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Developer Linux News for Feb 23, 2001

  • NewsForge: Media coverage of 2.4 kernel: Generally fair (Feb 23, 2001, 23:33)
    "No major press release, no worldwide tour, but the press coverage would come soon enough. The tech media's coverage of the 2.4 kernel has been a combination of accolades and doubts about the kernel and its importance."

  • LinuxPR: Lazarus - The open source answer to Kylix (Feb 23, 2001, 22:51)
    "Lazarus is a RAD Object Pascal Development IDE for use with Free Pascal."

  • Alan Cox: Linux kernel 2.4.2-ac3 (Feb 23, 2001, 19:50)
    "Handle with care.. Its possible the ioremap debugging change might remove casts that hid older problems in a few drivers."

  • Kernel Traffic #108 by Zack Brown (Feb 23, 2001, 19:29)
    Mailing list threads from the Linux Kernel Development Team.

  • SECOND UPDATE: Microsoft Parts Ways with Corel? (Feb 23, 2001, 16:56)
    "In what appears to be a move to dodge yet another Department of Justice investigation, Microsoft Corporation may be selling its shares in Corel Corporation--at half the price it bought those shares." Updated: Since this story first ran, Corel has commented on the potential sale of their stock and how it will affect the planned spin-off of their distribution. Microsoft has also commented on the matter since the last update.

  • Lander1: Houston, We Have a Bug (Feb 23, 2001, 16:23)
    Thanks to Thomas Kunert, a bug in the Lander1 simulation code has been discovered and fixed.

  • LinuxPlanet: Don't Trip on the Red Carpet, Evolve with GNOME CVS (Feb 23, 2001, 14:40)
    "Michael Hall takes a look at Red Carpet, Ximian's new package management tool and provides some quick pointers on GNOME CVS for those times when keeping track of all the bleeding-edge GNOME goodies starts breaking things."

  • SJ Mercury: Open Source, GPL and Allchin: Stallman Responds (Feb 23, 2001, 07:53)
    "The Free Software Movement, was founded in 1984, but its inspiration comes from the ideals of 1776: freedom, community, and voluntary cooperation."

  • Announcing a beta release of Red Hat Linux: "Wolverine" (Feb 23, 2001, 07:18)
    "This is a beta release of Red Hat Linux. It is not intended for mission critical applications. It's not even intended for non-mission critical applications. Important data should not be entrusted to Wolverine, as it may eat it and make loud belching noises."

  • TechWeb: Opera: Better, Faster, Stronger Browser? (Feb 23, 2001, 00:55)
    "Despite the difficulties of breaking into such a tight market, analysts believe there is room for another, better browser. Netscape is weakening, and there is a simmering anti-Microsoft sentiment, especially among professional users."

  • KDE Dot News: New KDE Website Lets You Get Involved (Feb 23, 2001, 00:48)
    "The site is dedicated to the promotion of KDE, and is for anyone who wishes to contribute to KDE other than coding."

  • From Power (point) to Magic(point) -- Presentations using your Linux box (Feb 23, 2001, 00:35)
    "We have a simple rule: all work must be done on Open Source software as far as possible. The first victim of this rule was our CEO who would crib about not having a suitable application to make presentations on."

  • LinuxWorld: News and new product briefs (February 22, 2001) (Feb 23, 2001, 00:21)
    "Every month, Rawn Shah, our reviews editor, delivers a handful of timely news and product briefs. This month he looks at WWDSI SAINTwriter, Transvirtual Technologies's PocketLinux, Aduva Director, Merlin Software Technologies's Arcana, Metro Link's Metro Motif, Century Software toolkit for embedded Linux, and Applied Data Systems's Tandem."