Linux News for Oct 26, 1999
BW: Data Fellows Launches F-Secure Anti-Virus for Solaris x86, Linux (Oct 26, 1999, 23:24)
"While the firewall or gateway approach does stop some malicious
code, F-Secure Anti-Virus protects against a multitude of other
sources that the gateway cannot control."
M2 Presswire: Compaq expands thin client product offering with new T1000 and T1500 (Oct 26, 1999, 23:17)
"The Windows CE-based T1000 and Linux-based T1500 - along with
the Compaq Aero 8000 mobile thin client - provide a full suite of
solutions for customers who demand cost-effective, exceptionally
manageable thin client devices."
PRNewswire: Entera Delivers First Standards-Based Streaming Solution on Cobalt's New RaQ 3i Server (Oct 26, 1999, 23:12)
"Entera's ELSA brings to Cobalt customers a powerful and
standards-based solution that is easy to use."
CNET News.com: TurboLinux boosts software support (Oct 26, 1999, 23:04)
TurboLinux, one of the major sellers of the Linux operating
system, has inked a raft of deals to bolster its new software and
to help its push in the United States."
LinuxPR: Rt-Control enables Linux based Internet appliances (Oct 26, 1999, 22:53)
"The shipment of the uCsimm marks a milestone in the development
of the embedded Linux marketplace."
LinuxPR: Zero G Software ships InstallAnywhere... (Oct 26, 1999, 22:37)
"InstallAnywhere Enterprise Edition Gives Linux Developers a
Graphical Tool for Deploying Java-based Software Across Multiple
ZDNet: Microsoft sets Windows 2000 D-Day (Oct 26, 1999, 21:11)
"Microsoft Corp. will launch its long-awaited Windows 2000
product on Feb. 17, 2000... in San Francisco at IDG World Expo's
Windows 2000 Conference and Expo trade show..."
GNOME Summary October 20-26, 1999 (Oct 26, 1999, 21:02)
TechRepublic: Here's how you configured the ultimate Linux workstation (Oct 26, 1999, 20:53)
"...answers varied from the practical and utilitarian to the
NetworkWorld: Compaq announces thin clients, wireless LAN (Oct 26, 1999, 20:45)
"The T1500 runs on the Linux operating system... has the
Netscape 4.5 browser... will ship in December..."
Linux Journal: Parlez-vous Open Source? (Oct 26, 1999, 20:34)
"The administrations of the State, the local communities and the
administrative services, subject to the provisions of Article 4 can
use only free software of rights and whose source code is
E-Commerce Times: Allaire Fuses Linux and E-Commerce (Oct 26, 1999, 20:18)
"The updated ColdFusion product, according to Allaire, is
intended to complete its foundational investment in e-commerce,
providing users higher availability for large-scale applications
and increased integration capabilities with existing systems."
CNET News.com: Sun shines Solaris on new Intel chip (Oct 26, 1999, 19:47)
"A version of Windows and Linux were demonstrated when Intel
unveiled the first Itanium samples in late August."
LinuxPR: Red Hat Linux OS Included in Intel's Global ISP Program (Oct 26, 1999, 19:36)
"The inclusion of Red Hat Linux with Intel's ISP program offers
customers the power of open source software in the demanding
Internet server environments in which it performs best."
LinuxPR: Graphics Muse adds backend...MyNetscape support, updates Q & A and Mail Reader Sections (Oct 26, 1999, 19:31)
"Backends make it easier for other sites and individuals to
automatically keep track of whats going on at the 'Muse."
Linux.ie: Interview with Ulrich Weigand, WINE developer (Oct 26, 1999, 19:16)
"Do you ever get upset when yet anyother obscure feature of some
Windows program broke Wine?"
PC Week: TurboLinux debuts cluster server, lines up partners (Oct 26, 1999, 18:50)
"With TurboCluster, customers finally see something that will be
more than just another file server or a 'let's run our little
interdepartmental Web server on Linux."
Tonight on TheLinuxShow!! (Oct 26, 1999, 18:44)
"Tonights show will feature the First Annual Linux(r) Triva
Kernel Cousin Wine #14 Is Out (Oct 26, 1999, 18:39)
CRN: Lotus, Allaire climb aboard Linux express, Developers to bring offerings over to open-source...OS (Oct 26, 1999, 18:37)
"The open-source-code operating system is expected to get
another boost this week as Lotus Development Corp. and Allaire
Corp. unveil versions of their products for Linux."
CRN: Thin Clients Target Embedded NT 4.0 (Oct 26, 1999, 18:32)
"If Microsoft doesn't offer a browser, customers would have to
go to something like Linux and another browser," Blatnik said."
EE Times: 64-bit future for the X86? (Oct 26, 1999, 18:26)
"Creating a Linux version for X86-64 should be a lot easier, but
whether any other versions of Unix support the architecture remains
to be seen."
VARBusiness: 'Big D' Integrator [Bynari] Does Linux In Big Way (Oct 26, 1999, 18:25)
"A Q&A with Bynari Systems' Tom Adelstein"
Information Week: unix: Reliable, Scalable, Available, Indestructible (Oct 26, 1999, 18:19)
"Windows NT has been hyped for some time as the next-generation
enterprise operating environment, but Unix sales continue to be
strong. That's based largely on customers' needs for reliability,
scalability, high availability, manageability, and
security-especially for critical applications."
TechWeb: Intel To Market Red Hat Linux For Web Servers (Oct 26, 1999, 18:09)
"Intel has launched a program aimed at boosting its share of the
server market, which has been dominated by Sun Microsystems, whose
computers use Sun's own chips instead of Intel's."
ZDNet: Microsoft's X-Box to take on Sony (Oct 26, 1999, 17:34)
"The potential competition with Sony has been building for
months. ...Sony... has touted the upcoming Playstation 2 not as a
simple video game machine but as a connected device that can handle
Salon: Microsoft flip-flop (Oct 26, 1999, 17:10)
"The open-source software movement is currently making waves by
successfully building a model for software development that depends
on freely contributed labor. But last week, Microsoft
ostentatiously turned its back on the volunteers who were among its
strongest supporters, saying that it could take care of its
problems by itself."
BW: TechExcel Announces DownloadPlus...First Complete Solution for Download Management...Analysis (Oct 26, 1999, 16:57)
"DownloadPlus consists of three separate Web servers:
DownloadPlus Admin, DownloadPlus Analysis and DownloadPlus for
Customers. DownloadPlus for Customers is the main server accessed
by customers to register and download files, and it provides
completely open source code for total customization and integration
with existing Web sites."
BW: O'Reilly Announces Java Enterprise Computing Conference March 27-30, 2000 in Santa Clara, CA (Oct 26, 1999, 16:53)
"We're bringing together the most knowledgeable speakers in the
industry to look critically at the state of Java technology and its
use in enterprise applications."
LinuxPower: On the road to Enlightenment - Window managing made gorgeous (Oct 26, 1999, 16:36)
"One of the first things you will notice with this new release
is the new pager, its is truly beautiful."
KDE 2.0 Technology overview available (Oct 26, 1999, 16:29)
"Due to the rapid development currently going on, no thorough
description of the technologies have been presented. This document
hopes to resolve that matter. I will go over each major technology
introduced, describe it's justification, and comment on it's
EROS is now released under GPL! (Oct 26, 1999, 16:22)
"The system merges some very old ideas in operating systems with
some newer ideas about performance and resource management. The
result is a small, secure, real-time operating system that provides
LinuxPR: Midgard 1.2.4 released (Oct 26, 1999, 16:12)
"Midgard 1.2.4 adds support for multiple Midgard databases in a
single Apache server."
AboutLinux.com: MailBag #4 (Oct 26, 1999, 16:06)
"The Linux community needs to get the word out that there ARE
many applications available for Linux."
Geeknews.org Reviews Red Hat 6.1 (Oct 26, 1999, 15:56)
"The goal of this review is to examine the install process for
this new OS and to give users some insight as to what an install of
Red Hat 6.1 has in store for them."
LinuxPR: Wanna Win a Free Linux Box or 2??? (Oct 26, 1999, 15:49)
"Now with the help of IndyBox Systems...and Penguin
Computing...you have two chances to win Linux Boxes at
LinuxPR: Maximum Security Linux (Oct 26, 1999, 15:46)
"To help combat the risk of systems abuse and attack from
outsiders, Macmillan USA, in association with SecurityPortal.com,
recently released Maximum Security Linux. This comprehensive
software package provides all of the necessary tools and
documentation to keep Linux systems safe and secure."
LinuxPR: Mission Critical Linux Appoints Paul Guyette To Lead Sales Efforts (Oct 26, 1999, 15:46)
"Provider of enterprise solutions for the Linux operating system
announces the addition of a senior IT executive as Vice President
BW: SCO and TurboLinux Announce Worldwide Professional Services Initiative (Oct 26, 1999, 14:46)
"Under the initiative, TurboLinux will offer their customers
Linux Professional Consulting Services from SCO. SCO's Professional
Services organization will support TurboLinux customers in
planning, cost analysis and deployment of their TurboLinux
BW: TurboLinux and Linuxcare Partner on Enterprise Support (Oct 26, 1999, 14:43)
"TurboLinux is pushing Linux technology, especially in the area
of clustering," said Fernand Sarrat, president and CEO of
Linuxcare. "Customers looking for high availability Linux solutions
will expect a total environment of software, support and services
that Linuxcare is uniquely positioned to deliver in this agreement
PRNewswire: TUCOWS Launches Open Shared Registry System for Domain Name Registration (Oct 26, 1999, 14:38)
"The OpenSRS client software has been released under the GNU
Public License which is the most popular open source license in use
today. This liberal licensing arrangement allows companies to
customize and modify the client software to ensure that it works
within their environment, an opportunity not available with typical
BW: Cobalt Networks Advances Web and Application Hosting with RaQ 3i Server Appliance... (Oct 26, 1999, 14:35)
"The array of solutions available for the RaQ 3i will make it an
ideal appliance platform for high-traffic Web portals, e-commerce,
and application hosting."
BW: TurboLinux and Cubix in High Density Linux Clusters Alliance (Oct 26, 1999, 14:30)
"Cubix brings robust hardware solutions for the enterprise with
our clustering software to offer customers unmatched
price/performance benefits for their mission critical computing
BW: TurboLinux Announces Alliance with Compaq To Support Thousands of Developers (Oct 26, 1999, 14:26)
"Under the agreement, independent software vendors will be able
to test drive their applications on TurboCluster Server software,
Compaq ProLiant servers and Compaq AlphaServer systems at Compaq's
Marlboro, Massachusetts Test Drive Lab accessible over the
BW: Ensim Corporation Announces Partner Program (Oct 26, 1999, 14:20)
"ISPs will benefit from complete, cost-effective solutions that
combine the performance, reliability and scalability of VA Linux
systems with the value added by ServerXChange."
BW: Trend Micro Ships...Internet Gateway Antivirus for Red Hat Linux 6.0: InterScan VirusWall 3.01 (Oct 26, 1999, 14:15)
"With this announcement, Trend is also making available to the
Linux community a free Linux file scanner for performing manual and
prescheduled virus scanning on Linux servers."
BW: Pulsecom's Integrated Service Selection for ADSL Now Supports...Linux and Macintosh Systems (Oct 26, 1999, 14:10)
"By complementing our existing support of the pervasive Windows
operating systems with support for both Linux and Macintosh, we are
allowing our customers to offer their new ADSL-based services to
the largest base of subscribers possible."
PRNewswire: Giganet and TurboLinux Bring Virtual Interface (VI) Architecture to Linux (Oct 26, 1999, 14:07)
"The combination of cLAN and TurboCluster will provide for the
first time, high performance Virtual Interface (VI)
Architecture-based clustering for Linux environments."
PRNewswire: Lotus Extends Industry Leadership With Next-Generation Solutions Unveiled at Lotusphere Europe 99 (Oct 26, 1999, 14:04)
"Lotus also announced the imminent availability of Domino
Release 5 for Linux which will deliver Domino's capabilities on the
rapidly growing Linux operating system."
SuSE Security Advisory: ypserv prior 1.3.9 (Oct 26, 1999, 06:41)
"Several vulnerability exists: ypserv prior 1.3.9 allows an
administrator in the NIS domain to inject password tables;
rpc.yppasswd prior 22.214.171.124 has got a buffer overflow in the md5
hash generation [SuSE linux is unaffected by this, other linux
falvors are]; rpc.yppasswdd prior 1.3.9 allows users to change GECO
and login shell values of other users."
LinuxPR: Regis McKinna Joins Linuxcare Board of Directors (Oct 26, 1999, 04:38)
"Marketing Innovator Brings Experience and Vision to Linuxcare
osOpinion: Armed and Dangerous (Oct 26, 1999, 04:31)
"I took the CD home, unzipped the "ARMED.ZIP" file, read the
README.TXT file, rebooted as instructed, and 10 minutes later I was
net surfing. I was stunned. It found all my hardware and configured
everything correctly except my proxy server. All I could say was,
"Wowser, this is how it oughta be."
FlatLineSystems.net: WinLinux 2000 Installation Review (Oct 26, 1999, 04:25)
"Well, I bit the bullet. Time to test out this 'new' flavour of
The Computer Paper: Networks and Beyond, A three-way race for network OSes (Oct 26, 1999, 04:16)
"One by one, the reasons for not using Linux as a server are
being addressed. Computers with Linux installed can be purchased
from IBM, Dell, and Compaq, among others. Support contracts can be
purchased. There's finally "someone to sue if things go wrong," or
at least to blame. The largest remaining hurdle for Linux to
overcome is lack of familiarity and knowledge."
Kernel Traffic #40 Is Out (Oct 26, 1999, 01:56)
LinuxWorld: The Corel Linux test drive (Oct 26, 1999, 01:37)
"Corel seems to understand exactly what is needed to make Linux
palatable for the home user. And, based on the demonstrations at
LinuxWorld Expo, it seemed like Corel was making remarkable
LinuxWorld: CommuniGate versus Microsoft Exchange, An Interview with Vladimir Butenko (Oct 26, 1999, 01:32)
"LinuxWorld does not endorse either benchmark, but we find them
both to be believable. And that isn't only because -- unlike the
recent benchmarks by Mindcraft and ZD Labs -- these results tend to
support the anecdotal evidence that Linux outperforms Windows
Perl.com: Short guide to DBI (The Perl Database Interface Module) (Oct 26, 1999, 01:24)
"Relational databases started to get to be a big deal in the
1970's, and they're still a big deal today, which is a little
peculiar, because they're a 1960's technology."
The Computer Paper: Linux For Newbies: Part 4 (Oct 26, 1999, 01:07)
"Last month we installed Linux and learned how to log in as root
and shut down the system. Essential, but not too exciting. This
month we'll start navigating the system. Knowing how to get around
is the first step towards Linux mastery."
The Computer Paper: The TeX alternative (Oct 26, 1999, 01:00)
"One question always arises from those who have never been
exposed to a text processing system before: if you can use a
program like WordPerfect, why use something like LaTeX for
LinuxPR: Storm Linux Beta Released (Oct 26, 1999, 00:52)
"The beta release follows a successful alpha release in