IT Management Linux News for Jun 09, 2006
Editor's Note: Booga! Booga!... Yawn. (Jun 09, 2006, 23:30)
If anyone bought into this week's round of bad news abuout
Linux, they'd never leave their BSOD again. Too bad no one's
accepting FUD at face value anymore.
Computerworld Australia: IBM's DB2 9 'Viper' Database to Fully Uncoil July 28 (Jun 09, 2006, 22:45)
"As well as fully detailing functionality and pricing for the
hybrid relational and XML (extensible markup language) database,
the company also committed to a July 28 worldwide shipping date for
internetnews.com: Open Source Stoking Hot Middleware Market (Jun 09, 2006, 20:30)
"IBM and BEA Systems command more than half of the red-hot
application integration and middleware market combined..."
ZDNet UK: Germans Linux Migration Not Taxing Decision (Jun 09, 2006, 19:00)
"The tax authority in Lower Saxony, Germany is migrating 12,000
desktops to SuSE Linux and the open source KDE desktop..."
InfoWorld: OSBC Returns to One-Show Format (Jun 09, 2006, 11:30)
"...[W]e've decided to return to the Open Source Business
Conference's roots and only offer one show per year..."
Bhutan: Dzongkhalinux: Made in Bhutan (Jun 09, 2006, 10:00)
"Called Dzongkhalinux , the software enables to chat, write
emails, surf Internet, play music or video, in Dzongkha..."
Linux.com: Using Debconf to Configure a System (Jun 09, 2006, 05:30)
"DebConf is best known as an annual gathering of Debian
developers. But the Debian project likes the name so much that it
uses it--give or take a capital 'C'--for the system used to
configure Debian packages..."
Update: Vladville: Linux vs. SBS: Switch! (Jun 09, 2006, 01:25)
"Here is the thing about winning in small business, you have to
know your customers. You also have to know your Microsoft and
understand certain 'facts.' So here is a little competitive howto
on Linux vs. [Microsoft Small Business Server]..." [Email
Battles has a rebuttal article, linked within.]