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Linux Laptops from Dell
Dell now has begun selling two models of its laptops with Linux preinstalled.

linux netbooks  of its laptops with Linux preinstalled. The products, the Latitude CPX and the Inspiron 7500, come with Red Hat Linux 6.1 and are certified by Linuxcare. The Inspirons with Linux are available now, but the Latitudes will be available Feb. 4, according to a company representative. The move has been expected since last August. The CPX is the top-of-the-line model of Dell's Latitude line, slimmer and more expensive than the Inspirons, which are designed to be more like replacements for desktop computers. The

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Embedded Linux for Handhelds


A spate of recent announcements from Lineo, Inc., Red Hat, and others concern the development of "embedded Linux", initially for x86-based and PowerPC-based CPUs.

linux netbooks  Linux for Handhelds Event Summary 01/25/2000 [Computerworld] - Lineo, Inc. in Lindon, Utah, is now shipping an embedded version of Linux called Embedix. With an additional software layer, Embedix PDA, due in the first quarter of next year, the operating system will be able to run Windows CE applications, the company said. Embedix 1.0 will initially run on Intel x86 and PowerPC processors. It requires a minimum of 8MB of RAM and 3M bytes of read-only memory or flash memory. Bast Inc. in Sonoma, Read More

Compaq and Samsung in Deal to Save Alpha


Compaq Computer Corp. and South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. are planning to announce Monday a preliminary agreement to spend $500 million to advance the manufacturing and marketing of Compaq's 64-bit Alpha microprocessors and computer systems.

linux netbooks  fund to invest in Linux software makers and promote the use of Alpha-based computers. Market Impact Markets primarily affected are the high-end technical computing and server markets. The incorporation of Linux is an attempt to bring Alpha into more mainstream computing environments. Compaq/Samsung have also expressed an intent to move Alpha into areas such as network appliances, but Alpha's present cost structure does not make this a simple task. If Compaq can leverage Linux into a significant sales Read More

Linux at 25% of Server OS Market - Is Redmond Hearing Footsteps?


Linux has now grabbed 25% of the server operating system market share, passing Novell and knocking on Windows's door.

linux netbooks  Event Summary [Computerworld] 02/11/2000 Linux cornered 25% of the server operating system market last year, according to preliminary data from International Data Corp. (IDC). But in terms of revenue share, Linux remains a tiny fraction of the market. Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT system held steady at 38% of the server operating system market last year, while Novell Inc. finished at 19%. Meanwhile, all of the combined versions of Unix garnered 15% of the market. But IDC analyst Dan Kusnetzky warned Read More

Demand at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends


As we witness the inexorable increase in demand for Free and open source software (FOSS), many organizations have yet to glean the FOSS fundamentals. This series highlights fundamentals for the enterprise as manifested in global customer demand trends.

linux netbooks  operating system known as Linux (often referred to as GNU/Linux), which was born in 1991. Another widely-used open source operating system is FreeBSD, which was born in 1993 (1979 if one were to trace its ancestors). Finally, an organization called the Open Source Initiative (OSI) began in 1998. These dates highlight the persistence of several significant organizations and projects, though there are other high-profile names that have been and continue to be integral parts in developing the FOSS Read More

VA Linux Releases NAS Server


Trying to break into the growing Network-Attached Storage market, Linux-based hardware manufacturer VA Linux has announced the release of its 9205 NAS storage server appliance.

linux netbooks  Linux Releases NAS Server VA Linux Releases NAS Server R. Krause - September 26, 2000 Event Summary VA Linux Systems, Inc. recently introduced the VA Linux 9205 NAS system, a 2U (3.5-inch-high) storage appliance that leverages VA's expertise in Open Source software and high-density Linux systems engineering. The VA Linux 9205 NAS is VA's first network-attached storage (NAS) solution, complementing the company's product line, which is the industry's broadest selection of 1U and 2U rackmount Linux Read More

HP’s LT 6000r Six-CPU Server


HP has re-entered the enterprise computing race with the release of its LT 6000r, a six-CPU server with improved performance and excellent transactional price/performance.

linux netbooks  are company-related, not product-related. Linux strategy HP still has not convinced many people that it has a Linux strategy. Although they have said some of the right words, we do not believe they have a fully-integrated plan, whereas Dell, IBM, and Compaq (HP's primary competition in the Intel server market) seem to be able to articulate and implement a more cohesive Linux strategy. Product ordering/sales Although HP has improved their online purchasing process, they still have a way to go. Currently, Read More

TurboLinux Clusters One More Step Taken


TurboLinux Inc. debuted its anticipated TurboCluster Server, starting at $995 for two-node clusters. The product will scale to cluster 30 Intel-based servers.

linux netbooks  interconnect drivers in the Linux cluster software. Finally, Enlightened Software Inc.'s cluster server management software will be bundled with TurboCluster as well, TurboLinux officials said. TurboLinux aims to create a profile as high as that of competitor Red Hat Software Inc. with this slew of announcements, officials said. Market Impact Presently, Windows NT does not support clusters of more than two servers 1 , so this product will provide a competitive advantage in situations where clusters are Read More

IBM Server Line Redrawn


IBM has continued its renaming binge, moving from PCs to servers.

linux netbooks  All servers will be Linux enabled The eServer product line will be separated into four series: zSeries - mainframes (although IBM no longer uses that term, apparently) pSeries - UNIX-based iSeries - mid-market xSeries - Intel-based Market Impact On the surface, this looks like the standard product line revamping/renaming that almost every company goes through from time to time. There were really no earth-shattering new products nor special features (with the possible exception of Capacity Upgrade on Read More

IA-64 Linux From Red Hat


Red Hat announces the availability of the source code for IA-64 platforms, the first of which will be Intel’s “Itanium” processor, due later this year.

linux netbooks  64 Linux From Red Hat IA-64 Linux From Red Hat R. Krause - June 15, 2000 Event Summary In May Red Hat, Inc. announced the availability of an early release of the Red Hat source code for the forthcoming Intel Itanium processor platform targeting high-end servers and workstations. This distribution enables the development of IA-64 software for the most intensive computing environments, from high performance design automation to enterprise level databases. A free download version of the code can be Read More

Red Hat Releases Clustering Software


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Centralized Management for UNIX, Linux, Mac, Web, and Database Platforms


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linux netbooks  Management for UNIX, Linux, Mac, Web, and Database Platforms Integrating UNIX, Linux, Mac, Web, and database platforms includes securing all systems with the same authentication, authorization, and group policy services you use for Windows. How can this be done, without intrusive reconfiguration of your existing systems, while still providing the necessary granular administrative control? Learn how to leverage a centralized identity management tool leveraged with Active Directory. Read More

AMD Hooks Up with Transmeta - For Now


Advanced Micro Devices, Intel’s main CPU competition, has teamed up with Transmeta – another Intel competitor – in an effort to speed development on its 'Sledgehammmer' 64-bit processor.

linux netbooks  have no problem vis-a-vis Linux , but it's currently only a serious competitor in the server market. Since AMD has only a modest - at best - server presence in the corporate market, this is problematic. Although Sledgehammer is geared toward servers, AMD needs to be able to provide servers in the four-CPU market, something they can't do at present.) We expect AMD's business folks will do whatever it takes to get MS on board. User Recommendations Users who believe Intel first, last, and always will have Read More

GNOME Will Try to Buff Up Linux


In its fight to catch up to Windows for desktop mindshare and market share, Linux has received a boost from the Gnome Foundation and a number of key systems manufacturers.

linux netbooks  Try to Buff Up Linux GNOME Will Try to Buff Up Linux R. Krause - September 8, 2000 Event Summary In August at LinuxWorld, the GNOME project announced five major initiatives aimed at delivering an industry-wide open user environment. These initiatives are: To establish the GNOME user environment as the unifying desktop for the Linux and Unix communities. Adoption of OpenOffice.org technologies for integration into GNOME. Integration of the Mozilla browser technology into GNOME. Industry leaders to work Read More

Gateway & AOL Follow Crusoe’s Footprints


Gateway & AOL have selected Transmeta’s Crusoe processors for its next generation of Internet access appliances, which we’re calling “iPliances.” Some of them may even be ready for prime time this year. Is the market ready for them?

linux netbooks  has selected Transmeta's Mobile Linux as the operating system for these products. Gateway, which also made a strategic investment in Transmeta in April 2000, selected the Transmeta Crusoe processor for inclusion in the family of IAs it plans to launch with AOL based on several criteria: high performance; lower temperature operation, which permits smaller packaging; and its low-power requirements, which dramatically increases battery life. Market Impact As we previously reported, the Gateway AOL Read More