Developer Linux News for Sep 26, 2000
oss.sgi.com: XFS Beta Release (Sep 26, 2000, 23:28)
"The XFS beta is available to SGI's customers via the ProPack
distribution, and is also being made available as a patch against
linux-2.4.0-test5, and as a set of RPMs."
LinuxPR: NY VC funds ActiveState: International Angels Invest in Software Development Company (Sep 26, 2000, 23:17)
"ActiveState sets the standard for delivering high quality tools
to the Perl and Python communities."
Linux.com: Powerpoint Must Die (Sep 26, 2000, 21:32)
"I can no longer avoid the truth: I have to make presentations,
and all available software under Linux sucks."
PRNewswire: CodeWeavers Announces $1.8 Million in Private Funding for Porting Windows Applications (Sep 26, 2000, 19:23)
"This investment will help us take Wine to the next level, and
make the transition from Windows to Linux a much less painful one,"
said Alexandre Julliard, Wine Development Lead at CodeWeavers."
IW: IBM Introduces New ThinkPad A And T Series Models (Sep 26, 2000, 19:16)
"Both A Series and T Series users will have a choice of
operating systems including... Caldera Open Linux eDesktop
Canada Computes: Open Source: Fun and Games (Sep 26, 2000, 16:42)
"Open source is serious business. Thankfully it doesn't mean
that open source programs can't be fun. It is with that in mind
that I went searching for some fun distractions. Sure, Emacs can
play a mean game of Tetris, but I wanted something other than a
game. Some mindless distractions or some eye candy. After a little
bit of searching, I found both."
SwordOfTruth.com: Simputer- India's Connectivity Gift to the World (Sep 26, 2000, 16:11)
"The initial version of the Simputer is based on a StrongARM
CPU. ... The operating system is based on Linux."
SF Gate: 10 Times Is A Charm; Radical Revamp Puts Mac OS Back in the Running (Sep 26, 2000, 15:58)
"Some Mac loyalists see it as fitting, then, that when Apple
finally introduced its next-generation OS, this time it would sport
a time-tested UNIX core: the Mach kernel, developed at
SF Gate/AP: Supreme Court refuses to hear Microsoft antitrust case (Sep 26, 2000, 15:27)
"The company sought to take its appeal first to the U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia because that court
has reversed Jackson's decisions on Microsoft-related matters twice
in the past. The Justice Department wanted to avoid the Court of
Appeals for the same reason."
AllLinuxDevices: Xybernaut Announces Fully Hands-Free Control Software for Wearable PCs (Sep 26, 2000, 14:30)
"XyberSpeech is compatible with all existing Windows platforms
as well as Linux, and is made available at no charge under the GNU
eWeek: Nautilus Buffs Desktop Linux (Sep 26, 2000, 13:42)
"eWeek Labs recommends that IT administrators with desktop Linux
on their radar screens give Nautilus a look. It's much too early to
deploy desktop Linux companywide in most businesses, but Nautilus
delivers significant improvements that hint at a future in which
desktop Linux is a corporate reality."
From the Desktop: AfterStep Into My Parlour (Sep 26, 2000, 10:00)
"Because AfterStep went through a couple of years of feature
adding, it has undergone a separate evolution from the NeXTstep
environment it emulates. Some things, however remain the same. For
instance, the AfterStep Wharf, which is derived from the NeXTstep
Dock. The Wharf is a toolbar interface that holds applications and
utilities for a user to click on to activate."
Linux.com: From MFC to GTK: A Developer's Journey (Sep 26, 2000, 07:36)
"Legality aside, don't forget your end users; not only are win32
wrappers considered to be "cheating" by the Linux community, no one
wants to run a native Linux application that looks like a native
ZDNet UK: Ex-spook believes that software backdoors are out there, fuelling conspiracy theories (Sep 26, 2000, 00:44)
"A lot of manufacturers play ball with the NSA," said Madison.
"This is an area that the NSA is moving into a lot and we have to
be really careful about it."
Linus Torvalds: Linux-2.4.0-test9-pre7 (Sep 26, 2000, 00:10)
VM balacing fixes, sound should work again, and a lot of small