Linux in the news
All in one big page
See also: last week's Commerce page.
The Linux Professional Institute has sent out a newsletter describing the current status of their Linux engineer certification efforts. Among other things, they will be holding a BOF at Linux Expo to present their work thus far. This initiative seems to be picking up a lot of steam.
Cygnus has put out a pile of press releases. They have announced a new version of their eCos embedded operating system, that they are working to optimize their GNU Pro toolkit for Alpha processorsin conjunction with Alpha Processor Inc., and the availability of the GNU Pro toolkit for Red Hat's and SuSE's distributions.
SuperNova, providers of software solutions for enterprise application development and integration, announced a partnership with RABA Technologies, providers of advanced IT professional services. Together they plan on providing a complete enterprise application integration solution to SuperNova customers, focusing on Linux system integration.
Loki Entertainment Software announced contracts to port three more games to Linux. Look for "Myth II: Soulblighter"(TM) by Bungie Software, "Railroad Tycoon II"(TM) bundled with "Railroad Tycoon II: The Second Century"(TM) by PopTop Software, and "Eric's Ultimate Solitaire"(TM) by Delta Tao Software to be available for Linux sometime in 1999.
ParaSoft announced a new, lite version of Insure++, an automatic runtime error detection tool. The lite version is available on the Red Hat Linux 6.0 Application CD.
Aplio, Inc., an Internet Telephony appliance technology firm, announced that it has selected Linux as the operating system for its future Internet appliances and embedded technology
The Timpanogas Research Group announced its intent to release its FENRIS Netware file system under an open source license. The code will go out under the GPL.
Here is the announcement from SGI about their increased support for Linux. They also put out another one saying that "...SGI will announce a significant contribution to the open source community that will bolster Linux as an enterprise-ready operating system." at Linux Expo.
A company called Zenguin announced an application installer for Linux. One wouldn't think that Linux needs such a thing, but their take on the problem is that they allow distribution-independent installation.
Here is the announcement from Progress that they, too, will be porting their database system to Linux.
The Open Group announced that their X Window System activities will be split off into a separate organization called "X.Org." The new organization takes over the role of standard and code maintenance, as well as promotion.
Tangram announced that its asset tracking system will now be able to keep track of your Linux systems as well...
The Gartner Group, Inc. will survey users, Internet service providers, independent software vendors, platform vendors and Linux distributors on Linux directions. Their goal is to help vendors understand the role Linux will play in the future.
The folks behind the Babylon translation system are running a survey to determine whether there is sufficient demand to justify a port to Linux (and other systems) or not. If you would use such a product, you might want to let them know. (Thanks to August Hoerandl).
TheLinuxStore announcedthey will be showing off their systems at Linux Expo, including a new line of Linux-based laptops.
Another example of how we are seeing more industry-specific software showing up under Linux: MSBI Management announced Mortgage Builder, a program for the origination of mortgages.
Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
May 20, 1999