IT Management Linux News for Jan 31, 2001
SatireWire.com: Microsoft Says Rival Linux Has No Future, So Linux Industry Will Stop Now (Jan 31, 2001, 23:32)
"Despite Gains in Market Share, Linux Firms To Call It
ComputerWorld: IBM, Canadian research firm team up on Linux/Unix cluster (Jan 31, 2001, 23:22)
"The deal between IBM and Toronto-based MDS Proteomics Inc. is
aimed at developing a supercomputer that can handle 700 billion
floating-point operations per second and that will let scientists
at the research firm conduct complex analyses of proteomics - the
study of proteins and how they function."
LinuxPR: New Swedish office to enhance support to MontaVista Software
customers in Europe (Jan 31, 2001, 22:38)
"This new Stockholm office will further strengthen our customer
support across the important Nordic region, which currently
represents 30 percent of our European business revenues."
CNET News.com: Dell, Oracle to open Linux center (Jan 31, 2001, 22:19)
"Dell will use the facility, which is scheduled to open in the
spring, to test and tune Oracle databases running on Intel-based
systems running Linux."
Enterprise Linux Today: SGI Names Paul F. McNamara Vice President of Open Source (Jan 31, 2001, 21:06)
"Prior to joining SGI, McNamara was vice president of business
development and later vice president of products and platforms for
Upside: Startups keep open source competitive (Jan 31, 2001, 20:55)
"Indeed, watching WorkSpot CEO Kathy Giori put her company's new
AppSpot thin-client product through its paces, I had to fight back
an instinctive "So what?"
Enterprise Linux Today: IBM Wholeheartedly Embracing Linux (Jan 31, 2001, 20:40)
"However, he said four myths have to date hampered the
acceptance of Linux, and IBM is making an effort to dispel those
myths. The first is that Linux can't scale...."
Enterprise Linux Today: Linux Support Services Market Set to Blast Off - IDC (Jan 31, 2001, 19:52)
"...this market will skyrocket from $28 million in 2000 to $285
million in 2004 - a tenfold increase. ... The international growth
of the Linux installed base, particularly in Europe and Asia, the
increasing penetration of Linux more deeply into the enterprise
infrastructure, and the small but growing popularity of Linux on
smaller products such as cell phones will fuel opportunities for
vendors to jump in and lend support."
TechWeb: Oracle Selects Dell As Linux Partner (Jan 31, 2001, 16:03)
"The collaboration is a partnership for Oracle, Red Hat, and
Dell, designed to help customers shift their enterprise
infrastructure to the combined Dell-Oracle-Red Hat platform."
InfoWorld: IBM to spend $300 million more on Linux - beyond the $1 billion already announced (Jan 31, 2001, 15:47)
"The company will invest an additional $300 million in global
Linux support services over the next three years... The services
will help clients install and commission Linux-based
SlashTCO.com: Opnix save a packet with complete Linux solution (Jan 31, 2001, 14:48)
"Since optimizing core Internet routing is a 24x7 job, the most
important prerequisite for the company's network was reliability -
this prompted the use of a complete Linux solution as the basis for
its network infrastructure."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: MandrakeSoft CEO: Linux-Mandrake tops in retail (Jan 31, 2001, 14:37)
"We were the first commercial player to create online updates
available on the desktop. We started out with the easiest to use
installation system, and it's gotten better. That's an area where
our competitors are catching up with us quickly. We were the first
to put in file journaling, Reiser FS. We have the first control
panel, one place where you can set up your system features, of all
the commercial distributions."
CNET News.com: IBM to step up to plate for Linux at confab (Jan 31, 2001, 07:51)
"On IBM's docket are a new 64-processor IBM server that can run
existing Linux applications unchanged, courtesy of some new IBM
Enterprise Linux Today: Oracle Ships Two Major Products on Linux (Jan 31, 2001, 02:09)
"Oracle Internet File System on Linux Poses Threat to Microsoft
Windows NT File System."
LinuxPR: Zelerate Software to Run ThinkGeek E-Commerce Site
(Jan 31, 2001, 01:52)
"Zelerate is working to increase the functionality of its
software in statistical analysis, customer service and accounting