Developer Linux News for Apr 26, 2000
Wired: On Opening Up the Windows (Apr 26, 2000, 23:57)
"Since breaking up the company has been viewed so negatively by
the stock market, how would another possible remedy -- forcing the
company to open up the source code to its Windows operating system
-- affect the industry?"
The Standard: The Latest GIF Tiff (Apr 26, 2000, 22:54)
"AccuWeather.com announced that it would in the next month cease
distributing weather maps and other weather graphics to its clients
using the GIF file format, opting to send out its images with the
open-source PNG standard instead."
Nature.com: Correspondence: Open-source work even more vital to genome project than to software (Apr 26, 2000, 22:43)
"We wish to point out some analogies between the human genome
sequencing efforts and 'open-source' software development, which
have implications for the data-release policy of the public
LinuxPorts.Com: Consultants HOWTO - Self Update Released (Apr 26, 2000, 22:13)
"The Consultants HOWTO is the largest single source for any
company or individual to find Linux Consultants."
Wired: Breakup Good for MS? (Apr 26, 2000, 21:07)
"But while Microsoft laments, a number of antitrust experts and
business analysts are arguing that a breakup could well be a good
thing for Microsoft, its shareholders, and consumers."
BW: Wombat Games Announces Dark Zion... (Apr 26, 2000, 20:59)
"...will be released for the Windows, Linux and Macintosh
platforms... Wombat Games will release parts of the game as open
source, and has already released one library as open source."
BW: MontaVista Extends Technical Reach With Regional Design Centers (Apr 26, 2000, 20:43)
"Arizona and New Hampshire Teams to Expand High Performance I/O
and Networking Capabilities in Hard Hat Linux"
LinuxPR: TeamLinux Extends National Presence with Fourth Acquisition in Three Weeks (Apr 26, 2000, 20:05)
"TeamLinux Corporation today announced the acquisition of
Austin- based Three-Sixteen Technical Services. TeamLinux provides
professional services and consultation to the growing open source
and Linux marketplace."
BW: NovaStor Announces a Powerful Range of Backup Software for Linux; (Apr 26, 2000, 20:00)
"NovaNET 8 for Linux offers users a cost-effective and powerful
backup software solution for all of the popular Linux
Linux Magazine: Tim Machine A Conversation With the Man Behind the Animal Books [Tim O'Reilly] (Apr 26, 2000, 19:50)
"How did you first get into Unix? ... At the very beginning I
was a contract tech writer. The first book that I developed on my
own was actually an early version of Unix in a Nutshell."
BW: Merlin Software Announces Agreement With Ecommerce Site LinuxMall.com (Apr 26, 2000, 19:36)
"LinuxMall.com will sell Merlin's PerfectBACKUP+ Linux backup
and crash recovery software from their top Linux site."
BW: MSC.Software Reports Revenue Growth of 28% for the First Quarter of 2000 (Apr 26, 2000, 19:25)
"MSC.Software is capitalizing on the advantages of the Linux
operating system for high performance computing, and the Web as a
complementary channel to product distribution."
ZDNet/Reuters: Sony picks Psion over MS, Palm (Apr 26, 2000, 19:21)
"The deal will raise Symbian's profile in the United States,
where many analysts see the portable device battle as a fight
between Palm and Microsoft."
Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #45 Is Out (Apr 26, 2000, 19:13)
PRNewswire: ELSA Introduces Its NEW 3D Accelerator for Stunning Gaming Realism and Speed (Apr 26, 2000, 19:07)
"...GLADIAC will support all DVI and analog displays. ...will
include drivers for... Linux..."
Linsider: Snapshot: Linux Desktop Players (Apr 26, 2000, 18:57)
"The big news of the week related to the Linux desktop broke
yesterday: Applix announced that it had spun off its Linux division
into a new wholly-owned subsidiary. The new company, called
VistaSource will also be providing new licensing options for the
source code to ApplixWare, though it won't be an open source
BW: Intel and Bluepoint to Establish Linux Technical Support Center in China (Apr 26, 2000, 18:06)
"The center will deliver services to integration providers,
Linux solution providers and end users."
Havoc Pennington: X desktop group (Apr 26, 2000, 18:01)
"There's been slow but steady progress on desktop
interoperability and shared technology over the last half-year or
so; XDG is more an attempt to formalize this existing progress than
it is a new project."
LinuxPR: Open CASCADE stable version 3.0 available (Apr 26, 2000, 17:25)
"WOK, the Open CASCADE development environment (available on
Linux and Unix platforms only) is designed to accomodate a large
number of developers working on a variety of products."
VNU Net: White House briefed on Microsoft's fate (Apr 26, 2000, 16:39)
"This represents the first time the White House has been
directly involved in the Microsoft litigation since analysts
reviewed the economic significance of the case last year."
BW: Wireless Developer Network Joins The O'Reilly Network (Apr 26, 2000, 16:32)
"The Wireless Developer Network is the premier online community
for software developers interested in mobile computing and wireless
communications. The portal features content in the form of
articles, columns, product reviews, jobs, and tutorials designed to
keep its audience on the cutting edge in this fast-moving
National Post: Linux unit [VistaSource] set to compete for office market (Apr 26, 2000, 16:16)
"Ready to take on big guns: Offers 'complete set of office
productivity solutions' "
GNOME Summary April 13-25, 2000 (Apr 26, 2000, 16:09)
freedesktop.org, gnome-utils, gtk--, Sawmill name change, mini
icons, Eazel funding, GTK news, Nautilus news, software
LinuxPlanet: Word to the Wise... WordPerfect 9: Easing the Move from Word (Apr 26, 2000, 14:38)
"While there are some software design issues that kept our
enthusiasm for the product muted, and some interface issues that
will cause more experienced Linux users a moment's pause, it's
still a quality product for any level of user."
ZDNet UK: British town halls get the Linux bug (Apr 26, 2000, 11:20)
"These are also among the first instances of Linux public sector
take-up within Europe."
AppWatch: Samba 2.0.7 released (Apr 26, 2000, 08:47)
Samba 2.0.7 released - part 2 (Apr 26, 2000, 05:08)
Wired/Reuters: Microsoft: 'Not So Fast There, Pierre' (Apr 26, 2000, 03:09)
"'What we are arguing with is these stories about the source
code publishing which are dangerous for intellectual
UPDATE: The American Prospect: Should Public Policy Support Open-Source Software (Apr 26, 2000, 02:08)
"Round Two is now online. Lawrence Lessig joins us as a
participant this round."
BW: Red Hat Announces Availability of Embedded Linux Developer Products and Support (Apr 26, 2000, 01:58)
"The Red Hat Embedded DevKit (EDK) begins shipping immediately
and answers the demand for open source software and tools in the
growing embedded space, which includes Internet appliances and
Linsider: Snapshot: Linux Desktop Players (Apr 19, 2000, 16:08)
"Eazel draws up funding (in a big way), Applix spills its bean
(counter), and Mozilla gets stuck on a slide and put under the
microscope. Linsider shows you who said what about the Linux
Desktop for the week of April 12th - 19th, 2000."