Linux in the news
All in one big page
See also: last week's Commerce page.
The LWN Linux Stocks Page (at http://lwn.net/stocks/) has generated quite a bit of
feedback over the last week or so. Many thanks for all of your comments.
Expect an updated version in a week or two. A few things were suggested
numerous times; here's what we plan to do:
There was also, of course, some disagreement over which companies should be
listed, and which tier they belong to. We'll never satisfy everybody
(perhaps even ourselves) on that one.
- Market capitalization information (the value of all outstanding
stock) was often requested. It will be there shortly.
- Charts of the Linux Stock Index showing its history. It's
coming, once the index actually has some history.
- An explanation of how the index is calculated will also be
made available shortly. The calculation of the index will change to
something that, hopefully, makes more sense as well.
- A third tier for companies which do a little bit of Linux
business. We may add that at some point, but such a list would be
very long and hard to keep current.
Thanks for your support of the Linux Stocks Page, and keep an eye on it as
it gets better.
Lego Mindstorms Robots are the topic of a new O'Reilly book
which has recently appeared in their catalog. This isn't really a Linux
book, but it's hard to imagine that those who like to play around inside
Linux wouldn't be into this too...
and speaking of books,
MacMillan has put out
a press release stating that their Sams and Que books on Linux
will henceforth be reviewed by the folks at LinuxCare for accuracy.
There were a couple of LinuxWorld announcements that didn't
make it into last week's LWN.
Craig Southeren was elected as the Linux development
representative to the International Softswitch Consortium. The
seat is sponsered by
Sybase Enterprise Application Server for Linux
was selected as a winner of the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Show
Favorites Awards, sponsored by LinuxWorld magazine, in the Web Server
has posted its first six Requests for Proposals. These RFP's all
originate from within HP. All of the projects, of course, are to be
released as open source.
Rave Computer Association, a long-time Sun reseller, has announced that it is now selling Sparc systems
with Linux (Red Hat) preinstalled.
announced the release of "Embrowser," their embedded web browser
product. It runs on DR-DOS now, but will end up on their embedded
version of OpenLinux ("Embeddix") shortly.
Mentor Graphics will be making its "Calibre" physical verification
tool (for the semiconductor industry) available for Linux, according
this Semiconductor Business News article. "Calibre for Linux
will be available in the fourth quarter. Pricing for Linux, Windows NT
and Unix versions of Calibre starts at $50,000."
announced its intention to buy Metrowerks, makers of CodeWarrior
for Linux, among other things. (Thanks to Bill Shotts).
Actiontec Electronics, Inc. announced the 56K PCI Master Modem.
It supports all of the popular operating systems including Linux.
- Active Tools has released Clustor 2.0. Clustor is software tool
for high performance computing and is especially useful on Beowulf
Aspen Systems, Inc. has commenced shipping its Twin Peaks II line
of 667MHz, 64-bit dual-Alpha 21264 processor workstation, server, and
Frontier GlobalCenter announced that Red Hat, Inc. will be
utilizing Frontier GlobalCenter's Web hosting and digital distribution
architecture to host its site, www.redhat.com.
Future Power has introduced two Dual Millennium PCs -- the first
systems ever equipped with two Intel Celeron processors. Some
configurations can be shipped with Linux pre-installed.
GraphOn Corporation announced it has signed a strategic reseller
agreement with Simple Future Corp. to provide Linux application
delivery over networks.
Hewlett-Packard Company issued a clarifying statement on its IA-64
position. HP is commited to delivering Merced-based workstations and
servers that support HP-UX(2), NT-64 and Linux.
IBM joined with Reedy Creek Technologies. The partnership unites
Reedy Creek's web content management software and Real-time Page
Management with the Linux friendly IBM Netfinity ServerProven program.
Instant Video Technologies announced that it has ported its
Burstware enterprise-class server and conductor software to the Linux
Intel Corporation announced the latest versions of its Pentium III
Xeon processor family for server and workstation platforms. Naturally
Linux is supported on this platform.
Kingston Technology announced the addition of a new 10/100 Fast
Ethernet adapter with Wake on LAN and ACPI support. Linux drivers are
Macromedia, Inc. announced that versions of its Flash Player will
be available free on 1 September for Linux and several other
MandrakeSoft, the makers of the Linux-Mandrake distribution,
announced that they have received an equity investment from AXA
- Medullas Publishing Company announced
its new upcoming site, Unix Applications (www.UnixApps.com). The new
software download portal will merge Linux Applications and include
applications from all Unices including FreeBSD and Herd operating
systems. Moreover, Unix Applications will also feature applications
from BeOS and other operating systems.
- Neal Nelson & Associates helped Fore, Xylan and Cabletron to install
a linux-based test bed.
NetGem has an Internet television with a combined TV/Internet
board that uses the Linux operating system.
SAP announced that its R/3 ERP system has begun shipping for
Linux. This is an important step in getting Linux into high-end
SAP will also be showing off the Linux version at the "SAP TechEd
'99" conference, which starts on August 29.
Scriptics Corporation announced new versions of both the open
source Tcl scripting language and the TclPro development tool suite.
The TclPro tool suite is available for multiple platforms, including
Global Telemann Systems, Inc. announced the official release of
WindowsNT and Linux driver for DVB-IP PC Card (SkyMedia-300,
SkyMedia-200 and SkyMedia-200D). (Actually this came out in July, but
we seem to have missed it then.)
TheLinuxStore has the Element-L Alpha Systems, with Red Hat Linux
Thinworks, a thin client server business, released a series of new
products with the Linux operating system.
ZD Education launched welcome.zdu.com, a site dedicated to
corporate training. Course topics range widely and include
certification paths for Linux.
- Ziatech Corporation introduces an e-newsletter to provide timely
product, technology and event information for the CompactPCI
Section Editor: Jon Corbet.
August 26, 1999