Linux News for Jan 31, 2000
BW: LinuxIT to Distribute Cybernet's NetMAX in UK (Jan 31, 2000, 23:58)
"Major European Linux Product Distributor to Provide NetMAX,
Industry's First Linux-Based Thin Servers, to British
BW: TurboLinux Introduces New Workstation and Server Products (Jan 31, 2000, 23:40)
"With this release, TurboLinux is now shipping the most stable
and robust high-performance Linux workstation and server products
in the world..."
BW: TurboLinux Launches enFuzion -- New High Performance Clustering Technology (Jan 31, 2000, 23:37)
"The Power of a Supercomputer that Runs on Linux, Unix and
DowJones.com: [Windows faces tough competition from Linux] (Jan 31, 2000, 22:41)
"...Windows faces tough competition from Linux, and the fact
that the Internet is based on a set of common interfaces and
protocols that aren't dependent on any particular operating-system
platform, making it far harder for Microsoft to drive the world
toward its software."
DowJones.com: Computer Maker Silicon Graphics To Introduce New Linux-Based Products (Jan 31, 2000, 22:24)
"...plans to unveil new Linux operating system-based products at
the LinuxWorld conference in New York City, including a new
Internet server and a new clustering environment, as well as Linux
O'Reilly Network: Lego MindStorms: An Introduction (Jan 31, 2000, 22:06)
"Lego robots are a fun, surprisingly easy way to explore the
fascinating and complex field of mobile robotics."
ZDNet/UK: IT Week: Linux move for e-trade app server (Jan 31, 2000, 21:36)
"Persistence's move to Linux was customer driven. In the same
way, it dropped SCO Unix, DEC-Unix and NCR when the market
Java.Sun.com: Fiorano Announces Powerful Linux Compatibility (Jan 31, 2000, 21:24)
"Fiorano Software, Inc... today announced its interoperability
with Linux servers for the deployment of high-speed distributed
FairfaxIT: Windows 2000 gets ready for lift-off (Jan 31, 2000, 21:19)
"But in the long run, the amount of work to run a Unix box is
less than NT. Someone has yet to show me a Windows 2000 box that
has been running for a year-and-a-half. But with Linux, the
underlying technology is all there, all you have to do is glue it
ZDNet/UK: IT Week: Desk job for Caldera (Jan 31, 2000, 21:15)
"...Caldera will launch a new version of its software later this
spring for corporate desktops, in an attempt to head off Corel's
progress in this still-tiny market for Linux-based systems."
Phoenix Adaptive Firewall to be Certified Linux Ready (Jan 31, 2000, 21:10)
Certification by Linuxcare Labs will be announced February
PC Week: Red Hat joins rush to embedded Linux (Jan 31, 2000, 21:09)
"Hot on the heels of the unveilings of Transmeta's Mobile Linux
and Lineo's Embedix, Red Hat Inc. is joining the embedded-system
fray with its Red Hat Tools for Embedded Developers."
BW: TurboLinux Launches Reseller Program in North America (Jan 31, 2000, 20:38)
"Local Offices Established in 11 Major U.S. Cities; Nationwide
Tour in February."
BW: LAND-5 Gives Enhanced RAID Software to Linux Community (Jan 31, 2000, 20:31)
"High Performance Linux RAID Software With GUI Is Placed in Open
PRNewswire: Ecrix and Linux Fund Launch OpenTape.org (Jan 31, 2000, 20:13)
"Ecrix Sponsors Non-Profit Web Site Focused on Data Backup and
Open Source Software."
VNUnet: Microsoft has Unix Media player in the pipeline [incl. Linux] (Jan 31, 2000, 20:05)
"Paul Boudreau, Microsoft's programme manager for music and
entertainment... 'We see a need for Unix players and are working in
that direction, including Linux.' "
PRNewswire: eSoft and TriGem InfoComm Sign Strategic Distribution Pact and Joint Development Partnership (Jan 31, 2000, 20:04)
"TriGem to Distribute eSoft's Linux-Based Internet Software
Applications In Korea."
EE Times: High-tech looks to profit from patents (Jan 31, 2000, 19:41)
"A new crop of players, strategic advisers in tow, are elbowing
their way to the negotiating table for the next round of
VARBusiness: IBM To Demo Linux On Mainframe (Jan 31, 2000, 19:28)
"...a deployment of 14,000 PCs -- such as America Online Inc.
has -- could eventually be replaced with a single System 390 for
Web hosting if the mainframe had a Linux partition."
ComputerWorld: Weekly Shark Tank (Jan 31, 2000, 19:03)
Rumor that IDC will shortly release a study finding Linux
running on 24.8% of Intel servers.
ACS project supports new Linux (Jan 31, 2000, 19:02)
"ACS demonstrates that highly reliable multi-line telephony
solutions can be successfully developed and deployed under
ComputerWorld: Transmeta chip may hold key for computing's future (Jan 31, 2000, 18:52)
"Transmeta's target market of wireless Internet appliances and
ultralight laptops isn't -- as some commentators claim -- simply a
computing 'niche.' It's the market of the future..."
ComputerWorld: Veritas Promises Linux Clustering (Jan 31, 2000, 18:43)
"Storage management vendor Veritas Software Corp. in Mountain
View, Calif., has announced plans to launch Linux versions of all
its key products, including its Cluster Server fail-over
ComputerWorld: Sun Strives to Undercut Linux (Jan 31, 2000, 18:37)
" 'To Sun, Linux is a huge threat. When a customer buys a Linux
server, they aren't buying a Sun server.'Â "
LinuxGames.com: Linux vs. Windows in Quake 3 Arena Performance (Jan 31, 2000, 18:15)
"... the good news is that at 800x600 and below, Linux isn't
that far behind."
ComputerWorld: Systems Management Key LinuxWorld App (Jan 31, 2000, 18:08)
"Linux is moving up into mission-critical enterprise
applications and down into Internet appliances. Both trends will be
on display at LinuxWorld..."
LinuxPR: LinuxYes.com Goes Online (Jan 31, 2000, 18:03)
"Designed for Linux and Open Source Solution Center."
CNET News.com: IBM pushes XML adoption with new spec (Jan 31, 2000, 17:42)
"IBM has built an XML specification that details a common way
for companies to define and execute business contracts over the
CNET News.com: IBM extends Linux to thin clients (Jan 31, 2000, 17:28)
"IBM today extended its support for the Linux operating system
to thin-client computers."
LinuxPR: LinuxWorld Expo coverage comes to linuxnews.com (Jan 31, 2000, 17:20)
"Independent Film Director Curtis Lee Fulton... will be teaming
with LinuxMall.com to deliver timely multimedia coverage... while
taping footage for his upcoming documentary, The Evolution of
CNET News.com: New products help Linux enter hot market (Jan 31, 2000, 17:17)
"Skinny servers stacked up by the dozen are rapidly becoming the
preferred way for PC companies to squeeze profits out of the
popularity of the free Linux operating systems."
LinuxPR: Bynari International Announces Release of TradeMail 0.1.5 Beta (Jan 31, 2000, 17:13)
"Bynari Team To Demonstrate Complete NT Environment in New York
PC Week Online: Informix plans deep cuts in Linux DB prices (Jan 31, 2000, 17:03)
"... will offer Linux versions of its Internet Foundation 2000
database at discounts of 85 percent to 90 percent."
LinuxPR: Penguin Computing Announces I-Node: A Modular Solution for Building E-Business Infrastructure (Jan 31, 2000, 16:37)
"First Enterprise-Class Traffic Management Solution for
PRNewswire: MandrakeSoft Introduces Linux-Mandrake PowerPack 7.0 at LinuxWorld (Jan 31, 2000, 16:31)
"Our main objective is to broaden the reach of Linux and make
the end-user life easier."
Reuters: IBM makes its networked computers run on Linux (Jan 31, 2000, 16:20)
"We're working with the Linux community to make it a better
Linux Today Feature: SGI's XFS Journaling File System on Track for Mid-Year Release to Linux (Jan 31, 2000, 14:00)
"…XFS is right on schedule for a mid-year release to the
Linux community, following a beta that is expected to begin in the
LA Times: If You Can't Protect What's Yours, You Own Nothing (Jan 31, 2000, 06:23)
"A case is currently before a federal court in New York that has
to be of interest to anyone who believes in the right to protect
osOpinion: The Wendy Deprogramming Project (Jan 31, 2000, 06:19)
"I'll bet you if you try Linux for a month, you'll like it
better than Windows."
osOpinion: MPAA: The Modern-Day Edison (Jan 31, 2000, 06:10)
"This leads to the preliminary conclusion that the MPAA's
lawsuit is a farce, simply because of who is pushing the lawsuit -
the plaintiffs don't stand to lose any money at all."
osOpinion: Linux Distributions: Making Things More Difficult? (Jan 31, 2000, 06:05)
"Linux, of course is due to its Open Source license, has more
distributions than most people can count. This means of course, no
two setups are identical."
osOpinion: DVD Tribunal - We let them take our DVD's but we won't let them take our FREEDOM (Jan 31, 2000, 05:58)
"In order to understand what the issues are here, we need to
look at what DVD really is and why the DVD-CCA organization has the
need for encryption?"
TheLinuxGurus.org: Linux Programming By Example [Book Review] (Jan 31, 2000, 05:52)
"The book is NOT an introduction to C programming. You must know
C in order to understand the book."
Chicago Tribune: A natty solution for connecting multiple machines to the Net (Jan 31, 2000, 05:47)
"If you've found yourself fighting with others over a PC with an
Internet connection, you'll love this solution."
Chicago Tribune: Protecting your Linux machine from the big, bad Internet (Jan 31, 2000, 05:41)
"How can you protect yourself? Instead of running for the hills
with your shotgun and leftover Y2K rations, you can use a feature
of your Linux kernel that will keep others from connecting to the
most vulnerable network ports of your machine."
ZDNet: Linux: Belle of info appliances? (Jan 31, 2000, 05:41)
"Linux, the freely distributed operating system whose Cinderella
story has riveted the market for Web servers, is ready to wear its
glass slippers once again."
BW: LinuxWorld 2000 Exhibitor Profiles A - Z... Feb. 1 Through 4 in New York City (Jan 31, 2000, 02:11)
"...profiles from companies exhibiting at LinuxWorld 2000."
VARBusiness: Sun Solaris Shoots Salvo In System Software Skirmish (Jan 31, 2000, 01:46)
"The epic battle between Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems
Inc. for the enterprise is coming to a head. With Microsoft set to
launch Windows 2000 next month, Sun last week said it will offer
its Solaris 8 operating system for free."
VARBusiness: Outmarketing Microsoft (Jan 31, 2000, 01:33)
"It would be hard to find someone with more flair for publicity
than Transmeta's Linus Torvalds or VA Linux's Larry Augustin.
(Torvalds will probably be appalled to hear this, but he's the best
front man of the past five years.)"
TechRepublic: Plan your enterprise Linux installation properly (Jan 31, 2000, 01:18)
"You've performed countless Linux installations on your own
computers and on your friends' machines, so installing it for your
company should be no different, right? Wrong."
InfoWorld: Windows 2000 Dilemma (Jan 31, 2000, 01:06)
"...'why would you upgrade the machine to a heavier OS when the
trend is ... [to move] things to servers?' said Dan Kuznetsky, an
analyst at International Data Corp..."
Infoworld: Linux goes mainstream: ...is probably installed in your IT department, too (Jan 31, 2000, 00:09)
"...Linux has yet to gain parity with operating systems such as
Windows NT and Solaris with corporate IT, but a number of factors
in play will make this the year that happens."