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Game over for Loki

Author: JT Smith

“This is the week that Loki Software, Inc., the once-promising Linux games company that came to resemble Enron writ small, disappears beneath
the waves forever. As with Enron, the company heads appear to have come out okay, leaving unpaid employees holding the short end of the
joystick.

The final official blow was set to be delivered Monday when the trustee overseeing the company’s liquidation was to declare Loki devoid of assets
and close the case.” More at Linuxandmain.com.

Category:

  • Games

Microsoft: Apple’s enemy or savior?

Author: JT Smith

NewsFactor Network writes: “Five years ago, Microsoft and Apple signed a controversial pact that brought the two firms together in a software development and innovation-sharing relationship. Since then, the relationship has blossomed. By delivering two of the most critical applications for Mac OS X, Internet Explorer 5 and Office v.X, Microsoft’s Mac business unit has become more of a savior than an enemy to Apple. NewsFactor spoke with Kevin Browne, general manager of Microsoft’s Macintosh business unit, about his firm’s evolving relationship with Apple, the current array of Microsoft Mac applications, and prospects for another five years of partnership.”

Cgisecurity.com releases fingerprinting Port 80 attacks

Author: JT Smith

Anonymous Reader writes: “They have released a followup to Part one which talked about the attack signatures attackers leave when attacking
your web applications. Good paper that explains what you may find in your logs and what they may mean. Fingerprinting Port 80 Attacks part two.

Category:

  • Security

theKompany.com releases version 2.4 of Kivio mp

Author: JT Smith

LinuxPR: “Our premier flowcharting, graphing and vector graphics package for Linux and
Windows now has a new release with more features and bug fixes. Kivio mp is
similar to Visio from Microsoft but we go beyond just using stencils to provide
generic vector graphic ability as found in Corel Draw that allow you to mix types
of images on a page.”

developerWorks toolbox sample CD and DVD

Author: JT Smith

ShellDawg writes: “Here’s a great way to get all the IBM middleware sent to you for free. IBM is giving away a free CD or DVD filled with alphaWorks technologies, white papers and the following IBM applications ported to Linux: IBM DB2 Universal Database Enterprise/Personal Edt. V7.2 for Linux and Windows,IBM WebSphere Application Server Server Edition V4.0.1 for Linux and Windows, IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer for Linux and Windows, IBM WebSphere Studio Site Developer for Windows Preview, IBM WebSphere UDDI Registry Beta, and the Lotus Domino Server Release 5.0.9 for Windows NT and Linux”

LynxOS 4.0 attains “holy grail” of Linux ABI compatibility

Author: JT Smith

Anonymous Reader writes “Delivering on a promise made in November 1999, LynuxWorks today unveiled a major upgrade to its LynxOS real-time operating system (RTOS), which the company claims is now the first hard real-time operating system to provide binary compatibility with Linux — meaning that Linux applications can run unmodified directly on LynxOS. Story at LinuxDevices.com

Mandrake 8.2 Release Candidate 1 out

Author: JT Smith

SimDan writes, “After four beta relases RC1 has been released. From the web site: ‘Soon the final version will be here. The first Release Candidate is available for download at the usual places. Up to now all betatesters have done a remarkable job to make the upcoming release a great one. Once more we invite all who participated so far and all other Mandrake users to report the last remaining bugs.’ “

Let Windows die

Author: JT Smith

NewsFactor Network writes, “So, what would happen if Microsoft pulled Windows? The server world would continue, and the desktop world could see the return of good old capitalist competition. We could dust off OS/2 and BeOS and get back to competing to create really great operating systems that extend technology. Heck, maybe the network would be the computer again.”

TuxBox game tutorial released

Author: JT Smith

vmlinuz writes, “After counless hours of work, here is the TuxBox Game Tutorial. Very early version of course, but it should teach you how bad of a writer I am if nothing else.

Also, released are new versions of both Smoke and DGI as well. These are both (again) much better. For instance, Smoke now auto-installs. (INSTALL is still required reading.) The changelog is still in the README file.

NOTE: The new version of Smoke is REQUIRED for the tutorial. It uses a new version of the command line argument spec, that only the very newest version of Smoke uses.

Find it all here.”

Category:

  • Games

Linux-related stocks rally Monday

Author: JT Smith

On news that IBM, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and Compaq Computer saying they’ll support the Gnome Foundation, several Linux-related stocks rose in trading Monday, reports Bloomberg.