Linux News for Jan 30, 2000
CNET News.com: Microsoft patches Windows 2000 security hole (Jan 30, 2000, 23:46)
"Microsoft achieved a dubious milestone this week, releasing the
first security patch for its Windows 2000 operating system, despite
the fact that the OS is still a few weeks away from its official
Linux.com: Quake3 Server How-to (Jan 30, 2000, 16:42)
"A Quake 3 server is a virtual location for Quake 3 players from
all over the network (in most cases, the Internet) to connect to
and frag each other."
Linux Gazette: Use the Source, Luke: Compiling and installing from source code (Jan 30, 2000, 16:36)
"One of the greatest strengths of the Open Source movement is
the availability of source code for almost every program. This
article will discuss in general terms, with some examples, how to
install a program from source code rather than a precompiled binary
IBM developerWorks: GNOMEnclature: Graphics made easy using the GNOME Canvas (Jan 30, 2000, 16:31)
"GNOME Canvas is a powerful graphics tool that can help you
present data, build games, and much more."
Linux Gazette: Linux From Scratch HOWTO (Jan 30, 2000, 16:27)
"This document describes the process of creating your own Linux
system from scratch, using nothing but the sources of needed
Advogato.org: The Thrill of OpenSource Programming (Jan 30, 2000, 16:22)
"I started work on this project around the beginning of
December. I write this editorial because I was told by one person
"I still don't understand why people code things and give them away
for free". Another reason why I write this, is to remind people of
the "fun" of programming."
IBM developerWorks: Java, threads, and scheduling in Linux, Patching the kernel scheduler... (Jan 30, 2000, 16:16)
"This paper examines the performance of the Linux kernel when
the system is running a Java program using the IBM Developer Kit
for Linux, Java Technology Edition, Version 1.1.8."
O'Reilly.com: The Eighth Annual Python Conference: Day Two (Jan 30, 2000, 16:11)
"Python is ideally suited for this task, Frank believes, because
it is clean and simple; the syntax doesn't get in the way of the
programming logic. Also, much to its credit, Python is also a
practical language that students can use to accomplish real
O'Reilly.com: The Eighth Annual Python Conference: Day One (Jan 30, 2000, 16:05)
"Companies are demonstrating their Python-based products. There
is venture capital here. There are people here because they want to
learn about Python. This year, mark my words: Python is here to
Linux.com: Staffing Your Linux Solution (Jan 30, 2000, 16:00)
"So...you are considering trying Linux in your office. You know
it could benefit your IT department from a technical standpoint.
The price is right. What is left to consider?"
CRN: Linux Technology Making Headway Into Government (Jan 30, 2000, 15:56)
"Our business is to make it easy for our customers to buy
technology products. So as our customers have started to demand
Linux, we wanted to build a portfolio of solution sets for them
that facilitated that."
InfoWorld: Linux lands a top-tier Java IDE (Jan 30, 2000, 15:51)
"The package looks and feels like its Windows cousin -- right
down to the keyboard accelerators -- so if you're familiar with
JBuilder for Windows, you won't have any difficulty using the Linux
Linux Journal: T/TCP: TCP for Transactions (Jan 30, 2000, 15:44)
"For my final-year project, I implemented T/TCP for Linux at the
University of Limerick in April 1998."
Identical Software: Open Game Source: Freeciv (Jan 30, 2000, 15:35)
"Freeciv includes a hacking guide to help new developers."
InfoWorld: Latest Domino release shines (Jan 30, 2000, 15:29)
"Domino R5 needs better installation instruction, but it is
quick to configure, deploy, and learn. With great scalability,
fail-over transactional integrity, and improved Internet protocol
support, Domino R5 is a solid groupware solution."
InfoWorld: OpenLinux eServer not yet a contender (Jan 30, 2000, 15:17)
"Attracting Linux converts in the corporate world is a tricky
business. While Linux die-hards want all the free software and
options they can get, corporate IT managers demand reliable servers
that require minimal effort to install and manage."
Investment.com: Linux - Penguin Or Turkey? (Jan 30, 2000, 15:13)
"Many investors and not just amateur investors, have been left
confused at recent Internet company valuations."
Freshmeat: Is Linux for Crazies? (Jan 30, 2000, 15:08)
"The quandary, for me, is that I cannot plead for unity in the
Linux world, because I'm not happy with what unity has wrought
within the Windows world; and yet I sympathize with the newcomer
whose first decision about Linux is, "Which Linux?"
LinuxPR: Linux Will Be...at 'LinuxWorld' with The EnlightenDSM Systems Management Solution (Jan 30, 2000, 15:04)
"Enlighten Software Solutions shows the world's first
multi-platform management solution for the open-source Linux
operating environment and the first cross-platform management for
Linux to include Unix and Windows."
InfoWorld: Larry Augustin: VA Linux Systems' president and CEO examines the...Linux market... (Jan 30, 2000, 15:00)
"VA Linux Systems has distinguished itself from other Linux
providers by offering complete systems and systems integration. But
now, in an increasingly crowded Linux marketplace, VA Linux faces
the challenge of competing with the likes of IBM and Compaq."
mozillaZine: "Reports of Mozilla's Failure Have Been Greatly Exaggerated" (Jan 30, 2000, 04:26)
"Mozilla, the open-source Web browser project upon which
Netscape Communications (now a subsidiary of America Online) is
building Communicator 5.0, has so far gotten a pretty bad rap in
the press. Being a long-time follower and advocate of the project,
I am still unclear how this could be the case."