IT Management Linux News for Aug 26, 2004
eWeek: Microsoft Dismisses British Objections to Anti-Linux Ad (Aug 26, 2004, 19:00)
"Microsoft sources said Wednesday that a British regulatory
agency's objections to an anti-Linux advertisement published as
part of its controversial 'Get the Facts' campaign are moot because
the ad is no longer running..."
Finextra: Bank of America Outlines Linux Ambitions (Aug 26, 2004, 18:15)
"Bank of America has gone public on outline plans to port its
proprietary Unix systems to Linux, ignoring the enduring threat of
legal action from open source litigant SCO..."
Computerworld Australia: Microsoft Says Linux Threat a Sensationalised Misconception (Aug 26, 2004, 17:30)
"Linux is no threat to Microsoft and any claims to the contrary
are simply a misconception created by sensationalism and media
hype, Microsoft Australia's platform strategy manager Paul Roworth
said on Wednesday..." Now the quiz: name the recent exec and
company who said "Linux doesn't exist." Coincidence or new PR
The Inquirer: Finnish City Abandons Linux, Open Office Plans (Aug 26, 2004, 16:00)
"Turku, the second largest city in Finland, has dropped its plan
to switch from the Windows OS and application software to Open
Office and Linux..."
eWeek: SCO, BayStar Fight Appears Over (Aug 26, 2004, 13:45)
"The fight between The SCO Group and BayStar Capital, which
concerned the contentious end of the financing deal between them
that fueled SCO's Linux litigation, may finally have come to an
abrupt and quiet end Wednesday..."
internetnews.com: BIRTs of a Feather: Actuate and Eclipse (Aug 26, 2004, 02:30)
"Actuate, an enterprise reporting software vendor, is joining
the Eclipse Foundation's board of directors and will spearhead a
new project to develop an open source reporting tool, officials