Developer Linux News for Dec 01, 2000
LinuxPR: Win4Lin Desktop Version 2.0 Now Available
"Win4Lin Desktop 2.0 gives Linux users the ability to run
Windows applications at native speeds without having to partition
or dual boot."
Dell Seeks to Make it Easy with Eazel (2000-12-01 21:05:34)
"As reported, Dell has reached an agreement with Eazel to
include their Nautilus shell and Eazel Services on all Dell
computers that ship with Linux preloaded. Additionally, Dell has
made an equity investment in Eazel of an undisclosed amount."
LinuxPR: ParaSoft's Jtest Stays Abreast with Emerging Java Development on Linux (2000-12-01 20:38:22)
"Jtest helps advance the adoption of Linux for Java
LinuxPR: Wing IDE for Python 1.0 / Linux released
"This release runs on Intel based Linux systems and provides
software developers with an integrated project manager, graphical
debugger, source code browser, and an advanced source code
ZDNet UK: Opera to fan the browser-war flames with free release (2000-12-01 15:46:31)
"The Opera browser has had a lot going for it. It is
cross-platform, fast and light. But it wasn't free. Until now."
The Register: Dell fumbles open source desktop gambit (2000-12-01 15:30:30)
"Call us cynical, but the choice of GNOME/Nautilus is what you'd
expect if you dragged a trainee PR intern off the street, and
threatened to hit them with a rock until they came up with two
leading open source names. ... Some might still hope that this is a
tactical firework across the bow of Wintel. Dream on, folks."
AS400 Network: Will Interface Issues Keep Linux off the Desktop? (2000-12-01 14:50:40)
"So the problem with Linux desktop adoption isn't the interface,
Bolzern argues, but the fact that few client manufacturers preload
Linux onto their systems and few vendors release Linux versions of
their desktop software. But that will change with time."
ZDNet: Startup unveils tiny "Linux-like" OS for Internet appliances (2000-12-01 13:00:07)
"Perceiving Linux to be deficient for the tight RAM and Flash
memory and processor budgets of mobile devices, and relative to the
real-time performance needs of mobile device communications and
streaming audio, Kanchan decided to develop a small real-time
Unix/Linux compatible kernel and equip it with the basic tools
needed for "cheap Internet appliance" applications like cell phones
Linux Journal: Mozilla Browser Suite (2000-12-01 07:17:35)
"The new Gecko layout engine appears to be lighter and faster
than its predecessor Netscape layout engine. It's designed to be
strictly W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) standards compliant.
However, that could be as much of a headache as it is a
Newsforge: Linux's Christmas is all in Santa's hands (2000-12-01 05:34:45)
"Before we divulge the contents of the report, let's get Santa's
Open Source status straight. He's strictly a user. Sure, a number
of the toymaking elves are rumored to moonlight as game developers,
but when it comes to doling out holiday happiness, the big fat guy
is in charge. So with his checklist in tow, Santa's looking for
features like good GUI and easy hardware installation, quick bootup
and a wide range of wallpaper choices -- things that a large
percentage of the computer-using population consider important when
it comes to operating systems."
Enterprise Linux Today: LuraTech & Amicas to Create Web-enabled Medical Image Management Solution (2000-12-01 01:10:49)
"With the LuraWave digital image compression technology,
customers using the AMICAS software will be enabled to capture and
securely save, view, and store digitized radiology images in the
InfoWorld: Eazel readies graphical environment for Linux (2000-12-01 00:27:22)
"Company officials believe Linux users cannot live on snappy
graphical interfaces alone. It is the coupling of the interface
with smooth access to back-end services that will prove to be its
major contribution to help root Linux on the desktop."
LinuxPR: Akopia Selected By Leading Venture Capitalists For Ground Zero 4 Investor Track (2000-12-01 00:14:02)
"Open source e-commerce leader hand-picked for participation by
top venture capitalists."