I'd say this flood of news from Oracle, Informix, Corel
and Computer Associates, is a pretty significant change
of attitude towards Linux.
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LINUX SUPPORTERS RALLY AROUND FREEWARE OS
(Source: InfoWorld Electric) Linux, the popular freeware
operating system, will be getting richer in functionality with
upcoming features to include support for Intel's 64-bit Merced
processor, a panel of Linux experts said last week.
LINUX PICKING UP STEAM
(Source: InfoWorld Electric) Computer Associates will join
companies such as Software AG, InterBase, and Informix in running
its database on the Linux operating system.
LINUX MAY CHALLENGE NT, ANDREESSEN SAYS
(Source: Computerworld) The Linux operating system will find a
broader base of support during the next several years and could
wind up being the biggest threat to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT
platform, says Marc Andreessen, co-founder and executive vice
president of products at Netscape Communications Corp.
INFORMIX GETS SET TO EMBRACE LINUX
(Source: InfoWorld Electric) Informix will detail a Linux
support plan for its database in an announcement at the Informix
Worldwide User Conference in Seattle this week.
ORACLE TO PORT DATABASE TO LINUX AFTER ALL
(Source: InfoWorld Electric) In a sudden turnabout, Oracle
will indeed port its Oracle8 database to the Linux operating
system. The company earlier this month said it had no such plans
but has had a change of heart based on a recent groundswell of
support for the open-source operating system.
COREL GETS BEHIND LINUX
(Source: Computerworld) Corel Corp. plans to release
WordPerfect 8 for the Linux operating system before September.
FREEWARE CREATORS EYE CORPORATE USERS
(Source: Computerworld) The creators of some of the computer
industry's most widely used software gathered in Palo Alto, Calif.,
in April for a first- of- its- kind summit on freeware
applications. They called attention to their software's wide
popularity and urged closer ties with the corporate world.
SOMETHING FOR NOTHING ON THE 'NET
(Source: Computerworld) Despite the best efforts of many
powerful commercial interests, the ability of people to get things
for free on the Internet is still gaining momentum.
FORUM: LINUX READY FOR THE ENTERPRISE?
(Source: Network World Fusion) Readers answer the question
"Would you bet your enterprise on a freeware OS?" (Free
registration required to view this site.)
LINUX LINES UP FOR THE ENTERPRISE
(Source: SunWorld) It isn't designed for running the entire IT
department, but it is inexpensive, powerful, easy to install, and
it can run on a huge range of "obsolete" hardware. As a result,
Linux is turning up on everything from print servers to Web servers
to data collection systems.
LINUS TORVALDS INTERVIEW
(Source: InfoWorld Electric) InfoWorld Executive News Editor
Michael Vizard talked with Torvalds about the issues facing the
future development of operating systems and the economic models
that drive the industry.
LINUX FOR DUMMIES
(Source: Dummies) With Linux For Dummies by your side, you can
take charge of your computer's capabilities with confidence,
without a Ph.D. in computer science.
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