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Developer Linux News for Apr 26, 2002

  • NewsForge: Linux Mainframe Grandfather: Several Companies are Proving Linux's Worth (Apr 26, 2002, 23:00)
    "At age 28, Boas Betzler is known at IBM as the 'grandfather' of Linux on the mainframe. In mid-1998, he began a port of Linux to the IBM zSeries, and he's shepherded the Linux mainframe project from the beginning to the first shipments..."

  • Bynari Finds Missing Link (Apr 26, 2002, 19:00)
    "'Every time we got corporations enthusiastic about the TCO savings in converting from Windows to Linux systems, Exchange emerged as a deal-killer,' says Adelstein, co-founder of Bynari, a high-level consultancy for Open Source systems..."

  • ZDNet: Review: Mozilla Loaded Up for Browser Wars (Apr 26, 2002, 17:30)
    "In our unofficial tests, RC 1 ran nearly as fast as Internet Explorer 6. Plus, it works on Windows, Mac, and Linux, which no other browser does [sic], and it promises a greater ability to customize than competing browsers do..."

  • The Trouble with Vorbis (Apr 26, 2002, 16:00)
    "Ogg Vorbis may be the holy grail of patent-free audio compression, but there are some serious issues blocking its path to widespread acceptance. Unfortunately most of us are powerless to correct the situation; the problems must be addressed by Vorbis' creators..."

  • KDE Releases KOffice 1.2beta1 (Apr 26, 2002, 13:00)
    "The KDE Project [has] announced the immediate release of KOffice 1.2beta1, the first preview release for KOffice 1.2, scheduled for release this September..."

  • LinuxDevices: Building a Secure Kiosk with Embedded Linux (Apr 26, 2002, 11:00)
    "In looking at Linux for the CerfPod, the first thing we discovered was that Intrinsyc's Linux implementation is far from adequate for our needs. In addition to the glaring lack of a web browser, not many libraries were included..."

  • Release Digest: General, April 25, 2002 (Apr 26, 2002, 05:01)
    Today's general apps: ALSA RC 1, AmayaGL, Krysalis 1.0.3.

  • Release Digest: GNU, April 25, 2002 (Apr 26, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNU apps: GNU Go 3.2, hp2xx-3.4.2.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, April 25, 2002 (Apr 26, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: Balsa 2.0.0, GNet 1.1.3.

  • Release Digest: KDE, April 25, 2002 (Apr 26, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: KBabel 1.0beta1, KShowmail 3.0.1beta, qGo 0.0.10, KBirthday 0.4, KCopyDisk 0.1, Kuery for MySQL 1.0c, SqlGui 0.3.5, Biblos 0.21beta, KHeiseReg 0.3, KMp3Indexer 0.5, Kahuna 0.7, K Magnifier 0.8, KStella 0.7.0.

  • NY Fears About Microsoft Return, in Mexico (Apr 26, 2002, 01:00)
    "Mr. Guajardo said that he and a group of legislators were considering introducing a bill to require the use of open-source software, like the Linux operating system, in the e-Mexico initiative, rather than proprietary software like Microsoft's, which is protected by copyrights and patents and must be paid for through license and upgrade fees..." [Requires free registration -ed.]