IT Management Linux News for Jun 15, 2004
PC Pro: INTERVIEW: Through the Looking Glass--A Perspective on Sun's Desktop Strategy (Jun 15, 2004, 22:00)
"With a recent refresh, in the form of JDS2, and much enthusiasm
for the three-dimensional Looking Glass desktop, it seemed a good
time to get to the bottom of Sun's desktop strategy..."
Forbes.com: Free Software? Not For You, Baby (Jun 15, 2004, 21:00)
"So it is strange, rivals say, that in the field, IBM's sales
reps are battling to keep some customers from moving to Linux and
other open-source programs--especially customers currently using
internetnews.com: SCO's Game Face (Jun 15, 2004, 20:30)
"With so much news surrounding SCO related to its various legal
battles over Linux, it's sometimes easy to forget that they are
still a UNIX-based company..."
eWeek: For Thin Clients, Linux Is In (Jun 15, 2004, 20:00)
"Thin-client vendor Wyse Technology Inc. is gearing up for an
extensive push into the Linux space, starting with the release
Monday of Version 3.2 of its Linux operating system..."
Finextra: Linux Seen as Secure Option as Banks Replace Mainframes with PC Servers (Jun 15, 2004, 19:00)
"Of the 50 financial data managers surveyed for the research,
61% reported that their banks had already moved from mainframes to
PC servers in certain key areas..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Report: Linux's Role Growing in Enterprise (Jun 15, 2004, 18:00)
"A recent Burton Group research report concluded that Linux is
'good enough' to supplant Unix for some specific high-end tasks
generally considered Unix's exclusive territory..."
Computer Business Review: Novell Plans Summer Launch for Business Linux Desktop (Jun 15, 2004, 17:00)
"Novell Inc is lining up a summer launch for its new business
Linux desktop strategy following its recent acquisitions of Ximian
Inc and SuSE Linux AG..."
ZDNet UK: Norway's Second City Ditches Windows for Linux (Jun 15, 2004, 16:30)
"The city of Bergen is migrating its education and health
services from Unix and Windows to a system built around SuSE
Update: CNET News: Red Hat CFO Resigns in Surprise Move (Jun 15, 2004, 16:22)
"Red Hat Chief Financial Officer Kevin Thompson will resign, the
Linux seller announced on Monday, raising eyebrows three days
before its scheduled announcement of quarterly financial
results..." [A new AP story out this morning carries positive
fiscal news from Red Hat. Link within. -ed]
Bloomberg/The Seattle Times: Munich May Slam the Door on Windows (Jun 15, 2004, 15:00)
"Munich may become the biggest Microsoft customer to switch to
Linux personal-computer software as the city decides this week
whether to remove the Windows operating system from 14,000
NewsForge: Open Source Content Management Partnerships Are a Promising Sign (Jun 15, 2004, 00:30)
"The tide may be turning in favor of open source software for