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Developer Linux News for Apr 26, 1999

  • PC Week: SGI, Dell put shoulders behind open source (Apr 26, 1999, 17:23)
    "Despite the recent hubbub surrounding dismal developer support for the open-source Mozilla browser, the grassroots software development model continues to pick up steam."

  • Akron Beacon Journal: Techno-geeks prefer Linux to Microsoft applications (Apr 26, 1999, 16:58)
    "It's easy to understand why the word ``free'' has been associated with Linux since the software started to get the public's attention. It's a catchy term that marketers use to gain attention."

  • Where to Buy Civilization: Call to Power for Linux (Apr 26, 1999, 16:40)
    Loki Entertainment Software has announced that Civilization: CFP will be shipping on May 3rd.

  • Linux makes Doonesbury comic (Apr 26, 1999, 12:05)
    The Doonesbury Company must have seen the attention that Dilbert gained when Scott Adams mentioned Linux. The latest Doonesbury features a nice Linux mention.

  • Internet Week: New Linux Version Makes Run At Windows (Apr 26, 1999, 11:43)
    "Leading the charge was Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, demonstrating the third beta version of his company's Windows 2000 operating system. And advancing quickly was Linus Torvalds, inventor of the Linux open-source OS that has been invading corporate IT shops."

  • CRN: Open Source = Open Innovation (Apr 26, 1999, 11:38)
    "You had to see it to believe it. When Linux kernel developer Linus Torvalds spoke at an event last week in Chicago, he was granted a rather modest room in comparison to other brand-name keynoters. At the last minute, however, Torvalds was moved to a venue three times the size- and even that space failed to accommodate the throngs that came to hear him talk. Listeners crowded the aisles and even sat prone against the dais."

  • Unix Riot: Linux is getting so corporate... (Apr 26, 1999, 11:31)
    "Linux is getting so corporate... ...that you old freeware hackers had best start wearing suits. Not the ones your parents bought you at high-school graduation, either."

  • Wired: Open Source in Open Court (Apr 26, 1999, 09:17)
    "Taking a page from the open-source software movement, Lessig is out to turn the traditionally adversarial and secretive world of the legal system on its head."

  • The Pulpit: Comdex, Bloody Comdex (Apr 26, 1999, 01:51)
    "Hell froze over this week. Did you notice? Linus Torvalds gave a keynote address at Spring Comdex..."