Linux News for Jun 01, 2000
Korea Herald: International Linux fair to be held in Seoul (2000-06-01 22:51:13)
"The international event is expected to satiate the public's
growing interest in Linux. The government's plan to make the
country a Linux mecca in Asia will also get an added boost from
Slashdot: Answers About The New NOAA Massive Linux Cluster (2000-06-01 22:24:52)
"However, the Forecast Systems Lab (FSL) system is a bit
different from these other clusters: it's intended to be a
production-quality "turn key" supercomputer, and it contains all
the things supercomputer users are used to, such as a huge robotic
tape storage unit (70 terabytes of tapes), and a fast disk
subsystem (a bandwidth of 200 megabytes/second.)"
BW: Tripp Lite Gains Overwhelming Linux Certification and Acceptance (2000-06-01 22:09:57)
"Tripp Lite has affirmed its place as the power protection
industry's foremost ally of the Linux community after recent
testing and certification by leading Linux distributors (Red Hat
and TurboLinux) as well as by leading independent testing labs
(KeyLabs and Linuxcare Labs)."
BW: ...Team Behind Gnutella... Pioneers World's First Distributed, Real-Time Search Engine... (2000-06-01 22:00:07)
"Based on Gnutella -- a fully-distributed information-sharing
technology -- InfraSearch.com is the industry's first search
infrastructure developed to showcase how commercial content
providers such as portals, traditional search engines or any
commercial web site can push customized responses to search
LinuxPR: Sair, Inc. to Host Track of Seminars at Global Linux 2000 in Seoul, Korea June 14 - 17 (2000-06-01 21:59:30)
"Sair will lead six half-day seminars - two per day for three
days - covering a range of Linux topics."
LinuxPR: Data Representations Launches Version 1.2 of Simplicity for Java & Simplicity Professional (2000-06-01 21:55:47)
"New release adds database integration, Servlet development, and
cross-platform testing features to RAD tool suite."
Harvard's Openlaw Files Amicus Brief supporting Defense in NY DVD Case (2000-06-01 21:44:49)
"We filed to oppose the plaintiff movie studios' motion to
enjoin 2600 from linking to DeCSS code from its web pages. We argue
that links are key to Web communication, so an injunction would be
a prior restraint in violation of the First Amendment."
Tech Central Station: Will Justice's Controlled Burn of Microsoft Also Torch Silicon Valley? (2000-06-01 21:38:00)
"...the only incentive to produce anything is the possession of
temporary monopoly power-because without that power the price will
be bid down to marginal cost and the high initial fixed costs
cannot be recouped."
BW: API Introduces UP1100 Ultimate Performance Series Motherboard... (2000-06-01 21:18:21)
"The UP1100 offers Alpha Linux developers a complete,
cost-efficient, entry-level Alpha board for Beowulf clusters, Web
servers, development systems and rendering solutions."
BW: API Collaborates With Quadrics to Deliver Highest Performance Linux Supercomputers... (2000-06-01 21:12:20)
"Using API's 64-bit platform and the Linux open-source operating
system, QsNet, a high-bandwidth, ultra low-latency interconnect for
commodity SMP nodes, offers some of the highest possible system
interconnect performance and scalability available."
LinuxDevices.com: The Giant Penguin... and The Teeny Weeny Webserver (2000-06-01 21:10:37)
"This little gem is really really tiny -- measuring a mere 2.24
x 2.36 in. (57 x 60 mm)! Still, through the modern miracle of
system-on-chip technology it includes more than enough electronics
to boot up and function as a Linux based webserver."
BW: GraphOn Corp. -- GOJO -- Releases Beta Versions of Bridges... 1.1... (2000-06-01 21:07:42)
"...UNIX/Linux Beta Version includes Backing Store and Save
Unders, 16/24-bit Color Support, and Cut and Paste between
UNIX/Linux and Windows."
eWeek: Compaq eyes open source for Tru64 (2000-06-01 20:57:31)
"Compaq Computer Corp. is considering releasing source code for
part of Tru64, its 64-bit version of the Unix operating
BW: NETsilicon Joins Embedded Linux Consortium... (2000-06-01 20:57:06)
"As an early advocate for the group, and now as a member,
NETsilicon is working with the ELC to help drive and accelerate the
acceptance of Linux in embedded systems."
BW: 1stUp.com Selects VA Linux Servers & Oracle 8i Database to Power Application Infrastructure... (2000-06-01 20:49:32)
"...has implemented over 50 high-density VA Linux servers to
power its application server infrastructure as well as its Oracle
8i database, now supporting more than 3.5 million registered
LinuxPR: Linux ISP Service expands dramatically to reflect growth in Linux commuunity (2000-06-01 20:31:05)
"Now offering Dial-up service to OVER 1000 communities in the
US, and international service in Canda and Japan."
LinuxPR: LinuxMall.com Names Chief Technical Officer
"Chuck Mead Named CTO of Denver-based Linux E-Commerce and
Network Associates Security Advisory: PGP Security Advisory for PGP 5.0 (2000-06-01 20:20:10)
"During a recent review of our published PGP 5.0 for Linux
source code, researchers discovered that under specific, rare
circumstances PGP 5.0 for Linux will generate weak, predictable
Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Summary CS-2000-02 (2000-06-01 20:11:51)
"Each quarter, the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) issues the
CERT Summary to draw attention to the types of attacks reported to
our incident response team, as well as other noteworthy incident
and vulnerability information. The summary includes pointers to
sources of information for dealing with the problems."
InfoWorld: Linux struggles to get beyond the Web (2000-06-01 19:45:12)
"However, the main barriers keeping Linux from crossing over to
mainstream acceptance by companies are not that easy to
LinuxWorld: Certifiable community - Community efforts in Linux certification (2000-06-01 19:31:06)
"Linux certification is an idea that has been around for a long
time and is now coming to fruition. There are two primary entities
working to provide Linux professionals with credentials. The first
is SAIR; the second is LPI, the Linux Professional Institute."
The Standard: FBI, DOJ Issue List of Worst Net Threats (2000-06-01 19:14:07)
"The Unix and Linux platforms, which abound in universities and
other large organizations, were found to be the most frequently
affected by vulnerabilities."
GNOME Summary for May 8-30 2000 (2000-06-01 19:10:12)
GNOME Development Update
LinuxMall.com: Elfstone Latest in MSC.Software's Linux Plans (2000-06-01 19:08:46)
"MSC.Software, a provider of modeling and simulation analysis
software to the engineering community, announced its decision to
use Elfstone Software's Run Time X Press (RTX) product in its
transition to the Linux platform."
Washington Post: Judge Delays [MS] Judgement, Asks for More Filings (2000-06-01 18:59:19)
"U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson permitted the U.S.
Justice Department and 19 states to submit a reply on Monday
morning to Microsoft's reply yesterday regarding the government
LinuxMall.com: Linux Consultant Teaches Secretaries to Kill [Programs] (2000-06-01 18:50:33)
"There are still a couple of people who like Windows and miss
PowerPoint and prefer Excel to Applix." But overall, he said, the
law firm is "very pleased" with the performance of its new system.
"We wanted a comfort level with it," he said."
ZDNet: Has the Linux bubble burst? (2000-06-01 18:36:19)
"Does this mean that Linux's heyday is over? Hardly. ...
Regardless of the rhetoric, I believe there is enough promise in
the basic concept that software is best developed via a
cooperative, rather than a competitive model, to continue to propel
Linux and other open software forward."
LinuxMall.com: Novell Looks Both Ways When Crossing Platforms (2000-06-01 18:19:48)
"Novell is backing Linux for Internet messaging."
LinuxPR: MontaVista Extends Global Reach with New VP of International Sales
"Embedded Systems Veteran Patrice Commune brings 15 years Sales
and Marketing Experience to Embedded Linux Supplier"
OpenGroup.org: Real-time & Embedded Systems Forum (2000-06-01 16:25:11)
"The inaugural meeting of the Real-time and Embedded Systems
Forum taking place in Austin, Texas on June 27/28..."
LinuxNewbie.org: Linux help: In need of a middle ground (2000-06-01 15:26:20)
"Although the free efforts of linux users around the world is
most appreciated, I am writing this article as cry for help in the
areas of getting started with linux and help for users just past
the starting point."
eWeek: E-clipse [UltraSPARC] Servers Outshine Linux-on-Pentium Ones (2000-06-01 14:57:11)
"In tests simulating heavy loads accessing a large Web site, the
e-clipse UltraSPARC system was on average 30 percent faster than
the Pentium-based Linux system."
LinuxPlanet: DistributionWatch Review: Libranet 1.2.2 (2000-06-01 14:32:24)
"...this is really Debian with all the options loaded. ...
Libranet is a good distribution [for] intermediate users or any
user who just wants to use Linux--not spend a lot of time hunting
and gathering applications and configuring their machines."
Apache Today: Getting Started with Apache 1.3 (2000-06-01 14:21:43)
"This article isn't intended to give background on what Apache
is nor why you should use it, but how to get going with it once the
decision has been made. In other words, simply how to download it,
and install it, and turn it on."
Canada Computes: Cutting the wires: Can Linux find a niche in the mobile market (2000-06-01 14:17:15)
"But what does Young know about the wireless world? As the
chairman of Red Hat Inc. he has a bead on the open source
community, not the mobile set."
The Register: MS DreamWorks witness' site runs on Linux
"And some of it's fascinating; Compaq CEO Mike Capellas sings
the virtues of having a single vendor for OS and apps (so rival
vendors can forget the Compaq gig), while one of the other star
witnesses, Jeffrey Katzenberg of DreamWorks, seems to have a Web
site that runs on, er, Linux."
ZDNet UK: UK Linux news service launches at London expo (2000-06-01 13:19:55)
"Founder of the service Jono Bacon believes that the site will
help address a real lack of UK sites dedicated to furthering the
cause of the Linux operating system."
CNET News.com: IBM donates Net communications technology (2000-06-01 12:53:56)
"The software, called Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) for
Java, is based on a Web standard for exchanging data called XML
(Extensible Markup Language). The product is a working version of a
communications technology developed by Microsoft, IBM, Lotus
Development and others that could potentially become an Internet
standard for linking Web-based software."
Ottawa Citizen: Revitalized Corel recoups recent losses (2000-06-01 11:12:57)
"A string of positive press releases, including a deal with a
free U.S. internet service provider, lifted the stock to $5.45
yesterday. The agreement with Spinway Inc. will offer Corel
customers free Internet access through its websites."
ZDNet UK: Forget Napster, FreeNet is really scary... (2000-06-01 11:08:39)
"A spokeswoman for the Music industry watchdog the International
Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), has admitted to
ZDNet that it is concerned by several Napster clones, but one in
The Register: TurboLinux announces lay-offs and refocus (2000-06-01 10:42:56)
"So why the uncharitable comments and ill-will? Much of that is
generated by TurboLinux's take on the open source model, which has
involved a combination of time-delay source release and its own
LinuxPR: Linux Knowledge Base Org. Announces Formation of the
"The Linux Knowledge Base Org. in a major shift in strategy
announces the formation of the Open Object Directory Services Group
which will power the next generation Linux Knowledge Base Org. web
LinuxPR: Stormix Technologies Announces Professional Services Division (2000-06-01 07:32:48)
"New team is focused on delivering custom Linux solutions."
LinuxPR: "Linux Gazette", Spanish edition: "La Gaceta de Linux"
"Linux Gazette" now in Spanish, focusing all spanish speaking
Linux users across the globe."
Linux Journal: The LJ Team Evolves (2000-06-01 07:14:34)
"Margie turned in her resignation on May 24. I am sorry we did
not share this information with our Readers earlier however we were
awaiting the confirmation of some good news; Linux Journal is
pleased to welcome Don Marti to our editorial team."
Upside: Puffin PLC fledges (2000-06-01 06:20:59)
"In the world of embedded operating systems, programmable logic
controllers...have long represented the innermost sanctum of
Linux Weekly News for June 1, 2000 (2000-06-01 05:50:17)
Leading items and editorials: Free software and embedded
systems, The Linux-powered network camera, Language wars and LWN
SJ Mercury: Microsoft's Supplemental Offer of Proof (2000-06-01 05:34:51)
"It has also become increasingly clear that Linux is a serious
competitor as an operating system for a variety of non-PC devices
that compete directly with personal computers running Windows. An
example of this increasing competition is reflected in a series of
recent announcements by AOL and Gateway."
CNET News.com: TurboLinux layoffs another sign of cooling market (2000-06-01 02:00:08)
"While Linux has far from vanished, it's no longer assumed to be
a guaranteed road to riches. Shares in Andover.Net and Caldera
Systems are trading below their IPO prices."
CNET News.com: New Linux kernel a little closer to release (2000-06-01 00:42:52)
"The Linux community passed another milestone in the development
of the next version of the Linux operating system this week, but in
a way that would make Microsoft proud."
AbiWord Weekly News for May 31, 2000 (2000-06-01 00:29:34)
"This week saw lots of development, with 21 patches by 10
different authors go into the tree. We had one new developer this
Federal Computer Week: WordPerfect gets new lease on life on Linux (2000-06-01 00:15:10)
"WordPerfect Office for Linux represents a significant milestone
for the Linux desktop movement in that it is the first commercially
established productivity suite to be ported to Linux."