Developer Linux News for Oct 28, 1999
GraphicsMuse: XFree86: Past, Present, and Future (Oct 28, 1999, 21:55)
"It wasn't until the release of X11R6, sometime back in 1994 or
1995, that XFree86 was incorporated into the X11
StatMarket: Lots of Noise, but not Numbers on Linux (Oct 28, 1999, 21:20)
"It seems that Linux is just the ultimate underdog (or penguin -
as "Tux" is the official Linux mascot). There is something that
just feels good about the open-source software model, especially
one that is free."
CNNfn: They won't do Windows (Oct 28, 1999, 21:08)
"Major personal computer makers are quietly working on products
that will not use Microsoft Corp.'s Windows, the operating system
that has cemented the software maker's market power."
DevShed: An Interview with Kevin A. Burton, the Developer of Apache JetSpeed (Oct 28, 1999, 18:57)
"In a nutshell Apache JetSpeed is an Open Source
Groupware/Messaging/Portal project. I guess you could think of it
as Lotus Notes meets Yahoo."
Software AG: EntireX DCOM on Linux - Release 4.1.2 (Oct 28, 1999, 18:29)
"EntireX DCOM is the glue allowing objects on different
computers to communicate through common protocols, including
Internet and Web-based protocols."
Midgard: Dial 'T' for troubleshooter (Oct 28, 1999, 18:22)
"Getting Midgard installed correctly is still by far the
commonest problem heard on Midgard's mailing list."
Midgard Weekly Summary for 27th of October, 1999 (#21) (Oct 28, 1999, 17:48)
KDE Development News: October 1999 [1/2] (Oct 28, 1999, 17:32)
LinuxPR: WebEvent 3.2b3 Released - Web calendar software (Oct 28, 1999, 16:54)
"Matador Design, Inc., has made available WebEvent 3.2b3 which
is the last beta release before the final version is released on or
before November 8, 1999."
Boston Globe: Keeping Crashes to a Minimum (Oct 28, 1999, 16:26)
"Sadly, just as it took several decades for automobiles to
become reliable, there is no way known yet to guarantee computers
will perform equally well."
ZDNET UK: Under the counter Definite Linux sells like hot cakes (Oct 28, 1999, 16:07)
"One vendor of NT printing software in fact confidentially
revealed that he had taken to selling boxes of Definite Linux,
acquired from the IT Forum next door, under the counter at his
stand. This unlikely Linux convert also confessed that editions of
this UK distribution of Linux were selling like hot cakes."
NY Times: Oracle to Form New Company for Network Computing (Oct 28, 1999, 15:44)
"The new computers will use the Linux operating system, Netscape
Navigator Web browser and an Intel microprocessor, Ellison
Network Computing: The Open Source Mystique (Oct 28, 1999, 15:24)
"I haven't heard of any significant new customers or developers
beating on Netscape's door just to get at the source code. Having
Microsoft on the Open Source bandwagon hasn't yielded much
BW: White Pine Linux Platform Solution Enables ISPs And ASPs To Extend...Services to Customers (Oct 28, 1999, 14:18)
"MeetingPoint is the industry's leading software for multipoint
IP-based conferencing. White Pine became the first multimedia IP
conferencing vendor to support the Linux operating system when it
joined as a Developer Partner with Red Hat."
Electronic Telegraph (UK): How to get Windows out of your system (Oct 28, 1999, 06:09)
"It's cheap. It's easy; underneath there's UNIX, which is about
as user-friendly as a cornered rat, but now it installs easily,
autodetects most hardware, has a choice of friendly graphical
interfaces, and installing software is almost as easy as on
Windows. It's constantly and rapidly improving. It's reliable. And
finally, it's different."
LinuxPR: MSC.Nastran available for Linux (Oct 28, 1999, 05:57)
"To cater to a growing Linux-using customer base, the world's
most widely used finite element analysis (FEA) program,
MSC.Nastran, has converted to the Linux operating system."
Forbes: Corel to benefit from Linux mania (Oct 28, 1999, 05:52)
"One of the nice things about playing in the Linux market is
that sometimes just the announcement itself is good enough [for a
pop in the stock]," he asserts. "Corel is a good sleepy business
and this will provide the sizzle."
ZDNET: Ellison: Linux-powered Net PC coming (Oct 28, 1999, 05:36)
"The new network-computer manufacturer, which, according to
Ellison, will adopt the discarded Network Computer Inc. moniker,
will unveil Intel-powered machines running the Linux operating
system and Netscape Navigator."
Kernel Cousin debian-hurd #21 Is Out (Oct 28, 1999, 00:32)
Linux development kernel 2.3.24 released (Oct 28, 1999, 00:26)
Linux kernel 2.2.14pre2 released (Oct 28, 1999, 00:19)