Developer Linux News for Dec 29, 2000
MacCentral: Mac version of StarOffice next summer? (Dec 29, 2000, 22:39)
"Now that Apple and Sun are working more closely together, Mac
users have been hoping that Sun's StarOffice product will come to
the Mac platform sooner. According to the updated StarOffice
Frequently Asked Questions Web site, Sun is "targeting availability
[of version 5.2] by summer 2001."
Merlin Software Releases Public Test Version of Communicado FAX 4.0, Successor to HotWire FAX (Dec 29, 2000, 19:27)
"Good news: Communicado builds upon and extends the HotWire
program that it replaces. Bad news: It may not be available as a
free download like HotWire was."
Stomped.com: Year-End 2000 Games Interview: Dr. Ray Muzyka And Dr. Greg Zeschuk of Bioware (Dec 29, 2000, 17:52)
"MDK2 Armageddon for PS2 and Neverwinter Nights (PC, MacOs,
BeOs, Linux) are BioWare's current projects that will be released
in 2001. I'm confident both will have a huge impact on the gaming
community. The Star Wars RPG isn't due for a little while yet, but
it will definitely be a humdinger."
AsiaBizTech: Justsystem Announces Beta Version of Java-Based Spreadsheet Software (Dec 29, 2000, 16:57)
"Choco will run on the "Java 2 SDK1.2" or the "Java 2 Runtime
Environment1.2," which are Java runtime environments for
Windows/Linux/Solaris distributed by Sun Microsystems Inc."
CNN/InfoWorld: Users cry foul with Netscape 6 (Dec 29, 2000, 08:06)
"Many users, turned critics, have reported that the product
seems unfinished and the company would have better served users by
waiting for the completion of the open-source Mozilla browser, set
to be released in early 2001."
LinuxTests.org: The fleminge of wrecches; why Linux is successful (Dec 29, 2000, 07:12)
"The more things change, the more they remain the same. Only one
year ago Linux was the darling of the media and Wall Street. Linux
was a Prince that potentially would overthrow the King of OSes,
Windows. Today, Linux articles are filled with dyspeptic gloom and
opinions about the failure of Linux to grab a large market share or
LinuxPPC Inc. announces LinuxPPC 2000 Q4 (Dec 29, 2000, 06:38)
New version of Linux includes three CD-ROMs, FWB Hard Disk