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IT Management Linux News for Jan 12, 2001

  • CNET News.com: Embedded Linux company Lineo scraps IPO plans (Jan 12, 2001, 22:34)
    "Lineo on Friday withdrew its plans for an initial public offering, a sign that investor pessimism has swept into a previously optimistic part of the Linux landscape."

  • TechRepublic/Gartner: IBM plans big investments in Linux to level playing field with Microsoft & Sun (Jan 12, 2001, 22:23)
    "...IBM... believes that Linux will unseat Sun and end Microsoft's dominance by 2005. For that to happen and for IBM to reach beyond the early adopters by 2001, it must address the substantial barriers Linux faces compared to UNIX and Windows--in skills, services, applications, and functions--and it must create a Linux groundswell among Internet service providers, Internet data centers, and Global 1000 firms by 2003 (0.3 probability)."

  • Bloomberg News: Microsoft wins dismissal of 38 private antitrust suits (Jan 12, 2001, 19:03)
    "Microsoft on Friday won dismissal of damage claims in 38 class-action antitrust suits when a judge held it couldn't be sued by consumers who didn't directly purchase the Windows operating system from the software giant."

  • Reuters/Yahoo: Microsoft rivals hire Starr of Whitewater fame (Jan 12, 2001, 18:44)
    "An industry trade group representing rivals of Microsoft Corp. said on Friday it had hired former Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr to help support the government as the antitrust case against the software giant moves through the appeals process."

  • CNET News.com: Turbolinux plans to acquire services company Linuxcare (Jan 12, 2001, 18:39)
    "The merger would be a dramatic change of direction for both companies. Turbolinux has focused on selling Linux products that package the open-source operating system with higher-level software such as databases, but it has avoided the approach of its major competitor, Red Hat, which sells services. Linuxcare, by contrast, has focused on providing services and technical support for all versions of Linux, including ones from Turbolinux and its competitors, Red Hat, SuSE and Caldera Systems."

  • LinuxPR: TeamLinux Announces Business Reorganization And Growth Plans (Jan 12, 2001, 08:50)
    "The company is relocating its West Coast office, adding a new western regional manager and is spinning off its computer hardware sales operations."