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THE LINUX REPORT InfoWorld.com November 24, 1999
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THE LATEST IN LINUX FROM INFOWORLD

* IBM pumps up support for Linux app developers
* Check Point targets Linux users
* Linux creator Torvalds extols open-source way
* Cowpland outlines Corel's Linux strategy

IBM PUMPS UP SUPPORT FOR LINUX APP DEVELOPERS

Seeing a steady increase in the development of server-based Linux applications, IBM is making yet another investment in the open-source operating system, announcing plans Tuesday to significantly expand its Solution Partnership Centers (SPC) where developers can customize and test their applications.

Over the next few months, according to IBM officials, the company will increase the number of its SPCs from two to 14, to be spread over five different continents. These centers will offer developers free technical support as they port, test, and market their applications on all IBM platforms, particularly the company's PC-based Netfinity line of servers.

For the full story: http://www.infoworld.com/cgi-bin/displayStory.pl?991123.piibmlinux.htm

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CHECK POINT TARGETS LINUX USERS

Check Point Software Technologies' has created versions of its virtual private networks (VPN) and its security solution for the Linux platform to help Linux users keep prying eyes on the Internet at bay.

Check Point announced Tuesday that its Secure Virtual Network (SVN) architecture for the Red Hat Linux OS will give Linux users access to the same security protection already available on other operating platforms.

For the full story: http://www.infoworld.com/cgi-bin/displayStory.pl?991116.iccheck.htm

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LINUX CREATOR TORVALDS EXTOLS OPEN-SOURCE WAY

LAS VEGAS -- Just 24 hours after Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates gave his Comdex opening keynote, Linux inventor Linus Torvalds used his speech Monday to poke a little fun at the world's richest man while also updating the road map for the Linux kernel and the progress of the open-source movement.

Torvalds also tantalized the sell-out crowd here Monday night by announcing that his company Transmeta, would reveal details on Jan. 19, 2000, about its plans to deliver a "smart CPU," a chip he claimed would be a microprocessor built with software. Pressed by members of the audience to describe the nature of the chip, Torvalds declined.

For the full story: http://www.infoworld.com/cgi-bin/displayStory.pl?991116.pitorvalds.htm

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COWPLAND OUTLINES COREL'S LINUX STRATEGY

LAS VEGAS -- Corel President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Cowpland on Tuesday outlined some of the reasons the Canadian applications company is betting heavily on the Linux operating system.

Speaking at a keynote address here at Comdex, Cowpland explained his company's strategy around Linux, praising it as an operating system that offers freedom and reliability.

For the full story: http://www.infoworld.com/cgi-bin/displayShow.pl?991116.piCorelplans.htm

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THE LINUX REPORT InfoWorld.com December 1, 1999
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THE LATEST IN LINUX FROM INFOWORLD

* IBM pumps up support for Linux app developers
* Check Point targets Linux users

IBM PUMPS UP SUPPORT FOR LINUX APP DEVELOPERS

Seeing a steady increase in the development of server-based Linux applications, IBM is making yet another investment in the open-source operating system, announcing plans Tuesday to significantly expand its Solution Partnership Centers (SPC) where developers can customize and test their applications.

Over the next few months, according to IBM officials, the company will increase the number of its SPCs from two to 14, to be spread over five different continents. These centers will offer developers free technical support as they port, test, and market their applications on all IBM platforms, particularly the company's PC-based Netfinity line of servers.

For the full story: http://www.infoworld.com/cgi-bin/displayStory.pl?991123.piibmlinux.htm

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CHECK POINT TARGETS LINUX USERS

Check Point Software Technologies' has created versions of its virtual private networks (VPN) and its security solution for the Linux platform to help Linux users keep prying eyes on the Internet at bay.

Check Point announced Tuesday that its Secure Virtual Network (SVN) architecture for the Red Hat Linux OS will give Linux users access to the same security protection already available on other operating platforms.

For the full story: http://www.infoworld.com/cgi-bin/displayStory.pl?991116.iccheck.htm


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THE LINUX REPORT InfoWorld.com December 8, 1999
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THE LATEST IN LINUX FROM INFOWORLD:

* Dell welcomes servers to Linux install offer
* Sun, Inprise to bring Java 2 Platform to Linux
* Red Hat wins Autozone contract
* VA Linux picks distribution partner for Debian
GNU/Linux bundle

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DELL WELCOMES SERVERS TO LINUX INSTALL OFFER

Dell announced today its plans to give customers the option of having Red Hat Linux 6.1 factory installed by Dell on all current and future orders of their PowerEdge server models.

The decision makes Dell the first major systems vendor to factory-install Red hat Linux across its entire server line.

For the full story: http://www.infoworld.com/articles/el/xml/99/12/06/991206eldelred.xml

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SUN, INPRISE TO BRING JAVA 2 PLATFORM TO LINUX

Sun Microsystems and Inprise on Thursday will announce plans to jointly develop a version of the Java 2 Platform for Linux, sources close to the companies said. The cooperative effort demonstrates that both companies believe Linux is rapidly becoming a legitimate operating system in the enterprise.

The proposed version would enable developers to develop and deploy Java applications significantly faster for Linux-based servers. It would also simplify the process of moving existing Java-based applications to Linux, officials from the two companies said.

For the full story: http://www.infoworld.com/articles/pi/xml/99/12/01/991201pilinuxjava.xml

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RED HAT WINS AUTOZONE CONTRACT

Red Hat, Inc. has further fueled its rapidly growing services business, by signing a deal with AutoZone to provide consulting and support services for Autozone's network of 3,000 Linux-based Intranet terminals spread across the country.

Autozone, which sells auto and light truck parts and accessories through its 2,711 stores, made its decision based on the ability to easily customize Red Hat's Linux operating system to its operation as well as the technical support it would gain in building the necessary underpinnings that will support it.

For the full story: http://www.infoworld.com/articles/pi/xml/99/12/01/991201piredauto.xml

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VA LINUX PICKS DISTRIBUTION PARTNER FOR DEBIAN GNU/LINUX BUNDLE

VA Linux Systems Wednesday announced a deal to partner with Loki Entertainment Software to sell the Debian GNU/Linux retail product directly to customers.

The Debian GNU/Linux bundle takes the form of a CD containing 1,440 open-source software programs including Sun Microsystems' StarOffice personal office suite of desktop applications. It also includes the "apt-get" tool, which is designed for users to easily download free network updates to all of the software included on the CD.

For the full story: http://www.infoworld.com/articles/pi/xml/99/12/01/991201pivalinux.xml


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THE LINUX REPORT InfoWorld.com December 15, 1999
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THE LATEST IN LINUX FROM INFOWORLD:

* Linuxcare expands services worldwide
* VA Linux IPO soars almost 700 percent
* Dell welcomes servers to linux install offer

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LINUXCARE EXPANDS SERVICES WORLDWIDE

Linuxcare on Tuesday announced plans to open nine global service centers in an effort to expand its services for customers that use Linux worldwide.

The service centers will focus on areas such as parallel computing and clustering, application porting, and custom versions of Linux and Linux applications. The company also announced that it has signed a new contract with Dell Computer to expand the services that it currently offers to Dell's Linux customers.

For the full story: http://www.infoworld.com/articles/pi/xml/99/12/14/991214pilinuxcare.xml

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VA LINUX IPO SOARS ALMOST 700 PERCENT

VA Linux Systems' share value rose nearly 700 percent following its initial public offering Thursday, setting a record for a first-day percentage gain on Wall Street.

VA Linux, which started the day with an offer price of $30, saw its shares rise to a high of $320 before closing at $239.25, up a whopping 697.5 percent, on a volume of 7.68 million shares.

For the full story: http://www.infoworld.com/articles/pi/xml/99/12/09/991209pivalinux.xml

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DELL WELCOMES SERVERS TO LINUX INSTALL OFFER

Dell announced today its plans to give customers the option of having Red Hat Linux 6.1 factory installed by Dell on all current and future orders of their PowerEdge server models.

The decision makes Dell the first major systems vendor to factory-install Red hat Linux across its entire server line.

For the full story: http://www.infoworld.com/articles/el/xml/99/12/06/991206eldelred.xml

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THE LINUX REPORT InfoWorld.com December 22, 1999
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THE LATEST IN LINUX FROM INFOWORLD:

* Vendors spell out plan for Linux-based handwriting recognition software
* Red Hat's third-quarter sales jump, but company still sees losses
* Adobe details its app support for Linux
* Xybernaut reveals support for Linux on its "wearable" PC

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VENDORS SPELL OUT PLAN FOR LINUX-BASED HANDWRITING RECOGNITION SOFTWARE

Communication Intelligence Corp. (CIC) on Tuesday announced that it will co-develop a Linux-based handwriting recognition and electronic-signature software development kit that company officials believe could result in the creation of a range of different products for several categories of wireless Internet appliances.

Based around CIC's Jot handwriting system and its InkTools development kit, CIC and Middlesoft, a San Francisco-based start-up, jointly will integrate the finished products into Middlesoft's graphical user interface.

For the full story: http://www.infoworld.com/articles/pi/xml/99/12/21/991221picic.xml

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RED HAT'S THIRD-QUARTER SALES JUMP, BUT COMPANY STILL SEES LOSSES

Citing steady global demand for its products, Red Hat on Monday reported a healthy jump in third-quarter revenue but still posted a net loss for the quarter ending Nov. 30.

The Linux distributor's revenue for its third quarter totaled $5.4 million, up 63 percent from $3.3 million in the same period a year ago. It also recorded a net loss of $3.6 million, or 5 cents per share for the quarter, compared to net income of $100,000, or no cents per share in the third quarter of fiscal 1999.

For the full story: http://www.infoworld.com/articles/pi/xml/99/12/20/991220piredhat.xml

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ADOBE DETAILS ITS APP SUPPORT FOR LINUX

Publishing software company Adobe Systems will make its applications available for the Linux operating system.

Adobe has released a Linux beta version of its Adobe FrameMaker, and its Adobe Acrobat Distiller software will be available on Linux in the first quarter of next year, the company said in a statement Wednesday.

For the full story: http://www.infoworld.com/articles/pi/xml/99/12/16/991216piadobe.xml

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XYBERNAUT REVEALS SUPPORT FOR LINUX ON ITS "WEARABLE" PC

Xybernaut on Tuesday announced that its Mobile Assistant IV wearable computer is available running the Linux operating system.

The Mobile Assistant IV is a full PC that connects wirelessly to a customer's network, and porting it to Linux will help satisfy customer requests that have heated up in the past three or four months, especially from Europe, according to John Moynahan, chief financial officer and senior vice president at Xybernaut.

For the full story: http://www.infoworld.com/articles/pi/xml/99/12/15/991215pixyber.xml

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