Procom Enhances OS: Procom Tech-nology Inc. says it plans to release an enhanced version of its Linux-based storage-centric operating system for use in network area storage (NAS) appliances, and will urge customers to "embrace" Linux. Procom also announced that it will distribute its NetBEUI (Network Basic Extended User Interface) stack to the Linux community. NetBEUI is a Windows networking protocol that provides simple peer-to-peer networking, and is commonly used in small and medium-size LANS, it says.
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Road Show: Corel will take its new WordPerfect Office 2000 for Linux and Corel LINUX OS on a road trip to 12 cities in Canada and the U.S. Stops will include N.Y.C., Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, L.A., Tampa, Houston, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa.
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Linux Routers: Network engineers are turning old PCs into Linux-based routers for IP traffic, a concept that could catch on in large firm and corporate environments, reports PC Week.
The code is being distributed by the Linux Router Project, a loose-knit group that has been configuring alternatives to mass-produced routers and firewalls.
"You can round up an old 486 PC and a few Ethernet cards, and it will work fine," suggests engineer Bret Berger, of StoneFly Technology. More? Check out a story on ZDNet.
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Eazel Inc. plans to develop products and services that will bring the Linux operating system to mainsteam desktop users. It plans to launch desktop software for Linux that will be integrated with Internet services this summer.
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