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: 31,595 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: 10,369
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: 27,777 Replies: 1
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: 33,457
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: 11,838
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: 25,624
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: 34,837
'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: 44,373
'So where is it all going?' It's the question every technology sage is always asked, and yet, of course, it's the question that's the most difficult to answer. Here at JDJ we decided nonetheless to ask a welter of the brightest and most prescient i-technology professionals what they ar...
Jan. 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 58,304
SCO continues to hit the headlines as today's deadline approaches to 'reveal all' about the infringements it alleges have been committed by IBM against its IP. Along with a selection of other Linux stories that have been hitting the wires in the past few turbulent days.
Jan. 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,636
LinuxWorld already reported back in November on the OSDL's determination to establish a legal defense fund in case SCO ever decided to litigate against Linus Torvalds. Now, apparently, it is widening the aims and scope of the fund - which it hopes will reach $10 million before too long...
Jan. 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 21,980 Replies: 1
A Reuters report is suggesting that, as predicted in these pages nearly 6 weeks ago, SCO's next target for an IP-infringement action may be Google.
Jan. 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 10,731 Replies: 8
At press time, the SCO Group expected that by Monday, January 12, it would turn over to IBM all the evidence it had of Linux' alleged infringement on SCO-owned Unix IP that IBM asked for in its motion to compel discovery last month, thereby meeting its court-imposed 30-day deadline, ac...
Jan. 9, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 33,941 Replies: 4
One way of conveying just how much went on in 2003 in the world of Linux, we thought, would be simply to summarize every LinuxWorld News Desk story topic since the launch of LinuxWorld Magazine in July 2003. Hold onto your hat and strap on your oxygen tank, it's a breathless ride...
Jan. 8, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 70,505 Replies: 2
IBM's CIO Bob Greenberg, according to a report circulating today, 'is encouraging senior execs at Big Blue to switch to a Linux desktop by the end of 2005.'
Jan. 8, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 34,602 Replies: 5
With Linux on the desktop now going so well for Sun, it's interesting to hear the CEO of BEA Systems too concede that 'it's not Java on the desktop that is going to keep Microsoft from owning all computing...' Read an exclusive interview here.
Jan. 8, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 37,932
Selection of reports on Linux from the world's magazines, newspapers, and Web sites. What's been said, by whom, and about what aspect of Linux/Open Source - all distilled for your reading convenience, and beginning today with the anti-Linux campaign being waged by Microsoft in Australi...
Jan. 7, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 26,516 Replies: 4
What are the logical implications of selecting 'Grandma' as the use case for UserLinux? David MacQuigg comes up with seven requirements.
Jan. 6, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 34,297 Replies: 14
A critical security vulnerability has been found in the Linux kernel memory management code in mremap(2) system call due to incorrect bound checks. The community, as ever, has reacted quickly to put matters right.
Jan. 6, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 29,150
Timely Linux viewpoints from: Groklaw's Pamela Jones; the community manager for OpenOffice.org, Louis Suarez-Potts; Investor's Business Daily's Patrick Seitz and others - culled from the world's magazines, newspapers, Web sites, and online communities.
Jan. 5, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,616
European Linux predictions, including the news that for mid-tier and large server applications in Europe, Apple's G5 is proving to be a real contender.
Jan. 4, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 8,069 Replies: 1
There are lies, damn lies, and then there are statistics. Here are the five stories that drew most reader feedback in the final quarter of 2003. Topping the chart - surprise surprise (not) - was the Linux community's outraged welter of responses to SCO CEO Darl McBride's 'Open Letter t...
Jan. 3, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 43,927
Predictions, predictions, predictions...including a follow-up to LinuxWorld's own speculation last week that 'Microsoft Linux' may be on its way in 2004 and Slashdot's 'Roblimo' (Robin Miller) on why The Linux Story will run and run...
Jan. 2, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 28,644 Replies: 3
'Annus mirabilis' - a miraculous year. Remind yourself just how much happened in 2003, by checking out this LinuxWorld review of the highlights.
Jan. 1, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 33,577
Sun's Jonathan Schwartz, eWeek's Stephen J. Vaughan-Nichols, and Javalobby's Rick Ross are among the executives and commentators whose remarks we've culled today from the newspapers, magazines, and Web sites of the Linux world.
Dec. 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 8,261
Paul Murphy, author of 'The Unix Guide to Defenestration' and 20-year veteran of the IT consulting industry, wrote this detailed piece for us in 2002 on how Microsoft's use of XML extensions for its Passport single sign-on service was 'fundamentally inconsistent with SGML principles.' ...
Dec. 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 16,773
It's that time of year again. The time when people are dusting off their New Year prognostications, including this one that has been doing the rounds of the Internet for a while. How about the thought that Redmond might in '04 port Windows to Linux?
Dec. 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 9,567 Replies: 14
Lest there is anyone still unaware of how vigorously Sun comports itself these days out there in the global marketplace for software, read this first-hand report from The Telegraph in Calcutta, India.
Dec. 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 44,464
34 years ago yesterday...28 December 1969.
Dec. 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 35,034 Replies: 1
Holiday round-up of the more significant analysis and commentary about Linux published in the course of the past week in newspapers, magazines, and Web sites around the world. From Linux pundits such as Marcel Gagne, and technology correspondents like Dan Gillmor, Paul Gillin, and Char...
Dec. 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 12,902
The VP of an IT company, who identifies himself as a very satisfied Red Hat 7.2 user, has written a piece explaining that nonetheless the Red Hat Network pricing point is way out of line for his company.
Dec. 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 13,978 Replies: 15
According to tests conducted at IBM's Linux Technology Center as part of the Linux Test Project, the Linux kernel and other core OS components are 'reliable and stable' over 30, 60, and 90 days, and can provide 'a robust, enterprise-level environment for customers over long periods of ...
Dec. 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 7,795 Replies: 2
Having failed to persuade the end-user establishment of the necessity of paying its so-called Linux tax, the SCO Group has upped the ante and last Thursday quietly started sending letters to maybe 3,000 end users, including 41 of the Fortune 100, that have source code licenses to SVR5...
Dec. 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 43,976 Replies: 15
It's dawned on Computer Associates, says Maureen O'Gara, that IBM pays it royalties for the SMP technology in AIX, IBM's version of Unix, because of the work done long ago by Unix icon Locus Computing Corporation. CA says it owns the Locus IP by virtue of its huge $3.5 billion cash pur...
Dec. 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 42,850 Replies: 7
'We are taking action today to formally communicate to UNIX source code licensees and certain commercial Linux end users that they must utilize SCO's intellectual property within the bounds of their existing legal agreements and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.' So says SCO's Chri...
Dec. 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 40,562 Replies: 7
On December 19, in a letter reproduced here, SCO named the files that it contends breach its IP. The next move is expected to come this week from the Linux kernel developers.
Dec. 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 42,344 Replies: 15
UserLinux - intended to be a system for business people - will be GNOME-based and will not include Qt or KDE components by default, says project leader Bruce Perens. 'Most of the software consolidation in UserLinux is going on by consensus,' he explains. However, he saw that no consens...
Dec. 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 65,229 Replies: 39
The KDE Group - a group of KDE and/or Debian developers with a dedication to and interest in both projects - have written this detailed proposal opposing the decision to go with GNOME as the sole UserLinux GUI. 'We are committed towards seeing the fruitful collaboration of KDE and User...
Dec. 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 59,536 Replies: 55
In a letter to the LinuxWorld editors, James C. Chavez offers kudos to Novell for their recent ATT Live event.
Dec. 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 5,280
Open Source software has grown in popularity in the West, but much remains to be known, analyzed, and measured about the importance of Open Source for developing countries. As part of an effort to identify and share evidence of how information technology can contribute to developing co...
Dec. 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,774