Developer Linux News for May 31, 2000
ZDNet: Are You Being Served? An Introduction to PHP (May 31, 2000, 22:24)
"PHP can do anything you want, except sit on its head and spin.
With a little on-the-fly image manipulation and DHTML, it can
probably do that, too."
Linux development kernel 2.4.0-test1ac7 released (May 31, 2000, 21:22)
LinuxPR: Open For Bidness
(May 31, 2000, 21:15)
"After much due dilly, Mosaic Venture Partners has dropped two
million American dollars on our ascii. We're getting paid to turn
large and original ideas into real and revolutionary products."
LinuxPlanet: GNOME 1.2: A Giant GUI Leap (May 31, 2000, 20:42)
"...with last week's release of version 1.2, GNOME has attained
a level of reliability and overall "completeness" that elevates it
to the level of "ready for prime time."
PRNewswire: Elfstone Software and MSC.Software Announce Linux Team (May 31, 2000, 20:34)
"...Elfstone RTX has been chosen as core graphical interface
technology to bring MSC.Patran, the engineering industry's leading
modeling and simulation analysis software, to Linux platforms."
PRNewswire: Linux Goes 3D: Hypercosm Releases 3D Web Development Tools for Linux (May 31, 2000, 20:13)
"Hypercosm has made 3D graphics programming-accessible, an issue
of special importance to the growing legion of Linux users."
Midgard Weekly Summary for 31st of May, 2000 (#40) (May 31, 2000, 19:12)
Midgard is a freely-available Web application development and
publishing platform based on the popular PHP scripting language. It
is an Open Source development project.
Linux kernel 2.2.16pre7 released (May 31, 2000, 18:56)
CNET News.com: Microsoft preps final argument in antitrust case (May 31, 2000, 16:04)
"That ruling, which could come as early as tomorrow, sets the
stage for a potentially drawn-out appeal and brings the two-year
trial to an abrupt end."
spyLinux mini distro with Python (May 31, 2000, 15:28)
"spyLinux is a single disk ( tomsrtbt based ) distro with vi,
networking, and python."
TheGeek.org: On the Need for 'the Samba of Web Browsers' (May 31, 2000, 14:49)
"My topic today is something which I've been meaning to write
about, but which events today have convinced me that I must speak
up on immediately-- namely, the slow IE-ization of the Web, and
what it means for the Unix community."
Canada Computes: Siag a good suite of Linux-based office software - without the dancing
paperclip (May 31, 2000, 14:47)
"It consists of a word processor called "Pathetic Writer," (I
love that name!), a spreadsheet program called "Siag," an animation
program called "Egon Animator," a file manager, a text editor and a
program for viewing Postscript files."
CNET News.com: Napster-like technology takes Web search to new level (May 31, 2000, 11:41)
"This is just something we're doing to show what is possible,"
said Gene Kan, one of the programmers who has taken a lead on the
project. "We want to prove to the world that Gnutella is more than
just music piracy and child porn."
Linux Gazette #54 (June 2000) is available (May 31, 2000, 10:10)
"Linux Gazette...Making Linux just a little more fun!"
InfoWorld: Corel inks Internet appliance deal for Linux (May 31, 2000, 08:06)
"Under the deal, Corel will produce a North American version of
Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux that will be bundled with every
English version of Linux Technology's appliances."
Dispatches: Hooking up the schools (May 31, 2000, 07:01)
"Since Linux systems can be finicky, McGregor's group is
devoting much of its time to making sure the systems are stable and
as easy to use as a Mac or Windows PC."
E-Commerce Times: Message to Microsoft: Just Do It (May 31, 2000, 04:55)
"So what should Microsoft do? Drop the appeal. Swallow hard and
agree to work out a suitable plan for breaking up the empire."
Kernel Cousin Wine #45 By Eric Pouech (May 31, 2000, 03:51)
Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.
CNET News.com: AOL tests Linux-based Web appliance software (May 31, 2000, 00:25)
"Using free operating systems such as Linux allows a company to
avoid license fees that would likely otherwise have to be paid to a
company, such as Microsoft, that could supply a competing operating
system. It also gives a company more control over the operating