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Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 27, 2004

  • NewsForge: Does Linux Really Need a "Killer App" to Succeed? (Dec 27, 2004, 23:30)
    "In the late 1990s, we thought Linux needed a 'killer app' that would make general PC users view Linux as a necessity the same way they first viewed Windows as a necessity due to Microsoft Office..."

  • Yet Another Linux Blog: Why Open Source Isn't Succeeding... Part II (Dec 27, 2004, 22:00)
    "Looking back on the content, I realize that the title of the entry could be misinterpreted as FUD or even trolling. Please understand that this wasn't the intention..." [Article repaired. -ed.]

  • LinuxPlanet: Novell Linux Desktop--A Linux Distribution for Enterprise Desktops (Dec 27, 2004, 19:00)
    "There's a good deal of general confusion about how NetWare, SUSE Linux, SUSE Enterprise Server, various mail products, eDirectory, ZENworks, Ximian's desktop and Evolution mail client, and now the Novell Linux Desktop all fit together. Bill von Hagen reviews the latest Novell Linux Desktop offering to sort all this out..."

  • VNUnet: SCO Targets UK Companies (Dec 27, 2004, 16:45)
    "The SCO Group has taken its controversial Linux licensing programme worldwide, and is warning of imminent legal action against UK companies..."

  • Groklaw: The DC Stipulated Order Analyzed (Dec 27, 2004, 13:45)
    "I asked Lewis Mettler, Esq., of Lamlaw, who is both an attorney and a software developer, if he'd share with us his analysis of the SCO v. DaimlerChrysler Stipulated Order of Dismissal Without Prejudice..."