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Subject: HP, Mandrake, and desktop liberation
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 19:24:57 -0400
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July 23, 2003

Open Magazine - Your strategic guide to Open Source

SAP DB’s developer community and business customers were left 
scratching their heads recently when news broke that the two databases were to 
enter a new alliance. What’s that all about? SAP AG’s Dr. Rudolf Munz 
elucidates the plan in this week’s Open, a plan that intends to turn out 
a real RDBMS contender. The word from Sybase: What, me worry?

At openBench Labs this week, testing the impact of HP with Mandrake for 
desktops teaches us a lesson worth sharing: If “feel” differentiates 
one Linux distribution from another, then “feel” is no mean matter. For 
Mandrake, the feel is overwhelmingly one of high security for business.

Allons-y, tous les Microserfs et vos amis. 
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And remember to send a copy to your friends mired in proprietary 


The editors of Open magazine