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Today's Featured Article
MyDoomsday scenario
Tuesday, February 03 2004 @ 05:31 pm CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,900
Linux First they were pirates. Now I guess they're supposed to be cyber-terrorists, too.

It's happening oh-so-quietly, but ever since the MyDoom virus started breaking records for speed and devastation last week, a selection of "experts" has been using the media to point the finger at the Linux
community.


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Sun lands another Linux desktop deal, with UK Gov't
Monday, December 08 2003 @ 05:14 am CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 2,708
Linux "Sun Microsystems's software strategy will pick up more steam Monday when the company plans to unveil an agreement with the U.K. government to distribute its Java enterprise software and Linux-based desktop operating system."

"SUN Microsystems, the under-pressure computer group, has beaten its rival Microsoft to a British government contract to fit 500,000 computers with its low-cost desktop software."

http://www.crn.com/sections/BreakingNews/dailyarchives.asp?ArticleID=46523
and
http://www.scotlandonsunday.com/business.cfm?id=1341432003.

Novell buying SUSE Linux to expand its Linux reach
Monday, November 24 2003 @ 03:04 pm CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 2,655
Linux from Computer world

NOVEMBER 04, 2003 ( COMPUTERWORLD ) - Just three months after it bought Linux desktop vendor Ximian Inc. (see story), Novell Inc. surprised the Linux world today by unveiling plans to acquire SUSE Linux AG.

Novell buying SUSE Linux to expand its Linux reach

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Lindows.com Announces 30,000 Machine Deployment in Canada
Thursday, November 20 2003 @ 12:14 pm CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,493
Linux Opens Canadian Office to Locally Serve Software Needs

SAN DIEGO, Nov 20, 2003 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Lindows.com Inc. announced today the beginning of a 30,000 LindowsOS PC launch geared to equip Canadians with affordable and easy-to-use computing solutions.

Successful trials of LindowsOS WebStations ( www.lindows.com/webstation ), the powerful, affordable machines designed for web work, are currently underway in Canada. The province of Nova Scotia has already deployed LindowsOS WebStations in four Nova Scotia Regional Community Access Program (C@P) centers. These centers operate as a public service, allowing residents of various communities to access the Internet and use the computers for their own needs.

Lindows.com, in conjunction with the South West Shore Development Authority (SWSDA), is moving throughout Nova Scotia and other provinces to bring LindowsOS to the greater Canada area. It is expected that more than 30,000 LindowsOS machines will be deployed within one year of the initial deployments. LindowsOS WebStations ( www.lindows.com/webstation ) and other configurations of LindowsOS computers ( www.lindows.com/featured ) will fulfill the needs of the Canadian government, as well as businesses and homes in Canada.

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Linux Brochure Project (LBP) Version 1.1.0 Released
Sunday, October 19 2003 @ 04:51 am CST
Contributed by: Barbara
Views:: 1,996
Linux Your organization may be interested in the Linux Brochure Project hosted on SourceForge. This project was developed because the Victoria Linux User Group (VLUG) wanted to produce their brochure using open source tools rather than proprietary ones. We registered it at SourceForge so that any Linux LUG and other advocacy groups could use the software to produce their own brochure. This project has been written up by LWN (http://lwn.net/Articles/51938/).

See below for project details.

Barbara Irwin
Publicity Coordinator, VLUG
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Linux deepening its Canadian foothold
Tuesday, July 22 2003 @ 04:52 am CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,536
Linux The Linux hype machine has been around long enough to allow Canadian IT managers to kick the proverbial tires -- and they like what they see, according to one industry observer.

During a Web briefing last month, Toronto-based IDC Canada Ltd. senior software analyst Warren Shiau painted a favorable picture of current Linux trends and its growing viability within IT. While Linux still struggles under limited availability, slow independent software vendor support and undercooked marketing strategies, Shiau noted the technology has established a respectable foothold within the enterprise.

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Vnunet (UK): The Penguin's progress
Sunday, March 02 2003 @ 07:58 pm CST
Contributed by: Aristotle
Views:: 2,815
Linux "Major vendor backing has led Linux to emerge as the only operating system likely to stop Microsoft dominating the middle- and high-end of the server food chain in the future."

"Linux is replacing proprietary Unix flavours as the enterprise server platform of choice. Realising that this trend is likely to continue, leading hardware vendors are getting behind the Penguin in a big way."

"Not content to challenge for the middle ground, Linux has found its way into mainframes and even become a supercomputer operating system."

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Financial Express: IT Industry Set To Be Linuxed: Nasscom
Thursday, February 20 2003 @ 03:45 pm CST
Contributed by: Aristotle
Views:: 2,581
Linux "The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) bets big on the open source software - Linux. The apex body of the software companies argues that Linux has the potential to grow into a leading operating system (OS) in India, co-existing with the other established players in this market."

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News.com: Linux to power most Motorola phones
Friday, February 14 2003 @ 08:15 am CST
Contributed by: Aristotle
Views:: 2,570
Linux " Motorola will begin selling its first cell phone based on Linux this year and says most models will follow suit, a major sign of the growing popularity of the operating system outside its stronghold on high-end computers."


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News.com: German bank switches to Linux
Friday, February 14 2003 @ 08:15 am CST
Contributed by: Aristotle
Views:: 2,577
Linux "Deutscher Investment Trust has chosen to run Intel-based servers with SuSE's version of Linux on its computers that analyze funds and portfolios, SuSE said Thursday. The German bank's programs previously ran on a Hewlett-Packard Unix server, but the company switched to Intel and Linux because it was less expensive than moving from the existing HP-UX 10i Unix version to 11i, the bank said."


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