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Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 29, 2000

  • BSD Today: Installing OpenBSD 2.7 (Jun 29, 2000, 23:23)
    "As far as OpenBSD goes, the developers pride themselves on the ability to "emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography." OpenBSD does an excellent job at this."

  • PC Magazine UK: Operating Systems [Review] (Jun 29, 2000, 22:54)
    "We've awarded our Editors' Choice jointly to the three Microsoft operating systems reviewed here...In many respects, they're not as powerful as Linux, but they do offer a better solution for the productivity needs of most businesses."

  • LinuxWorld: Small is big - Embedded Linux poised for greatness (Jun 29, 2000, 21:29)
    "Attendees of the small but sold-out one-day event (240 at the conference and at least 500 at the expo) were clearly not the Linux faithful who wistfully wonder whether you can make money with open source. They were from a burgeoning industry sector, and were dead serious about learning how they could use open source to build products and make money."

  • Apache Today: Securing Your Web Pages with Apache (Jun 29, 2000, 20:47)
    "Chances are that your Web site has at least a few pages that you really don't want published to the Internet at large. How do you keep the Black Hats from seeing them, whilst not impeding the access of the White Hats that need the pages?"

  • NewsTraders: Red Hat COO Buckley, Others Looking To Pare Holdings (Jun 29, 2000, 19:58)
    "Red Hat Inc. (RHAT) Chief Operating Officer Timothy Buckley plans to sell 100,000 shares of the open source software developer..."

  • IW: AbriaSoft Announces Its First MySQL Database Software Distribution For The Open Source Market (Jun 29, 2000, 19:50)
    "Abria MySQL Lite significantly reduces the cumbersome process of installing and configuring MySQL and Apache into a quick installation of less than ten minutes. Abria MySQL Lite offers an integrated, turnkey install of RedHat Package Modules (RPMs) for MySQL 3.22, Apache Web Server, PHP3 and Perl."

  • Reuters: IBM files to sell $2.6 million Red Hat shares (Jun 29, 2000, 19:41)
    "The document showed that IBM, the world's largest computer maker, already sold 180,000 shares of Red Hat worth $10 million in late March."

  • IW: Tucows Launches The Internet's First Official BSD Download Site (Jun 29, 2000, 19:36)
    "...the latest addition to its network of software distribution sites. Located at or through, the site is the first to support all of the OpenSource BSD titles."

  • Linux Magazine: Top Tech Support Questions (Jun 29, 2000, 19:34)
    "I've heard a lot about the Mozilla browser and would like to use it instead of Netscape Communicator. How do I move all of my e-mail, addresses, and bookmarks?"

  • BW: Learning Tree to Release 'Linux: A Hands-On Introduction' (Jun 29, 2000, 19:23)
    "...a new course focusing on how to use Linux to establish a productive desktop environment. This four-day course will provide extensive hands-on experience using desktop tools, downloading software from the Web, creating multimedia content for documents and performing key system administration tasks using graphical tools."

  • ZDTV: Linux: The Power of the Penguin (Jun 29, 2000, 19:09)
    "Thursday's keynote at PC Expo had Mak Bolzern, founder of Linux Mall, and Jon "Maddog" Hall (executive director of Linux International) extolling the virtues of "penguin power"..."

  • BW: Pairs with LinuxSolve to Resell Industry's First Secure Server Appliances... (Jun 29, 2000, 18:56)
    " market, promote and resell LinuxSolve's line of Linux-based server applications, running firewalls/gateways, email, file, print and web server applications all managed via its browser-based tools through mid-2001."

  • Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory: New textutils package available (Jun 29, 2000, 18:56)
    "With textutils-2.0a-2, sort -n doesn't work properly. Some locale information may also be ignored."

  • VNU Net: Startup [Moonlight Systems] to charge for Linux applications (Jun 29, 2000, 17:35)
    "Stacey Quandt, an analyst at Giga Information Group, said Moonlight's revenue model is "questionable" and "goes against the grain of the whole open source movement."

  • VNU Net: Progress to distribute open source database (Jun 29, 2000, 16:50)
    "Progress Software has set up a unit called Nusphere to distribute the open source MySQL database. Nusphere will operate as part of the database tools company and will sell support services for MySQL."

  • AsiaBizTech: ISA to Market Small Linux-Mounted CPU Board (Jun 29, 2000, 16:29)
    "The board uses Embedded Linux as its standard OS. Its kernel section uses about 700KB. And it has a 16-bit bus connector exclusively for its extension board. ISA said its power voltage is 5V D.C."

  • Weathering Stormix (Jun 29, 2000, 15:55)
    "This is not so much a review of the distribution as it is a review of our experience. We encountered a few bumps along the way and in the end decided to scrap the install. But, we still think Storm Linux is worth checking out."

  • LinuxPR: Helps Novices to Administer their Computers (Jun 29, 2000, 14:58)
    " is a web site dedicated to helping Linux novices install their distribution, solve their problems, work better, faster and make the most out of their new operating system. With tips and articles and the latest Linux news, will help Linux novices stay on top of their system."

  • Far Eastern Economic Review: Out of the Hat [Bob Young Q&A] (Jun 29, 2000, 14:52)
    "You are up against some extremely strong brands... Isn't that a very big challenge? ... No . . . if Red Hat is successful at building its brand, and if IBM are successful at delivering the benefits of open source to their customers . . . the customer benefits, and if the customer benefits, both Red Hat and IBM are going to benefit."

  • LinuxPlanet: Broadening Horizons through Other Operating Systems (Jun 29, 2000, 13:50)
    "This article will look at two operating systems that approach system design from very diverse angles: The GNU HURD system and Plan9 from Bell Labs Innovations."

  • LinuxProgramming: New Java-on-Linux Releases from Sun (Jun 29, 2000, 13:32)
    "IBM, in particular, has been leading the fray [on Linux] with releases of both a 1.1.8 JDK, or Java Development Kit, and a 1.3 preview release. ...

  • BW: Epoch Internet Expands Tech Incubator Program to Involve Entertainment Industry Companies (Jun 29, 2000, 13:27)
    "The initiative provides qualified companies with an end-to-end e-business technology infrastructure for a period of six months. The Incubator Program equips selected entertainment-related Internet companies with reliable, leading-edge hardware, software and Web hosting, in a Linux or Windows operating environment, e-commerce technology assessment, training and support from Epoch, IBM and key Southern California business partners in Epoch's Los Angeles data center."

  • PRNewswire: NETmachines Launches RedRak/HA High Availability Web Server (Jun 29, 2000, 13:04)
    "NETmachines, a leading developer of e-commerce and Internet-based appliance and communications solutions, today announced the availability of the RedRak/HA -- a breakthrough high-availability webserver offering. Leveraging HA server-clustering software developed by PolyServe, the new RedRak/HA models extend the RedRak family of flexible Web servers to meet the needs of even the most demanding Web server environments."

  • SJ Mercury: SpeechWorks jumps into 'voice portals' via open-source software (Jun 29, 2000, 12:55)
    "In a move that resembles the Linux open-source software programming code movement, SpeechWorks is making public a system companies could use to develop and interconnect sites on which people call in by phone and use their voice to request news information that is then read back to them, or conduct transactions such as buying stocks and airplane tickets."

  • IBM Redbooks: Mastering Domino for Linux (Jun 29, 2000, 12:31)
    "This one-hour online briefing is a subset of a classroom workshop. The briefing discusses various aspects of installing, configuring, and managing Lotus Domino servers on the Linux platform."

  • ZDNet UK: Intel ignores Windows with iMac-like Dot.Station (Jun 29, 2000, 12:15)
    "The unit will come with a 14-inch screen, a hard drive so consumers can run applications or store data and will use the Mozilla Web browser. An Intel Celeron processor and the Red Hat operating system form the key to the terminals operations."

  • ZDNet UK: Transmeta and Linux to run the future home (Jun 29, 2000, 11:58)
    "The wired home of the future will have Web pads and all manner of networked appliances using Transmeta hardware and the Linux operating system."

  • The Register: Torvalds: main impact of MS trial psychological (Jun 29, 2000, 11:33)
    "During a predictably banal interview of Linus Torvalds on Radio Wall Street yesterday - where the interviewer clearly hoped for some tips about how to turn Linux into a pot of gold for investors - our hero had a couple of interesting things to say about the Microsoft case."

  • Chivalry (Jun 29, 2000, 11:15)
    "Why the doubts, then? Why do hackers and venture capitalists alike fear that the crest of the Open Source wave has passed? Because both are bewildered by a false dilemma. Open Source appears caught in a paradox; to gain acceptance and exposure, one must engage in an act of charity: giving away intellectual property. Having gained acceptance, though, one must then make money off that acceptance, and the act of charity limits one's ability to do so."

  • Linux Weekly News for June 29, 2000 (Jun 29, 2000, 06:41)
    Leading items and editorials: MySQL goes GPL and The commercial angle

  • LinuxDevices: MontaVista mounts rescue mission for pSOS users (Jun 29, 2000, 06:19)
    "MontaVista, Inc. has announced a pSOS-to-Linux rescue mission, in the form of a transition kit that facilitates the porting of pSOS applications to Linux."

  • LinuxDevices: 'Instant Internet appliance' board-set (Jun 29, 2000, 06:15)
    "Yamnet Technology has introduced an "instant Internet appliance" in the form of a PC plugin card board-set and a CD-ROM that contains pre-defined Linux configurations for a variety of network/Internet device applications."

  • 32BitsOnline: NEC Brings Japanese Support To Linux Project (Jun 29, 2000, 06:11)
    "NEC Solutions has become the first Japanese company to join the IA-64 Linux Project - an international association of computing companies that is developing the Linux operating system on Intel's IA-64 processors."

  • LinuxPR: OpenLink Unleashes New XML & SQL Data Server For Linux (Jun 29, 2000, 05:51)
    "Virtuoso 2.0 provides a cross platform foundation for XML based E-business solutions."

  • LinuxPR: announces the weekend certification bootcamp for busy professionals (Jun 29, 2000, 05:47)
    "Attendees get a Linux laptop on their arrival, along with other class materials. They load Linux on their laptop during the class, and use it for all the class activities and assignments. At the end of the class they take this laptop with them to further enhance their Linux expertise."

  • Cosource Digest: Affiliate Program Beta Invitation (Jun 29, 2000, 05:36)
    "Cosource exists to help non-developers participate in open source projects by providing a forum where users and developers interact."

  • osOpinion: Tacky Tactics: To Bite, or Not To Bite? (Jun 29, 2000, 05:30)
    "You would have to have your head in the sand to not know that last time this was tried, Microsoft was able to essentially tailor their own system, but that the supervisor of the Linux system not only failed to apply as much as one security patch but used a proprietary system for the guestbook, which subsequently proved to be the Achilles heel."

  • LinuxPR: ZF Linux Devices Announces Ultra-low Power MachZ, The First Real X86 PC-on-a-Chip (Jun 29, 2000, 01:38)
    "MachZ, with the FailSafe System is the only X86 PC-on-a-Chip that boots autonomously on application of power and can operate even if system DRAM and Flash are unavailable."

  • LinuxWorld: Installing Austin; The Linux welcome wagon (Jun 29, 2000, 01:13)
    "Installfests are often a newbie's first exposure to Linux and its surrounding community. Will such formative community-building meetings become a thing of the past if OEMs begin preloading Linux?"

  • Salon: Don't tweak the geeks! (Jun 29, 2000, 00:59)
    "If you were a geek, it was hard to miss. Laid out with all the pomp and circumstance of a major cultural pronouncment, New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani's lambasting of geek society sprawled across the front page of the Arts & Leisure section."

  • Internet Week: Will A New Model Set Inferno Ablaze? (Jun 29, 2000, 00:20)
    "...the timing is right because the industry is now much more receptive to alternative OSes. He cites the rise of Linux and the U.S. government's antitrust suit against Microsoft as helping to shift people's attitudes."

  • Linux Magazine: Top Tech Support Questions (Jun 03, 2000, 18:20)
    "I purchased a new drive and want to know how to move my directory to the new disk without destroying my current working system."