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Developer Linux News for Apr 30, 2001

  • Yahoo!/Forbes: Alternative Software (Apr 30, 2001, 23:00)
    Still exercised over WindwsXP's registration requirements, John C. Dvorak predicts a backlash and has just the prescription for cash-strapped small businesses tired of living on the ever-upward curve of software costs: adopt free software or shareware. High on his list for those suffering Office fatigue? StarOffice. "The savings a large corporation would make if it bought 10,000 white box machines running StarOffice on Linux could easily be $200 a machine or more, depending on the license agreements," says Dvorak, who also points out "if an information technology department can't find ways to incorporate some of the outstanding freeware and shareware into the corporate IT infrastructure, they should be replaced with more cost conscious personnel.

  • JFS for Linux Beta 3 released (Apr 30, 2001, 20:30)
    IBM has posted the latest beta of their journalling filesystem JFS. README and download link within.

  • GNOME Summary for April 21 - April 27, 2001 (Apr 30, 2001, 20:00)
    In this issue: Ximian 1.4 is out, Be an Eazel Pal, Abiword 0.7.14 is Out, Gnumatic releases new version of Gnucash, FSF hiring GNOME documenters, GNOME Accessibility list launched, Project of the Week, new editors take the helm for GNOME summaries

  • The Salt Lake Tribune: Linux Proves It's No Passing Fad (Apr 30, 2001, 14:19)
    In sharp contrast to Mr. Ko's column (posted immediately below this one), we have the Salt Lake Tribune weighing on the "Linux as unduly hyped phenomenon" by offering that your local machine room geek, Steve Ballmer, and Lou Gerstner can't be wrong.

  • Kernel Traffic #116 for 30 Apr by Zack Brown (Apr 30, 2001, 12:36)
    Mailing list threads from the Linux Kernel Development Team.