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Latest Netscape 6 Beta Due This Week

Author: JT Smith

[announcement]Full story at SiliconValley.internet.com. Quote: “There will be at least one more beta before a final version slated for this fall. This is
a critical time for Netscape given that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has overtaken the once-dominant
Netscape browser to gain the lion’s share of the market.”

Category:

  • Linux

MandrakeSoft Appoints Internet Pioneer Henri Poole as CEO.

Author: JT Smith

[press release]San Francisco, CA, August 7, 2000 – MandrakeSoft Inc., the company behind the world’s
fastest-growing Linux operating system, Linux-Mandrake, today announced the appointment of
Internet industry pioneer Henri Poole as its new Chief Executive Officer. Poole also joins the board
of directors of the company.
Complete text here.

OLinux.com.br Interviews Arturo Espinosa

Author: JT Smith

“Arturo Espinosa Aldama forms part of the generation that was early exposed to
8-bit computers and BASIC programming. He has been either an amateur or
professional programmer since, and a GNU/Linux user since he started his
computer sciences studies at UNAM, the National University of Mexico. Having
worked in several institutional systems for the university and the Red Escolar
Linux project for the ministry of education, he now works for HelixCode, a
leading Free Software development company.”
Interview at OLinux.com.br.

Category:

  • Linux

MS Claims New C# Scripting Language Surpasses Perl!

Author: JT Smith

“Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: !@*$#) announced today that with the announcement of its mythical
language C#, along with technologies like ASP+ and COM+, the company has dealt Open Source another
devastating blow: Microsoft Marketese has achieved the highest density of non-alphanumeric characters in
any language, displacing the popular scripting language Perl, which long held this distinction.”
At least, that’s what [humor site] Segfault claims.

Category:

  • Management

*We Should Follow up on one like this & wrote our own story!*

Author: JT Smith

url … OpenMail for Linux Sees Tremendous User-base

PR: LinuxIT Signs Pact With Zen Computing

Author: JT Smith

LinuxPR has the scoop: “LinuxIT UK announced today that it had signed an exclusive European distribution
agreement with Zen Computing for InSite 2.0, a dynamic Content Management System.”

Category:

  • Open Source

IBM Develops Linux ‘Smart Watch’

Author: JT Smith

ABC News mentions Linux-powered computer-enabled watch. But you can’t buy one yet. Quote:
“This is just a research prototype,” said
[IBM spokesperson]Takako Yamakura. “Some
say Linux cannot be scaled down. This is just to show Linux is
capable of doing this.”
(This is a Reuter’s story that is running on many Web sites.)

Category:

  • Linux

CovalentTechnologies Names New CEO

Author: JT Smith

John M. Jack was named President & CEO of Covalent Technologies on Aug. 1, according to a Press Release at LinuxPR.

TradeClient Update

Author: JT Smith

Full Press Release at LinuxPR. “TradeClient provides support for personal calendaring, IMAP, SMTP, LDAP (Global
Address Book) multiple mail folders, multi-account (POP3 and IMAP) handling, MIME,
message digests, and raytraced icons.”

The Red Brigade — hackers for the good of humanity

Author: JT Smith

Beyond.2000.com story about a group of “white hat” hackers based at Sandia National Labs formally known as the “Information Design Assurance Red Team” or IDART.

Category:

  • Linux