Developer Linux News for Jul 24, 2000
LinuxWorld: Downhome NFS - The system is stable, but still in the works (Jul 24, 2000, 23:40)
"It's a network file system so resilient it can go on reading
and writing files even when the servers are down. But like so many
things Linux, it's very much a work in progress."
LinuxPR: WIREX, Developer of 'Immunized' Linux Server Appliance Software, Releases Immunix OS 6.2 (Jul 24, 2000, 23:28)
"These technologies provide security bug tolerance, meaning that
even if a security vulnerability is found in one of the programs
supplied with Immunix OS, the vulnerability most likely will not be
exploitable by attackers."
GNULinux.com: Thinkfree Office Review (Jul 24, 2000, 23:09)
"They're built to be an 'integrated' solution for those people
who are constantly on the go, thin clients, and for those of us who
are absolutely sick of the oversized hard-drive consuming office
suites that end up being about a gig in size. ThinkFree includes
ThinkFree Write (word processing) ThinkFree Calc (spreadsheet) and
ThinkFree Show (presentations) with more being slated for the near
LinuxPR: LinuxMagic VPN Firewalls: For home or small office use
(Jul 24, 2000, 21:20)
"Now, a cheap and secure way to protect yourself, with ENCRYPTED
tunnels to allow you to share computers across the Internet
PRNewswire: Moonlight Systems Rounds Out Executive Team With Senior Engineering Talent (Jul 24, 2000, 21:01)
"Winner joins the company immediately, and will lead development
efforts for a family of applications for Linux server environments
that the company plans to begin delivering in the fourth quarter of
PRNewswire: First Source Bolsters Its Linux Portfolio with BRU Backup Products From EST (Jul 24, 2000, 20:57)
"BRU is the reliable backup solution designed to assure accurate
restores. Compared to traditional backup approaches, BRU provides
data verification, error detection and recovery capabilities to
restore all files with their original attributes intact."
LinuxPR: Proven Software Releases Time Billing Module for Proven CHOICE Accounting System for Linux (Jul 24, 2000, 20:25)
"As with all Proven CHOICE programs, users of the CHOICE Time
Billing may user either a graphical or a character based
NewTek wants to know: Linux or Alpha version of LightWave next? (Jul 24, 2000, 20:13)
"Ah, the day we can buy a site licence for the LightWave
renderer, and put it on a Beowulf cluster!"
Techweb: AOL Causes Microsoft To Lose Sleep (Jul 24, 2000, 20:02)
"Among the top 10 problems keeping Microsoft president and CEO
Steve Ballmer awake at night are slowing corporate growth, Linux,
and the Department of Justice's antitrust case. But Microsoft's No.
1 nightmare these days is America Online, according to
Kernel Traffic #77 By Zack Brown (Jul 24, 2000, 19:50)
Mailing list threads from the Linux Kernel Development Team.
The Register: Transmeta strikes .13 micron notebook stroke (Jul 24, 2000, 19:17)
"Transmeta is likely to be first to the market with .13 micron
technology available in notebooks, although sources familiar with
the firm's plans have said that it is now likely to be the second
half of next year before Crusoe products are widely avilable."
Tcl-URL! for July 24, 2000 (Jul 24, 2000, 19:13)
Tcl is a simple textual language, intended primarily for issuing
commands to interactive programs such as text editors, debuggers,
illustrators, and shells.
BSD Today: The extensible Sawfish (Jul 24, 2000, 19:08)
"If you live on the bleeding edge of development, Sawfish may be
your thing. Additionally, if you enjoy tweaking your configuration
and don't mind working with Emacs and some configuration files,
Sawfish may be exactly what you're looking for."
The Register: MS Win64 bacon to be saved by Intel downplaying Itanium? (Jul 24, 2000, 18:15)
"...Itanium being downgraded into a development platform
certainly throws Redmond a substantial lifebelt. ...the spectre of
Linux and the Unices grabbing all the mission critical 64-bit
server business while Win64 staggered would no doubt be haunting
KDE.org: Pre-2.0 KDE progress report (Jul 24, 2000, 16:00)
"Rest assured that we have worked most on improving stability,
so if the list of changes presented here doesn't impress, you
should find that the improvements in stability are reason enough to
upgrade. No-one likes working at a desk with wobbly legs!"
LinuxPR: Zero-Knowledge Releases First Tranche of Source Code; Previews Linux Version of Freedom... (Jul 24, 2000, 15:48)
"In this first source release, Zero-Knowledge will release the
source code of the Freedom Linux kernel interface. ...contains the
code that allows Freedom to intercept all incoming and outgoing
data from a computer..."
LinuxPR: New Security Audits Radically Reduce Cost of Securing Your Website
(Jul 24, 2000, 15:03)
"Built on an ASP model, the Desktop Security Audit is an
easy-to-use tool that enables users to determine if their computers
are vulnerable to over 460 different types of cyber-attacks..."
LinuxPlanet: Editor's Note: Industry vs. Movement (Jul 24, 2000, 13:10)
"Indulge me, for a moment, in a rememberance of all the great
software companies that popped up after the initial release of
Microsoft Windows 3.1, when the software industry was abuzz with
startups looking to cash in on that trendy new software."
Linux.com: GIMP for Newbies, Part 1 (Jul 24, 2000, 12:54)
"Hopefully, this article will help to demystify this wonderful
graphics program for Linux."
LinuxPlanet: Linux Networking: Using Ipchains (Jul 24, 2000, 12:26)
"Routing can be done using a number of network protocols but the
IP protocol is the one that is addressed in this article. IP is
also the protocol used on the Internet. The previous articles
address configuration of the IP protocol for network adapters on a
Kernel Cousin Samba #25 By Peter Samuelson (Jul 24, 2000, 05:05)
Samba is an open source software suite that provides seamless
file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients.
Korea Herald: First Korean-language Linux office software developed (Jul 24, 2000, 01:01)
"Haansoft Linux, its developer, said the new package will boost
the commercial use of the open-source OS, which competes with
Microsoft's market-dominating Windows."
Linux Journal: EasyLinux v1.2 [Review] (Jul 24, 2000, 00:01)
"As a self-proclaimed Desktop Linux distribution, EasyLinux
succeeds. It is really a robust operating system, very easy to
install and configure, and designed for the user who likes GUI and
doesn't know or doesn't want to know about console, terminal or any
kind of command-line option."