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From: ariel@oz.engr.sgi.com (Ariel Faigon)
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 15:12:19 -0700 (PDT)
Organization: Silicon Graphics Inc.
Reply-to: ariel@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com (Ariel Faigon)
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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.
http://www.idg.net/go.cgi?id=20926

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.
http://www.idg.net/go.cgi?id=20928

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.
http://www.idg.net/go.cgi?id=20930

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.
http://www.idg.net/go.cgi?id=20932

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.
http://www.idg.net/go.cgi?id=20934

COREL GETS BEHIND LINUX
     (Source: Computerworld) Corel Corp. plans to release
WordPerfect 8 for the Linux operating system before September.
http://www.idg.net/go.cgi?id=20936

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.
http://www.idg.net/go.cgi?id=20938

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.
http://www.idg.net/go.cgi?id=20940

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.)
http://www.idg.net/go.cgi?id=20942

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.
http://www.idg.net/go.cgi?id=20944

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.
http://www.idg.net/go.cgi?id=20946

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.
http://www.idg.net/go.cgi?id=20948

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