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  • LinuxMedNews: Free and Open Software Basics (Nov 28, 2000, 23:53)
    "I still don't quite get what open source means.' He's not alone. It is time to review the basics."

  • LinuxWorld: Unlocking the Windows-based mailbox (Nov 28, 2000, 20:44)
    "This month Richard Sharpe goes postal. Follow along as he provides a step-by-step tutorial on converting your old Eudora, Netscape, and Outlook messages into Balsa and kmail files."

  • LinuxWorld: Programming a functional future - Functional computing languages on the rise (Nov 28, 2000, 20:39)
    "Computing languages that emphasize the what rather than the how of a sequence of actions are in the minority. But such languages -- known as functional languages -- have bright prospects."

  • NewsForge: Applix gives up on the Linux desktop (Nov 28, 2000, 20:09)
    " couldn't compete in the marketplace with Sun's StarOffice, which costs nothing. And with KOffice -- also free -- rapidly becoming mature and stable enough to be useful for everyday work, it was time for Applix to throw in the desktop towel."

  • Python-URL! for November 28, 2000 (Nov 28, 2000, 19:13)
    "Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language."

  • The Register: Install-less Linux distro to eliminate hard drives (Nov 28, 2000, 18:00)
    It's really a demonstration of Linbox's technology for converting PCs into thin clients. The company is targeting vertical markets, seeking out customers with whom it can work to create custom Linux distributions comprising OS and users' apps on CD."

  • LinuxPR: "My CD-ROM is my computer:" Linbox and DemoLinux reinvent the Network Computer with Linux (Nov 28, 2000, 17:59)
    "This CD-ROM is a pocket computer that turns a conventional client workstation into a thin client fully adapted to the user's requirements. This technology creates an innovative, easily transportable and unbreakable product that will revolutionize network computing."

  • LinuxPR: Linux for Biotechnology, Volume 1, now available (Nov 28, 2000, 17:34)
    "...includes over 1Gb of Biotechnology related software, all precompiled for Linux (x86), in easy to install RPM format."

  • LinuxPlanet: From the Desktop: E Stands for EPIwm and Epidemic (Nov 28, 2000, 13:47)
    This week Brian Proffitt interrupts his imitation of Sue Grafton to double back and cover EPIwin, a bare-boned window manager that's easy on the eyes and easy on your system resources. He also managed to complete his interview with the creator of FVWM95, Hector Peraza.

  • The Register: MS: it's (nearly) illegal to buy PCs without Windows (Nov 28, 2000, 12:42)
    "By a strange coincidence Microsoft's dire warnings against buying PCs without preinstalled operating systems seem to have vanished from on the very day that Microsoft argued that it didn't have a monopoly of the OS market, and that "the market position of Windows was created by... consumer demand, not Microsoft's control of total output."

  • Adobe Ends Linux FrameMaker Beta Trials, Scraps Plans to Release Final Product (Nov 28, 2000, 11:00)
    "Members of the beta program for Adobe's port of FrameMaker to Linux were informed today that the company has concluded its beta testing, the timed betas have a little over a month to run, and that any documents they created using the software will have to be opened using FrameMaker for Windows, Mac, or UNIX once the Linux beta versions expire on December 31."

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.4.0-test12-pre2 (Nov 28, 2000, 07:54)
    Oh, well. Some people saw the (unannounced, and not for public consumption) pre1, so here's pre2. pre1 was just meant to be an interim patch to sync up with the ISDN patches.

  • Serves You Right... (Nov 28, 2000, 07:14)
    "Eighteen months ago it looked neigh on impossible, but today, leading server hardware makers and the various Linux companies are becoming increasingly locked together in web of symbiotic relationships. These, generally loose, alliances are reshaping the face of the server business."

  • AllLinuxDevices: 5NINE announces, New OSS kernel for bringing WAP to Linux. (Nov 28, 2000, 02:42)
    "5NINE... announces the launch of, an open source development project for modifying the Linux kernel to fully support the Wireless Application (WAP) protocol and bearers such as the Short Message Service (SMS), Mobitex and third generation (3G) technologies such as the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)."