Developer Linux News for May 01, 2000
LinuxPR: Lineo Receives $37 Million In Investments (2000-05-01 23:36:53)
"Investors Include Industry's Leading Companies."
WideOpenNews: Cybernet Announces Linux-based VPN Software (2000-05-01 23:09:59)
"The new software uses triple DES 128-bit encryption and
provides an economical alternative to WANs."
WideOpenNews/The Register: How the Government Plans to Tie Down the Microsoft Monster (2000-05-01 23:04:18)
"Key points of the Proposed Final Judgement: cleanly separated
companies, open documentation, and no funny business."
Slashdot: Thus Spake Stallman (2000-05-01 22:17:34)
"Lets assume for a moment that free software becomes the way
business happens. Every company, if it wants to keep shareholder
value anyway, opens up the source, makes their softwre free. What's
next? Where do you go from there?"
Byte.com: The Case For BeOS On Internet Appliances (2000-05-01 21:12:00)
"Imagine for a moment that you're a hardware vendor with a big
idea for an Internet Appliance, and you're trying to decide whether
to build it on top of BeOS or Linux. At first blush, it might seem
that Linux makes the better choice. After all, Linux is free,
PRNewswire: Ada Core Technologies and DCS IP, LLC Announce New Product on GNAT Professional 3.13 (2000-05-01 21:03:31)
"GNAT is the most widely used open source Ada95 development
BW: Novas Enters Electronic Design Collaboration Market With Free Open-source Software... (2000-05-01 21:00:27)
"...with nEwhere, a product that enables design teams to work
together using their intranet and Internet connections."
BW: Bluepoint... to Develop Embedded Linux Intelligent Housing System For Real Estate Developer (2000-05-01 20:52:42)
"...has signed an agreement with Shenzhen Debole Electronics
Development Ltd. (Debole) to jointly develop an Embedded Linux
Intelligent Housing System."
LinuxPlanet: All This Useless Beauty - FUD From ZDNet: What a Surprise! (2000-05-01 20:47:01)
"Taschek's ignorance of the Open Source world is truly stunning.
No products? Let's see...."
PRNewswire: eSoft Inks Redphish Licensing Agreement With Hewlett-Packard Asia (2000-05-01 20:32:32)
"Hewlett-Packard to License and Distribute eSoft's Linux-Based
Internet Software in South Asia"
CCN: Corel Introduces Students to the Powerful World of Linux! (2000-05-01 20:22:35)
"Corel... today announced it has donated more than $100,000 USD*
worth of Corel's Linux software to selected students in the Dallas
area at an exciting event held in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, April
BW: Cybernet To Offer First Low-Cost Linux VPN Software... (2000-05-01 20:06:51)
"The new NetMAX VPN Server Suite is expected to be the first
product to bring secure VPN Internet connections into general
mainstream business use."
BW: NVIDIA Selects Gridware's Codine/GRD For Management of High-Complexity EDA Environment (2000-05-01 20:02:35)
"On the Sun systems Codine/GRD will replace the LSF (Platform
Computing, Inc, Ottawa CANADA) load-leveling software that had
previously been used for resource management, tying the Linux and
Solaris platforms into a single computing resource manageable with
a single user interface."
LinuxPR: Xtops.DE - Laptops with Linux in Board (2000-05-01 19:45:20)
"Now even laptop users new to Linux will be able to join the
open source revolution and start running the operating system of
the future the easy way!"
3D Max: Open Source Code for 3D Studio MAX R3 (2000-05-01 19:44:09)
"Through Open Source, Discreet plans to facilitate and
accelerate the integration of the authoring environment with the
runtime game engine. This binding of the programming and art
disciplines is the future of game development and game play."
Tcl-URL! for May 1, 2000 (2000-05-01 17:54:04)
Tcl is a simple textual language, intended primarily for issuing
commands to interactive programs such as text editors, debuggers,
illustrators, and shells.
Linux.com: The Reg Broughton interview (2000-05-01 17:10:48)
"Reg Broughton is the President of Acrylis, an Internet software
development company creating a Linux-based software component
management service called WhatIfLinux.com"
Kernel Traffic #65 By Zack Brown (2000-05-01 14:43:22)
Mailing list threads from the Linux Kernel Development Team.
Wired: Government Wants Control of MS (2000-05-01 14:37:26)
"If Bill Gates was unhappy with early reports of the
government's antitrust punishments, he's going to be plenty steamed
when he reads the fine print this weekend."
AbiWord 0.7.9 is out (2000-05-01 12:55:18)
LA Times: Legal Battle Takes Glow Off Microsoft Aura (2000-05-01 12:52:22)
"Even if the world's largest software firm prevails on appeal,
analysts say, protracted litigation may push the once-dominant
company toward irrelevance in a technology world it helped to
Advogato.org: Merge tools (2000-05-01 11:10:21)
"Where do you compromise your development-style principles? When
you're faced with 300,000 lines of code, and daily merges [that
took one developer only one hours' work] are cut from six hours to
30 minutes. Enter dirdiff."
Slashdot: GPL Violation - Nvidia (2000-05-01 05:52:39)
"GPL'ed code found its way into a closed-source kernel module;
Nvidia's proprietary beta Xfree86 driver. This is the story about
how mistakes happen, and how they can be fixed with polite
LinuxPR: Jungo Releases WinDriver Version 4.32 - A Device Driver development Tool (2000-05-01 05:45:10)
"WinDriver for Linux is a device driver development toolkit,
which enables you to develop Linux device drivers for PCI / ISA /
ISAPnP and EISA hardware without having to be familiar with the
SF Chronicle: Breakup Scheme May Assume Too Much (2000-05-01 00:30:09)
"For the future, though, all eyes are on Linux, the Unix
derivative that's distributed free and maintained by a worldwide
community of volunteer programmers. It has already proved its
mettle as an alternative to Microsoft's Windows NT and 2000 in
parts of the mark
Linux kernel pre-patch-2.0.39-4 released (2000-05-01 00:19:41)