Developer Linux News for May 16, 2000
VNU Net: Inprise/Borland and Corel scrap merger (May 16, 2000, 21:48)
"The cancellation of the $1.07bn deal inked in February is said
to be by mutual agreement and Corel has waived any payment of
termination fees by Inprise/Borland, despite its current lack of
PRNewswire: Rackspace.com Partners With Akopia's Tallyman, and Mercantec for E-Commerce Solutions (May 16, 2000, 21:32)
"Rackspace.com chose to partner with Akopia, because its
Tallyman solution is one of the most popular, open-source,
electronic commerce applications for the Linux operating system.
Over 80 percent of Rackspace.com's customer base uses Linux
BW: Linuxcare Names Asia Pacific Managing Director, Opens Singapore Office (May 16, 2000, 21:13)
"Through its Singapore and other Asia Pacific locations,
Linuxcare will provide its professional services, technical
support, training and certification to enterprise Linux users and
partners from Korea through Australia."
BW: Inprise/Borland and Corel Terminate Proposed Merger (May 16, 2000, 21:05)
"Dale Fuller, Inprise/Borland interim president and CEO said,
"Much has changed since the merger was agreed to more than three
months ago, and our board concluded that it would be best to cancel
the merger on an amicable basis."
LinuxPR: Oracle Fills the Linux Tools Gap
(May 16, 2000, 20:32)
"New Versions of Oracle Business Components for Java and
Oracle® Forms Developer6i Round Out Industry's Most
Comprehensive Line of Linux Internet Software."
Linuxnewbie.org: Introduction to Linux Games (May 16, 2000, 19:35)
"One of the main arguments people use when considering switching
to linux is that "there are no games". This is simply not
SJ Mercury: Final version of Mac OS X will be delayed to 2001 (May 16, 2000, 19:09)
"The delayed release of a final product did not alarm analysts,
who pointed out that operating system upgrades -- most notoriously
those for Microsoft's dominant Windows family -- are typically
Tcl-URL! for May 16, 2000 (May 16, 2000, 19:00)
Tcl is a simple textual language, intended primarily for issuing
commands to interactive programs such as text editors, debuggers,
illustrators, and shells.
Linux kernel 2.2.16pre3 released (May 16, 2000, 18:04)
LinuxPlanet: Suites for the Sweet: StarOffice 5.2 (May 16, 2000, 16:55)
"For most users, StarOffice will provide everything they could
need and a few extras that show the software is designed with some
care and a sense of quality. We recommend it on the basis of its
own merits as well as its unbeatable price: free."
UPDATE: WirelessDevNet: Serving Up WAP with Enhydra (May 16, 2000, 16:36)
The source for this story became unavailable shortly after it
was posted; it's back now.
Information Week: Linux Faces Uphill Battle For The Desktop... (May 16, 2000, 16:30)
"There's just not enough application support for the upstart
operating system. Also, graphical user interfaces for Linux, while
vastly improved over the last year, could still do with some
Inter@ctive Investor: Investors cheer Inprise-Corel breakup (May 16, 2000, 15:43)
"Inprise/Borland announced April 28 that it had asked its
financial adviser for an updated opinion on the fairness of the
exchange ratio for its pending acquisition by the Canadian software
developer. Apparently, the adviser wasn't impressed."
Website on Kylix (Delphi & C++ Builder for Linux) (May 16, 2000, 13:20)
Byte.com: Interesting Times, Part II: Operating Systems OS Evolution In Action (May 16, 2000, 04:01)
"None of this OS development has happened overnight. Linux is
approaching 10 years, OS/2 is 12, and the 32-bit version is 8 years
old. BeOS is 5 years old, the original BSD is more than 15 years
and FreeBSD is close to 5 years. The granddaddy of operating
systems is IBM's OS/360, which in its current incarnation as
System/390, is just turning 36 this April."