Linux News for Jul 30, 2000
LinuxPR: LhD: Linux Hardware Database's Driver Database Contains Over 800 Drivers (Jul 30, 2000, 20:47)
"LhD's device driver database is the largest single source for
Linux device drivers, and the only database which links drivers
with a database of supported products."
LinuxDevices.com: Are QNX style messaging tools for Linux "SIMPL"? (Jul 30, 2000, 20:37)
"...the QNX messaging scheme is "an intuitive and simple to
understand, yet immensely powerful, way of designing distributed
Linux kernel 2.2.17pre14 (Jul 30, 2000, 20:18)
Technocrat.net: Galeon and Mozilla License Issues (Jul 30, 2000, 20:08)
"We want to resolve this issue as soon as possible so everyone
can freely distribute Galeon without worrying about license
BSD Today: Experiencing audio with XMMS, splay, kmpg and mpg123 (Jul 30, 2000, 19:55)
"While I'm sure you've all heard of them with the injunctions
with Napster and MP3.com, it's often hard choosing a player in the
sea of applications out there."
SJ Mercury/Reuters: Napster legal scrap could backfire on record Industry (Jul 30, 2000, 19:09)
"Napster would never have existed if the major labels had
fulfilled the demand for downloadable songs by major artists."
Eric Raymond: Two Faces and Big Lies (Jul 30, 2000, 18:59)
DeCSS. Napster. These are two faces of a revolution ... As with
every power shift in progress, these technologies have attracted
vocal partisans and bitter enemies.
LinuxWorld: The death of Microsoft Office (Jul 30, 2000, 18:28)
"Greater interoperability between KDE and GNOME components is
supposedly already in the works. Sun's choice of Bonobo will simply
increase the pressure on KDE to make its component architecture
work seamlessly with Bonobo."
Freshmeat: The World Free Web (Jul 30, 2000, 17:39)
"I propose that FreeNet be integrated into the Mozilla cache
structure, allowing users to form a sort of "browsers' cooperative"
in which pages are freely shared in a giant collective caching
LinuxDevices.com: Inder Singh on the merger of LynuxWorks and ISDCorp (Jul 30, 2000, 17:18)
"LynuxWorks chairman Inder Singh speaks with LinuxDevices.com
founder Rick Lehrbaum about the significance of the merger to the
two companies, the benefits to embedded Linux customers, and how
the idea for the merger emerged."
InternetNews.com: Upstarts Gunning for Napster (Jul 30, 2000, 16:50)
"But what makes these particular cases interesting is that it
shows that the plaintiff parties are going after anyone and
everyone who exchanges intellectual property -- and doesn't
exchange money to use it."
ISP-Planet: Has the RIAA Made the Internet Illegal? (Jul 30, 2000, 16:24)
"The implications of Judge Patel's Napster ruling may be far
wider than you realize. Is file sharing illegal? Are links subject
About.com: The Shrinking Future of Linux (Jul 30, 2000, 15:51)
"In a trend which marks a departure of sorts from the Unix and
large-scale computing roots of Linux, manufacturers of all kinds of
small and even tiny devices are embracing Linux as the embedded
operating system of choice."
VNU Net: Sun shines light on open source suite (Jul 30, 2000, 15:20)
"But opening up the suite's source code could potentially hurt
Office resellers and will give the fledgling offering a lift by
enabling software developers other than Sun itself to boost its
Linux.ie: Beginning GTK+/GNOME Programming [Book Review] (Jul 30, 2000, 14:44)
"The book starts with an "intro to GTK+/GNOME", which I liked.
Peter writes with the confidence of a tour guide, taking you
through the sights, explaining in an informal manner how to make up
Makefiles that know where to get the various libraries, includes
etc. that you will use in learning GTK+/GNOME."
Linux for Newbies: Home Networking, pt. 2: Samba (Jul 30, 2000, 14:15)
"This month we'll set up Linux as a server on our shared
Linux/Windows network. We'll implement a solution called Samba, a
versatile open-source product that allows us to integrate our Linux
and Windows computers into a single, seamless network."
Linux for Newbies: Home Networking, pt. 1 (Jul 30, 2000, 13:48)
"Whenever you have more than one PC in the home environment, it
makes sense to think in terms of networking them together to be
able to share resources such as printers and disk space, and to be
able to move files easily from one system to another."
TechWR-L: A Tech Writer's Guide to the Open Source Movement (Part 2) (Jul 30, 2000, 13:24)
"Until recently, most Open Source projects were small. They
focused on the needs of the developers who wrote them."
TechWR-L: A Tech Writer's Guide to the Open Source Movement (Part 1) (Jul 30, 2000, 12:50)
"That roar you hear in the distance is the Open Source bandwagon
coming your way. John Patrick, Vice President of Internet
Technologies at IBM, considers Linux--a single Open Source
technology--as revolutionary as the personal computer and the
LinuxPR: Penguinista DSL Project Announces New Test Program to Get DSL Service Installed Quicker... (Jul 30, 2000, 00:30)
"Although the Penguinista DSL Project is progressing we have
developed statistics that are very bothersome. Of those who have
qualified and signed up for the service; nationally only 30% have
actually gotten installed... This is pathetic, and further evidence
that the RBOCS (Regional Bell Operating Companies) really do not
have the public interest at heart."
GeekNews.org: A mini-report from Defcon Day One (Jul 30, 2000, 00:09)
"The other talk with feds I attended was by a gentleman from the
CIA. ... He answered a bunch of questions from the audience with a
frankness I really wasn't expecting. It shows that not all feds are