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Developer Linux News for Jan 22, 2002

  • GNOME Summary for 2002-01-13 - 2002-01-19 (Jan 22, 2002, 23:04)
    This week: User-visible changes in GNOME 2.0; AbiWord closes in on 1.0; New GNOME website moving forward; GNOME 2.0 desktop Alpha; theme engines ported to GNOME 2; more.

  • The Register: How Microsoft drove me to Linux (Jan 22, 2002, 21:55)
    "It's the XP 'product activation' slavery agreement that drove me, finally, to Linux. And fortunately, a lot of the newer Linux distros now install nicely on any x86 machine. I've been able to install it successfully and then refer to the documentation to tweak it properly, just as I used to do with Microsoft's products..."

  • WinInformant.com: Top Stories of 2001, #5: Linux Falters on the Desktop (Jan 22, 2002, 20:15)
    WinInfo's take on 'The Year That Was' in Desktop Linux: "But as 2001 came to a close, any hope that Linux would supplant Windows desktop versions ebbed right along with it. Linux isn't a disaster, of course; the OS commands a healthy percentage of the small-server market. But the one-time Linux steamroller has stalled at the Gates of Windows, and the fact that the desktop is one market Linux will never conquer has become increasingly obvious. Besides, if you want a desktop UNIX, Mac OS X is so much more elegant."

  • Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.18-pre6 (Jan 22, 2002, 19:40)
    "Well, I ended up including a wrong patch in pre5. Do not use it."

  • LinuxProgramming: Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Jan 22) (Jan 22, 2002, 18:52)
    All the latest news from the Tcl world.

  • Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.18-pre5 (Jan 22, 2002, 18:44)
    "I was waiting for the icmp overflow problem to be fixed to release this kernel, but it only exists only on 2.2." [ This release has been rather rapidly supplanted by 2.4.18-pre6. ]

  • LinuxPR: Redmond Linux Corp. becomes Lycoris and Redmond Linux Personal becomes Desktop/LX. (Jan 22, 2002, 16:01)
    "The name change is part of an ongoing effort to gain independence and brand recognition in the growing Linux software market. In addition, Lycoris' desktop operating system, formally known as Redmond Linux Personal, is becoming Desktop/LX. The company is setting the stage for a wider range of products and services that center around its flagship product."

  • LinuxPR: Blue Linux Beta Release 1.0 (Jan 22, 2002, 15:59)
    "Today Blue Linux is very pleased to announce the release of Blue Linux Release Candidate 1. This release brings the base system and development tools to the public. Included in Blue Linux is Adobe Acrobat Reader 4, Real Player 8, Flash 5, Fully anti-aliased KDE 2.2, and much more."

  • KDE::Enterprise: Interview with Conectiva (Jan 22, 2002, 13:09)
    "KDE is just the best desktop environment in existance for the linux market. Period. No other desktop solution comes even close to KDE's small learning curve and, perhaps more important, stability. That's the main reason why KDE has been so widely used in our corporate customers. As a linux-base company, we needed a desktop option when we offered our services to potential customers. KDE fitted right in."

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.3-pre3 (Jan 22, 2002, 02:23)
    "Basically, the biggest change in pre3 is the one that a lot of people have been discussing and working on, namely splitting up the inodes so that we don't need to have the union of every possible filesystem type in "struct inode" and waste memory."