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IT Management Linux News for Jan 17, 2007

  • internetnews.com: Sun Goes After Linux (Jan 17, 2007, 17:30)
    "Sun Microsystems today announced a series of product and strategic updates to its Solaris operating system, adding new security and virtualization technologies in a renewed push into the x86 market and against Linux..."

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Foil Wireless Poachers and Have Fun Doing It (Jan 17, 2007, 13:00)
    "But those are the boring, old-fashioned methods. Today we're going to look at some ways of having a little fun with wireless freeloaders, and how to see who is doing what on your wireless LAN."

  • HowToForge: How to make Apache2 authenticate against MS SQL 2000 Server (Jan 17, 2007, 11:30)
    "In a recent project I needed to make apache2 authenticate against MS SQL 200 Server. I did some hacks to make it happen. So to keep history log of what was done this document was made."

  • OSWeekly: What's the Linux Holdup? (Jan 17, 2007, 10:00)
    "Let's Make it Look Like Windows. Not! One of the biggest annoyances I have with a number of beginner friendly distributions is the all out effort to make it look as much like Windows as possible."

  • HowToForge: A Beginner's Guide To LVM (Jan 17, 2007, 08:30)
    "This guide shows how to work with LVM (Logical Volume Management) on Linux. It also describes how to use LVM together with RAID1 in an extra chapter."

  • Rudd-O.com: Backwards compatibility: not backward at all (Jan 17, 2007, 07:00)
    "Face it: eschewing compatibility in favor of the "new fashionable thing" saves a little time for the developer. But it makes everyone else incur in exploding hidden costs, which only increase with time."

  • developerWorks: Why XML Internationalization is important (Jan 17, 2007, 05:30)
    "One key benefit of XML is the fact that it was designed for international use. But do you really understand the concepts of internationalization and localization? This article explains what they are, how they work, and why you want to use them."

  • OSWeekly: Web OSes: Will They Ever Catch On? (Jan 17, 2007, 04:00)
    "Almost like clockwork, people hoping to make their name during what some call the "Web 2.0" gold rush are putting their AJAX and Flash skills to the test with the concept of Web based operating systems. Having tried as many as I can get my hands on, I'm still quite reluctant to put a lot of faith into them for a number of reasons."

  • NewsFactor: Want To Buy a $100 Linux Laptop? (Jan 17, 2007, 01:00)
    "According to one plan being considered, the computers would be offered to customers who would have to purchase a minimum of two laptops at a time -- with the second going to the developing world."

  • nixCraft: Samba share permissions simplified (Jan 17, 2007, 01:00)
    "There are many ways to set permissions to your Samba server. This article will cover some of the basic permissions and permission precedence with examples."

  • linux.inet.hr: How fast is your disk? (Jan 17, 2007, 00:15)
    "Unfortunately, larger disk doesn't always mean faster disk. What follows is an explanation of two techniques for measuring disk performance in Linux."