 00:23)
"Linux-Tested" is an open test program that affords both
hardware vendors and IT departments the opportunity to test and
verify hardware compatibility across multiple Linux
LinuxPR: Linuxtopia.com launched (Sep 28, 1999, 00:11)
"Our main goal for this site is to provide a place where Linux
users of all levels of experience can learn about Linux, and find
ways to make their Linux experiences better. Submissions and
feedback are encouraged."
LinuxPR: Ada Core Technolgies and Zentropix announce the development of GNATPRO (Sep 28, 1999, 00:08)
"The open source model of both the RealTime Linux operating
system and the GNAT Ada compiler, guarantees long term product
quality and maintainability. Under open source licensing, you
control the software."
LinuxPR: Corel Corporation and TheLinuxStore.com...Announce Distribution Agreement (Sep 28, 1999, 00:04)
"Under the agreement EBIZ will pre-load Corel®
WordPerfect® 8 for Linux® Personal Edition onto its
Element-L computer systems and the PIA (Personal Internet