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The Future of Linux in Europe

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 IDC, Western European Linux users are concentrating on what is actually available and are buying into the Web- and network-related offerings of the Linux industry at very cheap prices. Few are planning for more expensive, complex solutions in the near future while the industry awaits a demand pull before developing solutions and committing to the Linux environment. This has lead to a chicken and egg situation, in which the Linux industry may suffer lack of sufficient funding to continue the development of future solutions.

Users are attracted to Linux for its cost effectiveness and malleability for specific-purpose devices, both client and server. However, the lack of available applications and perceived lack of service and support offerings are major inhibitors to this markets growth. IDC believes the main question is whether users will buy into the Open Source development model with no future roadmap, economically unstable players, and a current lack of specific types of applications.

Linux Drivers and Inhibitors

The viability of Linux has been strengthened by the entrance of the major IT players with other likely supporters to be found in the telecommunications and media industries. The development model has been stabilized by the Linux Free Standards organization A standards organization, also sometimes referred to as a standards body, a standards development organization or SDO (depending on what is being referenced), is any entity whose primary activities are developing, coordinating, promulgating, revising, amending, . Developmental efforts are concentrated on embedding Linux into a slew of client and server devices as well as devices outside the traditional IT user base, such as in cars and cable TV appliances. Linuxs' development continues to be, and is expected to remain, a no roadmap exercise.

Development on bringing Linux into the commercial server space is still a long way off in terms of scalability, reliability, and availability features. Other device platform manufacturers such as Microsoft, Sun Microsytems, and Symbian are heavily committed to the embedded device market. Taking account of these factors, it is believed that the major areas of deployment of Linux will be in the embedded or appliance space for both clients and servers during the forecast period. Growth of the Linux industry will be primarily driven from Germany and the Nordic countries. Clients will have many forms and shapes, and we believe smart handheld devices and cable TV devices will be the major areas of growth for Linux in Western Europe Western Europe

The countries of western Europe, especially those that are allied with the United States and Canada in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (established 1949 and usually known as NATO).
.

www.idc.com

Teamware Office 5.3 for Linux

The final version of Teamware Office 5.3 for Linux is a ready-to-run groupware product with a customisable user interface and communications features, available as a single server package with 100 built-in user accounts for 1000.

The Solution does not need Windows clients to set up the server this can be performed using WebService tools as well as server tools run from the server console. Through the browser it is possible to create Groups, Libraries and Discussion Forums can be created. Teamware office 5.3 for Linux can be used on Linux distributions The external links in this article or section may require cleanup to comply with Wikipedia's content policies.  that use the RedHat Package Manager for installing binary files. This is currently supported on Caldera caldera: see crater.
caldera

Large, bowl-shaped volcanic depression that forms when the top of a volcanic cone collapses into the space left after magma is ejected during a violent volcanic eruption. The term is Spanish for “caldron.
 Open Linux, Red Hat Linux Red Hat Linux, assembled by Red Hat, was a popular, "middle-aged" Linux distribution (not as old as Slackware but older than Ubuntu) upon its discontinuation in 2004.[1]

Red Hat Linux 1.0 was released on November 3, 1994.
, SuSe Linux A Linux distribution from the SuSE Linux division of Novell. Both consumer and enterprise versions are available, and the distribution includes several user interfaces. SuSE Linux comes with the Yet Another Setup Tool (YaST), which is used to install, configure and maintain the OS, as  and Turbo Linux.

www.teamware.co.uk

Beta Versions of Bridges for Windows 1.1 for UNIX UNIX

Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics).
, and Linux 1.1

GraphOn Corporation, has released beta version 1. 1 of GraphOn Bridges for Windows and Bridges for UNIX and Linux for use by approved beta test A test of new or revised hardware or software that is performed by users at their facilities under normal operating conditions. Beta testing follows alpha testing. Vendors of packaged software often offer their customers the opportunity of beta testing new releases or versions, and the  sites. These include many new enhancements and features. Independent software vendors (ISVS ISVS International Switched Voice Service
ISVS Internal Sensor Voltage Supply
) are faced with high demand for web-enabled versions of their software from enterprises and Application Service Providers (ASPS) who rent applications over the Interact. GraphOn Bridges software is designed for developers who want to create cross-platform, web-enabled versions of their Windows, UNIX or Linux applications. Bridges allows ISYs web-enable their existing applications for access over both Local and Wide Area Networks (LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used.  or WAN), dial-up connections, or the Internet. ISYs can deliver server-based versions of applications with the same functionality as desktop versions across multiple platforms Refers to two or more operating environments, which typically include the CPU family and operating system. For example, if versions of a program run on Windows and the Macintosh, the software is said to support multiple platforms.  without modifying the application's code or requiring costly add-ons.

www.graphon.com First Software DVD Player for Linux

Cyberlink, is releasing its first software DVD player for Linux based information appliances (IA). PowerDVD-Linux will allow users to playback DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
DVD
 in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc

Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology.
 titles on Linux based information appliances without the need for special hardware acceleration. Linux OS users will now be able to enjoy high quality features and benefits of DVD playback on the PC that Windows based users have enjoyed for years. PowerDVD-Linux also provides the best solution to IA manufacturers due to the fact that it is a pure software program that can playback DVD rifles at Full Frame rate, with minimal CPU CPU
 in full central processing unit

Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit.
 requirements (only Celeron 333 or above needed).

www.3dsl.com Launch of www.whichcompany.net

A new acquisitions service, www.whichcompany.net, finds and names companies that would he the best acquisition prospects in a chosen market. It then provides projections on how much hidden profit these prospects could achieve.

As an example, an acquisition prospect from the Computer Software industry was highlighted as a loss making under achiever with pre-tax losses of over 5 [pounds sterling] million. In whichcompany.net's projection by reducing internal costs including stocks, debtors, and staffing levels the company posted a projected pre-tax profit of over 11 million [pounds sterling].

www.whichcompany.net
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