IT Management Linux News for Nov 23, 2004
Ideotrope: Setting Sun (Nov 23, 2004, 23:30)
"The tone in his voice was unmistakeable: linux was a toy,
solaris was a serious kernel. He proceeded to enumerate the various
virtues of the Solaris kernel and the demerits of the linux
CNET News: Commentary: Smoothing the Way for Open Source (Nov 23, 2004, 22:45)
"After a period of testing by early adopters, companies are
beginning to use open-source software in the low levels of the
integration stack--the transport and transformation levels--in
SearchWin2000: Windows, Linux Mired in Benchmarking Cat Fight (Nov 23, 2004, 21:15)
"Explaining how Windows stacks up against Linux in a high demand
environment sounds like a simple exercise. In truth, it's very
complicated for several reasons, but mainly because of a lack of
reliable benchmark data..."
eWeek: Browser Wars Back On (Nov 23, 2004, 18:00)
"eWEEK Labs spoke with a number of IT managers who applaud
Firefox 1.0 as a viable competitor to IE. But citing a lack of
support from application vendors and deployment costs, most said
they are sticking with IE--for now..."
Computerworld Australia: Red Hat Tells Sun's Schwartz to Get a Dictionary (Nov 23, 2004, 16:00)
"'I don't know which dictionary he's using but I don't think
it's an English dictionary,' Tiemann said when asked about
Schwartz's proprietary Red Hat connection..."
Computerworld: Linux Unchained (Nov 23, 2004, 15:15)
"Linux use is growing faster than the talent pool needed to
support it. Here's how IT managers see the problem and what they're
doing about it..."
eWeek: HP Certifies, Supports Novell Linux Desktop (Nov 23, 2004, 14:30)
"While many Linux distributions arrive on the scene, fewer gain
solid support from hardware vendors. That won't be the case for
Novell Inc.'s recently released Linux Desktop..."
NewsForge: Linux Is Doomed? (Nov 23, 2004, 03:15)
"Frank Ottink, COO at YEALD, recently opined that given Sun's
recent moves, the Linux movement is dead and will only recede from
its current market position. No, really..."
Federal Computer Weekly: The Real Cost of Open Source (Nov 23, 2004, 02:30)
"Like dozens of other federal, state and local entities, the
U.S. Marshal Service is adopting open-source software for some
information technology projects, a move that's making Red Hat a
potent symbol within the service's IT department..."
Tectonic: 'Open Source Revolution Will Rock the IT Sales Model' (Nov 23, 2004, 01:00)
""The open source world is shaking the traditional IT world by
its roots, not only through its non-conformist approach to
licensing agreements and ownership of source code, but also through
its broad-minded views on solutions implementation..."