LinuxWorld: Power to the penguin

special coverage The theme this year could be "It's who you know" as more large corporations tout Linux as a worthy competitor to the dominant Windows operating system.

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By CNET News.com Staff
January 24, 2003, 8:00 a.m. PT

Major companies continue to clamber aboard the open-source bandwagon.

By CNET News.com Staff
January 24, 2003, 8:00 a.m. PT

Major companies continue to clamber aboard the open-source bandwagon.

Red Hat boosts service subscription plan
The Linux seller is bolstering its Red Hat Network service with technology the company gained in its acquisition of NOCpulse in 2002.

Dell switches internal servers to Linux
Dell Computer switches 14 of its internal servers from Sun Microsystems machines to its own systems running Linux and a new version of Oracle's database software.

IBM: 'Linux is here to stay'
It's a message that's becoming harder and harder to avoid when listening to the tech titan: Linux has arrived as a mainstream operating system.

Font maker plans open-source typeface
Under an agreement with the Gnome Foundation, Bitstream says it will release 10 variations on the Vera typeface, aiming to smooth out a rough spot on the road to Linux.

AMD talks up Opteron chip
Advanced Micro Devices looks to drum up support for its forthcoming 64-bit Opteron server chip. "We're here to support you, the open-source community," CEO Hector Ruiz tells the LinuxWorld crowd.

UnitedLinux builds developers' toolkit
The consortium of Linux sellers launches a developer site to spur support from programmers for their joint version of the open-source operating system.

Linux brings in big bucks
IBM and Hewlett-Packard garnered billions of dollars in revenue from Linux-related products in 2002, the companies say.

Morgan Stanley aids Linux learning curve
When Red Hat took on Morgan Stanley as a customer, it found out just how much work needed to be done before Linux was ready for corporate use--a process that's been worthwhile, a Red Hat exec says.

Sun, Ximian back Linux desktop
The companies jointly develop software that lets Linux or Solaris computers running Ximian's Evolution software connect with Sun's e-mail and calendar server software.

Microsoft's changing tune on Linux
newsmaker A Windows exec says Microsoft's new tack for 2003 will replace public denunciations with technical and customer value comparisons.

SCO casts wider net for infringers
The company hires high-profile attorney David Boies to see whether Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and versions of BSD infringe on Unix intellectual property the company owns.

Penguin power for PDAs
IBM's microelectronics division says it will offer a reference design aimed at fostering the development of Linux-based handhelds.

IBM shows off new Linux buyers
Now three years into its embrace of Linux, Big Blue continues its evangelist effort by putting on display Unilever and several other new customers using the operating system.

Start-ups back Linux for data centers
OpsWare and CoroSoft, two companies that sell software designed to ease the operation of "data centers" packed with computers, are expanding their support for Linux.

SCO's Linux grabs for Microsoft e-mail
New Linux software lets small businesses set up servers for e-mail, calendars and contact list--a product the company says will be less expensive than Microsoft's Exchange.

Linux server maker nabs J.P. Morgan deal
Egenera plans to announce Wednesday that the financial services giant has bought several of its servers for supercomputing calculations.

It's a LinuxWorld, after all
Linux backers are set to flock to New York to promote their wares, swap business cards and make their case that the operating system is growing up.

Dustup hits desktop Linux confab
HP and others pull out of the Desktop Linux Summit after the sponsor's CEO bumps open-source advocate Bruce Perens out of the keynote speech slot.

Penguin on the prowl
Software from Intel fine-tunes Linux code, mainframes get an open-source database, Nokia woos Linux programmers--and more.

IBM's open-source stance
IBM has embraced open-source software to unify its diverse product line and give customers a choice and control over costs.

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Ximian evolves at LinuxWorld
David Patrick, CEO, Ximian

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Linux lands on laptops
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Microsoft makes showing at LinuxWorld
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