Developer Linux News for Sep 27, 2000
The Register: Greasing the free software skids under Novell (Sep 27, 2000, 23:37)
"NDS is a tactical nuclear weapon - if we put it out Microsoft
and other competitors will use it like a sickle, and reap and
harvest the Novell installed base."
PythonLabs: Python 2.0 beta 2 Release (Sep 27, 2000, 20:54)
"The beta 2 release contains many bug fixes and should build and
test cleanly on more platforms."
Peter Rival: Linux boots on Wildfire^WGS320! (Sep 27, 2000, 19:24)
"Needless to say, things like kernel builds run _really_ fast.
Heck, I could put all of my workstation (several times over, in
fact) into RAM on this thing! I'm gonna have to put a graphics head
on this and see how Quake runs... ;)"
Alan Cox: Linux kernel 2.2.18pre11 (Sep 27, 2000, 19:07)
"More bug fixes and synchronziation. Also the first cut at
native mode Yamaha audio."
TechWeb: [Supreme Court] Decision 'Makes Microsoft Case Less Important' (Sep 27, 2000, 17:54)
"Each day makes this case less relevant in the competitive
marketplace... Even if the government prevails in its case against
Microsoft, "the remedy phase will have to be redone because the
world will be different..."
LinuxPR: UnionBuiltBox Approved for Sale to WorkingFamilies by AFL-CIO
(Sep 27, 2000, 17:37)
"Customize your computer with either Red Hat Linux 7.0, Windows
98se, or both systems on separate hard drives."
Rant Mode Equals One: Preserving Our Freedom to Innovate! (Sep 27, 2000, 17:22)
Microsoft wants everyone to be involved in the political
process, right? Here's how you can use Microsoft's own tools to
tell the U.S. Government that you want Microsoft to play by the
MacWeek: Mac OS X a hit with first users (Sep 27, 2000, 17:16)
"Unix and Linux experts are already stepping in to plug some of
the gaps in the beta. In one case, someone has already ported a
Linux PPPoE client over to OS X. Now they are working on a GUI for
the port. This is something new and unique for Mac users who aren't
accustomed to hackers coming to our aid."
The Register: Version 3.0 of Tarantella pressures Citrix (Sep 27, 2000, 15:27)
"...most of the business is on Solaris for now, although he
expects the Linux side to grow, and Hitachi is to build a black-box
network appliance server based on Linux that runs the Tarantella
The Register: QNX ships Neutrino real-time OS just in time (Sep 27, 2000, 15:11)
"Neutrino is aimed at the embedded market, but it's just as
happy on a standalone PC. It's based on a microkernel, and offers a
fully POSIX compliant and Linux compatible API."
ZDNet UK: Gates vs. Noorda: Here we go again? [Company threatened over NTFS support on Linux] (Sep 27, 2000, 12:56)
"Merkey claimed he was providing a service to Microsoft
customers who needed to run NTFS across platforms, but that
Microsoft had a different interpretation of his motives."
LinuxToday.com.au: Review of Kaptain 0.4 (Sep 27, 2000, 08:29)
"Kaptain is a universal graphical front-end for command line
LinuxWorld.com.au: Caldera's eDesktop 2.4 a top seller in Taiwan (Sep 27, 2000, 08:15)
"Caldera Systems announced on 27 September that its OpenLinux
eDesktop 2.4 Traditional Chinese Edition ranked in the top three of
all non-game retail software sold in Taiwan in August."
ZDNet: That (other) f-word (Sep 27, 2000, 07:27)
"Here's the problem: Some current solutions geared toward making
Linux more usable on very large systems exist, and they've even
been offered to the kernel development group. But they've been
Kernel Cousin Wine #62 By Eric Pouech (Sep 27, 2000, 06:34)
Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.
BW: Concierge Announces Joint Venture Agreement With LinuxOne (Sep 27, 2000, 00:32)
"The agreement is intended to expand the Concierge technology
model and to accelerate development programs for future products to
supplement Concierge's current Personal Communications Attendant
BW: sangoma.com Signs New Linux Distribution Agreement TheLinuxStore.com (Sep 27, 2000, 00:10)
"Slotted directly into the server, sangoma's router card
eliminates the need for a DSU/CSU, as well as all of the associated
cables and power supplies normally associated with using an