IT Management Linux News for Apr 18, 2006
Shanghai Daily: Asian Firms Team Up on Linux for Enterprises (Apr 18, 2006, 22:00)
"The joint venture, called Asianux, will be formally launched at
a news conference on Monday, said Chase Fan, market manager at Red
Flag Software Co..." Apparently, after two years and 2.0
release, it's ready to go.
Techworld: Red Hat Heading for Partner Trouble (Apr 18, 2006, 20:30)
"Red Hat's planned acquisition of open-source server provider
JBoss--announced last week--puts the Linux vendor on a 'collision
course' with two of its most important partners, Oracle and IBM, an
analyst has said..."
Australian IT: Open Solaris a Source of Contention (Apr 18, 2006, 17:30)
"Linux distributor Novell has taken a shot at open-source rival
Sun, saying the company's moves to open the code on its Solaris
operating system had added little to the open-source
SearchOpenSource: Oracle and Linux--How About Ubuntu? (Apr 18, 2006, 16:45)
"While eyes were drawn to Novell Inc. as a potential acquisition
target for Oracle Corp., a far less expensive Linux distribution
was also mentioned as a better fit for the database
Financial Times: Full Transcript: FT Interview with Larry Ellison (Apr 18, 2006, 14:30)
"If an open source product gets good enough, we'll simply take
it. Take [the web server software] Apache: once Apache got better
than our own web server, we threw it away and took Apache..."
InfoWorld: Merged Red Hat and JBoss Could be Headed for a Fall (Apr 18, 2006, 02:30)
"With JBoss under its wing, Red Hat gains a new level of
iTWire: Will Google and Linux Make Microsoft Yesterday's Company (Apr 18, 2006, 01:45)
"Back in the mid 1980s, it would have been hard to imagine
anyone breaking the IT market dominance of the mighty IBM. Big Blue
was seven times as big as the number two player..."
Linux-Watch: Oracle Linux? (Apr 18, 2006, 00:00)
"Larry Ellison, CEO and God-king of Oracle, may not be willing
to pay a few billion for Red Hat, but he has thought about buying
Novell, and he hasn't closed the door on buying a major Linux