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Developer Linux News for Sep 15, 2001

  • UnixReview.com: Tool of the Month: HTML Tidy (2001-09-15 23:52:53)
    "There are zillions of small tools for UNIX-type OSes that make life much easier and are hugely useful, but they don't necessarily get written about. They certainly don't receive the same kind of coverage that Apache and Sendmail receive. One of my favorites, HTML Tidy, is a tool for HTML/Web development that I think will interest a lot of folks. HTML Tidy cleans up HTML produced by WYSIWYG editors and such."

  • O'Reilly Network: CrossOver Brings QuickTime Movies to Linux: Part 2 (2001-09-15 21:49:09)
    "As you might expect from a first release of technology with this level of sophistication, however, there are a few quirks to contend with. I'm going to show you both the strengths and weaknesses of the plug-in, and show you how far you can push its capabilities. If you're not familiar with CrossOver and how it works, take a look at my first article that provides all of the background information you need. CrossOver performance."

  • Machine of the Month: Entertainment software series: Chess stuff (2001-09-15 20:05:28)
    "Three programs. Three interesting programs. That's what I'll be discussing in this article. Each one of them is related to playing chess and improving your skills in that regard. But they each approach it in a different manner."

  • Norwegian Statskonsult Endorses Linux/Open Source Software for the Public Sector (2001-09-15 18:00:40)
    Statskonsult (The Norwegian directorate on public management) have prepared a report on the usability of Linux in the Norwegian public sector: "The state should urge schools and the education sector in general to use Linux and other open source software. This is because schoolchildren and students must acquire as much knowledge as possible about a variety of products in order to build up a solid foundation on which to be able to choose at a later date the products they believe are the most suitable."

  • Linux.com: Getting Started with Programming for Linux using GNU Tools (2001-09-15 14:00:12)
    "Some people say there is nothing but the GNU way to develop software. While there is a wide set of tools a typical Linux/UNIX software developer uses in his everyday work, the GNU development tools are a complete framework. It's absolutely free and powerful. There is no problem to see their source code. And it's not worse than any other commercial "killer-apps" widely used on other platforms. Newbie Linux programmers may be scared of new kinds of development process, but the GNU tools are your friends."

  • ZDNet: Mentalix imaging software gets the picture for Linux users (2001-09-15 04:30:13)
    "Pixel!FX Deluxe is actually a collection of Mentalix's Pixel!FX software products running in X-Windows. The $4,350 package includes the basics required to scan, edit, and view images as well as the additional software components needed for optical character recognition (OCR), managing an image database, compressing and decompressing image files, and printing."

  • Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #107 by Paul Emsley (2001-09-15 01:30:29)
    Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for the previous week.

  • ZDNet: KOffice falls short of Microsoft Office standard (2001-09-15 00:00:41)
    "One of the major complaints regarding Linux as a feasible alternative to the Microsoft Windows environment on desktops has been the lack of usable, Linux-based business productivity software. In corporations, an integrated office suite offering word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software is a basic requirement. The Linux-based KOffice suite attempts to fill that void, but still has a lot of ground to cover before it can catch up with the de facto corporate standard, Microsoft Office."