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20 August 1998

Yesterday, OS News attended the Sun Microsystems ISP conference in San Francisco. Sun's latest foray into bringing its network computing vision into reality is realigning traditional ISPs as commerce service providers and application service providers, allowing ISPs with professionality managed servers to aid smaller businesses in outsourcing some types of business applications. A news.com article has more information on this new strategy.

The Debian ARM Project has ported the Debian Linux distribution to the ARM architecture used in the new Corel Netwinder. Other ARM hardware support will follow.

Slashdot published a letter from an anonymous IBM employee about the possibility of IBM supporting Linux.

Internetnews.com mentions that the latest version of Perl, 5.005, has improved Win32 support.


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