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Dell now has begun selling two models of its laptops with Linux preinstalled.
of its laptops with Linux preinstalled. The products, the Latitude CPX and the Inspiron 7500, come with Red Hat Linux 6.1 and are certified by Linuxcare. The Inspirons with Linux are available now, but the Latitudes will be available Feb. 4, according to a company representative. The move has been expected since last August. The CPX is the top-of-the-line model of Dell's Latitude line, slimmer and more expensive than the Inspirons, which are designed to be more like replacements for desktop computers.
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At Least It Hasn’t Been Renamed Linux 2001
Linus Torvalds and the Linux community released another test version of the Linux 2.4 kernel in late May, 2000. New features are delaying this version which was
It Hasn’t Been Renamed Linux 2001 At Least It Hasn't Been Renamed Linux 2001 C. McNulty - July 6, 2000 Event Summary On May 24, 2000, Linus Torvalds and the Linux Kernel Archives released an unannounced test version of the 2.4.0 Linux kernel. As Torvalds remarked (in May 2000), It doesn't really exist yet. 2.4 was originally slated for October 1999 release. Industry observers now expect Linux 2.4 to be finished no earlier than year-end 2000. However, when asked about delays to Red Hat distributions
Red Hat’s Linux Domination Weakens
Red Hat still controls the Linux market, but now it’s getting some competition from SuSE, Caldera, and TurboLinux.
Hat’s Linux Domination Weakens Red Hat's Linux Domination Weakens R. Krause - September 13, 2000 Event Summary According to recently figures from IDC, Red Hat was still the #1 distributor of the Linux operating system in 1999 by a wide margin, with a 48% share of the copies shipped. Trailing Red Hat were German vendor SuSE with a 15% share, and Caldera Systems and TurboLinux with 10% each. (See Figure 1) Bringing up the rear were MandrakeSoft (4%) and Corel (1%). Figure 1. A potential area of concern
Informix Holds Fire Sale on Linux Database
Informix announced its continued commitment and investment to the Linux community with the release of Foundation.2000 and Cloudscape 3.0 on Linux.
Holds Fire Sale on Linux Database Event Summary NEW YORK, February 2, 2000-Informix Corporation (NASDAQ: IFMX), the technology leader in the software infrastructure for the i.Economy and a leading Linux vendor, at LinuxWorld 2000 announced its continued commitment and investment to the Linux community with the release of Foundation.2000 and Cloudscape 3.0 on Linux. Informix committed to bring all core server products to the Linux platform, including its business intelligence suite. Linux demonstrated
IBM Jumps on the Linux Bandwagon with Both Feet, Sort Of
IBM is refocusing its corporate-wide Internet software efforts around Linux, creating a new Linux Group within the Enterprise Server Division.
Jumps on the Linux Bandwagon with Both Feet, Sort Of Event Summary January 10, 2000 12:30 PM ET - IBM is refocusing its corporate-wide Internet software efforts around Linux, a move it hopes will legitimize the open-source movement for large corporations while reviving its own flagging enterprise server business. In the process, IBM has dismantled the four-year-old Internet Division and has established a new Linux group under the Enterprise Server Division. The new group will be headed by former
Dell to Factory-Install Red Hat Linux on Servers
Red Hat, Inc., and Dell Computer Corporation today extended their strategic alliance, with Dell committing to factory-install Red Hat Linux on all future and
to Factory-Install Red Hat Linux on Servers Event Summary RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 6, 1999--Red Hat, Inc., and Dell Computer Corporation today extended their strategic alliance with a worldwide service and support agreement and a commitment from Dell to factory-install Red Hat Linux on all future and currently shipping Dell PowerEdge server models. Dell, the number No. 2 PC server provider worldwide, was the first major systems vendor to factory-install Red Hat Linux on its
VA Linux Releases NAS Server
Trying to break into the growing Network-Attached Storage market, Linux-based hardware manufacturer VA Linux has announced the release of its 9205 NAS storage
Linux Releases NAS Server VA Linux Releases NAS Server R. Krause - September 26, 2000 Event Summary VA Linux Systems, Inc. recently introduced the VA Linux 9205 NAS system, a 2U (3.5-inch-high) storage appliance that leverages VA's expertise in Open Source software and high-density Linux systems engineering. The VA Linux 9205 NAS is VA's first network-attached storage (NAS) solution, complementing the company's product line, which is the industry's broadest selection of 1U and 2U rackmount Linux
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.
Sharpens Its Linux 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
Come See the Softer Side of Linux?
Three hardware manufacturers, trying to upgrade the scalability and manageability of Linux servers, announced major Linux server initiatives at LinuxWorld in
scalability and manageability of Linux servers, announced major Linux server initiatives at LinuxWorld in New York. VA Linux Systems: VA Cluster Manager VA Linux Systems (Sunnyvale, Calif.) demonstrated its VA Cluster Manager (VACM), pronounced vacuum by its development team. VACM, which will go into its beta test phase this week, is expected to become generally available sometime in the second quarter. VACM can be used either for managing large clusters of Linux servers or for general-purpose, remote
Microsoft Readies Win2K Datacenter for Defeaturing
Microsoft has started telling the world that the Datacenter version of Windows 2000 will not only be delayed, but also is not yet scaling up to 32-processor
do not presently believe Linux will use this particular delay to make greater inroads into Windows' market share, because there is still no flagship clustering/multiprocessor product. (The Beowulf clustering solution is reasonably well known within the Linux world, but it's not yet a Datacenter killer .) Note the wording this particular delay : we believe Linux will generally continue its growth curve, closing the market share gap between it and Windows NT/2000. Glossary: HALT = Highly Accelerated
Oracle Enhances Its Virtual Desktop Client Solutions for Mobile Devices
With the release of Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 1.2 for Tablets, Oracle will be making available a new set of features to provide support for Android, in
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The Multiple of Multi-platform KVM Technologies
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Sun to Make Solaris Source Code Available
Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to make the source code of its Solaris operating system freely available to the public.
success of the popular Linux operating system. (Sun's complete product line of servers and workstations run on Solaris, its version of the Unix operating system.) Sun is not going to give away Solaris, but does plan to make the source code available under its community-source license, according to Greg Papadopoulos, the company's chief technology officer. (Note: Source code is the computer instructions that set out exactly how the program works.) Market Impact Sun is presently the Unix market leader,
In the latest escalation in the battle between Windows and Linux, directions on how to replace each with the other have been published on the Web by their
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Migrating to Linux: Application Challenges and Solutions
Linux operating systems are taking the world by storm, and have seen double-digit growth rates for seven consecutive quarters. With its promise of higher
Application Challenges and Solutions Linux operating systems are taking the world by storm, and have seen double-digit growth rates for seven consecutive quarters. With its promise of higher performance and better stability and security, Linux has become the alternative to traditional Windows-based servers. By deploying Linux in key strategic areas and taking advantage of application publishing solutions, you can lower your costs and speed time-to-market.
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