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    From the Nosebleed Seats: Comdex Political Overview
    Anybody got a Kleenex? Growing drowsy in the rarefied air at the Arie Crown Theatre on Lakeshore Drive in Chicago, I watched patiently on Jumbotron monitors that framed the orange-draped stage below as the President worked the expo floor. Playing across the backdrop behind the presidential podium were slides with images of shiny, happy people. The President, already twenty-five minutes late, continued to chat with a perky blonde saleswoman from Motorola. (May 2, 2000)

    Linux Community Drives Philips to Release USB Specs
    Prompting Dutch electronics superpower Philips into the Open Source arena is one thing. Convincing it to give would-be Linux developers a chance to bring its products up-to-speed with the Linux Community without signing a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is quite another. (May 1, 2000)

    Merlin Conjures Up New Software License
    Merlin Software Technologies opened the gates some four weeks ago to "a piece of the action--" stock options and monetary remuneration for software contributions to its products under a development license called "Option Source." Merlin would retain reselling rights of projects developed under this license, while the developer would retain ownership of his creation and the right to sell it elsewhere. (May 1, 2000)

    TeamLinux Announces Draft Picks
    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. (April 28, 2000)

    The New Spring Line of Products is Out--for Linux
    And in the yellow corner, wearing black trunks: the area designated at Comdex for Linux Business Expo's bustling floor spawned gear aimed at easing Linux use for businesses and personal applications. (April 27, 2000)

    Linux Responds to 911 Call
    Linux's legendary stability earned it the badge of confidence with police in Utah's Washington county, where our favorite OS is now in use for the St. George Police Department's 911 dispatch service. (April 25, 2000)

    Bennies and the JET
    A mere seven months following the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) announcement that it was acquiring a Linux-based $15 million supercomputer named JET, comes an announcement of its unveiling on April 26 at its home in Boulder, Colorado. (April 24, 2000)

    Red Hat 6.2 - First Impressions
    If you have been following the buzz of Linux over the past year, you have undoubtedly heard of Red Hat, whether through its famous initial public offering (IPO) or by using its award-winning distribution, Red Hat Linux. This article takes a look at the latest offering, Red Hat 6.2. (April 24, 2000)

    New Eazel VC Launched Mac
    Eazel announced that it has received $11 million in first round funding from venture capitalist (VC) firm Accel Partners, and installed Accel's Bud Colligan on its board of directors. (April 24, 2000)

    1mage Hops the Linux Gravy Train
    Attracted to Linux's speed, stability, potential for growth and built-in "tech-savvy" market,1mage (pronounced one-image) ported its document imaging system to Linux and is actively pursuing Linux clients. (April 21, 2000)

    Day Two and Three: Comdex Wrap-Up
    CHICAGO-Comdex wrapped up, ending three days' exhibits, events and talks on computers, the Internet and high-tech fields.(April 21, 2000)

    VMELinux Gets Embed
    VMELinux founder and electrical engineer John Huggins has been busy at work, bridging the gap for system integrators and developers looking to use Linux in embedded environments, and he's keeping his day job.(April 20, 2000)

    "Maddog" Speaks: Jon Hall Participates in Congressional IT Roundtable
    CHICAGO-Jon "Maddog" Hall, Executive director of Linux International, was a participant in a roundtable discussion with members of the House of Representatives and IT industry leaders after Comdex proceedings at McCormick Place came to a close Wednesday night. (April 20, 2000)

    Republican Roundtable Addresses IT Issues
    CHICAGO-Congressman Jerry Weller (R-Ill.) and seven of his GOP colleagues from the House met with high-tech industry leaders April 19 to discuss a variety of issues facing the information technology community.(April 20, 2000)

    Don't Sprinkle Salt on SCLUG: Founder Tells All
    A recent interview with Erik Hovland, founder and reigning president of the University of Southern California's Linux User Group (SCLUG). Hovland discusses his history with Linux, his passion for robotics, the politics of Linux on campus and how his LUG has contributed to the greater Linux community. (April 20, 2000)

    President Clinton Addresses Comdex
    CHICAGO-President Clinton challenged the information technology community to help bridge what he calls the "Digital Divide" by finding ways to include disadvantaged people in the unparalleled success of the high-tech fields.(April 19, 2000)

    Mi OS Es su OS: Linux Invades Latin America
    You don't have to live near the equator to know that the Latin American market is hot for Linux. By providing a support infrastructure for Latin American users,Linux Alianza is poised to be at ground-zero when Linux-acceptance in the Spanish-speaking world explodes. (April 19, 2000)

    The View From the Floor: Day One At Comdex
    Thousands crowd the massive halls and conference rooms of the McCormick Place convention center as the Comdex conference keynote speakers-President Clinton among them-kick off Tuesday's activities. (April 19, 2000)

    Linux Goes Full Out With Maxspeed
    A longtime Linux evangelist has a new home--and plans to make Linux a contender on the desktop. Maxspeed, a Palo Alto, Calif., based thin client server provider, welcomed new CTO Dave McAllister, a strong Linux advocate who hopes to use his position at Maxspeed to help wage Linux's war on the desktop. (April 18, 2000)

    Problems Too Big To Handle? Try SuperLinux
    "Supercluster" compliations of Linux allow researchers in many fields computational power that otherwise would be difficult to afford. Genomic research, weather prediction, medicine, physics, and chemistry stand to benefit from the new availability of supercomputing power.(April 17, 2000)

    Linuxcare: Support for the Convolution
    For many observers, trying to follow recent developments at Linuxcare has been like watching a train wreck on the Open Source landscape. (April 17, 2000)

    Linux on the Brain
    Linux is surfing the curls of the human brain. In a project designed to study cerebral cortex topography as part of the Human Brain Project, Linux is being used to assimilate massive amounts of data--and bring the project in under budget. (April 13, 2000)

    Neuromancing the Network
    The distributed cluster is post-modern networking's new darling and industry voyeurs are leering at her sheer computational potential as she postures to take the quivering geriatric supercomputer for everything he's got. She's got speed, Linux and big brothers on her side. (April 13, 2000)

    Warning: SMP Scaling May Be Hazardous to Your OS Health
    During his presentation on scaling Linux to the enterprise, BitMover, Inc. CEO Larry McVoy raised a few furrowed eyebrows at the recently-held Colorado Linux Info Quest (CLIQ). His message: Symetric multiprocessing (SMP) scaling may be hazardous to your operating system (OS) health. (April 12, 2000)

    SGI Welcomes Open Source With Open Arms
    In a talk at Colorado Linux Info Quest (CLIQ) on April 1, Kevin Gorey, director of product marketing at Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI), stressed the company's investment in Linux and Open Source development and described ways in which their cooperative effort could be beneficial to all involved. (April 12, 2000)

    How-To: Putting on a Successful Linux Conference
    Colorado Linux Info Quest's (CLIQ) board members discuss the conference and expo, and explain why it went off so smoothly. (April 12, 2000)

    Fast, Cheap and Easy to Control
    VA Linux is so cutting-edge in the distributed clustering trend, it is advisable to break out some Band-Aids before reading this interview with VA Linux Senior Cluster Developer John Goebel. (April 11, 2000)

    Spotlight on Montreal Linux Expo 2000 Swings Both Ways
    In the wake of the ruling against Microsoft, a helping hand from Intel, a volatile Linux market and the top-floor-shuffle over at Linuxcare, the Montreal Linux Expo 2000 may get more exposure than it expected. (April 11, 2000)

    Big Things in Small Packages: Linux's Future Lies in Embedded Systems
    In a presentation at the Colorado Linux Info Quest on April 1, Jim Ready, president and CEO of MontaVista Software Inc., called Linux "the RodneyDangerfield of operating systems (OS)." Ready was referring to Linux applications running in embedded systems; cell phones, palm computers and computerized handheld devices fall into this category. (April 11, 2000)

    Netscape 6: Picked or Panned?
    The new Navigator described in the company's press release as "an important new product that provides new innovations for users and a cross-platform/cross-device, Open Source, customizable browser the can be used by any company in the industry free of charge." (April 11, 2000)

    "There's No Linux Here": An Interview with Jon "Maddog" Hall
    According to Jon "Maddog" Hall, Linux has come a long way, baby. Serving as the keynote speaker at the Colorado Linux Info Quest convention and expo on April 1, Hall spoke on "Linux Around the World." What follows is's interview with Hall delineating Linux's history and growth. ( April 11th, 2000 )

    Apple Reaches Fruition: Darwin 1.0 Released
    Apple's evolution into the Open Source niche took its first step today with the announcement of Darwin 1.0, the company's first Open Source operating system (OS) and the core of Mac OS X. ( April 7th, 2000 )

    What's Bugs Got to Do With It?
    Scientists are using ant behavior research -- and Linux -- to improve the way computers in distributed clusters cooperate. ( April 6th, 2000 )

    John Terpstra Turbo Charges Samba
    John Terpstra, long-time Open Source developer and TurboLinux's current vice president of community relations, will hold a seminar this Saturday about networking issues with Linux and Samba using TurboLinux products. ( April 6th, 2000 )

    Alive from the Trenches with XFree86
    Joshua Drake discusses the release of Version 4.0 of Xfree86 and examines it's technological advancements. ( April 6th, 2000 )

    The Neo-Industrial Revolution: Project Gutenberg
    Project Gutenberg, with the idea that the true value of computers lies in the storage and dissemination of great written works, has been converting Public Domain books to e-text, freely available for public use, since 1971. (April 5th, 2000)

    CLIQ Clicks: Conference Draws Speakers, Vendors and Crowds
    Colorado Linux Info Quest's (CLUE) first conference and expo, held on April 1, 2000, was a success. Several distinguished speakers offered their differing perspectives on Linux throughout the day. Visitors attended lectures and browsed through the Linux-related product market. (April 5th, 2000)

    Survival of the Forkest?
    Linux's history as an Open Source operating system (OS) could make a chapter in a rewrite of Charles Darwin's century old "On the Origin of Species". The forking of the Linux OS into different versions differs significantly from the forking UNIX experienced in the 1980's--in ways that seem to be adaptive rather than detrimental. Forking for Linux may actually be a form of evolution of the software as a whole rather than the fragmenting of the system into units that compete with each other. (April 5th, 2000)

    Linus Torvalds Featured On Web-Based Q & A
    Linus Torvalds, the father and founder of the increasingly popular Linux operating system, will be participating in a Web-based question and answer session. will be hosting the questions through their Web site at (April 4th, 2000)

    World's larges Linux installation of Oracle
    An enormous data center for business infrastructure use, unveiled yesterday in San Mateo, California, is the largest deployment of Linux on Oracle worldwide. (March 30, 2000)

    Evolutionary Update: Apple Evolves Through Darwin
    If Charles Darwin was right about the need of a species to adapt, then recent events at Apple make perfect sense--and give Apple a real chance to compete in a survival-of-the-fittest arena. (March 30, 2000)

    In the Palm of Your Hand: The Internet Appliance Market
    It is a small world, after all. In keeping with the computer industry's drive to get portable, Linux is jumping into the Internet appliance and hand-held device market, with Lineo leading the charge.(March 29, 2000)

    CLUE In: a profile of Colorado's Linux User Group members
    The largest Linux user group in the Denver area and the oldest (six years), Colorado Linux Users and Enthusiasts (CLUE) has members from all walks of life, backgrounds and ages. (March 28, 2000)

    GNU or Gnot? Dissenting Opinions on the Impact of the FDL The GNU Project released its Free Documentation License (FDL), a detailed definition of user freedoms and authors' rights, earlier this month--and the resulting reviews are decidedly mixed. (March 24, 2000)

    Zip Up: New Linux Distribution Speaks to Users A new talking distribution makes Linux easy for visually impaired users to install. (March 22, 2000)

    The GNUCash Project: Focusing on Money Management for Linux Open Source developers are collaborating to create stable, easy-to-use, flexible financial accounting software for GNU/Linux. (March 22, 2000)

    Tipatat Chennavasin: An Interview with the "Born to Frag" Artist Penguin Computing's director of e-commerce and graphic director is a truly colorful graphic warrior. (March 21, 2000)

    Open Source Provides an Educational Answer An interview with Chris Lehmann of The Beacon School in New York City illustrates how a unique high school managed to solve its budget and technology problems at the same time by using Linux as its primary server operating system. (March 21, 2000)

    The Information Highway Patrol A Presidential report scrutinizing the Internet's potential for evil is being criticized by groups like the ACLU that fear loss of privacy and protection. (March 20, 2000)

    Open Source: It's Not Just For Software Anymore Oddly enough, one of the most successful applications of the Open Source philosophy has nothing to do with producing software or any other computer product. (March 20, 2000)

    Landing a Linux Job Kirrily "Skud" Robert, CEO of Netizen, gives Linux job-seekers a few tips on landing a job with a Linux-friendly company. Netizen is an Australian Open Source and Internet training and consultancy company. Ed: Kirrily has some excellent advice for those seeking a job in any field as well as Linux job hunters. If you're looking for a job with a Linux-friendly company, be sure to check out our employment page. (March 17, 2000)

    The New BSDI: A Sleeping Giant? In the wake of all the press surrounding the BSDI-Walnut Creek merger, there's one thing Kevin Rose, Marketing Director of Berkeley Software Design, Inc. wants everyone to remember: BSD was here first. (March 17, 2000)

    Cryptic Response: Obstacles to Cryptographic Code Exportation Lifting In the wake of governmental relaxation regarding cryptographic export regulations, several Linux developers and designers of accessory software are gearing up to give Open Source software the protection it particularly needs--while anticipating further lifting of governmental control. (March 17, 2000)

    Securing Linux and IP-Masquerading Using Linux as a Masquerading Firewall is a natural choice because Linux is generally more stable and secure than Windows. (March 15, 2000)

    Exploration into Digital Domain Linux User Profile #1: Bill Spitzak of Digital Domain is using Linux applications to create award-winning special effects for the movie and TV special effects industry. (March 15, 2000)

    The Truth Behind Microsoft's Position on Linux Follow-up to Mark Bolzern's 1994 "Why Linux is Significant". Explores the differences between Microsoft's position in the antitrust trial and their public position on Linux. (March 14, 2000)

    The Best Things In Life Are Free!  Get TurboLinux Workstation 6.0 For the Low, Low Price of Absolutely Nothing! Offer good until March 17th. Read the our announcement for all the details. (March 10, 2000)

    What You Really Need to Know  Want to work in the Linux community? This article outlines the basic necessities. (March 09, 2000)

    An Interview with Jeff Elkner  An enterprising high school computer programming teacher uses Open Source methods to create and share a Python-based curriculum. (March 10, 2000)

    PlayStation 3 to Ship 2002  Penguins at play! Sony's Linux-based Playstation development system is due in 2002, ready to do double-duty as the basis for real-time digital entertainment content. (March 10, 2000)

    VNU Net: Industry Aligns for Embedded Linux Development  IBM, Motorola, Red Hat and others formed the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) to get a big Linux foot in the door to the embedded application market. (March 10, 2000)

    Bowstreet Updates Offerings, Joins Linux Camp  Bowstreet's first incarnation run on NT and Solaris. But Bowstreet Business Web Factory 2.0 is out--and this release is designed to run on Linux as well. (March 10, 2000)

    Forget Itanium...  This site promises what every Linux shop dreams of, Alan Cox on a chip -- a processor that debugs its own code... Ed: It's a shame this product doesn't really exist, I'd order twenty. (March 10, 2000)

    ThinkFree Office: Will Operating Systems Become Irrelevant?  David or Goliath? ThinkFree is out to conquer the online office appliation world with Open Source ideas and Linux applications. (March 9, 2000)

    Nautical Charts on Demand: NOAA sails e-commerce plan to make nautical maps on demand  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's new system for keeping charts up-to-date (a must for any sailor) will be run on a Linux server. (March 9, 2000)

    For Love or Money: An Interview With Chris Wing  GO BLUE! A 21-year-old University of Michigan student does what comes naturally for Linux--created an application suited to his own purposes in the engineering department. The distribution may be ready for release as soon as next month. (March 9, 2000)

    FOCUS-Corel Confident Inprise Deal Will Succeed  Despite the resignation of a key Inprise/Borland executive last month, Corel is confident that their impending merger with Inprise will succeed. (March 9, 2000)

    Could Linux outdo Windows?  USA Today examines a growing trend in business--away from Microsoft and toward Linux as the operating system of choice. (March 9, 2000)

    Online Crime Report Raises Privacy Concerns  The ACLU and other civil liberties activists protest a report released today by the U.S. Attorney General; they believe free-speech and privacy issues are on the line. (March 9, 2000)

    Editor's Note: Why BSD Matters  BSD's merger witn Walnut Creek CD-ROM sends ripples through the Linux community. (March 9, 2000)

    Supporting Linux: The Kernel  System support is usually the costliest aspect of systems administration. Here's how Linux's unique features reduce the hassle and cost. (March 9, 2000)

    Corel, Intel May Form Alliance  Double-Teaming: Corel Corporation plans to team up with Intel and others to strike directly at Microsoft's desktop stronghold. (March 9, 2000)

    Zen and the Art of Operating Systems  The author disusses the unembellished purity of Linux in comparison with a variety of "soda pop" operating systems. (March 9, 2000)

    ColdFusion smooths Web development  Tags and tools make this Web application server easy to use and a great partner for Linux when Version 4.5.1 emerges later this month with new Linux support. (March 8, 2000)

    Linux-Mandrake Now Available  Get your copy of the Linux-Mandrake 7.0 PowerPack today! (March 8, 2000)

    Datamation/ IT Salary Tracker  The demand for Linux skills is skyrocketing! See the Salary Tracker's numbers on Linux in this week's report. (March 8, 2000)

    Guest Interview  Kurt Seifried of (March 8, 2000)

    Linux and Music Creation Software  New software developments help musicians and Open Software lovers make beautiful music together. (March 8, 2000)

    ColdFusion smooths Web development  Tags and tools make this Web application server easy to use and a great partner for Linux when Version 4.5.1 emerges later this month with new Linux support. (March 8, 2000)

    Key Resignation Hits Corel Takeover Target Inprise  A takeover of Inprise/Borland Corp. by Corel Corp. designed to help target the growing market for Linux may be in jeopardy in the wake of the resignation of an Inprise director and key shareholder. (March 8, 2000)

    Helix Gnome Review  An answer to the burning question: is the new Helix Gnome desktop really easy enough for your mother to use? (March 8, 2000)

    ISP Planet: Linux Streaming Media Solution  Red Hat is expecting a new bundle of joy from its relationship with RealNetworks, Inc. (March 8, 2000)

    GameCom Launches Inaugural 'Net GameLink Tournament  GameCom, Inc. announced its first 'Net intra-club tournament will be held Friday, March 10, at 2:00 p.m. Central US time--courtesy of Linux's routing and firewalling capabilities. (March 8, 2000)

    Outrage pending over Net patents  Is an Internet patent an oxymoron? Toll booths on the Information Highway are discussed in USA Today. (March 8, 2000)

    Unix (and Linux especially) viruses--the real story  Viruses proliferate and experts exaggerate--but Security Portal says Linux will never be as vulnerable to viruses as Windows has been. (March 8, 2000) and Kasper Merger Final  The merger of and Frank Kasper & Associates was finalized on Monday. The merger brings together two world leaders in the distribution and sales of Linux products. (March 7, 2000)

    New Open Source Programs Change Accounting Software Marketplace  STFB, a maker of accounting software for Linux, Java, SQL and VB, announced that it will offer open source licensing on all of its current and on all of its future accounting and ERP products. You can view the STFB open-source licensing agreement at (March 7, 2000)

    Tool Time  Why Linux is the platform of choice for many Java developers. Rick Cook examines the reasons for Linux's increasing popularity. (March 2, 2000)

    Linux Demand Up, Again  Evans Marketing Service reports in increasing number of IT and development managers planning to deploy Linux applications. (March 2, 2000)

    In Case You're Not Playing with a Full Deck... proudly presents Penguin Power and playing cards! (March 2, 2000)

    This Week's LWN  Linux Weekly News covers Colorado Linux Info Quest updates, more Amazon patents and Open Source Customer Management tools. (March 2, 2000)

    <fontx������x��������l��"#"> In Case You're Not Playing with a Full Deck... proudly presents Penguin Power and playing cards! (March 2, 2000)

    This Week's LWN  Linux Weekly News covers Colorado Linux Info Quest updates, more Amazon patents and Open Source Customer Management tools. (March 2, 2000)

    arch Linux Gazette  The March Linux Gazette is out. This issue includes features on tweaking Eterm and Gimp scripting. (March 1, 2000)

    Windows 2000? Who cares?  Windows 2000 has been released, but does anyone care? Neil McAllister seems to think not. (March 1, 2000)

    Linux for Small Business  MSNBC, of all places, has a very positive article on the use of Linux for small businesses. (March 1, 2000)

    Tim O'Reilly on Amazon Patents  Tim addresses the issue of the ridiculous "1-click" patent in his "Ask Tim" column on the O'Reilly site. (February 29, 2000)

    Win A GNUPC  Enter to win a GNUPC, Linux CoolKeyboard, a cuddly stuffed Tux or other great prizes! (February 28, 2000)

    Novell Directory for Linux  Novell is gearing up to release Novell Directory Services for Linux. Parts of the Linux codebase will be released under Novell's own Open Source lix������x��������l��"#"> Win A GNUPC  Enter to win a GNUPC, Linux CoolKeyboard, a cuddly stuffed Tux or other great prizes! (February 28, 2000)

    Novell Directory for Linux  Novell is gearing up to release Novell Directory Services for Linux. Parts of the Linux codebase will be released under Novell's own Open Source license. (February 28, 2000)

    Linux Desktop Updates, IEEE Opposes UCITA  This week's Linux Weekly News includes updates on some exciting Linux desktop projects and more opposition for the UCITA. (February 24, 2000)

    ATI Releases Linux Developer's Kit  ATI, makers of several popular video cards, have released a developer's kit for Linux. The ATI Linux VHA (Video Hardware Acceleration) Kit will add hardware support for high quality video, like MPEG-2, to Linux. (February 23, 2000)

    LaTeX Tutorial  How to get Microsoft Word out of your life by using LaTeX! (February 22, 2000)

    GNOME Summary  The latest GNOME summary discusses the Eazel project, includes a Python/GNOME tutorial and much more! Eazel, Inc. includes former developers for Apple who are pitching in for the graphic interface of the upcoming GNOME 2.0. (February 22, 2000)

    The Linuxcare Challenge  Linuxcare has pledged support for Windows...if Bill Gates will follow through with the promise to Open Source the Windows source code. Art Tyde says "it would be a massive undertaking to wade through 35 million lines of code, but we are up to the challenge." (February 21, 2000)

    Using your Palm Pilot with Linux  The Chicago Tribune has a handy article on using your Palm Pilot with Linux. (February 19, 2000)

    Introducing Apache  The O'Reilly Network has an introduction to Apache for those of you looking to become acquainted with the world's most popular Web server. (February 18, 2000)

    A Practical Guide to Lobbying Against UCITA  It won't go away unless we make it go away. The UCITA has been passed by both houses in Virginia, but not signed by the Govenor and is under consideration in Maryland. (February 18, 2000)

    Colorado Linux Info Quest News  The Colorado Linux Info Quest, or CLIQ, has announced two speakers to appear at the expo in Denver on April 1st. Jon "maddog" Hall and Dave Whitinger will both be speaking at the event. For more information about CLIQ visit their Website. (February 18, 2000)

    UCITA and More  This week's Linux Weekly News has coverage of the nasty UCITA, which is in danger of passing in Virginia, and Linux's position as a server OS. According to IDC, Linux is the number two server OS with 25% of sales last year. This is where they predicted Linux to be in 2002 or 2003, and does not take into account copies of Linux downloaded (and probably doesn't count inexpensive Linux CDs either. (February 17, 2000)

    Linux: the Great 64-Bit Hope  Why Linux is the operating system most viable for Intel's upcoming Itanium processor. (February 17, 2000)

    Windows 2000? Yawn...  CBS Marketwatch has coverage of the competition on the eve of W2K. Bob Young's take on Windows 2000? "By and large, my take is to yawn." (February 17, 2000)

    We're Doing it Again!  The 1999 year-end Linux CD blowout was so popular, we're doing it again! For a limited time, grab yourself a Penguin Power Linux CD for only 99 cents. That's right, an entire state of the art operating system for only 99 cents. Find out more here. (February 16, 2000)

    Jargon File Update  The Jargon File has been updated for all you fans of geek jargon. Enjoy! (February 15, 2000)

    Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid  The House of Delegates in Virginia passed the UCITA bill unanimously Monday. If you live in Virginia, you may want to contact your representatives to let them know this is a Very Bad Thing. Here is a plea from Richard Stallman asking for help in defeating the UCITA. (February 15, 2000)

    A Brief History of Linux  IBM's Developer Works site has a brief history of the Linux OS for those of you who don't quite know how it came together. (February 14, 2000)

    Simple End User Linux Education Report  The Simple End User Linux project is working on making Linux a better OS for use in education. The SEUL project's education report lists projects of use to those in education, including a Writers' Guide to writing documentation. Ed:: This is a great project. The educational market is one that is in deep need of GPL'ed software and resources. (February 14, 2000)

    The Story of A Patchy Server  Despite the Internet's reliance on Apache, it gets relatively little press compared to Linux. Wired's online magazine takes up the cause and tells the story of the Apache Web server. (February 14, 2000)

    Senior Navy Officer Disses Microsoft  Undersecretary of the Navy Jerry MacArthur Hultin has a few unkind words for Microsoft and their Windows 2000. (February 12, 2000)

    Looking Back at LWE and Linux Patents  This week's Linux Weekly News features a look back at the LinuxWorld Expo in New York and coverage of the Real-time Linux patent. (February 10, 2000)

    A Friendly Open Microsoft?  Dale Fuller talks about the Inprise/Corel merger, and says that what they're building is equivalent to a "Microsoft, based on the Internet, and friendly to open source." (February 9, 2000)

    Linus' LinuxWorld Expo Keynote  LinuxWorld has coverage of Linus' keynote from the LinuxWorld Expo that took place in New York last week. Ed: LWE was lots of fun, but whose idea was it to be in New York in winter? Sheesh. (February 7, 2000)

    ore on the UCITA  Wide Open News has more on the odious UCITA (Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act) and what you can do to stop it. (February 7, 2000)

    Here Comes the Sun  According to Bruce Perens, Sun may be getting the hang of the Open Source thing. Their Industry Standards Source License is getting closer to the Open Source definition, and they're working with Perens on making it Open Source compliant. Ed: It would be preferable if Sun would adopt the GPL, preventing the YAL (Yet Another License) syndrome, but if their license is Open Source compliant that'll be good enough. (February 7, 2000)

    Corel to Buy Borland/Inprise  In a move similar to Red Hat's aquisition of Cygnus, Corel has announced that they will be merging with Borland/Inprise. (February 7, 2000)

    When Linux flunks Drivers Ed  Vendors explain why device drivers are such a big problem. (February 4, 2000)

    Trillian releases Linux code for Itanium  Plans to ship a 64-bit version of Linux on the first day Intel releases its long-awaited 64-bit Itanium processor took a major step forward at LinuxWorld this week. (February 4, 2000)

    Who Invited the Pirates?  Although Linus embraces the commercial success of Linux, writer and Linux user J.S. Kelly disagrees. (February 4, 2000)

    IBM makes Linux enterprise push  Big Blue jumps in the deep end with the alternative OS, announcing that ThinkPad and Netfinity servers will be pre-loaded with Caldera OpenLinux, and eventually with all of the major Linux distributions. In addition, several of IBM's software products are or soon will be available in Linux versions. (February 3, 2000)

    The Linux gospel according to Torvalds  In his keynote speech yesterday at LinuxWorld, Linus made two main points: fragmentation of the Linux kernel could be a good thing, and commercialism has been beneficial to Linux. (February 3, 2000)

    Review of Mandrake 7.0 has published a review of Mandrake 7.0, with special concentration on the completely redesigned graphical install procedure. The $1.89 CD of Mandrake 7.0 is available now. (February 2, 2000)

    Microsoft Media Player for Linux?  Microsoft may be releasing their media player for the UNIX and Linux platforms in the near future. (January 31, 2000)

    Protecting Your Machine  The Chicago Tribune's Developer's Corner has a piece on protecting your Linux machine from the Internet. (January 31, 2000)

    Linus and the Mobile Chip  ZDNet UK talks to Linus about Transmeta and Mobile Linux. (January 31, 2000)

    LinuxWorld Expo coverage comes to  Independent Film Director Curtis Lee Fulton will be teaming with to deliver timely multimedia coverage of the LinuxWorld Expo through the website, February 1 through 4, while taping footage for his upcoming documentary, The Evolution of Linux. (January 31, 2000)

    Saving Face  Wendy Goldman Rohm, the co-author of Bob Young's Under the Radar, writes about Bill Gates' recent job shift on (January 31, 2000)

    New OSWG Site  The Open Source Writers' Group page has been revamped, and you can check out the new Open Source Documentation Index - a "card catalogue" of Open Source docs. (January 31, 2000)

    Let's Get Small  Expect to see several embedded devices and thin servers next week at the LinuxWorld Expo. (January 29, 2000)

    Security Holes in W2K Found  Two security holes have been found in Windows 2000, before it's even been released. The Microsoft Index Server has a bug which would allow intruders to view files stored on servers. (January 28, 2000)

    LWE Turns Two this Week  Linux Weekly News is now in its second year of operations. A hearty congrats to everyone at LWN on two great years! This week they tackle "free" Solaris, IBM's Java implementation for Linux and the ugly DVD / DeCSS situation. (January 27, 2000)

    KDE -- The Next Generation  A look at the upcoming KDE 2.0, due out this spring. (January 27, 2000)

    Linux for S/390  IBM has posted their port of Linux for the S/390. If you happen to have an S/390 laying around... Ed: In all seriousness, I think this shows how seriously IBM is taking Linux. (January 27, 2000)

    Evolution of Web Standards  The W3C has put their stamp of approval on XHTML, a standard that moves HTML (HyperText Markup Language) towards XML (eXtensible Markup Language). (January 26, 2000)

    Transmeta Processors, Good for Linux, Not for Intel  Transmeta's low-power "code-morphing" processors promise to shake up Intel, and boost Linux on the mobile front. (January 25, 2000)

    Big Blue's Linux Plans  John M. Thompson, IBM's Senior VP, says IBM will be porting all of their "middleware" to Linux. (January 25, 2000)

    icrosoft Implosion  Infoworld writer Bob Lewis predicts a Microsoft Implosion this year. Ed: While I agree that Microsoft is headed for a fall, I don't agree that "nothing about Linux should have led to corporate success." Everything about Linux should lead to widespread acceptance. (January 24, 2000)

    State of GNOME Address  Miguel de Icaza gives an update on the current state, and future plans for GNOME. Ed: I think that the hard work of the GNOME and KDE teams does a great deal to dismiss the mistaken notion that innovation and competition are linked to proprietary software and profit. (January 22, 2000)

    RMS Interview  A shortish interview with the "Godfather of Open Source" Richard Stallman. (January 21, 2000)

    ore on Transmeta  CNET has more coverage on Transmeta's plans, including Transmeta's "Mobile Linux." (January 21, 2000)

    Fun with Trademarks and Freezing Potato  This week's Linux Weekly News has editorials on the recent Linux trademark flap and coverage of the Debian 2.2 (Potato) code freeze. Enjoy! (January 20, 2000)

    LinuxCare Files to Go Public  LinuxCare is ready to take the plunge. Linux Weekly News has a summary of the S-1 form for easy reading, so you don't have to read the entire 1.2 MB of legalese contained in the original form... (January 20, 2000)

    Tux Expands His Habitat  Should investors take Linux seriously? Philip Rueppel says "yes" on CNET. (January 19, 2000)

    It Is Alive!  Transmeta's site has gone live with the full scoop of what Transmeta has been up to all this time. (January 19, 2000)

    Great Expectations  Larry Augustin outlines his plans for VA Linux's future. (January 19, 2000)

    Linus on the Linux Trademark  "I've been getting tons of email about the trademark thing due to the action of stopping the auctioning off of linux-related names, so instead of just answering individually (which was how I started out), I'll just send out a more generic email..." -- Find out what Linus has to say about the use of Linux in domain names and trademark usage. (January 19, 2000)

    SCO at Your Service  SCO is focusing on services as a lead source of revenue for the future, and not just for SCO OpenServer and UnixWare -- SCO plans to offer services for Linux and other UNIX variants. (January 17, 2000)

    UCITA, IBM and Free Docs...  All in this week's Linux Weekly News. (January 14, 2000)

    Why Run Linux  Columnist Joe Barr talks about the reason(s) to run Linux. (January 14, 2000)

    One to Avoid  When thinking about plunking money down for a Linux IPO, BusinessWeek Online says LinuxOne is one to avoid. (January 11, 2000)

    IBM Calls Linux an Internet Standard  IBM announced efforts to make AIX (IBM's flavor of UNIX) "as Linux-compatible" as possible, citing Linux's status as an Internet standard. (January 10, 2000)

    Caldera and Microsoft Reach Settlement  Caldera, Inc. and Microsoft have announced a settlement in the antitrust lawsuit filed against Microsoft by Caldera. Terms of the settlement have not been released, but Microsoft reports that they expect to reduce earnings in the quarter ending in March by three cents per share. (January 10, 2000)

    Win2K? No way  A survey conducted by Evans Marketing Services shows that many businesses are not planning on migrating to Windows 2000 before 2001, if at all. Many others are planning on moving to Linux. (January 7, 2000)

    And Now for Something Completely Different...  Microsoft has released a piece of software called the Zone Integration Server under a surprisingly Open Source-like license. Is this a portent of things to come, or a glitch in the system? (January 7, 2000)

    The Beauty of a Bad Example  Not all Linux IPOs are created equal. Rob Landley gives his take on the looming LinuxOne IPO on (January 7, 2000)

    LWN 2000  The first Linux Weekly News of 2000 is out! (January 7, 2000)

    Intel Linux Appliances  ZDNet reports that Intel is going the Linux route for Internet appliances. (January 5, 2000)

    Bruce Perens on LinuxOne  Bruce Perens writes about the latest release from LinuxOne on Many in the Linux Community have grave misgivings about LinuxOne, a company with no real track record that's seeking to go public in the name of Linux when Linux is a hot stock. (January 5, 2000)

    There is No Linux Cabal!  Some say there is a mysterious Linux organization called the Cabal, others deny its very existance. Annalee Newitz tells the story. (January 5, 2000)

    First Annual Slashdot Open Source Community Awards  Now through January 16, registered Slashdot users may nominate the candidates of their choice for awards ranging from Most Improved Open Source Project to Best Dressed. From January 17 through January 31, Slashdot will post a voting page with the top five nominees in each category. In all, $100,000 and eight nifty beanies will be awarded. (January 3, 2000)

    Open Source in the 21st Century  At the turn of the century, seven luminaries in the technology arena contemplate the future of open source. (January 3, 2000)

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