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Linux Laptops from Dell
Dell now has begun selling two models of its laptops with Linux preinstalled.

linux desktops  The price for the Linux models is the same as for the Windows 98 models, the representative said. Dell has been selling servers, workstations, and business desktops with Linux preinstalled. All major hardware companies offer servers guaranteed to work with Linux, a clone of the network-friendly Unix operating system, but comparatively few have been offering Linux for laptops. One hurdle: Laptops often come with proprietary hardware that are more difficult for Linux programmers to support, though informal Read More...
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Be to Be FreeB(i)e
Be Inc. will offer the newest version of its operating system for free later this quarter. Version 5 for the desktop will be available for download to pre

linux desktops  trying to emulate, i.e. Linux and the growth of the open source market. People other than current Be-ophiles will be drawn to Be-based equipment for two reasons: (1) BeOS is not Microsoft , or (2) if sufficient applications exist to draw them. Being not Microsoft can be a good early draw, but long-term strategy requires applications. With less than 1000 Intel-compatible applications available from the Be, Inc. website (vs. approximately 100,000 for Windows), BeOS will need to get developers onboard ear Read More...
Corel and PC Chips to Accelerate Mass Desktop Deployment of Linux
Corel Corporation today announced its first major Linux(r) OEM alliance, which will see its Linux operating system, Corel(r) LINUX(r), bundled with every

linux desktops  Mass Desktop Deployment of Linux Event Summary November 1st, 1999 - Corel Corporation today announced its first major Linux OEM alliance, which will see its Corel Linux operating system bundled with every computer motherboard package shipped worldwide by the PC Chips group of companies. PC Chips will also ship Corel(r) WordPerfect(r) 8 for Linux and Corel WordPerfect Suite 8 OEM (for Windows(r)) with its motherboards. In addition, the alliance calls for a joint marketing campaign for a relationship on Cor Read More...
Microsoft Windows Me -- The Millennium DOES Begin in 2001
Windows Me, the operating system formerly known as Millennium Edition (TOSFKAME), will eliminate support for many networks. And it’s running late. La plus ça

linux desktops  should at least contemplate Linux desktops. After all, if Windows Me is delayed much more, it may never ship. BEGINLYX Read More...
Dell Sharpens Its Linux Focus
Building on its current Linux position, Dell will start shipping Linux-based systems that use file management software from developer Eazel.

linux desktops  Focus Dell Sharpens Its Linux Focus R. Krause - December 18, 2000 Event Summary [Source: CNET] November 30, 2000 - Dell Computer has announced a deal with Eazel , a developer of Linux-based software. Eazel's primary product is Nautilus , its file management software which runs on the GNOME desktop, which, along with KDE , is one of the two main desktops (user interfaces) used with Linux. Some of the terms have not been disclosed, but they appear to include pre-loading of Nautilus on Dell's Linux-based Read More...
TurboLinux Clusters One More Step Taken
TurboLinux Inc. debuted its anticipated TurboCluster Server, starting at $995 for two-node clusters. The product will scale to cluster 30 Intel-based servers.

linux desktops  interconnect drivers in the Linux cluster software. Finally, Enlightened Software Inc.'s cluster server management software will be bundled with TurboCluster as well, TurboLinux officials said. TurboLinux aims to create a profile as high as that of competitor Red Hat Software Inc. with this slew of announcements, officials said. Market Impact Presently, Windows NT does not support clusters of more than two servers 1 , so this product will provide a competitive advantage in situations where clusters are Read More...
Microsoft Kills a Flock of Birds with One Stone
Microsoft announces it is buying nearly 25% of the common shares of archrival Corel. Aside from giving Corel a much-needed infusion of funds, what does it mean?

linux desktops  a fashion) with a Linux offering There is persistent speculation that MS is looking into Linux. Gaining access to Corel Linux (although not mentioned as a driver for the deal) offers the following possibilities: It's the latest in the embrace/extend/extinguish (E3) practice about which MS-bashers have complained. It gives Microsoft a foothold in the Linux desktop space. Although Linux only has single-digit market penetration on the desktop, Corel's is considered to be the easiest to install. Having Read More...
Demand at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
Organizations globally, are contributing to increased demand for Free and open source software but vendors may not yet be meeting this demand. This article

linux desktops  some type of certified Linux training. As demand for Linux continues to increase, demand for Linux support ought to increase, so the number of trained professionals will need to grow. FOSS providing companies such as Red Hat and Novell both offer specialized training and certifications, plus there are independent organizations offering training, such as the Linux Professional Institute . It is disingenuous though, to only mention the number of trained professionals when considering support. The issue is Read More...
Red Hat Heads for the Cloud with OpenShift
It would be an understatement to say that Red Hat is an interesting enterprise software company. Since its founding in 1994 and initial public offering (IPO) in

linux desktops  “frozen” mature version of Linux whose support and maintenance the vendor could guarantee (for a fee) until the next mature version would be officially released (say, a few years later). This approach shields users from the potential disruptions of continual enhancements that the open-source community keeps bringing to the Linux kernel. Red Hat currently dominates the market for Linux, the open-source computer operating system (OS) and main rival to the Microsoft Windows OS (and other proprietary OS Read More...
IBM Server Line Redrawn
IBM has continued its renaming binge, moving from PCs to servers.

linux desktops  All servers will be Linux enabled The eServer product line will be separated into four series: zSeries - mainframes (although IBM no longer uses that term, apparently) pSeries - UNIX-based iSeries - mid-market xSeries - Intel-based Market Impact On the surface, this looks like the standard product line revamping/renaming that almost every company goes through from time to time. There were really no earth-shattering new products nor special features (with the possible exception of Capacity Upgrade on Read More...
Better Together: Blades, Linux, and Insight Control
In today’s datacenter, management costs have eclipsed all others. Server management puts a huge strain on IT budgets and, as a result, solutions that reduce

linux desktops  Together: Blades, Linux, and Insight Control In today’s datacenter, management costs have eclipsed all others. Server management puts a huge strain on IT budgets and, as a result, solutions that reduce costs by simplifying IT infrastructures and automating management processes are in high demand. Thankfully, a Linux-hosted management tool delivers automation for key management process—allowing your IT talent to focus on real-time business needs. Read More...
Inprise/Borland Challenges Other Vendors to Open-Source Their Database Code
In a move which will challenge other database vendors to open-source their SQL databases, Inprise/Borland Corporation has announced it is releasing the source

linux desktops  the forefront of the Linux database market by open-sourcing InterBase 6, the new version of its cross-platform SQL database. Inprise plans to release InterBase in open-source form for multiple platforms, including Linux, Windows NT, and Solaris, make the database available at no charge, and spin the InterBase division off into a separate company. Inprise will be taking a leadership role in the Open-Source movement by releasing InterBase 6 under an open-source license. We are taking this bold step Read More...
Demand at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
As we witness the inexorable increase in demand for Free and open source software (FOSS), many organizations have yet to glean the FOSS fundamentals. This

linux desktops  operating system known as Linux (often referred to as GNU/Linux), which was born in 1991. Another widely-used open source operating system is FreeBSD, which was born in 1993 (1979 if one were to trace its ancestors). Finally, an organization called the Open Source Initiative (OSI) began in 1998. These dates highlight the persistence of several significant organizations and projects, though there are other high-profile names that have been and continue to be integral parts in developing the FOSS Read More...
MainWin for Linux - NT Apps without NT
Business software solutions provider Mainsoft Corp. is moving its MainWin product, a Windows platform developed for UNIX, to the realm of the Linux open-source

linux desktops  for Linux - NT Apps without NT Event Summary October 20th, 1999 - Business software solutions provider Mainsoft Corp. will be offering its MainWin product, a Windows platform developed for UNIX, to the realm of the Linux open-source operating system. The move will, according to Mainsoft, accelerate the growth of Linux in the enterprise by expanding the development rate of business-critical applications available for the open-source environment. MainWin for Linux, expected to be offered in a Read More...

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