IT Management Linux News for May 18, 2000
ComputerWorld: Users might eye Linux if Office were ported to OS (May 18, 2000, 23:18)
"In the poll, 39% said they would be 'more inclined' to use the
Linux operating system if [Microsoft] Office and other applications
were available for that system. Just over half said it would make
IW: Osborne/McGraw-Hill Announces the Authorized Guide to Corel LINUX OS (May 18, 2000, 20:59)
"Responding to a surge of Linux users reaching for Linux
software packages with integrated tools, CorelPRESS and
Osborne/McGraw-Hill announced today the publication of Corel LINUX
OS Starter Kit: The Official Guide, by Joe Merlino and Kate
PRNewswire: SED International to Distribute Corel Products (May 18, 2000, 20:39)
"...in Latin America and the Caribbean. ...SED will distribute
WordPerfect Office 2000, CorelDRAW 9, Corel GALLERY, Corel LINUX OS
and WordPerfect Office 2000 for Linux."
NB: Corel Cash Crunch Could Be Close (May 18, 2000, 20:26)
"Following the collapse of a merger deal with California
software maker Inprise Corp. [NASDAQ:INPR], Ottawa-based software
firm Corel Corp. [NASDAQ:CORL] is reportedly very close to running
out of cash."
BW: Sendmail, Inc... Addresses Projected Growth of Internet
- Mail in European Market (May 18, 2000, 20:15)
"The German launch comes at the same time as the announcement of
Sendmail's strategic partnerships with the Linux distributors SuSe
and Red Hat."
BW: Platformix Set to Launch Private Label Desktop as ASP + (May 18, 2000, 18:47)
"Via the Web, companies will be able to access their data
through applications they need and want, whether they operate on
Microsoft NT, Macintosh, Linux or any other operating system."
Technocrat.net: Risk, Risk Avoidance, ``The Love Bug'' and Microsoft (May 18, 2000, 18:13)
"At the very least, the choice to use all Microsoft products is
a choice to substantially increase one's total cost of ownership
for no increased benefit. At the worst, it is a managerial failure
that may incur legal liabilities."
Linux Journal: No Merger: Corel and Borland/Inprise call it off (May 18, 2000, 16:53)
"...in a conversation this afternoon, Dale Fuller,
Inprise/Borland interim president and CEO, was frank about the
matter. "The thing turned into a boat anchor, and we're glad it's
over and we can move on..."
Silicon.com: The Agenda Setters: VA Linux chief calls for IPO rethink (May 18, 2000, 16:43)
"As the subject of this week's Agenda Setters programme,
Augustin said that while the wild stock fluctuations have not
affected his business, the industry must adopt a more sensible
LinuxToday.com.au: What Now Corel? (May 18, 2000, 15:08)
"The last thing Inprise needs at this stage is to hitch itself
to a three-time loser. Corel is the original one-hit wonder. After
years of trying, the company still hasn't come up with anything
better than its original Corel Draw program."
Financial Post: Nervous Corel employees flood rivals with résumés (May 18, 2000, 13:41)
"Corel Corp. employees are flooding local technology companies
with résumés as the financial prospects of their
employer worsen after the termination of its planned merger with
IT-Analysis: Oracle rounds out the ASP with storage (May 18, 2000, 12:59)
"Now that Oracle is rolling out its much lauded iFS (Internet
File System) it seems the company is using the opportunity to once
again hit Microsoft where it hurts."
LinuxPR: Bynari To Bundle Trade Products with Corel
(May 18, 2000, 12:44)
"The use of Corel 1.1 allows TradeXCH to function in a GNU/Linux
distribution which speaks to Windows networks and UNIX NFS
Ottawa Citizen: Corel faces revenue crunch waiting for Linux sales: experts (May 18, 2000, 11:24)
"While Linux as a whole has exploded in recent months, only four
per cent of that market is geared toward desktop software -- the
arena Corel has chosen to play in. The vast majority of Linux sales
to date have been on the server side of the business."
LinuxPR: Linux-based Suppliers Team to Provide On-Line Registration for LinuxFest 2000 (May 18, 2000, 00:33)
"LinuxFest 2000 On-Line Registration System Opens With Support
From Maxspeed and Paymentplus."