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Developer Linux News for May 17, 2001

  • ZDNet: Linux takes Hollywood by storm (2001-05-17 22:14:56)
    Open source may have been the thematic star of "AntiTrust," but in the movie "Shrek," opening tomorrow, it's what's driving the special effects. According to this article, Dreamworks chose Linux over Microsoft and Silicon Graphics to provide the digital animation, and it's part of a larger trend.

  • Microsoft: Microsoft Shared Source (2001-05-17 19:41:25)
    Craig Mundie unveiled it, now you can read about it on the Microsoft web site. Includes a FAQ and an overview.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.4-ac10 (2001-05-17 18:47:25)
    Ok we are back on kernel.org. Move cs46xx docs into the right spot, switch to Linus page fault race fixes, switch to Linus arch/ppc, used -ac better version of comx fix, used -ac better version of scsi fix, now 2.4.5pre vm seems sane, dump other vmscan experiments

  • LinuxPlanet: Opera Raises the Bar for Linux Browsers (2001-05-17 13:15:59)
    Opera has released the first new commercial browser the Linux desktop has seen in some time. It's fast and packed with features, and even people without Qt on their systems can enjoy the wonder of anti-aliased browsing. Brian Proffitt takes a look, and says "it is likely to bring you a new sense of satisfaction not seen with Linux browsers in quite some time."