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
"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 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
(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)
[herewith a verbatim copy of a fax received last Friday by Lindows, Inc. CEO,
Robert A. Rosenfeld
Direct (415) 772-6609
Main (415) 772-6000
Fax (415) 772-6268
September 26, 2003
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)
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)