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Developer Linux News for Dec 20, 2000

  • Kuro5hin.org: Optimization and the Bazaar (Dec 20, 2000, 23:27)
    "Donald Knuth coined the phrase "Premature optimization is the root of all evil." In the development stages of a software project, the accepted wisdom is that it is most important to code for clarity first, to make sure the design is logical and the code easy to understand, and not worry about speed until the project is feature-complete."

  • MozillaQuest: How To Download, Install, & Configure Netscape 6.0 -- Safely (Dec 20, 2000, 21:04)
    "If you accept all of Netscape 6.0's download, installation, setup, and preference defaults, you could end up defenseless in dealing with today's Internet and electronic privacy and security pirates and eavesdroppers."

  • Midgard Weekly Summary for 20th of December 2000 (#54) (Dec 20, 2000, 20:14)
    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.

  • LizardTech.com: DjVu Reference Library 3.0; Open Source Access to DjVu (Dec 20, 2000, 15:53)
    "The new DjVu Reference Library v.3.0 is a major improvement over the previous version in terms of versatility, speed, compression ratios, and image quality."

  • CNET News.com: Linux is Too Much (Dec 20, 2000, 14:05)
    "I wonder whether Linux as we know it today is really suited for widespread desktop use. Sure, I think Linux is great, and the X Window System does much to make Linux more attractive, especially when running with a desktop environment such as GNOME or KDE. But in its current state, Linux is just too much."

  • LinuxPlanet: .comment: Browsing (Dec 20, 2000, 13:53)
    Welcome back to the browser wars! Surprisingly enough, there's been a ton of development activity surrounding Web browsers in the Linux/Open Source world. In his weekly column, Dennis E. Powell explains why both Konqueror and Opera are fine choices for Linux users -- and why he's abandoning Netscape.

  • eWeek: Opera 5.0 changes tune to better compete (Dec 20, 2000, 08:59)
    "In tests, eWeek Labs found Opera 5.0 to be a very capable, stable browser with all the necessary features one would expect. Currently, Opera 5.0 is available only for Windows systems. Earlier versions of the browser are available for Linux, Mac OS, BeOS and Epoc."

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux.com: OpenNMS takes aim at mainstream (Dec 20, 2000, 08:24)
    "The 0.4.0 interim release of OpenNMS is a warning shot. The new open source systems management solution puts the commercial systems management software market on the spot."

  • OpenNMS Update v1.39 (Dec 20, 2000, 05:42)
    The mission of OpenNMS.org is to build the world's best Internet infrastructure management system with the assistance of the open source community and to make it free and open.

  • XFree86 4.02 Released (Dec 20, 2000, 01:41)
    XFree86 4.02 has been released. Links to download mirrors, release notes, and installation notes within.