[News] Linux New Media Chooses Free Software, Some More F/OSS News

[News] Linux New Media Chooses Free Software, Some More F/OSS News

Post by Roy Schest » Thu, 18 Dec 2008 09:23:51


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Linux New Media chooses the eZ Publish CMS to achieve content-rich and
community-oriented websites

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| Linux New Media is the world's biggest Linux and Open Source content
| provider, with offices in Brazil, Spain, Poland, the UK and the United
| States, and with headquarters in Munich, Germany.
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http://www.pr-inside.com/linux-new-media-chooses-the-ez-r967613.htm

Zenoss: Open Source Meets Managed Services (Again)

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| I hearing a familiar trend in the managed services market: MSPs seem to be
| embracing more and more open source tools. The latest example involves
| Zenoss, a commercial open source company that specializes in applications,
| systems and network monitoring.
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http://www.mspmentor.net/2008/12/15/zenoss-open-source-meets-managed-services-again/

GoldenGate and Ingres extend capabilities for open source customers

http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/2083837/


Recent:

Zmanda's Revenue and Subscriber Base Quadrupled in 2008 via Open Source Data
Protection Solutions

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| While data protection is a key factor in all sized businesses, the cost of
| data protection has become a challenge for businesses that are affected by
| economical crisis.
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http://it.tmcnet.com/topics/it/articles/46682-zmandas-revenue-subscriber-base-quadrupled-2008-via-open.htm


Microsoft's Market Cap Falls $24B in 17 Days

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| Microsoft is on the list. Today, the stock closed at $25.01 a share, down
| $2.39, or 8.72 percent.
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http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/corporate/microsofts_market_cap_falls_24b_in_two_weeks.html?kc=MWRSS02129TX1K0000535


Ballmer says Microsoft not immune from global crisis

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080930/bs_nm/us_microsoft_ballmer;_ylt=Au5VO.rh_OuPGHCBr9O.m4K573QA


Ex-Microsoft boss sentenced

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/371393_msftcourt19.html


Related:

Former Microsoft Manager Gets 2 Years In Jail

http://news.portalit.net/fullnews_former-microsoft-manager-gets-2-years-in-jail_1427.html


SEC Investigating Microsoft Practices -- Earnings Manipulated, Former Employee
Contends

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| "The CFO to whom Charlie was reporting his concerns about illegality was the
| biggest advocate for the very illegality that was going on," Vial argued in
| court a year ago.
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http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19990701&slug=2969514


Microfraud?

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| THE ALLEGATIONS WERE shocking: For years, Microsoft has systematically
| distorted its profit figures in an effort to consistently beat Wall Street
| expectations and keep its stock price steadily rising. The false reports
| would violate SEC regulations, and amount to outright fraud.
|
| More shocking was the source of the allegations: Microsoft's chief of
| internal audits, Charlie Pancerzewski, who reported directly to the company's
| chief financial officer.
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| Most shocking of all was what happened to Pancerzewski when he reported the
| suspicious bookkeeping to his supervisors, Microsoft CFO Mike Brown and chief
| operating officer Bob Herbold, in the spring of 1995. Soon afterward,
| Pancerzewskiho for nearly five years had received stellar performance
| evaluationseceived his first-ever unsatisfactory one, and was eventually
| forced to resign.
|
| Two months ago, Microsoft