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IT Management Linux News for Jan 30, 2009

  • Sun Enhancements to OpenSolaris Take Aim at Linux (Jan 30, 2009, 23:03)
    eWeek: "The updates to the free Solaris-based OS shows that Sun will not follow IBM and HP in letting Linux take over the platform space once dominated by Unix."

  • A glimmer of hope from whitehouse.gov (Jan 30, 2009, 20:03)
    Free Software Magazine: "The new US presidential website shows some promise that indeed, we now have a US president who isn’t afraid of the future."

  • Fonality CEO Discusses Digium Rivalry, Asterisk And Open Source (Jan 30, 2009, 18:33)
    The VAR Guy: "The big picture: Is Fonality really an open source company?"

  • How can companies that rely on technology consistently not pay for it? (Jan 30, 2009, 17:03)
    Linux Journal: "...how can companies, that rely on technology to make money, continue to fail to spend the money necessary to keep that technology not only functional, but recoverable."

  • Linux Is In Business and Business Is Good (Jan 30, 2009, 15:33)
    Blog of Helios: "Not every business makes a high-profile public announcement like Ernie Ball did early in the century. Most businesses don't migrate in one fell swoop...their adaptation of Linux and Open Source is subtle and measured."

  • S&P Endorses Linux, Raising Red Hat (Jan 30, 2009, 13:33)
    24/7 Wall St.: "You do not see too many upgrades in corporate credit ratings during this part of the business cycle, let alone in technology and software. But Red Hat, Inc. was just raised by Standard & Poor's ratings today on the corporate credit side. You might even wonder if S&P is almost endorsing Linux after all these years after you look through the notes"

  • Thin clients now as flexible as PCs, claims Igel (Jan 30, 2009, 13:03)
    Network World: "Yeo said that Linux-based clients, used as "desktop appliances", are by far the majority of Igel's shipments, with Linux being particularly popular in its home market of Germany."

  • EnterpriseDB and Sun Reaping Benefits from Open Source Databases (Jan 30, 2009, 05:33)
    OStatic: "In Sun's case, some of the folks who questioned whether $1 billion was too much to pay for MySQL should take a second look."

  • Migrating Away From Windows: It All Starts With Linux (Jan 30, 2009, 00:03)
    Linux Today Blog: "I have friends who go nuts at the ice cream shop when they don't get enough colored sprinkles, but when it comes to computers they go all shy and stupid. "Awww, I don't mind wasting tons of time and money on this junk, it's just the way it is." The tech industry needs a whole lot more customer spunk and consumer rights advocacy."