Developer Linux News for Feb 25, 2000
E-Commerce Times: Lineo and Samsung Deliver Linux-Driven Internet Access (Feb 25, 2000, 23:08)
"The project, which is Samsung's first involvement with Linux,
will attempt to tap into what could be a potentially explosive
BW: Ericsson To Include Opera for Linux Browser Technology On the Internet Enabled Screen Phone (Feb 25, 2000, 23:07)
"Ericsson Mobile Communications and Opera Software A/S today
signed an agreement for the user of the Opera for Linux Internet
technology to enable World Wide Web Browsing on the Ericsson
Cordless Screen Phone..."
Webmonkey Radio: PHP: Past, Present, and Future (Feb 25, 2000, 23:03)
"In this interview, Rasmus Lerdorf, the creator of PHP, talks
about the unlikely origins of this open-source product. Then core
developers Stig Bakken, Andi Guttmans, and Zeev Suraski explain how
they came to work on PHP and discuss the evolution of the
Canada Computes: The 'little' Linuxes (Feb 25, 2000, 22:39)
"... it's useful to know that you can still install most
mainline Linux distributions on older PCs."
Slashdot: C++ Answers From Bjarne Stroustrup (Feb 25, 2000, 22:14)
"After 20-some years, it's obvious that object-oriented
programming is not a panacea. What are your thoughts on the future
of the OO paradigm?"
CRN: Corel Wants 50 Percent Of Revenue To Come From Linux Apps (Feb 25, 2000, 21:21)
"We're making alliances will many hardware and software
manufacturers to ensure that this platform is successful."
LinuxPR: SPIRO-Linux creator, Rick Collette, leaves Inventive Communications (Feb 25, 2000, 21:09)
"...a conversation with Rick Collette that outlined the details
of his departure from Inventive Communications..."
LinuxPR: Helios PCShare 3.0 to ship 2Q with support for Windows 2000 clients (Feb 25, 2000, 20:51)
"...a high-performance Windows compatible file and print server
running on Unix- and Linux-based servers with support for Windows
95, 98 and Windows NT and Windows 2000 clients."
BW: Corel To Headquarter Application Print Services Library Development on SourceForge (Feb 25, 2000, 19:57)
"By working with VA Linux Systems and the open source community,
we are helping to make advanced printing on Linux a simple
CNET News.com: Short Take: Ericsson to use Opera's Linux browser (Feb 25, 2000, 18:52)
"...in the Ericsson Cordless Screen Phone HS210..."
PRNewswire: ... The Facts Are Clear, A Windows Breakup Will Cost Consumers and IT Sector $30 Billion (Feb 25, 2000, 18:29)
"People are living in a fool's paradise if they think that the
Windows standard will remain intact if the product is divided...
Just look at what has happened with the Unix and Linux operating
systems where competing versions are nowhere near compatible."
ZDNET UK: CeBIT 20000: Linux International set for reorganisation (Feb 25, 2000, 18:06)
"Linux International, which coordinates the activities of open
source programmers and Linux companies of all sides around the
globe, will be split off into a number of national bodies."
ZDNET UK: Microsoft denies it will port its Office suite to Linux (Feb 25, 2000, 17:55)
"Openly proclaiming its distaste for the very idea of working
with or for Linux, a senior company representative told ZDNet that
while there may be a minority of those interested in the OS,
Microsoft wasn't one of them."
Linux.com: The Matthew Vernon interview (Feb 25, 2000, 17:20)
"Matthew Vernon is a Debian developer and a candidate for the
Debian Project Leader position. He maintains trn, word2x,
electric-fence, and other packages."
VNU Net: Engineers turn retired PCs into Linux warriors (Feb 25, 2000, 16:58)
"A group of US-based engineers has developed a way of enabling
businesses to turn their old PCs into Linux systems and networking
ZDNET UK: CeBIT 2000: "Consumer" Linux from Finland (Feb 25, 2000, 16:33)
"Best Linux offers an out-of-the-box basic operating system with
many of the more complicated applications disabled."
ZDNET UK: CeBIT 2000: Yopy is first Linux PDA (Feb 25, 2000, 16:22)
"This is the first in a new range of PDA devices from Samsung,
all of which will be based on Linux."
Wired: Prettying Up Linux (Feb 25, 2000, 16:16)
"But of all the things in Linux, this is the thing that's
missing. It must have a standard interface if they want the
revolution to go all the way to consumers."
The Register: Corel, S3 aim Linux at NT graphics arena (Feb 25, 2000, 16:03)
"S3 has had Linux drivers supporting FireGL's 2D facilities for
some time, but the 3D work is more recent."
Linuxcare: Application of the Week: Pan 0.7.6 (Feb 25, 2000, 07:40)
"Pan is an open source, graphical newsgroup client for
Linux Weekly News for February 24, 2000 (Feb 25, 2000, 07:12)
Front Page Features: The Story of an Implementation covers the
deployment of Linux in Jan III Sobieski Hotel, The Linux Desktop:
The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades., Report from Bangalore
IT.COM 99, IEEE Opposes UCITA and Speakers for Colorado Linux Info
Quest announced. Read it here.
Kansas City Star: KC computer firm gets $30 million in venture capital (Feb 25, 2000, 05:40)
"Atipa Linux Solutions is moving aggressively on several fronts
to position itself as a leading player in the expanding Linux
LinuxPR: Linuxcare's New German Office Extends Open-Source Software Support (Feb 25, 2000, 04:57)
"The new office will focus on delivering Linuxcare's services
and support expertise to independent software vendors (ISVs),
application vendors, dot-coms and the region's largest companies
VNU Net: BT ready to launch Dect-enabled gadgets (Feb 25, 2000, 01:27)
"The Linux-based device uses Dect technology to function
simultaneously as a cordless digital phone, email server, fax
machine, answering machine, address book with organiser and a