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Linux Today Summary, September 20 - September 26

Sep 28, 1999, 02:02 (0 Talkback[s])

Here's a summary of the most popular stories posted to Linux Today during the last week.

Most Viewed Stories

IDG.net: Torvalds awarded honorary doctorate
(15075 reads) (by Terho Uimonen) (Sep 26)
"Stockholm University at a presentation ceremony here today awarded an honorary doctorate to Linus Torvalds..."
LinuxPR: WinLinux 2000: The First Linux for Windows
(8774 reads) (Sep 21)
"JRCP today released to the Internet community the final Beta version of WinLinux 2000 for evaluation and testing."
Corel Linux statement - A Time For Clarification
(8452 reads) (Sep 23)
"Corel wishes to clarify some issues that have arisen concerning the Beta testing phase of Corel® LINUX®."
Slashdot: Microsoft Plays Linux Games at Work
(7374 reads) (Sep 24)
"He then said, "This machine is going to used for... well, I'm a Microsoft employee and my group is doing a usability study on Linux."
How Microsoft Spied on Austrian Linux Users
(7025 reads) (by Sabine Buerger) (Sep 25)
It started with an illegal spam and turned into a violation of copyright.

Most Actively Discussed Stories

Jesux: The distribution that will not lead you into temptation
(70 talkbacks posted) (Sep 25)
"Jesux (pronounced Hay-sooks) is a new Linux distribution for Christian hackers, schools, families, and churches. There is already a core distribution being prepared, based on RedHat's distribution."
ZDNET: The Linux myth
(48 talkbacks posted) (Sep 21)
"Ask Linux advocates exactly why no IRC (Internet Relay Chat) server runs Linux. One of my networking gurus said that he has never seen any Linux system on the IRC-probably the roughest networking environment on earth-hold up to the strain."
National Post: Corel joins the free software cult
(43 talkbacks posted) (Sep 26)
"They're mostly interested in so-called "open source" software: in a nutshell, free software from anyone but Microsoft."
PC Week Secure Linux Site Hacked!
(40 talkbacks posted) (Sep 24)
"Jfs was here"
The Economist: Bill's big roll-out
(39 talkbacks posted) (Sep 23)
"Matthew Nordan, an analyst with Forrester Research, says that, even though few Unix shops expect to defect now, the combination of Microsoft's volume pricing model and the "withering" of the Unix skills base will ensure the success of Windows 2000. "It's an immutable reality," he argues."