Leading items and editorials: Opening up OpenMail? and HP gets
into Linux-based stereo gear.
"Opening up OpenMail? As was originally reported in
ComputerWorld, Hewlett-Packard has announced that it will cease
development on its OpenMail product. Version 7.0, which became
available on February 28, will be the last major release of this
"HP gets into Linux-based stereo gear? Since OpenMail is no
longer an appropriate fit with HP's strategy....what is? For one
clue, see this press release describing a new partnership with
RealNetworks. The details are sparse, to say the least, but the
picture that emerges is that the two are working on a Linux-based
box which would plug into a living-room stereo system and make
music available from the Internet. The real set of products and
services are due to come out later this year...."