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It's been a relatively slow week this week, no doubt due to the fact
that many U.S. companies were closed both Monday and Tuesday for the
Independence day holiday.
That said, here's a few interesting items:
Yahoo! Selects Google.
Yahoo will start using Google as its default research results
provider within the next thirty days, according to this press
release. "'Google's search services help individuals find
the information they're looking for on the Web with unprecedented
levels of ease, speed, and relevancy,' said Larry Page, co-founder
and CEO of Google." Remember that Google is a Linux-based
site. [From Slashdot].
AbriaSoft announces MySQL distribution.
AbriaSoft has announced Abria
MySQL Lite. This "distribution" of MySQL contains RPM files for
MySQL 3.22, Apache Web Server, PHP3, Perl and PhpMyAdmin to ease
installation and upgrades. It is available for free download (as it
had better be, now that MySQL is under the GPL). With its
announcement, AbriaSoft joins the list of companies now available to
provide MySQL support. They are also promising computer-based
training for MySQL some time in July.
Free Download of Corel Photo-Paint for Linux.
Corel has announced the availability of a free download of Corel Photo-Paint for
Linux. A retail version of Corel Photo-Paint will be included in
the CorelDraw Graphics Suite, scheduled to ship later this summer.
Linux NetworX hires Greg Denault.
Linux NetworX has announced the hiring of
Greg Denault, a former scientist for both HP and GE. "As senior
scientist for Linux NetworX, Denault will be responsible for
developing computational algorithms for embedded and cluster
products as well as leading a special project group on the East
Open Source Products.
Unless specified, license is unverified.
SF Interactive, Inc. announced it will release its TagTemplate
website building software to the worldwide open source community.
Commercial Products for Linux.
Lineo, Inc. (PARIS) announced the beta for the Lineo high
availability clustering solution.
Proven Software announced the release of its new Import/Export
module for Proven CHOICE accounting for Linux.
Solsoft, Inc. (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) announced a free security
management solution for the Linux community. Solsoft NP-Lite
is included with Linux-Mandrake PowerPack or Deluxe 7.1, or seperately
through Macmillan and Solsoft.
V Communications (SAN JOSE, Calif.) announced the release of
Partition Commander 6.0.
Products Using Linux.
Concentric Network (SAN JOSE, Calif.) has managed server plans
which give business customers the option of outsourcing the operation
of their Web server. Now available is a choice of the Cobalt RaQ 3i
Server with Linux or the ProLiant DL360 servers from Compaq
with Red Hat Linux.
VA Linux Systems, Inc. (SUNNYVALE, Calif.) announced availability
of the VA Linux 1150 server, a customizable entry-level 1U
(1.75"-high) Linux server optimized for Internet data centers.
Products with Linux Versions.
FacetCorp (PLANO, Texas) announced that their FacetTerm UNIX
multi-session and productivity software product is now available
for Linux systems.
General Micro Systems (RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.) announced
Angelo, a PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) AGP video graphics card for
VMEbus and CompactPCI baseboards. Linux drivers are available.
IBM (SOMERS, N.Y.) announced the general availability of DB2
Universal Database Version 7.
NVIDIA Corporation (NEW YORK) introduced the GeForce2 MX.
OPTX International (CHICO, Calif.) adds multi-platform support to
serve its ScreenWatch 2.0 content over RealNetworks G2 Servers
on Solaris and Linux operating systems.
Oracle Corp. (REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.) announced Oracle Internet
Application Server 8i (Oracle iAS).
Oracle Corp. (REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.) announced Oracle Internet
SAGA SOFTWARE, Inc. (RESTON, Va.) and Paymentplus, Inc. have
signed an agreement to develop an enhanced payment transaction
system that will seamlessly process data from back-end databases.
Symas Corporation (BERKELEY, Calif.) announced that it has begun
beta testing of its Connexitor E-business Management Suite
Zoom Telephonics (BOSTON) is shipping the Zoom/FaxModem 56K PCI
CONNX Technology (BELLEVUE, Wash.) announced the release of
CONNX 8.3, data access middleware which adds support for the
JDBC (Java Data Base Connectivity) standard enabling data access from
any Java supported platform.
XcelleNet, Inc. (ATLANTA) announced the availability of the
Afaria Java Client for its Afaria family of management
Learning Tree International, Inc. (RESTON, Va.) announced its
plans to release "Linux: A Hands-On Introduction", a new course
focusing on how to use Linux to establish a productive desktop
- SuSE Linux has appointed
Computer Park Ltd. as its first UK Training Partner.
Allaire Corporation (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) announced that it is
working with Intel Corporation to optimize Allaire ColdFusion
for Intel Pentium III Xeon processors.
Digital Factory USA, and Compaq Computer K.K. (SANTA MONICA,
Calif. and OSAKA, Japan) announced a technical alliance to jointly
develop "Kondara MNU/Linux" to be optimized for the Alpha
Iomega Corporation (NEW YORK, NY) signed a development support
agreement with Red Hat, Inc. to develop Linux support for
Lutris Technologies, Inc. (SANTA CRUZ, Calif.) announced that is
has joined The Open Group, a vendor and technology-neutral
consortium dedicated to enterprise integration.
Red Hat, Inc. (NEW YORK) joined the Intel Server Applications
Spyglass Inc. (Naperville, Ill.) and TiVo Inc. announced
that TiVo licensed Spyglass Device Mosaic 4.0 for use in its
Linux-based software platform.
TheLinuxStore.com (SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) announced it has signed an
agreement with LinuxSolve Inc., to market, promote and resell
LinuxSolve's line of Linux-based server applications.
TheLinuxStore.com (SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) announced its partnership
with Sun Microsystems Inc. as an official platinum provider of
StarOffice Linux desktop software.
TiVo Inc. (Naperville, Ill.) has licensed Spyglass Device
Mosaic 4.0 from Spyglass Inc. Spyglass Professional Services will
work to port Spyglass Device Mosaic to Linux and assist in the
integration of the technology with TiVo's Linux-based platform.
Bluepoint Linux Software Corp. (LOS ANGELES) announced that
Mr. Yongming Wei, the founder of the free software project
MiniGUI, joined Bluepoint Beijing Research and Development Center.
Invisible Worlds (PETALUMA, Calif.) has hired Kris Magnusson, who
has extensive experience developing open source policies, as Director
of Developer Relations.
Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
July 6, 2000