A round-up of what's being said about Linux - including Groklaw's 'PJ' (Pamela Jones), OSDL's Lynn de la Torre, and others prominent in the world of Linux and open source. Today's selection also includes the left-of-field observation by Fred Locklear that 'MyDoom reignites the rift bet...
Feb. 6, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 8,992
Decatur Jones Equity Partners LLC, an equity research house that follows Red Hat, Citrix, Wind River and the SCO Group, the later making it a rarity, has cut its projection on revenues coming in to SCO from the SCOsource licensing effort by roughly 90%.
Feb. 6, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 11,851 Replies: 2
Looks like there's not going to be a mammoth, awe-inspiring IPO by Google this spring.
Feb. 6, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 8,924
Hard on the heels of announcing its first Chinese member just last week, the Open Source Development Labs consortium now says it has Japan's telco giant NTT on board.
Feb. 4, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 24,497
Round-up of online and print media, with what's being said about Linux this week by the likes of Dan Gillmor and Steven Vaughan-Nichols, as well as about MyDoom a and b by the security managers at Network Associates and MessageLabs. Plus a thought from Harvard, where Darl McBride on Mo...
Feb. 4, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,915 Replies: 2
KDE.org has just announced a major new release of its open source desktop environment, version 3.2. LinuxWorld brings you the announcement in full.
Feb. 3, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 34,223 Replies: 4
Writing in the UserLinux.com mailing lists, Bruce Perens has clarified once and for all: while it is not the chosen GUI of the UserLinux project, UserLinux *will* provide commercial support for KDE on the UserLinux Platform.
Feb. 2, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 37,270 Replies: 5
As you watched the SuperBowl extravaganza yesterday, you may have found yourself distracted by all the on-field excitement from noticing when they screened the latest IBM ad...you know, the one that featured Muhammad Ali with the blond-haired boy from Blue's ongoing Linux campaign. For...
Feb. 2, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 14,270 Replies: 7
An expert report just in confirms the sco.com outage and says that the worm W32/Mydoom@MM - also called Novarg, Shimg, and Mimail.R - is already having a deleterious effect on microsoft.com, too. As ever LinuxWorld does not in any way condone the perpetration of the virus but seeks to ...
Feb. 2, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 29,258 Replies: 1
Feb 1 is here. In the absence of any hard facts as to whether or not the SCO Web site is technically equipped to resist the 12-day long distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack scheduled to come its way from today by last week's worm W32/Mydoom@MM - also called Novarg, Shimg, and Mi...
Feb. 1, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 28,330
Asks one participant in the Groklaw.net discussion focusing on today's MyDoom vs SCO goings-on. LinuxWorld brings you the accompanying analysis in full. Its author concludes: 'I'm confused by what SCO is saying.'
Feb. 1, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 24,964
US Patent and Trademark Office officials have indicated that they are interested in an innovative contracting approach and in technologies such as Linux, J2EE/Java, IBM Corp. WebSphere and Java Studio Developer.
Feb. 1, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 33,227
The UK site Netcraft has just posted an update on the present status quo with SCO.com: as at 12:30 PM EST, SCO had done the public spirited thing and taken www.sco.com out of the DNS. 'This means,' says Netcraft's Mike Prettejohn, 'that there will be no more http traffic travelling acr...
Feb. 1, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 26,391 Replies: 2
OSDL is reaching now into the Middle Kingdom, with its latest new member: the quaintly named Beijing Co-Create Open Source Software Company.
Jan. 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 25,398
In the same week when Sun's Java guru James Gosling has said that Sun Microsystems' competition with Microsoft is a 'life-and-death kind of struggle,' Lindows.com has just sustained a wound in its own battle with Redmond.
Jan. 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 33,030 Replies: 3
In a story that would completely exonerate the Linux community, accused by SCO of perhaps being behind this week's e-mail virus, the Moscow Times is carrying a story this morning that the first e-mails infected with MyDoom back to addresses with Russian Internet providers.
Jan. 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 29,341
'SCO Offers $1/4M Reward, Alleging Virus To Be Part of the 'Linux War'' - 'Debian is Fastest-Growing Distro' - 'MandrakeSoft Reports First Profitable Quarter Since 1999' There's been no shortage of statements and counterstatements about Linux in the news this week, culled as usual from...
Jan. 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 20,990
Since Prescott, the next Intel desktop chip, is coming out on Tuesday, and since Yamhill has been described as Prescott on 64-bit steroids, we asked Intel about its alleged skunkworks answer to the currently styled AMD64 hybrid 32/64-bit architecture.
Jan. 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 10,977
Yesterday's virus activity was very likely assembled 'for the purpose of defaming the Linux developers by spammers, SCO, or others,' alleges Bruce Perens.
Jan. 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 33,632
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is one of many newspapers to analyze the high-profile 'Get the Facts' (about Linux and Open Source) campaign launched by Microsoft last week.
Jan. 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 8,863 Replies: 2
MandrakeSoft's CEO Francois Bancilhon, Xandros's chairman Frederick Berenstein, CA's Sam Greenblatt, Oracle's Wim Coekaerts - leading members of the computing industry are solidifying their Linux products at an ever-increasing pace and to help you make sense of it all, SYS-CON Radio, ...
Jan. 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 38,587 Replies: 1
For the benefit of LinuxWorld, OSDL wheeled out its new Desktop Linux working group initiative and said it's targeted at developing requirements and specifications for a range of Linux desktop environments for the enterprise. An exploratory committee that includes Red Hat, Novell, ...
Jan. 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 25,199
SCO Group CEO Darl McBride has been writing letters again. This time he's taken his case to Washington and written to all the senators and congressmen warning them about the threat of open source and the GPL, which he calls 'a much more serious threat to our capitalist system than ...
Jan. 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 21,093
In defense of the General Public License it created and with SCO on the edge of suing a big Linux end user, the Free Software Foundation took to the pulpit again to decry SCO and its IP claims.
Jan. 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 25,605
Wednesday morning Novell came up with a formal retort to SCO filing suit against it. Basically an exercise in name-calling. It said, 'This lawsuit illustrates that SCO's campaign against enterprise adoption of Linux is foundering. It seems that litigation has now become SCO's principal...
Jan. 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 26,621 Replies: 2
Sun is setting up a new java.net community for Linux developers and promising expanded support for Java-based development tools and project infrastructure on Solaris, Linux, and Windows.
Jan. 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 32,012
Ex-Microsoft senior executive Douglas Levin has started a company named Black Duck Software in memory of a childhood pet. He says the company is as different as, well, a black duck in a colony of penguins. He says that he has no competition and that Black Duck, in a timely development,...
Jan. 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 7,471
Jack Messman, CEO of Novell, had the honor of giving the opening keynote at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo today in New York - at only his second-ever LinuxWorld. That in itself is indicative of just how fast Novell has moved into Linux, he said, adding: 'With Linux you can simply do mor...
Jan. 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 38,115 Replies: 1
The SCO Group today filed suit against Novell for what is called in legal circles slander of title for disparaging SCO's ownership of Unix.
Jan. 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 31,898
HP's Stormy Peters, IBM's Dan Frye, Sun's Simon Phipps, Red Hat's Michael Tiemann and Oracle's Dave Dargo have all been making statements, in advance of LinuxWorld Conference & Expo next week, about the general 'state of the union' for Linux/open source.
Jan. 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 29,085
In Australia to attend a conference, where he has been following GNOME sessions with particular interest, Linus Torvalds has been saying that he thinks that in all likelihood 'normal users' won't see a Linux desktop for 10 years.
Jan. 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 41,301
Linux is looming larger and larger in HP's annual revenue picture, with $2.5 billion last year alone coming from Linux products and services, up a massive 40% from the previous year.
Jan. 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,336
Was Loki Software's demise caused by a cheap Linux market or not? Gaming Industry Editor Dee-Ann LeBlanc wonders if Loki was just 'an idea slightly ahead of its time,' and urges game publishers to continue putting a serious effort into Linux clients.
Jan. 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 31,464 Replies: 2
Despite the PR nirvana that LinuxWorld Conference & Expo next week would seem to represent, the scuttlebutt suggests that the SCO Group won't be dropping an attention-riveting end-user suit in the middle of it, says Maureen O'Gara.
Jan. 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 10,336
The judge supervising Microsoft's $1.1 billion California settlement of those class-action allegations that it overcharged for Windows has pulled the plug on Lindows' scheme to route claims through the MSfreePC.com Web site it set up for the purpose to basically skim off some of the re...
Jan. 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 27,646 Replies: 1
Another key player at LWNY, needless to say, will be Novell. Can the Utah-based company still have more Linux shots in its locker, even after the SUSE acquisition announced this week? Apparently so.
Jan. 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 25,516
Novell and the SUSE LINUX acquisition beats all-comers to the headline stakes right now, for obvious reasons. Here's a round-up that includes Novell CEO Jack Messman's 'How to Buy a Linux Distro 101' - in case you were thinking of snagging one yourself.
Jan. 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 34,697
Red Hat's Matthew Szulik sets off on a 3-day trip to India next week. Will he be spending any of the $600 million war chest that Red Hat announced on Monday?
Jan. 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 33,285
That IBM is going to have a high profile in the Linux space, we already knew. Later this year it's going to unleash 'Stinger' - a.k.a. DB2 8 - which it is already unveiling at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo next week.
Jan. 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 11,801
'Combining Novell's global presence and deep knowledge of enterprise software with SUSE LINUX's powerful technology makes Novell one of the strongest options for enterprise Linux literally overnight,' says Jack Messman, chairman and CEO of Novell.
Jan. 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 44,186