Developer Linux News for Sep 29, 1999
Linux Journal: Dispelling the Great "There Aren't Any Applications" Myth (Sep 29, 1999, 23:07)
"There's just one problem with the "No Apps" myth: it's no
longer true. The apps are here--it's up to us to prove it."
Linux Journal: Andover.Net Goes Dutch in Stock Offering (Sep 29, 1999, 22:52)
"Andover.Net's OpenIPO is set up specifically to make sure all
bidders have an equal shot at the new stock."
Linux Orbit: The Newbie takes on VMWare for Linux (Sep 29, 1999, 21:56)
"Now you might ask, why would one need VMware when they already
have the ability of running Windows and as many Linux systems as
their hard drive can handle on the same PC. Well its because of the
need to reboot."
SRO: Inprise Joins Corel On The Linux Course (Sep 29, 1999, 21:18)
"Kylix will represent the first full-featured, Windows-style RAD
environment for Linux."
Inprise Developer News: Inprise signals Linux intentions (Sep 29, 1999, 20:43)
"In a flurry of announcements, Inprise Corp. this week signaled
its intention to be the industry's leading vendor of development
tools and databases for the Linux platform."
LinuxPR: Magic Software Donates $10,000 To Wildlife Group On Behalf Of Penguins (Sep 29, 1999, 20:18)
"Company To No Longer Use Live Penguins To Promote Its Linux
E-Commerce Times: OpenSales Opens Door To Free E-Commerce (Sep 29, 1999, 17:31)
"And, with our full support of Linux and open-source
developments, we look forward to enhancing our solutions while
contributing to a technological movement that will liberate users
from the limitations of restrictive systems and solutions."
E-Commerce Times: Corel, EBIZ Roll Out Linux-Based PC, Spark Controversy (Sep 29, 1999, 17:21)
"As is often the case with Linux-related news items,
TheLinuxStore's partnership with Corel has attracted criticism. One
participant in an online Linux posting group commented, "Does
anybody else find it ironic that a company called The Linux Store
runs their shop on a Windows NT setup?"
CNET News.com: Corel, others legitimize alternative IM software (Sep 29, 1999, 17:17)
"...alternative instant messaging products are cropping up that
intend to both compete and interoperate with AOL's market-leading
CNET News.com: Could Sueltz bring end to Sun, HP Java fight? (Sep 29, 1999, 16:48)
"...Sueltz, who formerly led IBM's Java efforts, could well
signal the first step by Sun toward a more accommodating approach
to companies like HP over Java-licensing conflicts."
Wired: PrivacyX Browser Boomerangs (Sep 29, 1999, 16:40)
"...the company on Tuesday invited cryptographers to bring the
browser back under an as-yet-unspecified open source license."
ComputerWorld: Microsoft to ship NT-based thin-client software (Sep 29, 1999, 16:37)
"...based on Windows NT 4.0 Embedded, is a leaner version...
intended for single-task workers and niche applications such as
retail cash registers."
Zope Weekly News for September 28, 1999 (Sep 29, 1999, 16:29)
Linuxtopia.com: Is Linux for you? (Sep 29, 1999, 16:06)
"Some people hear the phrase "command prompt" and run away like
Forrest Gump runs from a bully. Others are intrigued by the fact
that a computer can run all day and not crash."
IT-Analysis: The Linux-PlayStation double whammy (Sep 29, 1999, 15:30)
"One way or another, the consumer space is likely to be linked
with the Internet. It's looking as if the Sony PlayStation and
Linux based wireless devices could be the two principal
technologies that dominate that space."
From UNIX to the desktop: a semiotic perspective on digital (r)evolution (Sep 29, 1999, 15:08)
"By drawing an analogy with how violently people reacted against
abstract art in the beginning of the 20th century and how users
today react against non-iconic user interfaces, one understands why
the amount of realism involved in iconic representations is a
The Register: New Transmeta patent reveals x-86 killer design (Sep 29, 1999, 14:52)
"But don't you think that, with the latest information going
into the public domain, that Transmeta's secret is more or less
blown? Might as well announce it then - over to you, Linus."
Upside: Growing the Open Source Organism (Sep 29, 1999, 14:42)
"We think the operating-system space is covered pretty well,"
Weiner says. "Let's move on to the next generation: applications,
groupware, platform integration tools."
BW: Apropos Retail Management Systems To Install...Retail Management Software for St. John Knits (Sep 29, 1999, 14:21)
"Linux is the operating system of choice for St. John Knits for
the in-store systems at all retail locations. "Most of our new
clients are choosing Linux for new store implementations," said
McNall. "The track record of success we've had with Linux
implementations is absolutely outstanding."
PRNewswire: Inprise Launches Web-Based Newsmagazine for Developer Community Site (Sep 29, 1999, 14:15)
"Developer News provides a new edition every weekday, consisting
of in-depth industry news, events, products and trends. The content
for Developer News is based on a daily rotation of topics of
particular interest to developers including: Visual Basic, Java,
C++, Delphi and Linux."
Crossroads: RTLinux: An Interview with Victor Yodaiken (Sep 29, 1999, 06:04)
"For Linux tasks, the realtime system can look just like a
device that can read and written. You can write a realtime
application as a Perl program or even a shell script that gets data
from the realtime "device" and sends commands to that "device."
Crossroads: Parallel Computing With Linux (Sep 29, 1999, 05:50)
"No two Beowulf clusters are the same. In fact, their hardware
and software configurations are so flexible and customizable that
they present a wide array of possibilities."
Crossroads: Linux DSP Shell (Sep 29, 1999, 05:33)
"If the image acquisition component of the telepathology system
had the potential to render preliminary diagnostic results in
certain cases, this would allow the physician to make a complete
diagnosis in a shorter period of time. This approach to
telepathology is a primary motivation behind the Linux DSP
Smart Computing: Microsoft Alternative (Sep 29, 1999, 04:52)
"Although versions of Linux may some day claim a broad enough
share of the market to force Microsoft to shift its business model,
many proponents say the whole point right now is choice, not
Wine News for September 27th (Sep 29, 1999, 02:26)
You can now read the Wine project news for September
Linus development kernel Linux 2.3.18ac10 released (Sep 29, 1999, 01:34)