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Linux companies continue to make new partnerships, form alliances, and
make deals to get their products better known and more available.
Red Hat, Inc.
announced several deals aimed to improve their Red Hat Linux
Enterprise Edition product line. Computer Associates, Oracle, and SAP
R/3 have already signed on, with more to follow. This Red Hat
deal with RealNetworks was announced in seperate
press release. We also continue to see
announcements of this sort, telling us who uses Red Hat's software
and service. In this case it's Kenwood Americas.
Lineo, Inc. announced deals with DaiShin Information & Communications Co., LTD and
Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co, Ltd. to
use Lineo's Embedix products in their Internet appliance products.
Lineo also announced that it will acquire Rt-Control Inc., founders and
maintainers of the uClinux operating system, and the Lineo Embedix Browser for x86 is immediately available to OEM
TurboLinux issued press releases about
a partnership with Akopia and this one about
three new European offices in Germany, the United Kingdom and
Slovenia, and also
this one telling us that Miralab, one of Asia's
leading Internet incubator companies, has selected TurboCluster Server
software for their business needs.
TheLinuxStore.com announced that they are carrying several new
a new version of its "PIA" product,
Kingston products such as ValueRAM, and Merlin
Merlin Software also
announced an agreement with LinuxLand, which also includes
packaging PerfectBACKUP+ with LinuxMandrake.
See the Partnerships, Investments and Acquisitions section of
the press releases (below) for more examples.
CeBIT 2000, held in Hannover, Germany from February 24 to March 1,
has been generating lots of press releases this week. There should be even
more next week, when it actually gets going.
It sounds like they are going to have fun out there ... Illiad from
will be there. "Thanks to the fine folks over at SuSE Linux, I'll
be attending CeBIT, quite possibly the largest technology show in the
entire world." SuSE will be there
in force, and they are hosting a few others including
announced they will demonstrate MSC.Patran running on Linux and
Mission Critical Linux put out this
press release on their participation.
Other notable items:
Copyleft has donated $10,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
to aid the legal defense being mounted by the EFF in response to
lawsuits by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the
DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA). "The lawsuits, directed at
open source developers and web sites around the world, aim to suppress
the source code that would allow DVD movies to be played on the Linux
Rob Kennedy, original founder of both the Linux documentation
site Linux-Howto.com and the online Linux magazine Ext2.org, has
joined Linsight. "'Working on the Linsight project is something I
couldn't pass up,' said Rob Kennedy. 'Once I learned of their plans
for the future, I realized that this was an exciting project that
would be extremely rewarding to me.'"
Open Souce Products:
announced further support for Linux by producing a software
development kit for graphics accelerated video playback on its Rage
128 and Rage 128 Pro family of cards.
Commercial Products for Linux:
Agranat Systems Inc. announced the release of EmWeb/SSL
HELIOS Software GmbH announced its PDF Internet Printing, an
innovative feature of its PDF Handshake 2.0 to ship 2Q.
Inside Out Networks announced the release of Linux driver
support for its Edgeport Series of USB-to-serial converter products.
McAfee announced the release of the VIPER software development
toolkit for Linux that will allow 3rd parties to embed McAfee's
virus scanning engine into programs.
- The latest version of the license-restricted
SSH Secure Shell, version 2.1, has been announced. People who
want to stick with free software should look at OpenSSH instead.
Unigraphics Solutions Inc. announced that its kernel solid
modeling product, Parasolid, is now available on the Linux
Products Using Linux:
Atmel Corporation announced the launch of its AT75C310 Smart
Internet Appliance Processor IC, with an Embedded Linux operating
SSE Telecom, Inc. announced that it has shipped additional beta
systems of its new iP3 broadband satellite Internet gateway
Imperial Software Technology announced that Visaj, its
visual application builder for Java, now supports integration with
Sun's Forte for Java, Community Edition integrated development
environment (formerly known as NetBeans).
- ProSyst Software AG presented it's "EmBedded Server" product
for controlling a diverse array of devices in home appliance business
- Linuxcare, Inc. announced the expansion of its Linuxcare
University authorized training partner program, with additional
training centers throughout the United States and Canada.
- The Linux Professional Institute
(LPI) is promising a chance at various goodies for the first 300 people to take the
first LPI exam.
- Netizen announced the creation of a new series of IT training
courses: the "Fundamentals" series.
ProsoftTraining.com announced the launch of Version 4 of its
Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) certification and course
curriculum, which has increased emphasis on e-commerce and Linux
Symatrix Technology announced a partnership with Linuxcare
to be the West Coast coordinator for the newly announced authorized
Global Knowledge Network will launch a series of live web
seminars beginning March 1. The first seminar is called
'Installing Red Hat Linux...Without Losing Windows'.
Products with Linux Versions:
AC&NC introduced the JetStor II-FC RAID, desktop sized
SCSI/Fiber Channel disk array system.
Ardent Software, Inc. announced a Linux port for their Ardent
Butler International, Inc. announced that its Butler Technology
Solutions Division (BTS) upgraded its application testing facility
to support Linux based testing for applications.
eFax.com announced that its paid subscribers can now use any
Internet-connected computer to send faxes and attachments to
traditional fax machines.
HELIOS Software GmbH celebrated its first full year supporting Mac
OS X Server and Linux with high-performance network server
HK Systems, Inc. announced Stockmaster/Express, a Warehouse
HostPro, the Web and application hosting arm of Micron
Electronics, Inc., announced that it is now offering its customers more
scalable and robust Web hosting packages providing increased
server space, traffic and e-mail account aliases.
Hummingbird Communications Ltd. announced the release of Exceed
Web Version 2.1, a fully portal-integrated, Web-based Thin X
LegacyJ Corp. announced availability of PERCobol Enterprise
Maxtor Corporation announced the MaxAttach NAS 4000 rack mount
server appliance, the newest member of Maxtor's family of network
attached storage (NAS) appliances.
NovaStor Corp. announced that the latest release of its network
backup software, NovaNET 8, supports the Benchmark DLT1 tape
drive and DLT7 autoloader.
ParaSoft, provider of software error prevention and error
detection solutions, announced the availability of their software
tools for embedded development.
Riverbed Technologies announced a beta version of ScoutSync 3.5
SM&A Corporation unveiled System Blocks, an integrated
suite of software tools for mission-critical environments that require
continuous, around-the-clock operation.
Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced a new board product, PCI-based
SPARCengine Ultra AXe motherboard.
Tech Soft America announced the release of the free ParaHOOPS
3D Part Viewer built around TSA's powerful ParaHOOPS 3D
Application Framework (3dAF) and Parasolid v11.1, Unigraphics
Solutions' geometric modeling kernel.
Ultera Systems Inc. announced its entry into the DVD-Recordable
market with its new DVD-R MultiMaster array controller.
UniBar, Inc. announced e-BARZ, an e-commerce version of the
UniBar bar code printing software.
Partnerships, Investments and Acquisitions:
American Power Conversion and Cobalt Networks, Inc. have a
partnership agreement. Cobalt will recommend APC's rack-mount
Smart-UPS uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), MasterSwitch Plus
power distribution units (PDU), and Web/SNMP Management Card with the
Cobalt RaQ server appliances.
Aplio, Inc. in partnership with Atmel Corporation, announced the
distribution of the Aplio/TRIO Chip by ATMEL, under the name
AT75C310. The AT75C310, features an Embedded Linux operating system,
VoIP and Audio application software.
announced that it has received $30 million in investments
from Soros Private Equity Partners LLC, TA Associates, and WR
Hambrecht + Co.
Corel Corporation announced an expanded partnership with ASAP
Dialtone Internet, Inc. announced the selection of the Cobalt
RaQ 3 from Cobalt Networks, Inc.
eSoft Inc. announced that Gateway has committed to make a
$25 million investment in the company. eSoft also announced a redphish
software licensing and services agreement in which Gateway will
provide turnkey Internet access solutions to small businesses.
announced the acquisition of PHPBuilder.com and
LinuxWizardry, Inc. announced that a partnership agreement has
been completed with Information Highway.com, Inc. to distribute and
market their Linux-based Apprentice.
Perle Systems Limited announced its acquisition of Chase
Research Limited, a leading supplier of serial connectivity
products to the Unix/Linux and NT marketplaces.
SCO and SuSE Linux AG announced an agreement to offer SCO
Professional Services to SuSE customers, worldwide.
Screen Media A/S and Opera Software A/S announced a technology and
marketing alliance in which the companies will work together to
embed Opera Software's Opera for Linux-NanoX browser in Screen Media's
FreePad Web Terminal.
Showstar Online.com, Inc. announced that it has entered into a
exclusive business agreement with Compucon Computers to market and
support Showstar's Linux-based Internet software solutions.
Silicon Motion, Inc. announced that Transmeta has selected its
Lynx EM+ graphics solution for its Crusoe reference design.
Sumisho Datacom and Internet Pro Corporation (IPC) have chosen
RAS (Remote Access Server) products from Digi International Inc.
to help build Linux-based Internet point-of-presence (POP) servers for
Japan's community of Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
Trend Micro, Inc. announced its agreement to acquire a majority
ownership interest in Nippon Unisoft Corporation. This will
give Trend Micro access to Unisoft's Linux technology.
VA Linux Systems, Inc. announced that HomePage.com has selected
VA Linux to provide Linux servers and installation services for
its Internet infrastructure.
WAPHead! has signed a collaboration agreement with IBM, to
provide WAPicq service. Based on IBM's latest DB2 on Linux,
WebSphere and clustering technology, WAPHead! aims to provide a non-stop
instant messaging solution.
ClickHouse.com Online Inc. restated its commitment to privacy
protection through the non-invasive nature of its advertising
Hummingbird Communications Ltd. reported an increase in
sales for the quarter ended December 31, 1999. A partnership with
SuSE and the introduction of several products for Linux have helped to
make that possible.
Kenwood Americas Corporation uses Red Hat Linux to run
business-critical applications in its headquarters.
Maxspeed Corp., maker of Linux desktop devices, announced the
appointment of David W. McAllister as the company's chief
- RON's Datacom, Beijing, announced that Mr Hong Feng has been
chosen as its new Executive Director. In his previous position,
Mr. Hong Feng was Chief Editor of O'Reilly Beijing, and he has been
one of the strongest promoters of the Open Sources philosophy in China.
Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
February 24, 2000