IT Management Linux News for Jan 21, 2009
Is the Open Standards Alliance Betraying Open Source? (Jan 21, 2009, 20:02)
Open Enterprise: "The original purpose of the
OSA was to strengthen the appeal of a different and better way of
doing things in software, not simply to create a convenient
umbrella organisation for easier kowtowing to the old way."
"Green" netbook boasts five-hour battery life (Jan 21, 2009, 19:32)
LinuxDevices: "CherryPal announced an
Atom-based "Bing" netbook that runs Linux or Windows XP, and offers
a claimed five hours of battery life. The company also announced an
upgraded version of its Linux-based nettop, the CherryPal C114, and
launched a "Green Maraschino" open-source Linux distribution
supporting the Bing."
Jim Allchin: "We Feel a Huge Threat from Linux" (Analysts Cartel Part IV) (Jan 21, 2009, 17:02)
Boycott Novell: "This is almost the last part
of a series that comes in 5 parts (see part 1, part 2 and part 3).
It reveals the ways in which IDC and Gartner interact with
Microsoft [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7] and today we turn some attention to
Canonical and Microsoft: Is Sustaining a Business Better than Turning a Profit Right Now? (Jan 21, 2009, 14:32)
OStatic: "The Times reports Canonical is
approaching the $30 million a year mark in terms of revenue, and
Shuttleworth feels that is the point when the company will become
Google Terminates Six Services (Jan 21, 2009, 14:02)
Information Week: "The company's ax is falling
on Dodgeball, Google Catalog Search, Google Mashup Editor, Google
Notebook, Jaiku, and Google Video."
What's new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 (Jan 21, 2009, 07:32)
Heise Open Source: "Red Hat has released
version 5.3, the third update of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux
(RHEL) 5 operating system first introduced in March 2007. In
addition to various bug fixes, RHEL 5.3 also offers a number of new
features and improvements."
Do Nice Engineers Finish Last in Tough Times? (Jan 21, 2009, 06:02)
Datamation: "What I'm wondering is, if you were
a manager that was tasked with determining who stays and who is
shown the door, how would you make this decision? There are many
managers right at this very instant who are struggling with this
Open Source E-Commerce: Twelve Promising Programs
(Jan 21, 2009, 04:32)
E-Commerce Guide: "The difference between open
source and proprietary became almost indistinguishable except to
developers, with some open source programs now selling for more
money than proprietary programs. We recap the year for the biggies
and review a dozen newer, up-and-coming e-commerce programs."
Vista Support Upped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Jan 21, 2009, 00:02)
Internet News: "Linux vendor Red Hat is
updating its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) to version
5.3 with added support for new Intel Nehalem hardware and including
new Java, clustered file system and security tools."