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Developer Linux News for Sep 26, 2001

  • InternetNews.com: Battle Brews Over Authentication (Sep 26, 2001, 21:32)
    "Microsoft, according to Burton, is "betting the company" on the importance of that model with its .NET initiative. But Microsoft is not the only one to recognize the import of the model, and unwilling to let Microsoft make its authentication system become the defacto standard that makes Web services feasible, Sun and its compatriots Wednesday formed the Liberty Alliance Project to develop and deploy an open solution."

  • LinuxProgramming: Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Sep 26) (Sep 26, 2001, 21:13)
    All the latest news from the Tcl world.

  • ZDNet: Separating fact from fiction about Linux (Sep 26, 2001, 18:25)
    "Over the last six months there's been plenty of evidence of mainstream adoption, even though it's mostly as a host for Apache. Linux patently works--it does what it says on the tin. And the successive evolutions have all been in the right direction. However, some of the claims made by Linux vendors are unsupportable. It doesn't constitute an alternative to Windows on the desktop, largely because the applications aren't there."

  • NewsForge: Windows developers, it's time to switch to Linux (Sep 26, 2001, 12:04)
    "Since Microsoft seems bent on adding more applications to its operating system in every version, it may now be better business for small developers to start making commercial software for Linux instead of concentrating on Windows applications."

  • Ximian Evolution Beta 4 Released (Sep 26, 2001, 09:40)
    "Beta 4 continues where beta 3 left off. Beta 4 has LDAP, PalmOS, and SSL support built in. It also has lots of bug fixes, stability improvements, and speed increases. In fact, there have been 550 bugs closed in the period between beta 3 and beta 4." Changelog within.