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IT Management Linux News for Jul 31, 2003

  • Reuters: Governments Take a Peek at Microsoft Windows Code (2003-07-31 21:00:52)
    "The stakes are high. An increasing number of corporations and governments are turning to the so-called open-source Linux software to run their desktop and networked computer systems..."

  • internetnews: MySQL Preps for LinuxWorld with Veritas, SGI Pacts (2003-07-31 16:00:35)
    "Open-source database maker MySQL AB Wednesday said it has inked Linux-oriented deals with Veritas, SGI and others to wrap its software with major products from those companies..."

  • InformationWeek: Microsoft Takes Linux For A Test Drive (2003-07-31 14:30:32)
    "In an effort to better understand its main source of competition, Microsoft has deployed Linux and other open-source software in a test center that's typically used by its business customers to experiment with Microsoft's own products..."

  • CNET News: Reconsidering Linux (2003-07-31 13:00:55)
    "Linux is not a product. Rather, Linux is a collection of software components, individually crafted by thousands of independent hands around the world, with each component changing and evolving on its own independent timetable..."

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: Altiris: Admins Managing Linux Have 'Tiger by the Tail' (2003-07-31 11:30:50)
    "One day IT managers wake up to find that they've migrated piece by piece to a new enterprise platform and have no enterprise management system to handle it. After seeing that situation many times, Altiris Inc. decided to act..."

  • Dell: Examining Open Source Software on the Dell PowerEdge 1655MC Server Blade (2003-07-31 07:00:03)
    "To see how effectively the Dell PowerEdge 1655MC server blade system runs Web applications built with open source software, Dell ran a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) application stack on the PowerEdge 1655MC, then tested its performance..." This is a vendor whitepaper, but there is some interesting data included.

  • News.com.au: Australia Lags in Enterprise Linux: IBM (2003-07-31 01:00:16)
    "Linux is slowly gaining momentum in the enterprise, but its progress in Australia is lagging relative to other Asia-Pacific countries..."