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Sun to charge for StarOffice (Linux and Windows)
Posted By Adam Beecher - 23:30, 25 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 23:30, 25 February 2002
The Register: Sun Microsystems is to charge for Linux and Windows versions of the StarOffice suite with the launch of the next version of the office productivity suite in May.
Recommended reading for newbies
Posted By Ken Guest - 15:47, 25 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 15:47, 25 February 2002
The linux.ie webmaster team is looking for some kind hearted soul to write a list of recommended reading for newbies that would gently ease them into the world of Linux.
Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in writing this.
On The Nature of Linux
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:38, 25 February 2002
Mark Finlay has written an introduction to Linux covering the theory, how it differs under the hood from Windows and what it can do for you.
Open Source in Primary Education
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:05, 25 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 13:05, 25 February 2002
David Howe, Chairman of the National Parent
Council-Primary (NPC-P) Wicklow Branch, has written an article describing the lack of Freedom of Choice
available to Open Source adopters at primary school level.
Full-fledged Linux coming to IBM servers
Posted By Adam Beecher - 14:16, 22 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 14:16, 22 February 2002
CNET: Full-fledged 64-bit versions of Linux will arrive for IBM servers that previously had to make do with lesser software, Big Blue is expected to announce in the next month.
Linux-loving McNealy dons penguin outfit
Posted By Bryan Hunt - 11:44, 20 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 11:44, 20 February 2002
SAN FRANCISCO--In a move to erase doubts about the sincerity of Sun Microsystems' move to embrace the Linux operating system, Chief Executive Scott McNealy took the stage Thursday wearing a penguin suit.
Microsoft may lose its trademark on Windows TM
Posted By Bryan Hunt - 10:30, 19 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 10:30, 19 February 2002
And the suit has given Lindows new ambitions. "There's a strong chance that Microsoft may lose its trademark on Windows," said Vice President of Marketing John Bromhead. He also said the company has some backup names prepared in case it loses.
ILUG News Search Engine
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:02, 15 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 13:02, 15 February 2002
We're happy to say you can now search the ILUG news.
The simplest way to do a search is select "Search ILUG News" from the drop down to the left, tap your query in and click the search button.
MS chief lashes out at German Free Software petition
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:48, 9 February 2002
The Register: A petition lobbying for the use of Free Software in the German Bundestag has rattled Microsoft Germany sufficiently for the company to retaliate. Microsoft Deutschland chairman and EMEA VP Kurt Sibold has responded to the ringleaders, complaining of discrimination, and of being accused of being a hindrance to democracy.
Mandrake Linux 8.2 Beta
Posted By Adam Beecher - 18:31, 8 February 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 18:31, 8 February 2002
A beta of Mandrake Linux 8.2 has been made available on the Mandrake mirrors. Some information on the release is available, as well as some screenshots.
Why the hp-compaq merger is good for linux
Posted By Bryan Hunt - 09:46, 7 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 09:46, 7 February 2002
By joining forces with Compaq, we are more powerfully positioned to lead the march toward open-standards and Linux than either company could on its own. We have an unwavering commitment to do our part to help Linux continue to mature as a platform, and we look forward to continuing to participate and contribute within the development community.
Tips section resurrected
Posted By Ken Guest - 06:35, 7 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 06:35, 7 February 2002
Our old Tips Section which we dropped ages ago has been given a working over and is now ready for 'prime-time' use.
Linux security auditing to get a boost
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:21, 6 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 11:21, 6 February 2002
CNET: A US government-funded initiative announced on Tuesday aims to boost code review of open-source software to prevent security holes.
Testers ponder Lindows preview
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:19, 6 February 2002
CNET: Lindows, the start-up that is promising to merge the worlds of Windows and Linux to create an alternative to Microsoft software, has released a preview that has left some Linux customers and analysts with more questions than answers.
IBM linux evangelist elected as CEO
Posted By Bryan Hunt - 17:17, 5 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 17:17, 5 February 2002
Mr. Palmisano, 50, became president and chief operating officer of IBM in September 2000 after holding leadership positions in virtually all of IBM's operating units. During his tenure as head of IBM Global Services, the business unit's revenues grew nearly 30 percent to $32.2 billion.
IBM: Linux is already paying off
Posted By Bryan Hunt - 17:05, 5 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 17:05, 5 February 2002
IBM has revealed that they have recouped almost all of their $1 billion investment in Linux during 2001...
Gnome to be based on .NET - de Icaza
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:49, 2 February 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 16:49, 2 February 2002
Register: How much do you love Microsoft's .NET? Enough to trust your Gnome applications to its APIs in the future?
E*Trade moves to Linux servers
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:41, 1 February 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 11:41, 1 February 2002
CNET: E*Trade announced Thursday that it is the latest company to jump on the Linux bandwagon.
The online brokerage is moving its computer systems over to IBM servers that run the operating system.
Breakthrough for Penguin-Heads
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:40, 1 February 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 11:40, 1 February 2002
Wired: The Free Standards Group released two tools on Thursday intended to ensure that all Linux applications can run on any Linux Standard Base-compliant version of the open source operating system: LSB 1.1 and Li18nux 1.0.