Tuesday, August 16, 2005

IBM's Mills: Linux Is Not Just For Unix Replacement


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August 16, 2005
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In this issue:

* IBM's Mills: Linux Is Not Just For Unix Replacement
* Open-Source Virtualization Beckons Users At LinuxWorld
* LinuxWorld SF: Stars Align For Open-source
* LinuxWorld SF: Open-source Database Enters Crowded Field
* Linuxworld SF: Red Hat Mulls Exchange Competitor
* Siebel Announces Plans To Support SUSE Linux
* LinuxWorld SF: Ritz Camera Looks To Linux For POS Apps
* LinuxWorld SF: GPL Upgrade Due In 2007
* LinuxWorld SF: USB Server Offers Linux To Go
* Q&A: SCO's Darl McBride On IBM Lawsuit, Future Plans

Computerworld Blogs:

* A $199 computer that runs OS X; what's wrong with Linux
* Spreading Linux through USB keys
* Gentoo LiveCD and installer

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IBM's Mills: Linux Is Not Just For Unix Replacement

In a Q&A session at LinuxWorld, IBM software division chief Steve Mills
talks about the state of Linux in IBM and in the IT industry.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103918,00.html?nlid=LIN

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Open-Source Virtualization Beckons Users At LinuxWorld

A look at the upcoming version of the Xen open-source virtual machine
software attracted a slew of Linux users at last week's LinuxWorld
show.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103917,00.html?nlid=LIN

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LinuxWorld SF: Stars Align For Open-source

A host of industry powerhouses rallied around open-source at the
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, with strategic partnerships formed among
key companies and the release of proprietary commercial code to the
community.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103946,00.html?nlid=LIN

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LinuxWorld SF: Open-source Database Enters Crowded Field

EnterpriseDB Corp. takes on MySQL AB, the open-source database leader,
and others with software based on the PostgreSQL open-source database.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103798,00.html?nlid=LIN

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Linuxworld SF: Red Hat Mulls Exchange Competitor

Red Hat officials aren't sure whether they should commercialize assets
acquired from America Online Inc.'s Netscape division, including
messaging and collaboration software that could yield an open-source
alternative to Microsoft Exchange Server.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103907,00.html?nlid=LIN

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Siebel Announces Plans To Support SUSE Linux

Siebel Systems became one of the last major enterprise
software vendors to offer a version of its suite of applications for
the Linux operating system.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103811,00.html?nlid=LIN

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LinuxWorld SF: Ritz Camera Looks To Linux For POS Apps

The announcement by Ritz Camera was one of several related to Linux
that emerged from the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103816,00.html?nlid=LIN

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LinuxWorld SF: GPL Upgrade Due In 2007

Upgrade may address issues such as resolving patent conflicts,
accommodating Web services, resolving incompatibilities with other
licenses and dealing with wikis.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103859,00.html?nlid=LIN

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LinuxWorld SF: USB Server Offers Linux To Go

The 1.6-oz. server has a built-in fingerprint reader and works with PCs
that are running Linux, Windows 2000 or Windows XP.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103860,00.html?nlid=LIN

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Q&A: SCO's Darl McBride On IBM Lawsuit, Future Plans

Darl McBride, president and CEO of The SCO Group, once thought his
company would be finished if it did not win its legal fight with IBM
over copyright infringement issues related to Linux. That's no longer
the case, he said this week.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103812,00.html?nlid=LIN

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COMPUTERWORLD BLOGS
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A $199 computer that runs OS X; what's wrong with Linux

According to this article a user has created a machine capable of running OS X
for just a tad under $200. First of all, I'm impressed that we are in a position
to make a $200 computer (albeit without keyboard or monitor) and it gives hope
to computers being more affordable for ...

http://www.computerworld.com/blogs/node/772?NLT_LIN

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Spreading Linux through USB keys

Supremely cool product alert...

Black Dog have announced a tiny computer, built into the form factor of a
slightly larger than usual USB key, which works just like one, too. The big
difference is that contained in the body of the key is a 400MHz PPC processor,
256MB or 512MB of storage, 64MB of RAM, an SD expansion ...

http://www.computerworld.com/blogs/node/752?NLT_LIN

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Gentoo LiveCD and installer

Gentoo have released v0.1 (alpha) of the Gentoo Linux Installer which consists
of a LiveCD running Gentoo that also includes the facilities for installing
Gentoo onto your hard drive. The LiveCD includes all the normal goodness we
associated with a LiveCD, including a fully running Linux system ...

http://www.computerworld.com/blogs/node/741?NLT_LIN

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