Tonight Live: Microsoft entering the Linux biz and the Open CD Project >> on The Linux Show
Tuesday, December 10th, 2002

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Tonight LIVE on

At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, Doc Searls (Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ Pavlicek; are back live tonight. We have a great show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!

Segment One- The News. WE ARE BACK!!!!! We will cover THE HOT NEWS of the last few weeks tonight. In particular, Microsofts predicted entry into the Linux Software biz, Tim Pedue\'s G-Forge, The Death of Comdex (???), and more.


  • The new kid in town: Enterprise Linux Forum
  • MS/IDC claims that Windows has lower TCO than Linux,3959,741730,00.asp and
  • Sony Dumps Microsoft for StarOffice
  • And of general interest.....Get a V8.x boxed version (or a V9.0 one-CD version) of Mandrake for just $12.50:

    Segment Two- The Open CD Project- Using Software for Windows to sell the Open Source model.

    Tonight on the show we will be joined by Eric Penne, of The Open CD Project. The OpenCD is a collection of high-quality Open Source Software, and p[resented in the form of a CD. All of the programs on the disc run under Windows; the disc is intended to be an Open Source showcase. New users can try out Open Source software in the comfort of their own, familiar operating system, rather than having to take the drastic step of reformatting their hard drive to install Linux.

    Currently, the disc is aimed solidly at non-techies. The primary audience is expected to consist mostly of people who use computers regularly for their work, but are not power users. This might be, for example, Jane from Accounting, who spends a lot of time working on spreadsheets and checking her email. She can find her way around the computer without too much trouble, but wouldn\'t know a kernel from a TCP/IP stack. By showing the benefits of Open Source Software to users such as these, we hope to encourage its adoption -- in the workplace, in schools, and by individuals.

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