IT Management Linux News for Mar 26, 2001
LinuxPR: Ximian, Inc. Appoints Todd Miceli as CFO
(Mar 26, 2001, 22:21)
"Miceli to Drive Growth of Company and Open Source Market."
SlashTCO.com: Open source proves winning ticket for Just Sports USA.com (Mar 26, 2001, 21:41)
"Ron Lazarus, chief operating officer at California-based Just
Sports, placed a bet that could cost him thousands of dollars when
he approved the use of open source applications and tools to create
his company's new transactional database management system. But it
would prove one of the smartest business decisions he's ever
theStreet.com: Shareholders Sue VA Linux As IPO Practices Are Called Into Question (Mar 26, 2001, 20:42)
"The piling on is under way for VA Linux, the software company
that became a symbol of the initial public offering craze a year
ago. It's now threatened with becoming a poster child for
everything that went wrong with late 1990s IPOs."
LinuxProgramming: Pythonworks Pro 1.2 Released (Mar 26, 2001, 20:41)
"New features in 1.2 include improved support for Python 2.0,
support for multiple pads and views, directory workspaces, lots of
editor improvements, basic class browser, and improved EXE
LinuxPlanet: Editor's Note: Do the Retail Linux Numbers Mean Anything? (Mar 26, 2001, 18:23)
PC Data released its survey of Linux retail sales, and there's
only three distributions that apparently matter anymore: SuSE, Red
Hat, and Mandrake. But Kevin Reichard argues that the numbers don't
really mean anything: since Linux can be acquired in any number of
ways, the pure retail numbers only show what distributions are
putting any effort at all into retail sales -- and little else.
National Post: Corel foresees profit months earlier than expected (Mar 26, 2001, 04:49)
"Struggling software maker Corel Corp. said yesterday it expects
to make a surprising profit during its first fiscal quarter, months
earlier than the Ottawa-based company had expected."