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IDC: Linux is cheaper than Unix. Microsoft isn't the only one who can play this game: Red Hat has bought itself an IDC study showing that Linux has a "45-80% lower total cost of ownership" than Unix on RISC systems.
Korea migrates 120K civil servants to Linux desktop. HancomLinux reports that the Korean government is moving almost a quarter of its workers to Linux desktop systems.
By standardising on Linux and HancomOffice, the Korean government expects to make savings of 80 per cent, compared with buying Microsoft products.
Lineo spins off hardware businesses. Lineo has announced the completion of the process of spinning off all those hardware businesses it acquired in the Bubble Days. Gone are Availix, uCdimm, and SnapGear, leaving the company focussed on embedded software. Lineo has also picked up a new $3 million investment from an unspecified source.
MandrakeSoft now trading in the U.S. OTC market. Here's a news flash from MandrakeSoft stating that the company's stock is now trading on the U.S. OTC market under the symbol MDKFF.
A presentation to the World Bank on free software. Here is the text of a presentation by Tony Stanco to the World Bank's annual "InfoDev" meeting. "It may surprise some of you that Open Source/Free Software is not just about developing great software. It is also an international social movement that touches on the fundamental human rights of freedom and democracy."
Red Hat filing 10-Q (Quarterly Report). Here is Red Hat's quarterly SEC filing for those interested in the details of how the company is doing. "During the three months ended November 30, 2001, the Company purchased 1,937,900 shares of its common stock at a total cost of $6.7 million."
Linux Stock Index for January 10 to January 16, 2002.
The high for the week was 33.57
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Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
January 17, 2002