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Open Source database routs competition in tests

Author: JT Smith PostgreSQL, an Open Source database, routed the competition in recent benchmark testing, topping the proprietary database leaders in industry-standard transaction-processing tests, according to a press release.
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VA Linux to unveil build-to-order software model

Author: JT Smith VA Linux announces that it will offer software on a build-to-order model when it sells its computer systems that are optimized to run Linux, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Here's a similar ZDNet story.
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Linux finds itself part of the 'in' crowd

Author: JT Smith As the third annual LinuxWorld Conference & Expo opens this week Linux has suddenly become part of the in crowd - and an increasing threat to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows monopoly, reports the Nando Times.
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New competition for Microsoft

Author: JT Smith The New York Times reports that a group of Linux software developers and computer makers plan to create a foundation to offer a unified desktop user interface and a set of productivity programs intended to compete as a free alternative to Microsoft Office.
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Sun puts dollars and suits behind GNOME

Author: JT Smith Sun sources tell The Register that it will unveil its "GNOME Foundation" initiative at the San Jose LinuxWorld Expo this week. Also read about several companies backing GNOME at ZDNet.
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Dell to demo Linux on Itanium

Author: JT Smith The Register reports that Dell will demo an Intel Itanium-based server running Linux at LinuxWorld Expo later today.
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Banned from the Olympics

Author: JT Smith The International Olympic Committee has essentially blocked Web sites from covering the games in Sydney, Australia reports TheStandard.
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Interview with Apache's Behlendorf

Author: JT Smith OLinux publishes an interview with Brian Behlendorf.
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Ogg Vorbis - The Free Alternative To MP3

Author: JT Smith Interview with Christopher Montgomery about the process and the product necessary to take on mp3, from Slashdot.
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TurboLinux delivers first IA64 port of Helix Code GNOME

Author: JT Smith TurboLinux, Inc., today announced availability of the fifth upgrade of its IA-64 Linux distribution that includes the world's first IA-64 port of Helixcode's GNOME desktop and other enhancements to optimize performance on Intel(R) Itanium(TM) processor-based server and workstation...
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