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  • Yahoo!/Reuters: Red Hat Moves Beyond Linux with E-Commerce Suite (Aug 10, 2001, 18:14)
    "Red Hat Inc., best known as a distributor of the upstart Linux operating system, is branching out. The company is set to announce on Friday the Red Hat E-Commerce suite, a cornerstone of its strategy to concentrate not only on Linux, a competitor of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows and other operating systems, but also on other 'open-source' software tools."

  • CNN: Taking Stock of Linux (Aug 10, 2001, 17:31)
    CNN recaps the Linux stock story from the boom of '99 to now: "Much of the blame for those losses can be laid on the slowing economy and the sharp downturn in the broader technology sector this year. But current lack of interest in Linux stocks also could be due in part to a general misunderstanding about the open-source concept among the current group of investors which may want to buy them, according to Brent Williams, software analyst at McDonald Investments in New York."

  • Case Study of Linux Usage in a Small Web Development Company (Aug 10, 2001, 00:34)
    There's not a lot of specific detail here, but Alex Bache of Abrantes offers some of his insight into how well Linux has integrated into a small web development firm and some of the issues yet remaining to achieve the best fit as a desktop, web testbed, and file server.