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Developer Linux News for Mar 24, 2001

  • Kernel Cousin KDE #3 by Aaron J. Seigo (Mar 24, 2001, 23:08)
    KDE is a powerful Open Source graphical desktop environment for Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary functionality, and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the Unix operating system.

  • freshmeat: The Evolution of OS Design (Mar 24, 2001, 22:00)
    "The Object Operating System, OOS (pronounced "ooze") is an attempt to create a new operating system architecture. It's designed to use the filesystem to achieve a large number of tasks which would normally be done through different mechanisms. Much of the design philosophy was inspired by Unix and Plan 9, but OOS attempts to do things in its own way, trading compatibility for a simpler design."

  • NewsForge: Linux kernel to have NSA inside? (Mar 24, 2001, 21:00)
    "...Peter Loscocco, of NSA's Information and Assurance Research group, will propose a mandatory access control (MAC) architecture for the Linux kernel, a piece of code that could go along way toward making the Penguin OS the obvious choice for security-minded businesses and government agencies."

  • O'Reilly Network: TuxBot Programming with Python (Mar 24, 2001, 20:00)
    "With LegOS, you can program your robot in C or C++. If you have a little skill in C, you can write procedures, store them in the Mindstorms controller, then invoke them remotely from your computer using PyLnp. To pull this off you have to know some C, but it sounds like loads of fun."

  • Community: French Secretary for Industry Against Software Patents (Mar 24, 2001, 16:30)
    "I support Linux and free software, because they allow faster and more robust development to put the Administration on-line. While commercial software raise the issue of computer security, since one does not know what is inside. This is why I am against software patenting in Europe. It would kill innovation and reinforce litigation terrorism, because commercial software multinational corporations would multiply legal actions against start-ups. "

  • NetworkComputing.com: Win4Lin: A Linux Thin-Client Alternative Tackles the Giant (Mar 24, 2001, 16:00)
    "I recently tested the public beta of the multiuser Win4Lin Thin Client Server in our partner labs in Savannah, Ga., and found it to be zippy, highly usable and easy to configure. The product lets administrators centrally install and administer Windows 9x desktops from a Linux server, and replace desktop PCs with terminals. (Only X-terminal devices are supported, but third-party products that add support for other types of terminals are available.)"

  • Arnaldo Carvalho: Announcement: The Janitor Project (for the Linux kernel) (Mar 24, 2001, 15:17)
    "The Kernel Janitor's Project grew out of our search for things to help in the development of the Linux kernel, and learning from other patches submitted by more experienced people, we saw that some of these patches indicated error patterns that could exist in other parts of the kernel, we looked and... yes, we discovered that some parts of the kernel suffered from the same problems and in the process we found code bitrotting..."

  • Linux Orbit: KDE 2.1, What's new, What's cool and Why you need to get it! (Mar 24, 2001, 14:00)
    "Reviewing something as comprehensive and large as KDE 2.1 is a daunting task. Rather than skim over everything, we'll try to focus on changes in this latest version and some of the basic features of the KDE 2.1 desktop. To begin, let's take a look at installing KDE 2.1."

  • LinuxPlanet: gnotebook: Nautilus Revisited: Unhappy Users Make All the Wrong Demands (Mar 24, 2001, 06:29)
    Nautilus 1.0 has been out for scarcely a week, and in some quarters there are already demands that it be forked and stripped to the bare essentials, or removed from the impending GNOME 1.4 release entirely. Michael Hall argues that this is borne out of impatience, misplaced competitiveness, and a distorted perception of where Linux is in the race for the desktop.

  • Alan Cox: Linux kernel 2.4.2-ac24 (Mar 24, 2001, 01:33)