IT Management Linux News for Oct 29, 2008
Google and Partners Plan Open Source Blitz In Australia (Oct 29, 2008, 23:01)
The VAR Guy: "Google is working with three
major IT consulting firms to launch an open source software blitz
in Australia, The VAR Guy has learned. An event is planned for
November 7 at Google’s Australia headquarters in Sydney."
Open Source Heads Off to School (Oct 29, 2008, 21:01)
OStatic: "Fresh on the heels of news of its
hookup with Dimdim, a maker of open source conferencing software,
Zimbra has announced a new hosted set of services focused on
schools. In other news, Wimba, which makes collaboration tools for
education, is in a partnership involving the popular open source
e-learning platform Moodle."
PC Makers Move Closer to a Post-Windows World (Oct 29, 2008, 17:31)
Fortune: "In January, Hewlett-Packard will
introduce a glossy black mini-laptop at retail for a mere $379.
When it does, it will become the first major computer maker this
decade (besides Apple, of course) to push a non-Windows PC in
Digium Reinvents AsteriskNOW (Oct 29, 2008, 16:31)
Enterprise VoIP Planet: "When Asterisk sponsor
Digium, Inc. released AsteriskNOW, early in January 2007, the
stated aim was to provide an open-source telephony "appliance." Not
appliance as in hardware/software combo, but appliance as in 'all
the software you need to get a complete telephony application up
and running'-- even if you don't know a lot about Linux
Ontario LinuxFest 2008 (Oct 29, 2008, 13:31)
Linux.com "An estimated 250 people attended the
one-day Ontario Linux Fest at the Days Hotel near Toronto's major
airport. Among the 27 sessions were keynotes from Jeremy Allison of
Samba fame and numerous interesting sessions on everything from
Nintendo Wiimote integration in X to an introduction to a group
called Geekcorps that seeks to bring usable computers and the
Internet to rural West Africa."
Microsoft Slugs Aged Care Centres (Oct 29, 2008, 12:31)
Australian IT: "Microsoft will rip an estimated
$70 million out of the aged care sector's IT budget over the next
18 months as it forces users to pay full commercial rates for
previously discounted software."
Lenovo Servers Debut With Windows, Linux Support (Oct 29, 2008, 04:31)
PC World: "A recent decision by Lenovo to cut
back sales of pre-installed Linux PCs has not altered the
company’s commitment to offer operating system choice for its
new server products launched this week."