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Developer Linux News for Jul 22, 2002

  • The Register: Bruce Perens on Real's Open Source Gambit (2002-07-22 23:30:16)
    "'We're getting some network protocols that go on top of IP and UDP, and do their best to provide continuous playback despite the fact that the Internet doesn't guarantee throughput or latency,' OSI founder and former Debian project lead Bruce Perens told us..."

  • Washington Post: Cheap PCs With Lindows Are Well Intentioned But Flawed (2002-07-22 22:00:18)
    "Wal-Mart, the most mass-market retailer imaginable, is committing an outrageous form of computing heresy: On its Web site, it's selling Windows-compatible personal computers without Windows..."

  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer: RealNetworks Revamps; Embraces Open Source, Other Media Formats (2002-07-22 16:00:12)
    "In a significant challenge to Microsoft, RealNetworks plans to announce today a new [open source] version of its software that can distribute audio and video in a variety of formats, including Microsoft's own proprietary Windows Media format..."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19rc3-ac1 (2002-07-22 15:06:18)
    Changelog, link within.

  • Dave Jones: Linux 2.5.27-dj1 (2002-07-22 14:59:26)
    Changelog, links within.

  • De Icaza to Speak on Progress, Strengths of Mono Project (2002-07-22 14:30:35)
    Ximian's Miguel de Icaza is coming out to the OReilly Open Source Convention to talk about the Mono Project. Press release within.

  • New Scientist: China Plans Software to Rival Windows (2002-07-22 13:00:17)
    "'It would not be unreasonable to jump to the conclusion that it is based on Linux,' Kusnetzky told New Scientist. 'This could be a clear example of them trying to take advantage of the large pool of software that's available as open source. This is a way to take a giant leap forward almost immediately...'"

  • KernelTrap: Panicking in Morse Code (2002-07-22 11:00:13)
    "His patch against Linux kernel version 2.4.19-rc1-ac1 (plus preempt) actually modifies the kernel to report a panic in morse code!"

  • CNET News: Ogg Vorbis Official Release is Here (2002-07-22 08:00:52)
    "The team behind the Ogg Vorbis format is the Xiph Foundation, which serves as a nonprofit parent for the open-source development effort. 'After years of research and development, Ogg Vorbis is finally ready for public release,' Emmett Plant, CEO of Xiph, said in a statement posted on the foundation's Web site..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, July 21, 2002 (2002-07-22 05:00:30)
    This weekend's KDE apps: KMencoder 0.1.1, KMp3Indexer 0.8, and KPsion 0.11.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, July 21, 2002 (2002-07-22 05:00:00)
    This weekend's GNOME apps: Gnumeric 1.0.9, GTK+ C++ Object Development Environment GCode-1.0, Shermans aquarium 2.1.1, gtkextramm2, GNOME-PIM 1.91.0 & 1.91.1, CVSGnome Build Script 0.2.6, GNOME-Applets 2.0.1