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IT Management Linux News for Nov 21, 2000

  • Enterprise Linux Today: Mission Critical Linux Confirms Compatibility of Clustering Solution with Panasonic DVD-RAM Drives (Nov 21, 2000, 20:04)
    "Convolo Cluster Provides Application Failover Support for Rewritable DVD Drives/Libraries in Linux Environments."

  • Ch@nnelWeb: Ebiz Acquires Jones, Forms Linux/SCO White Box Powerhouse (Nov 21, 2000, 19:08)
    "Solution providers with both Linux and SCO Unix offerings praised the deal. The acquisition will help move SCO solutions partners to Linux..."

  • National Post: Corel may put Linux on block (Nov 21, 2000, 18:09)
    "'In order for [the business] to be successful, it needs to be bigger than it is,' Derek Burney, the chief executive, said yesterday. 'There are a number of ways to do that. We could acquire the missing pieces, we could merge with someone, or we could simply sell it. We are prepared to look at any possibility.'"

  • Business Week: There's Plenty of Life Left in VA Linux (Nov 21, 2000, 17:43)
    "So, what is VA Linux to do? ... It now has to make up for the lost business by selling massive amounts of hardware to the enterprise market, otherwise known as really big companies. ...most large companies already have entrenched relationships with the likes of IBM and Sun Microsystems... Nevertheless, such companies are allowing VA Linux to get a foot in the door. Of the $56 million in first-quarter sales, nearly 5% came from the large-enterprise market."

  • The Register: Where next for Corel? (Nov 21, 2000, 15:58)
    "...Corel could pick up some valuable expertise in Microsoft-flavoured middleware. But if so, it would do well to heed the example of Borland, the company it so nearly acquired earlier this year, which also went paddling furiously up Middleware Creek about three years ago."

  • Yahoo/Reuters: MusicMatch releases Linux Jukebox product (Nov 21, 2000, 07:00)
    "Until now the Linux community has had very few options for experiencing the freedom of digital music."