Linux News for Oct 31, 1999
Linux Journal December 1999 (Oct 31, 1999, 23:12)
The December 1999 issue of Linux Journal (#68) will be mailed
from the printers in Waseca, Minnesota on November 12, 1999.
LinuxPlanet: Application Servers and Linux: The Enterprise Awaits (Oct 31, 1999, 23:12)
"... on a cost per unit basis it's cheaper to put up a cluster
of high-end PCs running Linux than a similar number of Solaris or
Curt Wuollet--Linux in Industry: Our Own Case Study (Oct 31, 1999, 20:34)
"Linux is such a great solution and so flexible that our current
uses just scratch the surface. I have been disappointed that so few
of the success stories in industry are published. I decided to
write this article so that the many people who contribute to the
Open Source community could get the credit they deserve."
Eric S. Raymond -- Are you ready for Burn All GIFs Day? (Oct 31, 1999, 19:59)
On November 5, webmasters all over the world will convert their
sites to eliminate all GIFs.
Performance Computing: Evaluating OpenLinux 2.3 (Oct 31, 1999, 17:53)
"OpenLinux approaches the installation from a completely
different angle. The Enhanced Linux Installation Wizard (LIZARD)
asks all the questions up front in a graphical environment that
employs radio button choices everywhere it can. It is extremely
simple to use."
Corel.com: Taming the Daemons Within (Oct 31, 1999, 17:43)
"To the ancient Greeks, a daemon was a protective spirit that
presided over a person's destiny. In UNIX circles, however, daemon
stands for Disk And Execution MONitor. Daemons are server processes
that are responsible for offering certain services."
Corel.com: Making the Grade with Linux®: A Viable Alternative for Students (Oct 31, 1999, 17:30)
"But what can be done when all the applications that you know
and love reside under Windows? Is there life beyond the BSOD? There
sure is, and it's better!"
LinuxPR: LinuxDevices.com Launches Embedded Linux Portal (Oct 31, 1999, 17:11)
"Developers of embedded systems just gained a powerful means to
locate the information and components they need for incorporating
the highly popular Linux operating system into non-desktop
LinuxPR: New Release: LinkScan 6.0 has increased speed with less memory (Oct 31, 1999, 17:09)
"LinkScan is the industrial strength link checking and website
management tool for Linux."
Flight Gear version 0.7.1 is now available for download (Oct 31, 1999, 16:42)
The Flight Gear Flight Simulator project is a free, open-source,
multi-platform flight simulator development project.
sendmail.net: An Interview with Andrew Leonard (Oct 31, 1999, 14:33)
"I am writing a book about free software - a history of the
movement that delves into the cultural, political, and economic
implications of it all. Probably too ambitious for my own
Graphics Muse: The impact of computing on society - where the goals of the Linux movement fit in (Oct 31, 1999, 14:32)
"Why, for example, would I want to exchange the lunatic ranting
of one dictator (or two, if you include Steve Balmer) for those of
a collective group of lunatics?"
Linux.com: Window Manager Review (Oct 31, 1999, 14:31)
"What I am interested in doing is creating a viable resource for
those interested in trying different window managers."
LinuxWorld: A REBOL incursion (Oct 31, 1999, 14:30)
"Don't be fooled by people who say that Carl Sassenrath's new
project is "just a scripting language." In reality, the chief
architect of the AmigaOS is after nothing less than your cell
phone, your Java-enabled toaster, and your Linux box in his quest
to make your operating system irrelevant in the new world of
LinuxPlanet: Review: The No BS Guide to Red Hat Linux 6 (Oct 31, 1999, 06:07)
"As an overview of Redhat 6 this book is excellent. It covers
everything of interest at a level of detail quite sufficient to get
you up and running and doing useful work."
LinuxPR: Free e-mail for Linux lovers and users! (Oct 31, 1999, 05:11)
"ThePenguin e-mail service is now up and running."
LinuxPR: HotDiary Announces Free RedHat Linux Portal software (Oct 31, 1999, 05:09)
"HotDiary.Com Is First To Announce Unified Linux Networked
Calendar Portal For Businesses, Communities and End-Users."
Linux Gazette: Creating A Linux Certification Program, Part 7 (Oct 31, 1999, 00:00)
"I had absolutely no idea that this article would lead down the
paths that it did! Looking back, I think my reasons still stand,
but certainly my own thinking has evolved on how a program is
structured as we all have discussed and strategized."