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Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 18, 2001

  • AllLinuxDevices: Empower Technologies Releases Linux for Palm III's (Jul 18, 2001, 21:01)
    "Empower Technologies becomes the first and only corporation within the consumer electronics industry to replace the Palm O/S, providing Palm handheld users and other PDA manufacturers with an alternative O/S."

  • Linux lends a hand to Sun engineers (Jul 18, 2001, 18:50)
    Linux forms the foundation of a handheld designed and produced by Sun. It will be used by field engineers, includes wireless communications, and utilizes a Java VM. No WinCE, the article mentions, for ideological and performance reasons.

  • Slashdot: Why Linux Won't Ever Be Mainstream (Jul 18, 2001, 16:36)
    Using his experiences in search of a driver for a USB scanner, CmdrTaco says trolls, flamers, and general childishness on the part of bad advocates will dash Linux's hopes for mainstream success as they alienate the manufacturers Linux will need for thorough device support.

  • LinuxProgramming: Guido van Rossum: RELEASED: Python 2.2a1 (Jul 18, 2001, 15:40)
    "Are you worried that Python 2.2 will break all your old Python code? Don't be! Help us make Python 2.2 as compatible and stable as any release before it. I've released the first alpha release, Python 2.2a1, for your perusal."

  • Advogato: Vidomi GPL violation case resolved (Jul 18, 2001, 14:20)
    Andy Tai reports that a successful resolution of the Vidomi GPL issue has been reached, with the FSF approving of a split of the software. A link to Eben Moglen's opinion, which settled the issue, and will likely be the most interesting to readers curious about how GPL issues are settled "in the wild" may be found within. within.

  • Apache Today: ApacheCon 2001 Europe cancelled (Jul 18, 2001, 01:55)
    The Apache Software Foundation is exploring options for future conferences.

  • DukeOfURL: EnGarde Secure Linux 1.0.1 (Jul 18, 2001, 01:41)
    A positive review is one that calls its two complaints "nits," and that's what gets delivered by the DukeOfURL here in its look at EnGarde Secure Linux, an e-commerce oriented distribution that's been picking up positive evaluations from a number of reviewers lately.