Developer Linux News for Sep 27, 1999
Linux.com: Choosing a window manager (Sep 27, 1999, 23:58)
"Which window manager is the best? Which one is fastest? Which
one is prettiest? Those questions are sure to start religious wars
if asked on irc, and probably rank up there with "which
distribution is best" as a cause of flame wars."
CORRECTED: Delphi for Linux On Its Way -- Inprise Commits To Development Tools (Sep 27, 1999, 22:22)
Kylix project will develop a new Rapid Application Development
environment native to Linux and incorporate the best features of
Delphi and CBuilder for Windows.
BW: Ziatech Merges CompactPCI Multiprocessing Capability With Linux Operating System (Sep 27, 1999, 21:36)
"The CompactNET version of the LinuxPCI 1000 comes ready to run
MontaVista Software's Hard Hat(TM) Linux, an embedded version of
Linux with the reliability and responsiveness required for applied
M2 Presswire: FourFront announces V2.0 of Accounting Software (Sep 27, 1999, 21:16)
"Accounting Software V2.0 now includes tools for handling EMU,
file auditing and Linux support."
Kernel Traffic #36 Is Out (Sep 27, 1999, 20:55)
Linux kernal 2.2.13pre14 released (Sep 27, 1999, 20:52)
SRO: Linux For Fundamentalists? (Sep 27, 1999, 20:43)
"So-called Christian software programs are common. And they go
beyond applications for Bible education and Sunday school record
automation. Every category, from point of sale systems, to Oracle
database applications, to accounting programs, is represented.
Thanks to Jesux, operating systems are now represented, as
BW: Mission Critical Linux LLC Is Dedicated to...Linux Support of...Mission-Critical Environments (Sep 27, 1999, 19:01)
"Mission Critical Linux is enabling the expansion of Linux by
leading the industry in expertise and the development of tools
necessary to compete in the enterprise computing market."
VNU Net: Devices Threat to Windows (Sep 27, 1999, 18:34)
" 'When I live in a browser the underlying OS doesn't
Computer Currents: Build an Intranet for Less (Sep 27, 1999, 18:26)
"Linux is free, so you have nothing to lose by trying it. Better
yet, it runs like a champion: You can modify the code to make it do
almost anything you want, it doesn't require beefy hardware because
its code is so small, and, best of all, the thing is rock
ZDNet: Will Microsoft lose the living room [to Sony]? (Sep 27, 1999, 18:07)
" 'If Sony makes it out with a cable-ready version of their
PlayStation 2 before Microsoft comes out with a Windows CE-based
gaming box, Microsoft is in trouble'..."
IT-Director: Software pricing to plummet - is Linus Right? (Sep 27, 1999, 17:46)
"Linus Torvalds went on record at the end of last week saying
that, within 3 years, software prices will have plummeted. So - is
he right? The answer, it would seem, lies in the value which that
CNET News.com: Sun users test out latest Solaris rendition (Sep 27, 1999, 17:23)
"About 300 users... have begun testing Solaris 8..."
Prospect Magazine: Gift culture in cyberspace (Sep 27, 1999, 17:22)
"Until recently, most people--even in the industry--knew little
about the "free software" movement. Its adherents were regarded as
pony-tailed relics of the pre-Microsoft era. The intellectual
property rights embodied in proprietary programmes had created
global corporations like Microsoft and Sun Microsystems, and made
huge personal fortunes. Free software belonged with caftans and the
Grateful Dead on the scrapheap of history."
CRN: Corel Releases Upgrade To Linux (Sep 27, 1999, 17:12)
"But Cowpland said Corel does not want to exaggerate the
potential of Linux to compete with Windows. "We don't see Linux
replacing Windows," he said."
CNET News.com: Microsoft invests in Akamai (Sep 27, 1999, 16:46)
"...Akamai will develop a version of its computer server
software that can run on Microsoft's Windows NT operating system.
Akamai's existing software has run on Linux..."
Information Week: Linux Reaches Out -- Users Weigh The Operating System's Merits...On The Desktop (Sep 27, 1999, 16:35)
"Companies that have embraced Linux are typically either those
that have been Unix shops for some time or those that employ IT
staffers who champion the operating system."
Information Week: Serving Up Linux (Sep 27, 1999, 16:30)
"...Compaq leaves it to the customer to decide which version to
buy (or download for free) and install."
InfoWorld: Linux gets nod with Borland tools support (Sep 27, 1999, 15:45)
"To seed interest in the Java-on-Linux movement, Inprise this
week will provide a free, downloadable preview of the JBuilder
just-in-time compiler for Linux that supports many Java 2
Enterprise Edition specifications."
Python-URL for September 27, 1999 (Sep 27, 1999, 15:38)
PRNewswire: Inprise Announces JBuilder Java 2 Just-In-Time Compiler for Linux (Sep 27, 1999, 14:34)
"The new JIT...increases the performance of Java 2 applications
BW: Vovida Networks Announces Expanded Suite of VoIP Software Products (Sep 27, 1999, 14:29)
"Since our release of Linux-based, open source implementations
of MGCP, RTP, H.323 Annex F and SIP, we have had more than 5,000
downloads of the protocols in the last three months and countless
requests for information concerning the rest of our business."
Linux development kernel 2.3.18ac9 released (Sep 27, 1999, 00:20)