IT Management Linux News for May 18, 2007
When Preconceptions Bite You (May 18, 2007, 22:30)
Editor's Note: Red Hat sells only to the
enterprise. A mantra grounded in truth, right? Apparently, I
Linux Move Reaps Dividends for Stockbroker (May 18, 2007, 19:30)
Silicon.com: "Since stockbroker
Redmayne-Bentley revamped its IT infrastructure with a move to
Linux the business has been reaping the rewards..."
The Be Very Afraid Tour and a Word About that Patent Study (May 18, 2007, 18:45)
Groklaw: "Ask those companies today if they'd
buy a SCOsource license again, if they had a chance to relive it.
What did they get for their money...?"
March of the Penguin: Linux Wins Battles, But Windows Owns the War (May 18, 2007, 18:00)
Toronto Globe and Mail: "Because an operating
system transition is inevitable, this may be a good time to
consider Vista's competition--Linux on the desktop..."
Three Minutes with Microsoft's Open-Source Manager (May 18, 2007, 17:15)
PC World: "The Fortune article makes it look
like we are going out on this litigation path..."
Google Cautious on Microsoft Patent Claims (May 18, 2007, 16:30)
eWeek: "Chris DiBona, open-source programs
manager at Google, says the jury is still out on Microsoft's recent
claims that free and open-source software violates 235 Microsoft
NYSE Undertakes IBM Mainframe Migration to Unix and Linux (May 18, 2007, 15:45)
SearchDataCenter: "The New York Stock Exchange
is migrating off a 1,600 millions of instructions per second
mainframe to IBM System p servers running AIX and x86
Hewlett-Packard Co. servers running Linux..."
"CIOs Don't Care About Open Source" (May 18, 2007, 00:45)
InfoWorld: "They care about value, which ties
to the product/solution, not the license..."
Through the Patent Looking Glass with Microsoft's Brad Smith (May 18, 2007, 00:00)
ConsortiumInfo: "Then there are the practical
considerations: the fact that it would be infeasible for Microsoft
to actually sue myriad vendors and customers..."