IT Management Linux News for Oct 28, 2004
PCPro: Vodafone Turns to Sun for Linux-based Computing Support (2004-10-28 20:30:51)
"Vodafone has signed a deal to use Sun's full software, hardware
and services products..."
CRM Daily: Open Source Makes Do-It-Yourself CRM Possible (2004-10-28 18:30:00)
"But the growing viability of open-source code in the corporate
world has extended into the enterprise application arena, AMR
Research's Erik Keller told CRM Daily..."
TheStreet: Linux Cauldron Gets Another Stir (2004-10-28 18:00:52)
"The already-bruising battle for control of the fast-growing
Linux market has become even tougher after Dell announced Wednesday
that it will distribute Novell's version of the upstart operating
system on its servers..."
Techworld: We're Ready for Big Business, Says MySQL (2004-10-28 17:30:23)
"'I am not a fan to date of this release,' said Gartner analyst
Donald Feinberg. 'It is not enterprise-ready until features such as
(stored procedures and triggers) are there...'"
ZDNet UK: Novell Responds to Microsoft Email (2004-10-28 16:30:47)
"Novell, responding to Steve Ballmer's latest attack on Linux,
is accusing Microsoft of selectively using biased reports to back
up its claims..."
LinuxInsider: Analyst: Red Hat Conceding Defeat in US (2004-10-28 16:00:59)
"To one analyst, though, U.S.-based Red Hat's emphasis on
overseas sales indicates failings elsewhere..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linspire Attorney: Microsoft's Anti-Linux FUD, Suits 'Follow the Money' (2004-10-28 15:30:52)
"As the attorney for Linspire, the software company formerly
known as Lindows, Daniel R. Harris has an insider's view of the
battle between open source and proprietary software forces..."
ZDNet Australia: Centrelink Continues Its Crawl Towards Desktop Linux (2004-10-28 15:00:30)
"Centrelink, the Australian government agency responsible for
distributing social security payments, is expecting delivery of
Novell's Open Enterprise Server technology early next year..."
UK Government Report Approves Open Source (2004-10-28 13:45:04)
"The software could 'generate significant savings,' according to
the Office of Government Commerce (OGC)..." BBC has the breaking
news, and The Guardian follows with more in-depth coverage.
LinuxInsider: Serpro To Adopt Open Source in 60 Percent of Workstations (2004-10-28 10:00:46)
"Brazil's federal data processing firm Serpro will adopt a
GNU/Linux operational system in 60 percent of its 2,500
workstations by December this year, a Serpro press spokesperson
DesktopLinux: Manufacturing Pioneer Saves Time, Money with Linux Management Tool (2004-10-28 08:30:45)
"Managing Linux is a top priority for companies that are looking
to open source software in the enterprise and is a key
consideration for IT execs contemplating a switch.
ZDNet: Why Sun's JDS Deserves a Try (2004-10-28 04:00:37)
"Something rather strange happened earlier this month. Sun
released--but did not announce--a Solaris-based version of Release
2 of its Java Desktop System (JDS)..."
Linux Journal: Ballmer Blames Software Piracy on Spendy Hardware, or: What I'd Do with $100 (2004-10-28 01:00:05)
"Once you've put your head back together after that nasty
explosion, let's talk here about some things that Steve