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  • InfoWorld: How A Dream Works (Oct 23, 2001, 22:32)
    "As is the situation at many companies, Dreamworks' IT budget is not an infinite resource. To that end, Leonard is making a name for himself as an example of how Linux can be cost-efficiently deployed in large-scale environments. 'My background is software, so I've always been fascinated with shareware, emerging software, and just creating interesting, cool applications,' Leonard says. 'But I wasn't really involved in the Linux movement.'"

  • NewsForge: Learning from Mozilla's mistakes (Oct 23, 2001, 18:28)
    "When the Mozilla project started, it immediately became the number one poster child for Open Source software development. Now its luster is tarnished to the point where closed source advocates point to Mozilla as an example of how Open Source cannot compete one-on-one with proprietary software, in this case with Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Is this true? Or was Mozilla's development process, not the fact that it was Open Source, to blame for its problems?"

  • InfoWorld: Viva Linux in Las Vegas (Oct 23, 2001, 17:46)
    "As I wandered down aisle after aisle of corporations selling their wares to ISPs and ASPs , I saw no obvious sign of Linux or other open-source solutions. Yet, as is everything else in Las Vegas, nothing is ever as it appears."

  • CNET Tech giants pan anti-piracy mandate (Oct 23, 2001, 11:51)
    "After weeks of conference calls and quiet rallying of the troops, technology companies including Intel, IBM, Microsoft and Compaq Computer held a coming-out press conference Monday to oppose a broad copyright protection proposal being backed by Walt Disney and Sen. Ernest Hollings, D-S.C."

  • TransGaming Subscriptions Go Live, Gavriel State Interviewed (Oct 23, 2001, 02:20)
    More TransGaming news today: GameSpy interviews Gavriel State about the company's subscription model (wherein users vote with money to select which Windows games get specific attention to work under the company's WineX product); and TransGaming's new site, which offers the ability to subscribe has gone live today. Links to both items within.