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Corel faces challenges following Cowpland’s resignation

Author: JT Smith

Analysts wonder about the direction of the company after founder Michael Cowpland resigned this week. In the Reuters
analysis piece
: “The company — caught between a slowdown in sales for its mature products and weak demand for its new Linux line — is now in the hands of a relatively unknown executive who faces the formidable task of turning around the company’s flagging fortunes.”

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  • Linux

Dell sees groundswell of demand for Linux

Author: JT Smith

TheStandard.com
interviews
Michael Dell following his keynote address at LinuxWorld. “There’s obviously a viable business here,” he says. “We’ve been gradually building more and more support around Linux based on the groundswell of demand from our customers.”

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  • Linux

Disgusted constituent puts vote up for auction on eBay

Author: JT Smith

The Maryland voter is protesting political corruption, but selling a vote may be illegal, CNN reports. The voter identified as “apragmatic’ writes: “You may specify whom I vote for in the presidential and all other elections in my district, by name or by party. Why should the American citizen be left out? Congressmen and senators regularly sell their votes to the highest bidder. Democracy for sale!”

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  • Management

Torvalds ‘all for it’ if Microsoft goes Open Source

Author: JT Smith

Linus Torvalds, developer of Linux, asked if Microsoft will compete with Linux by making Windows Open Source, answers: “It’s not going to happen. But if it does, I’m all for it.” He’s interviewed by Inter@ctive Week.

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  • Linux

OpenSales, Linuxcare sign Dell software deal

Author: JT Smith

From a CNet story: “Linuxcare, Dell Computer and OpenSales have created a partnership to sell OpenSales’ e-commerce software on Dell computers. Dell will sell a server loaded with OpenSales’ e-commerce software, which lets people create and run shopping Web sites, bundled with support from Linuxcare. The product will be unveiled in the fourth quarter and will be called E-Shop-in-a-box.”

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  • Linux

VA Linux CEO wants to ‘break some Windows’

Author: JT Smith

CNet has VA’s Larry Augustin on video. (Full disclosure: VA Linux owns NewsForge.)

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  • Linux

Guardian Digital Introduces Linux Lockbox turnkey server

Author: JT Smith

Guardian Digital Introduces The Linux Lockbox Secure E-Business Solution
Guardian Digital, an Open Source security solutions company, announced the availability of the Linux Lockbox, a secure turnkey e-business server. With the release of the Linux Lockbox, Guardian Digital has become the first company to market a complete open-source alternative to proprietary security solutions for e-business, according to a press release on Business Wire.

Sair Linux partners with Global Linux Network in Korea

Author: JT Smith

Global Linux Network of Seoul has signed a letter of intent with Sair Linux to become a master distributor of Sair Linux and GNU Certification training and testing materials for the Korean market, notes PRNewsWire.

SuSE Linux breaks new ground with alliances

Author: JT Smith

The appointment of Malcolm Yates as UK Strategic Alliance Manager for SuSE Linux is helping to secure relationships with IBM and other leading hardware and software companies, according to a press release on LinuxPR.

More reports on the Gnome Foundation

Author: JT Smith

Several media outlets are covering the support of the Gnome Foundation from several technology companies. From BBC Online: The Gnome Foundation will “put a common, friendlier face on all the varieties of the Linux and Unix operating systems.”
From InfoWorld: “(Gnome) unifies the existing Unix world,” said Marco Boerries, general manager for desktops at Sun Microsystems. “It’s great for developers and end users, and we need a user environment that’s easy to use, competitive, and gives us the foundation for more than just another desktop environment.”
More coverage from Inter@active Week.

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  • Linux