Developer Linux News for Jul 27, 2000
LWN: Guido van Rossum: The State of Python (Jul 27, 2000, 22:49)
"We're also very close to announcing news regarding a new Python
license, Python 1.6 and 2.0 release schedules, and a transition of
the python.org website to hosting by VA Linux."
InternetNews.com: Survey: MP3 Users Actually Buy More Music (Jul 27, 2000, 22:08)
"Instead of working against MP3, it's time that the RIAA and
record labels start making MP3 work for them to sustain, nurture
and grow what appears to be MP3's positive correlation with music
BW: Bluepoint Signs Letter of Intent to Develop Set-top Box System for Bridge Group (Jul 27, 2000, 19:48)
"Subscribers will use a specially designed set-top-box to access
the network. According to the LOI, Bluepoint will develop an
embedded Chinese Linux operating system for the set-top box."
GNULinux.com: The Skinny on PhatLinux v3.2 (Jul 27, 2000, 19:34)
"PHATLinux, the name alone is an indication of what kind of
experience you are in for when using and installing this
distribution. This is by far one of the most pleasant experiences
with installing a distribution of Linux that we have ever had."
Penguinista.org: Alternative Software Documentation: Professionalizing the Penguin (Jul 27, 2000, 19:18)
"The need to pay technical writers as an incentive to keep the
Alternative software documentation up to date."
LinuxPR: Pierre Bruno to Expand Open Source Application Development Services
(Jul 27, 2000, 18:18)
"His goal is to oversee the growing worldwide utilization of
Open CASCADE and to further develop the program of services
associated to these Open Source 3D modeling components."
ZDNet UK: [Mobile] Linux delay costs Transmeta (Jul 27, 2000, 16:49)
"If Mobile Linux had been ready to launch last week, there may
have been less hype around Transmeta's Crusoe processor and more
excitement about the operating system that will run on it."
LinuxPlanet: Major Tom, This is Job Control (Jul 27, 2000, 14:38)
"This article will look at two aspects of job control: first,
priority scheduling and altering priorities with nice and renice,
respectively; second, batch processing and scheduling using batch,
at, and cron, respectively."
LinuxPR: New version of Libranet Linux
(Jul 27, 2000, 13:08)
"Libra Computer Systems, today announced the release of version
1.8 of the 'LIBRANET' distribution."
LinuxPR: Korea's Linux Software Provider Ships Desktop Productivity Solutionware (Jul 27, 2000, 12:57)
"HancomWord is a professional word processor which supports
full-featured functions including an on-line help system, internet
document-editing and sufficient editing tools."
Upside: Sun's Ed Zander: Seven years later (Jul 27, 2000, 12:23)
"Well, I think [Linux vs. Microsoft is] an interesting fight --
food fight. What's interesting to me is to watch Intel (INTC), for
example, adopt Linux for their client strategy and not Microsoft. I
think [it's interesting] watching Dell (DELL) announce that their
whole family of new servers is based on Linux, not Microsoft."
LinuxToday.com.au: The Happy Divorce of GNOME and Enlightenment (Jul 27, 2000, 10:56)
"...two recent releases from both parties have clearly indicated
that both teams of developers have decided to part company, as it
were, and head off in separate development paths."
CNET News.com: Judge issues injunction against Napster (Jul 27, 2000, 08:06)
"The order, however, does not directly affect the estimated 20
million people who have used Napster's software to download
countless MP3-encoded songs since last year. The record industry
would have to file separate lawsuits against individuals, which is
Linux Weekly News for July 27, 2000 (Jul 27, 2000, 08:01)
Leading items and editorials: Where is the Linux community?, The
Ottawa Linux Symposium and Some updates from the DVD front.
Salon: Court to Napster: You're going down (Jul 27, 2000, 07:19)
"The judge vents her wrath on the Napster "monster" and closes
the music-swapping service -- for now."
Salon: Why the music industry has nothing to celebrate (Jul 27, 2000, 07:15)
"The record labels' only hope was to lose this court battle. Now
that they've won, they've really lost."
Upside: IBM toasts Linux, Bluetooth marriage (Jul 27, 2000, 02:51)
"The company will wait for the approval of the Bluetooth
Consortium before undertaking a full open source release, says
Daniel Jue, manager for IBM's AlphaWorks, the division responsible
for developing the BlueDrekar code."
32BitsOnline: Microsoft's Next Biggest Battle: Sony (Jul 27, 2000, 02:02)
"Microsoft practices the philosophy of paranoia, and they are
paranoid about the console industry. Rightly so."