[News] IBM Celebrates GNU/Linux in the Server Room; Pogson Exposes/Explains Preston Gralla/IDC's Lies

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A Decade of Linux on the IBM Mainframe, Now Show Me The Money

,----[ Quote ]
| Despite struggling through Q2 of 2010 with a 
| US$12m drop in net income on the same period 
| last year, Novell continues to plough 
| optimistically forward into the mainframe 
| market with its support for the IBM System z 
| Series. 


Public Flogging of Preston Gralla

,----[ Quote ]
| He made the mistake of echoing IDCs market-
| share factoids for operating systems on 
| servers. Unfortunately for him readers were 
| aware that many servers are obtained without 
| an OS and cloned by the thousands with 
| GNU/Linux. Read the comments. It goes on for 
| pages.
| IDC does mention units with each OS but 
| conveniently neglects re-purposing or naked 
| servers… Oops. 91% of the Top500 HPC systems 
| and Google come to mind. That other OS may be 
| useful on a server for running the difficult-
| to-manage OS on clients but compensating for 
| inadequacy by adding more inadequacy is not 
| merit.



Preston Gralla: Why you Shouldn’t Care

,----[ Quote ]
| In this weeks (May 18th, 2009) Computerworld print edition’s opinion
| column “Desktop Linux: Why you Shouln’t Care” Preston Gralla (who?) bashes
| Linux for no apparent reason other than to bash something he obviously knows
| nothing about. I’ve never heard of this guy before so I checked out the rest
| of his blog post, and to my surprise (note the sarcasm) yep he loves his
| Microsoft. It’s fine to love your operating system of choice but it’s another
| thing to spread out right lies about the operating system you choose not to
| use.


Careers In Linux Journalism-- No Knowledge Required!

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| My current favorite horrid example is Dana Blankenhorn's famous "someone
| please send a Linux laptop" column, written in July 2008:
|     "I have written about, and been written to about, Linux laptops for some
|     time. Now is a good time to take the plunge. So I am asking for a review
|     unit. "
| How can one craft any sort of response other than WTF??! But let us not be
| hasty. The Internet is already full of hasty, kneejerk flamers and uninformed
| pontificators, and we do not want to be like them. Perhaps there is more to
| this story, so let us make use of the very secret weapon that nobody in tech
| journalism knows about: Google. I've been reading Mr. Blankenhorn's column
| for some years, and between my cluttered old memory and Google I do not find
| any indication that he had ever actually touched a Linux PC until September
| 2008:
|     "My first Linux laptop is the ASUS EeePC."
| Be still my heart.
| Preston Gralla, famous Windows author, wrote a good article about his first
| serious Linux experience Living free with Linux: 2 weeks without Windows. But
| again, WTF??! Another technology writer who has been writing about Linux for
| years without knowing anything about it:
|     "Now, I recognize that a few hours of using desktop Linux isn’t a true
|     test drive. But if you want someone to throw over their habits of a more
|     than a dozen years, you’ve got to wow them right away. And Linux didn’t
|     do that for me."
| Like, heavy, man. This doesn't even rise to piffle-- it's piffle lite.

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The Year of Linux ,----[ Quote ] | Linux absolutely is doing well in embedded devices, and I'm sure that trend | is going to continue. But Linux has not yet regained the ground that Unix | lost in the SMB application market. Back in the 80's and even into the 90's, | that market was strongly pro-Unix. A lot of it was SCO, of course, because | this was all before Linux existed. Microsoft took that market away, but I see | no reason that Linux couldn't take it back - Linux SHOULD take it back | because Linux servers make much more sense than Microsoft and of course cost |...

[News] Linux Foundation Published Interview with IBM's Linux VP
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Interview with Bob Sutor ,----[ Quote ] | In this episode of Open Voices, Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim | Zemlin talks with newly appointed VP of Linux and Open Source at IBM Bob | Sutor. They cover IBM’s current support of Linux, the origin of that support, | and the hotspots Bob sees in the Linux and open source market today. | Highlights include conversation about cloud computing, Linux on the desktop, | ODF, and the growth of the Linux community. `---- http://linux-foundation.org/weblogs/openvoices/2009/06/09/bobsutor/ ...

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