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Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 28, 2000

  • Forbes: Breakup Could Help Innovation--Microsoft's (Apr 28, 2000, 21:12)
    "...a breakup could prompt Microsoft to revive its own creative spirit--something that's been lacking since the introduction of Windows 95. You don't need a degree in computer science to know that the latest version of Windows 98 is nothing more than a tuned-up version of the operating system that hit stores five years ago."

  • CNET New Netpliance has same 'problem' as old (Apr 28, 2000, 21:00)

  • Linux Journal: Shell Functions and Path Variables, Part 3 (Apr 28, 2000, 20:25)
    "UNIX can present a bewildering array of tools and techniques, and it's almost impossible for any individual to be intimately familiar with all of them. In my experience, the best developers carry around a large bag of simple but useful techniques and are able to combine them rapidly into a working solution."

  • BW: OnCore Systems Transcends Embedded Linux Barriers... (Apr 28, 2000, 18:38)
    "...the OnCore Systems Software Foundation... has the capability to load a 100% pure version of Linux into an embedded environment and still run real-time applications in concert with Linux applications."

  • BW: On the Linux League Friday Edition (Apr 28, 2000, 18:27)
    "...Francis Gaskins, will host a panel of guests to review Linux trends... joining Mr. Gaskins today will be Tom Adelstein, CIO for Bynari, Inc., a global Linux consulting firm, and Gary Lawrence Murphy, CEO of TCI, an Internet and open source consulting company founded in 1983."

  • Building an E-Commerce Site Part 1: Building a Product Catalog (Apr 28, 2000, 17:28)
    "This guide is meant to show you how to build a basic online store complete with (1) a product catalog, (2) user accounts for customers, and (3) the ability for your customers to order products from your catalog."

  • TeamLinux Announces Draft Picks (Apr 28, 2000, 16:23)
    "The All-Linux All-Star team is ready to take the field. TeamLinux Corp., a professional services company that uses Open Source and Linux technology to enable its business solutions, acquired its fourth company in the four weeks since its inception in late March."

  • SJ Mercury: Microsoft breakup could boost [silicon] valley firms (Apr 28, 2000, 15:53)
    "Ideally, the applications company would see the Linux operating system market as an attractive opportunity for Microsoft Office," said Gassee. "That would make Linux a more viable operating system..."

  • NY Times: First Amendment Lawyer Takes on Movie Studios in DVD Case (Apr 28, 2000, 14:15)
    "Eight major movie studios are asking a federal judge to order a Web publisher to stop linking to hundreds of sites carrying a piece of software that they say threatens their industry. Martin Garbus is determined to stop them."

  • The Guardian: Free but not easy (Richard Stallman interview) (Apr 28, 2000, 11:45)
    "All published software should be free software. Everyone should have the freedom to study it, to change it, and to redistribute it. The outcome depends on many people: it's up to the public to choose freedom or not."

  • Linuxcare: How to Replace Windows NT with Linux (Apr 28, 2000, 07:01)
    "Most IT managers already understand the "why" of Linux and Open Source, and many are considering adopting Linux. Microsoft Windows NT network administrators are now facing a forced migration to Windows 2000. For many, however, a migration to Linux makes more sense. Careful planning is needed, however, in order to manage such a migration responsibly. How costly will such a migration be? How difficult? How time consuming?"

  • osOpinion: Help Microsoft Combat Software Piracy (Apr 28, 2000, 06:41)
    "Everyone I meet who can not show me a "Certificate of Authenticity" for their software will receive an offer of help for installing Linux or appropriate open source software on their system."

  • osOpinion: Bugs and the UCITA (Apr 28, 2000, 06:27)
    "Bugs have not killed anyone yet, but it's only a matter of time. In October of 1998, the USS Yorktown was immobilized for four hours after Windows NT crashed. If that had happened in a war zone, American lives could easily have been lost."

  • osOpinion: The Obligatory Microsoft Article (Apr 28, 2000, 06:20)
    "Instead, I believe I have a solution so brilliant, so simple and so effective it's a surprise nobody else has thought of it yet: put RMS in charge."

  • Netcraft Survey for April released (Apr 28, 2000, 06:07)
    "At this rate, Apache will pass three times the market share of the next most popular web server in two to three months."

  • Response to Philips [USB webcams] NDA post (Apr 28, 2000, 06:04)
    "As a response to the NDA post we'd like to release both the driver and the source to the public, and see what the community can come up with."