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Linux and Unix share the trade show spotlight

Aug 11, 20045 mins
Enterprise Applications

* News from LinuxWorld San Francisco * News from SCO Forum * Upcoming trade shows * Free Network World Technology Tours

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It was quite interesting that the trade show gods decided to put on LinuxWorld and SCO Forum at the same week. Call it fate or design, but it seems that Linux and Unix are forever interwined. At LinuxWorld, the hot-button topic was of how enterprises could integrate Linux into legacy environments, while at SCO Forum, SCO CEO Darl McBride said the company won’t be suing any more customers for a while. Instead, it will look to sell some software.

In other trade show news, last week saw the demise of another show: the very young Cebit America. The juggernaut Cebit Hannover will continue to steam through Germany though.


Cebit America 2005 canceled, low revenue cited, 08/03/04

Although the Cebit America Web site continues to enthusiastically suggest that visitors “Save the date!” for the 2005 edition of the IT trade show next June in New York, organizers Monday announced that the event has been canceled.


Linux pushes open source into corporate data centers, 08/06/04

The LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco this week put the spotlight on a growing opportunity for enterprise customers: the ability to integrate open source software into existing IT architectures from the data center to the desktop.

CA offers $1 million to build Ingres migration tools, 08/04/04

Computer Associates will turn to open-source software developers to help businesses migrate to its Ingres relational database software, it said Wednesday.

HP exec calls for fewer open source licenses, 08/04/04

The open source community needs fewer licenses and the large number of software licenses used to release open source code is becoming a significant issue for developers and users, said a senior HP executive speaking at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo here Tuesday.

IBM offers Cloudscape as open source code, 08/03/04

IBM has found a new home for the Cloudscape database software it picked up in 2001 through its acquisition of Informix. The company plans to announce Tuesday that it will give Cloudscape to the Apache Software Foundation, which will oversee Cloudscape as an open-source project.

HP unveils its first Linux laptop, 08/03/04

HP on Tuesday began shipping its first ever notebook computer to come pre-installed with the Linux operating system.

U.S. may be left behind, warns Red Hat CEO, 08/03/04

Portraying his company as part of a global effort to create a larger worldwide software industry, Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik opened the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco on Tuesday with a warning that the U.S. runs the risk of missing out on the move toward open source.

Wyse unveils Linux thin client, 08/03/04

Wyse Technology has released a new version of Linux for its thin client terminals, and a new terminal to run it.

Show spotlight to shine on Linux advances, 08/02/04

Attendees headed to this week’s LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco will be looking for application, desktop and middleware support instead of questioning the operating system’s viability.


SCO CEO Q&A: No need to sue more customers, 08/02/04

As  The SCO Group’s reseller and developer community gathers for its annual SCO Forum convention in Las Vegas this week, one question on many attendees’ minds will be whether the company’s future will be as a software vendor or as a litigator.

SCO to claim IBM used unlicensed code in AIX 5L, 08/05/04

The SCO Group may escalate its legal battle against IBM after having discovered documents that it says prove that IBM violated SCO licensing terms when it developed the latest version of its AIX operating system, a source close to the company said Thursday.

* UPCOMING TRADE SHOWS (Aug., Sept., Oct.):

SHARE (IBM user event)

Aug. 15-20, New York

Intel Developer Forum

Sept. 7-9, San Francisco

DEMOmobile 2004

Sept. 8-10, La Jolla, Calif.

Sun Network 2004 Conference

Sept. 14/16, San Francisco

Telecom Negotiation Conference

Sept. 27-28, San Diego


Oct. 4-6, Santa Barbara, Calif.

TECHXNY (formerly PC Expo)

Oct. 5-7, New York

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2004

Oct. 17-24, Orlando, Fla.

Fall VON (Voice on the Net)

Oct. 18-21, Boston

CTIA Wireless & Entertainment 2004

Oct. 25-17, San Francisco

Digital ID World

Oct. 25-28, Denver, Colo.

Storage Networking World, Fall 2004

Oct. 25-28, Orlando, Fla.


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