IT Management Linux News for Nov 16, 2004
IDA: Dutch City of Haarlem Migrates to OpenOffice (Nov 16, 2004, 20:30)
"At the Dutch Government's OSOSS Symposium in Rotterdam [Nov.
4], the city of Haarlem--capital of North Holland--described its
migration of 2000 desktops to OpenOffice.org..."
Federal Computer Week: Local Execs Praise Open Source (Nov 16, 2004, 19:45)
"Adopting open-source software isn't just a money-saving
proposition for cash-strapped government entities, according to an
Local Tech Wire: ‘Buy’ Recommendation Sends Red Hat Soaring (Nov 16, 2004, 18:30)
"First Albany gave Red Hat a 'buy' rating on Monday, igniting a
surge in the Linux software firm's stock price..."
vnunet: HP Promises Major Linux Boost (Nov 16, 2004, 17:30)
"HP claimed today that it will boost mainstream adoption of
Linux and open source software after signing a support deal with
JBoss designed to help firms migrate from proprietary
IDA/OpenForum: How Open Can Europe Get? (Nov 16, 2004, 17:00)
As part of its continuing exploration into government adoption
of open file formats, such as OpenOffice.org, the European Union
posted a new position paper on the benefits of using such formats.
CNET News: Microsoft Offers Goodies to Lure Novell Customers (Nov 16, 2004, 16:30)
"Microsoft sees the uncertainty surrounding NetWare's future as
an opportunity to win more customers over to Windows Server 2003.
Some Novell customers are concerned that the company's focus on
Linux could result in the abandonment of NetWare..."
ComputerWeekly: Under 1% of Whitehall IT Uses Open Source (Nov 16, 2004, 15:15)
"Less than 1% of government IT systems are using open source
software, according to MP Brian White, chairman of Parliamentary IT
ComputerWeekly: Bristol City Council Ditches MS for StarOffice (Nov 16, 2004, 13:45)
"Bristol City Council expects to save £1.4m over the next
five years by switching to StarOffice desktop applications.
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Open Source Ingres' Salvation, Says Founder (Nov 16, 2004, 13:00)
"Ingres founder and chief architect Mike Stonebraker says a
product that uses good technology doesn't necessarily make it a
Tectonic: Steel Merchant Picks Linux, Sage (Nov 16, 2004, 11:30)
"South African steel pipe and fitting merchant AIG Sales
previously used a Dos-based accounting and inventory system to run
IT Week: BEA Claims Open Source Milestones (Nov 16, 2004, 10:00)
"BEA Systems today claimed 'significant milestones' in its open
source efforts including code releases, updated tools and
additional support for its Apache Beehive web applications and
services development platform..."
LinuxWorld: Sun and Solaris and Linux Just One Happy Family, Says Sun's Schwartz (Nov 16, 2004, 02:30)
The computing world's First Blogger, Jonathan Schwartz... and
Sun's EVP, Software--John Lioacono--both envisage a world in which
both Linux and Solaris co-exist happily. The enemy is not Linux,
only Red Hat, they explain..."
F'n Literal Rants: Bringing Open Source to the Classroom (Nov 16, 2004, 01:00)
"The use of Open Source Software builds cost effective and
secure solutions to the funding and security problems that prevent
the efficient use of computer technology in education..."