IT Management Linux News for Sep 30, 2000
BRW.com.au: OS: Linux's corporate test [Linux backgrounder] (Sep 30, 2000, 17:28)
"Linux is popular as a platform for Web and e-mail servers, but
it has yet to find success in corporate data and applications or on
the desktop. Those markets belong to Unix and Windows respectively.
Many software developers, such as Red Hat, Caldera and Corel, have
hitched their wagons to the Linux star in the hope that they can
crack those markets, but will they survive the ride?"
LinuxGames: Loki Porting Tribes 2 (Sep 30, 2000, 16:48)
"By popular demand, we've contracted with Loki, a company that
has done many Linux conversions for other games. The server code is
nearly done and they are making great progress on the client code
(which will ship separately from the regular game). The server code
will ship within the regular retail box."
Globetechnology.com: Cowpland joins Zim advisory board (Sep 30, 2000, 16:37)
"Mr. Cowpland, who remains a director at Corel, also said that
he and others are on the verge of opening an incubator facility in
Hull, Que., for local Linux startups. The incubator, which would
provide infrastructure and guidance for smaller firms, will likely
be opened within the next couple of weeks, he said."
ZDNet: Power to the penguin
(Sep 30, 2000, 16:20)
This is a pretty positive take on Linux from the managing
director of Deloitte & Touche's Technology & Communications
Group. D&T is a "big eight" accounting firm; their Technology
& Communications Group provides IT consulting services to large
National Post: Corel affiliates left rowing own boat (Sep 30, 2000, 16:08)
"The Linux startups that Corel Corp. invested in under Michael
Cowpland, former chief executive, have seen their financing cut and
the turnover in employees at the software maker has left them with
no communication with the Ottawa-based company."