IT Management Linux News for Nov 14, 2000
LinuxPR: Bull and Penguin Computing Partner to Provide Complete Linux Solutions in Europe (Nov 14, 2000, 23:09)
"This cooperation will strengthen the Linux business strategy of
both companies and will constitute an important element in the
execution of Bull's overall secure e-business strategy."
Linux.com: Bye Bye, iOpener (Nov 14, 2000, 22:47)
"A few months ago, the $99 iOpener was deemed one of the first
"inexpensive Internet appliances", a cool mini-PC with a LCD
display. The company assumed you would use their proprietary
Internet service (which would be their profit making device).
Instead, various hardware hackers snatched up the box and converted
it into a Linux plaything."
ZDNet: Linux sets its sights on the PDA market (Nov 14, 2000, 21:38)
"In the last week alone, there have been two major announcements
of new Embedded Linux support for PDAs and other handheld personal
computing devices. The most recent such news came from Trolltech...
followed within two days of a similar announcement by Century
Software... "Those announcements were just the latest two among an
accelerating sequence of Linux PDA developments. Let's take a look
at some highlights of the Linux PDA support that has emerged thus
far this year."
InfoWorld: Corel's e-Too seeks to liven up Web mail (Nov 14, 2000, 18:36)
"Corel on Tuesday announced a new technology, known as e-Too,
that is designed for adding features to Web mail software. The
technology should enable e-mail messages sent through Web mail
applications such as Microsoft's Hotmail to appear in a variety of
text formats, and should also facilitate the inclusion of
hand-drawn sketches and handwritten signatures..."
LinuxNews.com: Fujitsu Says Customers Impetus Behind Linux Switch (Nov 14, 2000, 17:48)
"By focusing on the new platform where the customer's
requirements are, Fujitsu will strive to expand its server
business," Ikeda said. "Different customers have different
requirements, and by providing a range of different products and
operating environments, we can meet these diverse
InfoWorld: Apache founders hit Vegas in search of cash (Nov 14, 2000, 17:04)
"...Behlendorf said the ASF may need to look for a little cash
to keep up with the demands that developing the leading Web server
requires. "We have found some things that we may actually have to
go out and pay for," Behlendorf said. "We might take donations and
pay for certain things, like advocacy."
SlashTCO: A Comparison Between Linux and Windows 2000 (part 1/3) (Nov 14, 2000, 16:05)
"There has been plenty of discussion about how Windows NT and
Linux compare to one another, but with the recent addition of
Windows 2000 to the Microsoft stable, little has been said about
how this may affect any of the existing arguments for or against
Enterprise Linux Today: Transmeta reveals 2001 roadmap (Nov 14, 2000, 15:22)
"You will definitely see one of the three major US vendors
deploying Crusoe in its main line of laptops next year," Mike
DeNeffe, Transmeta's director of notebook marketing, told
vnunet.com at Comdex yesterday."