Writing in her characteristically feisty, no-nonsense style, veteran industry correspondent Maureen O'Gara is suggesting this week that there's some kind of 'Zombie' syndrome at Sun. 'Operating systems just don’t stay dead at Sun,' she says in Linux Business Week. 'The company killed o...
Aug. 1, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,639
With a pre-existing beachhead in China, Sun - just like other US companies with software centers in China like Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle - is doubling the size of its development center in Beijing from 150 engineers to 300 engineers.
Aug. 1, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,572
Sun supremo Scott McNealy hit Europe this week. He's keen to distance Sun from the industry conniptions surrounding the whole 'SCO vs Linux' scenario. Though he declined an invitation to comment on the outcome of the billion-dollar SCO vs IBM lawsuit, he was more than happy to state fo...
Jul. 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,269 Replies: 1
This week's round-up of Linux stories from newspapers, magazines, journals, and Web sites around the world...
Jul. 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 21,879
No sooner had IBM announced yesterday that it has been achieving a growth rate of a staggering 600% in the deployment of Linux in its eServer iSeries throughout the Asia-Pacific region, than the executive in charge of obtaining that growth starts claiming publicly that the SCO vs IBM l...
Jul. 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 13,601
The best Reader feedback to LinuxWorld this week, congratulations to RICCARDO STOUT for throwing down a gauntlet to analysts and commentators on the unfolding 'SCO vs Linux end users' saga.
Jul. 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,655
At the end of last week IBM went on the counter-offensive against SCO Group when Bob Samson, vice president of IBM's systems sales, told IBM’s sales force that for SCO to demand license payments for Unix makes no sense given that SCO itself has very recently been shipping an open-sourc...
Jul. 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 25,617 Replies: 7
Anyone tracking the steadily increasing adoption of Linux by businesses around the globe is bound to be interested in up-to-date data on the Web technology choices being made by large enterprises. So it’s no surprise that someone of the caliber of Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet and...
Jul. 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 11,104
So, in the real world of e-commerce, far away from Lindon, Utah, in places like Australia where Linux is alive and well and running — for example — the nation’s entire domain name registry, what effect has SCO Group’s recent pronouncements and posturings and shots across the bow of the...
Jul. 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,771
Our weekly round-up of the week's most memorable quotes about Linux, from journals, magazines, and Web sites around the LinuxWorld...
Jul. 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,915
Those who have already enjoyed the sneak preview of James Turner’s LinuxWorld Magazine interview with Lindows.com CEO Michael Robertson know that he’s a high-energy individual. No surprise, then, to learn that Lindows.com this week is launching the Lindows 'WebStation,' a new whole cla...
Jul. 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,867 Replies: 3
Our round-up of the most significant news items in various newspapers, magazines, and Web sites around the Linux world. . .
Jul. 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,756 Replies: 5
Linux author Don Burleson edits a popular Oracle database journal, so when he writes that 32-bit limitation of Intel-based servers being “about to change,” it commands the interest of the entire Linux community.
Jul. 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,639 Replies: 1
According to LinuxWorld Magazine’s contributing editor Dee-Ann LeBlanc, writing in a site aimed at Linux newbies, Red Hat’s moving to a more open development model. That means, as she puts it “less focus on boxed sets and more focus on community involvement.”
Jul. 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,967
(July 21, 2003) - According to industry veteran Maureen O’Gara, whose weekly LinuxGram is distributed every Friday by Linux Business Week, the SCO Group is now saying that the US Patent and Trademark Office registered all the Unix and UnixWare copyrights that AT&T's Unix System Labs ev...
Jul. 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 27,863 Replies: 13
(July 21, 2003) - Our weekly round-up of Linux in the news this week is given over entirely, and rightly so, to the interview with Linus Torvalds that was carried in various media around the world last week.
Jul. 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,151
LinuxWorld Magazine - Come to the Launch, at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo !! Just two months to the day after announcing the forthcoming publication of LinuxWorld Magazine, SYS-CON Media will be launching the premier issue at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, being held August 4 - 7,...
Jul. 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,656
With AOL's decision to cast their Netscape team loose, proponents of Linux on the desktop may start to worry what the long-term browser prospects for Linux will be.
Jul. 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 10,856 Replies: 3
(July 16, 2003) - One question on everybody’s mind when they are thinking about Linux and how it will fit into the enterprise mold is that of whether the number of known distributions — believed to have reached approximately 130 — is helping or hurting Linux. This week at “CA World” in...
Jul. 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 17,671 Replies: 1
(July 16, 2003) - Linux has come far, but how much further can it go, will it go, might it go? Michael Evans, VP Channel Sales & Development, Red Hat, says very far indeed. Sam Greenblatt, SVP and Chief Architect, Computer Associates International, says “If there is a limit, we haven’t...
Jul. 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 9,006
(July 16, 2003) - In a meeting room below the main floor of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas yesterday, LinuxWorld Magazine was present to see history being made. Linux history. Because on the podium were gathered not just Linus Torvalds himself, fresh from releasing on ...
Jul. 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 13,308 Replies: 1
In further confirmation of the recent trend in mainstream journalism toward making Linux the stuff of headlines, USA TODAY yesterday carried a long article reporting how the paper has obtained government and corporate documents that provide what it calls 'a rare insider's look at Micro...
Jul. 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,412
Wyse Technology today broadened its Linux-based thin-client portfolio with the introduction of two new thin clients, the Wyse Winterm 5125XE and the Winterm 5455XL.
Jul. 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 15,193
This week saw the strengthening by Sybase of its ties to Linux when it opened its new “Linux Competency Center” in New York City and announced too that it is expanding its alliance with Red Hat.
Jul. 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 13,723
What's the number one value for Linux? If, like Computer Associates' Sam Greenblatt, you believe the answer to that question to be TCO (total cost of ownership), then prepare for a surprise. A survey that Greenblatt just commissioned just reveals that the answer's in fact stability and...
Jul. 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,705
(July 11, 2003) - Linus Torvalds wrote to the Linux kernel list yesterday to release the Linux version 2.5.75 and announced that it would be the last 2.5.x kernel from him - Linux 2.6 will be his next goal.
Jul. 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 12,147
(July 9, 2003) - Just a handful of years ago no one would have imagined that Linux, the little operating system that could, would alter the course of the IT industry and become the de facto development platform for the next decade. Yet in the last few months, the number of new Linux-ba...
Jul. 9, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 10,454 Replies: 3
(July 9, 2003) - Fujitsu announced today that it has won a $1.6 million contract to design the Japanese government’s payroll computer system using Linux rather than Windows as the OS. The Japanese government will halve its network operating costs by adopting Linux, since until now the ...
Jul. 9, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,125
Take IBM’s WebSphere Internet infrastructure software, stir in Linux, and add IBM's own advanced Power4 microprocessor - widely acknowledged to be at least a generation ahead of competing chips - and what you have is the single software/hardware package that Big Blue believes can and w...
Jul. 9, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,494 Replies: 1
(July 9, 2003) - Making it easy (so both partners claim) for companies to deploy Linux, the largest managed hosting company in the US, Rackspace, has announced that they have partnered with Red Hat to provide a fail-safe environment for enterprises to run complex operations on the Linu...
Jul. 9, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,261
(July 9, 2003) - UK LinuxWorld 2003 has been cancelled. Due to have taken place on 3 - 4 September at Birmingham's National Exhibition Center, the inuagural LinuxWorld Conference and Expo UK will now take place, IDG hopes, next year instead.
Jul. 9, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,320
(July 9, 2003) - The State of Massachusetts says it's looking into whether Microsoft has punished a computer maker for promoting Linux, because if that were the case then the Redmond software giant would be in breach of the Microsoft antitrust settlement - against which Massachusetts (...
Jul. 9, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,522
(July 9, 2003) – Our weekly round-up of selected quotes taken from this week’s leading news and technology publications.
Jul. 9, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,230
(July 7, 2003) - Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, has announced via e-mail that the Linux kernel 2.6, due for release in the fourth quarter of this year, will include a variety of features for enterprise applications.
Jul. 7, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 32,717 Replies: 1
(July 7, 2003) - Peter Bloor, the founder and chief executive of UK-based IT analysts Bloor Research, has been speculating this week that Sun ought to buy a Linux company (specifically, Red Hat or SuSE).
Jul. 7, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,779
(July 7, 2003) - In a wonderfully public-minded gesture, an energetic Australian-based network of developers has come up with a matrix in which they attempt to distill the various issues of contention in the SCO vs IBM case into a format which lends itself to easier digestion. Then the...
Jul. 7, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,804 Replies: 1
(July 7, 2003) - Setting aside the legal conspiracy theories regarding Linux/Microsoft/SCO/IBM/The Trilateral Commission/The Freemasons, it?s becoming more and more pertinent to ask the question: what?s the future of commercial dialects of the Unix operating system?
Jul. 7, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 11,790 Replies: 3
(July 7, 2003) - Just 4 weeks after being reported as being in breach of the GPL, Linksys has now made good on the oversight by GLP'ing the source code for running on their WRT54G wireless access point.
Jul. 7, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 11,075 Replies: 3
(July 2, 2003) - If anyone was in any doubt that Microsoft takes Linux in the enterprise increasingly seriously, it ended this week when the Redmond software giant announced the latest arrival in its Enterprise Management Division, Peter Houston.
Jul. 2, 2003 05:43 PM EDT Reads: 6,834 Replies: 1
(July 2, 2003) - No sooner had OSDL announced, as they did last month, that the father of Linux, Linus Torvalds, was now a full-time fellow at the Lab, than they apparently set about wooing his right-hand man, Andrew Morton - currently principal engineer for Digeo Inc. - into the fold.
Jul. 2, 2003 05:42 PM EDT Reads: 7,274