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Analyst Rob Enderle is enjoining the Linux community to start thinking more strategically and to move against the real threat that SCO represents - as a spreader of fear, uncertainty, and doubt about Linux.
Microsoft's lawyers have fired a shot across the bows of San Diego-based Lindows, Inc.
Our Monday round-up of the current goings-on in the world of Linux, viewed through the lens of the world's journals, magazines, newspapers, and Web sites.
HP has announced that it will offer legal idemnification to HP customers who purchase Linux-bundled computers from the San Jose-based company.
LinuxWorld's regular round-up of quotable quotes about Linux, culled from the world's print and online media.
According to reports this week, the Ford Motor Co is sticking with Microsoft as its desktop OS, but will most likely migrate in the future to Linux – on Intel hardware – for its server-based apps.
Linus Torvalds and Alan Cox on Sunday wrote an Open Letter to the Honourable Pat Cox, the President of the European Parliament, and to members of the European Parliament. Read the full text here.
Computer users need to be taught to value freedom, says Richard Stallman, so they will defend it - and recognizing the value of freedom yourself is the first step in helping to do this.
'Groklaw' - a technology legal news and research Web site currently dedicated to covering the SCO litigation and related news and run by a group from from the open source / free software community - is next to join the open-letter game, with a 'Dear Darl' letter of their own, in reply ...
Try reading this delicious spoof, just posted on Slashdot.
This week's round-up of Linux news, views, and schmooze...culled from the world's online and print publications.
'Why is IBM supporting Linux?' is the rhetorical question posed at the Linux at IBM Web site. 'Because we admire it, we believe in it, we need it and it's good for customers. And, well - it's a lot of fun.' IBM is currently demonstrating its commitment with six short animations featu...
An anti-money-laundering guru by the name of Nigel Morris-Cotterill today applauded the release of Sun Microsystems' low-cost, Linux-based Java Desktop System, saying 'the cost of technology is a limiting factor on the ability of financial services businesses around the world to comply...
In a combustible week like this, our regular Wednesday round-up of Linux stories in the newspapers, magazines, and Web sites of the world is naturally a little more comprehensive than usual.
In the time-honored activist tradition of the Linux community, and in the wake of SCO's announcement this week of a worldwide city-to-city tour 'to showcase the latest SCO technology advancements,' Dee-Ann LeBlanc proposes a counter-SCO tour, a Linux tour with local LUGs in each of the...
Sun's EVP Software, Jonathan Schwartz, used the occasion of the first day of the SunNetwork event in San Francisco this morning to take the wraps off what Sun is hoping will be the winner in the 'Desktop War' it is proposing to wage on Microsoft.
OpenOffice.org (OOo) is an open source replacement for the Microsoft Office suite. From all accounts, OOo is gaining significant momentum with over 16 million downloads recorded and countless installations from CD-ROM according to the OOo Web site. It's also the subject of a recent bo...
In a phone conversation today with Erik Monninkhof, CFO and co-founder of Dupaco, the sole distributor of SCO product in the Netherlands, LinuxWorld Magazine's senior editor James Turner learned that it's not just competing Linux distributions that are suffering since SCO changed manag...
The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, D.C., is the first customer under SGI's global beta program to install a 128-processor single system image SGI Altix 3000 supercomputer. The record-setting system will help military and civilian researchers push the boundaries of open-so...
Lindows.com has introduced 'Always On-Call Support' service, offering toll-free 800 number assistance to LindowsOS customers at any time, day or night, without per-call or per-incident charges.
From the start, questions have surrounded the process and people SCO used to determine the alleged code violations in Linux, from the phantom MIT mathematics department team which MIT itself can’t identify to SCO saying this week that it has no idea what the history of a particular sni...
The creator of Linux himself has, not unnaturally, joined the SCO-vs-the-Rest-of-the-World fray, telling the CEO of SCO Group, Darl McBride: 'Please grow up.'
Bruce Perens and 'ESR' (Eric S. Raymond) have just issued an Open Letter in response to yesterday's Darl McBride missive - read it here on LinuxWorld.com right now.
In an open letter to the OS community, Darl McBride writes: 'The most controversial issue in the information technology industry today is the ongoing battle over software copyrights and intellectual property. This battle is being fought largely between vendors who create and sell propr...
Linux.SYS-CON.com's editor-in-chief Kevin Bedell takes issue with the recent publication of Darl McBride's open letter to the community regarding the SCO claim.
Old father Linux may be 12 years old this month, but little Google is already 5.
LinuxWorld Magazine fans will be pleased to know that international advisory board member Wim Coekearts is one of the 12 'gurus' selected by Oracle for star treatment at OracleWorld this week.
The next car you buy might be safer and stronger, thanks to Linux! Audi is using a Linux Networx Evolocity II (E2) MAGMASOFT cluster to simulate components for the new Audi Space Framefor future car models. The E2 MAGMASOFT system has helped speed simulations from two weeks to two days...
'Linux gives us the power we need to crush those who oppose us...' says the lead character in a Flash animation that's doing the rounds of the Web right now. 'I don't see why most people don't run Linux.' But there's a twist in the tale.
Linux is the path to a bright new future for Taiwan, a leading industry analyst said yesterday. Development of a Linux-based operating system is essential if Taiwan is to avoid missing a great business opportunity in the near future, he asserted.
The goal of every darkside hacker is to get the target system to do something you don't want it to do. A primary example is buffer overruns - one of those things that every first-year programming student should be taught to avoid, yet one that is still used with great frequency by hac...
'This strategic alliance with HP will drive the adoption of enterprise Linux in China,' says Red Flag Software's President and CEO.
In celebration of the twelfth anniversary of the birth of the Linux software, a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill known as ibiblio.org has designated September 2003 as 'Linux Month.'
Before the end of this month, according to a CNET Report, about 1,000 Linux users in the US will find an invoice from the SCO Group in their mail - threatening court action if the users fail to pay.
Three major universities have selected Linux on IBM POWER technology to build the Library of Congress's first centralized online catalog of film, television, and digital video images from libraries, national archives, museums, and broadcasting companies.
The chief information officer of Australian telecom giant Telstra, Jeff Smith, has announced that the company is going to deploy open-source software company-wide. His aim? To halve, within 3 years, Telstra's $1.5 billion IT spend.
This week's round-up of how Linux is currently being mentioned in the world's print, online, and related news media incorporates Australia, Japan, China, and Korea.
Can anyone beat this for the best-ever quote from the creator of Linux?
SGI and SuSE Linux have announced plans to offer, for the first time, a fully supported 64-processor system running a fully supported, enterprise-grade Linux operating system - expected to be available in October.
In a statement posted on its Web site, MontaVista Software reassures its customers and partners that it 'believes that the lawsuit has no real merit, and so has minimal or no implications for companies developing embedded applications with MontaVista Linux, nor for users and consumers ...


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