IT Management Linux News for May 15, 2000
O'Reilly Network: Napster and MP3: La Revolucion or La Larceny? (May 15, 2000, 21:31)
"The recording industry, through its trade organization the
Recording Industry Association of American (RIAA) sued two of the
key players in the online music business, Napster and MP3.com. At
this writing the legal score stands: Recording Industry 2,
LinuxPR: FreeDesk.com and VistaSource, Inc. to Provide Free Office Suite (May 15, 2000, 21:18)
"FreeDesk.com becomes VistaSource's first licensee in ASP
targeted growth market"
BW: IBM to Deliver Red Hat Training and Certification Programs Worldwide (May 15, 2000, 20:24)
"Under the agreement, IBM, the world's largest global IT
training provider, will offer the hands-on, real-world Red Hat
Certified Engineer (RHCE) program at IBM training centers around
BW: New Open-Source UNIX Survey Reveals Commanding Mind and Market Share Lead for Red Hat Linux... (May 15, 2000, 20:20)
"A new syndicated survey of IT decision makers in North America
just completed by Survey.com, the leading eResearch services
company, reveals that just under two-thirds of respondents (64.2%)
identify Red Hat Linux as the primary open-source UNIX distribution
used by their organization."
Intel's first incubated spin-off receives funding (May 15, 2000, 19:28)
"A new startup, DevelopOnline.com, claims to be the first Intel
'incubated spin-off.' The Tempe, AZ startup announced today that it
has received first round funding of $15M to develop a unique new
website that will serve as a 'product development
LinuxPR: First UK Linux Conference Set To Challenge IT In Business
(May 15, 2000, 19:24)
"In keeping with the vendor-neutral ethos of Linux, the
conference will take a generic look at the adoption of Linux and
delegates from all corners of the business community will hear
about the virtues of an operating system which is robust, secure,
versatile and cost effective."
Red Herring: Analyst View: Untangling the open-source explosion (May 15, 2000, 17:52)
"During the coming year, we believe the IT industry will
experience a major inflection point, with the open-source movement
serving as a primary catalyst for the change."
LinuxPR: TeamLinux Corporation Announces Completion of First-Round Funding
(May 15, 2000, 16:16)
"TeamLinux Corporation announced today that it has completed its
first round of private financing raising over $4 million."
Canoe.com: Hype is dead, but Linux lives (May 15, 2000, 15:03)
"Linux may not be the hottest new technology on the block any
longer, but even as the hype and stock prices fade, customer
interest is increasing, an industry analyst says."
CNET News.com: Napster wildfire: Music may be only the beginning of grassroots piracy (May 15, 2000, 14:48)
"Already transcending music, Napster's wildfire popularity is
forcing whole industries to reconsider their business models.
Companies are realizing that the last shelter for the digital
economy may be imaginative strategies that make use of widespread
file-sharing rather than fight it, just as most content companies
abandoned online subscriptions for free Web sites years ago."
CanadaComputes: Linux stability puts Windows to shame (May 15, 2000, 13:45)
"You wouldn't settle for a car that stalls and has to be
restarted every 20 minutes. It seems people are perfectly happy to
accept constantly doing something similar with their
LinuxStockNews: Rants and Raves (May 15, 2000) (May 15, 2000, 11:21)
"Underlying this, is a company with an excellent Linux
distribution, the most comprehensive office suite available on
Linux, and plans to port additional high-powered applications such
as Corel DRAW to Linux."