Adobe and Macromedia now have the shareholder votes necessary to complete their proposed US$3.4 billion merger.

This CRN article has interesting observations and predictions on the fates and destinies of some applications in the merged company. A very interesting read.

More information available on Adobe’s press release on the approval.

One of the sticking point of Linux is that in the industry, it is yet to be fully seen as a mature platform, ready for real world implementations. The perception of Linux is still mind-warped to the early 90s, which tends to label Linux as a hobbyist OS.

Fact 1: Linux is very much ready for real world tasks. Fact 2: It is already adopted as a core business and/or operational platform by many organisations. Fact 3: Linux is severely undermarketed and its uptake by organisations tend to be mostly for tech-intensive duties where nobody outside of the technology diaspora can take notice.

Linux Magazine has chosen not to accept the status quo, and is running a series of publications highlighting the application of Linux solutions in key areas, namely; GovernmentRetail, and Telecoms.

Thanks to OSNews for the linkage.