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Linux takes center stage at confab

The open-source operating system gets kudos from strange partners such as Sun Microsystems and more support from stalwarts such as IBM at the LinuxWorld confab in New York.


By CNET Staff
February 1, 2001, 4:00 p.m. PT

The open-source operating system gets kudos from strange partners such as Sun Microsystems and more support from stalwarts such as IBM and Intel at the LinuxWorld confab in New York.

Caldera deal provides ammunition against Red Hat
The company signs a deal with Acrylis, a Linux services company, to give it features comparable to those of the rival Red Hat Network.
February 1, 2001, 3:10 p.m. PT  
Linux goes gadget
video Linux may be known as the software that came from nowhere to change the server market, but its effect is being felt in other computing sectors as well.
February 1, 2001, 4:00 p.m. PT  
Intel putting full-court press on Linux
update Following a similar move by IBM, the chipmaker seeks to enlist the help of open-source developers in pushing Linux and open-source software to their limits.
February 1, 2001, 10:05 a.m. PT  
French Linux seller acquires education company
French Linux seller MandrakeSoft acquires Coursemetric, an online education company, as part of an effort to expand its services.
February 1, 2001, 9:55 a.m. PT  
E-commerce start-up signs Linux distribution deal
Zelerate releases a new version of its open-source e-commerce software and signs a key deal to have it packaged with the SuSE's version of Linux.
February 1, 2001, 9:10 a.m. PT  
Microsoft gains on open-source Web server rival
Fans of Linux and open-source software have some unpleasant news to reckon with in their ongoing struggle to dethrone the software potentate.
February 1, 2001, 6:40 a.m. PT  
Microsoft takes a page from Linux playbook
In an unprecedented move, the software giant is sharing its Windows source code with customers in a lesson learned from its open-source competitors.
February 1, 2001, 6:05 a.m. PT  

Borland hopes to tow Windows programmers toward Linux
The bruised software maker introduces programming tools that it says will help Windows programmers easily transfer programs to Linux.
January 31, 2001, 11:45 a.m. PT  
IBM's Palmisano touts Linux at confab
video/update IBM President Sam Palmisano kicks off the show with a slew of hardware and software announcements supporting the open-source operating system.
January 31, 2001, 11:10 a.m. PT  
Dell, Oracle to open Linux center
Dell will use the facility, which is scheduled to open in the spring, to test and tune Oracle databases running on Intel-based systems running Linux.
January 31, 2001, 9:45 a.m. PT  
AMD offers Linux simulator for 64-bit chips
The company releases a Linux version of a simulator application to help programmers write software for its Sledgehammer chips.
January 31, 2001, 9:00 a.m. PT  
Sun boosts Java on Linux gadgets
The computer systems company releases a version of Java for small gadgets using the Linux operating system.
January 31, 2001, 7:25 a.m. PT  
Lineo dons Red Hat for telecommunications server
The company, one of the first to push Linux into non-PC devices, signs a deal with Force Computers to build ultrareliable computers based on Red Hat's version of Linux.
January 31, 2001, 6:50 a.m. PT  
Linux update has corporate appeal
Linux release 2.4.1 takes a step toward making the open-source operating system more friendly to the business crowd.
January 30, 2001, 11:40 a.m. PT  

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Intel exec talks up Linux's merits
William Swope, VP, Intel architecture group

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Microsoft opens gates to source code
Rob Enderle, desktop analyst, Giga Information Group

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Linux lovers weigh in on Microsoft

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Gadgets in the spotlight at LinuxWorld
Hari Sreenivasan, correspondent, CNET TV

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IBM chief courts Linux faithful
Sam Palmisano, CEO, IBM

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LinuxWorld: Opening-day buzz
Hari Sreenivasan, correspondent, CNET TV