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Developer Linux News for Oct 20, 2003

  • The Inquirer: Linux Can Use Windows Drivers Shock (2003-10-20 19:00:09)
    "They said it was impossible. First, reaching the 'holy grail' was considered achieving compatibility with Windows applications..."

  • Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.0-test8-mm1 (2003-10-20 14:30:49)
    Changelog, link within.

  • Linux World: Can Open Source Truly Save The World? (2003-10-20 10:00:52)
    "The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), convened by the United Nations at the urging of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), intends to address the global economic, societal, and political changes being wrought as our information-based society replaces the old industrial one. Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), was to play a major role in WSIS's plans for closing these information gaps. Until recently..."

  • developerWorks: Put Eclipse Features to Work For You (2003-10-20 07:00:58)
    "This article offers suggestions on how to structure features and optimize your use of the Plug-in Development Environment's support for building features and plug-ins, as well as advanced techniques for customizing the behavior of Eclipse..."

  • DevX: Perl + R: Open Source Programs Simplify Data Manipulation (2003-10-20 05:30:19)
    "Extracting data from huge data stores for real-time reporting and analysis can be frustrating, especially if your data processes rely on bulky, expensive apps designed for a large-scale enterprise. Perl and R are two open source technologies that can be used to simplify everyday data extraction needs, cheaply and easily..."

  • developerWorks: Smashing Performance with OProfile (2003-10-20 05:30:18)
    "This article looks at OProfile, a profiling tool for Linux that will be included in the upcoming stable kernel..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, October 19, 2003 (2003-10-20 05:00:00)
    This weekend's GNOME apps: Liferea 0.4.3, coriander-0.99.4, GDM 2.4.4.5, and Wallpaper Tray 0.4.6.