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Ericsson has released its "Eddie" web site software as open source. Eddie consists of a number of packages, including a DNS server with load balancing capability, a "front end" which controls access to HTTP servers, and an "IP migration" facility which gives cluster-like fault tolerant behavior. The software is currently available in a beta testing mode; they are looking for feedback on how it works. More information is available at the Eddieware web site.
Joel Moses sent us a tip last week that Schlumberger intended on releasing their Linux Smartcard Developer's Kit, called "Cyberflex Open 16K for Linux". We didn't manage to trace down a useable link in time, so, belatedly, we'll tell you that you can find it at Schlumberger's SmartCard Marketplace, or just read about it here.
Several people wrote to point out that the personal edition of StarOffice 5.0 for Linux is out. As before, this office package is free for personal use. The web site also lists information on ordering StarOffice on CD, if you prefer not to download the (very large) package.
Applix is heading into serious corporate territory with their announcement of the "TM1" OLAP system for Linux. "With Applix TM1 OLAP for Linux, over seven million customers using the popular Linux operating system now have immediate access to multidimensional views of their business with a full-featured, easy-to-use solution."
This press releasedescribing Red Hat's new CDROM products. Included therein is a new Powertools release, the return of the old Variety Pack (Intel, Sparc, and Alpha distributions all together), the "Offline" CD (copies of a number of FTP sites), and the "Linux Library", full of all kinds of documentation, including the Linux Weekly News archives.
David Bar dropped us a note to say that GoldED is going open source. GoldED is a mail reader for FidoNet systems, evidently one of the best ones.
Siliware has announced the "Clusterspace" system - a commercial product designed to aid parallel processing on Beowulf clusters. They will start a beta testing program soon, see their announcement to sign up. It is most encouraging to see commercial activity around Beowulf. World domination in the supercomputing realm may be sooner than people thing.
Pacific HiTech and Adaptec have announced an alliance to better support the operation of Adaptec's controllers under TurboLinux. Presumably, unless they are going to start from scratch, the improved drivers that result from this agreement will be made globally available. See their press release for more.
November 12, 1998