Workshop attendees debate new features for Linux 2.5 kernel
With version 2.4 of the Linux kernel still hot from the oven, the Linux development community officially kicked off debate about what features should go into the 2.5 version at a two-day workshop last weekend.
-- 4/4/2001 Infoworld
First virus to infect Windows, Linux apps appears
Antivirus software manufacturers are reporting the appearance of the first virus that can infect applications on systems that run either Linux or Microsoft Windows.
-- 3/28/2001 ITworld.com
IBM drops 'Blue Hammer' on clustering market
As part of its continuing effort to bring Linux into the mainstream, IBM introduced technology that will let businesses maintain huge Linux or Unix server farms from a single location.
-- 3/26/2001 Network World
CeBIT: Avaya upgrades free Linux security software
Avaya Labs Research has released Libsafe 2.0, the latest version of its free security software for Linux systems. According to the company, the new version of Libsafe shields servers from both buffer overflow and format string attacks.
-- 3/23/2001 ITworld.com
SANS Institute warns against 'Lion' Linux worm
Security experts have discovered a dangerous computer worm, dubbed 'Lion,' that spreads through Linux computers by exploiting a vulnerability in the BIND domain name system.
-- 3/23/2001 Network World
Linux loves the slow economy
The main barrier to open source in the enterprise is CIO psychology.
-- 3/23/2001 Linuxworld.com
CeBit: mySAP comes to IBM eServers running Linux
IBM and SAP on Wednesday announced an agreement to deliver the mySAP e-business portal software on the zSeries of IBM's eServers running the Linux operating system.
-- 3/22/2001 Infoworld
IBM adding supercomputer features to Linux server line
IBM today announced plans to port key cluster management and file system software technologies from its SP supercomputer and AIX operating systems to its Linux rack-mounted server line.
-- 3/20/2001 Computerworld
Boeing uses Linux, AMD for rocket program
The aerospace vendor has implemented a 96-server Linux supercluster, developed by Linux NetworX and powered by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Athlon processors, to run applications that support Boeing's latest rocket development program.
-- 3/16/2001 ITworld.com
SGI to offer Linux-based IA-64 Origin computer
Silicon Graphics (SGI) plans to introduce a version of its Origin 3000 series computer built around Intel's 64-bit IA-64 Itanium processor running Linux, according to SGI Chairman and CEO Robert Bishop.
-- 3/16/2001 Infoworld
iceSculptor DTP software leaves you cold
We can't decide if it's half-frozen or half-baked, but after months of press releases and flashy booths at LinuxWorld Expo, Chilliware has at least delivered some software.
-- 3/8/2001 Linuxworld.com
Department of Defense to install Linux supercomputer
The US Department of Defense plans within the next few months to install a 512-processor Linux cluster -- capable of processing 478 billion calculations per second -- at a computing facility in Hawaii.-- 3/6/2001 Computerworld.com
IBM offers 10 percent discount on Linux servers for small businesses
Trying to broaden the appeal of Linux to smaller companies, IBM has announced a 10 percent discount on its Intel-based servers that come bundled with Linux and the company's Linux-based suite of middleware applications.-- 3/6/2001 Infoworld.com
Kylix does Linux, Delphi style
Borland has brilliantly married open-source technology with its mature Object Pascal compiler and debugger. Kylix is a self-contained development environment that's much easier to learn than Java and creates blindingly fast native code for Linux.
-- 3/6/2001 Infoworld.com
Defense Department plans
512-processor Linux cluster
The Department of Defense said it plans within the next few months to install
a 512-processor Linux cluster able to process 478 billion calculations per second
at a computing facility in Hawaii for use in applications such as tracking and
fighting wildfires across the country. -- 2/23/2001 Computerworld.com
Red Hat CTO to showcase
mammoth Linux-based p-to-p network
A number of startup companies will be making their public debut at this week's
O'Reilly Peer to Peer Conference in San Francisco, but Linux vendor Red Hat
will be presenting details of a real-world p-to-p (peer-to-peer) application
at one of the world's biggest Linux installations. -- 2/13/2001 Infoworld.com
Home-grown apps make life sweet at Dan's Chocolates
When the e-tailer's business plan changed, so did its decision to use large-scale software packages
-- 2/12/2001 Infoworld.com
Behind the Linus curtain
In a LinuxWorld.com interview, Linux creator Linus Torvalds muses upon kernels, beer, and family. -- 2/9/2001 Linuxworld.com
SuSE to cut US staff
In a move designed to take advantage of Europe's lower personnel costs, German Linux vendor SuSE Linux AG will cut its U.S. staff by 66 percent, leaving only 15 employees in its California-based subsidiary.
-- 2/5/2001 ITworld.com
Linux is making lots of vendors nervous these days. Some, like the folks at
IBM Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co., are throwing money at Linux -- they hope
to get in on the ground floor of the Next Big Thing. Others, like Microsoft
Corp., are throwing whatever sticks and stones they can find -- they hope the
buzz fades and the Linux bandwagon crashes and burns. --2/5/01 Computerworld
The release of the Linux 2.4 kernel won some praise from IT managers this week. But it won't necessarily win an immediate place in their deployment plans. -- 2/1/01 ComputerWorld.com
In a preview of his Thursday morning keynote address at LinuxWorld Expo in New York, Intel's Will Swope on Wednseday said Linux developers should view the data center as the "next frontier" for the open-source operating system. -- 1/31/01 InfoWorld.com
Sun Microsystems Wednesday shipped two components of its J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) for Linux. The announcement beefs up Sun's support for embedded systems, an area into which the Linux operating system is moving more aggressively than ever. -- 1/31/01 ITworld.com
As day one of the LinuxWorld conference & exposition got under way in New York Wednesday, product announcements related to Linux in the server and embedded markets led the way. -- 2/1/01 ITworld.com News
In his keynote address that opened the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo on Wednesday, IBM president and CEO Sam Palmisano said the open source operating system is ready to go from being a "nice modular technology" for smaller business systems to being an integral platform for conducting "real e-business."-- 02/01/2001 InfoWorld.com
The company said Wednesday that it will soon offer support for Linux on 44 printers and also will ship servers and development tools aimed at users of the operating system.-- 01/31/2001 ITworld.com
IBM announces 64-way Linux server
The server is designed to bridge the gap between mainframes and servers using single Intel processors, and is the first designed to work with IBM's Linux Application Environment. IBM also announced an integrated Linux development suite for its PowerNP network processor.-- 01/31/2001 ITworld.com
Red Hat brings Eazel under its wing
Eazel secured a key partnership Monday when it announced that Red Hat will bundle Eazel's Nautilus software on all upcoming versions of Red Hat Linux.-- 01/30/2001 ITworld.com News
Server, desktop worlds collide at 'Linux-on-the-Hudson' expo
Linux adherents of all stripes gather this week to view the latest wares at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in New York. At the show, the Linux story will continue to be told as a tale of two platforms, with movement on the server side continuing to outpace desktop advances.-- 01/29/2001 ITworld.com News
IBM grows Linux database support
To mark its latest push in the open-source arena, Big Blue unveils new DB2 versions
that vigorously support Linux. -- 12/18/2000 www.nwfusion.com News
Competitors aim to give Sun a run
in server market
Can Linux get enterprise-ready fast enough to threaten Sun's imposing midrange
systems' lead. Several key vendors think so. -- 12/18/2000 www.nwfusion.com
Red Hat unveils Linux for Alpha
Compaq's Alpha platform once touted its support for Windows NT and UNIX. Now
add Linux to the mix. -- 12/4/2000 www.nwfusion.com News