Linux News for Jan 28, 2000
LinuxPR: ISDN4Linux comes to the USA (Jan 28, 2000, 23:46)
"American ISDN support has been added to the Linux `HiSax' ISDN
sub-system and `isdn4kutils' package, which have been widely used
in Europe and elsewhere for many years."
NY Times: Wrinkle in Mitnick Case Hints at Encryption Battles to Come (Jan 28, 2000, 23:19)
"A little-known legal skirmish in the case of the computer
hacker Kevin Mitnick was a preview of similar fights to come as
more people use encryption software to protect their files, lawyers
who were involved in the case say."
E-Commerce Times: EBIZ Launches Linux into Online Auction Arena (Jan 28, 2000, 22:54)
"The deal calls for the EBIZ e-commerce Web site,
TheLinuxStore.com, to add computers, peripherals, software, books
and "GeekGear" to the DealDeal.com merchandise lineup."
sendmail.net: Q&A: Bruce Perens (Jan 28, 2000, 22:47)
"Co-founder of the Open Source Initiative, Perens is also the
force behind technocrat.net, a site devoted to putting technology
and public policy on the same page. Now, as president of Linux
Capital Group, he's embarked on a journey into the brave new world
of venture financing."
PC Week: Next step for Linux: Services (Jan 28, 2000, 22:39)
"The challenges specific to Linux's underpinnings make it a
natural candidate for third-party services."
TechWeb: New Linux Wares Span The Spectrum (Jan 28, 2000, 22:01)
"The extent to which that stuff exists is the extent to which
Linux will move up."
Alan Cox: Updated 2.3.x job list (its getting shorter) (Jan 28, 2000, 21:57)
SRO: What's Wrong With Microsoft Security? (Jan 28, 2000, 21:33)
"Microsoft has issued 16 security alerts since the beginning of
December alone, regarding its own products. Beyond these are even
more alerts issued by third parties about Microsoft products and
LinuxPR: Linux Professional Institute launches "Early Bird" reward program (Jan 28, 2000, 21:25)
"First 300 LPI exam-takers will receive books and software."
FreeBSD Security Advisory: FreeBSD-SA-00:02.procfs (Jan 28, 2000, 21:11)
Old procfs hole incompletely filled
Slashdot: Interview: FreeDOS Leader Jim Hall Answers (Jan 28, 2000, 20:07)
"While it is very nice to have some sort of non-MS DOS available
(at least for us gamers), it still basically 15-20 year old
technology. How much longer do you think DOS, or DOS emulation,
will be necessary?"
LinuxPR: Alta Technology Joins The Linda Club at Scientific Computing Associates (Jan 28, 2000, 19:59)
"Alta Technology, like SCIENTIFIC, offers a cost-effective,
reliable and user-friendly product to the customer."
M2 Presswire: API expands partner program to continue growth of Alpha Linux (Jan 28, 2000, 19:41)
"Since its inception in August of 1999, API's Partner Program
has been a key component in propelling robust Alpha Linux solutions
LinuxPR: Mission Critical Linux CEO...Deploying Linux In The Enterprise On The Linux Show!! (Jan 28, 2000, 19:29)
"Mission Critical Linux is a professional services organization
providing Fortune 1000 companies with enterprise-wide support for
their Linux computing environments."
LinuxPR: LinTraining Grows to Over 200 Training Companies (Jan 28, 2000, 19:26)
"By doubling the count of training centers listed in our
database, we are sending out a crystal clear message to the world:
Linux is serious business, and is to be taken seriously."
LinuxPR: Linuxpower Announces a Month of News (Jan 28, 2000, 19:23)
"News with Views."
LinuxPR: On RadioWallStreet.com: The Linux League With Francis Gaskins (Jan 28, 2000, 19:22)
"This new weekly show runs each Friday at 1:00 PM EST, and
tracks Linux trends, news events, and company developments of
interest to investors."
LinuxPR: Venture-capital for a German LINUX-company (Jan 28, 2000, 19:20)
"SPARTA invests in the ID-PRO AG."
LinuxDevices.com: Linux-based PenguinRadio to revolutionize radio? (Jan 28, 2000, 18:20)
"Put simply, we are building the next generation of Internet
audio devices," says Leyden. "The PenguinRadio is a small
Linux-based box that is designed to expand the abilities of any
home stereo, extending its reach to the far corners of the
TheLinuxGurus.org: Teach Yourself KDE 1.1 in 24 Hours [Book Review] (Jan 28, 2000, 18:10)
"It is amazing how customizable Linux is. You can make your
Linux box look just about any way you want and this section shows
you how to do just that."
M2 Presswire: LinuxIT announces marketing and reseller relationship with Corel UK (Jan 28, 2000, 17:55)
"LinuxIT will be working closely with Corel in the UK to ensure
maximum exposure and customer awareness for Linux Software as it is
CCN: WordPerfect(r) Office 2000 for Linux(r) Hits Beta Sites (Jan 28, 2000, 17:50)
"WordPerfect Office 2000 for Linux is a fully functional office
suite, which provides users with the same excellent import/export
capabilities as offered in the rest of the WordPerfect line."
BW: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. to Launch Games for the Linux Operating System (Jan 28, 2000, 17:47)
"The Company has several additional products planned for release
in the year 2000 dedicated to the Linux operating system."
PRNewswire: VMware Is Analyst Pick for Info World 1999 Product of the Year (Jan 28, 2000, 17:45)
"Among other things, Railsback identified VMware's ability to
run Microsoft Windows applications on the Linux operating system,
its benefits for developers, and its potential applications for
servers as the reasons that he picked VMware for this award."
M2 Presswire: Red Hat appoints new UK distributor (Jan 28, 2000, 17:41)
"Red Hat Linux-based solutions are ideal for fast-growing
enterprise business and Internet environments and we are dedicated
to offering UK customers the power and flexibility of open source
BW: Phoenix Technologies Provides System Enabling Software Support for Transmeta-Based Linux Systems (Jan 28, 2000, 17:38)
"Transmeta's use of PhoenixBIOS(TM) is the result of a close
relationship between the two companies that began more than two
ApacheWeek: Issue 184: Friday 28th January 2000 (Jan 28, 2000, 17:21)
This issue includes: Apache Status, Bugs in 1.3.11, Under
Development, Windows Binary Available Soon, ApacheCon 2000 status
and In The News. Read it here.
IT-Analysis.com: Sun To Move Solaris Closer to Linux Model (Jan 28, 2000, 17:11)
"We do not expect Sun to be able to halt Linux any more than we
expect Microsoft to be able to do so, but we believe that this move
from Sun will probably having Microsoft, IBM and Hewlett-Packard
considering how to respond."
Solutions Integrator: Remembrance of Things Past (Jan 28, 2000, 16:57)
"Do you do Linux? If you do, then you should be concerned about
history repeating itself."
GartnerGroup: Debunking Open-Source Myths: Origins and Players (Jan 28, 2000, 16:47)
"While the hype that surrounds specific products like Linux
soars, many other open-source efforts are shrouded in myth and
mystery. We perform a reality check on the origins of, and the
current players associated with, OSS."
CNET News.com: Andover.Net to acquire Linux services firm, QuestionExchange (Jan 28, 2000, 16:30)
"QuestionExchange lets people post questions and others submit
bids for answers. The site currently has more than 1,500 registered
ZDNET UK: Linux set for enterprise role (Jan 28, 2000, 16:16)
"Linux's push into the datacentre will soon begin in earnest
with the publication of designs for high-availability open-source
ZDNET UK: Experts react to 'Chinese Linux virus' (Jan 28, 2000, 16:10)
"The debate over whether a virus could infect and seriously
affect Linux has gathered momentum with leading advocates of the
open source operating system conceding that clever malicious code
could damage the system. At the same time, the methods employed by
anti-virus companies to sell their wares were called into
Wired: DVD Case: It's a Linux Thing (Jan 28, 2000, 15:49)
"It's not about stealing, they say. It's about Linux."
CNET News.com: Linuxcare in Compaq alliance for services (Jan 28, 2000, 07:56)
"Under the deal, Linuxcare will provide technical and
engineering support for those who need help with the upstart,
open-source operating system. In essence, Linuxcare will help
software companies revamp their programs so they works on
TechWeb: Axent To Develop Linux Firewall With Cobalt (Jan 28, 2000, 07:48)
"The product will be based on Axent's Raptor and PowerVPN
software and Cobalt's RaQ 3 server appliance."
Linux Journal: Taming the Horrors of Printers and Printing, Part 1 (Jan 28, 2000, 07:42)
"If you think printers are fun, try wandering by your tech
support people's cubicles (assuming you are not one yourself), and
waiting for a printer call to come through. You shouldn't have to
wait too long. Next, note the look on their faces when they're told
it's a printer problem."
osOpinion: Is Sun Missing The Point? (Jan 28, 2000, 07:14)
"No, the reason for the Sun decision is not to improve Solaris,
nor is it to appease any religious 'checklist' dogma."
osOpinion: The ViTransMetavegemin (Jan 28, 2000, 06:58)
"Stung by the underwhelmed reaction of press and industry
analysts to the Crusoe and its revolutionary "code-morphing"
technology, Transmeta has granted me an exclusive interview with
Mr. X. Mr. X is a public relations specialist working with
Transmeta's Research & Development group."
osOpinion: The Obligatory Transmeta Article (Jan 28, 2000, 06:51)
"What Transmeta announced was the diesel of the computer
industry, their products are all about getting the most out of the
limited power of the battery and are not looking to push
performance to the absolute limit."
LinuxWorld: Interview with Jon Johansen (Jan 28, 2000, 06:40)
"LinuxWorld talked to both Jon and Per about DeCSS, the
investigation, the controversy -- and about why they feel that this
case is at the same time so ridiculous and so important."
LinuxWorld: Play within a play (Jan 28, 2000, 06:36)
"The legal battle between Caldera and Microsoft that just
concluded was in fact only the most recent act in a drama that goes
all the way back to the day Bill Gates licensed MS-DOS to IBM."
InfoWorld: World Wide Web Consortium combines HTML, XML into XHTML (Jan 28, 2000, 02:42)
"The growing number of wireless and mobile devices, such as
Internet-enabled cell phones and Palm-type handheld devices, was a
major part of the impetus behind the W3C's recommendation of XHTML
Kernel Cousin samba #9 Is Out (Jan 28, 2000, 01:16)
Weekly newletter digesting the samba and samba-ntdom mailing
LinuxPR: Accounting/Inventory Application ported to Linux (Jan 28, 2000, 00:42)
"Priced for the Small to Mid-Sized Business."
LokiGames.com: Heroes of Might and Magic Demo available (Jan 28, 2000, 00:11)
"Ancient heroes and powerful mystics await you in your quest for
glory! Now 3DO's new strategy and fantasy powerhouse Heroes of
Might and Magic III has come to Linux!"
Fool.com: Son of DIVX: DVD Copy Control (Jan 28, 2000, 00:01)
"Every once in a while, a Fool just has to sit back and go,
"Wow, that's really dumb." I shouldn't be surprised when dumb
things come out of Hollywood."
LinuxPR: On RadioWallStreet.com: The Linux League With Francis Gaskins (Jan 22, 2000, 16:48)
"Analysts Play Hardball with Linuxcare."