IT Management Linux News for Mar 24, 2005
LinuxPlanet: Book Review: A Practical Reference for the Open Source Advocate (Mar 24, 2005, 22:45)
"Sure, open source is the coolest thing since sliced bread...
but before he opens the checkbook, your boss is going to want more
definitive reasons for implementing OSS in the company..."
ZDNet Australia: EDS: Linux 'Strategically Important' (Mar 24, 2005, 21:15)
"Outsourcing specialist EDS said it was 'proactively
engineering' Linux into its product portfolio, backtracking on
previous statements that the open-source software was insecure and
CXOtoday.com: Microsoft vs Linux Reports--Sheer Waste Of Time? (Mar 24, 2005, 19:45)
"Just skimming through the report reveals a few discrepancies
that question its credibility..."
ZDNet UK: Linux Standards Base Wins More Support (Mar 24, 2005, 19:00)
"Veritas, MySQL and Levanta are all backing the Linux Standards
Base, which should prevent fragmentation and make life easier for
ZDNet Australia: Banks Eye Bootable Linux CDs (Mar 24, 2005, 16:00)
"Australian company Cybersource says it's currently talking to
two domestic banks about providing Linux-based bootable CDs to
consumers to ensure Internet banking security..."
CNET News: Programmers Bypass Red Hat Linux Fees (Mar 24, 2005, 14:30)
"It took Red Hat 16 months to produce the newest version of its
premium Linux product, which went on sale in February for as much
as $2,499 per computer per year..."
The Star: Mampu: OSS Masterplan Rolling Out Smoothly (Mar 24, 2005, 13:00)
"The Public Sector Open Source Software (OSS) Masterplan's
implementation is proceeding well on several fronts, particularly
in raising awareness, the agency in charge of its rollout
LinuxElectrons: Oregon DOT Migrates To SUSE Linux On IBM Zseries (Mar 24, 2005, 12:15)
"Adopting an open source solution has enabled the Department to
realize a 30 percent reduction in software costs, benefiting Oregon
Linux Journal: Building Bridges Between the NGO and Tech Worlds (Mar 24, 2005, 10:45)
"An interview with an organizer of Asia Source about what NGOs
and OSS technology can do for each other..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Entrepreneurs Turn to Open Source DBMS Vendors (Mar 24, 2005, 04:00)
"Like other entrepreneurs, Roger Holden knows that starting a
business is risky. Part of that risk involves assembling the right
IT infrastructure on a limited budget..."
NewsForge: Why Novell's Internal Migration to Linux Desktops is a Landmark Story (Mar 24, 2005, 00:15)
BrainShare: "There have been so many
announcements, so much activity, such a hurried pace to the
Brainshare 2005 conference that I think many may have overlooked
the big story..."