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IT Management Linux News for May 22, 2009

  • Editor's Note: Desperation, Scare Tactics, and Happy Memorial Day! (May 22, 2009, 23:02)
    I love to poke fun at tech vendors who continually boast of their innovation, when in fact they're scared to death of real innovation, if they could even recognize it. Today I poke fun at the anti-malware industry: Kaspersky, Trend Micro, Symantec, F-Secure, and the rest of the usual suspects.

  • Overunderdoing: patterns in Microsoft's interoperability stance (May 22, 2009, 19:02) "Overunderdo: To achieve good things to the extent that they can be loudly announced but to a slightly lesser extent than would actually make them useful."

  • "Ubuntu One" name creates confusion (Mark Shuttleworth's response) (May 22, 2009, 18:32)
    Launchpad Bug #375345: "Those who say "the Ubuntu community should not allow Canonical a privileged position" are perhaps unaware that the Ubuntu community is privileged to have Canonical's backing in the first place."

  • Netbook market? What netbook market? (May 22, 2009, 18:02)
    Khaotic Musings: "I'm seeing a hell of a lot of babble about how Linux is 'losing the netbook market'. Well, frankly, there is no netbook market, not any longer."

  • Google's Rubin: Android 'a revolution' (May 22, 2009, 17:32)
    CNet news: "Andy Rubin, Google's director of mobile platforms, thinks Google and the world will benefit from any device created with the intent of getting more people onto the Internet, and isn't shy about explaining why the open-source approach chosen for Android holds the most promise of reaching that goal."

  • Report Recommends How to Switch to Linux (May 22, 2009, 17:02)
    InternetNews: "Experts predicted that the economy would make this the year that many organizations switched to Linux. A coming Windows 7 upgrade considered to be better than Vista -- seemed to increase the odds."

  • Netbook Linux gets revved up (May 22, 2009, 16:02)
    Cyber Cynic: "But, I sure didn't see everyone this side of Microsoft jumping in the Linux netbook pool for the summer. Well, you know what? That's exactly what they're doing."

  • Open Source Consolidation: Less is More? (May 22, 2009, 15:32)
    Open Enterprise: "The open source startup scene is certainly very vibrant, but it's also clearly still relatively immature. Company histories are short, and turnovers are still quite low compared to traditional players."

  • Forrester's five phases of open-source success (May 22, 2009, 12:47)
    The Open Road: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

  • Microsoft Patent: More Money for Less Functions (May 22, 2009, 03:02)
    Linux Magazine: "With U.S. Patent 7,536,726, Microsoft has been granted a patent with which they hope to make a successful business model out of a potentially severely restricted operating system."

  • Vancouver mulls making itself an 'open city' (May 22, 2009, 00:02)
    CBC.CA: "Vancouver residents and businesses would benefit if the city made the data it collects open and accessible to everyone wherever possible, a city councillor says."