IT Management Linux News for May 12, 2005
NewsForge: IDABC: Toward a Digitally Interoperable Europe (May 12, 2005, 22:45)
"Several IDABC activities have a sensible, although indirect,
impact on the wider adoption of free and open source software
(FOSS) in the European Union..."
Computer Business Review: Linspire Under New Management (May 12, 2005, 21:15)
"Desktop Linux company Linspire has a new CEO after its founder
and former CEO Michael Robertson stepped up to the role of chairman
of the privately held company..."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Microsoft Faces Challenge from Brazil (May 12, 2005, 19:45)
"Brazil is encouraging other developing countries to follow its
lead in replacing Microsoft Corp. software with free alternatives,
such as Linux..."
TechWorld: Open Source is Widespread But Much is Invisible (May 12, 2005, 17:30)
"The survey recently undertaken by SocITM to determine just how
much open source software (OSS) was being used found that 34 per
cent use OS applications and 39 per cent use OS infrastructure
software such as Linux..."
BBC News: How Microsoft Plans to Beat Its Rivals (May 12, 2005, 16:45)
"Microsoft is under attack by a bevy of competitors. But is the
software giant really at its 'most vulnerable moment in history?'
In the second part of our report we examine how Microsoft hopes to
beat its rivals..."
Computer Economics: Key Advantage of Open Source is Not Cost Savings (May 12, 2005, 16:00)
"Computer Economics recently conducted a survey of visitors to
its website regarding the perceived advantages in the use of open
source software. Although not a scientific sample, the results are
eWeek: Dell's Investment Shows Red Hat Is Red Hot (May 12, 2005, 15:15)
"While it's too soon to determine the full impact of Dell's
nearly $100 million investment in Linux vendor Red Hat, the move
makes one thing perfectly clear..."
Computerworld Australia: Developing with Open Source Tools (May 12, 2005, 08:30)
"Enterprises looking for an alternative to proprietary
development tools now have a range of open source software that can
reduce the overhead and time to market..."
Dinner with Microsoft: Red Hat on the Menu? (May 12, 2005, 01:00)
Doc Searls has a blog poser for us: "Would Microsoft buy Red
Hat?" His article and a follow-up from ZDNet's David Berlind