IT Management Linux News for Sep 29, 2004
CNET News: Industry Veterans Bet on Open-Source Model (Sep 29, 2004, 22:45)
"A team of computer industry veterans, including a former
Microsoft executive, are launching an open-source company that aims
to be the Dell of the software industry..."
internetnews.com: Microsoft's Updates 'Get the Facts' Out on Linux (Sep 29, 2004, 22:00)
"Microsoft is fighting to win over the minds and pocketbooks of
IT decision makers inch by inch with its latest 'Get the Facts' on
Linux effort and an extension of its mainframe migration resource
ChannelInsider: Open-Source, Proprietary Systems Can Work Together (Sep 29, 2004, 21:30)
"'People equate Linux with open source, and it sort of stops
there,' Gustafson says. 'But the open-source community has gone
beyond Linux—and it's taking aim at an entirely new
LinuxPlanet: Oracle on Linux Gets One Firm Great E-Commerce Seats (Sep 29, 2004, 21:00)
"'Honestly, I thought we'd take a performance hit. But, in fact,
exactly the opposite happened,' said Kernes, in an interview with
Builder AU: NSW Government Wants Linux IP, Patent Protection (Sep 29, 2004, 19:30)
"The NSW government is asking Linux companies seeking
appointment to a panel of suppliers to its agencies to address
their ability to protect customers from 'anti-Linux'
Government Computer News: McNealy: Don't Build a Custom Jalopy (Sep 29, 2004, 16:00)
"'Every state and local government builds its own one-off,
best-of-breed custom jalopy' for a data center or e-government
portal, and 'it digs a deeper hole by going open source,' Sun
Microsystems Inc. chairman Scott McNealy says..."
The Register: Linux, The Pirate's Friend, Says Gartner (Sep 29, 2004, 15:15)
"Hell, get a word wrong when you try to explain that one and you
could utterly destroy your company's credibility by sounding like
some kind of Redmond stooge..."
Seattle Weekly: Citizen Microsoft (Sep 29, 2004, 14:30)
Jeff Reifman delivers another of his in-depth looks at
Microsoft, now focusing on the company's tenuous relationship with
its Washington State neighbors. And things are dicey now, what
happens when Linux bursts Microsoft's prosperity bubble like Airbus
did to Boeing?
CNET News: BayStar Begins Selling SCO Stock (Sep 29, 2004, 13:45)
"BayStar Capital, the investment fund that arranged a $50
million cash infusion for the SCO Group, has begun selling its
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Golden's Rules: Set Your Evaluation Bar by OSS (Sep 29, 2004, 04:00)
"IT shops should choose the tool that best addresses their
organizations' needs rather than being biased toward one type of
product based on belief or prejudice..."