IT Management Linux News for Feb 28, 2001
Caldera Announces Q1 Results: SCO Acquisition Cited as Cause of Greater Losses than Q4 (Feb 28, 2001, 23:33)
"Caldera held a teleconference today to announce its quarterly
financial results. According to the company, net losses for the
quarter totalled less than this time last year, and were only
higher than last quarter because of the expenses associated with
its acquisition of SCO."
CNET News.com: Linux catching up to Windows in server market (Feb 28, 2001, 21:07)
"Although the figures show that Windows shipments increased 20
percent, Linux outpaced it with a 24 percent increase."
searchEnterpriseLinux.com: IBM working to make Linux work; Q&A with IBM's Scott Handy (Feb 28, 2001, 20:10)
"Yesterday, IBM announced the Linux Lens program, which pays for
the education and training costs for business partners to become
certified for Linux. The company is also planning a 40-city tour
featuring specific training sessions for executive, sales and
technical forces at business partners. Speaking from IBM's
PartnerWorld in Atlanta, Handy talked about what the company is
doing to make Linux a viable alternative to enterprise
Enterprise Linux Today: Linux Poised for Breakout Year At Retail Counter - IHL Consulting Group (Feb 28, 2001, 19:32)
"Retail giants poised to roll out tens of thousands of Linux
point of sale (POS) terminals in North America in 2001; large
department stores and specialty hard goods retailers taking the
CNET News.com: Microsoft could win antitrust appeal, legal experts say (Feb 28, 2001, 17:49)
"...the whole case essentially hangs on monopoly maintenance,
which could collapse if the Court of Appeals decides Netscape posed
no competitive threat to Microsoft, or Microsoft's competitive
actions did not prevent Netscape from effectively distributing its
Web browser. The Court of Appeals dismissing either point would
likely lead to a complete reversal in favor of Microsoft..."
IT-Director: Linux: Crashes to the ground (Feb 28, 2001, 15:40)
"When escaping a planet's atmosphere, thrust has to be
maintained. Failure to do so will see a vehicle stall and lead to
the eventual break-up of the craft. Sections, pilots and equipment
will tumble at ever-increasing velocity in descending back to the
planet's surface for total annihilation. Much likened to the
prospect of Linux, once a momentum of great significance, it is now
showing signs of stalling."
searchEnterpriseLinux.com: Mount Linux: Management by subscription (Feb 28, 2001, 07:20)
"But instead of joining the crowd to create a Linux
distribution, the five programmers who founded Mount Linux in 1999
decided to make Linux easy to adopt in another way, by making Linux
easier to manage."
searchEnterpriseLinux.com: IBM pushes Linux education at PartnerWorld 2001 (Feb 28, 2001, 07:07)
"For Big Blue, Linux is the Big Glue, a ubiquitous operating
system that will tie all of IBM's servers together."