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LinuxWorld unmasks open-source's inner world

New alliances and products are being unveiled from computing giants and Linux start-ups alike at this week's LinuxWorld trade show.

 

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While investors may have lost some of their zeal for Linux this year, the open-source phenomenon marches forward. New alliances and products are being unveiled from computing giants and Linux start-ups alike at this week's LinuxWorld trade show.

"I would like to thank the hackers here for working on completing our vision."

- Jim Gettys, a Compaq employee who wrote much of the X Window system for Unix

 


Linux seller scores IBM distribution deal
SuSE, one of the four major companies selling Linux, estimates the distribution deal will give 20,000 of IBM's Intel server customers the opportunity to try out SuSE.

First CEO exits open-source software start-up
Great Bridge, a company that is trying to commercialize open-source database software, has appointed a new CEO after earlier executives didn't see eye-to-eye.

Linux scores coup with Dell software deal
Linuxcare and OpenSales forge a partnership with the computer maker to sell OpenSales' e-commerce software on Dell computers.

VA Linux CEO wants to break some Windows
video Watch CEO Larry Augustin at the LinuxWorld conference talk about the future of Linux as the alternative to a Windows world.

Caldera CEO: Unix will help Linux adoption
Ransom Love says his company's acquisition of Santa Cruz Operations' Unix software and services will help it address weaknesses that have kept Linux from mainstream use.

Rift persists between Linux interface camps
The arrival of major corporate backing to boost the Gnome desktop user interface for Linux won't do much to unify support for a competing effort called KDE, several key executives say.

Dell: Linux will keep Sun, Microsoft at bay
Linux will help Dell Computer dislodge Sun Microsystems, chief executive Michael Dell predicts during a speech in which he also knocks Microsoft's business plan.