Developer Linux News for Mar 24, 2001
Kernel Cousin KDE #3 by Aaron J. Seigo (2001-03-24 23:08:18)
KDE is a powerful Open Source graphical desktop environment for
Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary
functionality, and outstanding graphical design with the
technological superiority of the Unix operating system.
freshmeat: The Evolution of OS Design (2001-03-24 22:00:36)
"The Object Operating System, OOS (pronounced "ooze") is an
attempt to create a new operating system architecture. It's
designed to use the filesystem to achieve a large number of tasks
which would normally be done through different mechanisms. Much of
the design philosophy was inspired by Unix and Plan 9, but OOS
attempts to do things in its own way, trading compatibility for a
NewsForge: Linux kernel to have NSA inside?
"...Peter Loscocco, of NSA's Information and Assurance Research
group, will propose a mandatory access control (MAC) architecture
for the Linux kernel, a piece of code that could go along way
toward making the Penguin OS the obvious choice for security-minded
businesses and government agencies."
O'Reilly Network: TuxBot Programming with Python
"With LegOS, you can program your robot in C or C++. If you have
a little skill in C, you can write procedures, store them in the
Mindstorms controller, then invoke them remotely from your computer
using PyLnp. To pull this off you have to know some C, but it
sounds like loads of fun."
Community: French Secretary for Industry Against Software Patents (2001-03-24 16:30:54)
"I support Linux and free software, because they allow faster
and more robust development to put the Administration on-line.
While commercial software raise the issue of computer security,
since one does not know what is inside. This is why I am against
software patenting in Europe. It would kill innovation and
reinforce litigation terrorism, because commercial software
multinational corporations would multiply legal actions against
NetworkComputing.com: Win4Lin: A Linux Thin-Client Alternative Tackles the Giant
"I recently tested the public beta of the multiuser Win4Lin Thin
Client Server in our partner labs in Savannah, Ga., and found it to
be zippy, highly usable and easy to configure. The product lets
administrators centrally install and administer Windows 9x desktops
from a Linux server, and replace desktop PCs with terminals. (Only
X-terminal devices are supported, but third-party products that add
support for other types of terminals are available.)"
Arnaldo Carvalho: Announcement: The Janitor Project (for the Linux kernel) (2001-03-24 15:17:24)
"The Kernel Janitor's Project grew out of our search for things
to help in the development of the Linux kernel, and learning from
other patches submitted by more experienced people, we saw that
some of these patches indicated error patterns that could exist in
other parts of the kernel, we looked and... yes, we discovered that
some parts of the kernel suffered from the same problems and in the
process we found code bitrotting..."
Linux Orbit: KDE 2.1, What's new, What's cool and Why you need to get it! (2001-03-24 14:00:36)
"Reviewing something as comprehensive and large as KDE 2.1 is a
daunting task. Rather than skim over everything, we'll try to focus
on changes in this latest version and some of the basic features of
the KDE 2.1 desktop. To begin, let's take a look at installing KDE
LinuxPlanet: gnotebook: Nautilus Revisited: Unhappy Users Make All the Wrong Demands
Nautilus 1.0 has been out for scarcely a week, and in some
quarters there are already demands that it be forked and stripped
to the bare essentials, or removed from the impending GNOME 1.4
release entirely. Michael Hall argues that this is borne out of
impatience, misplaced competitiveness, and a distorted perception
of where Linux is in the race for the desktop.
Alan Cox: Linux kernel 2.4.2-ac24 (2001-03-24 01:33:36)