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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 systems, reported by NewsAlert.

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.

Interview with Apache’s Behlendorf

Author: JT Smith

OLinux publishes an interview with Brian Behlendorf.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.