Developer Linux News for Mar 20, 2001
CNET News.com: China invests in Linux revolution (Mar 20, 2001, 21:00)
"China's government said it will invest in Red Flag Software,
China's largest Linux software developer, to try to curb
Microsoft's dominance of the country's software market."
MozillaZine: Independent Status Reports (Mar 20, 2001, 20:21)
"Included are reports from Jabberzilla, Chameleon, Hermes,
ChatZilla and ForumZilla."
Evil3d.net: Three Clicks To Linux (Review of MaxOS Linux) (Mar 20, 2001, 18:00)
"A product of Alta Terra Ventures Corp, MaxOS Linux has been
designed from the ground up to be as easy on the Windows user as
possible. To lull them into a sense of security, and hopefully turn
them into a Linux addicts like the rest of us seems to be the goal
with this distro. Just about every possible step has been taken to
enforce this. Even the average Linux dabbler, just a step or two
above newbie, may well be enthralled with some of the advances made
in MaxOS Linux."
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.4.3-pre5 (Mar 20, 2001, 08:15)
"The biggest recent change is the mmap_sem change, which I
updated with new locking rules for pte/pmd_alloc to avoid the race
on the actual page table build."
ComputerWorld: The Microsoft Way (Mar 20, 2001, 08:13)
"Is it a scam? A trick? Is Microsoft trying to pollute the
purity of the open-source movement? Oh, maybe. What's more likely
is that Microsoft, having spent its requisite time hissing and
spitting at something new, is now proceeding to do "open source"
the Microsoft way."
Kernel Cousin Gimp #36 by Cris Flagg (Mar 20, 2001, 04:21)
Newsletter of the Gimp developers' mailing list prepared by Cris
Flagg. The Gimp is a high-end, open-source graphics application
which competes with Adobe Photoshop.
ZDNet: Nautilus: here today. Eazel: gone tomorrow? (Mar 20, 2001, 00:14)
"How good is Nautilus? When I installed a preview release on my
home computer six months ago my housemates actually started using
the Linux box."