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Developer Linux News for Mar 25, 1999

  • Infoworld: AOL reorganizes to fold in Netscape, to lay off 1,000 (Mar 25, 1999, 21:36)
    "America Online on Wednesday announced it would reorganize... and would lay off between 700 and 1,000 workers from AOL and Netscape combined."

  • Corel Corporation announces first quarter fiscal 1999 results (Mar 25, 1999, 21:11)
    "Net loss for the quarter was $14.6 million or $0.24 per share..."

  • Linux kernel 2.2.4ac1 released (Mar 25, 1999, 19:09)

  • Ars Technica: K Desktop Environment 1.1 Review (Mar 25, 1999, 15:38)
    "Personally, I believe that KDE 1.1 is a modestly extensible, quick, and stable environment, and I think you'll see from this review that KDE is putting a face on Linux that's bridging the gap between so-called established, "easy to use" OSes--like Windows and the MacOS--and Linux, the mythically evil, CLI-based realm of pain and suffering."

  • Reuters: Microsoft admits to misleading IE claims (Mar 25, 1999, 13:21)
    "When Microsoft claimed a new record for IE 5.0 downloads, it admitted stretching the truth about IE 4.0"

  • NewsDay: Powerful Potential (Mar 25, 1999, 13:17)
    "With user-friendly facelift, Linux could displace Windows"

  • Maclean's: Bill Gates besieged (Mar 25, 1999, 12:58)
    Earlier we reported on a Maclean's story, not yet available. Today it is available for reading on their website.

  • Interactive Week: Open source, closed minds (Mar 25, 1999, 12:53)
    "But what transpired was a display of how far the open source code movement has to go if it is to integrate its own objectives with the mainstream that it hopes to conquer."

  • CNET AOL to cut up to 1,000 jobs (Mar 25, 1999, 10:29)
    "America Online today announced a sweeping reorganization that includes up to 1,000 job cuts divided between AOL and newly acquired Netscape Communications."

  • PC Magazine: Linux: An Underdog Emerges (Mar 25, 1999, 10:04)
    "Pundits in the industry--including yours truly--have long been saying that the greatest threat to Microsoft isn't another large company but rather someone no one has heard of. The idea sounded good, but when we all started saying it, it was just a theory. Now that theory is being put to the test. The concept has some history behind it. From the sixties until the mid-eighties, IBM was the clear master of the computing universe. While IBM saw larger companies such as Digital Equipment Corp. and AT&T as its major competitors, its role was actually usurped by the then-little-known Microsoft. In the transition from big systems to personal computers, a new leader emerged."

  • Computer Currents: Japan PC Makers Hop On Linux (Mar 25, 1999, 09:23)
    "For Japanese users and supporters of the Linux operating system, it's been a good week. A string of announcements from major hardware makers has pushed Linux towards the big time, and headlines, in Japan."

  • interviews Larry Augustin of VA Research (Mar 25, 1999, 09:21)
    This is a web-broadcast only, and requires realplayer to listen.

  • LinuxWorld: The Story of The Linux Kernel (Mar 25, 1999, 09:02)
    "In this excerpt from O'Reilly & Associates' newly-released book "Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution," Linus Torvalds explains some of the key architectural decisions he made in bringing the Linux kernel to its present state."

  • Boston Globe: Linux makeover (Mar 25, 1999, 08:51)
    "Even in the software business, looks matter. Which is why the red-hot Linux operating system is getting some cosmetic surgery."

  • Richard Stallman -- Re: 15 Years of Free Software (Mar 25, 1999, 00:01)
    Responses to readers' comments.