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    Government Linux users gather in Washington, D.C.   One large successful project could open the floodgate for Linux use in government. ( November 1, 2000)

    $10,000 Bounty for `Prior Art'   BountyQuest offers a $10,000 prize to anyone who can find evidence of a "One Click Shopping" system in use before September 28, 1997. Be sure to read all of the requirements and the instructions. The bounty expires January 18, 2001. (October 19, 2000)

    Microsoft considers apps for Linux   Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer commented on the possibility of Microsoft applications becoming available for Linux. Ballmer spoke at Gartner's autumn Symposium/ITxpo. (October 18, 2000)

    `Tsunami of hits' follows StarOffice GPL release   Early on the morning of Friday, October 13, Sun Microsystems released StarOffice 6.0 under the GNU General Public License (GPL), as Brian Proffitt reported on Linux Today. In their eagerness to download the code, hordes of Linux users crashed the OpenOffice.org Web server. OpenOffice.org's system administrators, however, quickly got a backup server working so that the code was still available for download. (October 13, 2000)

    `World's Toughest' Code Cracked!   A team of Swedish computer buffs has fought off thousands of rivals from around the world to crack what was billed as the toughest code challenge ever set. (October 12, 2000)

    Give us MacOS X or give us death, Intel users demand Why Kids Shouldn't Be Criminal Hackers: An Explanation for High School Students, Parents & Teachers   At some time, someone is going to tell you how much fun it is to hack into computer systems and networks. I'm here to tell you it's a bad idea, says M. E. Kabay in his essay on SecurityPortal.com (October 9, 2000)

    Give us MacOS X or give us death, Intel users demand   Owners of Intel-based PCs want Apple's MacOS X - and they want it now. At least that's the claim made by Web site OS X on Intel, set up to petition Apple for an x86 version of its upcoming next-generation OS. (October 4, 2000)

    That (other) f-word  Linux vendors know the path they need to take to make Linux as viable as commercial Unix for high-end scaling and performance. But it seems that path goes through a minefield. (September 26, 2000)

    LinuxLookup.com needs people!  LinuxLookup.com's recent out-of-control growth has moved them to put out a casting call for Linux community members. (September 4, 2000)

    Call for a CEASE FIRE in the KDE-GNOME war: diversity is the strength of Free-Software.  Essay by Gael Duval, co-founder of Mandrakesoft. (August 25, 2000)

    The Register: Linux scuppers notebook theft  We all know that Linux is a secure operating system. This amusing anecdote shows that its security extends even to the point of foiling physical thieves. (August 25, 2000)

    All OSes Suck, UNIX/Linux Just Sucks Less  Miguel de Icaza gave a talk at the Ottawa Linux Symposium that he started by saying that "UNIX sucks." Unfortunately, the paraphrased versions of the speech that have appeared in print didn't do the speech justice, so he's written it up for all the world to see. Enjoy! (August 9, 2000)

    Can Sun Change its Spots?  Is Sun's pending release of StarOffice 6.0 under the GNU General Public License a sign that the company is changing their ways? (July 25, 2000)

    Pop Goes the Eazel  According to Red Herring, Eazel will preview Nautilus in September and the finished product should be out by year's end. (July 21, 2000)

    Napster Users Buy More CDs  A study by Jupiter Communications shows that people using Napster are more likely to spend money on CDs than those who do not use services like Napster. Ed: Okay, not much to do with Linux, but the entire debate started by Napster has proven important to the Open Source Community in general. It would be nice to see more studies like this, because if this trend is verified the record companies will have a hard time justifying their vendetta against Napster and the like. It's really all about locking down distribution, not intellectual property...read the full editorial on LinuxNews.com (July 21, 2000)

    IBM to Unveil Linux Plan  IBM is expected to announce today that it will invest $200 million in Linux development in an effort to speed up transition to Linux. The money will be used to set up developers' centres across Europe, in which software vendors will be able to create software for Linux. (July 21, 2000)

    Miguel Says UNIX Sucks, Rewriting Perl  It's Thursday, and you know what that means...A brand-new edition of Linux Weekly News! This week, a report on Miguel de Icaza's keynote at the Ottowa Linux Symposium, Caldera's reported purchase of SCO's server division and much more! (July 20, 2000)

    It's Official!  Marco Boerries has confirmed that StarOffice 6.0 will be released under the GNU General Public License. Sun plans to make the code available on October 13th on the new OpenOffice.org. (July 19, 2000)

    Caldera to Buy SCO OpenServer  ZDNet's Inter@ctive Investor has a report that Caldera may be buying SCO's OpenServer and UNIXWare. (July 19, 2000)

    Linux In Education Report #24  Doug Loss sent in a link to the latest Simple End User Linux (SEUL) education report. Enjoy! Ed: Thanks Doug! (July 18, 2000)

    Report from the O'Reilly Open Source Convention  Frank Willison reports on the Open Documentation Summit that took place at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. (July 18, 2000)

    Sun to GPL StarOffice  According to CNet, Sun will announce that it is re-licensing StarOffice under the GNU General Public License on Wednesday. Ed: If this is the case, StarOffice will probably become a world-class office suite very quickly...(July 17, 2000)

    Mighty Multimedia Mite.  Here's some coverage on the fabled Yopy PDA - which should be pretty cool if it is released with all these features. (July 14, 2000)

    Do it Yourself  The OpenBSD folks didn't get mad when SSH was put under a restrictive license, they wrote OpenSSH. (July 11, 2000)

    Linux in the Palm of Your Hand  Linux is being looked at seriously for devices that currently run Windows CE. (July 10, 2000)

    XML Linking Standards  If you're the Web developer type, and many Linux users are, you may find the XLink 1.0 standard very interesting. (July 7, 2000)

    MySQL Gathers Steam  With recent investments from VA Linux and Progress Software, MySQL is gaining momentum in the business world. (July 7, 2000)

    My Web Scripting Language can Beat Your Scripting Language!  It seems that whenever there are two (or more) of something, people have to get into arguments over which one is better. Emacs or vi, Coke or Pepsi, The Beatles or Rolling Stones. Matthew Keller bravely wades into the PHP vs. Perl discussion and makes some level-headed observations. Ed: If you happen to feel your blood boil whenever one of these topics comes up remember, it's all a matter of opinion. (July 7, 2000)

    Making Wine  Wine Weekly News has a look at the architechture of Wine. Wine is an implementation of the Windows APIs that attempt to allow Windows binaries to run under Linux. A bit technical, but very interesting. (July 6, 2000)

    Why We Need Debian  Evan Leibovitch points out the benefits of a non-commercial, totally free, Linux distro. (July 6, 2000)

    Please Mr. Postman  Sendmail.net has the first in a two-part series dealing with Sendmail security. (July 6, 2000)

    It's not a Wintel World Anymore  Dell, Gateway, Intel and Compaq aren't just flirting with Linux anymore. (July 6, 2000)

    Open Source Fantasy  Seattle Post-Intelligencer has more on Wizards of the Coast releasing the rules to Dungeons & Dragons under an Open Source-type license. (July 5, 2000)

    Samba to the Rescue!  Samba not only allows Windows computers to cohabitate with Linux on networks, share printers and other fun stuff, it also promotes harmony at home! Hal Moroff extolls the joys of Samba in this Linux Magazine article. (July 5, 2000)

    Linux Runs the Shop Down Under  Dominique Jackson reports on the rapid spread of Linux Down Under. (July 5, 2000)

    Latest Netcraft Survey  Netcraft's June survey of Web servers shows the Apache Web server with a staggering 62.53% share of the market! That's up 2.09% from May, and does not include Apache variants like Stronghold. Congrats to the Apache team! (July 5, 2000)

    I Love the Smell of Vaporware in the Morning...  Salon.com's Scott Rosenberg takes a look at Microsoft's ".Net" announcement. (June, 30 2000)

    The Power of the Penguin  ZDNet has coverage of Jon "maddog" Hall & Mark Bolzern's "To B2B or not To B2B: Linux Puts on Its Work Clothes" presentation given today at PC Expo. You can also see it yourself if you have Real Player. (June 29, 2000)

    Oracle NICs on Sale July 4th  NICs, or New Internet Computers, will go on sale July 4th from the New Internet Computer Company. NICC's startup was funded chiefly by Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle. Ellison says the date represents "freedom," presumably freedom from Windows. (June 29, 2000)

    Deja Vu All Over Again  This week LWN covers the MySQL announcement, discussion of alternative FTP servers and the eWEEK challenge. (June 29, 2000)

    Linus Comes to Town  LinuxMall.com booth staffers at PC Expo got a pleasant surprise this week when the man himself paid a visit to our booth, and we've got pictures. If you happen to be at PC Expo, be sure to check out the To B2B or Not to B2B: Linux Puts on its Work Clothes keynote featuring Jon "maddog" Hall and our own Mark Bolzern. (June 29, 2000)

    Dueling Desktop Discussion  Evan Leibovitch comments on the discussion of merging some of the low-level functions of KDE and GNOME. (June 28, 2000)

    Open Source and Commercial Development  The commercial world is becoming sold on the advantages of Open Source development models, but not necessarily Open Source licenses. What kind of solutions will companies and the Community come up with? Upside Today's Sam Williams addresses the topic. (June 28, 2000)

    In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up...  Dennis E. Powell shares his take on PC Expo in New York. (June 28, 2000)

    MySQL Joins the Party  MySQL is now licensed under the General Public License. Monty Widenius, MySQL project leader, has announced that the latest beta, and all subsequent versions, will be licensed under the GPL. Widenius also announced that VA Linux and Progress Software will be supporting development of MySQL. Ed: Woohoo!(June 28, 2000)

    Two SuSE Security Announcements  SuSE delivered a double-header of security announcements today, one for wuftpd and the other for setuid applications under SuSE. The wuftpd security is a remote root exploit that affects all distributions using wuftpd, the setuid issue affects SuSE versions 6.1 through 6.4. (June 27, 2000)

    Making Inroads on the Desktop  TechWeb covers a company in Edwardsville, Illinois that's happily using Linux on the desktop. One Pentium II 233MHz computer handles 17 simultaneous users. (June 27, 2000)

    NetWinder to Feature Crusoe Processor  Rebel.com has chosen the Crusoe processor, made by Linus Torvalds' employer Transmeta, for it's line of NetWinder Linux server appliances. The Crusoe processor was chosen primarily because it is an Intel-compatible chip that is low-power and requires no fan for cooling. (June 27, 2000)

    NetZero Embraces Linux  NetZero, a free Internet access provider, announced that they will be providing a Linux version of their software. (June 27, 2000)

    Yahoo! Drops Inktomi for Google  Yahoo! has announced that they are dropping the Inktomi search engine in favor of the Linux-based Google search engine. (June 26, 2000)

    Linux and Database Management  The Gartner Group predicts that the database industry will rake in about $12.7 billion by 2004. Linux Stock News talks about the commercial database offering s that are available for Linux. (June 26, 2000)

    GPL May Get Legal Test  Eban Moglen, general counsel to the Free Software Foundation and a professor at the Columbia University Law School, says that the GPL may see a court case by summer's end. (June 26, 2000)

    Sir Bob Switches to Linux  Bob Geldof's new firm, Deckchair.com, has ditched NT and SQL Server in favor of IBM's DB2 on Linux. (June 23, 2000)

    Debian wu-ftpd Alert  Debian has issued an alert for the package wu-ftpd, which is vunerable to a remote root exploit. This is not a Debian-specific problem, so anyone using the package should check the advisory. (June 23, 2000)

    Linux on Handhelds, More Patent Fun  This week's LWN features coverage of Handhelds.org, British Telecom's patent on hyperlinks, and a look at Mozilla M16. (June 22, 2000)

    Linux One of Dell's 'Big Three'  Linux is now one of Dell's "strategic platforms" along with Windows and Novell NetWare. Dell says that Linux server sales have doubled every quarter, and Linux sales match NetWare sales. (June 21, 2000)

    Is it Real, or is it Itanium? Don't have access to an Itanium processor to work on that all-important port of PySol? Intel has an IA-64 Emulator on the Web, developed by Hewlett-Packard. (June 16, 2000)

    Linux Helps Decode DNA  Scientists at the Sanger Centre in Cambridge are using Linux to help decode human DNA on more than 60 Intel-powered Linux machines. (June 16, 2000)

    SCO, IBM and SourceForge Privacy Policy  This week's Linux Weekly News features commentary on SCO's Linux announcement, IBM's latest Linux commitments and a call for a privacy policy for SourceForge. (June 15, 2000)

    Installing WindowMaker  LinuxJournal's site has an online-only article on installing WindowMaker by Michael J. Hammel. (June 15, 2000)

    A Gaggle of Cheap Linux PCs for Google  Cheap Intel-based Linux PCs, and not expensive RISC machines using proprietary UNIX, are powering the powerhouse search site Google. (June 13, 2000)

    EBIZ Enterprises & LinuxMall.com Select Merger Integration Team; Top Execs Layout Nasdaq Roadmap, Answer Key Questions  LinuxMall.com and EBIZ CEOs answer questions about the proposed merger and plans for the future. (June 13, 2000)

    Will the Net Kill Intellectual Property?  The National Post Online is running a piece about the effect of the Net and technology on Intellectual Property. Ed: Not necessarily Linux-related, but an issue that impacts everyone. (June 12, 2000)

    Let's Get Small  Rick Lehrbaum talks about embedded Linux on LinuxDevices.com. (June 12, 2000)

    Red Hat Offers Maximum RPM v.2 as Free Download  Red Hat is making the postscript source of Maximum RPM available at RPM.org, and is accepting contributions to the next version. (June 9, 2000)

    And We're Polite, Too!  Linux advocates are not only security-conscious, we're polite too! Alan Cox was kind enough to write a thank you note for the folks who found security problems in the Linux kernel. Ed: When was the last time Bill Gates thanked someone for finding security problems with Microsoft products? (June 9, 2000)

    Microsoft Losing Its Luster  Forbes.com's David Einstein says that Microsoft's days as "the most influential company in the world" are done. (June 9, 2000)

    SuSE Security Alert: qpop 2.53  The qpop 2.53 package does not check mail headers for valid input. Attackers could send mail with a malicously formated mail headers that would cause qpop 2.53 to execute code with the privileges of user 'mail' at the qpop server. (June 9, 2000)

    LPI Wants Your Feedback  The Linux Professional Institute is asking for feedback for their Level 2 certification tests, currently in development. (June 8, 2000)

    This Week's LWN  The latest installment of Linux Weekly News brings us Richard Stallman's commentary on the OpenMotif license, Microsoft patents on file formats, and a look at Plan 9. (June 8, 2000)

    The Little Desktop that Could  LinuxPlanet takes a look at the XFce desktop, including how to get and install XFce. (June 7, 2000)

    Blame it on the BSD License Evan Leibovitch says that the whole problem with Microsoft co-opting Kerberos could have been prevented if Kerberos would have been distributed under the GPL rather than a BSD-style license. Ed: I've never been sure what the supposed gain is in using a license that permits someone to take your code and modify it without sharing changes. (June 6, 2000)

    LinuxMall.com, 1mage Software Announce Marketing Agreement  LinuxMall.com and 1mage Software have announced a strategic marketing partnership agreement. (June 19, 2000)

    Is it Real, or is it Itanium? Don't have access to an Itanium processor to work on that all-important port of PySol? Intel has an IA-64 Emulator on the Web, developed by Hewlett-Packard. (June 16, 2000)

    Linux Helps Decode DNA  Scientists at the Sanger Centre in Cambridge are using Linux to help decode human DNA on more than 60 Intel-powered Linux machines. (June 16, 2000)

    SCO, IBM and SourceForge Privacy Policy  This week's Linux Weekly News features commentary on SCO's Linux announcement, IBM's latest Linux commitments and a call for a privacy policy for SourceForge. (June 15, 2000)

    Installing WindowMaker  LinuxJournal's site has an online-only article on installing WindowMaker by Michael J. Hammel. (June 15, 2000)

    A Gaggle of Cheap Linux PCs for Google  Cheap Intel-based Linux PCs, and not expensive RISC machines using proprietary UNIX, are powering the powerhouse search site Google. (June 13, 2000)

    EBIZ Enterprises & LinuxMall.com Select Merger Integration Team; Top Execs Layout Nasdaq Roadmap, Answer Key Questions  LinuxMall.com and EBIZ CEOs answer questions about the proposed merger and plans for the future. (June 13, 2000)

    Will the Net Kill Intellectual Property?  The National Post Online is running a piece about the effect of the Net and technology on Intellectual Property. Ed: Not necessarily Linux-related, but an issue that impacts everyone. (June 12, 2000)

    Let's Get Small  Rick Lehrbaum talks about embedded Linux on LinuxDevices.com. (June 12, 2000)

    Red Hat Offers Maximum RPM v.2 as Free Download  Red Hat is making the postscript source of Maximum RPM available at RPM.org, and is accepting contributions to the next version. (June 9, 2000)

    And We're Polite, Too!  Linux advocates are not only security-conscious, we're polite too! Alan Cox was kind enough to write a thank you note for the folks who found security problems in the Linux kernel. Ed: When was the last time Bill Gates thanked someone for finding security problems with Microsoft products? (June 9, 2000)

    Microsoft Losing Its Luster  Forbes.com's David Einstein says that Microsoft's days as "the most influential company in the world" are done. (June 9, 2000)

    SuSE Security Alert: qpop 2.53  The qpop 2.53 package does not check mail headers for valid input. Attackers could send mail with a malicously formated mail headers that would cause qpop 2.53 to execute code with the privileges of user 'mail' at the qpop server. (June 9, 2000)

    LPI Wants Your Feedback  The Linux Professional Institute is asking for feedback for their Level 2 certification tests, currently in development. (June 8, 2000)

    Linux Industry CEOs React to Microsoft Ruling  Dave Shaw and Jeffrey Rassas react to the ruling handed down yesterday in the Microsoft Antitrust Trial. (June 8, 2000)

    This Week's LWN  The latest installment of Linux Weekly News brings us Richard Stallman's commentary on the OpenMotif license, Microsoft patents on file formats, and a look at Plan 9. (June 8, 2000)

    The Little Desktop that Could  LinuxPlanet takes a look at the XFce desktop, including how to get and install XFce. (June 7, 2000)

    Blame it on the BSD License Evan Leibovitch says that the whole problem with Microsoft co-opting Kerberos could have been prevented if Kerberos would have been distributed under the GPL rather than a BSD-style license. Ed: I've never been sure what the supposed gain is in using a license that permits someone to take your code and modify it without sharing changes. (June 6, 2000)

    Put a Little Python in your Pocket  Looking to learn your first programming language? Cameron Laird suggests you start with Python. (June 6, 2000)

    SEUL/edu Report #21  Interested in using Linux for education? The Linux in Education project, part of Simple End User Linux, is a good place to start. (June 5, 2000)

    I'm So Confused!  Tom Henderson has a fairly well-written commentary on the large number of Linux distributions and their compatibility issues. Ed: He calls it "distro madness," I call it freedom of choice. (June 5, 2000)

    Learn to Love Your Geek  While not exactly Linux-related, I'm sure many of our readers -- and their significant others -- would enjoy this article on Salon.com. (June 5, 2000)

    Perl 101  The Developer's Shed has a two part tutorial on Perl that would-be Perl hackers should find interesting. (June 5, 2000)

    Too Much Sun is a Bad Thing  Java Licensees are pressuring Sun to open the Java standards process to make it less Sun-centric. Ed: If Java is going to be all it can be, Sun needs to turn it loose. (June 2, 2000)

    Top Ten Internet Security Threats  The SANS (System Administration, Networking, and Security) Institute has released a top ten list of threats to Internet security that they consider most critical. If you're job requires you to administrate machines connected to the Internet, you'll want to take a look. (June 2, 2000)

    Picking a Distribution  Just getting to know Linux and don't know which distro to use? Signal ground explains what a distribution is and has some non-biased input about the major distributions. (June 2, 2000)

    Wearing Linux Proudly  Linux isn't just for the server and desktop anymore, now it's a snappy accessory for any outfit! The Xybernaut wearable computer uses Linux as its operating system. Ed: Forget laptops, this is what I want... (June 2, 2000)

    XFree86 4.0 vs XFree86 3.3.x  Thinking about moving to the latest XFree86? Patrick Mullen takes a look at 4.0 and gives a look at the future. (June 2, 2000)

    Linux Growing Despite W2K  Windows 2000 has been available for four months, but hasn't made a dent in Linux growth. (June 1, 2000)

    LinuxMall.com Snags New CTO  We'd like to welcome Chuck Mead as our new Chief Technical Officer. Chuck is formerly of Moongroup Consulting, Inc. and has a great deal of experience working with Linux and Open Source. (June 1, 2000)

    Open Source Windows  BusinessWeek Online columnist Sam Jaffe suggests that Judge Jackson should force Microsoft to Open Source the code to Windows, rather than breaking the company up. (May 30, 2000)

    Journaling File Systems for Linux  Byte talks about file systems, the advantages of journaling file systems over Ext2, and how to install your own JFS. (May 30, 2000)

    Mergers, PHP and IPOs  This week's Linux Weekly News talks about the new PHP, the Lineo IPO and certain mergers... (May 25, 2000)

    C|Net Covers LinuxMall.com and Ebiz Enterprises Merger  C|Net has some coverage of the forthcoming merger for LinuxMall.com and Ebiz Enterprises. (May 25, 2000)

    Testing, Testing, 2.4.0...  A test release of the 2.4 kernel has hit the streets. Note, this is not an "official" 2.4 kernel, but a test release to find bugs. Source can be downloaded from the usual suspects...enjoy! (May 25, 2000)

    LinuxMall.com and TheLinuxStore.com Interview on RadioWallStreet.com  Dave Shaw and Jeffrey Rassas are on RadioWallStreet.com talking about the LinuxMall.com and EBIZ merger. (May 24, 2000)

    Just Called to Say "I Love You"  Nick Petreley talks about the ILOVEYOU virus, and the Linux reaction to the bug. (May 24, 2000)

    LinuxMall.com and EBIZ Announce Merger Agreement  LinuxMall.com, Inc. and EBIZ Enterprises, Inc have executed a letter of intent to merge. EBIZ Enterprises is the parent company of TheLinuxStore.com. (May 24, 2000)

    SEUL/Edu Report  The latest Simple End User Linux Education report is out. (May 24, 2000)

    Nothing.  The government argues that Microsoft's proposed remedy offers nothing to undo damage caused by illegal past conduct. (May 18, 2000)

    Linux.com -- the Year in Review  It's hard to believe that it's been a year since Linux.com went live. Jeff Alami gives us a look back. (May 18, 2000)

    Dave Sifry Interview  Dave Sifry, CTO of LinuxCare, speaks out about the recent events at LinuxCare and going forward. (May 18, 2000)

    Linux for 64-bit Itanium Linux  Red Hat has released an alpha version of 64-bit Linux for IA-64 to allow developers lead time in developing for the 64-bit Itanium processor. (May 18, 2000)

    Open Motif and More...  This week's Linux Weekly News, including commentary on Open Motif, Microsoft vs Slashdot and SGI. (May 18, 2000)

    Rebels With a Cause  The Dallas Morning News focuses on Miguel de Icaza and his company, HelixCode. (May 17, 2000)

    Why Microsoft May Not Delay Appeals  ComputerWorld columnist Frank Hayes theorizes about the perils that may await Microsoft if they choose to drag out the appeals process in the anti-trust case. (May 17, 2000)

    Move Over Wintel...  Now that Intel is openly courting Linux and Open Source developers, can a Lintel world be far away? (May 16, 2000)

    Patents Donated to GNU In what will hopefully only be the first of many such acts, Raph Levien has donated 17 patents to Open Source projects, requiring that any use of the patents in software be distributed under the GPL. (May 15, 2000)

    Speed Up Your Hard Drive  LinuxNewbie.org offers advice on how to speed up your hard drive for optimal performance. (May 15, 2000)

    Look Ma, I Clustered My Servers  Byte.com has a nifty article about Linux Clusters. (May 15, 2000)

    Using Log Files  Log files, what they are, where to find them and how to use them. Log files are your friend, get to know them well! (May 11, 2000)

    Intel 'Open Sources' Itanium  Intel has put up the specifications for the upcoming 64-bit Itanium processor to allow Open Source developers to develop applications prior to the launch of the processor. They may have picked a silly name for the chip, but they're doing the Right Thing TM. (May 10, 2000)

    The Oracle Linux Appliance  Oracle is unveiling a $199 Linux PC/appliance that is aimed at the education and home markets. Oracle's new device does not have a hard drive, but does come with a 56K modem, CD-ROM and 64MB of RAM. (May 9, 2000)

    GNUCash Grows Up  This week's Linux Weekly News revisits the GNUCash project and finds that it's ready for prime time. (May 4, 2000)

    2.4 Timeline  ZDNet UK covers the fashionably late 2.4 Linux kernel release. (May 3, 2000)

    Open Source is Here to Stay  Bob Young rebuts John Taschek's Open Source is a Road to Nowhere. (May 3, 2000)

    Bill's Blues  Upside Today presents a very interesting and detailed look at the bevy of woes that now face Microsoft. (May 3, 2000)

    Konqueror.org Launched  The KDE Team has announced the launch of a new Web site specifically for the Konqueror project. Konqueror is KDE's next-generation file manager, web browser and universal document viewer. (May 2, 2000)

    The Linux Meme  A meme is an idea or concept that spreads from one person's mind to another person's mind. Find out why Joe Rudich puts Linux in that category. (May 2, 2000)

    Moonshine IDE Now Available  The Moonshine C/C++ Integrated Development Environment is now available from LinuxMall.com! (April 26, 2000)

    X Desktop Group
    Havoc Pennington has started a project called the X Desktop Group to allow developers from various X-desktop projects to share code and documentation. (April 26, 2000)

    Source Code Typesetting  Cheap ascii typesetting techniques for source code (C is used as an example). (April 18, 2000)

    Hands-On Darwin  ZDNet takes a look at Darwin's 1.0 release. Darwin is Apple's first Open Source operating system. (April 13, 2000)

    Sharing Files on Networked Linux Boxes  A quick take on how to share files on networked Linux computers. (April 13, 2000)

    What the $*!\? Are Regular Expressions?  Ever wondered about those magical things called "regular expressions"? DevShed has an introduction. (April 13, 2000)

    Linus Torvalds Featured on Web-Based Q & A Linus Torvalds will be participating in an ongoing Web-based question and answer session on LinuxMall.com. (April 3, 2000)

    Copyleft Publishing David Fugate talks about publishing under Open Source licenses on Linux.com. (March 21, 2000)

    The Free Software Project Salon.com has launched The Free Software Project. They are publishing, piece by piece, a book about the history, ideas, and personalities behind the free-software/open-source movement. Readers are invited to post their comments, and the author will use reader comments in the editing process. So far you can read Chapter One, Part One; Chapter One, Part Two; and Chapter One, Part Three. (March 21, 2000)

    Report on Project Gutenberg The News-Gazette Online has a story about Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg offers approximately 2,500 classical works of literature in plain-text format, suitable for storing on your desktop or laptop computer. (March 20, 2000)

    Linux in Education Doug Loss and Pete St. Onge of the Simple End User Linux (SEUL) education project write about how to use Linux in education. Ed:Great to see that people are not only using Linux in education, but that they're out there advocating it as well. (March 18, 2000)

    Security Issues With UCITA Not only is UCITA a Bad Thing for consumers, it may create security holes as well. (March 17, 2000)

    MS May Try to Boost WinCE, Linux-Style: Microsoft is attempting to beat Linux with its own modus operandi in the embedded-device market by offering its software to developers free. (March 16, 2000)

    The Future of Linux: Will the Renegade OS Ever Go Mainstream? Linux is coming--but through a door or a Window? A collection of articles examine the past and predict the future of Linux. (March 16, 2000)

    GNOME's not Microsoft, but they do have a lot in common: GNOME project's founder Miguel de Icaza shares the latest on GNOME, Microsoft and the freedom of Open Source at developer/Works event. (March 16, 2000)

    SAS Being Ported to Linux The SAS Institute announced Tuesday that Linux's growing acceptance inspired the decision to port its flagship product to Linux by the end of the year. SAS develops, supports and markets the world's foremost data warehousing and decision support software. (March 14, 2000)

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