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Deja.com (the site formerly known as Deja News) has a page rating various network operating systems. Linux is currently coming out on top. (Thanks to Mike Gerdts).


Here's the official announcement for LinuxWorld II, to be held in San Jose this August. Linus Torvalds will be keynoting again, and the exhibit floor will be doubled in size.

The Free Software Foundation is looking forvolunteers to staff its booth at Linux Expo.

Linus Torvalds will also be giving a keynote talk at Lotus DevCon99, according to this announcement. The conference is happening June 20-23 in San Francisco.

Rich Roth is finishing out his Linux Expo talk on how to get Linux accepted in businesses. He's looking for suggestions and war stories to help illustrate the talk. If you have any to contribute, please drop him a note (mail address can be found on the page above).

The program and registration materials for the six O'Reilly Open Source Conferences have been posted: Apache, Linux, Perl, Python, Sendmail, and Tcl/Tk. Also don't forget the Open Source Business track. All this is happening in Monterey, California on August 21 through 24. There's lots of big-name speakers, it looks like a good time.

Web sites

The pan-European Linux page at www.linux.eu.org has found a new home on Rik van Riel's network in the Netherlands. See the announcement of the move for details. They are looking for volunteers from all over Europe to help in the creation and maintenance of a new set of linux.eu.org pages.

The one-page Linux manual is now up and available for downloading.

User Group News

The Malaysian Open Source Group will have an active presence at the InfoSoc99 Expo in Shah Alam, Malaysia. The event runs from May 20 through the 23rd.

May 13, 1999



Software Announcements

Package Version Description
Adora 0.0.2 Cross-Platform Email Client for Linux and Windows
Alien 6.36 Converts between the rpm, dpkg, stampede slp, andslackware tgz file formats
analog 3.2 WWW logfile analysis program
ANTI Leech script 1.0 Download files without seeing the original URL
Apache SPFC 0.2.0 The Server Pages Foundation Classes
APE 0.2.1 APE Portable Environment for C++ Threads, Sockets, etc.
ascpu 1.6 A CPU load monitor.
astime 2.0 Analogue clock for X windows
aterm 0.3.6 xterm replacement with fast transparency, tinting and NeXT scrollbar
Audio File Library 0.1.7 Implementation of SGI's Audio File Library
August 0.30 A free html editor for Linux/Unix.
autodep 0.2.0 Automatically generate C, C++ and Java dependancies for make
Awka 0,3b An AWK to C translator and library.
BFRIS Zero Gravity Fighter Combat 1.1.1 3-D Accelerated zero-gravity space fighter combat w/ net support
bnc4all 0.2 full featured FTP protocol bouncer/bouncenetwork
Bnetd 0.4.8 Emulates a StarCraft Battle.net server
Broadcast2000 beta1 Non linear audio and video editor
Builder Xcessory PRO for Linux 5.0.5-3 The industry's most advanced graphical user interface builder for Motif
Burt 2.4.7 Burt - Backup and Recovery Tool
CGI++ 0.3 C++ macro-preprocessor for writing CGI/Database applications
Check.pl 1.0 Filesystem permission auditing tool
clig 1.1.2 command line interpreter generator
CMatrix 1.0 Ncurses eye-candy demo like
code2html 0.5.1 Converts a program's source code to syntax highlighted HTML
CodeWarrior 4 Professional, industrial-strength IDE that integrates with EGCS/GNU coding tools
Collaborative Virtual Workspace (CVW) 3.1.x prototype server and clients to support collaboration
colorgcc 1.3.2 Cutomizable Perl wrapper to colorize gcc/g++ messages.
cstream 1.3 dd(1)-like tool, precise bandwidth limiting/reporting, fifo support
dagrab 0.3 Extracts digital audio from CD and stores it in WAV files (incl CDDB)
DailyUpdate 7.02 Grabs dynamic information from the internet and integrates itinto your webpage
Data::Locations 5.2 A virtual file manager which allows to read/write data to and from virtual files
Dead Link Check 0.2.1 Finds information on validity of HTTP references.
DECnet for Linux 1.92 DECnet socket layer and applications
demcd 1.1.5 CDPlayer for Linux
dfm 0.99.2 Filemanager like OS/2 WPS
dhcpxd 0.9.1 An endlessly customizable DHCP client daemon
Downloader for X 0.94-GAMMA Downloads files from the Internet via both FTP and HTTP
Dr Geo 0.7.8 Interactive Geometry
Drall 0.11.0 Allows users to access their directories and files remotely via a web browser
efingerd 1.0 Another finger daemon for linux
Egg 1.0 Interpreter for the language in Dijkstra's Discipline of Computer Programming
eggdrop 1.3.27 IRC bot, written in C
EPIC 4pre2.004-19990507 ANSI capable textmode IRC Client
esh 0.8 New Unix shell
Ethereal 0.6.1 GUI network protocol analyzer
failoverd 1.3 Provide rudimentary failover capability for Linux
fastjar 0.85 Fast jar file creator written in C
fbtv direct channel hack 0.2 Simple to to add functionality to fbtv
ffingerd 1.21 Secure finger daemon for Unix
fileutils 4.0h The GNU file management utilities
FLTK 1.0.3 C++ user interface toolkit for X and OpenGL
Flying Windows 0.2 A spoof of Microsoft(tm)'s Flying Windows screensaver
FreeBSD 3.2-BETA A stable secure open source operating system.
FreeMarker 1.4.6 HTML templating system for Java servlets
fsh 1.0 Fast and secure remote command execution.
Gaby 1.9.1 An address book written in GTK
gbuild 0.5 build tool to automate cvs update, compilation, and packaging
gcombust 0.1.12 gtk+ frontend for mkisofs and cdrecord
gEdit 0.5.2 GTK+ based text editor
Generic Information Server Toolkit (GIST) 1.0.0 GIST is a free tool kit for the development of interactive web sites
Generic Multithreaded Server Class 0.02 C++ c;lass implementing a generic multithreaded server
GeneWeb 2.02 A combo web interface and genealogy program combined on steroids
Genius 0.4.2 An arbitrary precision integer and multiple precision floatingpoint calculator
Genpage 1.0.0 Provides framework for separating content management from layout design
gensig 2.1 Random signature/tagline generator
gfontview 0.2.2 Font Viewer
Giram 0.0.16 Giram is a modeller, written in GTK+
GLib 1.2.3 The GLib library of C routines
gMOO 0.4.0 GTK+ based MOO (and MUD) client
Gnofin 0.5.1 A simple GNOME checkbook application
GnomeICU 0.64pre Formerly GtkICQ, now Gnome Internet Communication Utility
GnomePGP 0.3 Gnome frontend for PGP
GnomeTREK 0.3.0 Search tool for the 1998 Star Trek Encyclopedia.
gnotepad+ 1.1.4 An easy-to-use, yet fairly feature-rich, simple text editor
GNU Privacy Guard 0.9.6 GPLed PGP replacement tool
Gnusniff 0.0.6 A packet sniffer for Linux using GNOME.
Gpasman 1.1.3 Keeps track of all your passwords in a secure way
GPM 1.17.8 A mouse server for the console and xterm.
gpm-dict 1.0 The universal dictionary for Linux
GREED 0.8+ BETA A utility that can get and resume files from a web site.
Gsh 0.1.1 Shell with an integrated terminal window.
GTK+ 1.2.3 Library for creating graphicaluser interfaces
GtkAda 1.2.1 Ada95 binding of Gtk+
GTKeyboard 0.11 Graphical Keyboard for the physically disabled
gtkgo 0.0.9 Go game for Linux and Windows
gtkmail 0.1.1 gtk-- mail client
GTKYahoo 0.13 GTK based Yahoo! Pager client
GtkZip 0.5.1 A program for maintaining your Iomega Zip drive disks underLinux
GTransferManager 0.3.1 GNOME frontend and more for wget
HTML PLAIN 1.0.5 A revolutionary HTML precompiler
HtmlLayout 0.9 A Java LayoutManager, uses an HTML-like syntax
htnews 0.6.3 Email robot for adding news items to a webpage.
httptunnel 2.4 Creates a two-way data tunnel through an HTTP proxy
IDS POP 0.9.4 A small, fast, and efficient POP3 server.
ImageMagick 4.2.4 Package for display and interactivemanipulation of images for X11
IMP 2.0.3 IMAP and PHP3 based webmail system
Install-Sendmail 3.0a install-sendmail will configure sendmail and fetchmail for you.
ipac 1.03 Linux IP accounting package
ipfwadm2ipchains 0.5.0 Converts ipfwadm rules into equivalent ipchains rules
ippacket 2.1 IP/TCP/UDP/ICMP packet generator
IPSC 0.2 IP subnet calculator (GNOME/CLI)
ircu Undernet's IRC daemon
irssi 0.7.10 GTK+ based IRC client with GNOME panel support
ISDNLog 0.1 Throughput logging for the Traverse Technologies NetJet ISDN router
Jabber 0.6 Instant Messaging Platform
KBlade 0.0.7 KBlade is a frontend to BladeEnc (mp3 encoder) for KDE
KGryzzles 0.1.5 Little puzzle game for KDE
Krio 0.19990511 A graphical interface to your Diamond Rio
LinPopup 1.0.0 Linux port of Winpopup, running over Samba.
Linux-HA 0.3.1 Heartbeat subsystem for High-Availability Linux project
Linuxconf 1.15r3 Sophisticated administrative tool
lsb-fhs 1.0 test suite for filesystem hierarchy aspects of the Linux Standard Base
lsof 4.43 List open files
Lynx 2.8.2pre2 fully-featured, text-based World Wide Web browser
LyX 1.0.3pre2 Advanced LaTeX-based typesetting and text-editing program for X11
mailblink 0.1 Blinks LEDs when new mail arrives.
MARS 1.4pre4 Java-based network services status monitor
MathMap 0.9 A very generic GIMP plug-in
mcrypt 2.1.19 A replacement for the old unix crypt(1). Uses several block algorithms.
Messenger 0.0.3 A tool to read the memory of an USR Message Modem
Midgard 1.0.1 Application Server Suite - Web building with web-based tools
Mixer.app 1.4.0 Mixer.app is a mixer utility for Linux/FreeBSD systems. It is designed to be doc
moodss 7.0 Modular Object Oriented Dynamic SpreadSheet
Mozilla M5 Webbrowser for X11 derived from Netscape Communicator
Muac 1.0 A fast (n log(n)) algorithm for the 2D KS test
muni 1.0 Muni maps Chinese characters to Unicode
Name service browser 0.1 A browser for CORBA naming service
Nano-X 0.3 Tiny X replacement for Linux based palmtops and POS units
ncp 0.2 Copy files quickly inside your LAN
NeoBoard 2.0 A whole new multi-threaded message board with great look and feel
NetBSD 1.4 The world's most portable Operating System.
NetLED 1.1 Monitor connections using your keyboard LEDs.
News Peruser 4.0 Beta 23 An offline newsreader for Linux and X11
Nicq 0.0.7 A different and new kind of icq clone
Ninja IRC 1.0.9 Yet another ircII based client.
nmap 2.2-BETA4 Full featured, robust port scanner
NotifyMe 1.1 Program which displays message if a specific user just logged in
NumExp 0.0.4 Numeric methods implementation for Linux
Nyce 0.36a1 Highly configurable Autonicer/Killer
OLAP for Linux 6.0F OLAP for Linux is a TM1 based OLAP solution for Linux
Oracletool 0.87 A web based tool for Oracle DBA's written in Perl.
PentiumGCC 1.1.3 Pentium/PPro/P-II/K6/Cyrix/MMX optimising egcs clone
PEQ Quote Library 050899 The quotation library for Portable Easy Quote (PEQ).
PingScan 1.2.1 Scans Networks via Ping for reachable Hosts
PoPToP 0.8.3 PPTP Server for Linux
ppmtofb 0.21 Display graphics on universal framebuffer devices.
ProtectImage 1.5 PERL CGI that protects images from being hotlinked from remote sites
Quake3: Arena test 1.05 The test version of Quake3: Arena
Quick Image Viewer 1.1 A very small and pretty fast GDK/Imlibimage viewer
QuickList 0.5.0 MS Works like database application
QuIRC 0.9.74 X IRC client written in C++ with full Tcl/Tk scripting.
Quotable Homer quotes 19990508 Homer Simpson quotes for `fortune`
R 0.64.1 A language and environment for statistical computing.
Rasca 1.2.1 Extended MP3 Player.
Request Tracker .99.7 Web, command-line and email based trouble ticketing and bugtracking package
Rlab 2.1.01 Mathmatical probram similiar to Matlab
rxvt 2.6.PRE4 A VT102 emulator for the X window system
s-news 0.1.3 Small news server using suck for news transport.
Scintilla 0.93 Source code editing component and tiny IDE for Win32 and GTK+.
SDF 2.001beta The Author-Friendly Markup Language
Secure Locate 1.5 Secure version of the GNU locate program
SETI@Home Client 0.47 Distributed SETI data-analysis client
seyon 2.20c full-featured telecommunications package for X
sh-utils 1.16i GNU shell programming utilities
shtool 1.2.4 Shell Script Collection
Slackware 4.0 beta3 The Slackware distribution
slush 0.1.1 SSL remote shell
SMPEG 0.1.0 SDL MPEG player with sound
Snack 1.5 Cross-platform sound extension for Tcl
SNES9x 1.19a Portable, freeware Super Nintendo Entertainment System(SNES) emulator
snmpscan 0.05 Scan hosts or routers running SNMPD for common communities (passwords).
Spamfilter 2.0 Spamblocker for qmail mailing system
Sticker Book 19990511 Place stickers on a background scene
suck 4.2.0 Grabs news from a remote NNTP news server
syslog-ng 1.1.14 A portable syslogd replacement with enhanced, flexible configuration scheme.
Tac 0.13 An AOL Instant Messenger client in pure TCL
tavrasm 1.05 Assembler for the Atmel AVR series of micro-controllers
tclreadline 0.8 GNU readline for the tcl scripting language
TDS 0.02 Toplevel Domain Scanner - Scan through DNS records
terminatorX 3.01 Realtime Audio Synthesizer (DJ Scratching)
Terraform 0.3.0 Interactive digital terrain (height field) editor/viewer
textutils 1.22k GNU text file processing utilities
The Cycon Online Gaming Engine 0.80 Online Gaming Authoring System
The Global File System 19990508 A Shared Disk File System for Linux
The N.U.E. Order 0.0.3 Highly integrated Order Processing system for Online commerce.
treeview.cgi 1.30 treeview 'widget' for html
tux_aqfh 1.0.1 Tux the Penguin - A Quest for Herring. An OpenSource 3D game.
TWIG 0.3.1 A web-based IMAP client written with PHP3
Ultra Power Effects Max II 1.0.0 Reads from the soundcard, transforms the sound, and writes it back
Unix Desktop Environment 0.2.2-BETA A new GUI for Unix with a completely new look'n'feel
UPX 0.72 powerful executable packer
VMWare Build 152 Allows you to run multiple OSs at the same time
vTcLava 0.5 Visual Java development module for Visual Tcl
WebCal 1.11 A simple browser based calendar program.
webgrep 1.7 HTML check and search utilities
WebRFM 0.1a CGI file manager supporting WebDAV and other HTTP extensions
Window Manager Icons 0.2.0 Efficient standardized icon distribution
Wine 990508 Emulator of the Windows 3.x and Win32 APIs.
wings mp3.app 0.3b MP3 player
wmakerconf 2.0 GTK based configuration tool for WindowMaker window manager
WMFinder 0.5 Easy to use file manager for WindowMaker
wmsvencd 0.5.0 A dockable CD player with local CDDB support, for Window Maker or Afterstep
wxPython 2.0b9 Python extension module for wxWindows
X11Spy 0.03 X11Spy is a GTK based Quake3 server browser
xcallerid 2.2.2 callerID program that pops up incomingphone numbers in an X-window
xhangglider 0.92a X-based program that makes hanggliders fly in the background of your screen.
XNotesPlus 3.1.3 Sticky notes with PalmPilot interface, envelope printer, projects, etc.
XQF QuakeWorld/Quake2 server browser and launcher for Linux/X11
xtell 0.9 Simple messaging client and server, kind of networked write
xterm Patch #101 A terminal emulator for the X Window System
Xterminal 0.6.7 Object Oriented User Interface with a client-serverarchitecture
Xvidmode 0.3.19990505 Get/set X video modes
Xwhois 0.3.5 Small and fast GTK+ X11 client for the internet whois network services.
ytalk 3.1.1 Multi-user replacement for the Unix talk(1) program.
ZMailer 2.99.50s17
ZNibbles 0.0.7 Networked multiplayer nibbles/snake game for X11/Motif
Zope 1.11.0pr1 Web application platform used for building high-performance, dynamic web sites.

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