IT Management Linux News for Sep 06, 2001
ZDNet: Linux Gains Respect (Sep 06, 2001, 21:21)
"At LinuxWorld in San Francisco last week, IBM and Compaq
differed, not on whether Linux will penetrate the corporation, but
mainly on how far it can go with its current capabilities."
Great Bridge ceases operations (Sep 06, 2001, 19:16)
"Great Bridge LLC, the company that pioneered commercial
distribution and support of the PostgreSQL open source database,
announced today that it has ceased business operations. Great
Bridge, founded in May 2000 by Norfolk, Virginia-based media
conglomerate Landmark Communications, Inc., initiated a search for
additional investors or an acquirer in July of this year. This
search did not generate a qualified investor or acquirer, and Great
Bridge's board decided to close the business."
Caldera International Reports Third Quarter Results (Sep 06, 2001, 17:27)
"The company reported a net loss for the quarter ended July 31,
2001 of $18.8 million, or $0.34 per basic and diluted common share,
which includes non-cash charges of $9.8 million ... The board of
directors of the company has unanimously approved submitting to the
stockholders a proposal to consolidate the issued and outstanding
common stock of the company on the basis of one share for each six
shares previously outstanding."
ZDNet: LSP: Migrate From Windows NT to Linux (Sep 06, 2001, 14:10)
"Migrating file and print sharing services from a Windows
machine to a Linux box is time consuming and often prone to error.
To perform such an endeavor manually, an administrator must set up
hundreds (if not thousands) of user accounts, then create file and
print shares, and then copy files from the Windows environment to
Linux. This manual work can take hours, if not days, to complete
properly. DAS Technology's LSP is a utility that automates the
entire conversion process."
CFO: Linux software may be free, but does that mean you don't have to pay for it? (Sep 06, 2001, 03:02)
"High tech is not an arena rich in historical irony, but it has
its moments. One came last year, when Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
told analysts that Linux, the (potentially) free software that
continues to attract the interest of business customers, has "the
characteristics of Communism that people love so very, very much
about it." At roughly the same time, IBM, a company generally not
known for its Marxist worldview, threw its considerable weight
behind Linux, dedicating $1 billion to the software's development
and pledging to invest more than $300 million in Linux services
during the next three years."