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  • Stock Watch: Linux at a Crossroads (Nov 17, 2000, 22:46)
    "In a nutshell, companies attempting to profit off the Linux operating system are having the same problems as those looking to make a buck off selling water: How do you make money when your product is ubiquitous and free?"

  • Enterprise Linux Today: On the Linux League Friday Edition (Nov 17, 2000, 21:36)
    "Francis Gaskins, will host a panel of guests to provide Linux updates & analysis from Comdex, with comments on Cendant Corporation, Corel Corporation, VA Linux Systems, Inc. and Red Hat, Inc."

  • Silver Lining for Linux Companies? (Nov 17, 2000, 17:49)
    "Linux, the open-source operating system that was going to change everything, has receded from investors' minds. Yet at Deustche Banc Alex. Brown's tech conference here this week, a panel featuring major Linux companies drew a large crowd, which may mean investors haven't totally disavowed the stocks, said Deustche analyst Phil Rueppel. (His firm has done underwriting for VA Linux and Red Hat.)"

  • Inter@ctive Week: Commentary: VA Linux Vs. The Big Guys (Nov 17, 2000, 16:56)
    "Linux system vendor VA Linux is boxed in. On one side of the equation you have broke dot-com startups that can''t buy VA Linux boxes. On the other side, you have enterprise giants IBM, HP, Compaq and Dell getting serious about Linux systems."

  • The Register: Corel moots Linux sell-off (Nov 17, 2000, 16:21)
    "...the company is now seriously considering its options. One is to ditch its Linux business, he admitted, or to buy in new technology. ... "It could go either way... there are no sacred cows."

  • VA Linux Meets Expectations (Nov 17, 2000, 12:24)
    "Augustin said the higher-than-expected loss was driven by a quicker than anticipated falloff in business from venture-funded pure play dotcoms in the consumer segment. He added that the company is striving to increase its presence in the enterprise market."

  • Caldera teams with ExecuTrain for OpenLearning (Nov 17, 2000, 08:38)
    "Caldera Systems has announced that the first three courses for its OpenLinux Solution Series are complete and the courses will be delivered through ExecuTrain training centres throughout Australia."

  • LinuxWorld: Government Linux users gather in Washington, D.C. (Nov 17, 2000, 01:36)
    "The companies supplying the federal government with Linux and open source products and services met with the agencies they served in the First Annual Federal Linux Users' Conference. Though attendance was low, organizers and many vendors remained optimistic about governmental use of Linux."