Developer Linux News for May 26, 2000
TechWeb: Clock Ticks Toward Judgment In Microsoft Case (May 26, 2000, 23:07)
"U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson is expected to rule
on a remedy as early as next week."
LinuxPR: Open Source software and Training Challenges Microsoft
(May 26, 2000, 22:58)
"By combining the basic Linux operating system with tools to
make the system easy to install, configure and operate, it is more
friendly and accessible to end users and programmers alike."
LinuxWorld: Simply useful - Meet some spare and powerful desktops for Linux (May 26, 2000, 22:32)
"If I were configuring a desktop for others, I might use
something like the incredibly flexible Enlightenment desktop. It
creates a specialized environment that feels more like an appliance
than a computer. I'm not sure how to describe what I envision, but
it might help to think of it as the PalmPilot approach to the PC
Dave Whitinger: Component Architectures Decide the Future, or The Desktop Decides The Future, Part 2 (May 26, 2000, 22:05)
"A massive amount of people simply could not grasp the point I
was trying to make, so the article you are reading has been written
in order to attempt to make my point understood. I'd love to get
feedback on this edition of the article, however, my only
requirement is that you carefully read the words below before
registering your opinion. I will give you the same courtesy."
InfoWorld: Corel gains extra financing, loses key staff (May 26, 2000, 21:18)
"Alarm bells had rung regarding Corel's financial standing when,
in a filing last month with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission, the company said it could run out of cash in 90 days if
its planned merger with development tools vendor Inprise didn't
LinuxPR: Matra Datavision Wins Major New Service Contract for Development of Samtech Open CASCADE (May 26, 2000, 20:13)
"Matra Datavision provides open source modeling components and
specific application development expertise over a five-year
LWN: SourceForge Access To Intel Itanium Processor Prototype Systems (May 26, 2000, 20:08)
"SourceForge, the world's largest Open Source development
center, is now offering developers access to Intel Itanium
processor prototype systems."
VNU Net: Cash boost for struggling Corel (May 26, 2000, 19:38)
"Troubled Canadian software developer Corel has secured some
much needed cash by agreeing to sell equity worth C$15m (£5m)
to investment firm Canaccord Capital."
Linux development kernel 2.4.0test1-ac2 released (May 26, 2000, 19:29)
ZDNet: Microsoft Next Gen: A Guide for the Perplexed (May 26, 2000, 17:25)
"Next Generation Windows Services, or NGWS... It's a framework
for how Microsoft is going to start offering software in the form
of revenue-renewable services. Think 'subscription model.' Think
'hosting.' Think Microsoft Internet Strategy Day (Dec. 7, 1995)
QNX Gets Embedded PDQ (May 26, 2000, 16:42)
"QNX is teaming with 3Com and Hitachi Semiconductor, working
with each company's appliance or embedded device divisions to
develop platforms that will support their products'
LinuxMall.com: Linux Ready to RUMBA (May 26, 2000, 16:32)
"NetManage, a host access software provider, plans to offer its
line of server and client Web-to-host products and development
tools on the Linux platform."
LinuxPlanet: Spinning a Web with the Penguin (May 26, 2000, 15:34)
"...Linux has been always able to produce HTML code, of course.
Just run emacs, cobble some code together, and save the file as
*.html. There's your Web page. That's probably the simplest way to
generate Web content, but it's like rowing a boat with a spoon when
there are two perfectly good oars in the bottom of the boat."
Linux.com: The Evolution of a Free Software Toolkit (May 26, 2000, 13:22)
"GTK+ forms a significant part of the functionality of end-user
Linux applications and has far exceeded the original expectations
of the authors."
Ottawa Citizen: Corel lands $30 million in financing, loses 2 execs (May 26, 2000, 11:35)
"But chief executive Michael Cowpland said yesterday it will
could be another two weeks before Corel can reveal specific plans
to cut operating costs by $40 million."
Linux development kernel 2.4.0test1-ac1 released (May 26, 2000, 08:47)
Linux Journal: Corel's Cruel Karma - When
really bad things keep happen ing to a really good company (May 26, 2000, 08:00)
"This is a shame. Corel makes good products, one of which (in
the form of Corel WordPerfect Office 2000 for Linux) was on display
at LINUX Canada last week. And insiders at both companies are said
to be enthusiastic about a Corel/Inprise/Borland future, one which
would combine the engineering and development talent of
Inprise/Borland with the significant mindshare of Corel."
LinuxPR: Easy Software Products Releases ESP Print Pro v4.1b4
(May 26, 2000, 05:09)
"...the fourth beta release... offers several bug fixes and
enhancements, including completely updated documentation."