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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 GUI.

  • 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 performance."

  • 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."