IT Management Linux News for Oct 18, 2007
Open Source as a Competitive Weapon Proves to be a Bad Investment (Oct 18, 2007, 20:30)
The Open Road: "The research traces the impact
of open source on company market valuations from January 1, 1999,
to April 30, 2007..."
Blue Skies for Open Source (Oct 18, 2007, 18:45)
Computerworld: "Weather.com, the online arm of
Atlanta-based Weather Channel Interactive Inc., last month moved
its final customer-facing, proprietary application to open
What Enterprise Software Can Learn From Community Sites: Gary Little (Oct 18, 2007, 12:00)
LinuxWorld: "I think that it was the first
acquisition of an open source project, and we tried to basically
offer the best of what open source can deliver but backed by a
Spam Reaches All-time High of 95% of All Email (Oct 18, 2007, 08:15)
Help Net Security: "The report examines the
appearance of new kinds of attachment spam such as PDF spam and
Excel spam together with the decline of image spam, as well as the
growing threat of innocent appearing spam containing links to
malicious web sites."
SSH with Putty (Oct 18, 2007, 07:30)
Polish Linux: "One of my favourite tools (that
I use almost everyday) is PuTTY. I use it both on Windows (very
useful because Windows has no SSH client) and on Linux. It is a
program that enables SSH connections using a graphical interface.
It also allows for the establishment of SSH tunnels as well as
omitting some of the restrictions to Internet access..."
Mandriva Linux 2008 Powerpack Review (Oct 18, 2007, 01:30)
Software In Review: "Mandriva Linux has a
history of inconsistency; one release will be superb, and the next
one will be so bug-ridden and feature-weak that it's unusable. The
only commonality among all releases are the excellent system
configuration tools, which have continued to evolve over the years
to match an increasing level of complexity in the desktop software