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IBM and Linux our biggest threats - Microsoft
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:51, 26 July 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 12:51, 26 July 2002
IBM and Linux combined represent a threat and inspiration as Microsoft Corp drives into enterprise computing, top company executives said yesterday.
Real seeks leg up with open source
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:01, 24 July 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 11:01, 24 July 2002
In a glitzy San Francisco hotel meeting room Monday, RealNetworks announced it would enlist the open-source community in the company's long-running battle against Microsoft.
U.K. government backs open source
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:57, 24 July 2002
The U.K. government confirmed on Monday that it will consider open-source software as a way to avoid getting locked into proprietary information technology products.
Capitalist tool Forbes tools up for Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:29, 22 July 2002
Notorious and self-confessed capitalist tool Forbes magazine has produced a Linux special report and - good heavens - it seems fair and positive. Not only that - the headlines and straplines on the intro page sound positively like an advertisement for Linux.
ILUG Marketing SIG
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 17:09, 18 July 2002
Announcing the formation of the ILUG Marketing Special Interests Group. The aim of this SIG is to further the promotion of Linux to businesses in Ireland.
The first meeting will be held on the 14th of August, in an, as yet, undecided location.
In the meantime, feel free to join the list, and have your say !
VMware updates server software
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:23, 16 July 2002
VMware, whose software lets a computer be split into several independent machines, released a new version of its lower-end server product Monday. GSX Server 2.0 is updated to run atop the newest versions of Linux from SuSE, MandrakeSoft and Red Hat, as well as Microsoft Windows .Net Server due this year.
Ogg Vorbis goes gold
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:22, 16 July 2002
Ogg Vorbis, the open source audio compression format, went gold today. With the release of the first full version, developers can create hardware or software products to encode or decode music files without restrictions, royalty payments, or limits on distribution.
Preinstalled Mandrake Linux PCs go live at Walmart
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:21, 16 July 2002
Newsforge notes that Mandrake Linux PCs finally went on sale at Walmart.com over the weekend. Prices range from $391 for a 900MHz Duron machine to $648 for a 2GHz Pentium 4 with CD-RW.
Microsoft bows to Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 20:40, 15 July 2002
Microsoft has for the first time sponsored a booth at LinuxWorld Expo, in a bid to make some connections in the open-source and Linux worlds.
Linux Not Just For Geeks Anymore
Posted By Adam Beecher - 20:39, 15 July 2002
It's official. The Linux operating system has secured its position on a very short list of products that can claim cult status. Since a Finnish student posted the first lines of Linux code on the Internet in 1991, hobbyists, investors, IT executives and blue-chip companies have been fascinated by its potential.
Linux hack attacks on the rise
Posted By Adam Beecher - 20:37, 15 July 2002
Hackers are increasingly targeting Web servers based on the Linux operating system, while the number of successful attacks on Windows systems decreases, according to a new report from a U.K. systems integrator.
Handy Tip: User Mode Linux (UML)
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 14:46, 9 July 2002
In the midst of todays wildfire outbreaks, Mel Gorman found the time to write a very informed review of User Mode Linux.
Thanks Mel !
Palm 'mulled Linux' for next-gen OS
Posted By Adam Beecher - 19:55, 8 July 2002
Palm Inc was considering Linux as the foundation of the next-generation PalmOS as recently as last spring, sources tell us. Palm eventually acquired Be Inc's development team last August, but internal discussions on the viability of a Linux-based handheld OS were taking place up to fifteen months ago.
EU calls for open source e-government
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:18, 8 July 2002
A report published by the European Commission is encouraging EU governments to share open source software resources as a way to cut down on e-government costs.
Intel invests in Linux clustering
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:20, 4 July 2002
Intel Corp has joined a group of Norwegian investment and technology companies in providing second-round funding to Linux-based clustering software company Scali AS.
Microsoft books LinuxWorld stand in bid for 'dialogue'
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:19, 4 July 2002
Microsoft is to exhibit at LinuxWorld Expo this August, and it appears that the company wants to be nice. Yesterday, Linux Today spotted the Beast's presence on the Expo exhibitor list, and after publicising this was contacted by an apparently kinder, gentler Microsoft.
The Great Open Source Giveaway
Posted By Adam Beecher - 13:00, 4 July 2002
If you've been to a computer show in recent months you might have seen it: a shiny silver drink can with a ring-pull logo and the words "opencola" on the side. Inside is a fizzy drink that tastes very much like Coca-Cola. Or is it Pepsi?
New Apache worm starts to spread
Posted By Adam Beecher - 13:00, 1 July 2002
Security experts are rushing to decode a worm program that exploits a 2-week-old flaw to infect computers running vulnerable versions of the popular open-source Apache Web server application.
IBM to let customers plug in to Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:59, 1 July 2002
IBM will begin offering a service Monday that lets customers buy Linux computing capacity from Big Blue in much the same way they buy kilowatt hours of electricity from the power company.