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."
LinuxPR: Franklin Institute Science Museum Chooses Linux (1999-09-01 23:50:10)
"The Franklin Institute Science Museum has installed a Linux Web
server built by LinuxForce Inc."
Yellow Dog Linux releases updated am-utils (1999-09-01 23:35:41)
"The Yellow Dog Linux Security Team has just released an updated
version of am-utils which fixes recently discovered security
vulnerabilities in the AMD automounter that is being actively
exploited on the internet."
LinuxPR: LinuxCare Adds Laser5 Linux To Roster of Supported Linux Distributions (1999-09-01 23:26:25)
"Initiative Brings Global, Enterprise-Class Technical Services
to Popular Japanese Linux Distribution"
Zope Weekly News for September 1, 1999 (1999-09-01 22:58:29)
"Well, this has been the busiest week of all, or at least in a
long long time, for Zope development. Not only was beta 6 released,
but the final release of Zope 2 has finally been made! In
celebration, we're going to continue working on documentation and
resolving any outstanding issues!"
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."
CNN.com: Linus Torvalds: Is that real silicon? (1999-09-01 21:29:44)
"I was waiting in line to pick up my press badge at the first
Linuxworld conference back in March when I saw a familiar,
bespectacled face beside me. It was Linus Torvalds, the affable,
29-year-old creator of Linux, waiting patiently to register for the
show -- waiting to register for his own show."
Business Week: Why Corel's Sudden Liftoff Could Quickly Return to Earth (1999-09-01 21:10:19)
"Oddly, its stock got a boost from Sun's announcement of a free
software suite that ultimately could hurt Corel badly."
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."
Linux, Redhat & Applix on New England Cable News (1999-09-01 19:29:42)
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
LinuxPR: Bynari, Inc. Announces Global Alliance Initiative (1999-09-01 18:04:21)
"Linux Consultants Worldwide Invited to Join in
ATI loses Dell Deal (1999-09-01 17:42:50)
"ATI products are probably one of the best in their class and
inspite of repeated request for a Linux version, they have
responded in negative. Dell went with a competitor."
CNET News.com: IBM licenses skinny server designs (1999-09-01 17:37:36)
"Network Engines currently offers two thin servers, one for
Embedded Windows NT... and the other for Red Hat Linux. Both use
Intel Pentium II or Pentium III chips."
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."
PRNewswire: Innovative Electronics...to Provide Linux...Management System for The Dunlap Company (1999-09-01 16:34:16)
"ATS Money Systems, Inc...today announced that its wholly-owned
subsidiary, Innovative Electronics, Inc...has been awarded a
contract in excess of $275,000 by The Dunlap Company - Texas, to
provide them with the new Red Hat...Linux-based StoreComm2000
Retail Store Management System."
BW: Applix Announces Strategic Partnerships (1999-09-01 16:26:55)
"Applix forms alliances with Breakaway Solutions, and Global
Technology Partners, Inc. to Deliver Front Office, Web and Systems
Datamation: Network tutorial - Linux with Windows (1999-09-01 16:14:04)
"About two years ago, I was brought into a large manufacturing
outfit to improve their network. They were having problems all the
way around the board, from poor network performance to their NT
file server grinding to a halt because they lost their systems
administrator and never bothered to hire a new one."
Linuxcare: Advanced Data Recovery Techniques (1999-09-01 16:08:02)
"In this weeks column Jim Dennis helps a caller recover a mail
spool, accidentally deleted when a home-grown workaround went
wrong. The rescue operation mounted by the support pit involved
sophisticated, direct manipulation of disk blocks using homely,
everyday Linux tools like grep, vi, and dd." (Read
Linux.com: Linux and Merced: The Customer Wins (1999-09-01 16:06:45)
"The Linux kernel is being ported to the IA-64 architecture"
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."
Linux Professional Institute will bring Certification to Linux (1999-09-01 15:47:59)
In this audio interview with Dan York, we learn the history of
LPI, its future plans, and how to get involved.
Datamation: Piecing together Linux (1999-09-01 14:27:31)
"All eyes are gauging the operating system's viability. With the
missing elements of the puzzle falling into place, Linux's
pioneering days are over."
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
BW: LinuxOne Announces Strategic Relationship With MandrakeSoft (1999-09-01 13:08:01)
"With MandrakeSoft, LinuxOne(TM) will develop a Chinese language
version of the popular Linux software with features specific to the
Chinese market designed to establish Linux as the computer software
platform of choice in this enormous market."
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..."
Eric Harlow -- It's a funny world: Or why Microsoft's reign is over (1999-09-01 02:19:42)
"It took me until this evening to realize the significance of
the announcement that Sun is releasing StarOffice for free and
releasing the source code to the office suite."
InfoWorld: Security bug hits Microsoft Java virtual machine (1999-09-01 02:11:51)
"A bug in Microsoft's Java virtual machine (JVM), a part of
Internet Explorer 4.0 and 5.0, could give hackers complete
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: Linux-Mandrake 6.1pre available for download and tests (1999-09-01 01:57:05)
"This pre-release version has been made upon the stable parts of
Cooker (the openly developed version)."
SRO: Microsoft: 64-Bit Windows Is On Track (1999-09-01 01:57:04)
"Company officials reiterated Microsoft's commitment to ship a
64-bit NT release before the end of 2000."
LinuxPR: Bynari Announces its First Cobalt End of Life Clearance (1999-09-01 01:54:16)
"Products offered include Cube 2700's, RaQ Caching Servers, and
RaQ's with up to 256 MB Dram and 16.8 GB of Disk Space."
LinuxPR: Vestris Inc. announces Alkaline 1.3, a very flexible, superfast search/spider (1999-09-01 01:51:17)
"Alkaline is an all-in-one spider and searcher available for
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..."
News Flash: ZDNN: Linuxcare strikes agreement with Sun (1999-09-01 00:41:55)
"Linuxcare Inc... to provide technical support for StarOffice."
Kernel Cousin Wine #6 Is Out (1999-09-01 00:15:30)