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IT Management Linux News for Nov 10, 2003

  • Asia Computer Weekly: Dell Piggybacks Linux to Reach the High-End (Nov 10, 2003, 23:00)
    "While Dell has been signally successful in the low- and mid-range enterprise market, it plays second fiddle to archrivals HP and IBM at the rarefied end of the enterprise computing realm..."

  • Users Approve of Novell's Acquisitions (Nov 10, 2003, 21:00)
    Computerworld and Computerworld New Zealand each have reports that have the Novell faithful praising the recent purchases of SUSE and Ximian by Novell.

  • eWeek: Microsoft: Virtual PC Will Run Linux (Nov 10, 2003, 20:00)
    "The technology will run almost any x86 operating system in a Virtual PC environment, Huffman stressed. 'So Linux can be installed on a virtual machine on Virtual PC. There has been some misunderstanding about this: You absolutely can run Linux in Virtual PC...'"

  • Computerworld: Microsoft Has No Plans to Change Tactics to Combat Linux Threat (Nov 10, 2003, 19:00)
    "Martin Taylor, general manager of platform strategy at Microsoft, said Novell's acquisition plans simply provide 'further evidence that Linux is going to continue to consolidate and become more and more commercial...'"

  • LinuxInsider: Open Source Not Without Risks (Nov 10, 2003, 17:00)
    "Microsoft was also linked to a $30 million infusion of shares into Caldera but that was never confirmed. Let's face it, which large software company would most benefit by any attack on open source...?"

  • Enterprise Linux IT: SuSE Deal Could Make Novell Ripe for Acquisition (Nov 10, 2003, 16:00)
    "'It is no coincidence to me that several weeks ago, SCO received financing from Microsoft, and then IBM turns around and finances Novell,' says Yankee Group analyst Laura DiDio. 'That is what all this is about, ultimately--high-tech politicking by proxy...'"

  • Forbes/Yahoo!: Holding Up Hollywood (Nov 10, 2003, 15:00)
    'They're using a ton of Linux in Hollywood, so they've become a lightning rod for us,' says Darl McBride, SCO's chief executive..."