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  • The Linux Newsletter Vol. 4 #4

    September 1, 2000

    Copyright © 1995-2000 by LinuxMall.com


    Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Linux in Business
    Sponsor: SmartCertify
    Recent News in the Linux Community
    What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been: A Linux Newbie Trips on the Open Source Welcome Mat
    The Linux House 1.01
    Sponsor: talentsoft
    XFce--Lost in the Shuffle?
    Tips and Useful Software for Linux UsersIntroduction
    Linux in Business
    Sponsor: SmartCertify
    Recent News in the Linux Community
    What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been: A Linux Newbie Trips on the Open Source Welcome Mat
    The Linux House 1.01
    Sponsor: talentsoft
    XFce--Lost in the Shuffle?
    Tips and Useful Software for Linux Users
    Linux NewslettH@+ "#business">Linux in Business
    Sponsor: SmartCertify
    Recent News in the Linux Community
    What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been: A Linux Newbie Trips on the Open Source Welcome Mat
    The Linux House 1.01
    Sponsor: talentsoft
    XFce--Lost in the Shuffle?
    Tips and Useful Software for Linux Users
    Linux Newsletter Subscription and Policy Statement
    <H@+ "#sponsor1">Sponsor: SmartCertify
    Recent News in the Linux Community
    What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been: A Linux Newbie Trips on the Open Source Welcome Mat
    The Linux House 1.01
    Sponsor: talentsoft
    XFce--Lost in the Shuffle?
    Tips and Useful Software for Linux Users
    Linux Newsletter Subscription and Policy Statement


    IntroductionRecent News in the Linux Community
    What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been: A Linux Newbie Trips on the Open Source Welcome Mat
    The Linux House 1.01
    Sponsor: talentsoft
    XFce--Lost in the Shuffle?
    Tips and Useful Software for Linux Users
    Linux Newsletter Subscription and Policy Statement


    Introduction:

    Welcome to the September Linux Newsletter. WeH@+ "#article1">What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been: A Linux Newbie Trips on the Open Source Welcome Mat
    The Linux House 1.01
    Sponsor: talentsoft
    XFce--Lost in the Shuffle?
    Tips and Useful Software for Linux Users
    Linux Newsletter Subscription and Policy Statement


    Introduction:

    Welcome to the September Linux Newsletter. We've got a number of great articles and features in this month's Newsletter, and don't forget to check out LinuxNews.cH@+ "#humor">The Linux House 1.01
    Sponsor: talentsoft
    XFce--Lost in the Shuffle?
    Tips and Useful Software for Linux Users
    Linux Newsletter Subscription and Policy Statement


    Introduction:

    Welcome to the September Linux Newsletter. We've got a number of great articles and features in this month's Newsletter, and don't forget to check out LinuxNews.com for the latest and greatest Linux news everH@+ "#sponsor2">Sponsor: talentsoft
    XFce--Lost in the Shuffle?
    Tips and Useful Software for Linux Users
    Linux Newsletter Subscription and Policy Statement


    Introduction:

    Welcome to the September Linux Newsletter. We've got a number of great articles and features in this month's Newsletter, and don't forget to check out LinuxNews.com for the latest and greatest Linux news every day.

    Got a story idea or news tip for us?H@+ "#article2">XFce--Lost in the Shuffle?
    Tips and Useful Software for Linux Users
    Linux Newsletter Subscription and Policy Statement


    Introduction:

    Welcome to the September Linux Newsletter. We've got a number of great articles and features in this month's Newsletter, and don't forget to check out LinuxNews.com for the latest and greatest Linux news every day.

    Got a story idea or news tip for us? E-mail it to NH@+ "#tips">Tips and Useful Software for Linux Users
    Linux Newsletter Subscription and Policy Statement


    Introduction:

    Welcome to the September Linux Newsletter. We've got a number of great articles and features in this month's Newsletter, and don't forget to check out LinuxNews.com for the latest and greatest Linux news every day.

    Got a story idea or news tip for us? E-mail it to NewsTips@LinuxNews.com. We want to know what you want to see cH@+ "#policy">Linux Newsletter Subscription and Policy Statement


    Introduction:

    Welcome to the September Linux Newsletter. We've got a number of great articles and features in this month's Newsletter, and don't forget to check out LinuxNews.com for the latest and greatest Linux news every day.

    Got a story idea or news tip for us? E-mail it to NewsTips@LinuxNews.com. We want to know what you want to see covered on LinuxNews.com.

    If you're looking for Linux software, books, games or other goodies (like Tux, the Linux mascot) be sure to check out LinuxMall.com for all of your Linux needs at: or if you prefer to order over the phone, call us at 1-888-30-LINUX.

    Finally, LinuxNews.com bids a fond farewell to Executive Editor Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, who left the fold in August to embrace other opportunities. Michelle Head, News Editor, has stepped into his hard-to-fill shoes as LinuxNews.com's new Editor in Chief.

    Have a great September. We'll be back for your viewing pleasure in October!


    Linux in Business:

    GNOME Foundation's Members Outline Goals--and Position on MS Competition

    Industry leaders backing the newly-formed GNOME Foundation's run at the desktop have heartily agreed to support the free software applications suite's development--but not all of the participants agree that such support is tantamount to a declaration of war on Microsoft.

    http://www.linuxnews.com/stories.php?story=154

    Computing heavyweights to chaperone Linux into servers

    CNET's Stephen Shankland reports that computing heavyweights IBM, NEC, Intel, SGI, Dell Computer and Hewlett-Packard are joining with Linux companies to coax the operating system into high-end, multiprocessor machines.

    http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-2648853.html?tag=st.ne.1002.tgif.ni

    IBM invests US$200M in Linux development in Asia-Pacific

    LinuxWorld.com.au's Gavin Sherry reports on IBM's plan to invest more than $200 million in the Asia-Pacific region over the next four years. The investment is intended to facilitate the opening of Linux-focused centers throughout the region, the deployment of Linux-savvy service personnel, and increasing focus on the operating system as a business platform.

    http://www.linuxworld.com.au/news.php3?tid=2&nid;=212


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    Recent News in the Linux Community:

    Debian 2.2

    SecurityPortal's Kurt Seifried reports that while Debian 2.2 has a number of nice features, it also has some major security issues.

    http://www.securityportal.com/closet/closet20000830.html

    Mozilla.org's Frank Hecker Explains the Ins, Outs, Ups and Downs of GPL Relicensing

    Mozilla.org has launched an ambitious project aimed at relicensing the Mozilla code under the GNU GPL.

    http://www.linuxnews.com/stories.php?story=155

    Conoco hopes to hit oil with slick supercomputer

    CNET's Stephen Shankland reports on Conoco's new toy--a Linux-based supercomputer for finding oil and gas beneath the Earth's surface.

    http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-2654463.html?tag=st.ne.1430735..ni


    What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been: A Linux Newbie Trips on the Open Source Welcome Mat:
    by Michelle Head

    It's easier to learn from experience--especially someone else's.

    Hopeful that others may be able to avoid the pitfalls that plagued his installation, a self-professed Linux newbie shared the harrowing details of his installation experience. This article is excerpted from the ongoing e-mail diaries of a highly determined but largely disgruntled Linux newbie. It outlines his struggle to replace Windows (which he terms the big DoZZZe) with a Linux system over an 18-month period.

    Read the rest on LinuxNews.com: http://www.linuxnews.com/stories.php?story=175


    The Linux House 1.01:

    An article by James Baughn on Humorix explores all the specs of a geek haven--complete with floorplans.

    http://i-want-a-website.com/about-linux/aug00.shtml#Linux-House


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    XFce--Lost in the Shuffle?
    by Michelle Head

    While lovers of KDE, GNOME and other Linux desktop environments wait to see which project bobbles to the top of the Open Source heap, other candidates for desktop of the year languish in obscurity, according to one user.

    Hugh Fegely, a Web developer for Manassas, Va.-based TriMoons.com, is new to the Linux game but already worries that XFce, his personal favorite desktop environment, is being overlooked by users who prefer the Windows-like quality of KDE or GNOME.

    Read the rest on LinuxNews.com: http://www.linuxnews.com/stories.php?story=141


    Tips and Useful Software for Linux Users:

    Review: Win4Lin Puts Windows on Linux Desktop

    LinuxMedNews' Editor in Chief, aka Saint, reviews TreLOS' Win4Lin (Windows for Linux) 1.0 release.

    http://www.linuxmednews.com/linuxmednews/967526746/index_html

    Programming with Python - Part 1: Baby Steps

    This tutorial is the first in a series that will introduce readers to the dynamic, object-oriented language Python.

    http://linux.com/development/newsitem.phtml?sid=64&aid;=10564

    Scripting with C: Various interpreters offer the familiarity of C in more attractive packages

    Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz describe the advantages of scripting with C--and some of the projects that have attempted to wrap the sometimes dangerous language in a more amiable package.

    http://www.sunworld.com/sunworldonline/swol-08-2000/swol-0818-regex.html


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