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IT Management Linux News for Nov 20, 2001

  • Yahoo!/Reuters: VA Linux 1st quarter net loss widens (Nov 20, 2001, 22:43)
    "VA Linux Systems Inc. on Tuesday said its fiscal first-quarter net loss grew but results were better than the company expected as the once high-flying hardware, software and services company transforms itself as a collaboration software vendor."

  • Network Computing: Special Report: Are We There Yet? (Nov 20, 2001, 09:59)
    "When we last reported on the state of Linux, 17 months ago, there were several reasons the open-source operating system had yet to take its place as a core enterprise solution. Although it had made its way out of the underground, a lack of vendor support, scarce in-house skills, fainthearted management and weak administrative toolsets prevented Linux from taking that all-important leap from simple Web server to enterprise-application server, or even onto the desktop itself. Still, we said then that time was on Linux's side, and if it continued to evolve at its current pace, widespread adoption would be inevitable. We stand by that assessment."

  • LinuxWorld.com: Virtual case study: Cutting IT costs with Unix (Nov 20, 2001, 03:45)
    "The following scenario is that of a new systems manager brought into a small company 'to bring systems costs under control.' The company, its staff and products are fabrications but the situation presented, and the remedies offered, reflect the author's recent experience with real-world clients that were overly optimistic about the prospects for e-commerce applications. Whackabilly is imaginary, but the conditions, decisions, and outcomes described are broadly based on real events."