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‘Renegade’ OS lands in corporate laps

Author: JT Smith

“As Compaq, Dell, HP, IBM and Sun, along with other high-tech heavyweights such as Motorola and Silicon Graphics Inc., throw their weight behind the operating system created by Finnish programmer Linus Torvalds, Linux may be in its best position yet to challenge Microsoft and its OS’ dominance.” That’s from a story on Inter@ctive Week.

Category:

  • Linux

Site: Linux not ready for defense department

Author: JT Smith

From a Government Computer News story: Linux does not meet the Defense Information Infrastructure’s Common Operating Environment Kernel Platform Compliance requirements for a Posix-compliant application programming interface, Posix-compliant commands and utilities, the Motif X Window System interface, the Common Desktop Environment and Network File System sockets.

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  • Linux

Caldera’s Love rails at Monterey ‘misinformation’

Author: JT Smith

Caldera CEO Ransom Love has blamed inaccurate press reports
for the confusion for muddying the waters of Project Monterey, reports The Register.

Category:

  • Open Source

AltaVista mystery ends today

Author: JT Smith

AltaVista is to issue a statement later today confirming it
has been rolling out its unmetered service since June 30 and that it has, indeed, signed up tens of thousands of users, reports The Register.

OEMs cast StarOffice in select PCs

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet News reports Sun MicroSystems Inc.’s StarOffice productivity suite is gaining a small following as four OEMs agreed to preinstall the software on PCs.

Category:

  • Linux

Nokia wireless browser goes Open Source, sort of

Author: JT Smith

CNET News reports, with the release of a new mobile phone Web browser today, manufacturing giant Nokia is betting on a modified Open Source
strategy to help it break further into the wireless software market

Category:

  • Open Source

On RadioWallStreet.com: The Linux League Monday Edition

Author: JT Smith

Guests this week include Gary Lawrence Murphy, CEO of TCI and Tom Adelstein, CEO of Bynari Inc. Rob Zimmer, Vice-President of RadioWallStreet.com, will help lead the discussion, from Linux PR.

Category:

  • Linux

Motorola deal highlights Linux’s strengths

Author: JT Smith

This Chicago Tribune article reports, back-office backers of the Linux operating system have a new ally in communications giant Motorola Inc.

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  • Linux

Startup to spread Gnutella

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet News reports, Newtell Inc, on Monday announced it has begun operations to develop and promote software for sharing MP3 files using the Gnutella protocol.

Inprise/Borland offer free Turbo Debugger

Author: JT Smith

Inprise/Borland today announced it is releasing a free download of Turbo Debugger on its Web site, reports PRNewswire.