Linux Weekly News for November 30, 2000
Nov 30, 2000, 07:28 (0 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: Adobe pulls the plug on FrameMaker
and Linux and viruses.
"Adobe pulls the plug on FrameMaker. Years ago, many of us were
writing documents with a package called FrameMaker, produced by a
company called Frame Technology. FrameMaker has a small but
dedicated following; for certain sorts of tasks, such as the
writing of large documents and books, it is one of the nicest tools
available. The emacs-style key bindings were a nice feature as
well. Frame Technology has long since been acquired by Adobe, but
FrameMaker has remained one of the better Unix-based proprietary
packages out there...."
"Linux and viruses. Life may be hard for companies that are
selling word processors for Linux, but they must have it easy
compared to those who would sell us anti-virus systems. After all,
the world has not yet been overwhelmed with reports of killer Linux
viruses. Nonetheless, some people are trying...."