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Atipa sells hardware division to Microtech. Atipa Corporation has announced that its hardware division has been sold to Microtech Computers.
Atipa is now purely in the software and support business, with its
efforts centered around the OpenNMS package and the products (such
as the BRU backup tool) obtained in the acquisition of Enhanced
Software Technologies in February 2000. Atipa acquired a company
called PlatformWorks in October 2000 and acquired the OpenNMS
platform at the same time.
This seems like a real change of focus for the company which has
always carried Linux-based firewall appliances and Beowulf
clusters. In July 1999 Atipa and Alpha Processor, Inc. (API) formed
a partnership to provide "more powerful, affordable and reliable
Linux solutions to the enterprise marketplace" and almost a year
ago, in April 2000 the company beefed up its hardware division with
the acquisition of DCG Computer Corp.
Norwegian State Consulting coordinating agency
recommends use of Linux. Statkonsult, the directorate
responsible for overall efficiency within state and public
organizations in Norway has recommended the use of Linux within the
public sector. Ulf Larsen brought the news to our attention and
also provided a partial English translation.
Books:'The Joy of Linux' and 'Linux
Cookbook'. Prima Tech has
announced the publication of "The Joy of Linux, A Gourmet
Guide to Open Source," by Brian Proffitt and Michael Hall.
"With chapters such as 'The Penguin on Top,' 'The Joy of Toys,'
and 'The Linux Sutra: Resources,' and cartoons by Nitrozac and
Snaggy, readers will be entertained and treated to useful
No Starch Press announced a new Linux
Journal Press offering "The Linux Cookbook: Tips and Techniques
for Everyday Use".
IBM's New Ready, Set, Linux! Program is
Available Across the U.S.. IBM is launching the Ready, Set, Linux!
initiative for Business Partners interested in supporting
e-business on Linux. IBM's Ready, Set, Linux! program is an
educational series that will be available in cities across the
Reports and surveys. IBM's glossy annual report includes a
page about Linux, written by Irving Wladawsky-Berger. "We think
that, at the end of the day, the operating system that provides the most
flexibility to customers is the one that is going to end up winning.
We're voting with our customers on this one. We're betting a big part
of IBM's future on Linux." (Thanks to Walt Smith).
"Linux: You Get What You Pay For? is the title of a report from
AllNetResearch. In the
report is a detailing what Linux needs to do "to appeal to the
Internet professionals who have yet to adopt Linux in their
organizations". For $195 you can have the full report emailed to
you in a pdf format.
Evans Data Corporation has issued a press
release on a study which asked "Linux developers" which distribution
they would use to set up a web server; 77% of them evidently answered
NeTraverse Announces the Release Of Win4Lin
3.0. NeTraverse Inc. announced the release of
Win4Lin Desktop Edition version 3.0. Win4Lin allows Linux users
to run Windows programs without additional hardware or the need to
Great Bridge releases PostgreSQL for Solaris. Great Bridge LLC released a pre-packaged PostgreSQL database on Sun Microsystems' Solaris operating
system. The "PgSol" packages are in beta release and are freely
available at www.greatbridge.org/project/pgsol.
MainConcept releases video editing toolkit. MainConcept, makers of the MainActor video editing system for
Linux, has released a commercial video editing toolkit for Linux,
Handheld Device on Linux/Java Platform Will Debut with
Amiga-developed Software. Amiga Incorporated
announced a long-term partnership with Sharp Corporation in
which Amiga will develop content for next-generation Sharp handheld
computing devices. (Thanks to Daniel Petzén)
Linux Stock Index for March 29 to April 04, 2001.
LSI at closing on March 29, 2001 ... 29.32
LSI at closing on April 04, 2001 ... 25.88
The high for the week was 30.03
The low for the week was 25.88
Open source products
Proprietary Products for Linux
Servers and Bundled Products
Products and Services Using Linux
- Agenda Computing (Orange County, CA):
Agenda Computing Makes History Launching The Agenda VR3.
Agenda will also announce its next Linux device.
- eServer software (CARY, N.C.):
Technauts eServer Application Suite Available For The Intel Performance Communications Appliance Reference Design.
OEMs can run it pre-packaged with Red Hat Linux or install an operating system of their choice.
- Lineo, Inc. (LINDON, Utah):
Lineo announces Embedix SDK 2.0.
- Motorola Computer Group (TEMPE, Ariz.):
Telecom IP Applications Now Faster, Easier to Build on Motorola's New Intelligent Packet Transport Platform.
The PXP2000 family is offered with Motorola's Advanced High
Availability Software for Linux(R) and VxWorks(R).
- OEone Corporation (CHICAGO):
OEone Launches Distinctive Operating Platform for Internet Devices At Comdex.
- Red Hat, Inc. (RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.):
Red Hat and Grammar Engine Unveil Embedded Development Tool Running on Open Source Software.
- TUXIA (Sydney, Australia):
TUXIA SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES INTO AUSTRALIA.
TUXIA, a provider of Embedded Linux solutions for Internet Appliances, and its product TASTE (TUXIA Appliance Synthesis Technology Enabled), launched into Australia at the recently held IT Comdex/Linux Expo 2001 in Sydney.
Products With Linux Versions
- Ariel Corp. (BALTIMORE):
New Ariel Corp Signaling Service Slashes Up Front Equipment Expenditures For SS7-Based 56K/ISDN Dial-Up Internet Access.
- BASIS International Ltd. (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.):
BBj Technology Marries Java with Business BASIC.
- Codemesh, Inc. (CARLISLE, Mass.):
Codemesh Announces JunC++ion 1.1 Beta Release on Windows; JunC++ion makes Java and C++ work together.
If you're interested in becoming a beta test site for Windows, Solaris, or one of the next set of UNIX platforms (Linux, AIX, and HP-UX), e-mail Codemesh at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at http://www.codemesh.com/en/beta.html.
- Covalent Technologies, Inc. (SAN FRANCISCO):
Covalent Technologies Releases Apache Enterprise Products for the Windows Platform; Covalent's Products Now Available on all Major Operating Systems.
- Data Connection Limited (LONDON):
Data Connection Announces Availability of Megaco Support in DC-MGCP/DC-Megaco Protocol Software.
- DataMirror Corporation (NEW YORK):
DataMirror Launches Transformation Server For DB2/UDB And Offers Enhanced Integration For PointBase And OS/390 Customers.
Transformation Server Version 4.6 will now offer native support for DB2/UDB on all platforms where the data resides, including Linux.
- Ensim Corporation (SUNNYVALE, Calif.):
Ensim Introduces First Hosting Automation Solution That Consolidates Windows 2000, Solaris and Linux Server Management.
- Framework Technologies and Tech Soft America (Burlington, MA. and Oakland, CA.):
HOOPS to provide advanced visualization for Framework's ActiveProject.
ActiveProject is Framework's collaborative product development software. HOOPS is Tech Soft's CAD/CAM/CAE graphics technology.
- Green Hills Software (SANTA BARBARA, Calif.):
Green Hills Software Announces Integrated Development Environment For Embedded Linux Systems.
Green Hills' MULTI 2000 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is available for embedded Linux systems, and can be hosted on Windows, Solaris, HP-UX and Linux systems.
- IP Infusion, Inc. (SAN JOSE, Calif.):
IP Infusion Announces the Availability of Its ZebOS Advanced Routing Suite, the Industry's Flagship, Portable Networking Software.
The ZebOS Advanced Routing Suite has been ported to a variety of platforms, including: VxWorks, Linux, Solaris, and BSD.
- MainConcept LLC (AACHEN, Germany):
MainConcept VideoEngine Speeds Development of Video Editing and Visualization Software.
- Motorola Computer Group (TEMPE, Ariz.):
Motorola Announces Fast, Flexible Processor PMC Based System and Carrier Board.
The PrPMC based system includes the PrPMC-Carrier board, optional Linux operating system support, SCSI, printer and serial ports as well as entry level graphics capability.
- NetSilicon, Inc. (WALTHAM, Mass.):
NetSilicon Upgrades and Enhances NET+Works Product Family.
Including its open source offering, NET+Lx(TM) 1.5, running uClinux.
- OnCore Systems (HALF MOON BAY, Calif.):
OnCore Provides VxWorks Roadmap to Linux for Real-Time; Wind River Applications Now Can Run in MMU-Protected Memory Space.
- SGI (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.):
SGI Announces the Business Intelligence Software Developer Program.
Also announced, SGI MineSet, which provides a suite of software tools and a development platform for data mining and data visualization solutions.
- Sochrys.Com Inc. (GENEVA, Switzerland):
Sochrys Announces Its ''Write Once, Run Anywhere'' Software.
The Sochrys Multiplatform Graphic User Interface (SMGUI), has undergone successful internal testing on Windows and Linux platforms.
- Teknor Applicom (BALTIMORE):
Teknor Unleashes Enhanced DreamSpeed Platform for Expanding Global Internet Infrastructure Market.
- Tivoli Systems Inc. (AUSTIN, Texas):
Tivoli Storage Management Software Primed for IP Storage Networks.
- WRQ Inc. (ORLANDO, Fla.):
WRQ Reflection Evolves to Take Advantage of New Technologies.
This release includes Linux console emulation support for customers connecting to Linux host systems.
- Conversay (REDMOND, Wash.):
Conversay Teams With PalmPalm Technology on Speech-Driven Mobile Linux Platform OS, With Speech Technology Integrated, to Drive First Linux-Based Smart Phone.
- Ensim Corporation (SUNNYVALE, Calif.):
Ensim Announces Marketing Initiative With Compaq for Automated Hosting Solutions Worldwide.
The two companies will provide Ensim's ServerXchange, with Compaq ProLiant servers.
- GraphOn Corporation (MORGAN HILL, Calif.):
GraphOn Corp. Signs Reseller Agreement with Distinctive Solutions; Growing Market for Factoring Software Requires Reliable Remote Access Solution.
- Progress Software Corporation (BEDFORD, Mass.):
Progress Open Source Software Exchange --POSSE-- to Base Internet Component Framework --ICF-- On Astra.
MIP Holdings' Astra software is a framework from South Africa's leading e-business solutions house, MIP Holdings.
- Speedwise Inc. and ION Computer Systems, Inc. (BALTIMORE):
Intel Premier Provider ION Computer Systems, Is Building and Selling Speedwise ISPower Appliances to Internet Services Providers -ISPs-.
ION will pre-install Linux and Speedwise ISPower software on Intel-based server building blocks and market to ISPs as a turnkey solution.
- Tarantella, Inc. (SANTA CRUZ, Calif.):
Tarantella Joins Forces With IBM in Marketing Efforts.
IBM will provide education about Tarantella web-enabling solutions to selected ISVs, who need to integrate heterogeneous platforms, such as legacy mainframe, with Java and Linux client-server applications.
- Virtual Access Networks, Inc. (LAWRENCE, Mass.):
Virtual Access Networks Announces Partnership with MandrakeSoft to Develop Linux to Windows Migration Tool.
Investments and Acquisitions
Personnel and New Offices
Linux At Work
Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
April 5, 2001