IT Management Linux News for May 26, 2005
Murdock: Open Source and the Commoditization of Software (May 26, 2005, 23:30)
"It is said the only things certain in life are death and taxes.
For those of us in the IT industry, we can add one more to the
Contractor UK: Google Approves 'Unleashed' IT Staff (May 26, 2005, 22:00)
"Companies in need of internal business innovation should let
their IT staff run rampant, according to the chief executive of the
world's largest search engine Google..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Why CIOs Balk at Open Source Apps (May 26, 2005, 21:15)
"Major open source business applications--like those that cover
collaboration and enterprise resource planning (ERP)--don't seem to
be making a big impression on company decision makers in
LinuxPlanet: LinuxWorld Summit: Linux Replacing Other Enterprise OS (May 26, 2005, 20:30)
"Linux is rapidly replacing Unix, Windows, and old-style
mainframes for mainstream enterprise use, despite lingering issues
ranging from the availability of enterprise server applications to
the quality of desktop Linux software, according to attendees at
this week's LinuxWorld Summit in New York City..."
The Register: EU Pledges €660k to Understand Open Source (May 26, 2005, 15:15)
"The European Union has approved a €660,000 [US$827,200]
grant for FLOSSWorld, a two-year project to promote FLOSS
collaboration involving 17 partners in 12 countries..."
IT Week: Novell Posts $16m First-Quarter Loss (May 26, 2005, 14:30)
"The company said that sales of the NetWare suite of products
are declining at a faster rate than expected, and that sales of
Linux products were disappointing..."
Consulting Times: Linux vs Microsoft XP: Optimizations Make Linux the Killer Desktop (May 26, 2005, 04:00)
"When the Linux desktop gets performance tweaks, people can see
a significant difference. Windows XP just cannot keep up..."
ZDNet: Two on Microsoft’s Anti-Linux Strategy (May 26, 2005, 01:00)
ZDNet has two blog entries addressing the sucesses and failures
of Microsoft's plans to off the penguin.