Linux News for Dec 29, 1999
LinuxFab: Top Ten Linux/OpenSource Stories in Taiwan (Dec 29, 1999, 23:50)
LinuxFab readers have chosen the top ten Linux/OpenSource news
stories in Taiwan for 1999.
LinuxPR: Yellow Dog Linux SPECIAL EDITION Offered at MacWorld SF 2000 (Dec 29, 1999, 23:46)
"Terra Soft Solutions, developers of Yellow Dog Linux for
PowerPC computers, will be selling YDL Champion Server 1.1 with a
bonus third cdrom of goodies at MacWorld SF 2000 next week."
LinuxPR: Libranet starts drive to bring more device drivers to Linux. (Dec 29, 1999, 23:43)
"Libranet Announces 'The Linux Drivers Petition'."
Zope Weekly News for December 29, 1999 (Dec 29, 1999, 23:38)
NetworkWorld: Our great Linux debate is ready for prime time (Dec 29, 1999, 23:25)
"If you're considering Linux for your enterprise, I've got a
holiday gift for you."
Kernel Cousin wine #23 Is Out (Dec 29, 1999, 23:17)
TuxFiles.com: Jeremie Miller Interview (Dec 29, 1999, 22:47)
"Jeremie Miller works at Webb Interactive Services, Inc. as a
full-time Open Source developer for the Jabber project."
CNET News.com: Coalition sues to block distribution of DVD "cracking" tool (Dec 29, 1999, 22:40)
"The goal...was not to give piraters the ability to copy DVDs;
it was simply to play DVDs under Linux, an operating system the
film industry forgot in their efforts to accelerate the
proliferation of DVDs in the market."
CNET News.com: Next Linux IPO no sure thing (Dec 29, 1999, 22:35)
"Some developers in the Linux community have criticized LinuxOne
for rushing its shares to the market."
LinuxPR: Bynari International Announces Southern European Alliance (Dec 29, 1999, 22:21)
"Future goals for Bynari International SE include the launch of
a call center and an extensive multi-lingual Linux web site in
first quarter 2000."
ZDNet: CES preview: Hail the Web appliance (Dec 29, 1999, 22:16)
"The trade show that helped launch a million gadgets --
everything from VCRs to CD-ROMs and high-definition TV -- may help
create a new star next week: the Internet appliance."
VARBusiness: Platform Wars And Developer Tools (Dec 29, 1999, 22:06)
"Just as every ISV worth his salt started porting to NT a few
years ago, every ISV started doing Linux ports last year."
AFR Information 99: the winners and the losers (Dec 29, 1999, 21:47)
"The geekish computer operating system Linux stormed ahead in
1999, proving that the combined intellectual power of
public-spirited engineers around the world could match it with the
largest software companies."
SRO: Linux Tangos (Dec 29, 1999, 21:44)
"Pervasive Software's Web-DBMS development tool arrives."
TechRepublic: Do businesses love Linux as much as Wall Street? (Dec 29, 1999, 20:59)
"Here's what several analysts say about Linux in the workplace
and where they think it's headed."
TechRepublic: Linux 101: Configure your video display (Dec 29, 1999, 20:38)
"In philosophical discordance with the Microsoft way of
thinking, to properly... set up a Linux video display, it is
imperative that you know a few details about both your monitor and
your video card."
E-Commerce Times: Pervasive Pushes Linux E-Commerce Development (Dec 29, 1999, 20:13)
"The Tango 2000 development studio... A visual programming
environment for designing, building and testing Web applications...
also enables scalable cross-platform deployment on Linux,
Macintosh, Solaris and Windows NT."
LinuxPR: 3iLinux announces a Universal Internet Appliance (Dec 29, 1999, 19:55)
"The toolkit is based on the very stable Linux OS and 2.0.x
CNET News.com: Be teams with Net appliance maker (Dec 29, 1999, 19:51)
"...for use of its [Be's] Stinger operating system in a new line
of wireless devices."
PRNewswire: BRU...Wins 1999 Linux Journal Reader's Choice Award for Fourth Straight Year (Dec 29, 1999, 19:29)
"Linux Journal added the category in 1996 and BRU has been the
winner each year since the category's inception. Winning the award
is important to EST because it confirms that people use BRU, they
like BRU, and they are willing to take the time to place their
votes for BRU."
BW: TheLinuxStore.com & The Linux Show!!...to Provide a Live Broadcast At...Linux WorldExpo 2000 (Dec 29, 1999, 19:26)
"The Linux(R) Show!! will be bringing their broadcast team and
studio to the floor of the Linux WorldExpo 2000 to do a LIVE end to
end remote broadcast of the event."
CNET News.com: Web 3D: Back to the drawing board (Dec 29, 1999, 19:23)
"3D's open source limbo was a key disappointment of 1999 for
some 3D technologists."
PRNewswire: NEON Systems Announces Linux Support for JDBC Access to System/390 Data & Transactions (Dec 29, 1999, 19:22)
"Linux support for Shadow Direct enables Linux applications to
directly access System/390(R) within interoperable System/390 and
LWN: LWN 1999 Linux Timeline (Dec 29, 1999, 18:53)
...an outstanding review of all the memorable Linux news of 1999
with links to the original stories.
Linux development kernel 2.3.35 released (Dec 29, 1999, 18:24)
Reuters: CBOE to list 3 new options on Jan 4, Jan 18 (Dec 29, 1999, 18:07)
"The Chicago Board Options Exchange said it will list options on
Ask Jeeves Inc. and Digital Lightwave Inc. on January 4 and add
options on Red Hat Inc. on January 18."
dbusiness.com: Pervasive Tangos with Linux (Dec 29, 1999, 17:37)
"Pervasive Software Inc. introduced software that allows Web
developers to build their programs for use on some Linux operating
Investors.com: Meeting Big Expectations A Worry For Linux Firms (Dec 29, 1999, 17:23)
"Investors are so hot for Linux-related IPO shares that they
resemble antsy children begging their parents for the next set of
LinuxWorld: Letters to the Editor, LinuxWorld's readers have plenty to talk about (Dec 29, 1999, 17:09)
"Once again, the readers of LinuxWorld don't mince words when it
comes to coverage of Microsoft, LinuxOne, COBOL, and Corel
PRNewswire: Activeworlds.com Announces Support of Red Hat Linux Version (Dec 29, 1999, 16:35)
"Activeworlds.com will be providing full support to Linux users
for its product lines consisting of World Servers, Galaxervers and
LinuxHelp.net: Secure Shell (SSH/SSH2) Setup Guide (Dec 29, 1999, 16:28)
"The two current versions of ssh is SSH and SSH-2. The
difference between the two lies in the protocols. However, whatever
your needs are, this guide will pretty much help you install either
one. My emphasis will be on ssh."
David Weinehall Takes Over 2.0.x Development (Dec 29, 1999, 16:08)
"In this week's issue of Kernel Traffic, article 5 describes how
Alan Cox has decided he has no time for maintenance of the 2.0
source tree, even though a serious security hole was recently
discovered in 2.0.38."
Upside: Mozilla Maturity (Dec 29, 1999, 16:05)
"A band of Mozilla programmers released the "M12 build" on
Thursday, a pre-alpha version of their browser, which boasts a
fast, standards-compliant page rendering feature and an
instant-messaging client based on the ubiquitous Internet Relay
SJ Mercury/Reuters: DVD industry group sues over copying program (Dec 29, 1999, 15:48)
"All those companies that have major amounts of content can't
afford to have some moron hacker post something because he thinks
CNN: Hundreds of defendants named in lawsuit over DVD hacking (Dec 29, 1999, 15:37)
"An industry group that licenses encryption technology for DVDs
filed a lawsuit in California on Tuesday accusing 500 Web site
administrators of giving away trade secrets in a scheme to override
encryption software that protects against DVD piracy."
DiBona.com: DVD Lawsuit Filing -- The Plan for the 29th of December (Dec 29, 1999, 14:58)
"... we will meet at the front entrance of the Santa Clara
County Superior Court at 8am."
BW: DigitalThink Announces Completion of Linux/UNIX System and Network Administration Series (Dec 29, 1999, 14:40)
"Online, Self-Paced, Interactive Courses Give Linux and UNIX
Administrators an Edge."
BW: EBIZ Enterprises Inc./TheLinuxStore.com Announces OTCBB Listing (Dec 29, 1999, 14:35)
"... the company has been relisted on the OTC Bulletin Board
effective as of the opening of trading Dec. 27."
BW: PalmWorks Selects Penguin Computing and Red Hat Solution To Serve As Infrastructure Backbone (Dec 29, 1999, 06:02)
"PalmWorks will utilize redundant server sites equipped with
Penguin Computing server hardware, supplied with the powerful and
expandable Xeon processor. These servers will run Red Hat, Inc.'s
version of the Linux operating system."
Linux Journal: Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Brokers (Dec 29, 1999, 05:59)
"The great Electric Kool-Aid Linux Hype Test could begin any day
now with just one question: will a no-name Linux distribution
successfully ride the open-source IPO bandwagon to wealth, if not
Linux Journal: Quicknet GPL's Linux Drivers for VOIP Cards (Dec 29, 1999, 05:56)
"To open source or not to open source ... for more and more
companies, this is no longer the question."
Wired: Case Hinges on Reverse Hack (Dec 29, 1999, 05:46)
"Legal hacking, or the intent to damage to the DVD
TechWeb: Progress Ships Linux Versions Of Software (Dec 29, 1999, 05:40)
"Progress is shipping a Linux version of its Progress 8.3 suite,
which includes the Progress AppServer application server and the
Progress Enterprise RDBMS database."
PC Week: Inprise mulls future of InterBase division (Dec 29, 1999, 05:36)
"A source close to the company said Tuesday that opening the
InterBase source code is being considered by Inprise
osOpinion: Why BSD is more free than GPL is (Dec 29, 1999, 05:30)
"The GPL is ahead of its time. Perhaps the interest in GPL
software and Wall Streets frenzy over Linux stocks will wane if
pure Linux companies can't earn the expected profits that inflated
their Initial Public Offerings, or if amateur developers, like the
hippies (who became yuppies), get frustrated and jaded over money
they could have earned and someone else is earning off their
Kernel Traffic #48 Is Out (Dec 29, 1999, 02:24)
LinuxPR: Penguinistas Get DSL too! (Dec 29, 1999, 01:10)
"BPS Internet Access leaks advance word of DSL service offering.
DSL high speed internet access, and funding to the Linux Community,
what could be better?"
Debian Weekly News - December 27th, 1999 (Dec 29, 1999, 01:01)
Feature include: Richard Braakman posted plans for the freeze,
Lintian now supports local overrides, The source code for Quake 1
was GPL'd last week, CD images for 2.1r4 are available and New
packages in Debian. Read it here.
CNET News.com: Linux community scores coup in Hotmail outage (Dec 29, 1999, 00:46)
"Sanford estimated that as many as half of Hotmail's 52 million
active users may have been affected by the glitch, although she
said it was impossible to know for sure."
Netscape Communicator 4.71 available (Dec 29, 1999, 00:32)