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LinuxWorld Pictorial: The Trade Floor

By Staff Staff | Feb 03, 2002 at 9:46 PM

From the Linux Journal article:
'This year's LinuxWorld New York, while not sporting an unusually high number of vendors, was very high in attendees…'

Veritas brings storage software to Linux

By Staff Staff | Jan 30, 2002 at 5:02 PM

Mixed in with an array of other announcements today, storage system software vendor Veritas said it would release its high-end “Foundation Suite” for Linux. “The Foundation Suite, which long has existed for Unix servers, lets administrators more easily manage how a server communicates with multiple storage devices.”

Open Source on the Business Desktop

By Staff Staff | Jan 25, 2002 at 12:46 AM

The Chief Software Architect of TrustCommerce has written a detailed analysis of his company's migration to open source not only on the server, but also the desktop. “These days, we now hear the term “Microsoft-free office” spoken in much the same tone of voice. A new enabling technology (Open Source/Free Software) will allow businesses to rid themselves of an older, less functional technology (proprietary software) which has become more trouble than it is worth. “

UK Police Examine Deploying Linux

By Staff Staff | Jan 22, 2002 at 9:49 PM

Acording to a press release posted at Linux Weekly News, the Police Information Technology Organization (PITO) has awarded a company called Netprojects a contract to examine deploying 600,000 Linux desktops across the country.
'This work is part of Project Valiant that is examining the requirements
for the next generation of police computing.' said Marco Dawson, PITO.
'The police need very secure, virus resistant and stable desktop
computing. We believe that Linux can provide this.”

AOL Time Warner May Aquire RedHat

By Staff Staff | Jan 21, 2002 at 6:02 PM

In probably one of the biggest pieces of Linux-related news in weeks, the Washington Post revealed an apparently reliable rumor that AOL might be in discussions to aquire RedHat, Inc. “AOL Time Warner Inc. is in talks to buy Red Hat Inc., a prominent distributor of a computer operating system, an acquisition that would position the media giant to challenge archrival Microsoft Corp., according to sources familiar with the matter.”

Linux virtual machines aren't just for the big boys anymore

By Staff Staff | Jan 17, 2002 at 12:54 PM

NewsForge is carrying an interesting look at virtualizers (tools that can run multiple operating systems on a single computer at the same time). “Consolidating those servers into a single 'footprint' can save server management costs, she says. In some cases, companies running IBM zSeries with Linux virtual machines are running hundreds, and even thousands, of images of Linux on one box.”

Korea migrates 120K systems to Linux desktop

By Staff Staff | Jan 14, 2002 at 6:41 PM

The Register has a report on the recently announced migration of Korean civil servants to Linux desktops from Windows ones. “The Korean government is to buy 120,000 copies of Hancom Linux Deluxe this year, enough to switch 23 per cent of its installed base Microsoft user to open source equivalents.”

Will Linux survive the dot-com crash?

By Staff Staff | Jan 03, 2002 at 10:39 PM

ZDNet is carrying an interesting article on post dot-com crash Linux. “'Everyone has been saying that the Linux movement is over because the dot-com boom is over,' said Jacques le Marois, president of French Linux distributor MandrakeSoft. 'But Linux is going to go on. It predates the dot-com hype.'”

Mandrake Easier than Windows XP

By Staff Staff | Dec 19, 2001 at 1:28 AM

NewsForge is running the article that makes this claim, not to mention a heap of evidence to back up the statement. “Windows addicts curious to see how the other half lives but wary of the installation challenges Linux is supposed to present will find Mandrake 8.1 considerably easier to install and configure than Win-XP. It's quite nearly Harry Homeowner-proof.”

StarOffice Beta Program to Close

By Staff Staff | Dec 14, 2001 at 5:51 PM

According to a report at, Sun has been saturated with so many comments from beta testers for StarOffice 6.0, they will be ending the beta program December 31st. “'We've got all the feedback we can handle here,' spokesman Russ Castronovo said. 'We are at saturation point. I think we've satisfied the requirements of the program.'”

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