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Developer Linux News for Mar 29, 1999

  • Sunday Times: Linux wins backing of computing giants (Mar 29, 1999, 21:32)
    "Linux has now been given the seal of approval from Intel, IBM and Dell, among others. If it starts to win a significant share of the desktop market ... I would not be surprised to see Microsoft port Office over to penguin power."

  • FairfaxIT: An invention to go gooey over (Mar 29, 1999, 19:28)
    "That piece was very well received, except that I got dozens of e-mails from all around the world, pointing out that I had made an error in the article. I said that the first graphical user interface (GUI) for Linux was Gnome, whereas that honour should go to an interface called KDE."

  • BW: Cygnus' Advanced Software Simulation Technology Instrumental in Sony PlayStation (Mar 29, 1999, 19:18)
    "From GNUPro Toolkit to eCos, the Embedded Cygnus Operating System, Cygnus' open source and royalty-free software benefits Linux..."

  • Reuters: Microsoft Splits Into Five Groups In Reorganization (Mar 29, 1999, 17:49)
    "This new structure is part of the reinvention of Microsoft," Ballmer said in a statement."

  • gEDA version 19990327 released (Mar 29, 1999, 12:41)
    "gEDA is a collection of tools which are used for electrical circuit design, simulation and prototyping/production. The gEDA project was started because of the lack of free EDA tools for UNIX. The tools are being developed mainly on GNU/Linux machines, but considerable effort is being made to make sure that gEDA runs on other UNIX variants."

  • LinuxPower: Open Source software causing more harm than good (Mar 29, 1999, 11:52)
    "Open Source software, what a beautiful name, it truly captures the essence of free software. It sort of explains itself without needing a free beer, free speech add-on and it feels fresh and exciting. Or so it seemed to me and probably a lot of others when Eric Raymond started the Open Source Initiative."

  • CNET News.com: Sony Taps Linux For Playstation Development (Mar 29, 1999, 10:07)
    "Sony has tapped the Linux operating system for use in a simulation that will help developers come up with games for its next-generation PlayStation more quickly."

  • Salon Magazine: Slate slags Linux (Mar 29, 1999, 10:04)
    "Now that every other publication in the media universe has chimed in with its two bits about Linux, the operating system that just won't shut up, along comes Slate."

  • Digital Diversity (Mar 29, 1999, 08:41)
    Paul Ferris notes: "The problems caused the past few days by the Melissa virus have served to punctuate another issue relating to software monopolies. It centralizes around everyone owning exactly the same software, and how that homogeny relates to network security. The problem: There is weakness in a network built upon homogeneous proprietary software."

  • Linux kernel 2.2.5ac1 released (Mar 29, 1999, 08:24)

  • Linux kernel 2.2.5 released (Mar 29, 1999, 08:21)

  • CNET News.com: Easing browser interface development (Mar 29, 1999, 01:05)
    "Browser engineers are cooking up a new way to create user interfaces that could have broad ramifications for application programming."