Developer Linux News for May 30, 2000
Linux development kernel 2.4.0test1-ac6 released (May 30, 2000, 23:58)
Linux kernel 2.2.16pre6 released (May 30, 2000, 22:45)
BW: theKompany.com Adds Three to Growing Team (May 30, 2000, 21:58)
"theKompany.com welcomed Phil Thompson, developer of PyQt and
PyKDE, a package for using the Python programming language with Qt
and KDE development; and Max Judin, developer of KDE Studio, an IDE
tool for developing KDE applications for Linux."
BW: Corel and Rebel.com to Deliver Linux to the Enterprise Marketplace (May 30, 2000, 21:56)
"This new product will provide front and back-end support for
Linux as well as a migration path enabling computer users to move
freely between multiple platforms."
BW: Elfstone Software Releases the World's First Motif-Enabled Linux Distribution as Free Download (May 30, 2000, 21:43)
"Continuing on the path of making Linux a viable alternative for
the enterprise, Elfstone Software's mission is to advance
networking technologies by making them simpler and easier to use
along with improving upon their capabilities."
BW: ISDCorp Announces Strategic Agreement With ARM to Deliver Royal Linux for ARM Cores (May 30, 2000, 21:35)
"Following its successful demonstration and port of the Linux
kernel 2.2 to the ARM7 processor last November, ISDCorp will
provide Royal Linux for ARM partners."
ComputerUser.com: Common Sense About Windows2000 (May 30, 2000, 21:35)
"And then there are the major fans of open-source network
operating systems such as Linux and FreeBSD. You'll still need to
invest in support costs, but these network operating systems...are
fully capable of handling day-to-day business computing at a
fraction of the cost of other approaches."
Byte.com: QNX, Linux, And Windows - OS niches and evolutionary strategies (May 30, 2000, 21:00)
"What is QNX? It's a 32-bit, Unix-like real-time OS."
USA Today: Microsoft leans on political levers (May 30, 2000, 20:49)
"...what has made Microsoft's political survival strategy unique
is its "stealth" political campaign - a series of unusual, less
visible, ways it tries to shape the opinions of politicians and the
LinuxMall.com: Java Rides Oracle File System, Whips Beasts of Burden (May 30, 2000, 20:36)
"Because iFS offers browser-based access from any operating
system (OS), Oracle said that users are not constrained by the
Windows Explorer interface, and are free to access files using a
standard Web browser. Oracle added that this is useful for remote
access over dial-up lines or access from any other client machines
such as Linux, iMac and UNIX."
LinuxPR: WineHQ to be Hosted by Corel
(May 30, 2000, 20:09)
"Wine is an open source project aimed at creating an environment
that will allow Windows® applications to run directly on
non-Windows operating systems, including Linux."
LinuxPR: Corel Announces Strategic Alliance with Linux Technology Ltd.
(May 30, 2000, 20:08)
"Partnership brings Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux to Internet
Appliances and Worldwide Distributors."
GNULinux.com: Rebuilding the Linux Kernel for Complete Newbies (May 30, 2000, 17:19)
"Note: Kernel rebuilding is not for the squeamish. If you are
doing it for the first time, you should begin by backing up all
your important stuff and printing these instructions out before
going any further."
New York Law Journal: ASPs: Proceed With Care (May 30, 2000, 16:01)
"Three issues scream for attention: security, availability, and
functionality. How secure is the data? How available is the data?
Can a browser-based application have all the functionality of the
current generation of Windows applications?"
Information Week: Rivals Turn To Hosting To Break Microsoft's Market Grip (May 30, 2000, 15:31)
"Sun isn't the only vendor looking at hosting as a way to break
Microsoft's grip on the desktop-office suite market."
LinuxPlanet: Konquering the Web (May 30, 2000, 12:53)
"A friend, having looked at Konqueror's Web page, recently
dropped me a note: "What won't it do?" The answer is, not much--it
performs all the tasks you could imagine and some that you haven't
Kernel Traffic #69 By Zack Brown (May 30, 2000, 07:53)
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