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IT Management Linux News for Mar 26, 2001

  • LinuxPR: Ximian, Inc. Appoints Todd Miceli as CFO (Mar 26, 2001, 22:21)
    "Miceli to Drive Growth of Company and Open Source Market."

  • Open source proves winning ticket for Just Sports (Mar 26, 2001, 21:41)
    "Ron Lazarus, chief operating officer at California-based Just Sports, placed a bet that could cost him thousands of dollars when he approved the use of open source applications and tools to create his company's new transactional database management system. But it would prove one of the smartest business decisions he's ever made."

  • Shareholders Sue VA Linux As IPO Practices Are Called Into Question (Mar 26, 2001, 20:42)
    "The piling on is under way for VA Linux, the software company that became a symbol of the initial public offering craze a year ago. It's now threatened with becoming a poster child for everything that went wrong with late 1990s IPOs."

  • LinuxProgramming: Pythonworks Pro 1.2 Released (Mar 26, 2001, 20:41)
    "New features in 1.2 include improved support for Python 2.0, support for multiple pads and views, directory workspaces, lots of editor improvements, basic class browser, and improved EXE deployment support."

  • LinuxPlanet: Editor's Note: Do the Retail Linux Numbers Mean Anything? (Mar 26, 2001, 18:23)
    PC Data released its survey of Linux retail sales, and there's only three distributions that apparently matter anymore: SuSE, Red Hat, and Mandrake. But Kevin Reichard argues that the numbers don't really mean anything: since Linux can be acquired in any number of ways, the pure retail numbers only show what distributions are putting any effort at all into retail sales -- and little else.

  • National Post: Corel foresees profit months earlier than expected (Mar 26, 2001, 04:49)
    "Struggling software maker Corel Corp. said yesterday it expects to make a surprising profit during its first fiscal quarter, months earlier than the Ottawa-based company had expected."