IT Management Linux News for Apr 29, 2004
IT-Analysis: Star Office, Ready For the Big Time? (Apr 29, 2004, 23:30)
"Star Office is already very popular and has become something of
a standard on Linux PCs often in the guise of Open Office, its open
The Age: ACS Set to Call for Open Source Take-Up (Apr 29, 2004, 22:00)
"The Australian Computer Society will release an open source
policy document later this year, calling for the adoption of open
source technologies by Australian government entities and the
ABC News: Sun Rise, Sun Set (Apr 29, 2004, 19:45)
"Companies, even big ones, often die. Some quickly, most slowly.
But few companies ever kill themselves. Maybe they should..."
internetnews.com: Gentoo in Transition? (Apr 29, 2004, 16:00)
"On the heels of Gentoo Project's latest Linux distribution,
version 2004.1 which came out today, contributors and project
managers said Robbins' departure may help spur Gentoo to new
acceptance among enterprise players..."
Brazzil.com: How Do You Say, 'Bye, Microsoft,' in Brazil? (Apr 29, 2004, 15:00)
"It's 'ciao, Microsoft' week for Brazilian public servants. Over
2,200 civil servants are in Brasília, Brazil's capital, for
training in free software..."
TechWorld: DaimlerChrysler Tells SCO to Get Out of Its Face (Apr 29, 2004, 14:00)
"DaimlerChrysler has responded robustly to SCO's Linux lawsuit.
SCO claimed Daimler had refused to provide it with a 'certificate
of compliance' over its long-term Unix contract. Daimler response?
VNUnet: Dublin Embraces Linux-based E-learning (Apr 29, 2004, 13:00)
"The Dublin Institute of Technology has said that a new
e-learning system is transforming student life and its lecturers'
attitudes to teaching..."
NewsForge: Analysis: Will Lindows IPO Start the Pendulum Swinging Back for IT? (Apr 29, 2004, 01:00)
"A recent news item: Lindows, Inc. announces that it wants to
make an initial public offering (IPO) of its stock on NASDAQ. Might
this signal the end of the four-year slump in IPOs that's still
dogging the IT industry...?"