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IT Management Linux News for Apr 29, 2005

  • Editor's Note: Speaking of Migration (2005-04-29 23:30:34)
    Migration to Linux is easy. Coming up with a plan to do it? Not hard, either. Just know what you have, know what you want, and take discrete steps to get there. At least that's what I plan on telling an audience of IT managers in June...

  • ARNnet: Open Source Deserves a Place in Every IT Portfolio (2005-04-29 20:30:33)
    "Organizations refusing to include open source in their IT portfolio need to rethink their strategy, according to Gartner research vice president Dion Wiggins..."

  • eWeek: Microsoft Reaches Out to Open-Source Community (2005-04-29 18:15:17)
    "Microsoft Corp. has extended an olive branch to the open-source community, calling for a sit-down to discuss how the software giant can better work with the open-source world..."

  • InfoWorld: Microsoft Not Glowing Over LAMP (2005-04-29 17:30:33)
    "Microsoft officials are undaunted by the popular LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL Perl/Python/PHP) application stack that serves as an open source rival to the Microsoft .Net platform..."

  • CNET News: Debian Wins Munich Linux Deal (2005-04-29 16:00:15)
    "The city of Munich has opted to use the Debian version of Linux for a high-profile, 14,000-computer installation, passing over Novell's Suse Linux despite its regional popularity..."

  • internetnews.com: Report: McNealy Mulls Taking Sun Private (2005-04-29 14:30:20)
    "Scott McNealy is considering a plan that would take his beloved Sun Microsystems off the market at least for a while, according to a report published Thursday..."

  • LinuxDevices: Executive Interview: Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL (2005-04-29 11:30:46)
    In this interview, Stuart Cohen, CEO of the OSDL, discusses the OSDL's goals, initiatives, projects, and test facilities, and how the growing prominence of embedded Linux interfaces with the organization's goal of being the 'center-of-gravity' for Linux..."

  • Techworld: Ghosts in the Machine (2005-04-29 02:30:26)
    "Virtual machines are changing the way IT thinks about and uses x86-based servers in the data centre..."

  • ZDNet: Clearing the Air on IBM Workplace-OpenOffice.org Connection (2005-04-29 01:00:00)
    "Yesterday's blog entry by Joe Brockmeier about why he found the comments reported to have been made by Sun officials to be petty politics has drawn a response from Sun's Simon Phipps..."