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Developer Linux News for Dec 13, 2001

  • Linux Kernel 2.4.17-RC1 Released (Dec 13, 2001, 23:32)
    "I've just copied 2.4.17-rc1 to Its mirroring yet, probably. Well, I want people with the "unfreeable" buffer/cache problem to confirm with me that 2.4.17-rc1 is working ok."

  • New York Times and USA Today: Charges Dropped Against Dmitry Sklyarov (Dec 13, 2001, 23:01)
    "Charges will be dropped against a Russian computer programmer accused of violating copyrights on software made by Adobe Systems Inc. in exchange for his testimony in the trial of his company, a spokeswoman for the programmer said Thursday."

  • Lawrence Lessig's Testimony on the Microsoft-DOJ Settlement Posted (Dec 13, 2001, 22:07)
    "My point instead is that there is little reason to vilify a company with a strong and powerful interest in a strategy that might well reinforce competition on the Internet - especially when, excepting the open source and free software companies presently competing with Microsoft, few of the other major actors have revealed a similarly pro-Internet strategy."

  • NewsForge: If Linux is getting so easy, why not use Windows? (Dec 13, 2001, 18:02)
    "One of the touted advantages of Linux (and Unix) is that famous command line flexibility and power. But does everyone really need it? And is the command line best place to start with Linux?"

  • At the core of Apple's OS X [Interview with Jordan Hubbard] (Dec 13, 2001, 16:19)
    "Apple needs converts like Hubbard to help the company bust out of its niche markets and resume a role in the mainstream of computing. Hubbard and his colleagues in Apple's software development department are pitching OS X as a better Linux, one that bridges the distance between the crude software of the open-source world and the glossy, top-quality stuff that Mac users have long taken for granted."

  • MSDN: Using the ECMA Standards: An Interview with Miguel de Icaza (Dec 13, 2001, 14:36)
    "In this interview, Miguel de Icaza, the founder of GNOME and Ximian, talks about UNIX components, Bonobo, Mono, and Microsoft .NET."

  • LinuxProgramming: GLPK 3.0.4 Release Information (Dec 13, 2001, 09:00)
    "GLPK (GNU Linear Programming Kit) is intended for solving large-scale linear programming (LP), mixed integer linear programming (MIP), and other related problems. It is a set of routines written in ANSI C and organized in the form of a callable library."

  • Linux 2.5.1-pre11 released (Dec 13, 2001, 08:10)
    Changelog, link within.

  • More on properly training Mutt (Dec 13, 2001, 02:03)
    "You can assign scores to messages based on whether the message header matches certain criteria. Then you would usually sort your messages based on the scores, so that the most important messages rise to the top of the inbox, and the unimportant ones drop to the bottom."

  • Kernel Cousin Wine #110 by Brian Vincent (Dec 13, 2001, 00:14)
    Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.