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IT Management Linux News for May 13, 2009

  • French 'net piracy' bill passed (May 13, 2009, 18:33)
    BBC News: "A controversial French bill which will disconnect people caught downloading content illegally three times has been given final approval."

  • Linux certifications: Hot or not? (May 13, 2009, 18:03)
    Computerworld: "But some in the Linux community say the emergence of certifications is by no means a golden ticket for admins, and perhaps just a waste of time and money."

  • Public Call for Tender Requested: Swiss Group Challenges Microsoft Contracts (May 13, 2009, 17:33)
    Linux Magazine: "The Swiss Federal Office for Construction and Logistics (Bundesamt für Bauten und Logistik, or BBL) is reported as having purchased Microsoft licenses in the order of 42 million Swiss francs (about $38 million). Because no public bids were tendered, open source organizations are now requesting a review of the decision."

  • EU slaps a record fine on Intel (May 13, 2009, 17:03)
    BBC News: "Computer chipmaker Intel has been fined a record 1.06bn euros ($1.45bn; £948m) by the European Commission for anti-competitive practices."