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Developer Linux News for Jan 01, 2001

  • CNET.com: CNET Editors' Top 5 Linux Apps (2001-01-01 21:39:57)
    "Afraid to switch to Linux because you've heard there isn't enough software out there that runs on the Linux OS? Don't fret. We've picked five outstanding Linux apps..."

  • KT.Linuxcare.com: Argument Over Quality Of Red Hat 7.0 (2001-01-01 19:46:07)
    "This was the now-famous thread in which Linus Torvalds said: "Quite frankly, anybody who uses RedHat 7.0 and their broken compiler for _anything_ is going to have trouble."

  • MozillaQuest: New Browser War Heats Up -- But It's Netscape vs. Netscape (2001-01-01 19:39:32)
    "...Netscape 6 Preview Release 1 (NS6-PR1) should have been distributed as an alpha or pre-beta release, not an end-user preview release. But in a sense, the real test of any product is user acceptance. And it looks as though user acceptance of Netscape 6.0 is far from approval of this preemie."

  • Linux Gazette: Heroes of Might And Magic III presentation (2001-01-01 17:34:12)
    "One of the best turn-based strategy game, Heroes of Might And Magic reveals a world with treasures, mines, all kinds of creatures, castles and, of course, heroes which will fight for our cause if we have the gold to pay them. Instead of reading a quick review, let's play a scenario and discover this world along the way."

  • Kernel Cousin Gimp Is Back With Issue #25 By Cris Flagg (2001-01-01 17:20:17)
    Newsletter of the Gimp developers' mailing list prepared by Cris Flagg. The Gimp is a high-end, open-source graphics application which competes with Adobe Photoshop.

  • Kernel Traffic #100 By Zack Brown (2001-01-01 17:07:08)
    Mailing list threads from the Linux Kernel Development Team.

  • Linux Journal: Review of Loki's Soldier of Fortune For Linux (2001-01-01 17:06:54)
    "Loki, as usual, did a spectacular and totally seamless job porting Soldier of Fortune to Linux. SOF does require a 3-D accelerated video card and uses Mesa/OpenGL to support 3-D hardware acceleration. ... I'd have to say that I totally dig Soldier of Fortune. It's fun. It's got character. It's definitely not afraid to get in your face."

  • Linux Journal: Movie Making on a Linux Box? No Way! (2001-01-01 16:04:38)
    "The Broadcast 2000 software allows you to cut and paste hours of full-motion, full-resolution movies and DVD-quality sound in an instant. The software spits out 2 gigabyte movie files like poptarts. It exercises the full potential of Linux, and most importantly it crosses the barrier between pure computing infrastructure to productivity applications, which is a challenge akin to landing a human on Mars."

  • FreeOS.com: Somebody stop me!; choices for MPEG/VCD playback under Linux (2001-01-01 15:37:07)
    "Now, not only can I listen to Jim Carrey, I can also hear the dinosaurs stomping in my backyard! Video is very much alive and kicking on Linux. This article is a look at the video libraries and players available on Linux."

  • Advogato.org: Component System Looking for Design Peer-review (2001-01-01 15:14:25)
    "XPLC (cross-platform lightweight components) is a component system with goals of providing extensibility and reusability both inside and between applications, while being portable across platforms (and languages) and having the lowest possible overhead.

    I am looking for an early peer-review of its design itself."


  • Linux Orbit: Y2k and the Desktop Experience; Reflections from the year 2000 on The Linux Desktop (2001-01-01 15:03:47)
    "I see 2001 being the year of the anti-aliased font as well as the year of standardization. ... Package management will be a key area of standardization in the coming year. It will likely take the form of a universal installer that can install and keep track of all package types."

  • TechRepublic: Looking into the crystal ball for 2001; MS to embrace Linux for .NET (2001-01-01 14:27:38)
    "Microsoft can't continue its revenue growth by relying on Windows as its only distribution platform. One easy way to get a slice of the UNIX revenue pie is to port the .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) to Linux."

  • Alan Cox: Linux kernel 2.4.0-prerelease-ac1 (2001-01-01 01:09:16)
    "I've put this up with the 2.4test patches. This hasnt been run tested. Its to let the arm/ppc/other folks who wanted to sync. If you want to run it fine. Note that its not a nice clean diff with autogenerated stuff removed. That is to discourage people from running it unless they really want to."

  • Linus Torvalds: Happy new year^H^H^H^Hkernel.. (2001-01-01 01:03:56)
    "Ok. I didn't make 2.4.0 in 2000. Tough. I tried, but we had some last-minute stuff that needed fixing (ie the dirty page lists etc), and the best I can do is make a prerelease."

  • Python-dev summary, December 16-31, 2000 (2001-01-01 00:51:54)
    "I'm a bit early this time, betting that no new topic of great interest will arise in the next 9 hours."