IT Management Linux News for Jun 28, 2004
O'Reilly: The Open Source Paradigm Shift (Jun 28, 2004, 23:30)
"My premise is that free and open source developers are in much
the same position today that IBM was in 1981 when it changed the
rules of the computer industry, but failed to understand the
consequences of the change..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: IBM Linux GM: Enterprises Beyond TCO Questions with Linux (Jun 28, 2004, 22:00)
"Going back a year or so, most large enterprise customers had a
Linux strategy, but it was limited to the outer circle,
LinuxPlanet: Is Linux Desktop Better Than Windows? (Jun 28, 2004, 21:15)
"Now, though, some end users at nonprofit organizations are
choosing Linux for a completely different reason [than
cost]--namely, a better desktop experience than they've been
getting from Windows..."
eWeek: Democrats Tap Open Source (Jun 28, 2004, 19:45)
"Open source has expanded into the political world, with open
software powering the online operations of the Democratic National
Committee and Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign..."
The Guardian: Share and Ye Shall Find (Jun 28, 2004, 19:00)
"Getting sued, laying off most of your workforce, losing your
third chief executive and then being bought out doesn't sound like
the history of a successful company that could teach internet
businesses a key lesson..."
iTnews: Gates Sounds Off in Sydney (Jun 28, 2004, 18:15)
"Microsoft chairman Bill Gates told Australian media he was
unfazed about the threat of open source or scepticism by business
towards technology and defended the security of Microsoft's
CNET News: Is Java Cooling Off? (Jun 28, 2004, 16:45)
JavaOne: "When another JavaOne conference
begins on Monday, McNealy might not be so giddy..."
Libération: For Microsoft, It is Paris at All Costs (Jun 28, 2004, 15:15)
"...[A]t the time when an increasing number of public
administrations around the world are choosing to use free and open
source software, Microsoft considers losing the City of Paris to
open source out of question..."
Update: Real Announces Red Hat and SUSE/Novell Deals (Jun 28, 2004, 13:45)
Apparently Red Hat was not the only distribution Real Networks
made an arrangement with. Breaking news reveals that it has also
made a deal with Novell for the SUSE Linux desktop. New links
SearchDatabase: Red One Flying High with MySQL (Jun 28, 2004, 11:30)
"With limited funding, Roger Holden's database decisions were
limited when he decided to start airline flight tracking company,
Red One Aviation..."
Express Computer India: Open Source: Prime Time for SMBs (Jun 28, 2004, 10:00)
"With IT biggies throwing their weight behind Linux--and a host
of smaller players creating products and providing support services
for this OS--SMBs may have found just what they were hankering