Developer Linux News for Aug 31, 2000
BW: IBM Launches $200 Million Linux Initiative In Asia Pacific, Including Linux Development Centers (Aug 31, 2000, 23:14)
"As a key part of this initiative, IBM announced that it is
opening a series of Asia Pacific Linux development centers to help
software vendors port their applications to the Linux
BW: Merlin Software to Provide Support For Sun's Solaris, IBM AIX and RedHat SPARC (Aug 31, 2000, 23:04)
"Even though PerfectBACKUP+ for Solaris is still in release 5,
we continue to see between 100 and 140 downloads of the product
each month. That's roughly 20% of all PerfectBACKUP+ downloads from
GameSpy.com: Linux Gaming (Aug 31, 2000, 22:37)
"Games and Linux, two subjects which everyone at least has an
opinion on, but at the most recent Linux World Expo there was more
than an opinion on display and more than just empty promises."
LinuxNews.com: Familiar Music Sounds GNU With LilyPond (Aug 31, 2000, 20:05)
"Educators and statisticians generally agree that musical
prowess and scientific aptitude are related by the language of
mathematics, often complementing each other's development."
Midgard Weekly Summary for August 31, 2000 (#45) (Aug 31, 2000, 19:42)
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.
LinuxPlanet: Editor's Note: It's Raining Hardware in Portland (Aug 31, 2000, 18:59)
"Linux, grassroots phenomenon that it is, has long suffered from
the snubs of high-end aficionados, who have rightly pointed out
that enterprise computing is a tough nut to crack for anybody, let
alone an OS that has thrived primarily in areas of computing where
the hardware involved is cheap and ubiquitous."
eWeek: Tech Analysis: .Net changes rules (Aug 31, 2000, 15:39)
"The Windows platform, despite its portfolio of services for
application developers, shows a lack of attention to productivity
and usability goals that are finally addressed by Microsoft Corp.'s
forthcoming .Net initiative. ... Microsoft's .Net platform will
buffer developers from error-prone tasks such as data type checking
and memory management, automating these services (much like Sun
Microsystems Inc.'s Java) in the .Net run-time environment..."
technofile: Deluxe version of Corel's revised Linux comes with a lot of extras (Aug 31, 2000, 14:35)
In some ways it's easier to use, [than Windows] especially if
you count all the ways Corel Linux handles the basic setup of the
operating system. Windows needs to catch up to be in the same
league as Corel Linux in this area.
The Register: Word processor to be integrated with MSN Explorer client (Aug 31, 2000, 14:23)
"Think of what MSN's doing as developing a simple kind of client
middleware that would be relatively straightforward to implement on
other operating systems. Say AOL's Linux Web appliance is a
success, mightn't that be a smart place to start?"
Linux.com: KDE: Konspiracy, Kalumny, Konsternation? (Aug 31, 2000, 08:46)
"A few important things the KDE team and its advocates should
realize, however, is that although GNOME is now considered by many
to be "the default desktop," that really doesn't mean
CCN: SpellCaster Announces Contract With Cisco (Aug 31, 2000, 00:55)
"TeleScope Server is SpellCaster's Linux derivative server
operating system. TeleScope Server has office server and
connectivity features designed to provide both ease of use and
lower deployment costs in multi-server environments. This operating
system incorporates the robust stability of Linux and a
user-friendly browser based user interface."
LinuxPR: Open3 Integrates Jabber Open Source Instant Messaging
(Aug 31, 2000, 00:26)
"Announcement strengthens case for adoption of open source
technology in the enterprise."