IT Management Linux News for Feb 19, 2004
ZDNet UK: Open Source 'Pressuring Microsoft Pricing' (Feb 19, 2004, 21:00)
"Competition from Linux and other open-source software appears
to be helping enterprises negotiate a better deal with Microsoft,
despite the company's 'no discounts' policy..."
LinuxWorld: Evaluating the ROI of Open Source on the Desktop (Feb 19, 2004, 19:00)
"When people hear that open source software is often free and
overall cheaper than proprietary solutions, they're intrigued. But
how much cheaper is another question..."
Tectonic: Fossfa Warns Govts Against Microsoft (Feb 19, 2004, 18:00)
"Free Software and Open Source Software Foundation for Africa...
issued a stongly-worded warning to African governments that are--or
are planning to--enter into 'deals' with the Microsoft
SeachEnterpriseLinux: Office to Linux: 'None of It Is True' (Feb 19, 2004, 17:00)
"An IBM technical manager based in Sweden apparently spoke out
of turn recently when he told several publications that Big Blue
was working with Microsoft on porting Office to Linux..."
LinuxInsider: OSS Frightens Microsoft (Feb 19, 2004, 16:00)
"Governments' preference to Linux really makes trouble for
Microsoft. For the special clients such as governments, security is
everything. No governments are willing to be controlled in the
national information security..."
Computerworld NZ: Stay Open, Industry Tells E-govt (Feb 19, 2004, 13:00)
"The industry is keen on open standards when it comes to
authentication technology for accessing government services
LinuxInsider: Sun Lights No Fires Under Linux (Feb 19, 2004, 10:00)
"The Linux desktop is almost ready for prime time. Almost, I
NewsForge: Red Hat Professional Workstation: More Expensive, Fewer Features (Feb 19, 2004, 08:30)
"Unfortunately, it fails to live up to its predecessors in key
areas, and is considerably more expensive in some usage
IBM: The Impact of Open Standards on the Technology Industry: A Business Perspective (Feb 19, 2004, 04:00)
"Excerpts from Ross Mauri's January 2004 keynote at LinuxWorld
New York City..."
Australian IT: Medical Email Goes Open Source (Feb 19, 2004, 03:00)
"A medical software group hopes to prevent commercial
'hijacking' of its healthcare messaging product, Argus, by vesting
ownership in a new not-for-profit body, the Argus