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IT Management Linux News for Aug 30, 2000

  • VNU Net: Industry giants unite to form Linux lab (2000-08-30 20:22:09)
    "While it will not create new projects itself, the lab will be open to developers of new and existing projects that conform to accepted open source development models."

  • NetworkWorld: Linux a la carte [from VA Linux] (2000-08-30 16:54:47)
    "According to Augustin, all pieces of the various Linux code building blocks available for users to choose from have been tested and confirmed to interoperate with each other. The blocks have also been optimized for, or "burned into," VA Linux hardware."

  • Upside: Linux incubators overcome harsh environment (2000-08-30 13:51:14)
    "Rather than wait for a chance to buy Red Hat (RHAT) or VA Linux (LNUX) on the inflated open market, he began looking for other ground floor opportunities."

  • Wired: Joining Forces at New Linux Lab (OSDL) (2000-08-30 12:54:56)
    "Computer hardware giants Hewlett-Packard, Intel, IBM, and NEC are joining together to fund an independent, nonprofit laboratory to help speed the development and testing of enterprise-targeted Linux projects."

  • www.hinterlands.org: BT's ADSL Farce (2000-08-30 11:18:24)
    "The connection at your end of the ADSL link, in this package, is a USB connector and not an Ethernet connector. Wonderful if you run Windows, next to useless if, like me, you use Linux as your gateway machine to the Internet. USB support for Linux is there and it is improving all the time, however, I've not yet heard of anyone successfully using ADSL with it. Please mail me if I'm wrong."

  • LinuxToday.com.au: Interview with Matt Allen, Founder of Linux Worx (2000-08-30 08:47:53)
    "Matt Allen is the founder of Linux Worx Pty Ltd, a company which "came about from years of frustration with a certain M$ operating System."

  • Computing Canada: Open Source Makes Big Business Inroads (2000-08-30 00:39:13)
    "I think to some degree the danger these organizations have is they want to be seen as highly Linux-friendly, but they have to do it in such a way it doesn't impact their other operating system strategies."