Linux News for Jan 29, 2000
Linux Journal: KDE--The Next Generation (Jan 29, 2000, 23:24)
"Get ready to jazz up your desktop--get KDE 2.0."
Kernel Cousin gimp-devel #11 Is Out (Jan 29, 2000, 22:43)
Newsletter of the Gimp developers' mailing list prepared by Alex
Harford. The Gimp is a high-end, open-source graphics application
which competes with Adobe Photoshop.
InfoWorld: Corel Linux OS ideal for the desktop (Jan 29, 2000, 21:33)
"By combining the Debian Linux distribution, Corel-developed
graphical utilities, and an automatic install, Corel has discovered
the formula for desktop Linux."
Technology Evaluation: IBM Jumps on the Linux Bandwagon with Both Feet, Sort Of (Jan 29, 2000, 20:27)
"IBM will "Linux-enable" all of its hardware platforms as well
as port applications and middleware to Linux. In addition, it will
work closely with the open-source community to develop and promote
standards and make certain of its technologies available as open
Tobias H�vekamp: European Union acknowledges "Open Source Software" (Jan 29, 2000, 19:28)
"At the end of 1999 the final draft of the IST workprogramme 2000 was released. I was surprised and pleased that the expression "open source software" even made it into the vision statement that summarises the workprogramme orientations."
Skåne Sjælland Linux User Group: Open Source is a hot topic in Denmark (Jan 29, 2000, 19:21)
"Monday January 17th the Danish Ministry of Research held a
hearing about which strong encryption tools and/or protocols the
Danish government should use for communication with the
ClickZ Network: Law vs. Net on DeCSS (Jan 29, 2000, 18:31)
"Thus, a classic battle is joined, the power of the law vs. the
power of the Net, the need of "information to be free" against the
need to protect copyright."
TheLinuxGurus.org: FTP In One Easy Lesson (Jan 29, 2000, 18:19)
"Most people are familiar with graphical FTP clients that let
you click and drag files from one machine to another, we will not
learn about GUI ftp clients, we will learn about running ftp from
the command line."
Petition For a Linux Port of the QuickTime Player (Jan 29, 2000, 18:00)
"We've decided to politely petition Apple to release a quality
and up-to-date QuickTime movie player for Linux. Why shouldn't
Linux be able to play QuickTime flicks just as well as those
UNIX and LINUX Computing Journal: User Management Tools (Jan 29, 2000, 17:54)
"There are many user management tools available both in GUI and
TUI form available, it is my feeling (and preference) that the
command line tools provided are much more terse and succinct in
Investor's Business Daily: IBM Hopes Linux Is The Key To E-Business, Server Doors (Jan 29, 2000, 17:34)
"IBM Corp. recently aligned with one of the more popular
technologies of the last two years when it said it would
incorporate the Linux operating system in all of its new
Linux Journal: Marc Moves Out (Jan 29, 2000, 16:47)
"Atipa Linux Solutions has announced that Marc Torres, formerly
president of the Linux distribution company SuSE, is now the Chief
Technology Officer for Atipa."
Ext2: Kernel space SMP Programming Part 2 (Jan 29, 2000, 16:33)
"I want to expand upon the previous article and show some tricks
that can be done with the more advanced types of spinlocks."
dotcomma: MySQL Database Interaction with Perl (Jan 29, 2000, 16:06)
"Perl uses many different methods to interact with databases,
and below, I am outlining how to use just some of the methods."
InfoWorld: Linux presses forward (Jan 29, 2000, 15:50)
"The story of how Ivereigh integrated the open-source system
into his company sheds light on how Linux is shedding its cult
status and going mainstream."
Linux Journal: Linux in Education, Linux Goes to Algebra Class (Jan 29, 2000, 15:44)
"Why Linux? For starters, it's a free operating system! The
source is freely available, so if there is a need to fix something,
it can be done without external assistance."
Linux.com: The DVD Cartel (Jan 29, 2000, 15:27)
"The DVD cartel is not attempting to stop piracy, nor protect
its trade secrets. It is trying to maintain its hold on how, where,
and which legal DVDs can be played!"
InfoWorld: Linux vendors think small (Jan 29, 2000, 15:22)
"While the LinuxWorld expo in New York this week will showcase a
raft of new technologies that spans the product spectrum, several
major developers will be zeroing in on desktop clients as well as
embedded and handheld devices."
PRNewswire: Xi Graphics, Inc. Announces New Graphics Product Line for Linux (Jan 29, 2000, 15:15)
"The 3D Linux drivers are OpenGL 1.1.1 compliant, support libGLU
and libGL, and are available for download from Xi Graphics' Web
LinuxPR: Tech Soft America to give first public display of Parasolid� Kernel Modeler for Linux (Jan 29, 2000, 15:10)
"Parasolid reseller to demonstrate new Linux version at Linux
World Expo, February 2-4 in New York City in Booth #673."
LinuxPR: Tech Soft...Announces FREE Personal Use License for the HOOPS 3D Application... (Jan 29, 2000, 15:05)
"FREE 3D Graphics Framework, enabling rapid development of
commercial-grade applications, will be on display at Linux World
Expo, Booth #673"
PRNewswire: Kx Systems Introduces Kdb for Linux Powerful Database System for All Platforms (Jan 29, 2000, 15:01)
"Kdb on Linux provides an inexpensive, robust and reliable
alternative for high performance database applications."
Linux Today Feature: IBM on 'Open Source' Solaris: Get Real! (Jan 29, 2000, 02:27)
" 'IBM looked at all the trade-offs involved in making AIX code
available and concluded that it would just confuse the market.'
...this may be precisely Sun's objective..."
LinuxWorld: The desktops less traveled: Part 2 (Jan 29, 2000, 01:45)
"These alternatives to KDE and GNOME prove that the Linux
desktop arena is anything but small."
CNET News.com: Alpha version of Mozilla makes debut (Jan 29, 2000, 01:21)
"Mozilla.org has released the long-awaited "alpha" version of
its open source Web browser, dubbed M13, in a signal that the
troubled project may finally be putting some of its problems behind
Linux development kernel 2.3.41 released (Jan 29, 2000, 01:08)