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29 October 1997

A Techweb article takes a peak at new processors in the works from IBM, Intel, and Digital. The best bet appears to be IBM's upcoming PowerPC, which will be running at 1.1 GIGAhertz. I need to find out who to call to order mine.

The US ISO committee nixed Sun Microsystems' bid to become the "Publicly Available Specification Submitter" for a Java standard. Obtaining PAS status is only one step in making Java a standard, and the U.S. vote of "no" is a major setback for Sun. See the Javaworld article for more info.

Nova Sector Engineering will be offering high powered Amiga workstations for video editing.

Corel's Java/Linux network computer will be released in '98.

ZD Net asks "Can another OS survive?"

An interview with Linus Torvalds highlights some of his opinions that differ from those of many of the most ardent Linux zealots. For example, Torvalds encourages third parties to develop proprietary, commercial products for Linux, and says, "I've been very happy indeed with the commercial Linux CD-ROM vendors linux Red Hat. What commercialism has brought into Linux has been the incentive to make a good distribution that is easy to use and that has all the packaging issues worked out - essentially everything is easily available."

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