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Computer Associates has announced an open beta period for its Ingres II
database engine. The beta version can be obtained for free from
CA's web site. Be warned, though, that it has a rather short fuse: the
beta version expires on December 2, 1998. (Those interested can also read
a short Sm@rt Reseller article about Ingres on Linux).
Andreas Sikkema wrote in to give us a pointer to a firewall for Linux now available
from IONA Technologies. Their emphasis is Inter-ORB support.
The arrival of the Inter-ORB Interoperability Protocol (IIOP) means
that CORBA is now ready for the Internet. The availability
of the Firewall for Linux can be confirmed on their availability page.
There is an article in Red Herring about how the Google search engine is being turned into a commercial endeavor. The
article never mentions it, but Google runs on Linux.
A couple more Linux system VAR's have announced their presence this
week. Sunset systems seems to
specialize in low-cost systems ("Home of the $500 Linux computer").
Wheat Computers sells systems
preinstalled with the Mandrake distribution and KDE.
Cobalt Networks (maker of cool, low-cost, Linux-based servers) has
found a big-league investor in the form of France Telecom; see
Cobalt's press release for more. (Found in
- Exide Electronics was selected as the official UPS provider for the
Atlanta Linux Showcase
- alphaWorks has put out a variety of new Java packages
- IDG Web Publishing Inc., announcing the launch of LinuxWorld.
putting out a CD with some Linux drivers on it.
- Check Point Software Technologies, IP address management system.
- SciComp, Inc., "SciFinance" derivative pricing system. Prices
start at $100,000.
- Arm Holdings,
new generation of ARM processors.
"Internet seminars", try and buy Oracle for Linux on the web.
- M-Systems single-chip flash disk.
- Xi Graphics is shipping a limited quantity edition of a new product
- LSL is shipping a CD with Red Hat's Rawhide
- MathSoft and Red Hat are partnering to sell the S-Plus data
Gigabit ethernet for Linux.
- Objectivity announces support for their object database on Linux.
- Allaire has finally officially announced their much-rumored port of Cold
Fusion to Linux.
October 22, 1998