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Developer Linux News for Dec 21, 2001

  • LinuxPR: Holiday Discounts from theKompany.com (Dec 21, 2001, 22:14)
    "In the spirit of the season, theKompany.com is reducing the price on all of its software by $10 until the end of the year. If you've had your eyes on the glass thinking about buying, now's your opportunity to get a great deal."

  • Issue #34 of Georg's Brave GNU World Released (Dec 21, 2001, 20:52)
    This month: BZFlag (a Free multiplayer 3D tank shoot'em'up game), Arkanae (a Free Software fantasy game), XShipWars (fly your space ship through a fascinating multiplayer universe), TRAMP (transparent file access on remote hosts for Emacs), more.

  • Linux Kernel 2.4.17 Released (Dec 21, 2001, 19:44)
    Changelog, links within.

  • NewsForge: The little Linux distribution that could: tomsrtbt (Dec 21, 2001, 16:49)
    "Currently using Linux kernel 2.0.36, Tom's manages to cram some 200 modules and utilities onto a single floppy. These range from the programs needed to mount and format disks, to support for some PCMCIA devices. There are even pint-sized versions of vi and EMACS, so that almost no one's editor religion will be offended."

  • Caldera Open Sources AIM Benchmark Under the GPL (Dec 21, 2001, 16:03)
    "The AIM Benchmark technology has proved useful for more than a decade in measuring performance of hardware and versions of the UNIX operating system. The benchmarks have been licensed by nearly all of the vendors of UNIX system hardware. In all, more than 70 companies have used these benchmarks to compare and tune products."

  • UnixReview.com: Tool of the Month: Vipul's Razor (Dec 21, 2001, 14:03)
    "Because spam is sent out in massive batches, many people receive the same spam at about the same time. Wouldn't it be a great thing if the first person to receive a particular piece of spam could send out a warning for the rest of us? That's the concept behind Vipul's Razor, a distributed network for reporting and filtering spam."

  • IBM developerWorks: Packaging software with RPM, Part 2 (Dec 21, 2001, 02:55)
    "RPM is a widely used tool for delivering software for Linux; users can easily install an RPM-packaged product. In this article, the second in a series, Dan explains how to package software without running as root, how to handle software that won't build on Linux without changes, and how to distribute your work."