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HP's LinuxWorld Press Release. Here is HP's
press release on what it is announcing at LinuxWorld. Included is a
new set of migration, management, and security services, a "pay per use"
pricing program for Linux (which, one suspects, applies more to hardware
than the OS), a pair of "carrier-grade" servers for telecommunications
applications, and the "Opencall SS7 Linux Development Platform" for the
development of telecom applications.
HP CEO Carly Fiorina says Linux ready for
breakout year. For those who missed it: here's a
press release from HP all about CEO Carly Fiorina's keynote talk at
LinuxWorld. "Fiorina praised the open source community for enabling
Linux to stay true to the spirit of its revolutionary roots while
developing into a solution that can meet the needs of big business."
Linux Professional Institute announcements. Here's a
press release from the Linux Professional Institute on the
announcements they will be making at LinuxWorld. Included is a process
for the development of "LPI Approved" training materials, an
international affiliate program, a wider exam delivery network, and the
opportunity to "upgrade" from other Linux certification programs.
HP and MandrakeSoft team up. HP and MandrakeSoft have announced
an alliance which will allow HP to offer and support the Mandrake
HP, DreamWorks announce strategic alliance. HP and DreamWorks have announced
an alliance "aimed at revolutionizing animation production."
It includes heavy use of Linux systems, of course.
IBM and SuSE announce new partnership. Here's
a press release from IBM and SuSE on the evolution of their
partnership. "As a consequence of this agreement, SuSE Linux and
IBM will closely cooperate to tune SuSE's SLES operating system
exactly to the technical requirements of IBM's eServer line."
Open Source Development Lab creates 'Carrier
Grade Linux' working group. The Open Source Development Lab is
expanding its focus through the creation of a working group on
"carrier grade Linux" for the telecommunications market. Five new
members (Alcatel, Cisco, MontaVista, Nokia, and Toshiba) have signed
up as part of this initiative.
See also: this
LinuxDevices.com story for more information and a carrier grade Linux
Sun and Lineo to support Embedix UltraSPARC platforms. Sun and Lineo have announced
a deal to "adapt and support" Lineo's Embedix distribution on the
Cobalt Qube 3 announced. Sun Microsystems has announced the
availability of the Sun Cobalt Qube 3 server appliance. It's
still a cute little blue box, and it still runs Linux (though the
press release does not mention that).
Red Hat's new network services. Red Hat has announced its new "Red Hat
Network Workgroup Service." It adds a number of features to the Red
Hat Network, including "system grouping," (the ability to manage
multiple systems under a single configuration) and the ability to
work with multiple administrators.
Caldera Volution Manager 1.1 to ship in February. Caldera International announces
that Volution Manager 1.1 will begin shipping in February.
"Volution Manager 1.1 is the secure, Web-based management and
administration solution that now supports the latest versions of all
major Linux distributions as well as Caldera OpenServer and Open Unix
Zope Corporation Releases Zope 2.5. Zope Corporation has announced the release
of Zope 2.5. There are a number of new features in this
release; see the announcement for details.
NuSphere releases PHPEd for Linux. NuSphere has
announced the release of a Linux version of PHPEd, an integrated
development environment for PHP applications.
Appgen MyBooks for Linux. Appgen has
announced that the MyBooks 6.0 accounting package is available
Sony signs up Linux for PlayStation 2 (ZDNet). Reuters reports
(via ZDNet) that Sony will shortly start selling its Linux kit for the
Playstation 2. "The kits will cost $188.30 in Japan, $199 in the
United States and $215 in Europe."
Update: more information can be found in Sony's
press release. The kit includes a 40GB disk, a network adaptor, the
2.2.1 kernel (so they say!), a USB keyboard and mouse, and a distribution
on two DVDs.
The FSF's Tunney Act statement. The Free Software Foundation has sent out a
press release on its response to the proposed Microsoft
settlement. "[Eben] Moglen reiterated today: 'The language of
the Proposed Judgment should be amended to require Microsoft to
release timely and accurate API information to all parties seeking
to interoperate programs with Microsoft Windows and applications
written to work with Microsoft Windows.'"
Linux Stock Index for January 24 to January 30, 2002.
LSI at closing on January 24, 2002 ... 30.54
LSI at closing on January 30, 2002 ... 29.84
The high for the week was 31.14
The low for the week was 29.84
Open Source Products
- BladeLogic (NEW YORK):
BladeLogic to Offer a Comprehensive Cross-Platform Solution for Systems Administration with HP.
- Borland Software Corporation (NEW YORK):
Borland Unveils C++ Application Development Strategy for 2002; Aims to Simplify and Speed C++ Application Development Across Multiple Platforms and Devices.
- Bynari Inc. (NEW YORK):
Bynari's InsightConnector Increases Corporate Profitability.
- Covalent Technologies, Inc. (NEW YORK):
Covalent Technologies Announces Availability of New Linux Solutions with Compaq Computer Corporation; Offering Customers An Enterprise Web Infrastructure Solution on Compaq ProLiant Servers.
- Knox Software Corp. (LinuxWorld Expo, NY):
Exabyte wins Linux award at Linux show today.
- Legato Systems, Inc. (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.):
Legato Announces NetWorker Modules for IBM Database Software Running on Linux.
- NuSphere Corporation (NEW YORK):
NuSphere First to Enable Development of PHP Web Services; Open Source Community Embraces Web Services Alternatives to .NET and J2EE.
- Open Source Development Lab (NEW YORK):
OSDL Enterprise Achievement Award Presented to Andrew James Tridgell; Tridgell Recognized for Work on Samba.
- PolyServe, Inc. (SAN FRANCISCO):
PolyServe Showcases Software to Enable Matrix Computing At LinuxWorld; Software Allows Enterprise Customers To Build Flexible Server Farms Using Linux.
- Portland Group Compiler Technology, STMicroelectronics ():
Linux World Expo Invitation from Portland Group Compiler
- Sendmail, Inc. (NEW YORK):
Compaq and Sendmail, Inc. Deliver Industry's First Enterprise-Class Email Solutions on Linux for ProLiant Servers.
- Sistina Software. Inc. (MINNEAPOLIS & MELVILLE, N.Y.):
Sistina Software and FalconStor Partner to Provide Storage Clustering Solutions for Linux; Companies to Premier Technology at LinuxWorld Expo in New York City.
- Ximian, Inc. (NEW YORK):
Ximian to Highlight Solutions Driving Corporate Linux Desktop Momentum At LinuxWorld Expo in New York.
Proprietary Products for Linux
- BMC Software, Inc. (HOUSTON):
BMC Software Extends Enterprise Management Offerings to Include Linux Planning and Deployment.
- Bynari Inc. (NEW YORK):
Bynari Inc. Announces Revolutionary Upgrade to Its InsightServer Mail Server; Insight Server Version 3.0 Available in IBM eServer xSeries ''Value Bundles''.
- Caldera International, Inc. (OREM, Utah):
Caldera Volution Manager 1.1 Begins Shipping in February and Receives Industry Accolade.
- Computer Associates International, Inc. (ISLANDIA, N.Y.):
CA Adds 23 New Offerings to Industry's Broadest Range of Linux-Based eBusiness Management Solutions.
- CoreSense, Inc. (Troy, New York):
CoreSense Brings Fortune 500 eCommerce Technology to Small Businesses.
- ImageStream ():
ImageStream Ships New ATM DS3/E3 and OC3 Cards for Linux.
- Linux Information Systems AG (Berlin):
Debian Support in Germany.
Press release in German
- Platform Computing Inc. (TORONTO):
Platform Debuts Clusterware, Industry's First Integrated Linux Cluster Management Solution, to Drive Linux and Grid Adoption.
- SBC and Sterling Commerce (COLUMBUS, Ohio):
SBC's Sterling Commerce to Offer CONNECT:Direct For Linux on IBM eServer zSeries.
- Ulticom, Inc. (MT. LAUREL, N.J.):
Ulticom Offers Signalware Software on Linux; Creates New Telecom Application and Service Deployment Options.
Linux PC Hardware
Products and Services Using Linux
Products With Linux Versions
- IBM (ORLANDO, Fla.):
Lotus Software from IBM Announces Pre-Release Beta Version of Lotus Notes and Domino 6.
- MyBooks (HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.):
Appgen to Make MyBooks Accounting and Collaborative Commerce Platform Software Available to Linux OS Users.
- Nuance and Elan (MENLO PARK, Calif. & TOULOUSE, France):
Nuance and Elan Join Forces to Provide Advanced Text-to-Speech Applications Internationally.
- Primagraphics (USA) (AMHERST, Mass.):
Primagraphics Launches Hawkeye - A New Radar, Video and Graphics Product Family.
- Royal Philips Electronics (AUSTIN, Texas):
Philips Electronics Taps Dell for Global Data Center Move; Dell Helps Relocate, Support Systems Serving 600 Worldwide Web Sites.
- Sagantec (FREMONT, Calif.):
Sagantec SiFix Automates Physical Design Correction and Optimization; New Tool Accurately Implements Complex Design Rules Needed for Deep Submicron Process Technologies.
- Serena Software, Inc. (BURLINGAME, Calif.):
Serena Enhances Leading Change Management Solution With New Support for Linux for IBM eServer zSeries.
- Shaffer Solutions Corporation, Huntsville (HUNTSVILLE, Ala.):
New NFS and X-Server Connectivity Bundle by Shaffer Solutions and Starnet Communications.
- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (SANTA CLARA, Calif.):
Sun Microsystems Increases Cross Platform Support Within Sun One;New Linux Version of iPlanet(TM) Application Server Will Provide Increased Flexibility in Developing and Deploying Services on Demand
- VERITAS Software Corporation (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.):
VERITAS Storage Virtualization Platform Helps Linux Servers Address Demanding Enterprise Requirements.
- VIA NET.WORKS (ENGLAND):
New Managed Hosting Solutions from VIA reduces eBusiness costs for Small-to-Medium Enterprises.
Linux At Work
Books & Documentation
Training and Certification
- Basis Technology (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.):
IBM-Led, Open Source Unicode Library Now Supported by Basis Technology.
- Caldera International, Inc. (OREM, Utah):
Caldera Enhances Global Partner Program; Strengthening Its Partner Commitment, Caldera Increases Support, Training and Education Benefits.
- Mojolin (CHARLESTON, SC):
Mojolin: The Linux and Unix Job Site, Launches an Affiliate Program.
- Red Flag Software (MORGAN HILL, Calif. & BEIJING, China):
GraphOn Corp. Announces Reseller Agreement for GO-Global Software with China's Red Flag Software.
Personnel & New Offices
Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
January 31, 2002