IT Management Linux News for Jan 25, 2005
ServerWatch: Hardware Today: For Linux, Maturity Leads to Inroads (Jan 25, 2005, 23:30)
"In the world of Linux servers, 2004 was not so much about
revolutionary breakthroughs as it was about consolidation, growing
maturity, and 'corporatization...'"
eWeek: Teachers Union Turns to Open Source (Jan 25, 2005, 19:45)
"A major teachers union is looking to open-source technology to
move its enterprise systems and its members to a new
non-proprietary platform that the union will control
CNET News: Google Snaps Up Top Firefox Programmer (Jan 25, 2005, 18:15)
"Google has hired the lead programmer of the Firefox Web
browser, the newest step in the search engine powerhouse's
encroachment on Microsoft's turf..."
eWeek: Analysts: Sun's Open Solaris Plans Face Problems (Jan 25, 2005, 16:45)
"Sun has long promised that it would open-source Solaris, but it
has yet to answer in detail how it will deal with questions about
The SCO Group Inc.'s Unix intellectual property claims..."
Techworld: IBM Plays Down Linux Desktop Plans (Jan 25, 2005, 16:00)
"More than a year after IBM CEO and chairman Sam Palmisano
challenged his company to move to the Linux desktop by the end of
2005, IBM has significantly toned down its rhetoric on the subject
of open source clients..."
The Oregonian: Beaverton Lands Technology Agreement (Jan 25, 2005, 15:15)
"Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Mayor Rob Drake today will announce a
new relationship between the city and the Beaverton-based
laboratory developing applications for the Linux software operating
OpenSolaris: Today's Launch, Gentoo's Port (Jan 25, 2005, 13:45)
"Sun Microsystems is launching its OpenSolaris initiative today
complete with a new community, advisory board and intellectual
property rights..." Plus an announcement of Gentoo's plans to port
Portage to OpenSolaris.
Heise Online: Wienux, A Linux for Vienna (Jan 25, 2005, 12:15)
"Vienna's Municipal Authority, the department heads included,
from this year on will be given the choice of using a special Linux
distribution named Wienux..."
Bangkok Post/LinuxInsider: Good and Bad Found Lurking in the 'Evil Empire' (Jan 25, 2005, 02:30)
"Fresh into a new job and fresh with ideas on how Linux was
going to take over the world, I relished the opportunity to tear
into this poor gentleman who was simply trying to give us some
copies of Microsoft Encarta..."
ZDNet UK: SCO's Outlook is a Bleak House (Jan 25, 2005, 01:00)
"SCO has gained access to two billion lines of code in its
wrangle with IBM. This may be a costly battle to have won..."