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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 if."

  • 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 (GPL)."

  • 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 organizations."

  • 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 year."

  • 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 must."

  • 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 information appliances."

  • 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 server."

  • 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 Tuesday."

  • 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 for C#."