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Snapshot of the Embedded Linux market
Posted By Adam Beecher - 23:16, 28 May 2003
The results of LinuxDevices.com's annual Embedded Linux Market Survey are now in, and they provide an interesting profile of the ascendant embedded Linux software market.
Why Munich Dumped Microsoft for Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 23:15, 28 May 2003
Microsoft on Wednesday lost its bid to keep the German city of Munich a Windows customer. The Munich City Council on Wednesday announced that it has decided to deploy the Linux open-source operating system and will migrate its 14,000 desktop and notebook computers away from Windows products to Linux.
Novell calls on SCO to prove allegations about Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 23:14, 28 May 2003
Novell Inc. today forcefully joined the tumult surrounding Unix and Linux by challenging The SCO Group Inc. to essentially put up or shut up over its allegations that some of SCO's Unix code has illegally made its way into Linux.
Posted By Adam Beecher - 23:13, 28 May 2003
Microsoft down and out in Munich
Posted By Adam Beecher - 23:12, 28 May 2003
Linux zealots all over Munich have strapped on their lederhosen and knocked back a few liters of beer after the open source operating system beat out Microsoft's Windows for a major city contract.
Oracle joins hands with Red Flag to push Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 08:50, 26 May 2003
Hong Kong: The booming market of Linux in China has witnessed the birth of a new alliance—Oracle and Red Flag Software—which will work to certify and support the open source operating system.
Playstation 2s organised in big Linux cluster
Posted By Adam Beecher - 08:45, 26 May 2003
A PROJECT PUT TOGETHER by the NCSA has linked 65 Playstation 2s using the Sony Linux distribution for the console into a powerful cluster.
Battles loom between free, proprietary software
Posted By Adam Beecher - 08:44, 26 May 2003
The free-software movement has surmounted all kinds of obstacles in its short history, moving from a political statement to a prominent position inside the world's largest companies.
IBM carves up bladed Linux clusters
Posted By Adam Beecher - 22:30, 21 May 2003
IBM has added blade servers to the mix of systems it sells as part of a large Linux cluster offering targeted at users in scientific fields.
Red Hat, Linux, consumers, money - do they mix?
Posted By Adam Beecher - 22:28, 21 May 2003
Earlier this year Red Hat split its range into two segments - effectively, business and everything else. It did this in the wrong order, as The Register remarked at the time...
Palm has a worthy rival in Linux-based PDA
Posted By Adam Beecher - 18:31, 19 May 2003
When personal digital assistants, or PDAs, captured the public imagination - or at least the fancy of gadget lovers - Palm took an early and commanding market lead.
Opera Debuts Latest Version for Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 18:30, 19 May 2003
Oslo, Norway's Opera Software debuted the latest version of its Opera browser for Linux Monday. The new version, Opera 7.11 for Linux, builds on the previous Opera 6 for Linux with a built-in email client and email organizer, as well as a number of other new features.
IBM to enlist Eric S Raymond?
Posted By Adam Beecher - 18:29, 19 May 2003
OVER THE WEEKEND Linux and Main reported that IBM might be about to hire Eric S. Raymond as a trial consultant to assist with its defense against SCO's billion-dollar intellectual property lawsuit.
SCO targets Linux customers
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:07, 15 May 2003
SCO Group, a financially struggling company that claims its Unix intellectual property has been illegally incorporated into Linux, has sent letters to about 1,500 of the world's largest corporations warning they could be liable for using Linux.
It's that time of year again
Posted By Liam Bedford - 17:14, 13 May 2003
Edited by Ken Guest - 17:14, 13 May 2003
The ILUG AGM will provisionally take place in Dublin, on June 28th (this depends on finding a room/hall to have it in over that weekend).
Current agenda includes some talks (none of which will be about how Windows is better than Linux), an election or two, and possibly a quiz/giveaways.
If anyone has a thought on a talk they might want to give, please contact the committee
OpenForum Europe rejects Perens charges
Posted By Adam Beecher - 14:51, 9 May 2003
This week, Linux evangelist Bruce Perens criticised OpenForum Europe for supporting software patents in the European Community. Graham Taylor, Director OpenForum Europe, has penned this open letter in response.
Red Hat, Fujitsu sign partnership
Posted By Adam Beecher - 14:51, 9 May 2003
Fujitsu on Thursday said it has signed an agreement with Red Hat under which the companies plan to jointly develop and market Red Hat's Linux for Fujitsu's Intel-based computers.
Microsoft learned from open source: Security boss
Posted By Adam Beecher - 18:42, 8 May 2003
Microsoft’s global director of product security, George Stathakopoulos, has told ZDNet Australia that the software giant has learned security lessons from the wider software community.
Doolin Technology Sessions in Dublin (#8)
Posted By Kevin Lyda - 02:14, 7 May 2003
Doolin Technologies is presenting the eighth session of its first series of technology talks on Thursday 8th May. All are welcome to attend.
PeopleSoft makes the Linux leap
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:43, 6 May 2003
PeopleSoft said it will announce plans at a customer conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday to convert its entire line of business applications, which includes more than 170 products, to run on the open-source Linux operating system.
SuSE 8.2 approaches computing Nirvana
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:01, 2 May 2003
Edited by Adam Beecher - 12:01, 2 May 2003
There's a lot to like in SuSE's latest edition, 8.2, and little to complain about. There are security enhancements and graphics tweaks partly due to KDE 3.1, and major administration bonuses in YaST-2. It's clear that SuSE has worked hard to accommodate the corporate desktop market as well as the home user since edition 8.1, which we did not recommend.
Beyond Linux From Scratch 1.0 Released
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:57, 2 May 2003
"DistroWatch reports about the 1.0 release of Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS), a subproject of Linux From Scratch: 'The BLFS Development team is proud to announce the release of BLFS 1.0. With this release, you can take your LFS 4.1 base beyond a development system. It can be a desktop, a firewall, a multimedia player/editor, an Apache web server or all of the above. You install only what you need. Your Distro. Your Rules. Enjoy.'"
IBM denies charges of Unix theft
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:56, 2 May 2003
IBM has denied SCO Group's allegations that it misappropriated Unix trade secrets, but Big Blue isn't giving hints about what its eventual strategy will be for battling the lawsuit.