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Blur Media releases The Evolution of Linux preview

Author: JT Smith Linux Weekly News reports the preview is in the mpeg-1 format and can be downloaded at http://blur.cx/linux/ *The Evolution of Linux* explores the social, economic and political implications of free software.
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European Patent Office proposes unlimited patentability

Author: JT Smith Linux PR reports that The European Patent Office wants to induce European governments to remove all legal restrictions on patentability in November 2000.
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Linux enjoying enthusiastic growth

Author: JT Smith The San Francisco Chronicle's interview with Bob Young, chairman of Red Hat Inc. on the eve of the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. Category: Linux
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Himalaya S-Series to use BSDi's TCP/IP implementation

Author: JT Smith From an announcement by Berkeley Software Design Inc. on BSD Today: Compaq Computer Corporation has licensed the BSD parallel library TCP/IP stack for use in Compaq's NonStop Himalaya S-Series computers. Compaq has announced this new version of TCP/IP as Parallel Library TCP/IP.
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Dell speaks: Linux a 'significant growth opportunity'

Author: JT Smith LWN reports on Dell's speech at LinuxWorld. On the desktop, Linux now has an equivalent user base to MacIntosh, which is pretty impressive, plus Linux has the largest growth of any operating system, he says. Also, Debian wins the Linus Torvalds Award. Related stories: ZDNet says, "...
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Linux wins acceptance in computer mainstream

Author: JT Smith "The computer operating system, once barely known outside the world of nonconformist computer buffs looking for a free way around using Microsoft Corp.'s Windows, has gone mainstream." That's the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's take on the opening of LinuxWorld. Category: Linux
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Secrets of the trade show press room

Author: JT Smith By Robin Miller Editor in Chief I am writing this live from the press room of IDG's LinuxWorld show, currently in progress at the San Jose, Calif., convention center. Because this show is being covered top to bottom by everyone from ZDNet to the Los Aptos (California) Times, I...
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Report: Open Source will reshape computer industry

Author: JT Smith From a Wired.com story: "Open-source standards will completely reshape the software industry by 2004, according to a recent report by Forrester Research. Forrester forecasts that within four years, all traditional software vendors will need to change their proprietary business...
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Cowpland resigns as Corel president, CEO

Author: JT Smith The Corel chief executive has stepped down "in order to dedicate his time and resources to new start-up opportunities," according to a press release at Corel's Web site. He'll continue at Corel as a director and technology advisor. Category: Open Source
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Overview of OpenBSD security

Author: JT Smith O'Reilly Network has an overview of OpenBSD security on their site. It discusses such points as the included cryptography, the source code audit, and the security updates system used by the project. Category: Linux
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