IT Management Linux News for Sep 22, 2004
eWeek: When Open-Source Claims Fall Flat (Sep 22, 2004, 23:30)
"Microsoft's offer to 'open-source' Office 2003 for European
governments, along with Sun's Solaris talk, boil down to pure
DesktopLinux: An Introduction to "Open Source: Open for Business" (Sep 22, 2004, 23:00)
"Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) has published a 96-page report on
Open Source software and its potential benefits to business and
CNET News: Sun: We've Turned Over a New Leaf (Sep 22, 2004, 20:30)
"Sun Microsystems' executives have rarely been known for
meekness, but the company's new chief operating officer took a tone
of humility while arguing that the company has mended its
NewsForge: Mandrakesoft Positions for the Future (Sep 22, 2004, 19:45)
"In the original announcement to the KDE mailing list, Duval
wrote that he wanted to produce a Linux distribution for people who
'don't want to spend too much time in installing and configuring
their Linux system...'"
Computerworld: Q&A: Microsoft's Linux Strategist Martin Taylor, Part 2 (Sep 22, 2004, 19:00)
"But I think that one of the things that I want to do a lot more
this year is say, 'Hey, you're on Unix today. You should at least
give Windows a look...'"
eWeek: Analysts Question Sun's Open-Source Solaris Plans (Sep 22, 2004, 18:15)
"Sun Microsystems Inc. says that it's going to open-source
Solaris, but analysts and industry insiders aren't sure how Sun
will manage it or what such a move will mean for Sun..."
Government Computer News: Secure Linux OS Expected in Early 2005 (Sep 22, 2004, 17:30)
"Agencies can expect a commercial version of Linux that meets
government requirements for handling classified material to hit the
market early next year..."
internetnews.com: Can You Leave Linux for Half-Price Solaris? (Sep 22, 2004, 15:15)
"Sun Microsystems President and COO Jonathan Schwartz declared
war on Red Hat Linux on Intel-based x86 machines in an attempt to
woo financial services customers..."
Red Hat Executives: The Latest Joke from Redmond (Sep 22, 2004, 00:00)
"Why is Microsoft giving Governments access to its proprietary
Office software? And what are Governments getting via such access?
Is this some sort of joke...?"