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The Open K-12 petition drive. The Open K-12 Petition Drive is seeking to bring about changes in the proposed Microsoft settlement, on the theory that flooding U.S. schools with Microsoft software just isn't the way to break a monopoly. There are suggestions for a number of things that concerned people can do, as well as an online petition that can be signed. If you're concerned about this aspect of the settlement, you may want to take a look.
DaimlerChrysler's new Linux cluster. Here's a press release from AMD proclaiming its role in a new cluster set up by DaimlerChrysler. "Based on AMD's advanced multiprocessing solution, DaimlerChrysler is utilizing the strength of several hundred AMD Athlon MP processors in one of the largest high-performance Linux clusters in the German automotive industry, to run crash simulations for Mercedes-Benz vehicles."
IBM's iSeries test drive. IBM has announced a "test drive" program for its iSeries servers. They'll make a Linux partition available (running SuSE or Turbolinux) for people who want to give the server a spin over the net.
Dimensional Insight offers business intelligence tools. Dimensional Insight has announced that its full suite of "business intelligence" tools is available on IBM's servers under Linux.
Ximian announces Red Carpet Express. Ximian has announced a new variant on its Red Carpet service: Red Carpet Express. For $7.95/month, you get priority access to a special set of servers.
Red Hat's third quarter results. Red Hat has announced its third-quarter results. The claim: a profit of $1.3 million "excluding amortization of goodwill and stock based compensation and restructuring charges." When everything is figured in, the bottom line is a loss of $15 million on revenue of $21.5 million.
WebSideStory says nobody is using Linux. Here's a press release from "WebSideStory," which has published a story detailing the "usage share" of each operating system. "For almost three years, Linux usage share has fluctuated between .2 and .3 percent, with no substantial growth. Usage share is the percentage of Internet surfers that are using a particular operating system."
Linux Stock Index for December 13 to December 19, 2001.
The high for the week was 31.96
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Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
December 20, 2001