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Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 28, 2003

  • osOpinion: Microsoft Embraces Linux! (Sort Of) (2003-04-28 23:00:02)
    "Porting to Linux allows Microsoft to get its digital-rights management software into the consumer device market. This puts Redmond in a position to be a gatekeeper for Hollywood and the music industry, a role that could be highly profitable for Microsoft..."

  • LinuxWorld: Getting Frugal: Red Hat Network's Low-Cost Upgrade to Red Hat 9 (2003-04-28 21:00:20)
    "I decided to put my Red Hat Network subscription to greater use. I normally use RHN to run up2date at least weekly so I can keep up with the latest security fixes and updates. This week, I decided to download the iso images of 'shrike' (Red Hat's code-word for its new release) and upgrade my desktop from Red Hat 8 to Red Hat 9..."

  • Times of India: Oppn Soft on Linux, Wants No Windows (2003-04-28 17:00:52)
    "The government, they said, should not insist on proprietary software while issuing tenders for computers, since open source software is available at one-tenth or even one-twentieth the cost of proprietary software like Windows..."

  • Seattle Times: Area's Linux Lovers Laud Computing 'Democracy' (2003-04-28 16:00:09)
    "Linux is alive in Western Washington, demonstrated at Saturday's LinuxFest Northwest. About a thousand people traveled to the Bellingham Technical College to show off products, talk technology and hear an address by Jon 'Maddog'" Hall..."

  • Computerworld Singapore: MySQL Grows Up (2003-04-28 13:00:33)
    "Recently, MySQL AB launched its first user conference in San Jose, California, to promote its open source database as a viable, more affordable alternative to databases from heavyweights such as Oracle and IBM..."