Linux Weekly News for August 24, 2000
Aug 24, 2000, 07:31 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
Leading items and editorials: The first round of the DVD case is
over, How to respond to attacks on Linux and The GNOME vs. KDE
"The first round of the DVD case is over, and the MPAA has won.
For those who are interested, Judge Kaplan's ruling is available as
a 90-page PDF file. The judge found in favor of the MPAA on every
"How to respond to attacks on Linux. Linux has been blessed, in
recent times, by a relative scarcity of FUD ("Fear, Uncertainty,
and Doubt") attacks. But they seem to be on the rise again; perhaps
the critics have grown tired of sneering at stock prices and have
turned their attention back to the technology itself. As always,
some of the criticisms make more sense than others...."
"The GNOME vs. KDE thing. It has been a little while since we
have had a good GNOME and KDE fight, so it shouldn't be surprising
to see one turn up now. These battles have grown somewhat tiresome
over the years. But this one is just a little different, and it's
worth looking at what is going on...."