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IT Management Linux News for Aug 28, 2001

  • CNET: Compaq: Big business still leery of Linux (Aug 28, 2001, 22:20)
    "'The No. 1 reason corporations are hesitant to deploy Linux in the enterprise surrounds the very nature of the open-source model,' [Compaq CTO Shane] Robison said at the opening keynote address at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. Specifically, corporations worry about the large number of companies and individuals responsible for various Linux components, he said. 'Linux lacks a one-stop point of contact.'"

  • Yahoo!/Reuters: Corel to Sell Linux Operating System Unit-Sources (Aug 28, 2001, 19:30)
    "A source close to the negotiations told Reuters on Tuesday that a newly formed company called Xandros will pay $2 million for the Linux unit, a division that comprised about 14 percent of Corel's total business as of January 2001."

  • Investor's Business Daily: IBM, Software Firm Take Linux-Based System To Street (Aug 28, 2001, 07:45)
    "IBM Corp. plans to announce Tuesday that the electronic trading service that supplies brokers with data from the New York and American stock exchanges is shifting its key applications to Linux."