IT Management Linux News for Apr 07, 2004
ENT News: Cost Could Become a Factor with Enterprise Linux (Apr 07, 2004, 23:30)
"As commercial versions of Linux climb the enterprise ladder,
cost will become more of an issue with the open source operating
system, according to a Gartner analyst..."
The Age: Open Source Group Calls for Balanced Analysis (Apr 07, 2004, 22:45)
"An Australian open source industry group has called on tech
analysts to generate 'fair and equitable reports' on Linux, free
and open source software..."
Fortune: Behind Microsoft’s Settlement with Sun? The Power of the Open-Source Movement (Apr 07, 2004, 22:00)
"Once the shock of seeing Steve Ballmer and Scott McNealy
happily together on the same stage had passed, the world of tech
punditry last Friday turned to the question, What does Microsoft's
settlement with Sun mean...?"
InfoWorld: Microsoft: Open Source Not Cheaper (Apr 07, 2004, 21:30)
"But the company argues that it has a place in the open source
model and that open source does not necessarily mean less expensive
TechWorld: Latest Linux/Windows Research Reports Queried (Apr 07, 2004, 21:00)
"Large questions have appeared over the accuracy of two recent
reports comparing the relative costs and benefits of the Linux and
Windows operating systems in which Windows was painted as being
superior to its open-source rival..."
VNUnet: Weather Forecasters Deploy Linux (Apr 07, 2004, 20:30)
"Met Office installs Ximian Red Carpet Enterprise to cut costs
and ease collaboration..."
NewsForge: How Useful Are 'Proprietary vs. Open Source' TCO Studies? (Apr 07, 2004, 18:15)
"To get a little more insight into the value of TCO studies, we
turned (via email) to David A. Wheeler, who has done more than a
few software cost-comparisons himself, for advice about how much we
should (and shouldn't) trust 'sponsored' research..."
The Domino Effect (Apr 07, 2004, 16:45)
"IBM's Lotus division has been slowly and quietly building the
install base of its Domino messaging and collaboration server and
one of the big reasons cited for its success is IBM's support of
the Linux platform..."
The Boston Globe: With Open Arms (Apr 07, 2004, 16:00)
"Companies are distributing, writing programs for, investing in,
and profiting from, the free computer software that is emerging as
an alternative to proprietary systems like Microsoft
eWeek: Progeny to Offer Red Hat 9 Support (Apr 07, 2004, 15:15)
"With little fanfare, Red Hat Linux 9 is nearing its end of
life. Red Hat Inc. is encouraging its business customers to move to
Red Hat Enterprise Linux and is asking its Linux-enthusiast
customers to try the Fedora Project..."
ZDNet UK: Sun 'Won't Abandon' Open-Source Lobby (Apr 07, 2004, 14:30)
"The pact with Microsoft will not curtail Sun's open-source
advocacy, says Scott McNealy
OSNews: Introduction to Enterprise Linux (Apr 07, 2004, 13:00)
"What is Enterprise Linux? Who has it? What does it cost? Are
there any viable free alternatives...?"
NewsForge: Organizations Say Hurdles Remain for Desktop Linux (Apr 07, 2004, 10:00)
"Speakers and attendees at the open source events of Portland's
InnoTech Conference last week concurred that Linux was at home in
Oracle Technology Network: New Life for Old Microsoft Access Data (Apr 07, 2004, 08:30)
"Learn how to easily migrate Access data to the Oracle Database
on Linux using open-source tools..."
LinuxWorld: The Commercialization of Open Source (Apr 07, 2004, 02:00)
"We've all heard the news: JBoss has received $10 million in
funding and now it's time to sit back and mull it over. Without a
doubt this infusion of capital is a signal of confidence for JBoss
Group. But is this investment a good thing for open source...?"