Penguin on the prowl

Linux mascot Tux is back in the spotlight as Red Hat's soon-to-be-released new version of the OS leaks to the Net, Microsoft snipes at open-source foes, and several firms tout new Linux products.

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Linux mascot Tux waddles back into the spotlight as Red Hat's soon-to-be-released new version of the OS leaks to the Internet, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says his company's pros will outsmart the open-source movement, and several companies tout new Linux products.

Web leak of Linux lets Hat out of the bag
update Parts of the new version of Red Hat's Linux software slip onto the Net nearly a week before the OS's official release, giving glimpses of a product with a new mainstream focus.
September 25, 2002

Ballmer: United, we'll stomp on Linux
CEO Steve Ballmer tells a London audience that Microsoft developers must match the passion and energy of the Linux community, as well as produce better technology.
September 24, 2002

Start-up banks on hack-proof Linux
Guardian Digital releases a version of Linux that's less vulnerable to attack, a niche the company hopes will gain it a foothold in the market for the Unix-like operating system.
September 24, 2002

IBM sells Linux to retailers
Big Blue makes some progress in a new part of its effort to spread the Linux operating system far and wide, selling thousands of high-tech cash registers to two sizable customers.
September 24, 2002

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Sun's Linux PC cheaper, McNealy says
Sun Microsystems will sell Linux-based desktops that will cost less than half to own and operate than comparable systems running Windows, Sun's CEO says.
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