Linux News for Dec 31, 1999
Dave Launches Linsight (Dec 31, 1999, 23:57)
"Linsight is the professional approach toward providing a single
and complete information resource for Linux."
Linux ranked last -- what happened here? (Dec 31, 1999, 23:20)
"According to this deja.com survey, Linux ranked dead last in
reliability, scalability, performance, and cost..."
Slashdot: Interview: The L0pht Answers (Dec 31, 1999, 20:37)
"This week's...interview guest is L0pht Heavy Industries as a
group....Many insightful questions for the L0pht guys were posted
Monday. Today, lots of insightful answers on everything from
political controls on the Internet to hardware hacking."
Linux Journal: Writing an Alphanumeric Pager Server for Linux (Dec 31, 1999, 20:30)
"For those thinking of setting up an alphanumeric paging service
or gateway, here is an explanation of the protocols and methods
CNET News.com: Linux explodes onto the scene (Dec 31, 1999, 20:02)
"By the end of the year, four successful Linux-related initial
public offerings raised hundreds of millions of dollars, at least
three executives became paper billionaires and the operating system
had grown from a counterculture hobby into a corporate
Upside: 1999 UPSIDE Elite 100 (Dec 31, 1999, 19:51)
"The movers and shakers of the digital world."
CNET News.com: Gateway unloads Amiga name (Dec 31, 1999, 19:44)
"...Gateway signed a deal to sell its Amiga trademarks and
computer systems to Amino Development Corp. ..."
Upside: The 10 Most Significant Tech Decisions of 1999 (Dec 31, 1999, 19:11)
"Navigating through the shark infested waters of tech business
in a incredible year like 1999 must have been a scary experience,
even for the most successful CEOs."
The Standard: Disorder in the Court over DVD (Dec 31, 1999, 19:04)
"Linux enthusiasts claim the code was not meant to facilitate
illegal copying or to disseminate copyrighted material. A DVD need
not be decoded to be copied, the courtroom protesters pointed
Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory: new libtiff, groff packages available (Dec 31, 1999, 18:20)
"New libtiff and groff packages are available to fix minor
LinuxPR: Japanese WordMage Suite Enhanced For Students And Schools (Dec 31, 1999, 18:16)
"All The Applications You Need In One Great Package."
TLS: Last Chance to Vote for Best of 1999 Linux Community Awards (Dec 31, 1999, 18:14)
"The final tabulations for Editors Choice and the Listeners Poll
will be posted on the web site next Tuesday night. The actual
awards will be passed out at the LinuxWorld Expo in New York City
February 1st through 4th."
Linux Gazette #49 (January 2000) is available (Dec 31, 1999, 17:44)
"Linux Gazette...Making Linux just a little more fun!"
ZDNET: Feedback Center: Linux Survey (Dec 31, 1999, 16:44)
"Do you want to tell ZDNET how you feel about their Linux
LinuxPR: Easy Software Products Releases HTMLDOC v1.8.4 (Dec 31, 1999, 16:39)
"HTMLDOC is provided under the GNU General Public License."
LinuxPR: Quake III Arena for Linux Now Shipping (Dec 31, 1999, 16:38)
"Quake III Arena for Linux, The smorgasbord of slaughter has
come to Linux!"
LinuxPR: Yellow Dog Linux Gone Home Sneak Preview at Mac World! (Dec 31, 1999, 16:36)
"Yellow Dog Linux Gone Home Technology Preview at Mac
CNET News.com: Netscape updating current browser while new version lags (Dec 31, 1999, 16:26)
"Netscape Communications will shortly release a new and improved
version of Communicator, but it promises to be a big disappointment
for fans anxiously awaiting the long-promised fifth generation of
the Web browser."
Government Technology: Open Sesame! (Dec 31, 1999, 16:15)
"Open-source software infiltrates the mainstream with powerful
performance and rock-bottom prices."
Linux.com: The Value of a Community in Learning Linux (Dec 31, 1999, 15:59)
"Unix is goal-oriented, designed first and foremost to produce a
result. And without that basic vocabulary of commands, without an
essential grammar of how they string together, your linguistic
competence in Linux will be limited to a frightening degree."
32BitsOnline: SUN vs. BlackDown and Y2K Wishes (Dec 31, 1999, 07:35)
"You mean that someone at the Open Source Developer's Best
Friend, the same ones that hung up the banner at Comdex stating
that "Scott Mcnealy doesn't want your money" FORGOT to credit the
Blackdown team for their critical and irreplaceable expertise in
getting this Java Development Kit out the door?"
LinuxWorld: A graphical mystery tour (Dec 31, 1999, 07:23)
"SuSE 6.3 has the best GUI installation I've experienced
LinuxPower: SuSE 6.3: Linux from the Deutschland (Dec 31, 1999, 07:22)
"As one of the main attractions of the new release of SuSE is
supposed to be YaST 2, the new GUI setup tool, I chose to test with
it rather than the older (though still supported) method of
installing via YaST."
Borland.com: Welcome to the Linux Community (Dec 31, 1999, 05:18)
"As Linux approaches the mainstream it is time to draw a
specific focus to Linux and the Inprise/Borland community, and an
introduction is in order."
osOpinion: Penguinista: reflections of a revolutionary nickname (Dec 31, 1999, 03:44)
"I'm gratified that Penguinista is becoming more generalized
throughout the Alternative Software movement."
LinuxPR: muLinux V7r6 - minimalistic single floppy Linux distribution (Dec 31, 1999, 03:37)
"muLinux is a full-configured, minimalistic but mostly complete,
application-centric Linux distribution, fitted on a single 1722K
floppy, with add-ons. Main goals: proselitism, rescue."
Linux Journal: DVD Fun (Dec 31, 1999, 02:34)
"Gonzo hacker Don Marti is at it again. Last time it was Burn
All Gifs Day. This time it's The Great International DVD Source
Code Distribution Contest."
CNET News.com: Top stories of 1999 cut wide swath (Dec 31, 1999, 01:49)
"Here's a summary of 20 of the year's top stories (culled from
about 14,300) that were published by CNET News.com."
Quicknet.net: Quicknet Releases Internet Telephony Drivers GPL! (Dec 31, 1999, 00:14)
"Quicknet has both PSTN and POTS interface cards suitable for a
wide range of Internet Telephony and general-purpose telephony