IT Management Linux News for Nov 29, 2004
PC World: Who's Using Firefox? (Nov 29, 2004, 23:00)
"Browser is gaining in popularity, but not necessarily at the
BNamericas/LinuxInsider: Novell Expects Up to 90 Percent Open Source Growth (Nov 29, 2004, 22:30)
"The Latin American division of US software firm Novell expects
sales of its open-source solutions to grow 70-90 percent this
fiscal year, the unit's new president Jose Almandoz told
Techworld: New Open Source Group Opens Its Doors (Nov 29, 2004, 21:00)
"A coalition of service providers claims it will shake up the
open source market by offering an alternative to the larger
vendors. It also aims to counter the claims made by Microsoft that
open source is the more expensive option..."
ZDNet UK: PostgreSQL Goes Enterprise This Christmas (Nov 29, 2004, 19:30)
"A major new version of the open source database, which will run
natively on Windows and includes various enterprise features, is
set for release this month..."
Asia Computer Weekly: Linux: Everything for the DIY-ers (Nov 29, 2004, 18:15)
"Many enterprises see platform migration as a death-defying leap
over a perilous chasm. Some companies will take a chance after
doing their sums, but many more will not budge an inch with the
most enticing benefits..."
PC Pro: Microsoft Loses China Contract At Last Minute (Nov 29, 2004, 16:45)
"Under pressure from local suppliers and central government,
Beijing municipal government has instead opted to replace Microsoft
Office with Kingsoft WPS and Windows with Red Flag Linux..."
The Seattle Times: Linux Gains as Windows Alternative (Nov 29, 2004, 16:00)
"While Macs are getting more attention, another
alternative--Linux--continues to be overlooked in
Windows-dissatisfaction discussions. The reason: Reviewers
typically don't run Linux boxes..."
The Age: Patently Yours (Nov 29, 2004, 12:15)
"The US-Australia free trade agreement which comes into effect
in 2005 will hit Australia hardest in the area of intellectual
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