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IT Management Linux News for Oct 20, 2003

  • VNUnet: Returning an Open Verdict (Oct 20, 2003, 23:00)
    "Does the decision of a bunch of Bavarian civil servants tell us anything about the appetite for open source software in the wider world, and does it have any pointers for what your customers are thinking...?"

  • LinuxPlanet: Linux Is Sometimes a Pleasant Surprise (Oct 20, 2003, 20:00)
    "Sometimes companies aren't actively seeking Linux for the solution to their problems; sometimes Linux just happens to be the best solution for their needs. One NY-based sporting goods chain found itself in this position recently, and they are so far pretty impressed with the benefits of the unsought platform..."

  • Computerworld: MySQL Breaks Into the Data Center (Oct 20, 2003, 18:00)
    "Once dismissed as inadequate for high transaction volumes, the open-source database's improved performance and low cost are winning new converts--and shaking up the status quo in the database world..."

  • InformationWeek: About Linux: An Open Letter to Microsoft (Oct 20, 2003, 17:00)
    "Your new threat is embodied within Linux and open systems, yet those technologies themselves aren't the gravest danger to your future. That gravest danger is you yourself..."

  • The Inquirer: Rise of Linux Totally Unstoppable, IBM Says (Oct 20, 2003, 15:00)
    "An IBM executive here in Berlin said in a roundtable about Linux and the challenges it faces that the rise of Open Source and Linux is unstoppable..."

  • AP/eWeek: Massachusetts Locks Horns with Microsoft (Oct 20, 2003, 14:00)
    "With more than $32 billion in sales last year, Microsoft Corp. doesn't usually worry about losing one customer. But this one may be different..."