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IT Management Linux News for Jan 19, 2001

  • SlashTCO.com: An Interview with Dan York - President of the LPI (Jan 19, 2001, 21:29)
    "What, if any, are the advantages of taking distribution independent LPI training and certification over distribution specific courses (e.g. RHCE)?"

  • ComputerWeekly.com: Strategy Clinic: Adopting Linux (Jan 19, 2001, 20:14)
    "I keep reading about Linux, how it doesn't cost anything, how it is a viable alternative to Microsoft. Is this true? If I wanted to try it out, dip my toe in, where would you suggest I start?"

  • Durham Herald-Sun: Linux rides out the bears (Jan 19, 2001, 18:31)
    "If we ignore the stock market and look at the shipments and acceptance of the software, it was a good year [for Linux,]" said Dan Kusnetzky, vice president of systems software research at International Data Corp."

  • NewsForge: Custom configurations for Linux laptops: next project for Tuxtops? (Jan 19, 2001, 02:49)
    "Myers says he passed the tip on to Tuxtops CEO Graham Hine, and the company utilized this particular hack quite successfully. Myers thinks it is possible that Hine is planning on simply dropping the unprofitable hardware sales and concentrating on selling the software configurations en masse."

  • Upside: Microsoft meets the Street, warns for Q3 (Jan 19, 2001, 00:19)
    "The company is appealing to investors to go easy on it since its third-quarter financial statement isn't going to be up to snuff. Microsoft CFO John Connors warned, 'We remain guarded about the near-term economic outlook and its impact on PC demand and technology spending.'"

  • Microsoft Achieves Record Quarterly Revenue (Jan 19, 2001, 00:13)
    "According to Microsoft CFO John Connors, it was strong customer demand for Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server and Microsoft's family of .NET Enterprise Servers that drove the quarter's record results."

  • Sun Shines With Earnings Report (Jan 19, 2001, 00:10)
    Hardware and software giant Sun Microsystems Thursday announced a second quarter earnings to the delight of investors and analysts, with much of the growth coming from Sun's hardware line and acquisition of Cobalt Networks, Inc. for more than $2 billion, and interest in the new iPlanet service.

  • Spector, Roseman & Kodroff, P.C. Announces Class Action Suit Against VA Linux Systems (Jan 19, 2001, 00:03)
    Another law firm enters the fray. And yes, we're as tired of these as you are.