Linux News for Dec 28, 2000
LinuxWorld: MindRover comes to Linux - CogniToy takes a different approach to strategy games (Dec 28, 2000, 23:27)
"If you have fond memories of Core War, or if you think the Mars
rover would have been more interesting with a rocket launcher
strapped on, then MindRover: The Europa Project is for you."
Linux Weekly News for December 28, 2000 (Dec 28, 2000, 20:40)
Leading items and editorials: And so the year comes to the
close, Some major development milestones we'd like to celebrate and
What will the next year bring?
LA Times: Linux's minuses outweigh pluses in 14-day trial (Dec 28, 2000, 20:34)
"In a quest to end my dependence on Microsoft, I embarked on a
14-day experiment. I tossed all my Microsoft programs and made
Linux my primary operating system."
Linus Torvalds: 2.4.0-test13-pre5 (Dec 28, 2000, 20:30)
"The main notables are the network fixes (uninitialized
skb->dev could and did cause oopses in ip_defrag) and the mm
fixes (dirty pages without mappings etc, causing problems in
PlanetIT: IBM Embraces Linux Throughout Its Line (Dec 28, 2000, 20:17)
"The technology giant hopes it has in Linux what Microsoft
potentially sees in Windows: a single operating system popular
across the entire computing spectrum, from desktops, laptops and
PDAs to wireless devices and other emerging computing
TurboLinux Security Announcement: fetchmail-5.5.0-2 and earlier (Dec 28, 2000, 20:11)
"The updated IMAP server released in errata advisory RHSA:102-04
exposes a bug in fetchmail's implementation of the AUTHENTICATE
SJ Mercury/AP: NetZero files patent lawsuit against rival; claims patent on pop-up ads (Dec 28, 2000, 19:45)
"NetZero claims that its patent covers the technology used to
present an on-screen advertising window that pops up separate from
an Internet browser."
Linux4Chemistry - Linux software for use in chemistry (Dec 28, 2000, 18:55)
Something over 150 chemistry programs that run on Linux are
currently listed, with links to other sites on Linux in
Lou's Views: Converging on a Linux Desktop? Part II (Dec 28, 2000, 17:00)
"Last time around, I talked about the question of whether Linux
users were starting to converge on a common desktop. This time,
let's look at the much thornier issues of whether that's a good
thing for everyone involved, and how we might get there."
ZDNet: The Year of Predicting Dangerously?; 2001 the "Year of Managed Services" for Linux? (Dec 28, 2000, 16:13)
"While leading high-tech companies--like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM
and Sun--are tripping over one another to claim they provide
better/faster/cheaper software-as-a-service platforms, I haven't
heard a single Linux vendor make such boasts. Yet the managed Linux
services from Eazel and Red Hat are poised to deliver some, though
not all, of the kind of Web services that the proprietary companies
NetworkWorld: Network management goes open source with Bluebird (Dec 28, 2000, 15:23)
"Bluebird's creators intend the software to be an open-source
alternative to large network management platforms, such as Tivoli,
HP?s OpenView and Aprisma's Spectrum. Bluebird uses standards-based
technologies - including Java in the core application engine and
XML in the reporting and interface modules - which make
applications less bulky and more customizable than proprietary
network management platforms..."
Rocklyte.com: The Athena Operating System (Dec 28, 2000, 14:20)
"Athena is Rocklyte Systems next generation, object based
operating system for the consumer market. It is currently being
produced and tested on the Linux kernel before programming starts
for a variety of other systems and consumer devices."
ReadersDigest.co.uk: European of the Year - Linus Torvalds (Dec 28, 2000, 14:11)
"The young man's name was Linus Torvalds. And what he sent out
to the world on that August night in 1991 has transformed the whole
landscape of computer use. ... Linux--the only successful computer
operating system yet created outside the US--has become an
LinuxPlanet: From the Desktop: Looking Back From the Next Millennium (Dec 28, 2000, 13:29)
Just in from the future: the Linux interface will survive and be
the model of all future computing efforts -- at least according to
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux: Four [big Unix vendor] weddings and a funeral stock market (Dec 28, 2000, 09:04)
"...the four top Unix vendors--IBM Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co.,
Compaq Corp., and Sun Microsystems--finally said "I do" to Linux in
2000. ... The power of Linux to attract developers away from
Microsoft Windows was the shotgun that marched Sun Microsystems to
the altar with Linux."
JabberCentral: Instant Messaging and Today's Teens (and Consumer Potential) (Dec 28, 2000, 07:40)
"My sister has over one hundred people in her AIM roster, and I
have thirty-seven....Even though I am actually helping develop the
technology, she uses it more than I do!"
osOpinion: UN*X on NT (Dec 28, 2000, 07:36)
"The sweetest way to run UN*X on NT for me is DOSMINIX.
Descended from Andrew Tanenbaum's venerable, though slightly old,
MINIX operating system, DOSMINIX is a full, source-code, BSD
licensed, UN*X powerhouse running in a cmd.exe box on NT (and
LinuxLookup: Abit KT7-RAID MotherBoard Review (Dec 28, 2000, 07:26)
"In the past, Abit has been quite innovative with its products,
and the KT7-RAID continues this tradition. Lets see how this baby
shapes up under Linux."
Linux.Conf.Au online registrations now available (Dec 28, 2000, 07:22)
Linux.Conf.Au, 17th-20th January 2001, Sydney, Australia has now
opened up online registrations
[Announce] New version of mysqlgui (Dec 28, 2000, 04:12)
"New version of mysqlgui, version 1.7.4 has hit our pages at the
Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #73 By Paul Emsley And Zack Brown (Dec 28, 2000, 00:23)
Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for
the previous week.