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IT Management Linux News for Jun 28, 2004

  • O'Reilly: The Open Source Paradigm Shift (Jun 28, 2004, 23:30)
    "My premise is that free and open source developers are in much the same position today that IBM was in 1981 when it changed the rules of the computer industry, but failed to understand the consequences of the change..."

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: IBM Linux GM: Enterprises Beyond TCO Questions with Linux (Jun 28, 2004, 22:00)
    "Going back a year or so, most large enterprise customers had a Linux strategy, but it was limited to the outer circle, edge-of-network stuff..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Is Linux Desktop Better Than Windows? (Jun 28, 2004, 21:15)
    "Now, though, some end users at nonprofit organizations are choosing Linux for a completely different reason [than cost]--namely, a better desktop experience than they've been getting from Windows..."

  • eWeek: Democrats Tap Open Source (Jun 28, 2004, 19:45)
    "Open source has expanded into the political world, with open software powering the online operations of the Democratic National Committee and Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign..."

  • The Guardian: Share and Ye Shall Find (Jun 28, 2004, 19:00)
    "Getting sued, laying off most of your workforce, losing your third chief executive and then being bought out doesn't sound like the history of a successful company that could teach internet businesses a key lesson..."

  • iTnews: Gates Sounds Off in Sydney (Jun 28, 2004, 18:15)
    "Microsoft chairman Bill Gates told Australian media he was unfazed about the threat of open source or scepticism by business towards technology and defended the security of Microsoft's software products..."

  • CNET News: Is Java Cooling Off? (Jun 28, 2004, 16:45)
    JavaOne: "When another JavaOne conference begins on Monday, McNealy might not be so giddy..."

  • Libération: For Microsoft, It is Paris at All Costs (Jun 28, 2004, 15:15)
    "...[A]t the time when an increasing number of public administrations around the world are choosing to use free and open source software, Microsoft considers losing the City of Paris to open source out of question..."

  • Update: Real Announces Red Hat and SUSE/Novell Deals (Jun 28, 2004, 13:45)
    Apparently Red Hat was not the only distribution Real Networks made an arrangement with. Breaking news reveals that it has also made a deal with Novell for the SUSE Linux desktop. New links within.

  • SearchDatabase: Red One Flying High with MySQL (Jun 28, 2004, 11:30)
    "With limited funding, Roger Holden's database decisions were limited when he decided to start airline flight tracking company, Red One Aviation..."

  • Express Computer India: Open Source: Prime Time for SMBs (Jun 28, 2004, 10:00)
    "With IT biggies throwing their weight behind Linux--and a host of smaller players creating products and providing support services for this OS--SMBs may have found just what they were hankering after..."