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Caldera Expands Professional Services Offerings. Caldera International, formed by Caldera System's acquisition of parts of SCO, announced some offerings based largely on SCO's existing services. The Professional Services offerings was developed from SCO's Professional Services Division, now a part of Caldera International. The Caldera Solution Partner Program combines the most significant benefits from Caldera's eSolutions Provider and SCO's North American Reseller and Worldwide Partner programs.
Penguin Computing, Red Hat Inc. Announce Partnership. Penguin Computing and Red Hat Inc. announced a partnership which offers Red Hat certification on Penguin Computing's solutions along with certified Red Hat support.
New US Linux market figures. LinuxGram released the retail market shares for the USA during the first 2001 Quarter. Here are the results:
Debian Weekly News. The Debian Weekly News for May 22 is out. Topics covered include the new Hurd ISO images, /etc bloat, new packages, and more.
KRUD Linux 6.2 May 2001 edition. The folks at tummy.com have released the May 2001 edition of KRUD Linux 6.2. KRUD is based on the Red Hat distribution, but features numerous additions and security enhancements; it is available as a monthly subscription service.
RTLinux on IBM PowerPC 405 Processors. Finite State Machine Labs announced RTLinux and the RTLinux Development Kit for the IBM Walnut PowerPC 405 evaluation platform.
BlueCat Linux to Ship With Intel(R) Internet Exchange Architecture Software Developers Kit 2.0. LynuxWorks announced a version of BlueCat Linux for Intel's Internet Exchange Architecture Software Developers Kit (Intel IXA SDK) 2.0 for the Intel(R) IXP1200 Network Processor family.
SuSE Linux Ready for IBM eServer iSeries. SuSE Linux AG announced support for IBM's eServer iSeries. SuSE Linux is the first Linux distribution available on IBM's successor of the AS/400 series. This is a popular server in the business sector, so SuSE Linux should see some increased market share while they remain the sole Linux distro available.
Linux Mandrake 8.0 (Duke of URL). The Duke of URL reviews Linux Mandrake 8.0. "KOffice includes KWord (the word processor), KSpread (the spreadsheet), Kivio (a Visio like CASE tool program), KPresenter (a presentation software program like PowerPoint), and KIllustrator (the graphics program). Pretty much everything you need in an office suite is included here. Other programs you might expect in an office suite are included with KDE itself. Email is handled by KMail and the Personal Information Management chores are handled by KOrganizer and KAB (the address book)."
Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol
May 24, 2001