Developer Linux News for Sep 20, 2000
Linus Torvalds: Linux-2.4.0-test9-pre5 (Sep 20, 2000, 23:19)
ZDNet: Evan Leibovitch: Glory days [of Yggdrasil] (Sep 20, 2000, 17:32)
"Yggdrasil? ... There are a few places on the 'net that go into
the mythology. However, what's interesting to me is the role
Yggdrasil Computing played in the early days of Linux. And even
more interesting could be the role this same company plays in
Linux's present and future."
TechWeb: S3's New Arm, Frontpath, Will Build Linux-based Appliance Software (Sep 20, 2000, 15:59)
"Early products will likely use a Linux operating system,
possibly from Transmeta Corp., according to Ward Williams,
Frontpath's director of product marketing. Frontpath will design
The Register: Via pushes $200 Internet PC (Sep 20, 2000, 14:24)
"...a keynote speaker at the conference... showed the press a
slide in which a $199 PC could use the Linux operating system, come
with 32Mb of memory, include a Via chipset, and have ports, inbuilt
modem and graphics cards to produce a compatible, and according to
Chen, an upgradeable machine."
Review: imici Messenger for Linux (Sep 20, 2000, 13:14)
"Like anything remotely useful in technology, IM has been
chopped up into different messaging protocols, each one a
proprietary format that allows users to communicate only within a
closed system. Not that this is a big setback. ICQ, at last count,
had 77 million users, so it's not like you would be hurting to find
at least one person to talk to. Still, there are limitations to how
many people you can talk to. If you have an AOL Instant Messenger
client, you are limited to chatting with AOL users. Ditto with MSN
and Yahoo. And all of these protocols save ICQ are simply out of
reach for the Linux community."
Community: Kylix Information Bundled at New Site (Sep 20, 2000, 12:32)
A new site devoted to Borland's upcoming Kylix product has gone
live. It includes links to articles about Kylix, and an article on
installing Linux for Windows users.
Upside: Linux and Napster users: Cut from the same yarn (Sep 20, 2000, 11:27)
"Whether it's Gnome hackers appropriating the GIMP tool kit for
their own benefit or musicians such as DJ Spooky overhauling
Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls," throwing in hip-hop samples
underneath, the underlying creative concepts are the same: Take the
best. Dump the rest. Integrate and start over."
MachineOfTheMonth: Are you ready for the console? (Sep 20, 2000, 06:57)
"But one thing I hope you'll consider is that to have a fully
functioning system that can allow us to do almost all our work from
the console is very valuable."
LinuxWorld.com.au: Linux-Powered Robots (Sep 20, 2000, 06:35)
"We tested with a logic analyser on the serial port and found
that the time between communications packets was about 180ms under
Windows, whereas under Linux it came down to 8 - 20ms," said
Brusey. Given the complexity of the robot's operations, a speed
increase of 900 per cent will always translate to better overall
Zope Weekly News for September 19, 2000 (Sep 20, 2000, 06:19)
"Zope Weekly News is a digest of some of the useful and
interesting events which have occurred on the various Zope mailing
lists and the Zope.org site."