Stories by Rodney Gedda

GMAC extends dealer reach with BI

General Motors Acceptance Corporation, the financial services arm of General Motors, has set up a business intelligence network for more than 200 dealers that is saving $115,000 a year on postage and materials.

Storage disks get cheaper but watch TCO

While IT managers can expect disk storage to continue to get cheaper, the total cost of storage ownership must still be addressed, according to industry executives.

Inside IBM's Canberra Linux Technology Center

In September last year, IDG was the first to report that IBM had committed $200 million over the next four years towards Linux development in the Asia Pacific region. This investment, which is part of a global Linux push by IBM exceeding US$1 billion, is staged to benefit IBM's core businesses as well as the operating system itself.

What do penguins do in the cold? Help model ice shelves

Antarctica is the continent renowned for being covered with ice and home to a handful of humans assigned to research posts. The other notable inhabitants of Antarctica are the variety of penguin species which call the frigid continent home. With the mascot of the world's fastest growing operating system, Linux, a slightly overweight penguin by the name of TUX, Computerworld Antarctica decided to take a peek at where and how Linux is being used on the southern icecap.

Osborne legacy passed onto Gateway

Gateway's decision to axe its Australian operations Wednesday comes after five years of struggling to find a place among the more established industry brands.

Slackware Linux 8.0 released despite recent turmoil

Monday marked an important milestone for the Slackware Linux project with the release of version 8.0.
What makes this release so significant is that less than three months ago the publisher of Slackware products, Berkley Software Design (BSDi), was acquired by Wind River which decided not to continue with Slackware development.

IBM to bundle SuSE Linux 7.0 with Netfinity Servers

Today, SuSE Linux and IBM announced a marketing agreement to ship single-CD versions of SuSE Linux 7.0 with every IBM Netfinity server model 1000, 3000, and 3500 M20 in Europe through the end of the year 2000. The agreement also enables IBM to ship Netfinity servers preloaded or bundled with a full version of SuSE Linux.

Caldera's New Computer Based Training

Caldera Systems release of Caldera Linux Computer Based Training (CBT) heralds a new approach in the Linux industry to breaking into the consumer and business market. The theory is to give users a platform independent, professional introduction to Linux, and Caldera products specifically -- encouraging both knowledge of Linux and confidence in it.