THE LINUX UPRISING
The Linux Uprising
How a ragtag band of software geeks is threatening Sun and Microsoft--and turning the computer world upside down
Pecked by Penguins
So far, Microsoft's attempts to counter the Linux threat have come up short
Commentary: Tech Outfits Should Take Notes
Online Extra: The Big Guys Latch Onto Linux
As the startups struggle or burn out, heavyweights such as IBM, Dell, Oracle, and HP are moving quickly to dominate this new market
Online Extra: Red Flags for Red Hat
Though the Linux sales-and-support outfit has seen strong recent growth, some analysts think the stock is overvalued
Online Extra: Next from Open Source: Killer Apps?
Now, programmers are going beyond operating systems to build business software products based on open code
Online Extra: Before Linux Is on Every Desktop...
...It's more likely to keep making greater strides in single-use areas, such as cash registers, than in consumers' PCs
Online Extra: Sun: It's Not "Linux or Nothing"
CEO Scott McNealy answers those who say the free OS threatens his Unix-based products: "A vote for Linux is a vote for Unix"
Online Extra: "Programmers Are Like Artists"
Linux expert Bruce Perens on the motives of people who work on open-source software -- and the communities it creates
Open-Source Security Is Opening Eyes
From out of nowhere in just two years, this once unimaginable segment is gaining credibility, venture-capital backing, and sales (11/19/02)
Business as Usual for Microsoft? Hardly
While the antitrust case is over, Gates's gang faces daunting challenges in maintaining the eye-popping growth investors expect (11/6/02)
COVER STORY/ONLINE EXTRA
McNealy: "Computing Is Ridiculously Complex"
The CEO says Sun's primary challenge is to build systems that are easy and cost-effective for customers
to use (11/25/02)
Giant Steps for a Software Upstart
Linux is gaining momentum in nearly all corners of computing, and more and better programs now run on it. But will a real business model ever evolve?
to use (5/16/02)
A Bad, Sad Hollywood Ending?
Open-source software could find itself locked out of a whole industry if the entertainment giants get their way on copyright protection (5/16/02)
The Software Counter Culture
Small and midsize businesses such as retailers are starting to latch onto Linux, finding greater productivity and lower costs (5/16/02)