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Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 23, 1999

  • CMP Net: IBM Adds Linux To ServerProven Program (Mar 23, 1999, 15:48)
    "IBM will add support for Linux-based solutions to its ServerProven certificationprogram sometime in the second quarter, the company said Monday at the ResellerXChange conference here."

  • CNET Apple's Linux foray prompts squabbles (Mar 23, 1999, 12:41)
    CNET is watching the Linux community, as evidenced by this article. Our actions are being closely watched, and reported, by the mainsteam news outlets.

  • PR Newswire: VA Research Linux Systems Acquires Electric Lichen (Mar 23, 1999, 11:29)
    "VA Research Linux Systems (VA), the leading provider of Linux systems and support, today announced that it has acquired Electric Lichen L.L.C., a leading Linux marketing consulting company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The announcement comes on the heels of an announcement that Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) has taken a minority stake in the company. VA also announced today the addition of Brian Biles, a 10-year veteran of Sun Microsystems to its executive team as vice president of marketing."

  • Business Wire: Compaq AlphaServers Play Leading Role at Oscars (Mar 23, 1999, 11:27)
    "The breakthrough speed and cost advantages of Compaq's 64-bit Alpha platform and Tru64 UNIX address the computing intensive needs of the most power-hungry computer-generated images. Compaq offers rendering future-proof solutions running on both Tru64 UNIX and Windows NT, as well as Linux."

  • InfoWorld: Linux Alley is crowded but lacks applications (Mar 23, 1999, 10:42)
    "'Linux Alley' -- a cluster of stands from companies that have something to do with the open-source operating system -- has been the most popular street in town at the CeBit technology fair here, which draws to a close Wednesday."

  • Business Wire: WebTrends Corporation Launches Enterprise Reporting Server for Solaris and Linux (Mar 23, 1999, 10:16)
    "WebTrends Corporation (Nasdaq:WEBT), a leader and pioneer in enterprise management and reporting for Internet and intranet systems, today released WebTrends Enterprise Reporting Server."

  • Brazilian LUG promotes Linux InstallFest (Mar 23, 1999, 10:06)
    "The Brazilian LUG, LinuxGO , promotes in this saturday (03/27/1999) a Linux InstallFest. It is a entire day just to install Linux for anybody who wants for free! The brazilian people who wants to install linux just have to complete some question about their hardaware in the site,"

  • Paktronix Systems Announces Linux VPN with Hardware Encryption (Mar 23, 1999, 09:58)
    "Paktronix Systems announced today the availability of a Linux based IPSec VPN solution. The Paktronix Systems IPSec VPN connects multiple networks together across the Internet at speeds up to DS-3 (45Mbps)."

  • Raleigh News and Observer: Red Hat's latest Linux partner: a neighbor (Mar 23, 1999, 09:25)
    "Red Hat Software has forged a close-to-home partnership with Ganymede Software to distribute the Morrisville company's network performance measuring tools in the next version of Red Hat Linux."

  • ZDNET: Can't Dismiss Linux? Dismiss the users. (Mar 23, 1999, 09:22)
    "Linux is a different operating system. This seems obvious to almost everyone. Why then do so many people insist that Linux be Windows?"

  • CNET Compaq sees Linux as selling Alpha chips (Mar 23, 1999, 09:18)
    "Compaq Computer sees Linux as a way to increase sales of its Alpha microprocessor, and the company is trying to encourage other Linux distributors besides Red Hat to support the chip."

  • CNET: VA Research buys Linux consulting firm (Mar 23, 1999, 09:09)
    "Linux computer vendor VA Research has acquired Electric Lichen, a Linux consulting and marketing company."

  • Computerworld: Linux fans fear Red Hat takeover (Mar 23, 1999, 09:08)
    "To some in the Linux community, Red Hat Software seems to want to hijack the free Unix variant. But in interviews with Computerworld, Red Hat president Matthew Szulik endorsed the Linux Standards Base (LSB), the official Linux standards group."

  • Linux Review Petition (Mar 23, 1999, 01:01)
    Many more signatures needed.