Developer Linux News for Dec 21, 2000
Slackware Linux for SPARC available (Dec 21, 2000, 23:58)
"Slackware Linux for SPARC is now on ftp.slackware.com. It's the
-current tree for the SPARC port."
LinuxPR: QLITech Linux Computers Adds 3DFX and Nvidia Graphics Options to Gaming Systems (Dec 21, 2000, 20:36)
"All QLITech Advanced Multimedia Workstations are also bundled
with: Loki Entertainment's Civilization: "Call to Power" , Heavy
Gear II, and a Loki Games Demo CD that includes the full
installation of Eric's Ultimate Solitaire."
LinuxPR: Lutris Teams With Borland With Environment To Build Java Applications (Dec 21, 2000, 20:33)
"Lutris Enhydra 3.5 to Include Borland JBuilder 4 Foundation for
Windows, Linux and Solaris."
eWeek: Microsoft roils the waters with licensing changes; Windows customers looking closer at Linux (Dec 21, 2000, 16:59)
"The strategy could well blow up in Microsoft's face and is
"fraught with peril," Kusnetzky added. It could also result in many
clients seriously considering alternative platforms like Linux and
BSD, he said."
KDE Dot News: Embedding external parts into KDE; KDE/GNOME integration in sight? (Dec 21, 2000, 16:13)
"KDE is close to closing the schism within the Linux desktop
environments by being the first project to allow users to utilize
all the software written for different user interfaces within the
KDE environment with unparalleled integration."
Siegfried, Roy and Tux? Nevada Approves Linux-Based Video Slots
(Dec 21, 2000, 14:13)
"While it might not be as good as a Department of Defense
certification, Nevada has approved the use of a Linux-based OS for
video slot machines. Innovative Gaming Corporation of America says
they have begun to ship Linux-based video slot machines, including
"Monster Money", "Area 51", and "Tiki Treasure," to Nevada - the
world's largest slot machine market."
Kernel Cousin Wine #74 by Eric Pouech (Dec 21, 2000, 09:00)
Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.
LinuxPR: Common UNIX Printing System 1.1.5 Released
(Dec 21, 2000, 09:00)
"CUPS 1.1.5 adds support for SSL and TLS encryption."
LinuxPR: Archean Infotech offering Linux Training, Support and Soutions (Dec 21, 2000, 08:58)
"Archean joins VUE to deliver LPI Certification."
Python-dev summary, December 1-15, 2000 (Dec 21, 2000, 08:20)
"A busy two weeks, particularly for the PEPs, where there were
several major edits and changes of status."
AbiWord 0.7.12 Released! (Dec 21, 2000, 05:17)
"If you've held off on using AbiWord because you felt that it
was "too unstable" or not well integrated with Gnome, this release
might be right for you."
LinuxWorld: Driven crazy by SANE - Scanner Access Now Easy seems to be a misnomer (Dec 21, 2000, 00:19)
"I was so thrilled that USB was working on my system, and by the
prospect of being able to scan and preserve a lot of old family
photos, that I decided then and there to write a column about it.
Unfortunately, I had not taken thorough notes while I cobbled the