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IT Management Linux News for Jul 26, 2002

  • Raleigh News & Observer: Red Hat Waxes Optimistic (Jul 26, 2002, 22:00)
    "But at the company's third annual gathering, held Thursday at the Linux company's headquarters in Raleigh, corporate officials were finally able to talk about a stock price that finished the past 12 months above where it started, customers with real name recognition, and mainstream software and hardware partners..."

  • The Register: IBM and Linux Our Biggest Threats - Microsoft (Jul 26, 2002, 20:30)
    "Speaking at Microsoft's 2002 Financial Analysts Day yesterday, executives heading-up Microsoft's developer and enterprise server divisions spoke with frankness. They also revealed product and strategic initiatives to combat the double-headed threat..."

  • The Economist: Going Hybrid (Jul 26, 2002, 17:30)
    "This is not all that is worrying open-source advocates. Microsoft is leading an increasingly nasty campaign against programs such as Linux, the free operating system, and has even been putting it about that such programs make it easier for terrorists to hack into computers. Worse, Linus Torvalds, the inventor of Linux, appears to have reached his limits as a manager..."

  • Die Welt: How Hunzinger Lobbied the Bundestag against Linux (Jul 26, 2002, 14:30)
    A PR firm in Germany, now embroiled in a political scandal, may have used extraordinary means of persuation to convince German lawmakers not to adopt Linux for government use. Synopsis and link to full story (in German) within.

  • IT World: Analysis: Turbolinux Challenged in Tough Linux Market (Jul 26, 2002, 13:00)
    "But even if the company manages to stave off layoffs and office closings, an unfocused business model has the company headed in an uncertain direction that could kick off consolidation of the Linux distribution market, analysts say..."