Developer Linux News for Nov 27, 2001
Linux 2.5.1-pre2 Released (Nov 27, 2001, 20:07)
Changelog, links within.
NewsForge: CP/M collection is back online with an Open Source license (Nov 27, 2001, 18:24)
"When CP/M enthusiast Tim Olmstead died from cancer on 9/11/01,
the Unofficial CP/M Web site he had been maintaining had to be
taken down because of licensing issues with the software
collection. Now, Lineo has granted unrestricted use of the
technology and the site is back up."
ITMyCareer.com: Operating systems dwindle towards a big two (Nov 27, 2001, 11:53)
"It is becoming increasingly clear that we are heading for a
world in which there are only two operating systems Windows and
Linux. Within 10 years virtually all computers, from the smallest
wristwatch (don't laugh) to the largest mainframe (they will never
die), will run one of these two operating systems. All others are
headed for extinction."
SearchWin2kManageability: Running Windows applications on Linux could lower TCO (Nov 27, 2001, 10:45)
"By lifting up Windows applications and sticking Linux
underneath, they get better uptime. Linux also has better remote
administration tools. It's more easily accessible from the network
to do configuration, servicing, support and updating. You also
improve security of the overall system by introducing Linux. Linux
is as much Unix as you can get, so it has the security and
robustness of Unix. So, there's security, reliability,
KDE 2.2.1 Ported to Cygwin/Windows (Nov 27, 2001, 09:55)
The KDE on Cygwin project has successfully ported KDE 2.2.1 to
Linux Journal: US Court says buyers can unbundle EULA-covered software. (Nov 27, 2001, 08:20)
"If you find yourself paying for bundled proprietary software
and don't actually install it, you can legally resell it no matter
what the End-User License Agreement (EULA) says. That's what Judge
Dean D. Pregerson wrote in his "Order Re: Application For
Preliminary Injunction" in the case of Softman v. Adobe."
The Register: Linux app makes Xbox net gaming a reality
(Nov 27, 2001, 05:39)
"Next year's launch of Microsoft's network gaming service for
Xbox has been pre-empted by an open source/Linux development, Xbox
Gateway. Bill is no doubt absolutely ecstatic about this, but he
can console himself with the thought that at least all the work
XboxGW has put into the system is on the outside - the box itself
remains unsullied by viral GPL-related stuff."
DesktopLinux.com: Linux not ready for prime time on the Desktop (Nov 27, 2001, 03:09)
"Last summer, Dennis G. Allard decided to install Linux-based
desktop computer systems for three of his friends: a newbie; a
priest; and his brother. In this guest column at DesktopLinux.com,
Allard describes some of the many challenges he faced and
frustrations he (and his friends) experienced, and offers some
suggestions of things that need to be done to make Linux more
suitable for use as a desktop computing environment for 'ordinary'
Kernel Cousin KDE #26 By Aaron J. Seigo, Juergen Appel, and Rob Kaper (Nov 27, 2001, 02:07)
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.