Developer Linux News for Jul 11, 2000
Borland.com: Inprise/Borland Will Radically Simplify Apache Web Application Development (Jul 11, 2000, 23:21)
"Inprise/Borland) today announced full support of native
database driven Apache Server applications in its forthcoming Linux
developer tool set code named "Kylix." The Kylix project, planned
to be available later in 2000, will enable rapid Web application
development for the Apache Web Server on the Linux operating system
(OS), and for the Windows platform in an upcoming version of
LinuxPR: Easy Software Products Releases ESP Print Pro v4.1
(Jul 11, 2000, 20:00)
"ESP Print Pro v4.1 is the newest production (stable) release of
ESP Print Pro. It provides many new features from the 4.0.x
releases, including a new Level 3 PostScript RIP, a new PDF filter,
IPP/1.1 support, banner page support, user-defined printers and
options, and LPD client support."
BW: Corel Strikes Deal with Andara Technologies (Jul 11, 2000, 19:50)
"Corel LINUX OS OEM and WordPerfect Office 2000 for Linux OEM
will be bundled with Andara's mid-range PCs and workstations."
PRNewswire: Linux Community Renews its Commitment to Sun's StarOffice 5.2 Suite (Jul 11, 2000, 19:39)
"Caldera Systems, Inc., Red Hat, TurboLinux Corp., SuSe,
MandrakeSoft, Conectiva Inc., Definite Software PLC, Stormix
Technologies Inc., MacMillan, and Easy Information Technology GMBH
are just a few of the companies that have signed redistribution
LinuxPR: Danka Supplies ESP Print Pro Licenses for Linux Users
(Jul 11, 2000, 19:33)
"ESP Print Pro licenses provided free of charge for Danka
customers. Test versions and program licensing at Danka Deutschland
will start in July."
BW: Dataram Unveils Memory for Silicon Graphics Newest Windows NT and Linux Workstations (Jul 11, 2000, 19:31)
"Rejuvenating its strategy in the windows-based workstation
market, SGI's 230 and 330 newest models aim to leverage
industry-standard, off-the-shelf components with an improved focus
PRNewswire: Lineo and Hitachi to Enable Wireless Internet and Broadband Services... (Jul 11, 2000, 19:25)
"The collaboration will enable manufacturers to develop devices
and technologies such as wireless-enabled handhelds and car
information systems at a low-cost while maintaining high
performance, innovation and profitability."
PRNewswire: Steven G. Rothmeier and Alex Serge Vieux Join Lineo Board of Directors (Jul 11, 2000, 19:21)
"Rothmeier is the chairman and CEO of Great Northern Capital, a
private investment management, consulting and merchant banking
firm. Vieux is the founder and CEO of DASAR Brothers, a leading
international media group in the IT sector."
The Register: German ruling loosens MS lock on reselling of Windows (Jul 11, 2000, 19:02)
"The fallout from this, even in Germany, is however
substantially muted by a cunning plan Microsoft prepared earlier.
... Microsoft has of course been going over to bios-locked
installations that will only run on a particular machine, and
protected medialess delivery..."
GNULinux.com: Burning Up Those CD's in Linux (Jul 11, 2000, 18:44)
"What you will need: ... 2. Knowledge of how to recompile a
kernel, or can wing it pretty well."
LinuxPR: WiredX.net Launches Officially
(Jul 11, 2000, 18:10)
"...WiredX.net will be able to convert several millions of
Windows desktops to X terminals instantly."
LinuxPR: Proven Accounting's... Accounting System Now Available via Linux Installers and Dealers (Jul 11, 2000, 17:56)
"In changing to this method of distribution, Proven Accounting
recognizes the need for competent local installation and support to
have successful linux installations in the small to midsized
Fairfax IT: HTML Office: coming soon, believe it or not (Jul 11, 2000, 14:55)
"...here's the scenario... HTML/XML is the new Office
presentation layer and the browser is its display device. Except
for IE, 32-bit Windows is gone. With HTML Office, the hard work
happens at the other end of the wire on a Windows 2000
VNU Net: US web device maker [NICC] seeks European partners (Jul 11, 2000, 13:54)
"A spokesman for the manufacturer said it was talking to a
number of European content providers about providing content for
the appliance when it launches in Europe."
LinuxPR: Common UNIX Printing System 1.1 Released
(Jul 11, 2000, 13:16)
"CUPS 1.1 is the newest production (stable) release of CUPS. It
provides many new features from the 1.0.x releases, including a new
Level 3 PostScript RIP, a new PDF filter, EPSON printer drivers,
IPP/1.1 support, banner page support, and LPD client support."
LinuxPower: The Linux Desktop Wars; Chapter Two Begins Now (Jul 11, 2000, 12:04)
"So as the two projects get ready to roll out their 2.0 releases
it can seem that they stand shoulder to shoulder in the battle for
users. While it is hard to get good figures it seems like the GNOME
community have managed to close the gap in user mass that KDE
managed to establish as a result of being first to market and as a
part of that also having a maturity lead."
Daily Yomiuri On-Line (Japan): Linux is set to start going places (Jul 11, 2000, 07:28)
"It seems as though the cuddly penguin--the mascot for the Linux
operating system--is forever forging into new territory."
VNU Net: The net shakes up software licensing (Jul 11, 2000, 06:44)
"Some people have been able to run very large internet sites for
license costs of a few thousand dollars, so we're not sure yet how
we capture that value. But it certainly isn't by using our
traditional licensing models."
CNET News.com: Ellison's not-quite-a-PC fetches top dollar on Amazon (Jul 11, 2000, 01:40)
"Although analysts have questioned the ultimate viability of
Larry Ellison's network computer venture, the first 10 of the new
devices sold for a hefty $1,650 each in an auction on Amazon.com
Linux development kernel 2.4.0-test3 released (Jul 11, 2000, 00:04)