India's Linux for You magazine spotlighted Smalltalk in the January edition. I can't get a link to that month; their archives seem to be confused. Here's a quote from the article:
If one peers around the Smalltalk classes written entirely in Smalltalk, you would notice the strong Unix base that carries through. For instance, in the sockets code you have a complete re-implementation of the BSD sockets, and process creation is the very familiar fork calls with the simplest threaded call implementation. This makes the language a lot more familiar for the Linux user.
Being platform independent, nearly all dialects of Smalltalk support Linux. The major ones include:
Smalltalk X: A commercial version having an efficient compilation system that can compile to a C level binary code once the development is done.
- VisualWorks: Currently the most aggressive Smalltalk platform. It is supported widely by both enthusiasts and corporate development and is now positioned as a 4th generation application development platform
- VisualAge: The IBM version that has been the industry favourite for over a decade but is now taking a back seat to IBM 19s Websphere.
- Squeak: For open source enthusiasts, academics, and especially school kids, this is the best. It lacks features for corporate level multi-user, scalable solutions but touts the new Morphic UI architecture.
- GNU Smalltalk: An efficient, mature and contemporary implementation.
Very cool to see more trade press notice!