Linux News for Oct 28, 1999
SRO: Apache To The Max (Oct 28, 1999, 22:18)
"You also should eliminate all services that don't absolutely
have to be running, such as e-mail (you can receive mail via a
separate mail server). And don't run a GUI; it consumes resources
that are best used for Web service."
GraphicsMuse: XFree86: Past, Present, and Future (Oct 28, 1999, 21:55)
"It wasn't until the release of X11R6, sometime back in 1994 or
1995, that XFree86 was incorporated into the X11
PRNewswire: Red Hat Linux Training Available on Video & CD-ROM From Keystone (Oct 28, 1999, 21:36)
"KeyStone's comprehensive 16-hour training course, available on
video and CD-ROM, thoroughly teaches information-technology
professionals how to install, operate and expertly administer Red
Hat Linux Version 6 in business and network environments."
CCN: WaveTech Networks to use Red Hat's Linux 6.1 Operating System (Oct 28, 1999, 21:32)
"Red Hat 6.1 is the latest release of this program and will be
installed into our server as soon as we have completed
E-Commerce Times: TurboLinux Allies With Compaq (Oct 28, 1999, 21:25)
"Our customers are demanding enterprise clustering solutions on
Linux, and TurboLinux is able to deliver the software for our
developer partners to meet that need."
StatMarket: Lots of Noise, but not Numbers on Linux (Oct 28, 1999, 21:20)
"It seems that Linux is just the ultimate underdog (or penguin -
as "Tux" is the official Linux mascot). There is something that
just feels good about the open-source software model, especially
one that is free."
CNNfn: They won't do Windows (Oct 28, 1999, 21:08)
"Major personal computer makers are quietly working on products
that will not use Microsoft Corp.'s Windows, the operating system
that has cemented the software maker's market power."
ext2: Microsoft Buys Andoover, and Internot.com! (Oct 28, 1999, 21:03)
"This article is not meant to harm any site out there, but
written as a wake up call to the Linux community."
ChicagoLand Linux Users Group: Microsoft Chicago stop will get a surprise on Nov 3rd (Oct 28, 1999, 19:20)
"We plan to give out Linux CDs (thanks SuSE) at the door."
DevShed: An Interview with Kevin A. Burton, the Developer of Apache JetSpeed (Oct 28, 1999, 18:57)
"In a nutshell Apache JetSpeed is an Open Source
Groupware/Messaging/Portal project. I guess you could think of it
as Lotus Notes meets Yahoo."
Red Hat Errata Advisory: new e2fsprogs packages available (Oct 28, 1999, 18:51)
"When displaying the progress bar for a filesystem check, it was possible for a SIGUSR1 to be sent to a e2fsck process that did not yet have a signal handler enabled, causing fsck to prematurely exit."
Software AG: EntireX DCOM on Linux - Release 4.1.2 (Oct 28, 1999, 18:29)
"EntireX DCOM is the glue allowing objects on different
computers to communicate through common protocols, including
Internet and Web-based protocols."
Midgard: Dial 'T' for troubleshooter (Oct 28, 1999, 18:22)
"Getting Midgard installed correctly is still by far the
commonest problem heard on Midgard's mailing list."
Red Hat Security Advisory: security problems with ypserv (Oct 28, 1999, 18:18)
"With ypserv, local administrators in the NIS domain could
possibly inject password tables. In rpc.yppasswdd, users could
change GECOS and login shells of other users, and there is a buffer
overflow in the md5 hash generation."
Midgard Weekly Summary for 27th of October, 1999 (#21) (Oct 28, 1999, 17:48)
KDE Development News: October 1999 [1/2] (Oct 28, 1999, 17:32)
LinuxPR: Bynari International Announces South America Alliance (Oct 28, 1999, 16:56)
"César Villanueva Leads Initiative."
LinuxPR: WebEvent 3.2b3 Released - Web calendar software (Oct 28, 1999, 16:54)
"Matador Design, Inc., has made available WebEvent 3.2b3 which
is the last beta release before the final version is released on or
before November 8, 1999."
Boston Globe: Keeping Crashes to a Minimum (Oct 28, 1999, 16:26)
"Sadly, just as it took several decades for automobiles to
become reliable, there is no way known yet to guarantee computers
will perform equally well."
ZDNET UK: Under the counter Definite Linux sells like hot cakes (Oct 28, 1999, 16:07)
"One vendor of NT printing software in fact confidentially
revealed that he had taken to selling boxes of Definite Linux,
acquired from the IT Forum next door, under the counter at his
stand. This unlikely Linux convert also confessed that editions of
this UK distribution of Linux were selling like hot cakes."
The Register: TurboLinux clustering and the code-forking scare (Oct 28, 1999, 16:01)
"ComputerWorld, the puzzling IDG weekly which has jumped onto
the Windows NT bandwagon just as the other trade weeklies are
jumping off...quoted DH Brown's Tony Iams as saying that Linus had
better...include it or the kernel would fork."
NY Times: Oracle to Form New Company for Network Computing (Oct 28, 1999, 15:44)
"The new computers will use the Linux operating system, Netscape
Navigator Web browser and an Intel microprocessor, Ellison
Network Computing: The Open Source Mystique (Oct 28, 1999, 15:24)
"I haven't heard of any significant new customers or developers
beating on Netscape's door just to get at the source code. Having
Microsoft on the Open Source bandwagon hasn't yielded much
Debian Security Advisory: New version of nis released (Oct 28, 1999, 15:07)
"The nis package that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.1
has a couple of problems:
* ypserv allowed any machine in the NIS domain to insert new
* rpc.yppasswd had a bufferoverflow in its MD5 code
* rpc.yppasswd allowed users to change the GECOS and loginshell
entries of other users."
Linux Weekly News for October 28, 1999 (Oct 28, 1999, 14:30)
Front Page Features include: The GPL and Qt collide again, Age
became an issue at Comdex and Two more critical commercial
applications come over. Read it here.
BW: White Pine Linux Platform Solution Enables ISPs And ASPs To Extend...Services to Customers (Oct 28, 1999, 14:18)
"MeetingPoint is the industry's leading software for multipoint
IP-based conferencing. White Pine became the first multimedia IP
conferencing vendor to support the Linux operating system when it
joined as a Developer Partner with Red Hat."
Linux.com.sg (Singapore): Linux 2000 Coming to a server near you (Part 1) (Oct 28, 1999, 14:11)
"When I was asked to write a prediction for the Linux operating
system in Singapore next year, I was suddenly struck by how far
Linux had come."
WinNTMag: Strange Bedfellows (Oct 28, 1999, 14:11)
"Linux has several advantages when it comes to a client-side OS.
First, its flexible. If youre a manufacturer building the better
WBT based on Windows CE or NT 4.0 Embedded and you want to include
some functionality that the OS doesnt support, youre out of
E-Commerce Times: Red Hat Joins Intel ISP Program (Oct 28, 1999, 06:14)
"The new program is designed to provide ISPs and their business
customers products, services and support through an Intel
maintained Web site."
Electronic Telegraph (UK): How to get Windows out of your system (Oct 28, 1999, 06:09)
"It's cheap. It's easy; underneath there's UNIX, which is about
as user-friendly as a cornered rat, but now it installs easily,
autodetects most hardware, has a choice of friendly graphical
interfaces, and installing software is almost as easy as on
Windows. It's constantly and rapidly improving. It's reliable. And
finally, it's different."
LinuxPR: MSC.Nastran available for Linux (Oct 28, 1999, 05:57)
"To cater to a growing Linux-using customer base, the world's
most widely used finite element analysis (FEA) program,
MSC.Nastran, has converted to the Linux operating system."
LinuxPR: Linux Magazine's November Issue Now Available (Oct 28, 1999, 05:54)
"Stories on the Red Hat IPO, Linux Kernel configuration, Bill
Joy, and Linux Office Suites featured in latest issue."
Forbes: Corel to benefit from Linux mania (Oct 28, 1999, 05:52)
"One of the nice things about playing in the Linux market is
that sometimes just the announcement itself is good enough [for a
pop in the stock]," he asserts. "Corel is a good sleepy business
and this will provide the sizzle."
LinuxPlanet: Routing NetBIOS with Linux (Oct 28, 1999, 05:42)
"It's possible to configure a Linux machine to do NetBIOS
forwarding, which will enable us to get the Network Neighborhood
working across masqueraded networks. Here's how..."
WinNTMag: Dispatches from the Open-Source Front (Oct 28, 1999, 05:40)
"Open-source development provides some compelling benefits.
Generally, development moves faster and there is more
experimentation with open-source software."
ZDNET: Ellison: Linux-powered Net PC coming (Oct 28, 1999, 05:36)
"The new network-computer manufacturer, which, according to
Ellison, will adopt the discarded Network Computer Inc. moniker,
will unveil Intel-powered machines running the Linux operating
system and Netscape Navigator."
Kernel Cousin debian-hurd #21 Is Out (Oct 28, 1999, 00:32)
Linux development kernel 2.3.24 released (Oct 28, 1999, 00:26)
Linux kernel 2.2.14pre2 released (Oct 28, 1999, 00:19)