IT Management Linux News for Apr 20, 2004
ZDNet Australia: Using Open Source as a Bargaining Chip (Apr 20, 2004, 20:30)
"It has reached such a silly stage that soon, if your
neighbourhood kebab shop were to adopt Linux, that too could make
the front page..."
The Australian: Banks Look at Linux Switch (Apr 20, 2004, 19:00)
"Linux and open-source software have a big future--at
Microsoft's expense--in at least two of Australia's four big
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux Resolves City's Woes with Unix (Apr 20, 2004, 18:15)
"To say that the City of Bloomington, Ind.'s RISC-based HP-UX
servers and workstations were showing their age would have been an
Computerworld Australia: Linux Insurance Raises Eyebrows (Apr 20, 2004, 17:30)
"But the scary prospects put forward by the new company have not
been well received..."
ZDNet UK: UK Bank Strikes a Hard Bargain for Sun's Linux (Apr 20, 2004, 16:45)
"A UK bank is planning to roll out Sun's Java Desktop System but
the software giant won't be making much money on the deal..."
Reuters: Software Maker Lindows Files to Go Public (Apr 20, 2004, 16:00)
"Software maker Lindows Inc. on Tuesday filed with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering
of as much as $57.5 million in common stock..."
eWeek: Can Open-Source Provide Adequate Support? (Apr 20, 2004, 03:15)
"In most cases, support for open-source products is just as good
as commercial products..."
San Diego Union-Tribune: To Linux or Not to Linux (Apr 20, 2004, 01:45)
"I'm thinking about starting a Linux user group at the next
Procrastinators Society meeting, if they ever schedule one..."
I, Cringely: Shake Your Groove Thing (Apr 20, 2004, 00:15)
"Jonathan Schwartz, who is the new president and chief operating
officer of Sun Microsystems, contacted me after reading last week's
column in which I characterized Sun's new deal with Microsoft as a