Developer Linux News for Jun 27, 2000
LinuxWorld: A call to arms - The pen is mightier than the boycott (Jun 27, 2000, 23:20)
"No, the thing that bugged me even more than that was that
Microsoft was doing this to Kerberos. Ironically, it was at exactly
this moment in time that Bill Gates wrote an editorial in Time
magazine in which he claimed to be a champion of open standards. As
LinuxPR: Show Me Yours and I'll Show You Mine
(Jun 27, 2000, 22:42)
"ShowMeLinux is an innovative new on-line magazine designed for
business professionals, and Linux enthusiasts alike. It's the
brainchild of Linux users and developers, and aims to be a simple
fresh voice explaining the virtues (and vices) of Linux."
PRNewswire: Microsoft's Breakup Could Trigger Tougher Competition in the Linux Market, IDC Says (Jun 27, 2000, 21:22)
"The remedies placed on Microsoft by Judge Thomas Penfield
Jackson could be bad news for players in the Linux market.
According to IDC, both desktop/personal productivity players and
Linux hardware startups could face more competition if Judge
Jackson's orders are not reversed."
CCN: Corel Signs Worldwide Deal with HP (Jun 27, 2000, 21:16)
"Corel today announced a worldwide OEM agreement with
Hewlett-Packard Company, a leading global provider of computing and
imaging solutions and services for business and the home."
CNET News.com: Major notebook players jump on Transmeta bandwagon (Jun 27, 2000, 21:13)
"Transmeta's Crusoe processor will debut in ultralight laptops
from IBM, Hitachi, Fujitsu and NEC in the second half of the year,
and more are to come."
LinuxMall.com: Kimberlite's Cluster Free to Open Source Suitors (Jun 27, 2000, 20:46)
"She uses off-the-shelf commodity hardware running virtually any
Linux distribution; she targets enterprise computing environments;
and she's just been released under the GNU General Public License
LinuxMall.com: Open Motif Bugs Squashed (Jun 27, 2000, 19:39)
"Metro Link has released an enhanced version of its Open
Motif--complete with bug fixes--for free FTP download. According to
Metro Link, the move brings the company that much closer to
establishing universal standards for selected software."
CNET News.com: HP deal gives Corel shares a boost (Jun 27, 2000, 19:13)
"...will bundle its Corel Print House 2000 with the HP ScanJet
4300C scanner, which is targeted to the home market."
VNU Net: Ballmer outlines Microsoft's .Net vision (Jun 27, 2000, 18:22)
"Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, stressed that the
transition will take time. But he also realised that the press and
analysts gathered at the company's Redmond headquarters for the
launch were having trouble with the .Net concept, despite several
hours of presentations and demos."
LinuxPR: New Accounting Programs for Linux Desktop
(Jun 27, 2000, 17:48)
"BestAcct is a real business accounting package with the
capabilities needed by real businesses and other
Borland.com: Inprise Introduces CLX: Next-generation Cross-platform Library, Component Framework (Jun 27, 2000, 17:04)
"CLX will be available in the forthcoming Linux version of the
Borland Delphi and C++Builder tools, code-named "Kylix". The Kylix
Project is a native rapid application development (RAD) environment
for the Linux operating system, and will also be incorporated into
the next Windows versions of Delphi and C++Builder."
VNU Net: PC giants unveil Transmeta-based notebooks (Jun 27, 2000, 15:07)
"Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM and NEC will unveil prototype models of
notebooks based on the low power processors. IBM will also confirm
plans to manufacture the Crusoe chips at its microelectronics
division, with full production expected in the second half of the
Geeks404.com: Gtkfind Review (Jun 27, 2000, 14:51)
"If you're tired of grep, and aren't too impressed with the
search capabilities of the GNOME File Manager, Gtkfind is a
LinuxProgramming: C Sharp, B Ware (Jun 27, 2000, 13:56)
"When Microsoft has its back against the wall, it typically
responds with some vague press announcements, promising to change
the world with some new, buzzword-compliant technology. Never mind
that the technology is usually nothing more than a vague concept,
but the announcement is usually enough to freeze competitors and
reassure the stock market that the Cash Cow known as Microsoft will
continue to grow."
BW: NetZero Unveils Linux Version of Z3 Software (Jun 27, 2000, 13:01)
"The Linux version of the Z3 software delivers near-identical
functionality to its Windows counterpart, which was enhanced
earlier this spring. Highlighting the Z3 software is a completely
redesigned ZeroPort, the custom navigational tool that is an
on-screen device for NetZero subscribers, providing instant
"speed-dial" to key Web sites and NetZero features."
BW: Centura Software Unveils Its Open Source Embedded db.star Database Family at PC Expo (Jun 27, 2000, 12:43)
Centura Software Corp., a global leader and provider of
solutions that mobilize the enterprise, announced today the launch
of db.star, its secure, high-performance open source ultra-small
footprint embeddable database solution for handheld devices.
Designed to run on platforms including Windows-powered Pocket PC,
Palm, and Linux, db.star helps facilitate instant access to
enterprise information dynamically and securely while away from the
office. Moreover, the db.star family facilitates the porting of
mobile applications between Pocket PC, Palm and Linux.
PRNewswire: Neoware Systems to Preview Second Generation Embedded Linux Software at PC Expo (Jun 27, 2000, 12:33)
"Neoware Systems, Inc. announced today that it is demonstrating
the newest version of its embedded NeoLinux operating system
software at PC Expo, June 27 through 29, at the Jacob Javits
Convention Center in New York. This preview of the next generation
of the NeoLinux operating system includes several new Neoware-
designed innovations targeted at the burgeoning market for
BW: Unify eWave Engine 2.0 Delivers Increased Performance and Comprehensive Support for
J2EE (Jun 27, 2000, 12:19)
"Unify Corporation , a leading provider of software solutions
for e-commerce, today announced Unify eWave Engine 2.0, the
industry's most advanced Enterprise JavaBeans 1.1 application
LinuxPR: Omnis Software Outlines A Low-Risk Approach To Linux For Businesses (Jun 27, 2000, 11:05)
"Omnis Software used the recent Linux@work roadshow to discuss
the real benefits of Linux for businesses, and how best to evaluate
and approach the technology to ensure the minimum possible risk.
Unlike much of the activity surrounding Linux recently, Omnis took
a very pragmatic approach to the problems of migrating from one
server operating system to another."
LinuxPR: Slick Penguin, Over 100 Contributions Posted.
(Jun 27, 2000, 10:53)
"Slick Penguin is pleased to announce that they have just passed
the 100 contributions mark over the past weekend."
Slashdot: PNG, MNG, JNG and Mozilla M17 (Jun 27, 2000, 09:05)
"Most browsers have supported PNG since at least late 1997 (when
Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer finally did),
but almost without exception, their support for alpha transparency
has been abominable."
Kernel Cousin Gimp #23 By Alex Harford (Jun 27, 2000, 02:49)
Newsletter of the Gimp developers' mailing list prepared by Alex
Harford. The Gimp is a high-end, open-source graphics application
which competes with Adobe Photoshop.
ZDNet: The 'fastest browser on Earth'? [Opera] (Jun 27, 2000, 01:52)
"Opera Software A/S will commercially launch the latest
iteration of its Windows browser, Opera 4.0, at PC Expo on
Kernel Traffic #73 By Zack Brown (Jun 27, 2000, 01:43)
Mailing list threads from the Linux Kernel Development Team.
ComputerWorld: Microsoft announces C#, submits standards proposal (Jun 27, 2000, 01:15)
"...Sun's early missteps with Java may have left the door open