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IT Management Linux News for Aug 11, 2000

  • CNET News.com: HP joins crowd in boosting Linux position (Aug 11, 2000, 20:33)
    "Windows will be used for smaller computers that sell in high volume; HP-UX will go on high-end machines that require top reliability and performance; and Linux will be used for building Internet infrastructure such as Web servers..."

  • ZDNet: Microsoft: Watch this space [bCentral] (Aug 11, 2000, 16:03)
    "While Office and Windows have been Microsoft's flagship products -- not to mention its far-and-away largest revenue sources -- for years now, the writing is on the wall. ...Microsoft's consumer services business hit $1 billion last year, and that the business is on a 70 percent annual growth tear. (Comparatively, Windows and Office combined grew 12 percent in fiscal year 2000.)"

  • ZDNet UK: Will the real Linux users please stand? (Aug 11, 2000, 15:30)
    "That Linux has appeal among Internet service providers and application hosting firms is a given. But just how much of a hold Linux already has established among Fortune 500 companies continues to be up for debate."

  • ZDNet UK/Reuters: HP to expand commitment to Linux (Aug 11, 2000, 11:52)
    "Linux is a tsunami that is over-running the marketplace. It has spread like wildfire and we anticipate this is going to accelerate."

  • The Register: Linux and notebooks boost Dell revenue (Aug 11, 2000, 11:26)
    "Dell credited Linux servers and notebook sales for fuelling its revenue growth last quarter. However the OEM posted earnings $200m lower than expected, blaming lower demand in Europe and weaker Government sales."