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IT Management Linux News for Jan 23, 2008

  • Review: DesktopBSD 1.6 (Jan 23, 2008, 23:30)
    Raiden's Realm: "DesktopBSD, a derivative of Freebsd designed for desktop use, has come a long way since its early inception back in late 2005. Originally created as a way to bring the power of Freebsd as a desktop OS to new users, it has now blossomed into a desktop experience even the most hardened geek, or greenest novice can love."
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  • Can Sun make MySQL pay? (Jan 23, 2008, 22:45)
    Interop News: "How can an open source software company with $70 million or so in revenue and no profits to speak of be worth $1 billion? That's the question Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz has been trying to answer since he bought MySQL last week."

  • Pushing Gentoo Forward (Jan 23, 2008, 22:00)
    The tech and other cents: "I just read Brian Proffit's support call for Daniel Robbins' offer to step as the leader of Gentoo's legal affairs again. I am gladly joining the call, because I think Gentoo is in position where it needs leadership."

  • Linux For The Masses...? Bet On This Winner (Jan 23, 2008, 21:15)
    LXer.com: "With Linux on the desktop going from a slow crawl to verging on an explosion, many have toiled with the question: How do we make this happen faster? A well-known Austin-based Linux Advocate thinks he has the answer."

  • Net/FSE: free network forensic search engine (Jan 23, 2008, 20:30)
    Help Net Security: "Net/FSE requires little or no administration and can be quickly installed by the customer on commodity servers running a Linux operating system. Deployed as a browser-based solution, analysts can search through terabytes of data from anywhere on the network."

  • StartSSL OpenID Provider (Jan 23, 2008, 19:15)
    StartCom: "A new year and already a new service: StartSSL is going to be an OpenID provider for digital identities...!"

  • Linux, Open Source Dominate Lotusphere (Jan 23, 2008, 18:30)
    The VAR Guy: "It's time for The VAR Guy to eat a little more crow. Last week, he suggested nobody really cared about Lotusphere anymore. Boy was he wrong. Turns out IBM and the Lotus team unveiled some major partnerships at the event. Here are the top six highlights from Lotusphere, and the potential benefits for VARs."

  • OpenSuSE 11.0 Installer Gets A Face-Lift (Jan 23, 2008, 17:15)
    Phoronix: "Last week OpenSuSE 11.0 Alpha 1 was released, and in addition to including KDE 4.0, PulseAudio integration, and various package updates, Alpha 1 features improvements to the OpenSuSE installer. This installer uses Qt4 and is much improved, which warranted us taking a closer look."

  • The Point of So Many Distros (Jan 23, 2008, 15:15)
    Linux Loop: "He also discussed how there seem to be a few distros that have polished software and are generally very good and others that, in his view, are bad. On this point, I disagree."

  • GNU/Solaris - When the fun begins (Jan 23, 2008, 14:30)
    IT Pro: "Sun Microsystems has purchased MySQL and released Java under the GPL. Chief executive Jonathan Schwartz has also speculated that there could be a future release of Solaris under the GPL, but what would be the implications of such a move?"