IT Management Linux News for Jun 21, 2000
InfoWorld: Low-power chip hailed (Jun 21, 2000, 23:37)
"IBM will begin testing the waters to determine whether or not
its customers will adopt an IBM ThinkPad powered by Transmeta's
Crusoe processor, beginning with a demo of one of the laptops
running Windows 2000 at the PC Expo in New York next week."
CNET News.com/Reuters: Questions mount about Corel's viability (Jun 21, 2000, 22:45)
"Survival is a question unless some changes are made...Certainly
they can't have a lot more quarters like the one they just had...
They have to change their path and until they do that--and until
they do it in a significant way--things are just going to get
VNU Net: Dell, Red Hat team up to push Linux (Jun 21, 2000, 22:26)
"Linux is our Unix offering and we are working together with Red
Hat to capitalise on the enormous market opportunity for the
internet infrastructure build-out" ...Dell will implement Red Hat
Linux in certain areas of its IT manufacturing facilities."
LinuxDevices.com: Whitepaper: Making a Business of Open Source (Jun 21, 2000, 16:55)
"This article reviews the strengths of the Linux open source,
royalty-free business model, and why it is the most appropriate
model for the future of embedded systems design and
ZDNet UK/Reuters: Corel's widening second-quarter loss reflects a need for further cutbacks (Jun 21, 2000, 13:29)
"Corel said the latest results included... a $1.2m gain from the
sale of 560,000 shares in GraphOn, in which it has a remaining
stake of about 1.6m shares."
Ottawa Citizen: Corel's latest loss comes with more warnings (Jun 21, 2000, 11:15)
"The biggest cost-cutting at troubled Corel Corp. still lies
ahead. And with less than $10 million in cash on hand, retailer
resistance to stock Corel products and weak Linux sales, the
company faces a tough struggle for survival."
Smart Partner: Not Just Another Linux Partnership - Dell and Red Hat form strategic alliance (Jun 21, 2000, 07:23)
"Why is Dell doing this? Simple. It's where the money is."
32BitsOnline: Linux Mission: To Rule Big Business (Jun 21, 2000, 01:21)
"After several months of relative quite, Linux is finally
returning back into the spotlight. The operating system got a huge
boost today due to the announcement by Dell and Red Hat Software to
work even closer together."
32BitsOnline: Losses Continue to Mount at Corel. Failure imminent (Jun 21, 2000, 01:17)
"Corel's moves into Linux has not paid off. While companies like
Red Hat software are focusing on the enterprise, Corel is adamant
that it can capture enough market share in the desktop market to
make a difference."
BW: Corel Announces Second Quarter Results (Jun 21, 2000, 01:14)
"Revenues for the second quarter of fiscal year 2000 were $36.6
million, producing a net loss of $23.6 million or ($0.36) per
share. Cash at the end of the quarter stood at $9.9 million."