Linux News for Nov 29, 1999
DominoPower Magazine: Sharing Linux drives with Samba (Nov 29, 1999, 23:34)
"If you want to be able to see your Linux directories on your
PC, then Samba is for you. If you're a Windows person, you can make
life easier if you can use Samba to access the disks on the Linux
box as if they were on an NT server."
DominoPower Magazine: Life With Linux (Nov 29, 1999, 23:28)
"A quick and easy guide to installing Domino on Linux."
TechWeb: Corel Rockets Amid Linux Takeover Talk (Nov 29, 1999, 22:50)
"Red Hat buying Linux isn't outside the realm of possibility,
given that Red Hat has been criticized for not having a strong
distribution network -- something Corel could offer."
Linux Journal: The High-Tech How Not to be Seen, Part 4 (Nov 29, 1999, 22:42)
"How can I trust the source of a public key?"
The Register: MS quietly dumps Windows OpenGL support (Nov 29, 1999, 21:25)
"The other obvious alternative would of course have been for
Microsoft to co-operate in a Fahrenheit implementation for Linux,
so the end result is hardly surprising."
Inprise Developer News: Xtreme testing for Delphi programs (Nov 29, 1999, 21:09)
"A standard testing framework for Delphi has been long overdue.
Now there is one and it's even open source."
SGI: IRIS Performer 2.3 for Linux Now Available (Nov 29, 1999, 21:00)
"IRIS Performer for Linux brings the opportunity for Linux
software developers worldwide to utilize the premier
industry-standard programming interface for high-performance visual
Inter@ctive Investor: Corel bounds up 26 percent (Nov 29, 1999, 20:53)
"Shares have been building since September when the beta version
of the company's Wordperfect for Linux started getting a lot of
32BitsOnline: Captains of Industry: Sun, a Monopoly in Waiting (Nov 29, 1999, 20:47)
"I have a question at this point...... when was the last time
anyone subverted the GNU, Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD or NetBSD,
Python, Perl, Apache or PHP3 source code to any detrimental
Blackdown.org: Linux Java 1.2.2 RC2 (Nov 29, 1999, 20:28)
"Version 1.2.2-RC2 (Release Candidate 2) of the Linux Java 2
port has made it to many of the mirror sites around the world.
There have been a lot of changes and improvements with it; the
README.linux file details some of the highlights."
merlins.org: Comdex Fall 99 Report with lotsa pictures (Nov 29, 1999, 20:23)
"I just finished my usual linux show report, this time about
Comdex Fall 1999 with the Linux Business Expo, Linus' keynote, the
Penguin Playoffs, and more about the rest of Comdex and Las
BW: CynApps...Intros new release of Cynlib with 6X speed advantage... (Nov 29, 1999, 20:09)
"CynApps today announced a new version of Cynlib, its
open-source C++ hardware design library and simulator, which boasts
significant performance improvement. Additional upgrades include a
VHDL version of the Cyn++ macro preprocessor, and a new "Hardware
VARBusiness: New Solution Leads To New Business For Linux Consultant (Nov 29, 1999, 18:38)
"Binson's Hospital Supply needed to deploying 230 PCs, an order
that--with licenses--would have cost it approximately $310,500. But
the Linux solution dropped the cost to $115,000--a savings of
SJ Mercury: Red Hat to Service AutoZone stores, stock surges (Nov 29, 1999, 18:28)
"Shares of Red Hat surged to a record high of 249 before
settling at 245-1/4, up 31-3/4 or 15 percent, on the Nasdaq stock
market, where it was the biggest net gainer."
E-Commerce Times: Intel Expands Linux Investment (Nov 29, 1999, 18:16)
"SuSE will channel funding into the establishment of new sales
and support offices and also toward the expansion of its network of
SuSE Business Partners. The company currently has offices in the
U.S. and throughout Europe."
The Irish Times: May the source be with you (Nov 29, 1999, 18:07)
"In computing, you have definitely arrived when you become a
three-letter acronym. Eric S. Raymond (ESR) is among a handful of
people whose initials are as familiar to the cognoscenti as FAQ,
FYI and IRQ."
Byte.com: Comdex/Linux Business Expo Seen Another Way (Nov 29, 1999, 17:59)
"There's at least one major reason to go to Comdex if you're a
Linux protagonist: the Linux Business Expo (LBE). The LBE has grown
significantly into an interesting event."
Byte.com: The Linux Process Model, The Linux approach helps performance (Nov 29, 1999, 17:31)
"For one thing, understanding your kernel better will help you
prevent problems before they occur. If you are using Linux as a
server, most problems will start to appear under stress."
Perl News: Interface to Enlightenment IPC Released (Nov 29, 1999, 17:16)
"pesh is a Perl interface to Englightenment IPC."
mantex.co.uk: The Cathedral and the Bazaar [Book Review] (Nov 29, 1999, 17:05)
"Basically, it's an impassioned argument in favour of a new
strategy in software development which has arisen from the decision
by Linus Torvalds to release the source code of his operating
Howto.Tucows.com (aka linux-howto.com) announces new kernel section (Nov 29, 1999, 16:54)
"Look through, or Download kernels, pre-releases, and patches
from the new kernel section at Howto."
research.philips.com: STORit box (multimedia services to end-users) runs on Linux (Nov 29, 1999, 16:51)
"The STORit box was implemented under the Linux operating system
because of its superior multi-tasking capabilities, relatively easy
device driver development for our custom-made hardware, and easy
access to low-level PC internals. These are exactly the features
that have enabled us to build a TV Anytime prototype in a
relatively short time."
Chicago Tribune: Linux letters (Nov 29, 1999, 16:42)
"Now that Linux has supplanted the Macintosh OS as the favorite
operating system for people who hate Microsoft, many of the same
attitudes expressed by the Mac Marines have been picked up by a
group I'll call the Penguinheads."
PC Week: Red Hat guns for Microsoft (Nov 29, 1999, 16:27)
"Seeks to expand its reach through Mozilla, Sendmail pacts."
Slashdot: Beginning Linux Programming, 2nd Edition (Nov 29, 1999, 16:20)
"The first edition of this fine book, written by Neil Matthew
and Richard Stones, remains one of the top-selling books that we've
ever reviewed on Slashdot."
Linux.com: The Business of Linux (Nov 29, 1999, 16:15)
"To be clear, there are many in the investment community who are
shocked and even appalled at the valuations of Linux-related
stocks. They point out unproven track records and minuscule sales
as compared to other stocks with prices like these. They moan and
groan and warn that it can't last. They use scary sounding terms
like "speculative bubble."
SRO: Penguins: Name Your Price, Sun, SCO are pondering Linux acquisitions (Nov 29, 1999, 15:59)
"Both SCO (The Santa Cruz Operation) and Sun are looking at
either Caldera Systems or TurboLinux."
SRO: Where Are All The Linux Ports? (Nov 29, 1999, 15:48)
"Despite swirling rumors that Sun Microsystems is eyeing a Linux
player, not every Sun division appears to be drinking the
LinuxPlanet: Apples and Oranges: A Linux DBMS Comparison, Part III (Nov 29, 1999, 15:23)
"Unlike PostgreSQL, MySQL and mSQL are not really relational
database management systems. I've seen people on newsgroups call
MySQL "just a fast storage tool," and mSQL has even been called a
toy -- not very flattering. At least mSQL implements past of what a
full SQL DBMS should provide."
osOpinion: How to Avoid 1984 Through Our Computers (Nov 29, 1999, 15:17)
"When using Linux, you can have "the blissful feeling of
being... in a room with no telescreens," no matter when you use
osOpinion: Case Study: Renaissance of UNIX a Good Thing? (Nov 29, 1999, 15:13)
"However, some computer users, especially those that are
familiar only with Microsoft Windows or MacOS may not understand
why UNIX on the desktop is a good thing. Like the Renaissance in
Europe, the "rebirth" is always better than the first "birth", this
time UNIX is available freely to all without any legal ties to a
parent company, and this time the source code is openly
BW: AutoZone Chooses Red Hat Services to Support Linux-based Chain-wide Intranet Applications (Nov 29, 1999, 14:02)
"Red Hat's On-site Consulting Services and Support will Help
AutoZone, Inc. Implement Linux-based Intranet Terminals"
Marc Torres -- Interview from Linux Business Expo (Nov 29, 1999, 08:47)
In this Emmett Plant interview, Marc Torres, President of SuSE
Inc., tells Linux Today how SuSE became successful and what keeps
it one of the most popular Linux distributions.
Bruce Perens -- Interview from Linux Business Expo (Nov 29, 1999, 08:32)
In this revealing audio interview by Emmett Plant, Bruce tells
us about his new job as a banker for the Linux Capital Group, an
investment company that invests in Linux startups.
SysAdmin: Linux and the Y2K Bug (Nov 29, 1999, 08:30)
"Linux, like other POSIX-compliant operating systems, provides
facilities for coping with the Y2K bug, and software written
properly for Linux should be able to cope with the end of the