IT Management Linux News for Jun 19, 2007
Linux and the "Support Barrier"--Where Do Things Stand? (Jun 19, 2007, 23:15)
Enterprise Linux Log: Support, surprisingly or
unsurprisingly depending on where your experience with the matter
lies, made the list as a 'barrier to adoption.'
Update: Mandriva Will Say No to Microsoft, It Just Needs Some Time to Do So (Jun 19, 2007, 17:43)
Ruminations on the Digital Realm/Mandriva "'As
far as patent protection is concerned, we are not great fans of
software patents which we consider as counter productive...'"
Official Mandriva reply now within.
Linux Movers and Shakers Seek Common Ground (Jun 19, 2007, 17:15)
Linux-Watch: "'I would love to get either
NVIDIA or ATI to actually give us the specs on the drivers we want
or let's just reverse engineer everything and do it
The World Bank Goes Open-Source (Jun 19, 2007, 15:45)
Salon: "At a Government Web Managers Workshop
held in Washington, D.C., in March, Pierre Guillaume Wielezynski, a
corporate communications staffer for the World Bank, delivered a
presentation about the challenges and possibilities inherent in
Novell Ships SP 1 for Suse Linux Enterprise 10 (Jun 19, 2007, 13:30)
NetworkWorld: "Novell on Monday shipped the first service pack
for Suse Linux Enterprise 10 that includes virtualization,
management and security improvements..."
Ubuntu, Red Hat Reject Microsoft Patent Deal (Jun 19, 2007, 12:45)
ZDNet Australia: "Red Hat, the largest Linux
vendor, and Ubuntu-maker Canonical have both rejected calls from
Microsoft to forge a deal similar to the one the Redmond giant
signed with Linux distributors Novell, Xandros, and
MarketWatch: The Persistence of Unix (Jun 19, 2007, 05:15)
Computer Business Review: "In the physical
world, a number of difference forces are at play, and each in turn
displays supremacy, or at least relevance, at subatomic, atomic,
molecular, and wider levels..."
Paying for Software You Can't Use--Is Microsoft Really Good for Schools? (Jun 19, 2007, 02:00)
Computer Business Review: "Last week Microsoft
announced that a study carried out on its behalf by Wipro
Technologies found that European schools prefer Microsoft software
to open source alternatives..."