Originally Published: Saturday, 8 July 2000 Author: Jeff Alami
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Weekend Review: July 8, 2000

Loki Software extends beyond games by distributing PowerPlant, a suite of developer tools for Linux made by theKompany.com. PowerPlant includes over 150 tools for several programming languages, a fully-licensed version of the MySQL database system, and a full version of Eric's Ultimate Solitaire.

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Monday

XFree86 4.0.1 is released. Version 4.0.1 of the XFree86 implementation of the X Window System is now available. New features of XFree86 4.0.1 include integrated DRI driver support, Linux/Sparc support, a new graphical configuration tool, and several bugfixes.

Tuesday

Linux beats Windows 2000 in benchmarks. In the SPECweb99 benchmark, Linux beat Windows 2000 in Web-serving performance by a factor of almost 3. The Linux machine was running Red Hat Linux 6.2 with the Tux Web server being developed by developers at Red Hat.

Wednesday

SteelEye ships Linux software. SteelEye Technology now supports Linux with its LifeKeeper high-availability software. LifeKeeper 3.0 for Linux provides clustering support for up to 16 Linux servers for use in stored storage environments.

Thursday

Loki ships PowerPlant developer tool. Loki Software extends beyond games by distributing PowerPlant, a suite of developer tools for Linux made by theKompany.com. PowerPlant includes over 150 tools for several programming languages, a fully-licensed version of the MySQL database system, and a full version of Eric's Ultimate Solitaire.

Friday

New configuration tool for Linux released. Calgary-based MountLinux releases Olympus, a new remote administration tool. Support for Win32 is being developed, so that Linux servers can be remotely configured by Windows systems.

Jeff Alami, jeff@linux.com





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