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Developer Linux News for Nov 24, 2000

  • Debian joins Gnome Foundation Advisory Board (Nov 24, 2000, 15:34)
    "The Advisory Board is a forum for organizations and companies that have an interest in Gnome to communicate with the Board of the Foundation and work together to support Gnome."

  • AbiWord Weekly News for November 15, 2000 (Nov 24, 2000, 14:49)
    This week, there was lots of development, as we prepared for release 0.7.12. There were 67 commits, from 20 different developers. This week, we also saw the addition of four new developers. Congratulations to Vadim, Belcon, Michl and Matt."

  • LinuxWorld: Is Windows now playing catchup to Linux? - More on Win4Lin, XFree86, and the rumor (Nov 24, 2000, 14:26)
    "One person insisted that people could be embedding backdoors into Linux as well. I agree -- it is certainly possible. But here's the crucial difference between Windows and Linux: if someone puts a backdoor into Linux, someone will eventually find it."

  • Revisiting the Linux Desktop (Nov 24, 2000, 13:40)
    "Last night I installed Red Hat Linux 7 -- and was stunned by the improvements to the desktop. The last Linux desktop I'd used was GNOME on Red Hat 6 -- which, like all other Linux desktops I'd used, was just about unusably ugly. The big problem was the jaggy fonts; the second biggest problem was performance."