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Today's Featured Article
Do you really want a 'Linux administrator'?
Tuesday, February 25 2003 @ 09:21 am CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,097
General News "Using Linux as shorthand for everything open source can, however, lead to an unfortunate reality truncation. Despite all the publicity, it seems lots of people and organisations still haven't understood that Linux is only an operating system kernel.

There's a whole raft of other components required to operate a "Linux server". Many of these are large and complex pieces of software that take a long time to master in their own right. I get the impression that this fact is often overlooked by non-technical management and, of course, sales droids."


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News.com.au: Australia at Linux Leading Edge
Thursday, February 20 2003 @ 03:49 pm CST
Contributed by: Aristotle
Views:: 2,530
Events "Mary Ann Fisher is speaking at an open source seminar for government CIOs in Canberra tomorrow, which is being organised by the National Office for the Information Economy and will also feature speakers from Microsoft, Gartner and the Australian Unix Users Group."

"Ms Fisher said the federal Government's endorsement of the open source operating system as an option for government agencies and its approach to sharing information on Linux, and tomorrow's forum were examples of its strategic approach to government IT infrastructure. "

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Sydney Morning Herald: Open Source Gets a Hearing in Canberra
Thursday, February 20 2003 @ 03:47 pm CST
Contributed by: Aristotle
Views:: 2,575
General News "The benefits and challenges of using Open Source software in Australian government agencies were explored in depth at a seminar organised by the National Office for the Information Economy in Canberra yesterday."

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Financial Express: IT Industry Set To Be Linuxed: Nasscom
Thursday, February 20 2003 @ 03:45 pm CST
Contributed by: Aristotle
Views:: 2,568
Linux "The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) bets big on the open source software - Linux. The apex body of the software companies argues that Linux has the potential to grow into a leading operating system (OS) in India, co-existing with the other established players in this market."

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News.com: Linux to power most Motorola phones
Friday, February 14 2003 @ 08:15 am CST
Contributed by: Aristotle
Views:: 2,556
Linux " Motorola will begin selling its first cell phone based on Linux this year and says most models will follow suit, a major sign of the growing popularity of the operating system outside its stronghold on high-end computers."


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News.com: German bank switches to Linux
Friday, February 14 2003 @ 08:15 am CST
Contributed by: Aristotle
Views:: 2,564
Linux "Deutscher Investment Trust has chosen to run Intel-based servers with SuSE's version of Linux on its computers that analyze funds and portfolios, SuSE said Thursday. The German bank's programs previously ran on a Hewlett-Packard Unix server, but the company switched to Intel and Linux because it was less expensive than moving from the existing HP-UX 10i Unix version to 11i, the bank said."


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NewsForge: Anger Spews Over Microsoft Appearance at Yet Another Open Source Even
Monday, February 10 2003 @ 03:22 pm CST
Contributed by: Aristotle
Views:: 2,476
General News "Now that some people in the Free Software community have discovered Microsoft's Shared Source guru Jason Matusow is slated to speak at the Open Source for National and Local eGovernment Programs in the U.S.and EU conference, they are gunning for the show's organizer."

"Members of the New York Linux Scene (NYLXS) believe a company whose core values are antithetical to Open Source should not be allowed to promote itself during a gathering dedicated to Open Source software. And they blame the organizer of the event, Tony Stanco. They're even discussing plans to stage a protest at the conference in March."



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PCWorld: Is Microsoft Afraid of Open Source?
Monday, February 10 2003 @ 07:05 am CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 2,386
General News "Microsoft said that it may have to reduce the prices it charges for its products, and revenue and operating margins may consequently decline if the open-source movement continues to gain market acceptance."

"But an analyst who closely follows Microsoft said that while Microsoft genuinely perceives the open-source software movement as a threat, it is unlikely to respond by adjusting its pricing any time soon."


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Ottawa Linux Symposium 2003 registration opens
Friday, January 31 2003 @ 09:04 am CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,668
Events The Linux Symposium is a hard core technology event targetting software developers working on the Linux kernel & major OS infrastructure and research projects.

Now in the fifth year the Symposium brings together the key developers in the Linux community. With attendees coming from over 30 different countries the Symposium is probably the single most comprehensive collection of Linux Kernel experts.

Jump to the Linux Symposium page.

South Africa goes Open Source
Tuesday, January 21 2003 @ 10:56 pm CST
Contributed by: memecast
Views:: 2,451
General News This article from Business Day relates how, after a year of debate, the South African government has decided to move aggressively towards Open Source.

For months the State IT Agency had winced at the incessant expense of buying software licences for hundreds of thousands of staff spread across government departments. Now the agency has declared that it will ditch expensive brand name software in many cases and switch to opensource alternatives.

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