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Week in review: In Linux land

Week in review: In Linux land

LinuxWorld in New York saw an impressive bunch of converts line up behind the open-source OS. But can the software's creator and minder Linus Torvalds cope, now that Linux is getting bizzy?

February 1, 2002 by in Linux

SuSe Linux hires a new CEO

SuSe Linux hires a new CEO

Gerhard Burtscher, a longtime computer executive, will take over as chief executive of German Linux seller SuSE on Saturday as part of a reorganization expected to bring profitability in 2002.Burtscher will take over from Johannes Nussbickel, who was promoted from chief financial officer in June and will resume that position.

November 28, 2001 by in Linux

TI plugs Linux into cell phones

TI plugs Linux into cell phones

Texas Instruments has announced that it's supporting Linux as an operating system to run atop its Open Multimedia Application Platform (OMAP) designs for next-generation cell phone designs. In addition, the company has chosen RidgeRun to provide support for Linux on OMAP devices.

October 9, 2001 by in Linux

KDE initiative aims for corporate desktops

KDE initiative aims for corporate desktops

Software developers associated with the K Desktop Environment project have launched an initiative to help convince big business of the benefits of Linux--and particularly the K Desktop Environment (KDE)--over more traditional software.KDE::Enterprise is an attempt to remedy one of the persistent limitations of Linux: its failure to achieve significant use as a desktop platform.

September 24, 2001 by in Linux