Developer Linux News for Apr 27, 2000
ZDNet UK: Pocket-sized Linux and Windows 2000 computer (Apr 27, 2000, 21:54)
"A pint-sized but very powerful little computer capable of
running Linux and Windows 2000 has been unveiled by Taiwanese
electronics company Saintsong."
LinuxMall.com: The New Spring Line of Products is Out--for Linux (Apr 27, 2000, 21:22)
"Embedded devices, thin-client servers and small Linux operating
systems (OSs) designed for use in Internet-ready set-top boxes and
memory-limited devices were among the smorgasboard of Linux
offerings at the convention held in Chicago."
PRNewswire: Troll Tech and Inprise/Borland Collaborate on Linux GUI (Apr 27, 2000, 20:50)
"This agreement further establishes Qt's position as the leading
cross-platform GUI application framework. We are pleased to see
Inprise/Borland provide this high quality of professional software
development tools and services for Linux."
LinuxPlanet: The Devil You Know (Apr 27, 2000, 20:08)
"I'm actually going to defend Microsoft here, at least to a
certain extent. I am going to express agreement with Chairman Bill
that Microsoft should not be broken up in the way that the Justice
Department and the state attorneys general want to break up the
Tucows Linux News: Heavy Gear II: Loki does it again [Review] (Apr 27, 2000, 20:07)
"Each time Loki releases a new game I am even more impressed
with their skill and expertise. There is a reason why all of Loki's
games receive 5 Penguins, they all rock! Heavy Gear II is no
exception. Like the box says, Loki has redesigned this game from
the battlefield up."
LinuxWorld: There's no accounting for Linux - A quick look at QHacc and GnuCash (Apr 27, 2000, 19:49)
"Is Linux getting mainstream? Not if you base your conclusion on
the search results I just got at Freshmeat when I entered
"accounting" as my search term."
Canux.com: Heavy Gear II for Linux [Review] (Apr 27, 2000, 19:29)
"Not firing until you see the whites of their eyes is very passe
in the 62nd century. Instead, you're armed to the teeth sitting
comfortably in your five meter high, ten thousand kilogram weapon
of war, armed with a plethora of weapons ranging from high energy
lasers, to more traditional machine guns."
Linsider: Testing Limits (Apr 27, 2000, 19:23)
"Testing isn't overlooked in open source, but it isn't
formalized and it seldom has any defined goal other than the
generic "find a bug."
PRNewswire: Exabyte's M2 Receives Highest Test Results in Linux Certification Program (Apr 27, 2000, 19:05)
"End users can now be assured that M2 is certified for Linux
operating environments, and that M2 is the fastest drive on the
market. Testing was completed under the Linux Tape Device
Certification program through Enhanced Software Technologies
BW: Corel LINUX OS Crowned Best New Product at FOSE (Apr 27, 2000, 18:54)
"The prestigious award is the top prize for end-user software in
a category filled with several outstanding products. WordPerfect
Office 2000 for Linux was also a finalist in this category."
Linux Programming: Enhydra 3.0: Bringinng XML and Java to Linux Development (Apr 27, 2000, 17:54)
"Enhydra excels at creating portal sites or sites where the look
of the Web pages frequently changes. Because you can design the
HTML pages separately from the code, your application is far more
insulated from major changes to the output look and feel than with
other Java servlet approaches."
LinuxPlanet: Word to the Wise... AbiWord 0.7.8: A Promising Development (Apr 27, 2000, 17:46)
"Users who only need to perform light correspondence are
probably the most likely to use AbiWord at this point in its
development. Those who'd like to use a word processor to generate
HTML, saving themselves having to mark up basic HTML tags will also
find a pleasant enough editor."
LinuxPR: Magic Software Enterprises Receives Excellence Award For Its Innovative CRM Products (Apr 27, 2000, 15:58)
"In addition, Magic has been selected as a dual finalist by the
American Electronics Association (AEA) for its Annual High Tech
ZDNet: Two monopolies for the price of one (Apr 27, 2000, 15:20)
"...breaking up Microsoft is a boneheaded idea--at least if it
is done the way the DOJ and states are allegedly
suggesting--...won't change the competitive landscape one iota. In
fact, I'd argue, it will likely kill off the few remaining rivals
Microsoft has, at least on the desktop suite front."
TechWeb/Reuters: States, U.S. To File Joint Proposal On Microsoft (Apr 27, 2000, 15:04)
"The U.S. Justice Department and states bringing an antitrust
case against Microsoft are expected to file a joint proposal Friday
to split the software giant in two, sources familiar with the case
LinuxPR: NetSys ships its middleware VCOM on Linux. (Apr 27, 2000, 13:39)
"VCOM is a message-oriented middleware solution for
enterprise-wide application integration projects undertaken in
distributed and heterogeneous computing environments."
Upside: Open-source code accessibility grows (Apr 27, 2000, 10:40)
"'We are experiencing one to two members' signups a day,' he
says. 'Most of them are at the top level, companies that want to
put their shoulder behind the embedded Linux movement."
Linux Weekly News for April 27, 2000 (Apr 27, 2000, 06:30)
Leading items and editorials: Red Hat's Embedded Developer's
Kit, The LWN Penguin Gallery has been updated, Open software
required by law in France?, Eric Raymond, Lawrence Lessig, and
others on government intervention, Book Review: Thinking In Java
and Exploring SGML DocBook. Read it here.
Linux Journal: Getting Small with Linux, Part 3 (Apr 27, 2000, 05:58)
"How would you like to save a couple thousand dollars on that
new firewall/router by making use of that old 486 SX/25 you've got
lying around? What? You took out the hard drive? No problem; we
don't need it. Yes, those old Ethernet cards will do just
BurnAllGifs.org: Patent Public Advisory Committee Micro-HOWTO (Apr 27, 2000, 05:29)
"US citizens: Nominate your favorite US programmer for The
Patent Public Advisory Committee. Your country needs you to help
give USPTO a clue. Nominations due April 28, 2000."
InternetNews.com: RealNetworks Goes Browsing With Mozilla (Apr 27, 2000, 05:21)
"By incorporating browser functions in its media player,
RealNetworks could theoretically counter efforts by Microsoft and
others to build streaming functions directly into the browser."
32BitsOnline: The FreeBSD 3.4 Review, Part 2: Adopting the Daemon (Apr 27, 2000, 05:15)
"FreeBSD on the desktop is - well, it's everything I could want.
I'd call it perfect, but to limit my own hyperbole, I won't go that
far. It sure is close, though."
AbiWord Weekly News for April 26, 2000 (Apr 27, 2000, 04:42)
Features include: Development News, On The List, Bugzilla Status
and Other News. Read it here.
CNN: Microsoft 'Baby Bills' will dominate market, or will they? (Apr 27, 2000, 03:33)
"Nearly two out of three people polled informally by Time.com
had an unfavorable view of the breakup. But the U.S. Justice
Department's ongoing anti-trust suit against the Microsoft has been
a boost for newer operating systems like Linux."
LinuxWorld: Mech mania - Heavy Gear II, from installation to mass destruction (Apr 27, 2000, 00:35)
"Heavy Gear II beautifly demonstrates the full 3D graphics
capabilities of Linux."
Linux development kernel 2.3.99-pre6 released (Apr 27, 2000, 00:23)
Salon: Open-source bloatware (Apr 27, 2000, 00:03)
"Vigor lives. Or, more accurately, it interrupts. Vigor's sole
purpose is to annoy users with snide comments that must be
acknowledged with a click on the OK button before work can