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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.
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...
(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.
(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...
(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 ...
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...
(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...
(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.
(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 (...
(July 9, 2003) – Our weekly round-up of selected quotes taken from this week’s leading news and technology publications.
(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?
(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.
(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.
(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).
(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...
(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.
(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.
(July 2, 2003) - 'Will This Feud Choke the Life Out of Linux?' asks a BusinessWeek writer in the July 7 issue, in reference to the suit filed against IBM in March by SCO Group Inc.
(July 2, 2003) - Three quick questions. Which Linux distro is regarded as the most international of Linux distros due to its installation being supported in more than 40 languages? Which Linux distro dates back to November 1998, when three French-speaking Linux enthusiasts met on the I...
(July 2, 2003) - Six consumer electronics (CE) giants have come together this week to form the CE Linux Forum, with a view to providing a platform for discussing and formalizing the requirements for the extensions necessary to produce Linux platform geared to consumer electronics devic...
(July 2, 2003) - Our weekly round-up of selected quotes taken from this week's leading news and technology publications.
(July 2, 2003) - On August 5, SYS-CON Media will be launching the premier issue of Linux.SYS-CON.com at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo? being held August 4 - 7, 2003, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Admitting it arrived late to the game, Sun Microsystems on Monday announced new low-cost blade servers based on Intel processors and a partnership with Linux vendor Red Hat, following rivals such as Dell Computer and IBM.
SCO CEO and President Darl McBride said the company is 'alerting commercial users to the fact that legal liability for the use of Linux by businesses may extend to end users.' (300 words)
Linux is becoming very popular and continues to stay competitive with Microsoft Windows (.NET is not a factor, yet). One of the trends our IT staffing firm, permIT, initially noticed in the Linux community was the loyalty that the users maintain.
'This is the way we have done it for years.' How many times have you heard this? How many times have you stated this? We as a race are reluctant to change. Why? We become comfortable in our environment. Innovation has never come easy. Innovations have been both good and bad. Which one ...
SuSE Linux Professional Linux version 8.0 will include an open source version of Sun's Grid Engine 5.3. (550 words)
Missing certificates for Microsoft software on 2,000 five-year-old PCs lands Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice in hot water. We've said it before: You know those official-looking proofs of purchase that come with Microsoft products you may have kept but probably lost? You need them. (1,3...
Are the problems with the 2.4 kernel indicative of a failed source code control system, weak programming, poor management, increasing kernel complexity, or an overwhelmed lead developer? The debate rages in the Linux community.
You've read the Newsforge and Slashdot posts describing the death of Linux.SYS-CON.com. To borrow the old phrase, reports of our demise have been exaggerated. ITworld.com's editorial director, Mark Schlack, and Linux.SYS-CON.com's editor in chief, Kathy Badertscher, have written a lett...


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