IT Management Linux News for Dec 19, 2003
AlwaysOn: Adkins to Idei: Linux is the Answer (Dec 19, 2003, 22:15)
"Rod Adkins of IBM says that Linux is the way to get gadgets to
talk to each other. And Microsoft's reactive approach to security
is too little, too late..."
Wired: Sun Linux a Good Rival to Windows (Dec 19, 2003, 21:30)
"Some programmers and analysts believe that Sun Microsystems has
the Linux distribution that could finally woo Windows users over to
open source, assuming users can get past the product's confusing
ITBusiness.ca: FitnessWorld Trims Down with Thin Clients (Dec 19, 2003, 21:00)
"The health club's 12 B.C. locations and its head office move to
a Linux-based server environment connected to workstations. A
system administrator tells us why he's not sweating the
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Enterprises Crave Stability for Linux in 2004 (Dec 19, 2003, 20:30)
"It's hard to imagine a year with more twists and turns than
2003 held for the Linux and open source communities..."
LinuxPlanet: SUSE/IBM, Red Hat/Oracle Tool Up On CCS Security (Dec 19, 2003, 20:00)
"...SUSE Linux and Red Hat are each putting their security
systems through the rigorous paces of Common Criteria Scheme (CCS)
testing, with ultimate plans to reach the same security ratings
already achieved by Microsoft and Unix players..."
The Guardian: Microsoft Fights for Taxpayers' £100m (Dec 19, 2003, 17:00)
"Software group Microsoft is fighting to keep its business with
the British government--worth £100m a year--in the face of a
growing preference for 'free' open source software in public sector
CNET News: Red Hat Reports a Profit and a Purchase (Dec 19, 2003, 14:00)
"Red Hat's quarterly profit and revenue hit all-time highs, the
Linux seller said Thursday, as it announced an agreement to acquire
storage specialist Sistina Software for about $31 million in
LinuxInsider: Linux Revolution: Asian Countries Push Open Source (Dec 19, 2003, 11:30)
"The pacesetter seems to be China, which looks set to become the
Middle Kingdom of the Linux revolution..."
eWeek: Linux Vendors Challenged (Dec 19, 2003, 10:00)
"Enterprise Linux distributions must beware of the popularity
JCN Newswire: Fujitsu and Red Hat Form Joint Development Organization for Linux (Dec 19, 2003, 07:00)
"The new organization will develop Linux features focusing on
enterprise customer needs and will assert Fujitsu's support
operations in Japan and worldwide as well..."
eWeek: Betting on Open Source (Dec 19, 2003, 03:00)
"Micah Lloyd, eBet's systems administrator, is looking to open
source to secure his network while helping him cut costs and avoid