Developer Linux News for Aug 30, 2000
CNET News.com: Sun helps Linux go global (Aug 30, 2000, 22:43)
"The software is a layer that makes it easier to write software
onto which any number of languages can be grafted."
Enterprise Linux Today: The Open Days Are Just Beginning (Aug 30, 2000, 21:23)
"I remember the Open Systems promises like they were only
yesterday....The first problem was cost. The second problem was
inter-operability. Enter the dark horse, Linux."
SF Gate: Jobs' sneak preview of next Mac system [OS X] (Aug 30, 2000, 20:33)
"...it brings many fundamental benefits to users like stability,
reliability and performance... it has a greater affinity to
Unix-type systems, such as Linux."
LinuxPR: Pixami Completes Linux Solution for Online Photo Enhancement Technology (Aug 30, 2000, 20:20)
"Pixami has added Linux support in response to the operating
system's overwhelming adoption on the Internet, and by the online
photo industry in particular."
LinuxPR: FTOSX on the way ...
(Aug 30, 2000, 15:11)
"The product will be based on Linux 2.4, with a RedHat Linux
hierarchy and KDE 2.0 on X Window System 4.0.1. FTOSX will run on
i386 and PowerPC processors."
LinuxPlanet: .comment: Disco Night at the Old Folks' Home (Aug 30, 2000, 13:11)
"The old money is starting to take an interest in Linux, and no
matter what you think of it, it's a little pathetically comical,
like disco night at the old folks' home. Or midlife crises, when
men who ought to know better do things like buy motorcycles and
marry beautiful, much younger women (though in at least one case I
know of -- me -- this has worked out pretty well)."
Linux.com: Do We Need a Different Kind of Software? (Aug 30, 2000, 13:08)
"I would like to see the free software library grow every day,
and with any luck, I'll be a contributor. But I wonder if what we
really need is "another office application," or "a more friendly
LinuxToday.com.au: Linux and Napster - The Paradoxical Parallels (Aug 30, 2000, 11:09)
"At first sight Napster has little in common with Linux. Look
below the surface and you'll find there's a deep philosophical link
that goes way beyond technology and points the way to a freer, more
LinuxToday.com.au: Galeon: The Little Browser That Could (Aug 30, 2000, 10:55)
"Gecko provides a huge code base for Galeon to make use of, and
as a result, in the short time that the project has been operative,
Galeon has developed into a fast, functioning browser."
Evil3d.net: Linux Made Easy With easyLinux [Distribution Review] (Aug 30, 2000, 10:50)
"Everyone knows Linux has a steep learning curve, right? In
steps easy Information Technology. Based in Germany, eIT dares to
counter these ideas by making the easiest Linux distribution
SunWorld: Scripting with C (Aug 30, 2000, 07:31)
"While we generally think of C as the prototype industrial
language -- hard-edged, high-performance, and dangerous-- numerous
projects have attempted to wrap C in a more amiable package."
LinuxMedNews: Win4Lin Puts Windows on Linux Desktop (Aug 30, 2000, 07:18)
"Let's face it, on the desktop it is still a Microsoft world.
Windows and the myriad useful programs such as Quickbooks, Lotus
Notes and Photoshop, that are unique to it are not going to go away
Linux Today Quick Takes (Aug 30, 2000, 05:28)
"Quick takes aplenty this time around. In Malaysia, Linux users
have gone wireless; in the Netherlands, business gets serious about
Linux; in your mailbox, Microsoft cries out for help; and on their
own pages, even as they cuddle up with GNOMEs, Sun spreads a
little... sunshine... about "public domain software."