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Developer Linux News for Mar 27, 2002

  • LinuxDevices: MS Office Arrives on the Linux Desktop (Mar 27, 2002, 22:00)
    "CodeWeavers' new CrossOver Office product delivers on the long-standing goal of the Wine project : making it easy for anyone to successfully install and run Windows software on Linux systems, using a simple point-and-click process. It works so well, and the Windows programs that it currently supports run so smoothly, that it makes me feel slightly guilty -- as though I'm somehow cheating..."

  • Kernel 2.5 Status--March 27th, 2002 (Mar 27, 2002, 19:00)
    Status report summary, link to full notes within.

  • Enterprise Linux Today: CodeWeavers Releases CrossOver Office (Mar 27, 2002, 16:00)
    CodeWeavers, Inc. today announced the release of CrossOver Office, a software solution that allows enterprise-level Linux users to install and operate Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes on their PCs without the Windows operating system.

  • ZDNet: Raymond: Mac OS X Too Restrictive (Mar 27, 2002, 13:00)
    "Apple may be courting open-source developers with its Unix-based Mac OS X, but it doesn't have all open-source gurus convinced. Eric Raymond, the co-founder of the Open Source Initiative, told ZDNet UK that he, for one, finds Apple's "public source" licence too restrictive..."

  • LinuxProgramming: Python-URL! - Weekly Python news and links (Mar 26) (Mar 27, 2002, 11:00)
    All that's news this week in Python.

  • Bram Moolenaar: Vim 6.1 Released (Mar 27, 2002, 09:30)
    "This is a bugfix release of Vim. Since Vim 6.0 many reported problems have been fixed..."

  • NewsForge: DemoLinux: A Painless Way to Try Linux (Mar 27, 2002, 03:00)
    "Enter DemoLinux. First offered at Linux Expo Paris in February 2000, DemoLinux allows people to test drive Linux without needing to install the operating system. Just boot it from the CD. No hard drive partitioning. No lengthy installation process. No up-front work at all..."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19-pre4-ac2 (Mar 27, 2002, 01:40)
    Changelogs, mirror link within.

  • developerWorks: Graphics Programming with libtiff (Mar 27, 2002, 01:00)
    "TIFF is an extremely common but quite complex raster image format. Libtiff, a standard ANSI C implementation of the TIFF specification, is free and works on many operating systems. This article discusses some of the pitfalls of TIFF and guides you through use of the libtiff library. The article also shows examples of how to use libtiff for your black-and-white imaging needs..."