Originally Published: Saturday, 22 July 2000 Author: Matt Michie
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Weekend Review: July 22, 2000

Miguel de Icaza says that "UNIX sucks" in his keynote speech at an Ottawa Linux conference. He goes on to lambast the way code is often not reused efficiently. Miguel proposes GNOME and Bonobo as one solution.

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Monday

Thekompany.com released Visual Python 0.1, which is "a set of components aimed at GNOME and KDE application developers to enable them to easily add scripting capabilities to their applications."

Elsewhere, Corel announced plans to sell off GraphicCorp, their stock photography division.

Tuesday

Those that are tired of Mozilla's ever expending feature list and bloat can rejoice. Galeon, a stripped down web browser utilizing the Mozilla renderer is on the way. For now, it still requires Mozilla and GNOME, but the future is wide open.

Get Linux Planet's take on it all.

Wednesday

Sun Microsystems announced that they will go one step further with their StarOffice suite and free the source code. Even more shocking, is that instead of using their own license, they decided on the GPL. There are plans to componentize the suite using GTK and Bonobo. Hackers rejoice!

Thursday

Caldera and SCO, two struggling Linux/UNIX companies may be deciding to get a bit closer. Slashdot and ZDNet report that Caldera may be close to buying SCO.

Friday

Miguel de Icaza says that "UNIX sucks" in his keynote speech at an Ottawa Linux conference. He goes on to lambast the way code is often not reused efficiently. Miguel proposes GNOME and Bonobo as one solution.

In other news, Avery Brooks of DS9 fame, waxed eloquent in IBM's latest commercial detailing their 100% Linux support. Linux.com broke the story and posted instructions on how to download and view the AVI. IBM also announced intentions to invest $200 million in Linux development.

Matt Michie lives in New Mexico. He maintains a web site at http://daimyo.org.





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