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Developer Linux News for Nov 29, 2000

  • LinuxPR: Multicast Technologies Announces The Release Of Its Multicast Player (Nov 29, 2000, 23:36)
    "The MCT Player is being released under an open-source license, which will enable other programmers to contribute improvements to subsequent player updates."

  • O'Reilly Network: Test Drive of Netscape 6 (Nov 29, 2000, 22:34)
    "Whenever a browser comes out with a new version, it's like an automobile manufacturer coming out with a sleek-bodied car. The lines and curves may look real nice, but you have to look under the hood and take a test drive before you can form an honest opinion for yourself. In order to beat their competitors, automakers may rush into production, which can lead to recalls because of parts failure."

  • InfoWorld: A world with UCITA may allow fine print to outweigh the right thing (Nov 29, 2000, 21:40)
    "Sir, Firebridge Tires is aware of those reports. I want to assure you we are investigating, and when we identify the people responsible for those reports, we will prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law."

  • Enterprise Linux Today: SGI Launches First Annual Global Developer Conference on IRIX and Linux Operating Systems (Nov 29, 2000, 21:14)
    "Conference Will Address 'Developing the Future'"

  • Springboard (Nov 29, 2000, 20:59)
    "For companies using Linux in new products, the code is just a springboard. The concept of selling software support for a standard doesn't work."

  • Maximum Linux: SimCity 3000 Unlimited for Linux [Review] (Nov 29, 2000, 20:21)
    "Like all of Loki's ports, the Linux version of SimCity 3000 Unlimited is a perfect port of the Windows version. Unfortunately, Loki did such a good job doing the port that it shares all the weaknesses of the Windows version..."

  • LinuxPR: Version 3.1 of Open CASCADE 3D Modeling Components Now Available (Nov 29, 2000, 19:20)
    "Presenting expanded data export format capabilities and notable enhancements in ease of use, this new version was developed following feedback and suggestions from Version 3.0 users."

  • Upside: Vita Nuova breaks new OS ground [with Plan 9] (Nov 29, 2000, 13:09)
    "...transparent access to the network is a design issue currently bedeviling open source programmers and their allies in the commercial world. While interface projects such as GNOME and KDE have achieved arguable breakthroughs using the object-oriented design model, both projects are limited by the underlying 30-year-old architecture of the Unix or Unix-like systems that run them."

  • Enterprise Linux Today: In Context: Linux to Reach Critical Mass in 2001? (Nov 29, 2000, 09:10)
    "As the details of successful Linux deployments are reported -- in conferences, in the trade press, and in the market research of Gartner Group and similar organizations -- and the reports are along the lines of "we did it, it works great, and we saved $22 million in the first year," the question asked by IT managers starts to shift. It shifts from "can Linux do it?" to "how can we get Linux to do it here?"

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.4.0-test12-pre3 (Nov 29, 2000, 07:28)
    "The bulk of this is architecture updates (most lately mips64). The most interesting (but fairly small) part is the VM cleanups. Any day now kiobuf's can just use PageDirty on everything, and we won't have any nasty races any more."

  • Kernel Cousin Wine #71 By Eric Pouech (Nov 29, 2000, 07:16)
    Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.

  • OpenNMS Update v1.36 (Nov 29, 2000, 05:32)
    The mission of is to build the world's best Internet infrastructure management system with the assistance of the open source community and to make it free and open.

  • Alan Cox: Linux kernel 2.2.18pre24 (Nov 29, 2000, 02:34)