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IBM sells Linux to retailers
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:15, 25 September 2002
IBM has made some progress in its effort to spread the Linux operating system far and wide, selling thousands of high-tech cash registers to two sizable customers.
Linux at the BBC
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:14, 25 September 2002
I'm sure you have heard of the BBC and will be aware of its long history in technical innovation, as the corporation invented NICAM and was among the first to offer high quality PAL colour television.
Distro Review: Linux From Scratch
Posted By Ken Guest - 01:03, 24 September 2002
John Gay has kindly reviewed Linux From Scratch for the website.
Posted By Ken Guest - 18:35, 19 September 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 18:35, 19 September 2002
As contributed by C&A Team
The EU is very active in supporting open source development by providing financial aids to European projects of interest, like OpenEvidence that was approved to be realized by a consortium of technology providers and users from 4 countries: Belgium, France, Italy and Estonia.
In this contest C&A is very proud to announce its OpenEvidence participation, integrating its Time Stamping technology, to this ?evidence creation and validation system? of electronic documents and activities.
The technology developed by the project can be used as basic building blocks to support such services as non-repudiation of electronic business transactions, property right protection and notarisation.
Implementations and demonstration services using the protocols defined in RFC 3029 (DVCS) and RFC 3161 (TSP) will be provided as initial activity.
An initial version of time stamping service can be also be tested on the C&A web site.
To learn more about OpenEvidence:
UnitedLinux might not be very GPL-friendly
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:39, 19 September 2002
UnitedLinux held a telephone party today to announce new general manager Paula Hunter and talk about its open beta release. Lots of curious journalists showed up. ... Our question: what about the GPL? (Also inside, an open letter to the UnitedLinux group from the FSF.)
New York Times Staff Editorial Promoting Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:34, 19 September 2002
cotyledon writes "Today's New York Times editorial (Free Blah-Di-Blah) describes Linux as good for consumers and good for programmers. It recommends "Government units abroad and in the United States and individual computer users should look for ways to support Linux and Linux-based products. The competition it offers helps everyone." This is the paper's opinion, btw, and not a guest columnist."
Sun's Linux PC cheaper, McNealy says
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:31, 19 September 2002
Sun Microsystems will get into the PC business next year, selling Linux-based desktops that will cost less than half to own and operate than comparable systems running Windows, Sun CEO Scott McNealy said Wednesday.
Linux worm causes peer pressure
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:18, 17 September 2002
The Linux Slapper worm had compromised more than 6,700 servers as of early Monday morning, and it continues to create a peer-to-peer attack network that could shut down even corporate Internet connections.
Red Hat nullifies KDE, Gnome
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:16, 17 September 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 09:16, 17 September 2002
Red Hat's Owen Taylor has been explaining why the distro has decided to erase the differences between the look and feel of its desktop offerings from KDE and Gnome. It should give even the most avid fans of competition between the two camps some pause for thought, and makes a nice counterpoint to Sun's desktop Linux announcements later this week.
Red Hat, IBM push Advanced Server on eServers
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:13, 17 September 2002
IBM and Red Hat yesterday announced a deal that will see the two companies collaborate on the development, sales, and support of Red Hat's Linux Advanced Server operating system.