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Developer Linux News for Aug 20, 2002

  • The Register: IBM Woos Linux Developers with Borland Deal (2002-08-20 21:00:36)
    "IBM is teaming with Borland Software Corp to drive its database among Windows developers unimpressed by changes to Visual Basic..."

  • Linux and Main: First Look at GCC-3.2 (2002-08-20 20:00:28)
    "I never bothered with gcc-3.0 or 3.1; there were too many people reporting problems with them. I've been using the 2.95.3 that SuSE distributes, but when GNU announced that 3.2 was ready for general use I thought I'd take a look and see what the fuss was about..."

  • Seattle Times: No Standing in Shadows for Sun Microsystems Chief (2002-08-20 19:00:37)
    "In an interview with The Seattle Times last week, McNealy discussed Sun, Linux, government stimulus efforts, stock options and working with Microsoft after the antitrust litigation is resolved..."

  • Time: The Little Penguin That Could (2002-08-20 18:00:52)
    "The ubiquitous Linux logo, a penguin, is already a hit at places like IBM and much of the U.S. government. Should the rest of us tune him in too...?"

  • Linux Journal: The Ultimate (but Small) Linux Box! (2002-08-20 13:00:54)
    "For starters, we could run a very small system by going to some Linux distributions on a single floppy and ignoring the graphical environment entirely, but I would like to avoid doing that. The idea is to create an attractive desktop with some friendly graphical tools while living within the constraints of limited resources..."

  • OSNews: Interview with Bill Kendrick of NewBreedSoftware (2002-08-20 11:30:31)
    "A few days back we hosted an interview with one of the two big names of the hobby Linux gaming houses. Today, it is time to interview the other big name, Bill Kendrick of NewBreedSoftware..."

  • ExtremeTech: Microsoft Withdraws Free Web Fonts (2002-08-20 10:00:43)
    "Microsoft Corp. withdrew its free TrueType Web fonts on the eve of LinuxWorld, leaving some Linux advocates upset about the decision. Microsoft, however, said the fonts were being 'abused...'"

  • Release Digest: GNOME, August 19, 2002 (2002-08-20 05:00:30)
    Today's GNOME apps: Quick Lounge 0.75 and Pan 0.13.0.

  • Release Digest: KDE, August 19, 2002 (2002-08-20 05:00:00)
    Today's KDE apps: KVim 6.1.141rc1, SqlGui 0.4.0, Kallers 0.2.2, Kemerge 0.7, and KMencoder 0.1.2.

  • Computerworld.NZ: Linux Goes to War for NZ Army (2002-08-20 02:30:30)
    "In the war between Microsoft and open source, where better to illustrate the conflict than on the battlefield—if only a simulated one...?"

  • Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.20-pre4 (2002-08-20 01:55:33)
    Incremental changelog, link within.

  • CrossNodes: Tinydns: Kiss Your BIND Good-bye (2002-08-20 01:00:26)
    "DNS admins rejoice, for thy long years of torment are over. No more shall BIND bewitch and betray thee, for there is a new kid on the block: Tinydns..."