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IT Management Linux News for Nov 23, 2004

  • Ideotrope: Setting Sun (Nov 23, 2004, 23:30)
    "The tone in his voice was unmistakeable: linux was a toy, solaris was a serious kernel. He proceeded to enumerate the various virtues of the Solaris kernel and the demerits of the linux kernel..."

  • CNET News: Commentary: Smoothing the Way for Open Source (Nov 23, 2004, 22:45)
    "After a period of testing by early adopters, companies are beginning to use open-source software in the low levels of the integration stack--the transport and transformation levels--in critical projects..."

  • SearchWin2000: Windows, Linux Mired in Benchmarking Cat Fight (Nov 23, 2004, 21:15)
    "Explaining how Windows stacks up against Linux in a high demand environment sounds like a simple exercise. In truth, it's very complicated for several reasons, but mainly because of a lack of reliable benchmark data..."

  • eWeek: Browser Wars Back On (Nov 23, 2004, 18:00)
    "eWEEK Labs spoke with a number of IT managers who applaud Firefox 1.0 as a viable competitor to IE. But citing a lack of support from application vendors and deployment costs, most said they are sticking with IE--for now..."

  • Computerworld Australia: Red Hat Tells Sun's Schwartz to Get a Dictionary (Nov 23, 2004, 16:00)
    "'I don't know which dictionary he's using but I don't think it's an English dictionary,' Tiemann said when asked about Schwartz's proprietary Red Hat connection..."

  • Computerworld: Linux Unchained (Nov 23, 2004, 15:15)
    "Linux use is growing faster than the talent pool needed to support it. Here's how IT managers see the problem and what they're doing about it..."

  • eWeek: HP Certifies, Supports Novell Linux Desktop (Nov 23, 2004, 14:30)
    "While many Linux distributions arrive on the scene, fewer gain solid support from hardware vendors. That won't be the case for Novell Inc.'s recently released Linux Desktop..."

  • NewsForge: Linux Is Doomed? (Nov 23, 2004, 03:15)
    "Frank Ottink, COO at YEALD, recently opined that given Sun's recent moves, the Linux movement is dead and will only recede from its current market position. No, really..."

  • Federal Computer Weekly: The Real Cost of Open Source (Nov 23, 2004, 02:30)
    "Like dozens of other federal, state and local entities, the U.S. Marshal Service is adopting open-source software for some information technology projects, a move that's making Red Hat a potent symbol within the service's IT department..."

  • Tectonic: 'Open Source Revolution Will Rock the IT Sales Model' (Nov 23, 2004, 01:00)
    ""The open source world is shaking the traditional IT world by its roots, not only through its non-conformist approach to licensing agreements and ownership of source code, but also through its broad-minded views on solutions implementation..."