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…'
Appgen, Inc. announced the release of MyBooks 6.0, a QuickBooks
like accounting package available for Linux and most other
popular platforms. According to the company's press release,
“MyBooks simplifies the accounting function for small to mid-size
business users and gives them the option to simultaneously
conduct higher level eBusiness by plugging into the enterprise
applications of larger companies like Wal-Mart.”
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.”
According to an announcement at Linux World Expo, MandrakeSoft and Hewlett-Packard Co. will work together to “promote and develop” desktop Linux solutions. The press release from the companies states that they will move to certify usage of Mandrake Linux on HP's line of Business-oriented PC's.
Third generation KDE platform release manager Dirk Mueller announced changes to the KDE release schedule moving the date up slightly and adding an additional beta release. “March 8th is the deadline for 3.0 final. I'll create the tarballs on that
day. packagers have time till 18th to prepare convenience binary packages
for the users.”
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. “
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.”
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.”
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.”