Developer Linux News for May 28, 2000
LinuxWorld: Remedies are futile - Resistance is relevant (May 28, 2000, 19:59)
"Not only will this supposed remedy have absolutely no effect on
Microsoft (except, perhaps, to strengthen it, as AT&T was
strengthened by its breakup in 1984), but it is probably just what
Microsoft wanted all along."
internet product watch: OpenSales AllCommerce / OpenSales Retailer (OpenSales, Inc.) (May 28, 2000, 19:25)
"The initial release of the OpenSales modules are free to
download and are available now."
Linux Journal: An Interview with Lars Wirzenius [Kernel Developer] (May 28, 2000, 18:54)
"So sit back and enjoy a few words from some of the folks who
helped make Linux possible!"
Electronic Commerce Guide: The Cold War Bits -- Part II (May 28, 2000, 18:19)
"Security is another issue where open source handily beats
closed systems. Since thousand of developers have access to the
Linux source code, it can be reasonably assumed that the level and
amount of information collected and disbursed to "third parties"
will be limited at the OS level. In closed systems, how do you know
what is being sent back? You really don't."
Electronic Commerce Guide: The Cold War Bits -- Part I (May 28, 2000, 16:26)
"Linux is not only the fastest growing operating system but it
now runs more Web servers and than any other OS used for the
Internet. Why? Perhaps the best answer is that Open Source directly
connects users with developers."
32BitsOnline: Heavy Gear II for Linux [Review] (May 28, 2000, 16:02)
"In a nutshell, the best Mecha/Robot game has finally come to
Linux. If you are interested in Japanese anime, Gundam, Macross,
Votoms, Heavy Gear 2 will surely appeal to you."
LinuxDev.net: Developing GNOME Applications with Gnome-Python (May 28, 2000, 13:54)
"In this article we'll show you how you can use the Gnome-Python
module for creating GNOME applications with Python. Can Python, the
interpreted, object oriented (OO), high-level programming language
that has become so widely popular among programmers, really be used
for creating GUIs? Of course it can! In fact, you can create whole
GNOME applications with it. Using this Python module, creating
GNOME applications will be easier and faster. To fully understand
the discussions in this article, you need some basic knowledge
about GNOME and Python programming."
Linux development kernel 2.4.0test1-ac3 released
(May 28, 2000, 13:34)
Linux.com: Taking the Plunge: Compiling the Kernel (May 28, 2000, 05:08)
"It's always a good idea to recompile your kernel after you
install Linux. Why? The "stock" kernel that is installed is
somewhat bloated, because it tries to support a wide range of
hardware. Also, it may not contain support for a certain feature
that you require, such as IP Masquerading (using a Linux computer
as a "gateway" in order to share an Internet connection)."