Developer Linux News for Aug 24, 2000
Midgard Weekly Summary for August 24, 2000 (#44) (Aug 24, 2000, 22:33)
Midgard is a freely-available Web application development and
publishing platform based on the popular PHP scripting language. It
is an Open Source development project.
BW: Merlin Software Announces $2.1 Million Funding (Aug 24, 2000, 21:13)
"Under the terms of the placement Merlin sold an aggregate of US
$2.1 million in Convertible Notes and 1,520,000 Share Purchase
LinuxNews.com: GNOME Foundation's Members Outline Goals--and Position on MS Competition (Aug 24, 2000, 20:36)
"Industry leaders backing the newly-formed GNOME Foundation's
run at the desktop have heartily agreed to support the free
software applications suite's development--but not all of the
participants agree that such support is tantamount to a declaration
of war on Microsoft."
Linux kernel 2.2.17pre20 (Linus submission) (Aug 24, 2000, 20:23)
LinuxPR: LinuxWorld: Atipa Takes Top Honors
(Aug 24, 2000, 17:09)
"...led all exhibitors at last week's LinuxWorld Conference and
Expo by winning three of the ten "Show Favorite" awards presented
for outstanding products. Atipa products were chosen as Show
Favorites in three categories: Servers, Hardware/Hardware
Peripherals, and Software Utilities."
The Register: Intel intros dotage.station (Aug 24, 2000, 15:48)
"The branded Intel box running Linux, first revealed by The
Register last year, has become generally available for system
providers to resell. ... The appliance, only available so far in a
"beautiful Intel metallic blue" is being re-packaged in the US by
Sageport, and aimed at senior citizens over the age of 55, and in
France by e-laser."
Korea Herald: First Korean-language Linux office software launched (Aug 24, 2000, 12:33)
"A venture firm released the first Korean-language office
software to run on the Linux operating system."
Washington Post: Hands On [Corel Linux] (Aug 24, 2000, 08:54)
"Within 20 minutes, I was up and running. Even Microsoft Windows
Millennium Edition took longer to set up."
Upside: Indrema gets chummy with Linux (Aug 24, 2000, 07:44)
"If you thought the embedded systems market was competitive, try
taking a swim in the shark-infested tank that is the video game
LinuxPR: Little Book Packs a Lot of Info on CVS
(Aug 24, 2000, 07:25)
"This small book, the ultimate companion for open source
developers, covers CVS Version 1.10.8 and delivers the core
concepts of version control, along with a complete command
reference and guide to configuration and repository setup."
Linus Torvalds: linux-2.4.0-test7 (Aug 24, 2000, 06:25)
BetaNews: K-Meleon Browser Showcases Gecko (Aug 24, 2000, 02:10)
"I have always liked the new Gecko engine, however the clunky
and bloated XUL interface of Mozilla has turned me (and other
Windows users) away from the browser," Christophe [Thibault] told
BetaNews, "so I decided to write my own on a bored and cloudy
EETimes: Mentor ports IC Station to Linux (Aug 24, 2000, 01:13)
"Claiming to offer the first complete, full-custom IC design
solution on Linux, Mentor Graphics Corp. has announced that its
entire suite of IC Station products is now available on the
open-source operating system. Mentor is supporting Red Hat Linux
version 6.0 and is promising identical functionality to the
Unix-based IC Station tools."
TheStreet.com: Tuck Away That Tissue, Linux Investor [VA Linux Q4 results] (Aug 24, 2000, 00:34)
"...VA Linux held on to its customers for repeat business that
brought in 80% of its revenue. ... Server sales made up 75% of VA
Linux's business, while a burgeoning professional services
operation accounted for 15% of revenue, with the final 10% made up
by Web-related revenue such as online advertising."