Developer Linux News for May 15, 2000
Wired: DeCSS Gag Injunction Appealed (May 15, 2000, 22:50)
"The court's injunction is a prior restraint on free expression,
one of the most severe civil penalties in our legal system. Even a
momentary deprivation of the right to speak or publish causes
serious and irreparable harm, far more grave than any monetary
NewZilla: The unofficial Netscape 6 and Mozilla FAQ for newbies. (May 15, 2000, 22:34)
"The questions for this FAQ were collected from various
discussion boards on the web, various usenet newsgroups, and from
the articles of misinformed journalists."
Slashdot: Making Linux Easy With Eazel's Andy Hertzfield (May 15, 2000, 22:17)
"Andy Hertzfeld, Eazel developer and Macintosh forefather, is an
Open Source zealot. Forged in the fires of Steve Jobs and Bandley
3, Andy's leading the team to build a kinder, gentler interface for
our favorite operating system."
PRNewswire: SGI Brings Unparalleled Workstation Performance to Windows NT and Linux Users (May 15, 2000, 20:31)
"SGI today introduced next-generation Intel processor-based
workstations that deliver unparalleled system performance to
creative and technical professionals running either Windows or
Linux operating systems (OS). The systems ship with SGI VPro
graphics also announced by the company today."
New Zealand Herald: Housing NZ looks to Linux (May 15, 2000, 20:31)
"The change will bring possible savings of hundreds of thousands
LinuxPR: 3Com's Internet Appliance Division Teams with QNX
(May 15, 2000, 20:15)
"QNX Technology to be Integrated into Upcoming Internet
PRNewswire: ParaSoft to Present Newest Upgrade of WebKing at WebLA (May 15, 2000, 20:06)
"WebKing 2.0 is an advanced Web site testing solution that
prevents and detects errors in n-tier Web applications. ...runs on
Linuxnewbie.org: Gentus 2.0 First Look (May 15, 2000, 19:29)
"Once installation starts, one can see the RedHat resemblance
come through even more. The install screens are all the same,
questions the same, etc. The major differences are the colors
(splotchy green & yellow), and the ads. Yes, ads."
The Standard: How to Integrate Everything [MS Next Generation Windows Services] (May 15, 2000, 18:39)
"Microsoft is depending on NGWS to bootstrap the company from
the desktop market onto the Internet. ... If it can't win the
server market against Sun and Linux systems, Microsoft's industry
dominance is over."
LinuxProgramming: Open Source Motif: Too Little, Too Late (May 15, 2000, 18:33)
"Motif on Linux will overall be a good thing. I just am a little
suspicious of the timing of the release. LessTif--an Open Source
library released under the LPGL--is gaining momentum in the
marketplace and benefitting from a more stable code base. In
addition, KDE 2 should be released shortly."
LinuxMall.com: Stuck in the Middleware With You (May 15, 2000, 17:15)
"Sometimes the best way to win can be to avoid the fight. In the
software arena, many Open Source middleware developers are
promoting true choice through cooperation, enabling the user to
combine old favorite programs and languages with the latest
features rather than choose between them."
Kernel Traffic #67 By Zack Brown (May 15, 2000, 15:08)
LinuxPlanet: Leading and Bleeding with XFree86 4.0 and KDE 2 Beta (May 15, 2000, 15:04)
"This is an installation overview and a first impression of the
new KDE, not a tutorial."
CNET News.com: AOL instant messaging efforts may be at cross purposes (May 15, 2000, 14:23)
"AOL-owned Netscape Communications has hired an engineer, Robert
Ginda, who was expected to collaborate on another organization's
software that will let people exchange instant messages with
potentially any chat system on the Net, including AOL's."
CNET News.com: Start-up taps open-source messaging trend (May 15, 2000, 14:00)
"What RedHat is to Linux, Jabber.com will be to Jabber.org,"
Andre Durand, general manager and board member of the company, said
in an interview."
Linux Programming: The New Programmer's Road Map: Choosing an Editor (May 15, 2000, 13:06)
"There is a silent holy war--among many thousands, to be
sure--on the Internet. It can be found waging in newsgroups, chat
rooms, Web forums, and the like. It is about the editor of
LinuxStockNews: Exclusive Interview with Dr. Michael Cowpland of Corel (May 15, 2000, 11:15)
"The other advantage of using Wine is that if we do a native
port, no one benefits from our work."
Linux.com: In-Depth - The Linux USB Project (May 15, 2000, 11:06)
"Even though they have kept affected source code inside their
own directory, the Linux USB Project promises to bring about
changes in the kernel."