IT Management Linux News for May 25, 2000
BW: Struggles and Triumphs of e-Business World Highlighted in... Report from Deloitte & Touche... (May 25, 2000, 17:55)
"The Linux movement is also poised to alter Web servers as we
know them, providing an open source that gives more options to more
BW: Bluepoint Provides Service to Company Owned by the China State Council and Beijing Telecom... (May 25, 2000, 17:33)
"...has signed an agreement with Beijing Guoyan Information
Technology Company (Guoyan)."
Information Week: Michael Capellas: Getting Compaq Back on Course (May 25, 2000, 16:03)
"Linux to me is still a play on the edge of the Web. There will
be volume, it will play in certain spaces, which is really on the
low end, being a departmental or Web server and maybe moving into
the caching world."
The Register: MS opens NexGen Windows Megaservices kimono (May 25, 2000, 15:14)
"With shades of its ERP alliances, Microsoft is again promising
to package the essentially unpackageable. We think they're
misguided, but we know there's an boardroom full of people willing
to be misled."
The Register: VA Linux revenues up over 700 per cent (May 25, 2000, 15:08)
"Linux hardware specialist VA Linux Systems saw revenues rise
705 per cent during its third quarter, which ended 28 April. The
snag: the company's loss grew too - by 506 per cent."
VNU Net: Microsoft trial: users told to check contracts (May 25, 2000, 13:37)
"...users should not bet their businesses on future products
that are not yet in beta, especially those that rely on Microsoft's
entire portfolio such as next generation Windows services, because
they may not be as effective if the company is split in half."
CCIA: Microsoft Windows 2000: Blueprint for Domination (May 25, 2000, 13:15)
"By bundling business-critical functions in Windows 2000
Professional - rendered useless with the presence of a non-Windows
2000 Server, but fully functional when coupled with a Windows 2000
Server - Microsoft is using its monopoly position on the desktop to
springboard into another position of dominance in the server
LinuxToday.com.au: Fixing The Broken Software Market (May 25, 2000, 12:04)
"It was back in 1994 when I first realised the software industry
was badly broken. Then, like now, I was running my own writing
business. I owned and used a number of computers, but my favourite
working system was a trusty aging Zenith notebook with just 20Mb of
hard disc and an 8086 processor."