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IT Management Linux News for Sep 05, 2003

  • eWeek: What's Next for Oracle? (2003-09-05 20:00:31)
    "[Oracle's] grid approach is about more than greater flexibility in computing. It is a culmination of Oracle's push toward lower-cost computing--away from the large SMP servers on which its database has traditionally run and onto Intel-based servers and, ultimately, Linux..."

  • LinuxWorld Australia: Desktop Linux Benefits Are Myths, Says Gartner (2003-09-05 19:00:59)
    "Robin Simpson, Gartner research director, software and business management, told attendees at the Open Source Revealed conference in Sydney that desktop Linux was not a panacea..."

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux Rescues Oracle Implementation for Lighting Manufacturer (2003-09-05 18:00:59)
    "'We started experiencing stability problems with the memory mapping of Windows,' said [Lithonia Lighting] director of technical services Phil Kilgore. 'It didn't work well. We were at a scalability impasse...'"

  • BusinessWeek: Doing It Wrong, Getting It Right (2003-09-05 13:00:19)
    "An ill-fated startup produced an invaluable lesson: The secret to making a business take wing the second time around..." JBoss Founder Marc Fluery details the trials and tribulations of his first startup company.

  • rediff.com: StarOffice Makes Strong Inroads in India (2003-09-05 04:00:11)
    "In less than a year since its official launch, StarOffice 6.0 software, the office suite from Sun Microsystems has had a number of corporates, banks and government departments switch to it from Microsoft office for the cost savings that it offers..."