IT Management Linux News for Jan 11, 2005
The Linux Beacon: Competition Heats Up for Entry and Midrange Servers (Jan 11, 2005, 22:30)
"Several months ago, in our sister publication, The Four
Hundred, I presented a comparison of entry and midrange boxes
running Windows, Linux, Unix, and OS/400..."
EducationGuardian.co.uk: Stick or Twist? (Jan 11, 2005, 22:00)
"Installing OpenOffice, a free open source alternative to
Microsoft's Office suite, could be the first cost-saving move to
loosen the US giant's grip on the UK schools market..."
Open: Sybase Banking on 'Linux on Power' (Jan 11, 2005, 19:30)
"Vendors once bonded with Wall Street insiders by avoiding the
words 'Linux support.' Now The Street demands Linux..."
ZDNet UK: IBM Accused of Hypocrisy over Patent Collaboration (Jan 11, 2005, 19:00)
"Campaigners say IBM is wrong to be lobbying in favour of
software patents in in Europe, and claim it's just trying to win
friends by opening up 500 patents..."
IT Manager's Journal: Google Facing Microsoft-Style Security, Image Issues (Jan 11, 2005, 18:15)
"While Google is a well-known open source user and advocate--and
in fact, is a prime example of the advantages of Linux and open
source from the start--its use of open source, which is believed to
be quite extensive, is largely kept quiet..."
eWeek: Thunderbird: Not Quite Ready for Business (Jan 11, 2005, 17:30)
"The Mozilla e-mail client has all of the stuff an experienced
user needs and is more secure than Outlook, but it doesn't have the
right stuff for most enterprises..."
InfoWorld: Interview: Sun CEO Scott McNealy (Jan 11, 2005, 17:00)
"Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy spoke with IDG News Service
correspondent Robert McMillan about company changes, plans for 2005
and how open source relates to Solaris and Java..."
The Guardian: The War on Copyright Communists (Jan 11, 2005, 14:30)
"Bill Gates wants software patents to protect his profit, not
Technetra: China Rising (Jan 11, 2005, 04:00)
"The acceleration of international commerce with China will
vitalize OSS adoption across the globe..."