Developer Linux News for Jun 30, 2000
CNET News.com: IBM to overhaul its ThinkPad line (Jun 30, 2000, 23:27)
"IBM joined Fujistu, Hitachi and others supporting the Crusoe
chip. IBM's interest in Crusoe is driven by the chip's low power
consumption, offering the possibility of "squeezing a full day's
use out of one charge."
InfoWorld: Sun hits the mark with StarOffice Suite (Jun 30, 2000, 21:55)
"Although hundreds of feature additions and enhancements are in
this release of StarOffice, the most noticeable improvement
concerns interoperability with Microsoft Office formats."
BW: SpeechWorks Introduces the Open Speech Web; Supports Initiative With Open Source Products... (Jun 30, 2000, 21:11)
"...a series of initiatives to bring together speech services in
a manner that mirrors the evolution of the World Wide Web. The Open
Speech Web - a network of interconnected speech services - combines
technologies and products that will allow consumers to
`speech-surf' or to connect to any speech-enabled application,
simply by using spoken commands and the nearest phone."
ApacheWeek: Issue 205 30th June 2000 (Jun 30, 2000, 20:47)
"In this issue: Book Review: Administering Apache, In the news,
Featured articles and Ooops."
LinuxPlanet: Editor's Note: Microsoft Supports Linux! (Sort Of) (Jun 30, 2000, 17:03)
"...the basic thrust of the [Microsoft.net] intiative... signals
the death knell for Windows."
LinuxPR: Easy Software Products Releases HTMLDOC v1.8.8
(Jun 30, 2000, 15:25)
"HTMLDOC is provided under the GNU General Public License.
Commercial support for HTMLDOC is available for $99 US."
Linux Orbit: Helix GNOME 1.2 Part 1, How an upgrade/install SHOULD work (Jun 30, 2000, 15:15)
When updating the Spotlight recently, I visited the Helixcode
site and found the "Go GNOME" upgrade button. What followed was the
most pleasant upgrade experience I've ever had."
Salon: Microsoft's .Net: Visionary or vaporware? (Jun 30, 2000, 15:00)
"So ... it's an environment and an infrastructure and a platform
and a set of services and a whole bunch of different experiences.
This is the classic language of vaporware: Software products that
do not yet exist but that companies feel compelled to announce in
an effort to cow competitors and wow investors."
Smart Partner: C#: Yet Another Programming Language? (Jun 30, 2000, 14:22)
"Does the world really need another programming language? I
don't think so! And, more to the point, neither do any of the
programmers, I spoke to at PC Expo."
LinuxPlanet: You Say You Want an Evolution (Jun 30, 2000, 13:29)
"Though the GNOME desktop already has plenty of mail clients, a
calendar, and an address book, a certain level of integration has
been missing from the equation. Few of the mail clients, for
instance, take advantage of the address book. None of the programs
available offer the sort of all-in-one convenience of a Groupwise
or Outlook. Evolution was designed to change this, and provide
additional features along the way that may cause many non-GUI mail
hold-outs to take a second look."
AsiaBizTech: Japanese Linux to Debut in U.S. Market (Jun 30, 2000, 13:11)
"Yoshiyuki Fujimura, the president of Digital Factory sees the
upcoming alliance with Compaq as "a launch pad to enable Digital
Factory to become the first Japanese Linux distributor to take off
Canada Computes: Pysol an open-source delight for solitaire fans (Jun 30, 2000, 12:43)
"...Whatever your particular fancy, brain-dead entertainment or
serious mental stimulation, you will find a game for you here."
The Economic Times: Linux suitable for Indian firms (Jun 30, 2000, 10:50)
"For India, it is important to leap frog generations of
technology and go straight for the cutting edge one."
LWN: LinuxPPC releases Netscape Communicator 4.7.3 for the Linux/PowerPC (Jun 30, 2000, 06:02)
"New release underlines LinuxPPC's importance to Linux on
Linux Magazine: NetMAX: Born to Serve [Review] (Jun 30, 2000, 00:15)
"NetMAX provides the stability, power, and flexibility of Linux
in a tool that can create a GUI-based environment for multiple
users armed with browsers, all in remarkably little time."