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IT Management Linux News for Aug 11, 2005

  • Computer Business Review: Unhappiness Drives Open Source Adoption (2005-08-11 22:00:32)
    LinuxWorld Expo: "Google Inc open source programs manager Chris DiBona said the search giant has stuck with Linux throughout the company's life, in part, because it was unhappy with the terms of another software company..."

  • vnunet: Perens Thumps OSDL Patent Pact (2005-08-11 16:00:50)
    LinuxWorld Expo: "The patent pool being built by the Open Source Development Labs is useless in the defence against Microsoft, according to open source activist Bruce Perens speaking at the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco..."

  • ComputerWeekly: Scottish Police Give Open Source the Boot (2005-08-11 14:30:57)
    "Central Scotland Police, which pioneered the use of open source, including Linux desktops, has begun implementing a major Microsoft-based IT overhaul..."

  • ZDNet: Database Start-Ups Bet on Open Source (2005-08-11 02:30:44)
    LinuxWorld Expo: "Following the gradual acceptance of Linux, open-source databases are moving into corporate data centers as an increasingly viable option..."

  • eWeek: Wyse Debuts Linux Thin Client (2005-08-11 01:00:18)
    LinuxWorld Expo: "Wyse Technology debuted a compact yet powerful Linux-based thin client at LinuxWorld on Tuesday and announced a 1,900 unit deployment of the device by a major European health insurance provider..."