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IT Management Linux News for Jun 25, 2001

  • Compaq transfers Alpha technology to Intel, increases commitment to Itanium (2001-06-25 20:00:31)
    It's the end of the line for the Alpha chip, which was once positioned as a prime platform for Linux.

  • ZDNet/Yahoo!: Open source leaders duke it out (2001-06-25 16:26:16)
    No one's going to like any excerpt we offer on this piece, which involves Ransom Love getting around to responding to Richard Stallman calling Caldera "parasites." We're also fairly certain RMS won't care to be called an "open source" leader, as long as we're qualifying things. Beyond the sniping ("Did Richard Stallman ever invest £50m in Linux? We did.") is also a look at Mr. Love's attitude with regard to Linux as the basis of a successful business: "before [Red Hat] could become that successful, they had to develop proprietary software. So why are people so outraged? Because they want everything for free.