Developer Linux News for Jan 26, 2000
PRNewswire: Inprise/Borland Announces Borland C++Builder 5 (Jan 26, 2000, 23:57)
"This breakthrough release brings together Borland's industry
standard C++ development environment with the latest Internet
standards, XML and HTML 4, delivering the highest-performance web
PRNewswire: HICOMP Unveils New Online Backup Module to Support SAP R/3 for Linux (Jan 26, 2000, 23:53)
"The strategic integration of Linux in HICOMP's backup strategy
gives system administrators a backup tool that provides full
coverage of all enterprise system platforms."
BW: Advances in Network Integration, Hardware & Software Support & OS Upgrades Headline...LinuxWorld (Jan 26, 2000, 23:47)
"When enthusiasts, vendors and developers gather at LinuxWorld
Conference & Expo in New York City beginning February 1, they
will be greeted by a tidal wave of new industry innovations,
initiatives, and companies."
ZDNET UK: WinCE applications on a Linux PDA announced (Jan 26, 2000, 22:31)
"Embedix PDA is a Windows CE compatible software layer that runs
on top of the Lineo Embedded Linux platform."
InfoWorld: Sun set to ship Solaris 8 (Jan 26, 2000, 22:20)
"...there is no Unix marketplace anymore. It's a Solaris
marketplace," and insisting, "this is the platform to bet your
future company on."
Ext2: The best feature of Linux (Jan 26, 2000, 22:08)
"The Internet helps bring the world together, regardless of
country, ethnicity, or wealth."
The British Computer Society: Living without Windows (Jan 26, 2000, 20:53)
"The emergence of the Linux operating system, with its penguin
motif, has brought the idea of a non-Windows desk-top tantalisingly
close, for both home and office use."
Midgard Weekly Summary for 26th of January, 2000 (#29) (Jan 26, 2000, 20:24)
"Midgard is a freely-available Web application development and
publishing platform based on the popular PHP scripting
LinuxPR: RIMS Moves its Leading Applications to Linux with MERANT (Jan 26, 2000, 19:21)
"RIMS provides healthcare benefits administration systems and
transaction processing for clients including PPOs, managed care
organizations, insurance companies, self-administered corporations
and third party administrators."
ComputerWorld: DVD dispute targets Norwegian teen-ager (Jan 26, 2000, 19:17)
"Johansen says the encryption codes on DVDs don't provide copy
protection; they simply control playback."
LinuxDevices.com: Lineo "Licensing" Linux? (Jan 26, 2000, 18:49)
"Licenses for Linux?" you ask. Since "licenses for Linux" is a
bit of an oxymoron, we asked Bryan Sparks, Lineo's CEO, to clarify
Lineo's Embedix Linux licensing strategy."
Electronics Weekly: Lineo ships Embedix Linux 1.0 (Jan 26, 2000, 18:23)
"Embedded versions of Linux could prove key in consumer
electronics devices whose low price means that manufacturers of
such devices need a very low cost operating system and often cannot
justify Microsoft's relatively high licensing costs for Windows
FreeOS.com: Interview with Mike Cowpland, Corel Corporation (Jan 26, 2000, 18:18)
"The company is now helping develop the fast growing Linux
platform; in fact, Corel plans to port a majority of its
applications to Linux."
Electronics Weekly: Transmeta's Crusoe chip greeted by mixed reaction (Jan 26, 2000, 17:57)
"Reactions to Transmeta's Crusoe chips were mixed last week,
some dismissing it as another Pentium clone, others seeing it as a
major advance in microprocessor technology."
VNU NET: IBM making good progress on open source plan (Jan 26, 2000, 17:53)
"We will open source limited portions of AIX-Monterey and S390
to help Linux be better."
VNU NET: Crusoe: Is it a chip wreck? (Jan 26, 2000, 17:42)
"But if it turns out that the software is full of bugs, then it
could be the shortest lived 'great white hope' in history."
PC Week: Mobile Linux delay nips Transmeta (Jan 26, 2000, 16:58)
"If Mobile Linux had been ready to launch last week, there may
have been less hype around Transmeta Corp.'s Crusoe processor and
more excitement about the operating system that will run on
InfoWorld: IBM rolls out Unix porting tool for AS/400 (Jan 26, 2000, 16:37)
"The new technology is compatible with AIX and the upcoming
Monterey operating systems and, according to Jarman, will
eventually support Linux applications."
The Register: Big Blue blocks Sun in Java lather (Jan 26, 2000, 16:17)
"IBM beat Sun to market with Java for Linux, announcing
separately-negotiated distribution deals with Caldera Systems, Red
Hat and TurboLinux. A similar deal with SuSE is expected."
The Register: Young DeCSS developer rudely arrested (Jan 26, 2000, 16:06)
"Following several hours of questioning, young Johansen was
charged with gaining unauthorised access to data and copyright
infringement, serious allegations for which he could serve time in
gaol if convicted."
CNET News.com: Lineo gets set-top box software license deal (Jan 26, 2000, 15:43)
"Under the deal, Bast is licensed to build 50,000 set-top boxes
with the Lineo software, Lineo said."
CNET News.com: Copyright defendant Napster finds its code posted (Jan 26, 2000, 15:40)
"Stanford University senior David Weekly posted a page
describing the Napster protocol, or the way Napster's servers
communicate with users' computers and transfer information."
CNET News.com: IBM exec touts Linux as key to Net evolution (Jan 26, 2000, 15:31)
"I understand that people using AIX will want to make it as easy
as possible to port Linux applications to AIX. We will definitely
use AIX to help Linux a lot. A lot of people involved with AIX are
the people involved in helping Linux grow."
PRNewswire: O'Reilly and VA Linux Announce the Journal of Linux Technology (Jan 26, 2000, 15:03)
"New Magazine is in-Depth Technical Journal for the Linux
BW: Phoenix Technologies Provides System Enabling Software Support for Transmeta Linux Systems (Jan 26, 2000, 14:43)
"Enabling Internet access is a critical component of our
strategy and we believe the Caruso family of processors will
accelerate the growth of new mobile Internet computers..."
TechWeb: Sun Wins Partial Victory In Ongoing Java Case (Jan 26, 2000, 07:30)
"A federal judge in San Jose, Calif., has partially reinstated
the preliminary injunction granted against Microsoft."
LinuxPR: LinuxPorts.Com: Now accepting preorders for OpenSource Book. (Jan 26, 2000, 07:09)
"After a long wait we are please to announce that we are taking
preorders for Developing Linux Applications: KDE Edition featuring
Linux.com: Setting Up the SBLive 128 With Linux (Jan 26, 2000, 06:54)
"A while ago, I bought myself an SBLive! Value 1024 with
Cambridge Soundworks Four Point Surround. I think this is one of
the better price/quality setups around."
ZD NET/Reuters: DVD hacker arrested in Norway (Jan 26, 2000, 06:39)
"A Norwegian teenager has been charged with distributing a
software program that enables users to make unauthorized copies of
DVD movies, police said on Tuesday."
Money.com: Can Linux prosper? (Jan 26, 2000, 06:30)
"The big question is whether the small Linux upstarts "will they
be able to get the scale before the big software companies decide
to jump in."
Kernel Cousin Wine #27 Is Out (Jan 26, 2000, 06:25)
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