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IT Management Linux News for Apr 09, 2009

  • Linux Foundation CEO: Linux is "fastest growing platform" (Apr 09, 2009, 21:34)
    ars Technica: "He describes Linux as the "fastest growing platform in every aspect of computing," and asserts that the operating system's adoption rate is advancing two to three times faster than any other platform."

  • Government sticks to proprietary line: leaves Linux in the dust (Apr 09, 2009, 16:34)
    Technology & Business: "In both cases people chose not to make use of the alternatives. We were of the opinion that to force people to change would cause more disruption and probably interrupt the process of teaching and learning..."

  • Schmidt a fitting keynote for newspaper convention (Google killed newspapers) (Apr 09, 2009, 13:34)
    Policy Fugue: "I say fitting because to many, Schmidt's company has done more than any other to hasten the demise of the printed product and the legacy business model it carries."

  • Electricity Grid in U.S. Penetrated By Spies (Apr 09, 2009, 09:04)
    Wall Street Journal: "Cyberspies have penetrated the U.S. electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt the system, according to current and former national-security officials."

  • Ubuntu accuses Microsoft of Linux netbook FUD (Apr 09, 2009, 00:04)
    Cyber Cynic: "When Microsoft employee, Brandon LeBlanc announced that Microsoft ruled the netbook world, he was exaggerating, shall we say, just a wee bit. I was going to stomp on him but Chris Kenyon of Canonical, the business that stands behind Ubuntu, beat me to it."