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IT Management Linux News for May 21, 2009

  • Linux To Regain 50% Netbook Market Share (May 21, 2009, 22:04)
    Caitlyn Martin: "Stephen Lim, the General Manager of Taiwan based Linpus Technologies, made the surprising prediction that Linux will regain 50% market share from Windows on netbooks by next year."

  • Microsoft charity crackdown spurs boycott (May 21, 2009, 19:34)
    Computerworld: "The Redmond giant is pressing ahead with new global software licensing agreements, some imposing a whopping 500 percent price increase, to stamp-out what it initially claimed were illegal uses of its discounted offerings by not-for-profit agencies."

  • Ex-Microsoftie: Free Software Will Kill Redmond (May 21, 2009, 19:04)
    NetworkWorld: "Bill Gates probably will not sing the praises of Keith Curtis, a programmer with Microsoft for 11 years who's now left the fold and written a book about why the Redmond way will fail. Oh yeah, Curtis is not afraid to speak his mind as a Linux guru, either."

  • Bordeaux Group and MyLinuxSupport signs first reseller agreements (May 21, 2009, 14:34)
    Wine-Reviews press release: "MyLinuxSupport Inc., signs first reseller agreements with the Bordeaux Software Group and Wine Reviews to resell pre-paid open source support cards."

  • New Study Shows Linux Desktop Growing Stronger (May 21, 2009, 13:04) "Even as the global recession cuts into worldwide PC shipments, a new analyst report released today reveals a strong and growing interest among IT staffs to deploy Linux as a cost-reduction and security-enhancing measure in their respective companies."

  • FSF and Cisco Settle - For Real, This Time (May 21, 2009, 10:34)
    Groklaw: "The GPL stands, much as that frustrates some. Cisco, by the way, negotiated, I've heard, in good faith, and the eventual settlement reflects that effort on their part to comply with the GPL going forward and to ameliorate earlier difficulties, for which it should be commended."