IT Management Linux News for Aug 22, 2003
NewsFactor: Behind the Scenes: Microsoft's Server Dominance (Aug 22, 2003, 23:00)
"Once Linux overtakes Unix, as Aberdeen analyst Bill Claybrook
predicts, Linux and Windows 'will be duking it out for everything.'
There will be 'unbelievable competition between Windows and Linux'
in areas like back-end database servers, he says..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Tractor Supply Gets Out of WinTel's No-scale Rut (Aug 22, 2003, 22:00)
The Tennessee-based chain of stores details its move from a
Windows-on-Intel environment to a PolyServer cluster running on Red
Mad Hatter Deux (Aug 22, 2003, 21:00)
Why all the vitriol from IBM about the desktop? Two articles
detailing Sun's latest Mad Hatter push provide the answer. They are
targeting, it seems, two sets of customers: virus-beleaguered
Windows users and "stranded" OS/2 users.
The Register: IBM Dismisses OpenOffice as Child's Play (Aug 22, 2003, 20:00)
"Lest you think Smith has been living in a cave, rest easy. She
does appear to be acquainted with OpenOffice and its StarOffice
incarnation from Sun Microsystems. These suites, however, are not
good enough for IBM..." A follow-up article, this time with
responses from Sun.
CRN Interview: SuSE Linux CEO Richard Seibt and General Manager Holger Dyroff (Aug 22, 2003, 19:00)
This one got missed during all the hubbub of LinuxWorld Expo,
but here is an informative interview with SuSE executives with
"their thoughts on the SCO controversy, Novell's purchase of Ximian
and other hot topics."
eWeek: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0: Beta Test Drive (Aug 22, 2003, 17:00)
"Red Hat Inc. is nearing the second release in its line of Linux
distributions geared specifically for the enterprise, and the new
offering builds upon Red Hat's server room strengths while emerging
as a strong candidate for desktop deployment..."
Poor Financials Force Layoffs at IBM, HP, Novell (Aug 22, 2003, 16:00)
Two articles detail heavy layoffs at three companies involved in
various degrees with Linux and Open Source. Dismal quarterly
earnings and offshore outsourcing appear to be the main causes,
depending on the company.
LinuxPlanet: OSDL Seeks To Be Linux Center of Gravity (Aug 22, 2003, 11:30)
With the likes of Linus Torvalds and Andrew Morton coming
onboard, one gets the distinct impression that some interesting
things are happening at the Open Source Development Labs.
Fortunately, it didn't take long to catch up with OSDL CEO Stuart
Cohen to find out more.