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The root for
Plug and Play
ATM on Linux
and Utilities Page.
The choice of
Image Manupulation Programm GIMP
The next big thing?
RedHat Explains It All...
Redhat has estimated that today there are tens of millions, of keen users of the Linux operating
system. "...we are confident Linux will enjoy long-term success."
Reasons for Linux.
RedHat Explains It All...
"We find the most exciting part
of our adventure with Linux to date is less the success we are enjoying than the element of
helping to establish a whole new software development model."
Larry Ewings's Dancing Penguins
When is Linux's birthday? Let's have a party!
From the Linus Torvalds letters:
"I couldn't for the life of me remember when it all happened, and I don't
keep a diary, so I can't give you any exact dates for when linux "was
born". But I did start to wonder, so I started ftp'ing around for
archives of the comp.os.minix group (where I announced it), and this is
what I came up with (with some editing)."
"...Judging from the post, 0.01 wasn't actually out yet, but it's close. I'd
guess the first version went out in the middle of September -91. I got
some responses to this (most by mail, which I haven't saved), and I even
got a few mails asking to be beta-testers for linux."
Why consolidation is coming to Linux World?
"REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., July 21, 1998
Oracle Corp. today announced that it will
be porting Oracle8, the industry's leading database, and Oracle Applications to the
Linux operating environment."
"Somers, New York, December 7, 1998
IBM today announced DB2 Universal Developerís Edition Version 5.2
for Linux beta will be immediately available for download. IBM also announced that Net.Data Version 2 for Linux
beta code is also available download from the same site."
community with the first highly scalable, high-performance database engine
available for the platform."
Adaptive Server Enterprise is now available on the Linux operating system
- for FREE. By porting ASE to Linux, Sybase provides the Linux development
Informix are moving into Linux.
See Linux World's
1998 in review.
Sun opens up the Java license and
announces support for Linux on UltraSparc systems.
"Linux bandwagon gains Compaq".
Compaq will start selling
Linux-installed servers in the U.S.
shortly. These systems will run
Red Hat, as a result of a
partnership with that company.
This changing, with Compaq on board and
IBM and Dell Computer Corp. also offering custom
GNU Project had been working since 1984
and many users are not aware of the
extent of its connection with the GNU Project".
Linux and the GNU Project
Richard Stallman is the founder of the GNU project,
principal author of the GNU C Compiler, symbolic debugger (GDB), GNU Emacs, and various other
GNU programs."...the version of GNU which is widely used
today is more often known as "Linux",
"The system in which Linux is
typically used is a modified variant of the GNU system--in other words,
a Linux-based GNU system. Linus Torvalds set out to write a Unix-like kernel (Linux);
Donald Knuth set out to write a text formatter (TeX); Bob Scheifler set out to develop a window system (X