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IT Management Linux News for Aug 26, 2004

  • eWeek: Microsoft Dismisses British Objections to Anti-Linux Ad (2004-08-26 19:00:34)
    "Microsoft sources said Wednesday that a British regulatory agency's objections to an anti-Linux advertisement published as part of its controversial 'Get the Facts' campaign are moot because the ad is no longer running..."

  • Finextra: Bank of America Outlines Linux Ambitions (2004-08-26 18:15:23)
    "Bank of America has gone public on outline plans to port its proprietary Unix systems to Linux, ignoring the enduring threat of legal action from open source litigant SCO..."

  • Computerworld Australia: Microsoft Says Linux Threat a Sensationalised Misconception (2004-08-26 17:30:59)
    "Linux is no threat to Microsoft and any claims to the contrary are simply a misconception created by sensationalism and media hype, Microsoft Australia's platform strategy manager Paul Roworth said on Wednesday..." Now the quiz: name the recent exec and company who said "Linux doesn't exist." Coincidence or new PR approach?

  • The Inquirer: Finnish City Abandons Linux, Open Office Plans (2004-08-26 16:00:17)
    "Turku, the second largest city in Finland, has dropped its plan to switch from the Windows OS and application software to Open Office and Linux..."

  • eWeek: SCO, BayStar Fight Appears Over (2004-08-26 13:45:28)
    "The fight between The SCO Group and BayStar Capital, which concerned the contentious end of the financing deal between them that fueled SCO's Linux litigation, may finally have come to an abrupt and quiet end Wednesday..."

  • internetnews.com: BIRTs of a Feather: Actuate and Eclipse (2004-08-26 02:30:07)
    "Actuate, an enterprise reporting software vendor, is joining the Eclipse Foundation's board of directors and will spearhead a new project to develop an open source reporting tool, officials announced Tuesday..."