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IT Management Linux News for Dec 19, 2000

  • Oracle Ships Update to Its Internet File System (2000-12-19 21:59:35)
    "Features Partnerships With Symantec, ValiCert and TIBCO; Adds to XML, Java and WebDAV Support."

  • Progress Software Goes Open Source with CollabNet (2000-12-19 18:14:17)
    "Progress Software is making the source code available for its Version 9.1B 4GL-based application development tools, including AppBuilder, which supports development of GUI (Graphical User Interface); WebSpeed Workshop for development of Internet transaction processing applications; SmartObjects, components of the ADM, an advanced object-oriented programming framework; Internet Component Framework (ICF), which supports complex component-based business logic; Data Dictionary, which allows the creation and maintenance of database definitions; TranMan (translation manager), which facilitates the translation of applications into other languages; and Results, an end-user reporting tool."

  • Smart Partner: Linux Firms Sing The Big Blues; IBM good for Linux - maybe not for Linux companies (2000-12-19 17:46:27)
    "Linux executives, speaking on a condition of anonymity, say the current way of doing business with IBM is not as lucrative as they thought it would be. For instance, Red Hat, SuSE and TurboLinux believe they are not being well-compensated for agreeing to support IBM's complete eServer line."

  • InfoWorld: Open source databases establishing footholds (2000-12-19 09:09:05)
    "The combination of Linux and open source offerings is becoming an option to using Windows or proprietary Unix-based e-business application stacks."

  • MetaDot Releases 2.6.1 - Important Update (2000-12-19 08:08:14)
    New Tools & Stronger Security

  • NewsForge: Linux gaming parity: Don't hold your breath (2000-12-19 05:57:02)
    "Wiegand and others say it's hard to predict when and if Linux will catch up to Windows on the gaming desktop. 'It's probably far in the future, farther than I'd want to predict,' says Jeb Bolding, a senior analyst with Enterprise Management Associates in Colorado and a Linux user for five years."