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Report: Dell Takes More Steps into Linux

Dell, a long-time member of the Wintel camp, has started taking more steps into Linux, often hand-in-hand with various software partners. Outside of splashier deals with the likes of Red Hat, Oracle, and SAP in North America, Dell' has more quietly started selling SUSE Linux and Red Flag distributions on other continents.

Red Hat update for utempter (RHSA-2004:175-01)

Trustix update for libpng (TSLSA-2004-0025)

OpenPKG update for proftpd (OpenPKG-SA-2004.018)

Trustix update for rsync (TSLSA-2004-0024)

Red Hat update for X-Chat (RHSA-2004:177-01)

Red Hat update for LHA (RHSA-2004:179-01)

Red Hat update for httpd (RHSA-2004:182-01)

Debian update for libpng (DSA-498-1)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Apr 30, 2004 11:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian; Story Type: Security

Mandrake update for mc (MDKSA-2004:039)

Mandrake update for libpng (MDKSA-2004:040)

Open-source Nemesis Threatens Routers

The open-source operating system Linux is at the heart of the unlikely recent partnership between Microsoft and Sun Microsystems, who have lost significant market share for their server OS products to Linux.

How Did Oracle Get into this SCO Business?

IBM has subpoenaed Oracle, whose name has yet to come up in the controversy, to appear in its defense at the SCO trial, if it should come to that. IBM has put a bid in for summary judgment.

Mozilla & Gnome Talk Defensive Alliance

"Mozilla and Gnome folks are talking about throwing in their lot together," writes Maureen O'Gara, "so as not to fall under Microsoft's hooves - especially when Longhorn hits town. It's pretty much a survival issue."

Microsoft's Ballmer: "Linux requires concentrated focus and ...

  • Linux World; By Microsoft's Ballmer: "Linux requires concentrated focus and attention" (Posted by dave on Apr 30, 2004 6:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
In a company-wide memo sent this week, Steve Ballmer called on Microsoft's 50,000-plus employees around the world to keep a very close eye on Linux and open source as a growing threat to the company.

Enterprises around the world are putting Oracle on Linux to work

Organizations around the world are discovering the excellent economics of Linux operating system compared to many other proprietary operating systems including Microsoft Windows.

Trying on a New Hat

I have to admit that I'd been reluctant to give Fedora a try. I was unconvinced that an active and loyal community would grow up around it, and also feared that Red Hat's enterprise focus would color the Fedora Project's work, distracting it from improvements that matter to nonenterprise users. Boy, was I wrong--on both accounts.

[Interview] Clusters of thoughts by Beowulf founder

  • Network World on Linux; By Phil Hochmuth (Posted by dave on Apr 30, 2004 5:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Donald Becker started the Beowulf Parallel Workstation Project in 1993 at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The project's goal was to cheaply mimic the computing power of expensive mainframes and supercomputers with clusters of commodity hardware and free operating systems. The effort at NASA was named after the eighth-century Danish poem Beowulf, who slew mighty beasts - in the case at NASA, those beasts were supercomputers and mainframes.

Open source group hits back at back-door claims

  • The Age; By Sam Varghese (Posted by dave on Apr 30, 2004 5:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
[Con Zymaris] has hit back at suggestions that open source software is more likely to contain back-doors than proprietary software

Plugging the Linux holes

  • CNET News.com; By David Becker (Posted by dave on Apr 30, 2004 5:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You can easily surf the Web and run a spreadsheet on a Linux-powered PC, but good luck if you want to balance your checkbook.

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