June 12, 2001

Tonight Live: Mike O'Dell on Bynari and the Ripley Project

Author: JT Smith

Tuesday, June 12th, 2001, from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL -- Tonight LIVE on

At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, PJ
Hyett, Doc Searls(Linux Journal), and Arne Flones have what looks to be a
fun show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!! (and yes the Loki tribes
server is up and running)

In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering the hot Linux news of
the week. In particular, we will talk about the TV Linux Alliance and the
participation in this group by Lineo.

In Segments Two- "The Ripley Project"- wearble Linux Technology
We will be joined by Cliff Leong of
ZeroSpin Inc.http://zerospin.com/ > and we will be discussing the
Ripley Wearable Computer
development project. We were prompted to contact Cliff after posting an
article about the progress of Ripley posted at Linux
web portal.

Ripley has progressed farther than we expected and has released their
Ripley Version 3 based upon 4 boards. This is very cool and pure
un-altered geek.

In Segments Three- Mike O'Dell talks about Linux and Bynari being named
an IBM Business Partner

We will be joined by Mike O'Dell CEO of Bynari(www.bynari.net). Prior to becoming Bynari's
CEO, Mike started his IT Career at IBM and helped bring UNIXto IBM in the
form of AIX. He ran the LAN products group for IBM.

Mike and a few co-horts then went off to a little startup called Dell
and grew that business to $7.5 billion in sales. When he
decided to move to Dallas to be closer to his family, he went from board
member to CEO of Bynari.

Mike's a graduate of the US Naval Academy, where is also did his MIS in
Computer Science and created a process for Commercial UNIX as part of his
thesis. He left the Navy as a Commander(what, not a seal? is this guy a

We will discuss the very recent new of Bynari being named as an IBM Business
Partner due in no small measure to the success of Bynari's Insight
On June 7th, Bynari announced that it has been selected as an IBM
eServer z900 and S/390 Business Partner. As an IBM Business Partner, Bynari
will gain greater visibility among IBM customers for the Bynari Insight

for those who do not know, Insight Server is a Linux software
solution that provides Internet standards-based email and workgroup
collaboration capabilities to connected desktop computers. For example,
Insight Server allows Microsoft Outlook desktops to communicate and
collaborate on a peer-to-peer basis without using Microsoft's Exchange
server. Insight Server for the z900 and S/390 claims to offer a
viable and cost-effective alternative to other popular messaging solutions
and delivers much higher levels of scalability and availability (TLS does
not know this for a fact because we have never used the product ourselves).
Enterprises with a large population of email and workgroup collaboration
users will recognize significant total cost of ownership benefits through
server consolidation with an IBM-Bynari solution."

Bynari also offers Insight Server in an entry level version for small to
medium size businesses wanting functionality similar to Microsoft Exchange.
Additionally, Bynari offers its Insight client software product, which
provides features similar to Microsoft Outlook for the Linux desktop.

Bynari is a privately held company headquartered in Dallas, TX. The Company
designs, develops and markets Open Standards-based software products based
on Linux and UNIX which provide advanced messaging, email and workgroup
collaboration capabilities for a number of different operating environments.
More information on Bynari and its products is available at www.bynari.net.

Other opinions are welcome at GeekCast. If you would like to join
on the show, check our IRC Chat
(irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow).

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