Linux in the news
All in one big page
See also: last week's Commerce page.
VMWare hits the shelves.
has announced that its VMWare emulation product will be shipping
for real this Saturday, May 15. This product promises to make life a lot
easier for people who are unable to wean themselves entirely from the Dark
Side by allowing them to run Windows software within a virtual machine on
their Linux box.
Active server pages for Linux.
If you absolutely have to run Active Server Page stuff on your
site, you may want to check out
this announcement from Chili!Soft, which will be offering an ASP
product for Linux "by the end of 1999."
Linux binaries on Solaris.
the announcement from Sun that lxrun - the utility allowing Linux
binaries to run on Solaris - is available for download. It is still
interesting to contemplate how quickly vendors of other systems have gone
from saying "Linux has no applications" to "we run Linux applications."
Warehouses on Linux.
LIS Warehouse Systems
has announced that its "Dispatcher-CS" warehouse and inventory
management system will be made available on Linux. Here we are seeing
another important step in the adoption of Linux - the increasing
availability of industry-specific tools.
SuSE and CAI sign a deal
Computer Associates and SuSE
have announced a deal wherein SuSE will bundle CA's "Unicenter TNG
Framework" with their distribution.
Clustered thin servers.
Here's a twist on the Linux-based thin server product: Network
has announced a rack-mounted product that looks much like the
Cobalt RaQ, but which is intended to be operated in clusters of up
to 256 hosts. Software (presumably proprietary) is included for
cluster management and load balancing.
Linux support for their Studio rapid application development tool. They
promise 100% Linux, Windows & Macintosh application portability will be
Software AG jumps on board.
has announced that it will be supporting Linux with a number of its
products. "...Linux is a scalable, stable and secure system
that is no longer behind other flavors of Unix and Windows NT. It
is particularly appropriate as an economical platform for
mission-critical applications for electronic business."
(Thanks to Cezary Cichocki).
Linux-certified Toshiba servers.
has announced that it is certifying its servers for use with Red
Hat's distribution. "The move came in response to growing
customer demand for powerful and reliable Internet and enterprise
server solutions based on the Linux operating system." Now if
they would only see the light with their laptop line..
Linux training in Australia.
Cybersource Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Australia
has announced a set of Linux training
Demo version of Linux accounting package
The folks at Proven Software have
announced that evaluation copies of
their Linux-based small business accounting packages are now available for free
Another enterprise backup tool.
has announced support for its Networker backup software on Linux -
at least, if you're running Red Hat.
- American Biometric Companyannounced CardDrive, an advanced high performance smart card reader for
Windows NT/95/98, Linux and Solaris.
TeleUSE GUI builder.
- BERGDATAreleased a range of biometric products at CardTech/SecurTech '99 Chicago,
including BERGDATA Secure Linux.
- Bluestone Software
announced their Sapphire/Web cross-platform application server. It is
available for many platforms, including Linux.
- Client/Server Technologies, Inc.
announced its Foundation/2000 Year 2000 testing software is now available
for the Linux operating environment, free of charge in an introductory offer.
- Compaq Computer Corporationintroduced the AlphaServer DS10, a RISC System; 64-Bit AlphaServer. You
get your choice of operating system, including Linux.
- Coyote Point Systemshas an adaptive load balancer, called Equalizer. It will run on Linux systems.
- Effnet Inc.announced EdgeServerPlus, a router/firewall combo. Drivers will be
available for Linux/Unix servers soon.
- Geodesic Systemsannounced Great Circle Enterprise, a new suite of products and services for
C/C++ enterprise development. It will be available for Linux systems.
- Intraware, Inc.will deliver INFORMIX-4GL, and INFORMIX-SQL, application development tools
through Intraware's online purchase and electronic software delivery
services. Linux version software will be available, free of charge,
through June 30.
- Jason Clifford Consulting, selling
Linux-installed laptops in the UK.
- JNI (Jaycor Networks Inc.)announced two new FibreStar PCI-to-Fibre Channel host bus adapter
cards. The 32-bit FCE-3210 and the 64-bit FCE-6410 support a variety of
operating systems, including Linux.
- Ludus Design, Quadra game.
- Marketwave Corporationand Vignette Corporation team up to provide a Vignette StoryServer Plug-In for
its Hit List Live and Hit List Enterprise e-business intelligence tools.
- MathSoft, Inc.announced S-PLUS 5, technical calculation and analytical software, now
available for Linux.
- MERANTintroduced DataDirect SequeLink for Red Hat Linux 6.0.
Layer 3 gigabit switch router wins NetWorld+Interop best of show award.
- Netcentric Solutions Ltd.
announced Lychee, a web development tool, using the Objectivity, Inc.
database. Lychee will run on Windows, Linux and Unix.
- Network Associates, Inc.
announced a new PGP Command Line Edition now available for Windows NT,
Solaris and Linux servers.
- OpenConnect Systems Inc.announced the availability of its Web-enabling software solution,
OC://WebConnect Pro, for the Linux operating system.
- Phobos Corporationintroduces a load balancing embedding server switch. Linux is among the
supported operating systems.
- PointBase, Inc.announced the release of a 100% Pure Java object-relational embedded
database with data "hotsync" capability.
- Rainbow Technologies, Inc.
announced the NetSwift development environment for security protocol
acceleration integration with initial host support for HP/UX and Linux.
- REBOLannounced REBOL/core 2.0, an internet messaging language, available for
15 platforms, including Linux.
- Siemens Computer Systemsannounced the PRIMERGY 170, a new Intel-based workgroup server. Linux is
among the supported platforms.
- Software Metrics, Inc.now has a UNIX Print Server Add-on (which will run on Linux systems) that
works with their Windows NT Printer Accounting Server (PAS) 2.0.
- Solidum Systemsannounced the August availability of Linux and Windows NT drivers for its
PAX.ware 100 fast ethernet network interface card.
- SuperAnt, Linux programming tools CD.
- Synkronix, Inc.announced BlueJ, a multi-platform application painter for COBOL and Java,
available in a Linux version.
- Tower Technology Corporationannounced the general availability of TowerJ 3.0, a Java application server
deployment solution, for a broad range of platforms, including Linux.
- Unify Corporation
announced a developer partnership with Red Hat to provide e-commerce
solutions for Linux.
- Web-4M, groupware environment.
- WRQ Inc.delivers Reflection X 7.2, for simplified integration of windows desktops with
Unix, Digital, and Linux systems.
Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
May 13, 1999