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Developer Linux News for Jan 18, 2002

  • LinuxPlanet: The Start X Files: Between the Sheets with KSpread (Jan 18, 2002, 21:54)
    In the office suite game, word processors are often ahead of their spreadsheet suite-mates. In the case of KOffice, that isn't so: KSpread holds its own as a partner with KWord. According to Brian Proffitt, though, it still lags behind a few other offerings in the Linux office apps world. A look at the good and bad of KSpread, a well-integrated spreadsheet in search of the right audience.

  • Kernel Cousin Wine #113 by Brian Vincent (Jan 18, 2002, 18:49)
    Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.

  • Havoc Pennington: What's New in GNOME 2 for Users (Jan 18, 2002, 17:56)
    "Lots of rumors have been going around that GNOME 2 won't have any new user-visible features, but while this was the plan and would have resulted in releasing sooner (cough), it's not really what happened. So here's some hype for you."

  • Kernel Cousin KDE #30 by Aaron J. Seigo (Jan 18, 2002, 17:01)
    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.

  • Opera 6 TP3 Released (Jan 18, 2002, 15:08)
    Opera Software has released the third technology preview release of its browser: Opera 6 for Linux. Download and changelog links within.

  • LinuxDevices.com: An interview with preemptible kernel patch maintainer, Robert Love (Jan 18, 2002, 10:00)
    "Rick Lehrbaum chats with Robert Love, the principal maintainer of an increasingly popular kernel-preemption patch that improves the real-time responsiveness of the Linux kernel. Love describes his role in the project, explains why the preemption enhancement is important to a broad range of Linux applications beyond just embedded/real-time (including end-users' desktops), and shares his vision of the future of Linux in the embedded and desktop markets."