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SUN delivers GNOME 1.4. Sun Microsystems
released GNOME 1.4 for Solaris for both the Intel and Sparc
architectures. The GNOME 1.4 Desktop
package includes Nautilus, GNOME-VFS,
Bonobo and GConf. This is an unsupported version serving as a
prelude to GNOME 2.x.
Sun sees a great future for GNOME on the Solaris desktop,
according to this paper.
netbeans.org expands open source tools. Sun Microsystems also announced that the NetBeans open source project has
added more than a
dozen additional modules into its open source code base.
VA Linux posts third-quarter loss. VA Linux reported revenue of $20.3 million for its third fiscal
quarter, 2001. The company reported revenue of $34.6 million in the
same quarter of fiscal 2000. Net loss for the quarter, on a pro
forma basis, excluding non-cash and non-recurring charges, was
($0.38) per share.
"The difficult current market environment has significantly
impacted our financial results," said VA Linux Systems CEO Larry
M. Augustin. "The market is very challenging and the competitive
environment is very aggressive. Our focus is on ensuring that we
come out of this slowdown strong and well positioned to resume
growth. We are balancing cost reductions and management structure
improvements with the introduction of exciting new products and
services. We have a strong cash position and are confident that we
will successfully navigate the current business conditions."
Synplicity Announces Support for Linux. Synplicity announced it plans to add support for the Linux operating
system to its
entire portfolio of semiconductor design and verification
Great Bridge Lays Off Five Employees. Great Bridge, which offers commercial versions of the PostgreSQL
laid off five people, mostly in technical support roles, but has
no plans for further layoffs and actually expects to continue hiring
sales and engineering staff.
LPI-News, May 2001. The Linux Professional Institute has
posted its summary of news from the Linux certification arena.
Mundie round 2. Last week, we said no more Mundie, but there was a deafening clamor
among our readers for more Craig Mundie material. Well, maybe not,
but here's a
followup piece in ZDNet with more of his wisdom:
When comparing the commercial software model to the open-source
software model, look carefully at the business plans and licensing
structures that form their foundations. This comparison leads to
the conclusion that the commercial software model alone has the
capacity for sustaining real economic growth. Intellectual capital
has always been, and will remain, the core asset of the software
industry, and of almost every other industry. Preserving that
capital--and investing in its constant renewal--benefits everyone.
Meanwhile, from Eric Raymond, we have an
analysis of Microsoft's 'Shared Source' program.
We here at Microsoft call this 'protecting intellectual property
rights in order to create a sustainable business model'. Um, that
would be *our* intellectual property and *our* business model.
You surely weren't thinking we cared about *your* business or
*your* rights, were you?
Linux International also
rejects 'Shared Source' in favor of open source.
Linux Stock Index for May 17 to May 23, 2001.
LSI at closing on May 17, 2001 ... 32.71
LSI at closing on May 23, 2001 ... 33.83
The high for the week was 34.45
The low for the week was 32.71
Open source products
Unless specified, license is unverified.
Proprietary Products for Linux
- Altera Corporation (San Jose, Calif.):
Altera Announces Linux Support for the Quartus® II Development Software
- Magma Design Automation, Inc. (CUPERTINO, Calif.):
Magma Announces Support for Linux Operating System; Blast Chip, Blast Fusion Available Now for Linux Platforms.
- Mission Critical Linux, Inc. (LOWELL, Mass.):
Mission Critical Linux's Enterprise-Quality, High-Availability Cluster Software Now Available On Redhat.Com Marketplace.
- MontaVista Software Inc. (LONDON):
MontaVista Software Powers Up High Availability Tool Kit; CompactPCI Introduction First in a Family of HA Offerings for Embedded Linux.
- Rauch Medien (New York, USA):
Rauch Medien and Arco technology come together in world's first remote RAID monitoring system.
- Sitraka Software (TORONTO):
Sitraka Software Provides Motif Developers With Enhanced Suite of GUI Components, Including Web Publishing Utility- XRT/Pageformatter.
- Surveyor Corporation (SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.):
Surveyor Re-Defines Delivery of Audio-Video Via Internet With New Family of Webcam Tools.
- VMware, Inc. (PALO ALTO, Calif.):
VMware Announces Support for New Linux 2.4 Operating Systems.
Hardware and bundled products
Products and Services Using Linux
Products With Linux Versions
- BiTMICRO NETWORKS (FREMONT, Calif.):
BiTMICRO NETWORKS Breaks Storage Capacity Barrier with 17.4 GBytes 2.5-inch ATA Solid-State Flash Disk.
- Force Computers (SAN JOSE, Calif.):
Force Releases DECtalk Text-to-Speech Software Version 4.61 Featuring Support for Six Languages.
- @HDL, Inc. (SAN JOSE, Calif.):
@HDL'S New Adaptive Functional Verification Suite Accelerates SOC Validation.
Both @Verifier and @Designer are available for use with Solaris and Linux based systems.
- Intel Corporation (SAN DIEGO):
Intel Enhances Voice Portal Technology, Enables Voice Web Access for Millions Via the Phone; Voice Portal Building Blocks Now Feature Linux Support, Higher Density and Smaller Footprint.
- International Messaging Associates :
Internet Exchange Messaging Server 5 Enhances Email Security.
- Logitech (LOS ANGELES):
Logitech Announces WingMan Action Pad; Feature-Rich Gamepad to Debut At E3.
- MUSICMATCH Inc. (SAN DIEGO):
MUSICMATCH Offers Most Powerful CD Burning in Final Version of New Jukebox; Includes New MUSICMATCH Radio Stations and Commercially Available Radio MX.
- Nexthaus (RALEIGH, N.C.):
Nexthaus Unveils SyncML Wireless Synchronization Solution; New Wireless Sync Developer will Demonstrate Multi-Platform and Multi-Device Synchronization at Vortex 2001.
- Real Intent, Inc. (SANTA CLARA, Calif.):
Real Intent Announces The EDA Industry's First Scalable Formal RTL Verification System; Breaks the Formal Verification Complexity Barrier.
- UltraBac Software (BELLEVUE, Wash.):
UltraBac Software Launches UltraBac 6.3.
Support for Linux is also available with this release of
- Workstation Solutions (AMHERST, N.H.):
Workstation Solutions Announces New Quick Restore Data Protection Software For Windows 2000 and Linux Users.
- Cape Clear Software (WALNUT CREEK, Calif.):
Cape Clear Delivers Web Services to Mainstream Developers With the Full Release of CapeConnect Two for J2EE.
- DataMirror Corporation (WASHINGTON):
Leading CRM and ERP Applications Can Access DataMirror Open API for Real-time Integration.
- esmertec, inc. (ZURICH, Switzerland):
esmertec Dramatically Reduces the Startup Time of Its High-Performance Jbed Micro Edition CLDC Virtual Machine.
- Intermec Technologies Corp. (EVERETT, Wash.):
Intermec's New MobileLAN Manager Software Speeds Installation, Simplifies Administration of Enterprise Wireless Networks.
- JavaWorld (SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.):
JavaWorld Announces Editors' Choice Award Finalists: .
Best Java Virtual Machine - Blackdown 1.3 Linux, Blackdown.org
- NETAPHOR SOFTWARE INC. (IRVINE, Calif.):
NETAPHOR SOFTWARE INC. Announces Licensing Agreement with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. on MetaConsole Network Device Management Technology.
MetaConsole snap-ins work with Java-enabled Web browsers commonly used on Linux and other platforms.
- SmartMode (San Francisco, CA):
SmartMode Enterprise JSP Rapid Application Development Tools Enter Beta.
- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (PALO ALTO, Calif.):
Sun Microsystems' Forte(TM) for Java(TM) IDE Downloads Speed Past One Million Mark.
Investments and Acquisitions
Personnel & New Offices
Linux / Open Source At Work
Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
May 24, 2001