Developer Linux News for Mar 27, 2002
LinuxDevices: MS Office Arrives on the Linux Desktop (Mar 27, 2002, 22:00)
"CodeWeavers' new CrossOver Office product delivers on the
long-standing goal of the Wine project : making it easy for anyone
to successfully install and run Windows software on Linux systems,
using a simple point-and-click process. It works so well, and the
Windows programs that it currently supports run so smoothly, that
it makes me feel slightly guilty -- as though I'm somehow
KernelNewbies.org: Kernel 2.5 Status--March 27th, 2002 (Mar 27, 2002, 19:00)
Status report summary, link to full notes within.
Enterprise Linux Today: CodeWeavers Releases CrossOver Office (Mar 27, 2002, 16:00)
CodeWeavers, Inc. today announced the release of CrossOver
Office, a software solution that allows enterprise-level Linux
users to install and operate Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes on
their PCs without the Windows operating system.
ZDNet: Raymond: Mac OS X Too Restrictive (Mar 27, 2002, 13:00)
"Apple may be courting open-source developers with its
Unix-based Mac OS X, but it doesn't have all open-source gurus
convinced. Eric Raymond, the co-founder of the Open Source
Initiative, told ZDNet UK that he, for one, finds Apple's "public
source" licence too restrictive..."
LinuxProgramming: Python-URL! - Weekly Python news and links (Mar 26) (Mar 27, 2002, 11:00)
All that's news this week in Python.
Bram Moolenaar: Vim 6.1 Released (Mar 27, 2002, 09:30)
"This is a bugfix release of Vim. Since Vim 6.0 many reported
problems have been fixed..."
NewsForge: DemoLinux: A Painless Way to Try Linux (Mar 27, 2002, 03:00)
"Enter DemoLinux. First offered at Linux Expo Paris in February
2000, DemoLinux allows people to test drive Linux without needing
to install the operating system. Just boot it from the CD. No hard
drive partitioning. No lengthy installation process. No up-front
work at all..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19-pre4-ac2 (Mar 27, 2002, 01:40)
Changelogs, mirror link within.
developerWorks: Graphics Programming with libtiff (Mar 27, 2002, 01:00)
"TIFF is an extremely common but quite complex raster image
format. Libtiff, a standard ANSI C implementation of the TIFF
specification, is free and works on many operating systems. This
article discusses some of the pitfalls of TIFF and guides you
through use of the libtiff library. The article also shows examples
of how to use libtiff for your black-and-white imaging