IT Management Linux News for Nov 21, 2000
Enterprise Linux Today: Mission Critical Linux Confirms Compatibility of Clustering Solution with Panasonic DVD-RAM Drives (Nov 21, 2000, 20:04)
"Convolo Cluster Provides Application Failover Support for
Rewritable DVD Drives/Libraries in Linux Environments."
Ch@nnelWeb: Ebiz Acquires Jones, Forms Linux/SCO White Box Powerhouse (Nov 21, 2000, 19:08)
"Solution providers with both Linux and SCO Unix offerings
praised the deal. The acquisition will help move SCO solutions
partners to Linux..."
National Post: Corel may put Linux on block (Nov 21, 2000, 18:09)
"'In order for [the business] to be successful, it needs to be
bigger than it is,' Derek Burney, the chief executive, said
yesterday. 'There are a number of ways to do that. We could acquire
the missing pieces, we could merge with someone, or we could simply
sell it. We are prepared to look at any possibility.'"
Business Week: There's Plenty of Life Left in VA Linux (Nov 21, 2000, 17:43)
"So, what is VA Linux to do? ... It now has to make up for the
lost business by selling massive amounts of hardware to the
enterprise market, otherwise known as really big companies. ...most
large companies already have entrenched relationships with the
likes of IBM and Sun Microsystems... Nevertheless, such companies
are allowing VA Linux to get a foot in the door. Of the $56 million
in first-quarter sales, nearly 5% came from the large-enterprise
The Register: Where next for Corel? (Nov 21, 2000, 15:58)
"...Corel could pick up some valuable expertise in
Microsoft-flavoured middleware. But if so, it would do well to heed
the example of Borland, the company it so nearly acquired earlier
this year, which also went paddling furiously up Middleware Creek
about three years ago."
Yahoo/Reuters: MusicMatch releases Linux Jukebox product (Nov 21, 2000, 07:00)
"Until now the Linux community has had very few options for
experiencing the freedom of digital music."