(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: 27,611 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: 6,090
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: 5,579
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: 10,792 Replies: 3
(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: 8,914
(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: 13,194 Replies: 1
(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: 17,555 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: 7,360
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: 15,071
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: 13,492
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: 7,641
(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: 12,031
(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: 10,370 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: 7,044
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: 7,419 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: 7,184
(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: 6,263
(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: 7,453
(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: 4,170
(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: 7,704
(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: 7,728 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: 11,720 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: 11,006 Replies: 3
(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: 32,499 Replies: 1
(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: 6,765 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: 7,198
(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.
Jul. 2, 2003 05:40 PM EDT Reads: 7,469
(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...
Jul. 2, 2003 05:37 PM EDT Reads: 7,690
(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...
Jul. 2, 2003 05:35 PM EDT Reads: 6,536
(July 2, 2003) - Our weekly round-up of selected quotes taken from this week's leading news and technology publications.
Jul. 2, 2003 05:34 PM EDT Reads: 6,593
(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.
Jul. 2, 2003 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 6,513
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.
May. 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,420
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)
May. 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 18,201
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.
Oct. 8, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,839
'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 ...
Jun. 5, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,440
SuSE Linux Professional Linux version 8.0 will include an open source version of Sun's Grid Engine 5.3. (550 words)
Apr. 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 12,647
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...
Apr. 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 18,510 Replies: 1
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.
Feb. 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Reads: 29,236
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...
Mar. 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Reads: 5,636