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IT Management Linux News for May 26, 2009

  • Organizations Find Switch from Windows Better than Expected (May 26, 2009, 17:03)
    Linux Magazine: "The respondents considered the fear of "painful and distracting" change as the largest obstacle to migrating from Windows to Linux. Device driver issues, fragmented distributions and lack of support were not among the high potential hurdles, according to the study."

  • Government Users Start Looking Under Linux Hood (May 26, 2009, 16:03) "If you are a local government IT official in the U.S. today, it's likely easier for you to pick up a phone and get easy, quick answers from proprietary software vendors to find technology products to fill your needs, rather than having to manually sort through the sometimes fragmented world of open source projects to find a good fit."

  • A Battle Over Deposing Bill Gates in the Novell v. Microsoft Antitrust Litigation (May 26, 2009, 15:44)
    Groklaw: "So, guess what has been happening in the Novell v. Microsoft antitrust litigation? A battle over deposing Bill Gates. I have the transcript [PDF] for you of the half-deposition that happened already."

  • Adobe acts against Flash video stream recorder (May 26, 2009, 14:03)
    The H Open: "SourceForge, the open-source project host, has removed the pages of the rtmpdump stream-recording software from its network in response to a cease-and-desist notice from Adobe."

  • Intel Adopts an Identity in Software (May 26, 2009, 08:03)
    New York Times: "The most attention-grabbing element of Intel's software push is a version of the open-source Linux operating system called Moblin. It represents a direct assault on the Windows franchise of Microsoft, Intel's longtime partner."