The creator of Linux himself has, not unnaturally, joined the SCO-vs-the-Rest-of-the-World fray, telling the CEO of SCO Group, Darl McBride: 'Please grow up.'
Sep. 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 49,648 Replies: 10
Bruce Perens and 'ESR' (Eric S. Raymond) have just issued an Open Letter in response to yesterday's Darl McBride missive - read it here on LinuxWorld.com right now.
Sep. 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 44,100 Replies: 7
In an open letter to the OS community, Darl McBride writes: 'The most controversial issue in the information technology industry today is the ongoing battle over software copyrights and intellectual property. This battle is being fought largely between vendors who create and sell propr...
Sep. 9, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 216,712 Replies: 228
Linux.SYS-CON.com's editor-in-chief Kevin Bedell takes issue with the recent publication of Darl McBride's open letter to the community regarding the SCO claim.
Sep. 9, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 73,217 Replies: 40
Old father Linux may be 12 years old this month, but little Google is already 5.
Sep. 8, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 23,123 Replies: 2
LinuxWorld Magazine fans will be pleased to know that international advisory board member Wim Coekearts is one of the 12 'gurus' selected by Oracle for star treatment at OracleWorld this week.
Sep. 8, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,070
The next car you buy might be safer and stronger, thanks to Linux! Audi is using a Linux Networx Evolocity II (E2) MAGMASOFT cluster to simulate components for the new Audi Space Framefor future car models. The E2 MAGMASOFT system has helped speed simulations from two weeks to two days...
Sep. 8, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,248
'Linux gives us the power we need to crush those who oppose us...' says the lead character in a Flash animation that's doing the rounds of the Web right now. 'I don't see why most people don't run Linux.' But there's a twist in the tale.
Sep. 7, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 9,161
Linux is the path to a bright new future for Taiwan, a leading industry analyst said yesterday. Development of a Linux-based operating system is essential if Taiwan is to avoid missing a great business opportunity in the near future, he asserted.
Sep. 4, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,203
The goal of every darkside hacker is to get the target system to do something you don't want it to do. A primary example is buffer overruns - one of those things that every first-year programming student should be taught to avoid, yet one that is still used with great frequency by hac...
Sep. 4, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 15,000 Replies: 4
'This strategic alliance with HP will drive the adoption of enterprise Linux in China,' says Red Flag Software's President and CEO.
Sep. 3, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 21,770
In celebration of the twelfth anniversary of the birth of the Linux software, a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill known as ibiblio.org has designated September 2003 as 'Linux Month.'
Sep. 3, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 9,805 Replies: 6
Before the end of this month, according to a CNET Report, about 1,000 Linux users in the US will find an invoice from the SCO Group in their mail - threatening court action if the users fail to pay.
Sep. 3, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 11,446 Replies: 37
Three major universities have selected Linux on IBM POWER technology to build the Library of Congress's first centralized online catalog of film, television, and digital video images from libraries, national archives, museums, and broadcasting companies.
Sep. 3, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,769
The chief information officer of Australian telecom giant Telstra, Jeff Smith, has announced that the company is going to deploy open-source software company-wide. His aim? To halve, within 3 years, Telstra's $1.5 billion IT spend.
Sep. 2, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 10,871
This week's round-up of how Linux is currently being mentioned in the world's print, online, and related news media incorporates Australia, Japan, China, and Korea.
Sep. 2, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,682
Can anyone beat this for the best-ever quote from the creator of Linux?
Sep. 2, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,341 Replies: 2
SGI and SuSE Linux have announced plans to offer, for the first time, a fully supported 64-processor system running a fully supported, enterprise-grade Linux operating system - expected to be available in October.
Aug. 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,602
In a statement posted on its Web site, MontaVista Software reassures its customers and partners that it 'believes that the lawsuit has no real merit, and so has minimal or no implications for companies developing embedded applications with MontaVista Linux, nor for users and consumers ...
Aug. 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 10,151 Replies: 3
If you thought that the weekend would be a time of respite in the 'SCO vs Linux' saga, you were very, very wrong. This Monday morning, after a very busy night, LinuxWorld brings you a blow-by-blow account of the latest shenanigans.
Aug. 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 49,696 Replies: 2
Today's hottest Linux quotes...culled from newspapers, magazines, and Web sites worldwide.
Aug. 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,645 Replies: 1
When faced with upgrading their existing NT server to the latest Windows release, an opportunity was presented to look at the offerings from Linux. This a tale with a happy ending from a Linux consultant in the field.
Aug. 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 12,576 Replies: 5
Writing in response to the recent LinuxWorld article about how Bruce Perens has been debunking the FUD being spread about UNIX and Linux, a LinuxWorld reader points out a further discrepancy in SCO's recent claims.
Aug. 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 10,343 Replies: 4
On Friday Eric S. Raymond, President of the Open Source Initiative, wrote an Open Letter to SCO Group President and Chief Executive Officer Darl McBride. Here is the text of the letter in full.
Aug. 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 51,603 Replies: 5
Bruce Perens, eminence grise of open-source, just got his hands (well alright then, his eyes) on the SCO code slides--and ended up getting a good laugh at what he found there...
Aug. 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 44,898 Replies: 10
N2H2, Inc., a global Internet content filtering company, has released version 2.0 of the company's Sentian and Bess lines of filtering products for Red Hat Linux. The new Red Hat Linux version offers a number of powerful features and a simple Web-based interface, and is designed to int...
Aug. 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,667
Continuing its mission to document what it calls 'the Penguin's unstoppable march,' the vnunet.com site is carrying a very timely article today reminding the Linux community that 'it's only a matter of time before SCO code is removed entirely from the Linux kernel.'
Aug. 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 40,134 Replies: 3
Los Alamos National Laboratory has selected Linux Networx to build a 256-node Evolocity cluster system, which will be the largest InfiniBand™ cluster announced to date. Named Orange by Los Alamos, the cluster will become part of the Laboratory's Institutional Computing project, which s...
Aug. 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,740
Another round-up in our series of scans for pithy quotes and insightful thoughts about Linux and open-source issues of the day.
Aug. 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,117
Did you know that 36% of developers prefer commercial versions of Linux and 15% prefer a non-commercial version, but that the majority of developers (49%) say that it doesn’t matter? Were you aware that, on the desktop, KDE has moved ahead of GNOME for the first time? (65% versus 56%, ...
Aug. 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,399
Our weekly round-up Linux stories from the world's magazines, journals, newspapers, and Web sites.
Aug. 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,397
Now that, according to Red Hat, some 10% of India's personal computers will be sold with Linux rather than a Microsoft OS by March, 2004, Reuters is reporting today on Indian fears that using cheap Linux software for business could cause problems.
Aug. 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 28,558
With so many accusations and counter-accusations flying around just now, LinuxWorld aims to bring you only undisputed facts about the SCO vs IBM lawsuit. Today for example, we bring you without any comment the full text of SCO's latest press release.
Aug. 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 35,373
New to Linux? There's no better way to get started than by asking for help from others in the software development community who are already initiated into its advantages. Here LinuxWorld brings a recent exchange between one of Java Developer Journal's contributing editors, Jason Brigg...
Aug. 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,527 Replies: 16
LinuxWorld Magazine editor-in-chief Kevin Bedell reports how the final day of the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco took an unexpected turn for him...and a good one, he hopes, for the Open Source community. It involved Bruce Perens, the Chairman of the Zynot Foundation, and...
Aug. 8, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 29,196
Linux is a wonderful operating system, but that doesn't mean that Linux and its tools are perfect. Most Linux users, whether new or seasoned veterans, have annoying experiences along the way to enlightenment. A trio of authors is looking for your biggest Linux annoyances.
Aug. 7, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 25,633
Linux.SYS-CON.com, which premiered this week at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, has already been receiving plaudits from different corners of the Linux community. Why not join the growing number of folks who have taken the trouble to let us know what they make of the Premier Issue?
Aug. 7, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 16,223
LinuxWorld's Editor-in-Chief Kevin Bedell reports in on the action straight from the show floor.
Aug. 7, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 22,793
On the opening day of LinuxWorld in San Francisco yesterday, IBM and SuSE announced that they now have security certification for Linux from the United States government. This is a new “first” for Linux.
Aug. 6, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,343
LinuxWorld Magazine senior editor James Turner is hanging out this week at LinuxWorld Expo. Read his first day's musings and his take on how Linux is maturing in the corporate world.
Aug. 6, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 25,787