IT Management Linux News for Mar 30, 2006
CNET News: Is Virtualization the Installation Miracle Cure? (Mar 30, 2006, 22:00)
"Most talk about virtualization these days centers on using
server hardware more efficiently. But the technology also has the
potential to ease another headache: software installation
CRN Australia: LinuxWorld: Government Open to Open Source (Mar 30, 2006, 19:00)
"Speaking at LinuxWorld in Sydney, Department of Finance and
Administration's Patrick Callioni said the OSS community could no
longer blame government for its slow adoption of offerings like
ZDNet UK: Bristol Council Says It Can Save £1m with Open Source (Mar 30, 2006, 18:15)
"The local authority claims its biggest challenge was
encouraging its staff to accept alternatives to Microsoft Office,
with staff assuming that 'if it's cheap it must be nasty...'"
BusinessWeek: Red Hat Falls on Outlook (Mar 30, 2006, 17:30)
"Red Hat Inc. shares fell before Wednesday's opening bell after
the software maker reported solid quarterly results but projected a
profit that fell short of Wall Street's target..."
Washington Post: IBM Makes A Play for Microsoft's Customers (Mar 30, 2006, 15:15)
"International Business Machines Corp. said it will roll out an
aggressive strategy today to lure business customers away from
rival Microsoft Corp..."
ZDNet Australia: HP: Too Many Open Source Licences (Mar 30, 2006, 14:30)
"Martin Fink, Hewlett Packard's Linux vice-president, yesterday
slammed the open source community's complex licensing schemes,
suggesting that there are too many open source licences for
developers to manage properly..."
SearchOpenSource: PostgreSQL Experts: Why Are You Still Using a Big Bucks Database (Mar 30, 2006, 11:30)
"Your company doesn't have to pay big bucks for a big