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Oracle PL/SQL CD Bookshelf, EtherLite for Linux and more.
Oracle PL/SQL CD Bookshelf

This CD-ROM contains the complete text of seven books: Oracle PL/SQL Programming, Advanced PL/SQL Programming, Oracle Web Applications, Oracle Built-in Packages, Oracle PL/SQL Language Pocket Reference, Oracle Built-in Pocket Reference and Oracle PL/SQL Programming: A Guide to Oracle 8i Features. A bonus hard-copy book, Oracle PL/SQL Programming: A Guide to Oracle 8i Features, is also included. This CD-ROM is aimed at Oracle PL/SQL developers and is readable with a web browser. The books are fully searchable and cross-referenced.

Contact: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 101 Morris St., Sebastopol, CA 95472, 800-998-9938 (toll-free), 707-829-0104 (fax),,

EtherLite for Linux

Linux drivers are now available for Digi International's EtherLite line of network serial concentrators. Digi EtherLite serial concentrators simplify the process of adding RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485 serial ports to the network by combining the control and performance of local ports with the convenience of an Ethernet connection. Traffic from all 2, 8, 16 or 32 EtherLite ports is serviced by a single TCP/IP session. EtherLite serial ports appear as local TTYs under UNIX and as native COM ports under Windows NT. These locally administered, “hardware-style” ports allow greater control than standard serial concentrator ports. The Linux driver for EtherLite runs on kernel version 2.2 or higher and is supported on the following, or newer, distributions: Red Hat 6.0, Caldera OpenLinux 2.3 and SuSE Linux 6.3.

Contact: Digi International, Inc., 11001 Bren Road East, Minnetonka, MN 55343, 800-344-4273 (toll-free), 612-912-4952 (fax),,

SuSE Linux 7.0, Personal and Professional Versions

SuSE Linux 7.0 Personal comes on three CD-ROMs with the core OS and multiple applications; StarOffice 5.2; and three entry-level manuals. Installation is automatic with the YaST2 setup tool; peripheral devices and Internet access configuration via modem and ISDN are carried out with a few simple key entries. SuSE Linux 7.0 Professional is a comprehensive collection of over 1,500 updated Linux tools and software packages for home users as well as IT professionals. Six CD-ROMs or one DVD provide software packages. Features enhanced raw device support and 4GB main memory addressing. All tools necessary to enable the use of Web, proxy, mail and news servers under Linux are included, along with three manuals, plus the SuSE Linux manual.

Contact: SuSE, Schanzäckerstr. 10, D-90443 Nürnberg, Germany, +49-911-7405339, +49-911-74053479 (fax),,

Storm Linux 2000 Starter Edition, Deluxe Edition and Storm Firewall

Bundled in the Starter Edition are the essentials to get users up and running in Linux: PartitionMagic Linux Prep Tool by Powerquest, Netscape Communicator 4.73 and Sun StarOffice 5.2 productivity suite. The Starter Edition is intended for people who want to access the power of Linux without an abundance of third-party software.

The Storm Linux 2000 Deluxe Edition is designed for customers who want a robust Linux system along with bundled third-party software. The Deluxe Edition is based on Stormix's high-performance operating system built around Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 “potato” release. The retail box includes five CDs containing over 4,000 Debian packages, as well as 60-day phone and 90-day e-mail installation support.

Storm Firewall is a flexible, scalable network security solution targeted at SOHO users. It is based on the Storm Linux 2000 operating system and has also been tested to work with the Red Hat 6.x series and Debian GNU/Linux 2.2.

Contact: Stormix Technologies Inc., 555 West Hastings Street, Suite 2040, Vancouver BC, V6B 4N6, Canada, 604-688-9137, 604-688-7317 (fax),

HA Web Server Solution for Apache

The SteelEye High Availability (HA) Web Server solution for Apache combines SteelEye's LifeKeeper clustering software for Linux with web solutions. The bundled product enables service providers and IT professionals to create highly available web servers providing access to e-business systems. Features include active/active configuration; centralized Java GUI; support for both shared and local disk storage configurations; data consistency maintenance through an n-way data replication facility; multiple fault-detection mechanisms; shared disk access and seamless failover. The HA Web Server Solution for Apache includes LifeKeeper for Linux 3.0, Apache Web Server Application Recovery Kit, and 24 x 7 support for one year. It is available on Red Hat 6.1 and Caldera eServer 2.3.

Contact: SteelEye Technology Inc.,