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Infrastructure Linux News for May 28, 2003

  • LinuxPR: Munich Goes with Open Source Software (2003-05-28 20:30:59)
    This afternoon, the city council of Munich, Germany, officially announced that they plan to move 14,000 PCs and 16,000 users from Windows to Linux, in a move to make Linux their standard desktop operating system environment. Press releases from the Munich Council and IBM Germany within.

  • PCWorld: HP's Linux Laptops Prove Popular (2003-05-28 20:30:27)
    "Public demand for the low-cost Linux-based laptops Hewlett-Packard began selling in Thailand earlier this month has been 'overwhelming,' a company representative said this week..."

  • GovExec.com: Budget Chief Sees Improvement on Technology Front (2003-05-28 16:00:56)
    The move, according to the project's executive director, James Love, would boost competition for 'open source' software whose code is open to inspection and alteration by users and lower prices for the government..."

  • PR: SCO Responds to Novell Claims (2003-05-28 14:00:35)
    SCO has just issued its own brief statement regarding Novell's copyright claims: "SCO owns the contract rights to the UNIX operating system. SCO has the contractual right to prevent improper donations of UNIX code, methods or concepts into Linux by any UNIX vendor..."

  • PR: Novell Challenges SCO Position, Reiterates Support for Linux (2003-05-28 14:00:31)
    As promised, Novell released its full statement regarding its challenge to the SCO Group just before the markets opened in the U.S. this morning. The complete release, including Novell's letter to SCO's Darl McBride, is linked within.

  • CNET News: Novell May Challenge SCO Linux Claims (2003-05-28 13:00:43)
    "Novell, the second of in the chain of four companies to own rights to the Unix operating system, is expected to challenge the rights infringement claims that their current owner, SCO Group, is making against Linux..."

  • LinuxMedNews: Hospital Case Study of FOSS Use (2003-05-28 09:00:46)
    "This study describes the implementation of open source software in a large Irish public sector organization, Beaumont Hospital..."

  • eWeek: Red Carpet Eases Pain of Red Hat RPM Management (2003-05-28 07:00:10)
    "For those who are new to Linux, managing software installations and updates can seem daunting, even chaotic, without a Windows-style double-click installer in sight..."