Linux News for Jul 26, 2000
The Star (Malaysia): IBM expands support for Linux (Jul 26, 2000, 23:58)
"IBM also announced that it has the Linux operating system
up-and-running on its next generation POWER 4 microprocessor, due
out next year."
Debian Weekly News - July 26th, 2000 (Jul 26, 2000, 23:49)
Welcome to Debian Weekly News, a newsletter for the Debian
LinuxPR: Microtest Brings Performance And Scalability To Linux Application Hosting Server (Jul 26, 2000, 23:22)
"DISC, Inc. Selects Next Generation LinuxZerver for its Superior
BW: SigmaTel Releases Red Hat Certifiable Linux Host Audio Driver (Jul 26, 2000, 23:09)
"The new Linux host audio driver, which supports VIA and Intel
chipsets, further establishes SigmaTel as a world leader in audio
LinuxPR: XStream Logic and MontaVista Software Announce Technology Development Partnership (Jul 26, 2000, 23:05)
"Under the agreement, both companies will jointly develop
high-performance Linux-based solutions targeting networking and
PRNewswire: Flatland Announces the Open Source Release of 3DML (Jul 26, 2000, 23:01)
"In an ongoing effort to foster developer and builder expansion
of 3DML, the release of the 3DML source code follows the release
earlier this year of Flatland's Blockset format."
PRNewswire: Axis Communications Delivers New Power and Economy to Embedded Linux System Developers (Jul 26, 2000, 22:57)
"Applications for devices and systems from Bluetooth-enabled
cell phones to vending machines, barcode scanners and building
automation systems can be built and deployed rapidly and
economically with the Axis Developer Board."
Wired: Disney 'Goes' to Open Source (Jul 26, 2000, 22:46)
"Go.com, a Walt Disney company, recently released its Tea
template language along with tools used for website creation. Tea
is a Java-based language that separates the data layer from the
presentation layer of Web content."
Silicon Alley News: Judge Weighing Napster's Fate (Jul 26, 2000, 22:31)
"Napster's CEO Hank Barry said on Monday that his company is
moving toward a business model that recognizes intellectual
ZDNet UK: Anonymous browser ['Freedom'] reveals its code (Jul 26, 2000, 22:09)
"Anonymous Web browsing company Zero-Knowledge Systems released
the source code for its privacy-conscious Internet browser
"Freedom" Tuesday. ... Freedom allows a user to surf the Net
without fear of being spied on using network routing and
LinuxWorld: Email Evolution - Early version is pretty, but still rough (Jul 26, 2000, 22:08)
"I was a little surprised by the speed. In less than half a
second, Evolution had sifted through all 650 messages and presented
the two that contained the search term."
Sybase.com: Adaptive Server Enterprise for Linux Download Page [Sybase ASE 184.108.40.206ESD#6] (Jul 26, 2000, 21:47)
"Software is FREE for development as well as Deployment. The
License Agreement has been updated to include FreeBSD
Wall Street Journal: Napster Lays Claim to New Frontier, But It Doesn't Want Any Company (Jul 26, 2000, 21:38)
"The company may, through its rap anthem, appear to encourage a
disdain for "trade laws" where music is concerned, but it readily
invokes those same laws when its own property is at stake."
CRN: Inprise/Borland Earnings Show Return To Profitability (Jul 26, 2000, 21:37)
"Fuller also outlined a plan to ship new rapid application
development (RAD) tools under Project Kylix, which will expand the
capabilities of Inprise's Delphi and C++ development tools for
Linux. If earnings are any indication, that plan may be the
jump-start Inprise has needed."
NY Times/AP: DVD Trial Testimony Ends (Jul 26, 2000, 21:31)
"A Manhattan judge indicated Tuesday he was likely to declare
what is seemingly banal computer code as a form of expressive
content, a distinction that may help bring it First Amendment
LyX Development News for July 26, 2000 (Jul 26, 2000, 21:24)
LyX is the first WYSIWYM document processor.
NetworkWorld: IBM continues its Big Iron Linux Push (Jul 26, 2000, 21:11)
"IBM is trying to liven up its mainframes with some new Linux
CNET News.com: SGI pins recovery hopes on new server (Jul 26, 2000, 21:02)
"However, there are some limits to the SGI Itanium machine. For
one thing, it will run Linux, and Linux won't work well beyond a
16-processor configuration, Silverman said. However, he added, more
processors can be used as long as they run a separate instance of
the operating system."
Python-URL! for July 26, 2000 (Jul 26, 2000, 20:24)
"Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language."
EFF.org: DVD Update: EFF Detonates Mind Bomb in Court on Final Day of DVD Trial (Jul 26, 2000, 20:18)
"I think one thing probably has changed with respect to the
constitutional analysis," Kaplan stated, "I really find what
Professor Touretzky had to say today extremely persuasive and
educational about computer code."
Conectiva Linux Security Announcement: OpenLDAP (Jul 26, 2000, 20:09)
"Our previous update introduced a logrotate script for the ldap
logs. This script incorrectly signals the klogd daemon and kills
it. This new update also upgrades the openldap package to version
1.2.11 which fixes some bugs in the 1.2.10 release."
LinuxPR: New Release Shows How to Cluster Linux Machines to Mimic the Performance of Supercomputers (Jul 26, 2000, 19:59)
"Building Linux Clusters" is a hands-on guide for people new to
LinuxPR: MacMillan Owns Retail Market With Linux-Mandrake OS (Jul 26, 2000, 19:57)
"Distributor and Publishing Partners Continue to Gain Market
eWeek: Sun makes light of thin-client upkeep [Sun Ray] (Jul 26, 2000, 19:37)
"Introduced late last month with some compelling new terminal
hardware, the new management software has gained group server
failover capabilities that allow sites to perform routine server
maintenance while allowing users to continue working."
BW: LinuxWorld Named a Leading Linux Resource on the Internet... (Jul 26, 2000, 18:22)
"...recently named one of the best Web magazines by Linux
Magazine as part of its 'Top 100 Linux Web Sites' feature, and was
selected by Links2Go as a Key Resource for the Linux and Unix
TechWeb: FCC To Air Instant-Messaging War (Jul 26, 2000, 17:56)
"The next skirmish in the instant-messaging war is expected to
take place Thursday in a Federal Communications Commission hearing
room. There, Ross Bagully, CEO of Tribal Voice, will express
industry concerns about America Online's repeated attempts to shut
instant-messaging rivals them out of its IM equation."
VNU Net/CRN: Caldera closes in on SCO (Jul 26, 2000, 17:29)
"Linux vendor Caldera Systems is reportedly close to buying Unix
pioneer SCO... Analyst Robin Bloor said the deal would be good
business for both Caldera and SCO. ... "The whole Linux/Unix market
is turning into a juggernaut and the vendors will have to position
CNET News.com: Hollywood looks to kill hyperlinks in copyright fights (Jul 26, 2000, 17:08)
"What the Web is today is a collection of links," says Robin
Gross, an attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF),
which is helping defend 2600 Enterprises. "Where do we draw the
line? We're all two or three clicks away from something illegal or
from something someone doesn't like."
KDE.org: On Themes and Icons [in KDE 2.0] (Jul 26, 2000, 16:49)
"In addition to native KDE2 themes, we are pleased to announce
that KDE now supports GTK pixmap-themes. ... In KDE2, icons are
themable as well."
Canada Computes: OSS pundit a voice of reason [Review of The Cathedral and the Bazaar] (Jul 26, 2000, 16:29)
"Raymond is also admittedly biased. He is vocally pro-hacker.
However, this should not diminish the strength of his ideas, which
are well thought out, balanced and reasonable."
CNET News.com: Microsoft: Appeal should be heard by lower court (Jul 26, 2000, 16:22)
"The filing is the latest move by the software giant in its
fight to avoid being split into two or more companies."
LA Times: Tech Talent Turns Tables on Music Labels (Jul 26, 2000, 16:03)
"Unlike the flood of industries from which work forces have fled
to the dot-com arena, the record labels have dug a deeper hole for
themselves by depicting the tech-savvy young people they now are
desperate to recruit as their enemies in lawsuits and anti-piracy
Inter@ctive Week: Small Biz Takes Economy Servers For Spin (Jul 26, 2000, 15:33)
"These machines share three characteristics: They often have an
unusual design to differentiate them from typical PCs; they include
Web, e-mail, File Transport Protocol (FTP) and local area network
(LAN) server functions; and they do so in a single box that runs
Linux or FreeBSD Unix, a low-cost Unix product."
ZDNet: Intel's brave new home (Jul 26, 2000, 15:13)
"Intel believes one of the next frontiers for proliferation of
computing devices is in the home, and it's unleashing a large
portion of Intel Architecture Labs' research staff to exploit those
opportunities. ... The Media Appliance is the labs' attempt to
create an all-in-one set-top box. ... could be powered by the Linux
The Register: More red ink spatters SCO (Jul 26, 2000, 14:21)
"...[SCO CEO Doug] Michels said it was a priority to release a
SCO Linux offering, as well as offering a host environment for
Linux applications within UnixWare."
Linux.com: The Scott Fritzinger interview - July 25th, 2000 (Jul 26, 2000, 14:07)
"gPhoto provides a way for people to use their digital cameras
under Linux and other platforms. It allows a user to retrieve
photos from over 130 different models of digital cameras."
The Register: Sony aims Emotion Engine tech at SGI's Hollywood fief (Jul 26, 2000, 14:06)
"...Sony's Computer Entertainment division announced a 16-way
SMP system called GScube, based on its MIPS-derived Emotion Engine
chip, the processor that's in its Playstation2 consoles. ... SGI
didn't provide the customary benchmarks with its announcements, nor
talk up its Linux initiatives."
The Register: Borland bounces back in style (Jul 26, 2000, 14:01)
The clincher could well be Borland's Kylix project, a RAD tool
that makes it possible to write for Linux and port to Windows: it
comes with Delphi and C++Builder.
Open Source IT: Radio Free Linux (Jul 26, 2000, 13:06)
"Inspired by a belief that people shouldn't have to pay for
expensive software to be able to broadcast online, a group of
developers is offering open source software as an alternative to
the commercially available streaming media servers."
Apache Today: Building and Installing Apache 2.0 (Jul 26, 2000, 12:43)
"This article will discuss how to build, install, and setup
Apache 2.0. This procedure has not changed very much in the last
few alpha releases, so although this technique may change during
the beta releases, it should not change much."
LinuxPlanet: .comment: Putting KDE in Its Place (Jul 26, 2000, 12:37)
"Here we are, a few weeks away from the release of a new version
of KDE, and once again there's a virtual Trevi Fountain of
urination tournaments over where in the Linux file system KDE
Canada Computes: Commodore emulator lets you adore your 64 once more (Jul 26, 2000, 11:46)
"That emulator is VICE. Not only does it emulate the C64, it
emulates other Commodore machines such as the C128, the Vic20 and,
the first computer I ever used, the Commodore Pet"
Upside: A year after the Linux IPOs (Jul 26, 2000, 11:26)
"Still, as investors raced to jump on the Linux bandwagon,
Bachman, a financial observer with a better grasp of Linux business
fundamentals than most, admits to feeling a bit of concern over the
high expectations associated with Red Hat's home run in
Smart Partner: Oracle, Collab.Net To Create Developer Exchange (Jul 26, 2000, 09:17)
"Oracle applies open-source principles to its Internet
NdustriX: Open Source Software For Industrial Market Metrics (Jul 26, 2000, 09:09)
"Although a very simple model is presented to analyze the
dynamics of the Electronic industry's markets, there is, probably,
reasonable evidence presented that the market segments do, indeed,
have fractal characteristics."
Security Portal: IPSec - We've Got a Ways To Go (Part II) (Jul 26, 2000, 08:59)
"Obviously, for IPSec to become commonplace, the various
implementations need to be compatible. Of course, the problem is
that there is compatibility and there is "compatibility." Most
implementations have at least adhered to the basic IPSec standards,
such as protocols, service types and so on. Many, however, have
added extensions, not all of which are compatible with others."
Linux Journal: O'Reilly Open Source Conference (Jul 26, 2000, 06:44)
"The 4th annual O'Reilly Open Source Conference was as much fun
as last year. This show has much the same flavor of Usenix--geeks
talking to geeks. The main difference is which geeks."
MobileLINUX.com Interview: Aaron Toney, CEO Circus Systems (Jul 26, 2000, 06:32)
"The *nix's have been mature enough to offer a viable
alternative OS on the desktop for years. Now, however, they have a
whole new vehicle for which they are not only viable, but are the
logical best choice. That vehicle is wearables."
InfoWorld: Linux fueling server growth (Jul 26, 2000, 06:06)
"The cost of the [Linux] shipments going out the door are at a
very, very low price compared to competitors. ... It is drastically
less expensive, but it can't do some of the things other operating
systems offer. But if [people's] needs fit within those boundaries,
people will buy it."
osOpinion: Is it Time for Linux to Start Playing Dirty? (Jul 26, 2000, 05:58)
"Why not? Just think of it: Open Source Anti-competitive
Practices. It has the curious ring of a paradox or a contradiction
and the result would be poetic justice for Microsoft."
ApacheWeek: O'Reilly Open Source Conference: Day 1 & 2 (Jul 26, 2000, 00:27)
"With 13 simultaneous tutorial sessions on the first day, and
only two Apache Week staff, we found it really hard to choose
between them. Other delegates we spoke to were similarly
overwhelmed by the choice."
BW: Documentum and Starbase Announce Integration Partnership (Jul 26, 2000, 00:16)
"This partnership marks the first in a series of planned
technology integrations as part of Documentum's Open Source Code