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IT Management Linux News for Oct 29, 2008

  • Google and Partners Plan Open Source Blitz In Australia (2008-10-29 23:01:51)
    The VAR Guy: "Google is working with three major IT consulting firms to launch an open source software blitz in Australia, The VAR Guy has learned. An event is planned for November 7 at Google’s Australia headquarters in Sydney."

  • Open Source Heads Off to School (2008-10-29 21:01:51)
    OStatic: "Fresh on the heels of news of its hookup with Dimdim, a maker of open source conferencing software, Zimbra has announced a new hosted set of services focused on schools. In other news, Wimba, which makes collaboration tools for education, is in a partnership involving the popular open source e-learning platform Moodle."

  • PC Makers Move Closer to a Post-Windows World (2008-10-29 17:31:42)
    Fortune: "In January, Hewlett-Packard will introduce a glossy black mini-laptop at retail for a mere $379. When it does, it will become the first major computer maker this decade (besides Apple, of course) to push a non-Windows PC in stores."

  • Digium Reinvents AsteriskNOW (2008-10-29 16:31:42)
    Enterprise VoIP Planet: "When Asterisk sponsor Digium, Inc. released AsteriskNOW, early in January 2007, the stated aim was to provide an open-source telephony "appliance." Not appliance as in hardware/software combo, but appliance as in 'all the software you need to get a complete telephony application up and running'-- even if you don't know a lot about Linux administration."

  • Ontario LinuxFest 2008 (2008-10-29 13:31:42)
    Linux.com "An estimated 250 people attended the one-day Ontario Linux Fest at the Days Hotel near Toronto's major airport. Among the 27 sessions were keynotes from Jeremy Allison of Samba fame and numerous interesting sessions on everything from Nintendo Wiimote integration in X to an introduction to a group called Geekcorps that seeks to bring usable computers and the Internet to rural West Africa."

  • Microsoft Slugs Aged Care Centres (2008-10-29 12:31:42)
    Australian IT: "Microsoft will rip an estimated $70 million out of the aged care sector's IT budget over the next 18 months as it forces users to pay full commercial rates for previously discounted software."

  • Lenovo Servers Debut With Windows, Linux Support (2008-10-29 04:31:42)
    PC World: "A recent decision by Lenovo to cut back sales of pre-installed Linux PCs has not altered the company’s commitment to offer operating system choice for its new server products launched this week."