IT Management Linux News for Nov 19, 2004
IT Manager's Journal: Baystar Quietly Continues to Rid Itself of SCO Group Stock (Nov 19, 2004, 22:00)
"BayStar Capital II LP has been selling shares of SCO Group
according to a series of recent SEC Form 4 registration
vnunet: EU Governments Gather to Promote Open Source (Nov 19, 2004, 19:00)
"The Dutch prime minister and the office of the Irish prime
minister have urged other European governments to consider open
source software in the spirit of 'inter-agency
Le Matin: Plus besoin de Bill Gates! (Nov 19, 2004, 17:30)
Translated from French: "No Need for Bill Gates". A Swiss
newspaper article reveals Geneva canton (state) government plans to
switch to free software by the year 2009. Translation within.
Yahoo/Investor's Business Daily: Sun Micro's Linux 'Friendship' No Longer Extends To Red Hat (Nov 19, 2004, 16:45)
"Red Hat, which makes the top-selling flavor of Linux, sees it
as an act of war..."
DesktopLinux: Linux Lab Defuses Microsoft Patent FUD (Nov 19, 2004, 16:00)
Not one to let sleeping FUD lie, OSDL's Stuart Cohen weighs in
with his take on Ballmer's Singapore speech.
Reuters: Novell Posts Profit (Nov 19, 2004, 15:15)
"Novell Inc. on Thursday posted a quarterly net profit, compared
with a year-earlier loss, on stronger sales of Linux operating
software and a boost to earnings from a weaker dollar..."
Technetra: Interview: Are You Ready to Rock?--An interview with Michael Tiemann (Nov 19, 2004, 08:30)
"In this wide-ranging interview, Tiemann shares his vision,
enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit..."
NewsForge: Commentary: Linux is Not Red Hat, And Other Sun-isms Debunked (Nov 19, 2004, 04:00)
"For the first time in several releases, Solaris is actually a
threat to the other players in the operating system market, but
Sun's market outlook and publicity strategy may be working against
the merits of Solaris 10..."
LinuxCIO: Solaris is from Venus, Linux is from Mars (Nov 19, 2004, 01:00)
Martin Fink starts a blog: "My goal here is to highlight all the
things that SUN might not be telling you about Solaris 10/x86, but
that you really should know about, or at least questions to be