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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.”


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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.

RadioWallStreet.com hosts Linux discussion

Author: JT Smith

From LinuxPR: Linux League Commissioner and weekly RadioWallStreet.com contributor, Francis Gaskins, hosts a panel of guests Monday to review Linux trends, with comment on IBM, Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, and Red Hat. Check out the broadcast.

Opinion: What do Linux, classical music have in common?

Author: JT Smith

Linux adminstrator Russell Miller compares Linux zealots to fans of classical music, in OSopinion.com.

Red Herring: ‘Linux stocks land in the poorhouse’

Author: JT Smith

From a RedHerring.com story: “Linux companies are having a hard time figuring out how to make money from something that’s free. Quelle surprise. Last year the entire sector generated a measly $67 million in revenue, which pales in comparison to operating system revenue from Microsoft alone. The Evil Empire, Linux is not.”

AOL’s Linux software published on Web site

Author: JT Smith

A technology site, Techpages.com, made America Online’s Linux software available Sunday, reports CNET’s News.com. AOL’s been working its Linux software, code-named Gamera, since May 1999.