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MandrakeSoft announces successful IPO. MandrakeSoft has gone public on the Paris Euronext's "Marche Libre" exchange. A total of 688,480 shares -- priced at 6.2 Euros each (about $5.46US) -- were sold. This resulted in capital of 4.3 million euros for the company.
Gaming on Linux takes a VAST leap forward. A new company called Rebel Arts has announced its existence. It is working on the Rebel Arts' Versatile Accelerated Server Technology (VAST(TM)) System, which will first be deployed in the online game industry. Strategic partners AMD and Linux NetworX are providing Rebel Arts with support, including the AMD-760(TM) MP dual processor chipset and Linux NetworX's Evolocity(TM) cluster server system. The end result will be large-scale multi-player gaming with the VAST technology designed to handle in excess of 100,000 simultaneous users generating more than two million transactions per second.
Tux Games Open Source Donation Center. Speaking of games: Tux Games has opened their Open Source Donation Center. This donation center is inviting any game-related open source project to register, and Tux Games will provide credit card acceptance services for anyone that wishes to donate money to the project.
Penguin Computing and Scyld to offer cluster product. Penguin Computing and Scyld Computing have announced that Penguin will be selling cluster systems with Scyld's specialized distribution (described in our Ottawa Linux Symposium coverage) preinstalled.
Caldera and LinuxKorea to Provide Linux Solutions for Korean Enterprise Business Market. Caldera International Inc. announced it has signed a strategic alliance MOU with LinuxKorea Co. Ltd., Korea's largest Linux system integrator, to cooperatively develop the enterprise Linux market in Korea.
Linux based ISP Provisioning Software Company Up For Sale. ISPDB Limited, the Cambridge (UK) based ISP solutions firm, has announced that the Company is to be dissolved, and the Copyright to all its software is now up for sale.
Learning Perl, Third Edition released. O'Reilly has announced the release of Learning Perl, Third Edition.
VMware Announces New Pricing for VMware Express. VMWare has dropped the price of VMWare Express, the version of VMWare suitable for Linux users, from $79 to $49.95.
Evans Study Finds Increase in Embedded Linux Projects. The Evans Data " Embedded Systems Developer Survey" shows a dramatic change in the software content of the microprocessor-controlled devices in the workplace and in our homes. Based on a survey of more than 500 embedded systems developers, the comprehensive report projects a three-fold increase in Linux-based projects in the next year.
July Netcraft web server survey. The Netcraft web server survey for July is out. Apache shows a distinct drop this week, to just under 59% of the total; evidently, the change is due to a couple of very large hosting providers switching to Microsoft. The real news, perhaps, is that the number of Solaris machines on the net is in decline.
LPI News - July 2001. The Linux Professional Institute News for July includes: the Level 2 release, a new president and a new board member, and more.
Linux Stock Index for July 26 to August 01, 2001.
The high for the week was 28.99
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Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
August 2, 2001