Linux News for Dec 30, 1999
E-Commerce Times: Amazon Boycott Rhetoric Reaches Absurd Heights (Dec 30, 1999, 23:22)
"If 1-Click was so easy and obvious, then why didn't someone
else come up with it? Or other "obvious" items like the steam
engine or the light bulb, for that matter?"
PC Magazine: Winners and duds of 1999 (Dec 30, 1999, 23:17)
"[Winner #]4. Linux. ... [Dud #]4. Microsoft Windows CE
LinuxPR: Easy Software Products Releases ESP Print Pro v4.0.3 (Dec 30, 1999, 22:49)
"ESP Print Pro v4.0.3 is a free patch upgrade for current users
of ESP Print Pro."
LinuxPR: Common UNIX Printing System 1.0.4 Released (Dec 30, 1999, 22:48)
"The Common UNIX Printing System provides a portable printing
layer for UNIX® operating systems."
Jabber.org: Year-End Status Report (Dec 30, 1999, 22:18)
"This message is from the Jabber.org project, and is intended to provide a current overview, for both technical and non-technical users, of the many related technologies, projects, and plans for Jabber."
CNET News.com: Judge rejects group's request to block DVD program (Dec 30, 1999, 21:41)
"Another hearing on the matter is scheduled for Jan. 14, but
legal experts say the movie industry, represented as plaintiffs by
a group called the DVD Copy Control Association, may have a hard
time proving the Web owners have done anything unlawful."
ZDNet: Seven People You Should Follow Into the Next Decade (Dec 30, 1999, 21:01)
"HARDWARE: LINUS TORVALDS... OPERATING SYSTEM: BOB YOUNG..."
Upside: Apache on Deck (Dec 30, 1999, 20:26)
"I think that this sort of thing helps the community understand
how we are aligned in terms of the of software and the open source
Linux.com: The Nelson Rush interview (Dec 30, 1999, 19:44)
"Nelson Rush...is leader of the QuakeForge Project, whose goals
are to extend Quake 1 (and any future releases by Id Software) into
a whole new realm of virtual gaming and virtual reality, while
maintaining a backwards compatibility layer with the original Quake
and other Quake projects."
Linux.com: Nicholas Petreley: Is Red Hat Really the Next Microsoft? (Dec 30, 1999, 19:39)
"It seems as if Red Hat is being singled out primarily because
it is financially successful and receiving a lot of commercial
Tcl-URL! for December 30, 1999 (Dec 30, 1999, 19:26)
PC Week: Java partners at odds (Dec 30, 1999, 19:21)
"Java partners such as IBM, which are not as reliant on Java
branding efforts, are in a cold war with smaller vendors that
depend on Sun's official stamp of approval to sell Java-based
Kernel Cousin samba #5 Is Out (Dec 30, 1999, 18:24)
Compaq.com: Alpha Linux Beowulf Testdrive (Dec 30, 1999, 18:17)
"We are proud to announce the addition of an Alpha Linux Beowulf
cluster in the Compaq Testdrive program. We have set up an eight
node cluster of XP1000s for developers to try their applications
BetaNews: Debian 2.2 Release Schedule Announced (Dec 30, 1999, 18:11)
"Developers of the Debian distribution of the Linux operating
system have announced the release schedule for the latest version
of Debian, dubbed "Potato." As of January 2nd, no new packages will
be accepted for inclusion in the Potato release."
E-Commerce Times: Linux Hysteria Will Fade In 2000 (Dec 30, 1999, 18:05)
"According to a new report by Forrester Research, Linux hysteria
will give way to pragmatism in the new year."
LinuxPR: OpenDVD.org leads the fight for DVD players for every OS (Dec 30, 1999, 17:57)
"The OpenDVD.org website was on top of the story when the DVD
Copyright Control association petitioned for a Temporary
Restraining Order against 72 web site operators for hosting or
linking to code that broke the almost useless encryption on DVD
LinuxPR: The Linux(r) Show!! confirms Alliance with TheLinuxStore.Com for LinuxWorld Expo Broadcast (Dec 30, 1999, 17:55)
"TheLinuxStore.com & The Linux Show!! Form a Strategic
Alliance to Provide a Live Broadcast At the Upcoming Linux
LinuxPR: LinuxComponents.COM: Mandrake GoldPack 2000 is now shipping. (Dec 30, 1999, 17:54)
"The Linux Mandrake Gold Pack 2000 is geared to newcomers to
Linux world as well as experienced users who want to take the
benefits of the last improvements of the distribution."
Linuxnewbie.org: The Linux Newbie Replies: WFM? (Dec 30, 1999, 17:18)
"Skilled computer users nowadays often tire of newbies asking
questions that are fully answered in the available
CRN: Ailing Corel Gambles On Linux Future (Dec 30, 1999, 17:17)
"There is so much hype around Linux . . . but it's real stuff,"
said Bill Claybrook, research director at Boston-based Aberdeen
Group Inc. "The real kicker will be in the next year when
applications start porting to Linux."
Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory: Y2K compliant sharutils available (Dec 30, 1999, 17:10)
"Sharutils 4.2 and earlier used a two digit formatting routine
for years in shar.c (the source code for the program to create
Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory: Apache bugfix release available for Red Hat Linux 6.1 (Dec 30, 1999, 16:40)
"A bugfix release of Apache is available which corrects problems
with httpd.conf default values, fixes building third party modules
with apxs, and performs other general cleanups."
Intranet Design News: Pervasive Software Releases New Application Server for Linux (Dec 30, 1999, 16:36)
"Tango 2000 is a next-generation development studio designed to
dramatically improve the amount of time necessary to develop and
deploy critical e-business applications."
Intranet Design News: Dell to Factory-Install Red Hat Linux on Servers (Dec 30, 1999, 16:10)
"Until this announcement, Dell would only factory-install
Windows NT on its servers, other OSes would have to be done through
the DellPlus organization. This move will increase market growth
for both Red Hat and Dell."
Fool.com: Linux, Coke, and We're Buying More Intel (Dec 30, 1999, 16:03)
"I'd like to let everyone know of the widespread scorn and
derision the geek community has expressed towards the initial
public offering (IPO) of LinuxOne Inc., future stock symbol LINX.
Despite the name, this company is NOT one of the veteran Linux
companies, which have been having multi-billion dollar IPOs
Slashdot: DVD Hearing Victory: We Won - For Now (Dec 30, 1999, 15:52)
"The expression on the judge's face looked rather enlightened
when the point was made that you don't need the encryption key in
order to make illegal copies of movies or DVD discs."
BW: Track Data Announced the Release of myTrack-Linux (Dec 30, 1999, 15:38)
"We are very excited about this release as the Linux platform is
gaining growing acceptance and there is presently a dearth of
trading related software available for the Linux platform."
Linux Weekly News for December 30, 1999 (Dec 30, 1999, 08:09)
Front Page Feature: Another year ends, What awaits Linux in 2000
and protection of algorithms. Read it here.
Ottawa Citizen: Inprise Corp. (formerly Borland) now a soldier in Linux revolution (Dec 30, 1999, 08:04)
"More significantly, demand for a Linux version was double that
for a Windows version."
TheStuff.net: GNOME Transfer Manager [Review] (Dec 30, 1999, 07:50)
"Since switching from Windows to Linux last June, I had been
looking for a feature laden download manager which functions
natively under X Windows, has a queue for downloading files
sequentially, supports resuming on dropped connections, and is
roughly equivalent to GetRight in Windows."
Penguinistas Get DSL >>The Rest of the Story! (Dec 30, 1999, 07:46)
"We have been bombed with requests for service availability. We
are processing those requests as fast as we can. As of 1:15 am
Chicago time we are caught up and are going home to go to bed."
InfoWorld: Vendor NameSys Aims at Holy Grail of File System Searches (Dec 30, 1999, 07:40)
"It's not every day that a group of people come together to work
towards a goal that they never plan on reaching, but Hans Reiser
formed his company on that very concept."
DoLinux.org: 10 Predictions for 2000 (Dec 30, 1999, 07:33)
"After reflecting some on the events of 1999, I decided to try
my hand at prognosticating what might occur in 2000. The Linux
community is anything but stagnant, so this is no small task."
osOpinion: Linux Sucks, NT Rocks / Use Linux, NT Sucks Rocks (Dec 30, 1999, 07:28)
"No, no, no, no, no!", the old white-bearded fellow shouted at
the new kid. "That's supposed to be 'Use Linux, NT Sucks
osOpinion: Why Java Won't Splinter (Dec 30, 1999, 07:23)
"A standards body could really muck up Java. And could a
standards body prevent Microsoft pollution? I don't think so."
Reuters: Microsoft e-mail service crippled over missed billing (Dec 30, 1999, 07:14)
"In an ironic twist, the missed billing was discovered and paid
by Michael Chaney, an Antioch, Tenn.-based programmer who works
with the Linux operating system, an upstart competitor..."
AP: Judge Denies Effort in DVD Case (Dec 30, 1999, 04:18)
"Without comment, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge
William Elfving denied the group's request for a restraining
Wired: DVD Round 1 Goes to Hackers (Dec 30, 1999, 04:13)
"... Judge William J. Elfving declined the DVD Copy Control
Association's request for a temporary restraining order on
Wired: Geeks Get Their Day in Court (Dec 30, 1999, 04:13)
"Around 30 engineers, consultants, Linux enthusiasts,
open-source believers -- and at least one self-described
troublemaker -- turned out to express solidarity with the hackers
who are being sued by the DVD industry..."
Kernel Cousin debian-hurd #29 Is Out (Dec 30, 1999, 03:18)
LinuxPR: White Paper on Server Clustering (Dec 30, 1999, 03:16)
"PolyServe Corporation announces the availability of a
comprehensive White Paper on "Server Clustering for
High-Availability, Low-Cost Web Server Appliances" via its web
LinuxAction Magazine to be launched on the Web Q1 2000 (Dec 30, 1999, 00:15)
"LinuxAction Magazine will be the magazine for businesses that
want to take action with Linux."
Linuxcare: Arne Flones: Sharing A Six Pack (Dec 30, 1999, 00:11)
"I was looking at a six pack of links which I judged were
uniquely essential to my sanity. I would like to share them with