Developer Linux News for Mar 30, 2000
ZDNet: Has the Linux 'dream machine' arrived? (Mar 30, 2000, 23:35)
"Customers playing with it (Linux for S/390) are finding
interest in running multiple instances of Linux on a single
ZDNet: MS plays the 'open source' card (Mar 30, 2000, 23:17)
"The moral of this week's story: You can't have it both
PC Week: StarOffice upgrade due in Q2 (Mar 30, 2000, 22:54)
"StarOffice 5.2 will be larger (with more code), faster, more
scalable and robust, and more interoperable with other office
SRO: Smoke Screen Concessions? (Mar 30, 2000, 22:34)
"None of the concessions they are supposedly offering damages
them in any way. It's like they've already slain the enemy, and now
they are offering to drop their sword."
WideOpenNews: Open Source Developers Need to Convince Fence-Sitters (Mar 30, 2000, 22:11)
"A new study from Survey.com underlines the ways open source
Unix developers can win over IT professionals considering the
switch to Linux or open BSD."
CNET News.com: Novell retools for the Internet (Mar 30, 2000, 21:59)
"...Tucows.com, a Web distributor of software and Internet
addresses, will utilize its 'DigitalMe' personal information tool
for computer users as well as its back-end directory services
software, or NDS..."
InfoWorld: Patent office seeks to quiet critics with new oversight initiative (Mar 30, 2000, 21:57)
"Having a senior-level examiner give a second review to all of
these patents, with an eye toward the scope of the claim, could
reduce the number of erroneously issued patents."
CNET News.com: VA Linux adds major customers (Mar 30, 2000, 21:44)
"The deals highlight one area where Linux is gaining a foothold:
large numbers of slim servers stacked in racks, attached to the
Internet and often connected to a more powerful back-end
VNU Net: Novell prepares Bulletproof groupware (Mar 30, 2000, 21:39)
"The next release of Novell's Groupwise groupware product will
run natively on Solaris and Linux, as well as the company's own
LinuxPR: ISDCorp Announces Cooperative Agreement With MIPS Technologies To Deliver Royal Linux For MIPS (Mar 30, 2000, 20:04)
LinuxWorld: An interview with Richard Stallman (Mar 30, 2000, 19:25)
"He also talked about patent pools and the League for
Programming Freedom, and about money-squeezers and possible
solutions for the problem of software patents."
LinuxPR: Chinese/English Wordprocessor for Linux OS Developed by Korean Vendor (Mar 30, 2000, 19:06)
"...HancomLinux,Inc. has completed development of the simplified
Chinese/English input enabled wordprocessor 'HancomWord R5'."
Opera.com: Opera releases Tech Preview 3 of Opera 4.0a for Linux (Mar 30, 2000, 19:00)
Kernel Cousin Samba #18 By Peter Samuelson (Mar 30, 2000, 19:00)
Samba is an open source software suite that provides seamless
file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients.
WINE 20000326 has been released (Mar 30, 2000, 18:24)
Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix
LinuxPlanet: Linux and Oracle: NetLedger's Real-World Solution Detailed (Mar 30, 2000, 18:03)
"That Linux should have survived the rugged evaluation process
devised by NetLedger CIO Dave Durkee isn't surprising to Linux
aficionados, but may come as a surprise to UNIX gurus who still are
unconvinced of the power of Linux when compared to high-performance
32BitsOnline: The X-Box cometh (Mar 30, 2000, 16:40)
"With PCs, the PC manufacturer only pays Microsoft for every
copy of the operating system that goes into every PC. ...not so
with Nintendo, Sony or Sega. Each game disk or cartridge has a copy
of the console operating system itself... That means every console
game sold has to pay a license..."
CCN: Corel's Linux Market Share Grows! (Mar 30, 2000, 15:32)
"... as of November 1999, Corel held a 2.3 per cent* share of
the Linux US retail market. That market share has increased by more
than 8 times to 19.3 per cent**as of February 2000."
IBM developerWorks: Inside the Red Hat Advanced Development lab (Mar 30, 2000, 15:21)
"Havoc Pennington and Owen Taylor of Red Hat give developerWorks
the scoop on GNOME and open source development at the RHAD lab: the
kind of people they work with, current projects on Linux, GNOME and
Palm Pilot, GNOME hackers, coding elves, and more."
LinuxPR: BuyPogo.com Acquires XComputing, Inc And Announces Development of a New Linux Distribution (Mar 30, 2000, 14:51)
"The distribution, Pogo Linux, will allow the user to run
Windows and Linux simultaneously."
BW: netLibrary to Distribute eBook Versions of All Future Bestsellers from O'Reilly & Associates (Mar 30, 2000, 13:50)
"... will begin to carry all frontlist and backlist
Reuters: Goldman Sachs takes stake in Korea Linux firm (Mar 30, 2000, 13:42)
"Linux One Inc, a South Korean developer of services and
software for the Linux operating system, said on Thursday Goldman
Sachs had agreed to buy six billion won ($5.4 million) in new
shares to take a 10 percent stake in the firm."
Kernel Cousin debian-hurd #41 By Zack Brown Is Out (Mar 30, 2000, 13:33)
Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for
the previous week.
AbiWord Weekly News for March 29, 2000 (Mar 30, 2000, 03:28)
Features include: Development News, On The List, Project of the
Week, Bugzilla Status and Other News. Read it here.
GNOME 2.0 Steering Committee minutes (Mar 30, 2000, 02:51)
"Here are the notes from the first meeting of the GNOME 2.0
Steering Committee that was held on March 28, 2000 at 16:00
LinuxPR: ErgoTech Rolls Out Latest Virtual Instrumentation Beans (Mar 30, 2000, 02:07)
"ErgoTech also offers a simple drag-and-drop tool, the Virtual
Instrumentation Constructor for testing the components and
developing basic applets. This VIC is free of charge from
ErgoTech's Web site and does not require any Java programming."
LinuxPR: Linux Media Labs & Linux Media Arts join together to develop Linux Media Software (Mar 30, 2000, 02:02)
"We will be announcing during NAB the installation of our
non-linear editing system in several post-production companies and
also the announcement of a video assist project for a major motion
picture in Hollywood in the summer of 2000."
Midgard Weekly Summary for 29th of March, 2000 (#34) (Mar 30, 2000, 00:46)
Midgard is a freely-available Web application development and
publishing platform based on the popular PHP scripting language. It
is an Open Source development project.
LinuxWorld: An interview with Richard Stallman (Aug 15, 1999, 07:20)
"Richard Stallman: I would say that determinedly standing for
freedom and insisting that we should aim for a completely free
system and not settling for anything less is the most important
thing I've done."