Developer Linux News for Jul 25, 2000
VNU Net: Linux development spec posted for review (Jul 25, 2000, 23:50)
"LDPS isn't intended to be a standard which tells distributions
what to do. Rather, it's a recommendation to third-party developers
about how they can create binaries that are likeliest to be
LinuxWorld: Maxterm UT: The case against recycling - The MaxTerm UT is cheaper than a recycled 486 (Jul 25, 2000, 23:01)
"It is a thin embedded device that runs Linux as its operating
system and X as its graphical environment. UT stands for Universal
Terminal, and after trying the MaxTerm on a customer site, I
believe it has earned that distinction."
ZDNet: Evan Leibovitch: Can a Sun change its spots? (Jul 25, 2000, 21:37)
"Last week I downloaded StarOffice for Linux for the first time.
It's something I'd never thought I'd do, but a number of
circumstances have both forced my hand and made the move much
PRNewswire: InsynQ Releases Its Unique IdesQ [Linux-based] Terminal Appliance (Jul 25, 2000, 20:34)
"...announced today the availability of its Linux-based IdesQ
Internet Appliance Terminal for commercial distribution in
conjunction with its Web-based computing services."
BW: Softimage Announces Availability of Toonz Version 4.4... Extends Platform Support to Linux... (Jul 25, 2000, 19:43)
"...the Toonz product is 2-D cel animation software used by
animators worldwide to create cartoons that retain the quality of
hand drawings while increasing productivity."
BW: HP Announces Linux Support for State-of-the-art 3-D Graphics Accelerators (Jul 25, 2000, 19:32)
"Hewlett-Packard Company today announced Linux support for its
recently introduced HP VISUALIZE fx5 and fx10 graphics
CNET News.com: IBM's new tools blend Linux with Bluetooth (Jul 25, 2000, 19:21)
"Bluetooth essentially allows portable devices, computers, and
appliances to communicate and swap data via radio waves, doing away
with wires and cables."
GNULinux.com: Customer Service in Open Source (Jul 25, 2000, 18:46)
"Most people don't associate customer support with Open Source,
thinking that with free or open source software you get what you
pay for (nothing). ...in our experiences with Linux and free
software, this couldn't be further from the truth."
PRNewswire: EAI Announces Availability of WorldToolKit for Linux (Jul 25, 2000, 18:30)
"...EAI's cross-platform software development system for
creating real-time 3D interactive and virtual reality applications
for commercial and scientific use."
LinuxPR: Industry Veteran Backs FreeOS.com
(Jul 25, 2000, 18:17)
"The worldwide Open Source Movement will receive a boost with
Indian IT industry veteran Dr. Arvind Shah making an equity
investment in FreeOS.com..."
Kernel Cousin Wine #53 By Eric Pouech (Jul 25, 2000, 17:52)
Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.
InternetNews.com: Group Moves to Crack Instant Messaging Barriers (Jul 25, 2000, 17:00)
"The IETF is scheduled to meet in Pittsburgh, PA for its 48th
session July 30 through August 4 and the Instant Messaging and
Presence Protocol is in the agenda. ... Jabber.com... is absent
from the list of top tech firms that founded the alliance."
IBM developerWorks: IBM brings Bluetooth one step closer to Linux (Jul 25, 2000, 16:33)
"In addition to the BlueDrekar protocol stack, IBM is releasing
its loadable Linux module of the Line Discipline Driver for the HCI
UART Transport Layer under GNU license as a developerWorks
O'Reilly Network: GNOME Panel Applets (Jul 25, 2000, 16:19)
"In this article, we will take a closer look at something called
panel applets, which are essential elements on the GNOME desktop.
Panel applets are usually developed in C, but this article will
teach you how to use PyGNOME to develop GNOME panel applets with
Salon: Eazel does it (Jul 25, 2000, 08:08)
"With its nifty Nautilus file manager, Eazel might make Linux
safe for the desktop."
Beta YOPY Product Images (Jul 25, 2000, 06:43)
"If you're interested in seeing some beta YOPY
Linux Magazine: ht://Dig: Your Web Gopher (Jul 25, 2000, 05:57)
"It may not get a lot of respect, but that little search box you
see on most Web sites is one of the killer apps of the Internet.
And in the case of sites like Yahoo, Google, and AltaVista, it has
become the cornerstone of billion-dollar companies."
Mike Cornall: There is Nothing Wrong With Mozilla (Jul 25, 2000, 03:11)
Mr. Manley seems to have collected together, into a single
column, every misconception currently being spread about Mozilla.
That helps me, because it makes it easy to respond to, and refute