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Developer Linux News for Jul 12, 2001

  • Two on the Desktop: "A Linux Desktop is on the Way" and "Revenge of the Dead Desktop" (Jul 12, 2001, 20:12)
    The Linux desktop isn't dead (yes, this again), it's aging and mellowing like fine wine: "if you uncork it too early it will be bitter and unformed and hard to swallow. Similarly, desktop Linux will take time to mature." Includes a wish-list of "things it will take": integrated configuration tools, a better mail program, and something like InstallShield. Alternatively, there's LinuxToday regular Martin Vermeer's take on the matter, which is that if nature can solve the chicken and egg problem, Linux can, too. Gratuitous editorial comment within, as well.

  • FreeDevelopers: DotGNU: .GNU to Face Down .NET (Jul 12, 2001, 15:26)
    FreeDevelopers has released a statement of its own regarding the FSF-endorsed DotGNU: a Free Software alternative to Microsoft's .NET and official GNU project.

  • Andrea Arcangeli: 2.4.7pre6aa1 (Jul 12, 2001, 13:53)
    The latest patch-wrangling release of Linux from Andrea Arcangeli is out.