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IT Management Linux News for Jun 12, 2009

  • Why Microsoft Hates - No, *Really* Hates - ODF (2009-06-12 20:01:56)
    Open Enterprise: "Its core Office franchise remains incredibly profitable, with an enviable 75% operating margin, and this has been bankrolling most everything else."

  • Open source takes no hostages (2009-06-12 19:01:56)
    IT Wire: "Have you ever had the experience of creating and storing data in a certain application, only to find that your dependency on a proprietary format means that you have lost all your data?"

  • Cable group turns net neutrality around over ISP access fees (2009-06-12 17:31:56)
    ars Technica: "The American Cable Association has asked the Federal Communications Commission to stop Internet video content providers from charging ISPs wholesale access fees to their sites "at discriminatory rates, terms and conditions.""

  • Europe to get Windows 7 sans browser (2009-06-12 16:02:29)
    CNet: "Microsoft plans to remove Internet Explorer from the versions of Windows 7 that it ships in Europe, CNET News has learned."

  • IBM expects Linux to make money (2009-06-12 14:02:47)
    Linux and Open Source: "In the latest installment of his podcast interviews, Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin found Sutor focused mainly on opportunities for server and cloud Linux, through partnerships with Red Hat and Novell."

  • 7 things electronics salespeople won't tell you (2009-06-12 13:02:47)
    CNet: "Going to a retail store for consumer electronics purchases can be both exciting and frustrating. After working at Best Buy for two years, I have a few opinions to share that you might want to consider before your next shopping trip."

  • Memo to Canonical and Ubuntu: Don't Repeat IBM's Mistakes (2009-06-12 09:02:47)
    WorksWithU: "On the other hand, Canonical runs the risk of repeating some major software mistakes IBM made in the 1990s. Here’s why."

  • Microsoft Helps Sell Over $200 Million in Linux Support Certificates (2009-06-12 06:32:47)
    Softpedia: "Since the duo inked their alliance at the end of 2006, Microsoft and Novell sold in excess of $200 million worth of Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server support and maintenance certificates."