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IT Management Linux News for Jun 19, 2007

  • Linux and the "Support Barrier"--Where Do Things Stand? (Jun 19, 2007, 23:15)
    Enterprise Linux Log: Support, surprisingly or unsurprisingly depending on where your experience with the matter lies, made the list as a 'barrier to adoption.'

  • Update: Mandriva Will Say No to Microsoft, It Just Needs Some Time to Do So (Jun 19, 2007, 17:43)
    Ruminations on the Digital Realm/Mandriva "'As far as patent protection is concerned, we are not great fans of software patents which we consider as counter productive...'" Official Mandriva reply now within.

  • Linux Movers and Shakers Seek Common Ground (Jun 19, 2007, 17:15)
    Linux-Watch: "'I would love to get either NVIDIA or ATI to actually give us the specs on the drivers we want or let's just reverse engineer everything and do it ourselves...'"

  • The World Bank Goes Open-Source (Jun 19, 2007, 15:45)
    Salon: "At a Government Web Managers Workshop held in Washington, D.C., in March, Pierre Guillaume Wielezynski, a corporate communications staffer for the World Bank, delivered a presentation about the challenges and possibilities inherent in 'social media...'"

  • Novell Ships SP 1 for Suse Linux Enterprise 10 (Jun 19, 2007, 13:30)
    NetworkWorld: "Novell on Monday shipped the first service pack for Suse Linux Enterprise 10 that includes virtualization, management and security improvements..."

  • Ubuntu, Red Hat Reject Microsoft Patent Deal (Jun 19, 2007, 12:45)
    ZDNet Australia: "Red Hat, the largest Linux vendor, and Ubuntu-maker Canonical have both rejected calls from Microsoft to forge a deal similar to the one the Redmond giant signed with Linux distributors Novell, Xandros, and Linspire..."

  • MarketWatch: The Persistence of Unix (Jun 19, 2007, 05:15)
    Computer Business Review: "In the physical world, a number of difference forces are at play, and each in turn displays supremacy, or at least relevance, at subatomic, atomic, molecular, and wider levels..."

  • Paying for Software You Can't Use--Is Microsoft Really Good for Schools? (Jun 19, 2007, 02:00)
    Computer Business Review: "Last week Microsoft announced that a study carried out on its behalf by Wipro Technologies found that European schools prefer Microsoft software to open source alternatives..."