IT Management Linux News for Oct 10, 2002
InfoWorld: Sun's Linux leader Ready to Use Linux (Oct 10, 2002, 23:30)
"Those rare animals at Sun Microsystems using rival Microsoft's
Windows operating system have edged closer to extinction, as the
company's head of operating systems has decided the time is right
to live the lifestyle and move to Linux..."
The Register: November 18 Date Set for UnitedLinux (Oct 10, 2002, 20:30)
"That's one of the main snippets of news from an informative
presentation on the progress and rationale of the UnitedLinux from
a presentation by Gregory Blepp, VP at SuSE and board member of
UnitedLinux, made at the London Expo show in London
eWEEK: Cashing in on Linux (Oct 10, 2002, 19:00)
"In addition to the lower upfront cost, retailers such as Papa
John's International Inc. have found that Linux can give them
control of development costs..."
LinuxPlanet: Automating Manufacturing Processes with Ethernet-Enabled I/O Modules, Linux (Oct 10, 2002, 17:30)
"If you think Linux is just something that runs on PC and
servers back in the IT room, this report from Rob Reilly should
disavow you of that notion. See how modern manufacturers are
starting to introduce Linux-based processors into their automation
Reuters: Microsoft Won't Cut Windows Price To Beat Linux (Oct 10, 2002, 13:00)
"'Somebody is subsidizing that hardware. Somebody's
losing--people know what power supplies and processors cost,'
Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said at a Gartner
technology conference here..."
Wheeler: Updated: Why Open Source Software/Free Software? Look at the Numbers! (Oct 10, 2002, 03:00)
A new version of a whitepaper first posted on Linux Today in
April 2002. Many new datapoints added, according to the author's
description found within.
LinuxDevices.com: Have it Your Way--With Linux, Of Course (Oct 10, 2002, 01:00)
"Each Burger King installation consists of a network of
web-enabled smart terminals running Linux, with each terminal
having an embedded Apache webserver..."