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Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 28, 2000

  • Debian Weekly News - June 27th, 2000 (Jun 28, 2000, 23:47)
    "Welcome to Debian Weekly News, a newsletter for the Debian developer community."

  • Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #53 By Zack Brown (Jun 28, 2000, 23:44)
    Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for the previous week.

  • eWeek: Compaq, Dell cool to Crusoe chip (Jun 28, 2000, 22:47)
    "While Crusoe's ship appears to have come in, some large PC makers have decided to hold off on adopting the new chip for notebook PCs. At least for now."

  • BW: LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Sold Out!; San Jose Event Reaches Capacity as Linux Momentum Surges (Jun 28, 2000, 22:05)
    "This marks the fourth-consecutive show LinuxWorld Conference & Expo has sold out at more than 150,000 square feet. Forty companies remain on a waiting list for the event, scheduled for August 14-17, 2000, despite a 60% increase in expo floor space this year."

  • TechWeb: IBM Revives OS/2 [Application] For Win 2000, Thin Clients (Jun 28, 2000, 21:53)
    "Workspace On-Demand 3.0... is a server-based tool for managing both thin and "Intel-based" Windows clients and deploying applications that runs on Windows NT and 2000. ... "Support for Linux clients and servers will be available separately through IBM's services divisions..."

  • CNET Linux-based Internet radio firm gets backing (Jun 28, 2000, 21:33)
    "Penguin Radio is building a device that will receive digital radio broadcasts over the Internet, then pipe the signal to a home stereo system. The company also is working on a portal site called to provide links to Internet radio for people with cell phones, PDAs (personal digital assistants) and other portable gadgets."

  • �berLinux: The Organizers of Germany's LinuxTag (Jun 28, 2000, 21:22)
    "The special thing about LinuxTag is the fact that it is sort of an `Open Source' project itself," the group explained. "Everybody is invited to join the group and help to get the show on track."

  • The Register: Transmeta signs stack of notebook suppliers (Jun 28, 2000, 21:13)
    "Computer makers who have apparently backed Transmeta include Fujitsu, NEC and Hitachi, and Ditzel also confirmed earlier reports that IBM will be using Crusoe in an upcoming slimline portable. He also said two more companies, who he could not yet name, would be announcing Crusoe-based kit shortly."

  • Moonlight Becomes Linux (Jun 28, 2000, 21:12)
    "Moonlight Systems will develop applications where Linux is the strongest, at the server-level. These applications are focused on large server deployments that we see in ASP's that provide Web-based services to clients, ISP's, large sites and corporate IT departments."

  • The Register: Transmeta grows Crusoe line-up (Jun 28, 2000, 19:34)
    "Transmeta yesterday unveiled the extension of its Crusoe family of CPUs with three new varities of the low-power, x86-emulatin' chip."

  • LinuxPR: SuSE Linux opens new Latin American office (Jun 28, 2000, 19:09)
    "The Latin American Linux market has a high potential. We noticed a growing demand for high quality Linux, especially from commercial users."

  • MySQL Goes GPL [& VA Linux Invests] (Jun 28, 2000, 18:44)
    "We have always considered ourselves committed members of the Open Source and Free Software communities," said Monty Widenius, project leader on MySQL. Moving to the GNU General Public License (GPL) is a way to show this."

  • VNU Net: Microsoft breakup could harm Linux vendors (Jun 28, 2000, 18:12)
    "The applications business could address the up-and-coming Linux client markets and could place energy into porting Microsoft server products over to other operating environments, including Linux... Microsoft would prove tough competition for Corel and Applix, as well as other companies that make similar Linux-based applications. Microsoft could also produce its own version of Linux to compete against [established Linux distro's]...

  • Upside: Can we marry the open source and commercial worlds? (Jun 28, 2000, 16:35)
    "First noted in this column a few weeks back, the "gated community" definition is still a bit rough around the edges. At the time, president Bill Portelli used the notion of a suburban gated community as a colorful way to describe his company's plans for grafting the open source, or community-based, development model onto pre-existing proprietary software projects."

  • LinuxPlanet: .comment: Freebies, Buzzwords, and Goofy Stuff [PC Expo] (Jun 28, 2000, 16:18)
    "...fealty to Microsoft is the exception at PC Expo this year. Vendors are either ready to provide details about their products' compatability with Linux or very defensive about incompatability."

  • The Klaus Knopper interview (LinuxTag 2000 organizer) (Jun 28, 2000, 15:48)
    "The pillars on which LinuxTag 2000 stands are: The free expo and conference+speeches, the business congress, and the Job forum. The highlights are the open source groups showing the current development of GNU/Linux and other free operating systems and applications as well as companies showing their products on the Linux platform."

  • Apache Today: E-Commerce Solutions: Template-Driven Pages (Jun 28, 2000, 15:17)
    "Understanding the basics of SSI will help us to understand how to use and employ templates... Using the exec SSI directive we can execute a CGI script instead of embedding a static HTML file."

  • Games: The Boundary of Open Development? (Jun 28, 2000, 14:28)
    "To help determine the natural boundary between Open Source and closed source game development, BeOpen consulted with two of the leading members of the Linux gaming community."

  • Linux Center Argentina: Linux Event in Argentina (Jun 28, 2000, 13:20)
    "El primer evento internacional de GNU-Linux en Argentina se llamará: Maratón Linux - Etapa Argentina... se llevará a cabo los días 18,19,20 y 21 de octubre en buenos Aires."

  • Ultra DMA 66 (Jun 28, 2000, 12:47)
    "Have a look at the some of the newly released Linux distributions, such as Linux-Mandrake 7.1 or SuSE Linux 6.4. They all have native support for Ultra DMA 66 (also known as "Ultra ATA/66" or "UDMA/66"). What is UDMA/66? Will your system support UDMA/66? Never fear, Brian's here!"

  • BW: Red Hat Launches University Program to Accelerate the Use of Open Source At Universities (Jun 28, 2000, 12:40)
    "Red Hat, Inc., the leading provider of open source solutions for Internet infrastructure, today announced the Red Hat University Program, a global program designed to use Red Hat's comprehensive resources to accelerate the use of open source solutions in the educational environment."

  • BW: VA Linux 1150 Server Combines Customizability and Affordability in 1.75-Inch-High System (Jun 28, 2000, 12:37)
    "VA Linux Systems, Inc. today announced availability of the VA Linux 1150 server, a customizable entry-level 1U (1.75"-high) Linux server optimized for Internet data centers."

  • LinuxPR: Mission Critical Linux Launches High-Availability Cluster Product (Jun 28, 2000, 12:28)
    "Mission Critical Linux, Inc., the cutting-edge Linux products and services company, today announced plans to launch its high-availability Convolo Cluster solution."

  • PRNewswire:'s Little Box Opens Global Retail Music Market (Jun 28, 2000, 11:58)
    "This Linux-based device includes a built-in phone line or Ethernet cable data connection that allows retail stores to provide their customers with customizable, world-class caliber music content, at a substantial savings over traditional music delivery systems. Once installed, the subscriber never needs to interact with the MP3 Media Server 1.0 again. Instead, they use a web-based management tool."

  • BW: New Multi-Platform Support Using Solaris and Linux for OPTX International's ScreenWatch (Jun 28, 2000, 11:29)
    "OPTX International adds new multi-platform support to serve its ScreenWatch 2.0 content over RealNetworks G2 Servers on Solaris and Linux operating systems. The acknowledged leader in true-to-source, screen-capture software, OPTX International partners with RealNetworks to stream lossless multimedia screen content over the Internet or intranet."

  • Ottawa Citizen: Corel shares leap on bundling deal (Jun 28, 2000, 11:00)
    "Corel Corp. stock rose $1.45, or 21 per cent yesterday, on news the Ottawa-based software manufacturer had signed a bundling agreement with California's Hewlett-Packard Co."

  • Linux Journal: Rage of the Machine: The New God Will Fail (Jun 28, 2000, 06:11)
    "Yes, the PC as we know it will not last forever. And, yes, the power of an increasingly wired world is likely something that will. But whatever the service, device or system that heralds the New Dawn might be, the Internet appliance (IA) - that i-opener, epod, Dot.Station, web phone, etc. - is not it."

  • eWeek: Transmeta's Crusoe wins 'ultralight' friends at PC Expo (Jun 28, 2000, 05:58)
    "While today's display of ultralight notebooks highlighted Transmeta's first steps into the laptop market, the company has already secured a major deal in the emerging Internet appliance market."

  • Worlds 1st Virtual, Global, Linux and Open Source Event (Jun 28, 2000, 05:08)
    "Openworld2000 is a virtual conference and exhibition hosted by UK based Company RMR plc, which brings you the latest on open source & Linux trends, theories and practices direct to your desktop."