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Developer Linux News for Aug 17, 2001

  • Ximian GNOME 1.4 for Slackware (Aug 17, 2001, 20:35)
    "Contents of this set of packages is almost 100% the same as for other Linux distributions. You can find there Nautilus file manager, AbiWord word processor, Gnumeric spreadsheet, GIMP and lot more... It stands to reason that Ximian RedCarpet is not included because it still doesn't handle with tgz packages."

  • SFGate: Code Blue: McAfee's Monopoly on Antivirus Software Could Prove Deadly (Aug 17, 2001, 07:30)
    This is an interesting story with a few points of interest for Linux and open source enthusiasts, including McAfee's apparent abuse of software patents and the threat a patent-enforced monopoly in software services could pose.

  • LinuxPR: Common UNIX Printing System 1.1.10 Released (Aug 17, 2001, 06:00)
    "CUPS 1.1.10 adds a new driver for Dymo label printers, a new ClassifyOverride directive, a new BrowseProtocols directive, SLPv2 support, adds Asian language support to the PDF filter, and fixes a number of small bugs."

  • Andrea Arcangeli: Linux 2.4.9aa1 and Linux 2.2.20pre9aa1 (Aug 17, 2001, 05:07)
    Two patch roundups from Andrea Arcangeli.

  • Linus Torvalds: Off for a week, linux-2.4.9... (Aug 17, 2001, 04:59)
    "I'm off to Finland for a week+, and will not be reading email or checking the newsgroups during that time. I've put up a 2.4.9 kernel on, and would suggest that people try it out and discuss it on the mailing lists, but NOT email me."

  • Sun Offers Registration for StarOffice 6 Beta Notification (Aug 17, 2001, 03:26)
    Sun has set up a page where interested users can register to be notified of StarOffice 6's first beta release.

  • The Register: Microsoft seeks Linux-bashing .NET evangelist (Aug 17, 2001, 02:45)
    There's not much more to this item than the following ad, spotted by a Register: "The Developer Evangelist will be responsible for identifying and engaging J2EE and Linux focused developers in existing accounts, ISVs, and SIs as well as existing Visual Studio customers."

  • MLUG: Linux and the Laughing Shepherd (Aug 17, 2001, 01:27)
    "Linux advocates have an advantage - logic and reason are on our side. We can dispel the myths, deflect the fud and rattle off the many reasons why our favourite OS is the best choice for most situations. We have all the facts at our fingertips and can use them to reply to any question. Any question that is, until we are asked "if it's so good, why isn't everyone using it?"