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Red Flag's desktop release 4.0 is about to go head-to-head against Red Hat in the Indian Linux market. That's the story being reported by Hinesh Jethwani from Mumbai in CXO Today. "Red Hat’s monopolistic hold on the Indian market, which has made the brand almost a synonym of sorts to the word ‘Linux’, is all set to change with the entrance of new flavors into the Open Source market," writes Jethwani. The company introducing Red Flag is Chennai-based Altosys Software Technologies Limited. The report quotes Altosys's L. Ramesh, business manager for Linux: "Red Flag will offer a complete range of Linux solutions starting from desktops to high end servers. All versions are currently in Chinese, and we're working on the English customization, for distribution in India.” Ramesh goes on to explain that Red Hat, by its early entry into the Indian market, has gained a substant... (more)

HP Simplifies One-to-one Computing Solutions for Schools

HP announced a simplified approach for school districts planning to deploy one-to-one teaching and learning programs using computer technology. With the launch of the HP 1:1 Computing in a Box pilot solution program, HP has bundled the required hardware (either a notebook or tablet PC), software and services that a school needs to effectively deploy the technology backbone of a one-to-one teaching and learning program. One-to-one computing is an educational initiative to improve the way schools deliver instruction through technology, with the goal of increasing academic achievemen... (more)

'We Now Definitively Own Unix & UnixWare Copyrights,' Says SCO

(July 21, 2003) - According to industry veteran Maureen O’Gara, whose weekly LinuxGram is distributed every Friday by Linux Business Week, the SCO Group is now saying that the US Patent and Trademark Office registered all the Unix and UnixWare copyrights that AT&T's Unix System Labs ever owned in SCO's name last week, “dispelling any lingering doubts,” as O’Gara puts it, “that SCO does in fact own them.” According to O’Gara, now that that SCO has accomplished that, its CEO Darl McBride will start using the copyrights “to bring Linux users to the negotiating table to work out lice... (more)

Lindows, Inc Caught in the Cross-Hairs of Microsoft's Legal Rifle

[herewith a verbatim copy of a fax received last Friday by Lindows, Inc. CEO, Michael Robertson] HellerEhrman Robert A. Rosenfeld rrosenfeld@hewm.com Direct (415) 772-6609 Main (415) 772-6000 Fax (415) 772-6268 September 26, 2003 Via Facsimile Mr. Michael Robertson Chief Executive Officer Lindows Inc. 9333 Genesee Ave. 3rd Floor San Diego, California 92121 Re: Microsoft Cases, J.C.C.P. No. 4106, San Francisco Superior Court Dear Mr. Robertson: This firm represents Microsoft Corporation in a class action pending in San Francisco Superior Court, in which the Court has recently grant... (more)

Latest "IP Enforcement Move" by SCO Raises Hackles - Novell Responds

Unusually, LinuxWorld reproduces a press release without comment. Instead we will leave the community to do the commenting, in the feedback field below. Please keep responses dignified, thank you.           UPDATE: Novell issued the following statement - also dated Dec 22, 2003: "Novell believes it owns the copyrights in UNIX, and has applied for and received copyright registrations pertaining to UNIX consistent with that position. Novell detailed the basis for its ownership position in correspondence with SCO. Copies of our correspondence, and SCO's reply, are available here. ... (more)