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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 business organizations.

  • 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."