Developer Linux News for Sep 01, 1999
LinuxPR: MyDesktop Launches Linux Software Section (1999-09-01 23:53:13)
"MyDesktop announced that it has launched a section of files
dedicated to the Linux operating system."
AsiaBizTech: Itstsubashi halts development of Japanese Redhat Linux 6.0 (1999-09-01 22:13:45)
"Instead, it will ship LASER5 Linux6.0 on Sept. 17."
Red Herring: 10 top entrepreneurs (1999-09-01 21:41:11)
"Bob Young and Marc Ewing are taking Linux mainstream and giving
Microsoft a run for the money."
Paul Ferris -- What a Twisted Web (1999-09-01 20:59:09)
"It's been a bad week so far for Microsoft. We have security
problems lining up like tin soldiers, all of them aiming at
Microsoft's already badly tarnished reputation. Then, we have rival
Sun pushing a new front."
PC Week: With StarOffice, Sun aims at a big, but hard, target (1999-09-01 19:09:10)
"What used to be industries," McNealy proclaimed, "are becoming
Presswire: Sun Microsystems, Inc. takes office productivity to the Net (1999-09-01 18:37:17)
"StarPortal" Initiative to Accelerate Transition to
Service-Driven Network; Desktop Software Suite Available Now for
Presswire: Sun Microsystems' 'StarPortal' initiative captures broad industry support (1999-09-01 18:27:10)
"26 Industry Leaders and Partners Join Initiative to Accelerate
Transition to Service-Driven Network."
Presswire: Xess -- Spreadsheet for Linux (1999-09-01 18:17:04)
"Business Logic Corporation has released Xess Spreadsheet for
Linux Standard Edition Version 4.2, a spreadsheet that gives you
the desktop computing you need with the ease-of-use you
PC Week: OK, everyone, lets settle down (1999-09-01 17:20:17)
"After watching Sun and Microsoft dance around, in and out of
court, for what seems an eternity, it's time for some parental
figure to step in and politely suggest, "Hey, you nitwits, come to
your senses and settle!"
IT-Director: Thor poses Open Source threat to Windows 2000 (1999-09-01 17:19:40)
"Clearly the move... is a blow to Microsoft. The first versions
of Windows 2000 will not contain a fully functional version of the
much-touted (and awaited) Active Directory software..."
TechWeb: Free Apps Aren't Trusted, Sun Web Rivals Say (1999-09-01 16:49:25)
"Microsoft spokeswoman Phyllis McNeice said security fears
prevented the company from releasing a public, Internet application
server even though it had developed one."
Linux.com: An Interview With Emmett Charles Plant (1999-09-01 16:05:55)
"Emmett Charles Plant (email@example.com) is the founder of
the Time City project, a Free Software game project determined to
change the future of entertainment software."
SRO: The Network Is The Office (1999-09-01 14:02:16)
"Sun's Star Office acquisition will lead the way to open source,
thin-client software suites."
BW: Uniform Device Driver Specification Ready for Implementation (1999-09-01 13:34:38)
"Members of Project UDI today announced the release of the UDI
(Uniform Driver Interface) 1.0 Specification. This Specification is
the culmination of a multi-company development effort designed to
provide device driver portability for existing and future system
BW: Knox Software Enhances Data Protection for Cobalt Server Appliances (1999-09-01 13:26:43)
"Knox Software...announced today the availability of Arkeia
software for Cobalt RaQ(TM) and Qube(TM) family of products."
Red Herring: Mr. McNealy gets starry-eyed (1999-09-01 13:19:35)
"Scott McNealy was in top form Tuesday as he explained and
defended the logic of Sun Microsystems's...latest network computing
Computer Currents: Compaq To Develop Chinese Linux (1999-09-01 13:17:16)
"Compaq China [NYSE:CPQ] has begun the development of a
simplified Chinese edition of the increasingly popular Linux
NY Times: With Acquisition, Sun Takes Aim at Microsoft (1999-09-01 03:52:23)
"Sun Microsystems Inc. is planning an ambitious campaign to move
everyday software applications like word processing and
spreadsheets away from the personal computer desktop and onto the
World Wide Web -- a strategy that amounts to a direct assault on
Microsoft's biggest business."
Information Week: Sun Unveils An Office Suite For The Internet (1999-09-01 03:23:41)
"Sun Microsystems Inc. today unveiled a suite of personal
productivity applications for thin-client devices that it will give
away for free."
BW: First Release of Open Source SIP Running on Linux Available from Vovida Networks (1999-09-01 02:47:36)
"Vovida Networks today announced the availability of another
free commercial release of source code running on the Linux
operating system - Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)."
Reuters: Linux tide turns on Corel (1999-09-01 02:39:49)
"The drop mirrors sliding values in other Linux firms..."
Reuters: Sun Micro free software offer may spur market shift (1999-09-01 02:28:11)
"... company executives pointed to the competitive advantages of
the free StarOffice software, which has a look and feel that is
similar to Microsoft's Office suite. Microsoft Office currently
costs from $400 to $700..."
ComputerWorld: Sun to push desktop apps on the network (1999-09-01 02:11:14)
"AT&T... plans to offer StarPortal as part of its services
to business customers... Similarly, application hosting service
Digex Inc. is expected to offer StarPortal as part of its
LinuxPR: Linuxcare and Sun Partner to Deliver Enterprise Services for StarOffice (1999-09-01 01:47:57)
"Combination Endows Sun's Breakthrough Office Suite with
NewMedia.com: Linux Does Graphics (1999-09-01 01:35:12)
"Although it was not created to work with images and graphics,
as the Mac OS and BeOS were, Linux can nonetheless be a useful
Seattle Times/LA Times: Sun acquires Linux firm, will give away software (1999-09-01 01:26:58)
"Sun plans to make StarOffice a more serious competitor to
Microsoft's Office software suite by offering downloads of the
software for free..."
Kernel Cousin Wine #6 Is Out (1999-09-01 00:15:30)