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Developer Linux News for Sep 23, 2002

  • Minneapolis Star Tribune: Microsoft and Linux, An Unlikely Pairing (Sep 23, 2002, 14:30)
    "The effort, called Mono, is a rare bridging of the chasm between the commercial world and free software--more commonly referred to as open-source software--a movement in which the Linux operating system is at the forefront..."

  • OSNews: Lycoris Desktop/LX 'Amethyst Version' Review (Sep 23, 2002, 13:00)
    "Since our last review, Lycoris have released two important components: The Lycoris application packager (IRIS) and the new Control Center..."

  • Native POSIX Threading Library (NPTL) (Sep 23, 2002, 11:30)
    "Ingo Molnar explained that with the current stock 2.5 kernel such a test requires roughly 1GB RAM, and the act of starting and stopping all 100,000 threads in parallel takes only 2 seconds. In comparison, with the 2.5.31 kernel (prior to Ingo's recent threading work), such a test would have taken around 15 minutes..."

  • Linux Web Surfing - Get Armed with Dillo (Sep 23, 2002, 10:00)
    "This seems almost unbelievably small for a graphical web browser; in fact, I was able to download, install and open the application in less than 30 seconds. Those who have referred to Dillo as fast are badly underestimating it..."

  • Help Net Securtity: Three Interviews with Multitool Linux Authors (Sep 23, 2002, 07:00)
    "Multitool Linux authors Jeremy Anderson, Steven Murphy and Michael Schwarz talk about their first steps in Linux, the writing of the book, future plans and more..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, September 22, 2002 (Sep 23, 2002, 05:00)
    This weekend's GNOME app: GneleMixer 2.1.

  • Jabbering Along With tkcJabber (Sep 23, 2002, 04:00)
    "Yet, obviously there is something missing from this puzzle--that is, the communications software. While the Zaurus actually has an extremely competent connectivity suite, no instant messaging software is included..."